• by Clive Barker
  • Narrated by Paul Hecht
  • 23 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A successful film maker, painter, playwright, and best-selling author, Clive Barker commands an astonishing range of creative talent. Drawing upon the literary genius that produced Sacrament, he returns to the realm of the supernatural with this intriguing saga of two families, one human and the other divine. One of America’s wealthiest and most influential families since the Civil War, the Gearys harbor terrible secrets.
The Barbarossa family’s roots are far more ancient and ethereal, but they are bound to the Gearys by a shared history of murder, insanity, and adultery. When Rachel Geary and Galilee, the seductive prince of the Barbarossa clan, fall in love, they unleash powerful enmities that could destroy both dynasties. Shorter and more conventional than some of Barker’s other work, this novel is especially rich with complex, passionate, three-dimensional characters, lush settings, and elegant language. Paul Hecht’s powerful narration gives added depth to this dark, sumptuous novel.


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I love this book!!! I have just finish listening to it and started again. A bit slow to develop at first, but definitely worth at listen.
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- V

Convoluted and typically Barker

Clive Barker's earlier work was pretty satisfying as it reached some kind of conclusion. In the intervening years, his style has improved somewhat and there are some beautiflly observed scenes throughout this weighty tome, but in the end it fails To fulfil its potential. Does every book need to be set up for a sequel? That wouldn't matter so much if the sequels materialised but Mr Barker appears to lose interest in his franchises the way cats lose interest in dead mice.
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- Craig

Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-08-2011
  • Publisher: Recorded Books