Butcher Bird

  • by Richard Kadrey
  • Narrated by Jonathan Davis
  • 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Spyder Lee is a happy man who lives in San Francisco and owns a tattoo shop. One night an angry demon tries to bite his head off before he's saved by a stranger. The demon infected Spyder with something awful - the truth. He can suddenly see the world as it really is: full of angels and demons and monsters and monster-hunters. A world full of black magic and mysteries. These are the Dominions, parallel worlds full of wonder, beauty, and horror.
The Black Clerks, infinitely old and infinitely powerful beings whose job it is to keep the Dominions in balance, seem to have new interests and a whole new agenda. Dropped into the middle of a conflict between the Black Clerks and other forces he doesn't fully understand, Spyder finds himself looking for a magic book with the blind swordswoman who saved him. Their journey will take them from deserts to lush palaces, to underground caverns, to the heart of Hell itself.

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A hellish good ride

What made the experience of listening to Butcher Bird the most enjoyable?

Butcher Bird feels like an old fairy tail (more brothers Grimm than Walt Disney) its a dark and twisted tail of anti heroes and dastardly monsters, and im really looking forward to the next book, I've read the Sandman Slim books by the same author and enjoyed them so i was really pleased to see Butcher Bird on audible


What other book might you compare Butcher Bird to, and why?

theres a few books that have alternate reality stories , Neverwhere (Neil Gaiman) and Nightside (Simon R Green) spring to mind , both of which use similar ideas and while the idea of a world behind the world is a well used one, Butcher Bird is definitely uses it in a new way, cyber punk and magic.


Have you listened to any of Jonathan Davis’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Jonathan Davis really has a good grip on the characters and his delivery is well suited to story, giving a flawless performance


Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I was gipped from the start and didn't want to stop listening


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- James

Gripping storyline!

Would you listen to Butcher Bird again? Why?

I would listen to it again and buy the series!!


What was one of the most memorable moments of Butcher Bird?

The story twists were amazing , puzzling and intriguing!


What about Jonathan Davis’s performance did you like?

Great voice easy to listen and understand.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

YES!! Almost did too.


Any additional comments?

If you are wondering... BUY the book, it is fantastic!

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- boudmaria

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-06-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios