Frank Cotton's insatiable appetite for the dark pleasures of pain led him to the puzzle of Lemarchand's box, and from there, to a death only a sick-minded soul could invent. But his brother's love-crazed wife, Julia, has discovered a way to bring Frank back - though the price will be bloody and terrible...and there will certainly be hell to pay.
©2007 Clive Barker Ink, Inc. (P)2013 David N. WIlson
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5 out of 5 stars
By David on 08-03-17

Hellraiser fans

A great listen for Hellraiser fans, very well read.
As usual Clive Barker does a good job with this story.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Sebastian Greaves on 20-08-16

Superb performance

Kafers performance in this book is fantastic. Story is griping and disgusting at the same time.

For those who enjoyed hellraiser, this story won't disappoint, in many ways I preferred it to the movie, with the character of Frank getting more fleshed out and a somewhat extended back story.

Quite short, but doesn't out stay it's welcome

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4 out of 5 stars
By Jim "The Impatient" on 30-07-15


An interesting look at pain and pleasure. What is one man's pain, may be another man's pleasure and vice versa. A man calls up demons, believing he is going to spend eternity in orgies, but what he gets is the opposite.

This is bloody and gory, but do not dismiss it as gore for gore's sake. Some thought went into the writing of this story. It is not a masterpiece, but it is entertaining and you will not sleep through it.

Narrator does a great job.

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18 of 19 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Toad on 25-05-14

Beautifully done

Would you listen to The Hellbound Heart again? Why?

Yes. I'm very inspired by Barker's works and the audio for this was beautiful.

What other book might you compare The Hellbound Heart to and why?

120 Days of Sodom and The Story of O. Maybe not in plot, but in meaning. The pushing of boundaries.

Have you listened to any of Jeffrey Kafer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, but I hope to now.

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

Yes and did.

Any additional comments?

Kafer's life to the Cenobites was perfection. His voice giving the details of the summoning ritual in the beginning gave it deeper meaning.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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