Thicker Than Water : Felix Castor

  • by Mike Carey
  • Narrated by Damian Lynch
  • Series: Felix Castor
  • 13 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Old ghosts of different kinds come back to haunt Felix, in the fourth gripping Felix Castor novel. Names and faces he thought he'd left behind in Liverpool resurface in London, bringing Castor far more trouble than he'd anticipated. Childhood memories, family traumas, sins old and new, and a council estate that was meant to be a modern utopia until it turned into something like hell...these are just some of the sticks life uses to beat Felix Castor with as things go from bad to worse for London's favourite freelance exorcist.
See, Castor's stepped over the line this time, and he knows he'll have to pay; the only question is, how much? Not the best of times, then, for an unwelcome confrontation with his holier-than-thou brother, Matthew. And just when he thinks things can't possibly get any worse, along comes Father Gwillam and the Anathemata. Oh joy....

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Customer Reviews

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Narrator ruined it for me. Story felt unoriginal.

As a few of the other reviews have mentioned, the narrator has changed which totally changed my perception of the characters. I almost felt as if the book had been written by a different author especially as the story itself has a slightly different rhythm to the previous 3. I also felt that the story was lazy as the Mike Carey had combined the characteristics of the main adversaries from the previous novels and i just felt as though i'd listened to it all before. Worth a listen i guess but not a patch on the previous novels.
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- Jay

Really entertaining - give it a try!

This story contains less outright action and more of our hero's personal history, his origins and associations. This can sometimes lead to the background getting in the way of the narrative - but I didn't feel that to be the case here. Our familiar characters re-appear and weave in and out of the storyline, and Carey teases the conclusion out in a surprising series of last twists. All in all, another very enjoyable story which makes me want to move on to the next book.

About the change of narrator. In book one I found the narration jarring and uncomfortable. The sheer number of mispronunciations and wrong emphasis was hugely distracting. Oddly, by books two and three, I found the narration to be an entertainment in itself and had obviously got totally used to it. The change of narrator in book four is a bit of a shock, but I think that it does sit more comfortably with the character, particularly to British ears. Lynch's accents are so much better than Kramer's (whose female Geordie was just a step too far!) - except for Juliets voice, which I think Kramer had spot-on.

Great fun - definitely worth trying if you're hunting around for some light modern reading material - just make sure you start at book one.
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- mark

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-03-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios