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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,067 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mike Carey Narrator: Michael Krame Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Felix Castor Series Release Date:
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Felix Castor is a freelance exorcist, and London is his stamping ground. It may seem like a good ghostbuster can charge what he likes and enjoy a hell of a lifestyle—but there’s a risk: Sooner or later he’s going to take on a spirit that’s too strong for him. While trying to back out of this ill-conceived career, Castor accepts a seemingly simple ghost-hunting case at a museum in the shadowy heart of London—just to pay the bills, you understand. But what should have been a perfectly straightforward exorcism is rapidly turning into the “who can kill Castor first show,” with demons and ghosts all keen to claim the big prize. That’s okay: Castor knows how to deal with the dead. It’s the living who piss him off..

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A spectacular novel, one of the best supernatural thrillers I’ve read in years.”

    Douglas Preston, New York Times bestselling coauthor of Cemetary Dance

  • “An imaginative spin on the hard-boiled detective…Devil mixes horror and humor in a way that spells good omens for future Castor novels.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “[An] ingeniously multilayered tale.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “A funny, frightening, thoroughly absorbing thriller set in an alternative London where ghosts and other supernatural things go bump in the night—and day.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “Performer Michael Kramer delivers the required solemnity to the text and, when appropriate, a light touch of humor. More importantly, he makes listeners feel the anguish of the undead.”


Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by David Birt | 1/20/2014

    " I had not heard of the Felix Castor series before so I did not know what to expect. This book was much more fun than I anticipated and I am definitely off to find the next one as soon as I can. Gore and snarky protagonists end up being a winning combination for my much needed escapism. If you like Harry Dresden or Sandman Slim you will enjoy this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Chad | 1/16/2014

    " Interesting story with some witty writing which struggles to be a bit too forced at times. The main problem with this book is the main character, Felix Castor. Overall he is an interesting read, but for a man with little to no fighting skills he sure does seem to get himself into and out of a lot of trouble. Carey falls into the trap of trying to write a noir character that always seems to get into trouble but being a guy who realistically isn't a guy who could actually get out of it. Basically it seemed ridiculous and unbelievable. Phillip Marlowe, Mike Hammer and even Harry Dresden are all figures who have some skills that allow them to hold their own in physical confrontations, so there situations are plausible and easy to buy. Castor reads more like Mary McFly fighting and defeating The Hulk. It's just a bit silly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by John Parrish III | 11/12/2013

    " Carey "turns a phrase" like none other. What if John Constantine was a "Dandy" instead of London working class? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Roman Colombo | 9/21/2013

    " I really like Mike Carey's comic work, but this was a drag to get through. The prose was entirely too slow and the pacing just awful. As interesting a story and character as it had, it felt like a chore to read. "

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About the Author
Author Mike Carey

Mike Carey got into writing through comic books, where his horror/fantasy series Lucifer garnered numerous international awards and was nominated for five Eisners. From there, he moved into novels and screenplays, while still maintaining a presence in the comics world (he is currently writing two of Marvel’s flagship titles, X-Men and Ultimate Fantastic Four). His movie Frost Flowers, an erotic ghost story, is currently in production with Hadaly/Bluestar Pictures. He lives in London, England with his wife, Linda, who writes fantasy for young readers under the pseudonym A. J. Lake. They have three children and an implausibly beautiful cat.