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Summary

"Do you know me? I am Beelzebub, Lord of the Flies, Prince of Hell, second only to Satan in the infernal hierarchy. The Devil, you say? Yes, I'm one of those too." 

Here in one laugh-out-loud volume is the life of Beezy, Satan's BFF, and one of the most popular characters in the Circles in Hell universe. Over 14 billion years in the making, Beelzebub: A Memoir is the ultimate backstory. 

Beelzebub is the latest novel in the best-selling fantasy comedy series, Circles in Hell. CIH has been compared to other comic works of "Hell fiction", such as The Screwtape Letters and Good Omens, and to the paranormal humor of Tom Holt, Christopher Moore, and Douglas Adams. 

For listeners new to Circles in Hell, Beelzebub: A Memoir is an excellent introduction. For those who have listened to other titles in the series, here is a chance to spend quality time with some of your favorite devils, demons, saints, and sinners. And one big bat!

©2019 Mark Cain (P)2019 Mark Cain

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An awful attempt

After listening to the circles in hell series I was very hopeful.
This book is awful. It's not funny and doesn't succeed in being tongue in cheek either. The narration accents are terrible. The story is just a load of historical clips told from the view of beezy. Who is nowhere near as good as the character in the original series. I am really disappointed and will be returning this book.
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Another fantastic book

It is more of a prequel to the entire series This is a series that delights with every turn of the page. The narrator really gets it.

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  • Melissa and Josh
  • 05-09-19

This book left me wanting to go out for a beer

- Josh here

When you read/listen to the book, you will understand the title sentence I used for this review.

I have been a fan of this series ever since I listened to the first book. I am so glad that Mark decided to continue on this series and I can't wait to see what he has in store for it in the future. I would love to see the tales of Steve Minion referenced from the point of view of the other princes of hell.

Either way, this story takes on tales from the point of view of a favorite character of mine, BZ. Learning about BZ's history straight from the mouth of the lord of the flies was an interesting twist on the series. I will admit that I had envisioned a different conclusion to the series that tied back to the first few books, but I quite enjoyed it none-the-less. I thoroughly enjoyed how BZ/Nick went through history attempting to influence, without direct involvement, the outcome of humanity. Loved the parts dealing with a certain sailor/adventurer and how he was led to success in his endeavors.

Mark did it again with this tale and Mike, as always, did a fantastic job with the narration. That said, I originally pictured Steve Minion as I heard Mike's voice narration for BZ, but I adapted quickly as the chapters progressed. I still love hearing his voicing of Satan.

This is a fantastic continuation of the series and one I am sure that, if you've enjoyed the books to this point, you will enjoy just as much.

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  • JLHaney81
  • 21-08-19

More Pleaszzzz!!!!

I love this series. It is absolutely amazing. Characters are complex and plot well constructed.

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  • JIM IN KCMO
  • 10-12-19

Love this series

Excellent books! I have one left and can't wait to start it. There is a lot of twisted history and folklore in the stories.

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  • Allan
  • 01-11-19

Awesome book - think of it as an alternative history from the other side....

Great listen- laugh out loud at times. Great way to link real historical events to the high jinks of the underworld team ... very enjoyable. I even learned some new historical details- I.e how Charles the Affable of France died. A great addition to the series or as a stand alone book.

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  • G. Reyes
  • 22-10-19

Love This Series!

As long as this author and narrator keep this team going, I will keep buying.

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  • MB
  • 18-10-19

Loved it!

Another spectacular story in the Circles in Hell universe. Always excited for the next in the series.

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  • Chris
  • 25-10-21

Surprisingly Fantastic!

This may be one of the best books in the series! Nearly every aspect of existence is explained and we learn the complete backstory of both devils and angels, along with a thorough explanation of how each religion interacts in the afterlife. The level of detail and humor is 5 stars from start to finish.

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  • Gerri
  • 11-08-21

Long live Beezy!

I would recommend if you enjoy the devils from his previous works and history, otherwise you could skip this one. It didn’t feel like it had much of an ending but overall was really fun, the narrator is def running out of voices. Some in this are really bad.

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  • Alex
  • 05-07-21

Creative storytelling-but eventually loses novelty

I felt the last 1/3rd really seemed to drag. Before that, I found it to be excellent. It was enjoyable to hear biblical/historical events told through characters we know, who are essentially behind the scenes (albeit involved).

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  • LKNANML
  • 24-06-21

1-4 set the bar just out of reach. Still a fun adv

I really had a hard time staying engaged. I had to consistantly restart chapters. Normally I don't have issues when narrators change characters but books 1-4 which were about Demon kept popping up in my head with no bearing in this books. AWESOME setup but HOLY CRAP anoying voices and dialog ahead! The first 4 books had a screaming issue. In stead of saying I screamed the narrator would really scream only it sounded like he was reading aaaaHhhhh.... Here we get a few EXTREMELY cringeworthy moments right out of the gate . Constantine is just the worst. Honestly started skipping ahead everytime he talked. Everyone else sounded really good. VERY and I mean VERY slow start. Still worth your time but not as good as the others and the next book looks to be very short. Series burnout? Worst voiced character of any book I have ever heard... Constantine. Had to start skipping ahead.