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4.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 5 4.17 (6 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mike Carey Narrator: Michael Kramer Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Felix Castor Series Release Date: November 6, 2018 ISBN: 9781549118258
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Author of The Girl With All the Gifts Mike Carey presents the second book in his hip supernatural thriller series featuring freelance exorcist Felix Castor.


Felix Castor has reluctantly returned to exorcism after a successful case convinces him that he really can do some good with his abilities---"good," of course, being a relative term when dealing with the undead. His friend Rafi is still possessed, the succubus Ajulutsikael (Juliet to her friends) still technically has a contract on him, and he's still dirt poor.

Doing some consulting for the local cops helps pay the bills, but Castor needs a big private job to really fill the hole in his bank account. That's what he needs. What he gets is a seemingly insignificant "missing ghost" case that inexorably drags him and his loved ones into the middle of a horrific plot to raise one of hell's fiercest demons.

When satanists, stolen spirits, sacrifice farms, and haunted churches all appear on the same police report, the name Felix Castor can't be too far behind...
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Quotes & Awards

  • Felix offers a darkly droll take on the circumstances of his world, which is just as familiar, intricate, and morally tangled as our own. Entertainment Weekly
  • A treat . . . Castor follows up his excellent debut with this even better sequel . . . Genre-bending at its best. Booklist (starred review)
  • [A] deftly crafted, can't-turn-the-page-fast-enough read. Kirkus (starred review)
  • The Devil You Know is a spectacular novel, one of the best supernatural thrillers I've read in years. Douglas Preston, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of the Dead on The Devil You Know
  • An imaginative spin on the hard-boiled detective . . . mixes horror and humor in a way that spells good omens for future Castor novels. Entertainment Weekly on The Devil You Know
  • Carey transcends his comic roots in this quirky, dark and imaginative tale that compels reader to keep turning pages long after they should have gotten to sleep. Kirkus (starred review) on The Devil You Know
  • "Every bit as good as Jim Butcher, Carey hits his stride.
    Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Dead Men's Boots
  • "The Felix Castor novels are splashed with color and texture, their characters are larger than life (or death), and the stories are, well . . . out of this world. Castor is a remarkably believable character... A wholly engaging blend of the detective and fantasy genres.
    Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trisha | 4/14/2011

    " The second book in the series only gets better, with new plots that seem to find Felix and shake him down. You'll be on edge, along with Felix as he hunts down what's really going on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 4/9/2011

    " Ok I'm hooked on this series. I love Fix. There wasn't much of Pen and Raffi in this one. They were talked about a lot but not really present much. I figured out the "bad guy" a lot quicker then Fix did. But I find that to be true of most of the books I read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 3/10/2011

    " Great take on the ghosts living amongst us; however, the characters (beyond the main protagonist) are barely tolerable - perhaps on purpose - but still makes it a more difficult read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rochelle | 2/24/2011

    " I love these books. I love Felix Castor. He's one of the best characters I've ever read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 2/3/2011

    " I just LOVE this character and his adventures....otherwordly but still very fun and real. Wish he had a few more in the series!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 1/5/2011

    " My second go-around with Felix Castor was a lot like my first. It was a satisfying read with an "everything including the kitchen sink" style of writing that reminded me of Jim Butcher. A recommended series for fans of Harry Dresden, but who think Dresden isn't British enough. "

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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.

About the Narrator

Michael Kramer is an AudioFile Earphones Award winner, a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration, and recipient of a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award. He is also an actor and director in the Washington, DC, area, where he is active in the area’s theater scene and has appeared in productions at the Shakespeare Theatre, the Kennedy Center, and Theater J.