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Summary

The Books of Blood combine the ordinary with the extraordinary while radiating the eroticism that has become Barker's signature. Weaving tales of the everyday world transformed into an unrecognizable place, where reason no longer exists and logic ceases to explain the workings of the universe, Clive Barker provides the stuff of nightmares in packages too tantalizing to resist.

Never one to shy away from the unimaginable or the unspeakable, Clive Barker breathes life into our deepest, darkest nightmares, creating visions that are at once terrifying, tender, and witty.

The Books of Blood confirm what horror fans everywhere have known for a long time: We will be hearing from Clive Barker for many years to come.

©1985 Clive Barker Ink, Inc (P)2013 David N. Wilson

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perfect bar a couple editing hiccoughs

great all the way through, constantly imaginative and well characterised. just as good as volume one

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Bloodier

Would you listen to The Books of Blood, Volume 2 again? Why?

Of course, and I have done.

What did you like best about this story?

That there are many stories, each one different.

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

Yeah, though it is best not to. I'd do it in smaller sittings, savouring each story.

Any additional comments?

These stories are good, seriously good. Barker is one talented writer and one very disturbed individual...

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Not as good as volume one, but still fantastic

Where does The Books of Blood, Volume 2 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Very high these books are legendary among horror enthusiast "Clive Barker" wrights in prose the put the rest of the modern horror writers to shame.

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

The narration of these books is excellent I like that that different stories are read by different voice actors

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

yes

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  • Lou Lombardi
  • 13-06-17

books of blood volume 2

Good performance... wildly imaginative writing. i wish clive barker would do more like these three volumes.

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  • Wilfredo
  • 21-02-17

Dread

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

It is really scary. But you have to read the first one

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jackie Ess

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

Not that I recall

Who was the most memorable character of The Books of Blood, Volume 2 and why?

The teacher , the two alumni and Jackie Ess

Any additional comments?

Dread and Jackie Ess were the best

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  • Steve
  • 22-02-17

ATTN narcoleptic readers

I read the hardcover when there were three...
now several more...Audible is my hero;
Literaturarily!!

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  • Deedra
  • 19-05-15

Books of Blood 2

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The Books Of Blood are a compendium of stories that are macabre and some pretty bloody.They twist and turn and make you think,or sick depending on the story.Each were told by someone new.Jeffery Kafer stands out in this series as an excellent narrator,along with quite a few others.
I was gifted a copy through Audioblast for an honest review.

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