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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,024 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Connolly Narrator: Tim Gerard Reynolds, Tim Reynolds Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Samuel Johnson vs. the Devil Series Release Date:
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From New York Times bestselling author John Connolly, a wonderfully strange and brilliant novel about a boy, his dog, and their struggle to escape the wrath of demons. 

Young Samuel Johnson is in trouble. Not only is his eyesight so poor that he mistakenly asks out a letter box on a date, but an angry demon is seeking revenge for Samuel’s part in foiling the invasion of Earth by the forces of evil. It wants to get its claws on Samuel, and when Samuel and his faithful dachshund, Boswell, are pulled through a portal into the dark realm, the home of the Infernals, it gets its chance.

But catching Samuel is not going to be easy, for the Infernals have not reckoned on the bravery and cleverness of a boy and his dog, or the loyalty of Samuel’s friend, the hapless demon Nurd, or the presence of two clueless policemen and the unlucky, if cheerfully optimistic, driver of an ice-cream van.

Most of all, no one has planned on the intervention of an unexpected band of little men, for Samuel and Boswell are not the only inhabitants of Earth who have found themselves in the underworld. If you thought demons were frightening, just wait until you meet Mr. Merryweather’s Elves …

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Connolly lets his imagination and his wit run delightfully wild as he describes Hell’s denizens and the human band’s pilgrimage through its geography.” 

    New Orleans Times-Picayune

  • “Connolly’s graceful prose, laced with acerbically witty footnotes, is a joy to read, and he easily alternates among slapstick comedy, powerful drama, and skin-crawling horror. His unsettling vision of Hell encompasses grotesque evil and, even worse, pure nothingness. Despite the terrors of Hell, this highly enjoyable, often funny adventure is buoyed by optimism and the possibility of grace.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Brilliantly funny, often touching, with enough action to keep adventure fans on the edges of their chairs, this novel combines top-notch writing with cutting wit.

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A 2011 Kirkus Reviews Top 25 Book

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Heather Gessling | 2/9/2014

    " The amusing, humorous, engaging story about young Samuel and his dog vs Mrs. Abernathy/Baal is well worth your time. It is as good as the sister novel and moves the story line swiftly and effectivly forward. Even my son finds the book funny and interesting...which speaks volumes because he is twelve and getting selective about his literature. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Michelle Smith | 1/27/2014

    " Quirky English Fantasy, with a twist of horror in the description. Fun, actually, very funny. The footnotes are hilarious. I didn't read the first book because I wasn't aware there was one before, so probably wasn't as invested in the characters as I could have been. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Paola | 1/18/2014

    " Couldn't get to the half of this one. I finished 'The Gates" somehow and wanted to give this one a shot to see if I could like the series a bit more (because I found the premise so cool), but nope... The long footnotes didn't make me laugh and only frustrated me and, yeah, a lot of what I felt reading the first book happened here, so... Enough. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Blair | 1/15/2014

    " Not quite as good as The Gates, but then again, the second in a series never is. I loved the one-offs of the footnotes in the first one; these didn't seem to flow as well. It was slightly more focused on the moral of the story than the first one was, which got a bit preachy at times. Still, a great read and I've recommended it to a couple friends with YA kids and I've put it on the list of books to buy my friends' kids who are now way too young for it. "

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