Better known as Pinhead from the HELLRAISER films, Doug Bradley shines as the narrator of Clive Barker’s new novel. Jakabok, a medieval demon plucked from Hell by a team of church-sanctioned bounty hunters, witnesses the atrocities done by men to men in the name of God, partakes in some of those atrocities himself, and ends up in 1438 Germany, on Johannes Gutenberg’s doorstep. Pleading with the listener from the first line to “burn this book,” Bradley takes to the narrative with alarming ease, embodying the wit, sarcasm, and utter loneliness of the demon’s first-person account. With his acerbic tone, British accent, and excellent comedic timing, Bradley captures both the creepy charm with which this long silent demon tells his story and the deep resentment that runs in his sulfur-filled veins. Not for the faint of heart. A.H.A. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 08]
Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2007
CD ISBN 9780061672903 $14.95 Six CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
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