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David Isherwood

London, UK
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  • The Hellbound Heart

  • A Novel
  • By: Clive Barker
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hellraiser fans

  • By David on 08-03-17

Clive introduces his infamous creation...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-12-15

Where does The Hellbound Heart rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This particular audiobook ranks as one of the better experiences out there with a clarity of voice that allows you to move beyond the page into the world Clive Barker has crafted.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Hellbound Heart?

The opening chapters where Frank realises the gravity of his situation, and the descriptions of his now oversensitive senses.

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

Jeffrey Kafer brings a clear and easily listenable book allowing you to enjoy Clive Barker's descriptive as it should.

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

This book is not a book intended to make you laugh or cry, but it easily achieves its goals of horror, disgust, repellance and abandonment.

Any additional comments?

If you have heard of Pinhead or indeed seen the movie Hellraiser be sure to get this, as this will tear your soul appart harder than the movies will ever do.