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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 Kramer Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Felix Castor Series Release Date:
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Felix Castor used to cast out demons for a living, and London was his stamping ground. But in a time when the supernatural realm is in upheaval and spilling over into the mundane world of the living, his skills are in renewed demand. With old debts to pay, Castor is left with no choice but to accept one final, well-paying assignment: a seemingly simple exorcism. Trouble is, the more he discovers about the ghost in the archive, the more things refuse to add up-and the more deeply he's dragged into a world he wants no part of. What should have been a perfectly straightforward job is rapidly turning into a "who can kill Castor first" competition, with demons, were-beings, and ghosts all keen to claim the big prize. But that's O.K. Castor knows how to deal with the dead. It's the living who piss him off. Download and start listening now!

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  • 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 Starred Review
  • “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.”

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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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