Felix Castor has reluctantly returned to exorcism after the case of the Bonnington Archive ghost convinced him that he really can do some good with his abilities. ("Good," of course, being a relative term when dealing with the undead.) But his friend Rafi is still possessed, the succubus Ajulutsikael (Juliet to her friends) still technically has a contract on him, and he's still dirt poor.
Doing some consulting for the local constabulary helps pay the bills, but Castor needs a big, private job to really fill the hole in his overdraft. What he gets - good fortune and Castor not being on speaking terms - is a seemingly insignificant "missing ghost" case that inexorably drags him and his loved ones into the middle of a horrific plot to raise one of Hell's fiercest demons. When Satanists, sacrifice farms, stolen spirits, and possessed churches all appear on the same police report, the name of Felix Castor can't be too far behind.
©2006 Mike Carey (P)2012 Audible Ltd
"Fast, fun and furious; worth it for the final joke alone." (The Guardian)
"Entertaining, well-paced, intelligently plotted, and full of memorable characters" (The Times)
"Corgi with a soft 'g'"
If you have read these books this will not disappoint. This was a great read and is an entertaining listen. The American reader makes a good stab at an English accent but 'zee' for 'zed' and corgi with a soft 'g' is a bit too amusing as is the recidivism into New England (I think) English. Whilst Michael Kramer is a very good reader there are very good English readers around.
I shall, however, get the rest of the books and put up with, in my sanctimoniously English way, the reader's accent. The stories are so very enjoyable.
The storyline of this book flows well and the narrator has a good calming voice and to me it did not matter that it was an american accent as the storyline was enthralling. Again there is humour, twists, unexpected foes and allies, with Felix doing his best to keep alive. This is a series of audio books that I would certainly listen to again and again.
Excellent book and on the whole enjoyed it but also found it really annoying... Just a real shame that the narrator wasn't English as some of the pronunciation of everyday English idioms and phraseology was really poor....example being the comment about the 'London A to Zeee'!! Another example when the main character talks to people he says are from Essex and the narrator gives them some sort of hybrid Scouse/West Country accent!
However having said that I thought the narrator did a good job on mixing up character voices and females sounded female...so would recommend Michael Kramer if he was reading an American book!!
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