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Pandaemonium Audiobook

Pandaemonium

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The senior pupils of St Peter's High School are on retreat to a secluded outdoor activity centre, coming to terms with the murder of a fellow pupil through the means you would expect: counselling, contemplation, candid discussion and even prayer...not to mention booze, drugs, clandestine liaisons and as much partying as they can get away with.

Not so far away, the commanders of a top-secret military experiment, long-since spiralled out of control, fear they may have literally unleashed the forces of Hell. Two very different worlds are on a collision course, and will clash in an earthly battle between science and the supernatural, philosophy and faith, civilisation and savagery. The bookies are offering evens.

©2009 Christopher Brookmyre; (P)2009 Isis Publishing

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    Karen Whitehead, Co Antrim, United Kingdom 27/01/2010
    Karen Whitehead, Co Antrim, United Kingdom 27/01/2010
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    "Pandaemonium (Unabridged)"

    Great combination of author and narrator. Christopher Brookmyre produces yet another brilliant novel incorporating, the Catholic Chruch, US military, Demons and Glasgie schoolkids in a touching mix of humour and dreadful violence. His mastery of the collective voice of angst ridden teenagers is second to none. A great listen which will appeal to anyone who enjoys excellent writing combined with great narration.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa Cambridge, Cambs, United Kingdom 03/02/2010
    Lisa Cambridge, Cambs, United Kingdom 03/02/2010
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    "Hard going"

    I love Mr Brookmyre's books, but this one didn't really work for me. The reading was a bit stumbly. I was interested in the issues and debates but alot of dialogues sounded more like lectures and the pace segued uncomfortably between the (very gruesome) action and the religious and scientific discussion. I learnt alot, but it seemed long and hard work.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    L. Hodge lancashire, england 06/04/2010
    L. Hodge lancashire, england 06/04/2010 Member Since 2010

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    "Pandaemonium"

    Really great book, loved the ideas, and the ending is completely different, great contrast between the science, religion and a group of teenage kids trying to get on in life.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Revmama 22/01/2016
    Revmama 22/01/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "loved it!"

    loved this story. unusual funny imaginative brilliant BUT what happens to Adnam? must have sequel please..liked father Blake and the strong female leads.

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    stefanos 05/12/2015
    stefanos 05/12/2015 Member Since 2008
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    "Great fun!"
    What made the experience of listening to Pandaemonium the most enjoyable?

    I absoulutly loved this book, it was fun, fast paced and we'll told. What's better than a bunch of wayward teens coming together to overcome hell itself. So many rich characters to follow. I highly recommend this book for a bit of fun and escapism. Very well narrated. It had me enthralled from start to finish.


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

    I have listens to this book numerous times and more than once in an entire sitting.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sally 07/06/2015
    Sally 07/06/2015
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    "Christopher Brookmyre at his best"
    Where does Pandaemonium rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best I've listened to so far


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    So many great characters, impossible to have a favourite


    What does Kenny Blyth bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    His Scottish accent


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

    Definitely...been late to bed for the last couple of nights as I couldn't stop listening.


    Any additional comments?

    A brilliant blend of fantasy and reality, laced with a good measure of humour. I loved this book, and am only sorry that I have finished it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Gill 02/05/2015
    Gill 02/05/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "Slow start but worth sticking with"

    As usual Chris Brookmeyer's narrative is excellent. The power of faith and it's potentially devastating effects are explored here as well as the divisive / unifying impact of organised religion and the faith / science face off. All wrapped up with a bunch of irreverent Glaswegian teens.. Brilliant. I loved it..

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    Mick Blackburn, United Kingdom 04/07/2013
    Mick Blackburn, United Kingdom 04/07/2013 Member Since 2012

    Long journeys need good books!

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    "How to justify you atheism when Hell is on earth?"

    A brilliant story as Usual by Brookmyre mixing cutting satire with a horror show invasion of Hell onto earth, but as usual a thought provoking religious overtone. I have only just discovered Chris/Christopher Brookmyre (yes he publishes under both names so make sure you check all his books) via James Nesbitt who was the lead in the TV version of "Quite Ugly one Morning". Well wriiten and very humourous.

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    M. P. Saunders UK 07/06/2013
    M. P. Saunders UK 07/06/2013 Member Since 2012

    Mick Saunders

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    "Brilliant"

    What a fabulous book. I liked the title and summary so bought it. I'm huge Tom Holt fan and was pleasantly surprised by Brookmyers style. Great storyline and characterisation. Will adds Brookmyre to my fav reading list. Can't wait to listen to more of his dark wit whilst stuck in car on long journeys to and from Ipswich and York.

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    Nicholas poulton le fylde, Lancashire, United Kingdom 08/04/2013
    Nicholas poulton le fylde, Lancashire, United Kingdom 08/04/2013 Member Since 2006
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    "Classic Brookmyre"

    Typical Brookmyre, funny, rude and irreverent. The authors use of the Scottish vernacular further enhances the story and the dialogue and there are even fart jokes. The characters all work well and all the different 'factions' amongst the school kids are believable.



    Definitely one of Christopher Brookmyre's best books.

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    "Not for the fainthearted."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Not everyone will enjoy this book. But I can think of several who will.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Christopher Brookmyre? Why or why not?

    Have read or listened to just about everything he has written.


    What three words best describe Kenny Blyth’s voice?

    Right, rich, convincing.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Not sure I would.


    Any additional comments?

    Black as the night, light as the day. Brookmyre at his anarchistic, acerbic best.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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