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2.93 out of 52.93 out of 52.93 out of 52.93 out of 52.93 out of 5 2.93 (30 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jack O'Connell Narrator: Holter Graham Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2008 ISBN: 9781598875980
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Hoping for a miracle for his comatose son, Sweeney asks an inner-city clinic for help. Doctors say that the cure lies in the comic-book world his son had succumbed to. Searching for answers, Sweeney instead finds sinister back alleys, dead ends, and terri Download and start listening now!

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Scott | 2/19/2014

    " I quit when the mad doctor started talking to his... what was it... a lizard? Internally dishonest, and too fantabulist for my tastes. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Anne Herdman | 2/14/2014

    " I hated this book on a visceral level. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brent | 2/7/2014

    " The Resurrectionist brims with wildly imaginative elements. And while the story and characters felt unfinished, as though the novel needed one more draft before going to print, I enjoyed O'Connell's ability to play with weirdness, and I will look out for more of his books. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nick Platt | 1/22/2014

    " When I read the synopsis of this book on the book jacket, I was very intrigued about the book. The story line seemed interesting and creative. I was kind of excited about my find. Within the first few pages I was having to dodge F bombs! I was confused through most of it and REALLY didn't appreciate the foul language that was all throughout. I skimmed through MORE than half the book to get to the end of the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 1/9/2014

    " The story of a off-kilter father trying to take care of his comatose son while maintaining sanity, and the story of a band of circus "freaks," who were the subject of the son's favorite comic books and may or may not be a part of his comatose dreamscape now. At the end, I'm not really sure whether the father is seeing actual reality or a fantasy forced upon him while in a vulnerable frame of mind. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eva | 12/29/2013

    " weird and groovy! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 jordan | 12/23/2013

    " it's awesome-- i love anything that involves a carnival! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dorothy | 12/17/2013

    " This was another quick read, well written and compelling, but definitely very strange and dark at certain points in a way that seemed more voyeuristic than necessary. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisapinke | 11/26/2013

    " Strangely depressing, but enjoyable. Just what would you do for your kids? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andy | 11/23/2013

    " Excellent surrealist fiction. If you enjoyed the Stephen King/Peter Straub collaboration The Talisman, you'll probably enjoy The Resurrectionist. I listened to the audiobook, which was superbly narrated by Holter Graham. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jody | 11/15/2013

    " This book needed about 50 more pages to be a great read. It did contain an alternate reality path that made it very interesting. I semi-randomly picked this book off of the shelf at the library and I am glad I did. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristin | 11/6/2013

    " I just didn't quite get it. It held my attention the entire time, and was written with a great premise in mind, it just didn't give me an ending that made sense. It could just be me... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kathy | 9/14/2013

    " Gruesome and rather depressing account of graverobbers in early C19th. Would not read again. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cassie | 3/27/2013

    " Didn't finish, gave up towards the end. Absolute rubbish. Author trying to write like he was born 100s of years ago. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 2/3/2013

    " It was an entertaining read, basically. I liked the weaving together of the two narratives. But, a lot of it seemed nonsensical. I don't know. It was pretty good. That's all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel Jones | 1/10/2013

    " I am a big fan of Jack O'Connell, and I usually love his books. I liked this one, but didn't love it, probably because its emotional center is a father/son relationship. That said, I still think O'Connell has one of the best twisted imaginations out there right now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Harry Kuperberg | 3/27/2012

    " I remember really liking this bizarre blend of surreal detective noir fiction with elements of comic book fantasy and a heartbreaking tale of a father's love for his comatose boy. Throw in some bikers and strange psychaedelic drug use and you've got yourself an unconventional story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jesse | 3/16/2012

    " It started out good and weird - and I'm a sucker for circus freaks. About 3/4 of the way through it got really trippy, and I was like "Circus freaks rule! Bikers rule!" And then the last page transformed every ounce of weirdness into saccharine treacle. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Madra | 11/17/2011

    " Interesting story, but I don't understand the ending, going to have to read reviews to figure it out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsey Holloway | 7/3/2011

    " Multi-leveled story that was a tad confusing to listen to at work but I ended up enjoying it because it was unlike anything I've read or listened to recently. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Heather | 5/10/2011

    " It started off well but ended poorly. The propelling force of the entire novel was the love of a father for his son. The son was only 6, yet was painted to be this fantastic, deep, and thoughtful person. Maybe, but at 6? Honestly. It just fizzled and died. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacey _Tree, Root, and Twig | 3/15/2011

    " Very bizarre. Fantastic writing, but a bit too much sex/violence/language for me, and the surrealist twist took me just to the bounds of enjoyability. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jody | 2/15/2011

    " This book needed about 50 more pages to be a great read. It did contain an alternate reality path that made it very interesting. I semi-randomly picked this book off of the shelf at the library and I am glad I did. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lora | 12/21/2010

    " I don't know what to make of this book, but I enjoyed reading it. It was pretty bizarre, but I usually prefer somewhat offbeat books. I think I need to read what other people had to say about it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Harry | 9/14/2010

    " I remember really liking this bizarre blend of surreal detective noir fiction with elements of comic book fantasy and a heartbreaking tale of a father's love for his comatose boy. Throw in some bikers and strange psychaedelic drug use and you've got yourself an unconventional story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Craig | 7/23/2010

    " Surrealistic crime fiction/fantasy fiction mash-up. Disturbing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Clare | 6/21/2010

    " Despite its interesting premise, The Resurrectionist falls flat. It’s a little offensive, a little underwhelming, and very unsatisfying. You might want to try one of O’Connell’s other works before you consider trying this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert | 6/16/2010

    " Well-written and entertaining, The Resurrectionist is a reality/fantasy novel in which there is always something happening that is weird, beautiful or brutal. I highly recommend this book to those who enjoy interesting characters and a plot with darker storylines. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 2/23/2010

    " This was a very wierd, strange book. It does not live up to the reviews inside nor the back cover. I was disappointed with this book. I do have to say it was a page turner, but not in a good way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andy | 1/19/2010

    " Excellent surrealist fiction. If you enjoyed the Stephen King/Peter Straub collaboration The Talisman, you'll probably enjoy The Resurrectionist. I listened to the audiobook, which was superbly narrated by Holter Graham. "

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About the Author
Author Jack O

Jack O’Connell is the author of several acclaimed novels. He has been described as a cyberpunk Dashiell Hammett. His dark, noir-ish crime stories are dragging the crime genre into new realms. He lives in Wooster, Massachusetts, with his wife and two children.

About the Narrator

Holter Graham, award-winning audiobook narrator, has appeared in many films, including Fly Away Home, Stephen King’s Maximum Overdrive, and Hairspray. His television credits include Army Wives, Wasted, Damages, and Law & Order, among others.