Mister B. Gone

  • by Clive Barker
  • Narrated by Doug Bradley
  • 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The demon, known only as "Jakerbok", is a major force of evil then and now. He taunts the listener to "Burn this audiobook" throughout this satanically autobiographical monologue, for he has embedded his very self inside each word....as a long-dormant vehicle for the dark forces to finally conquer all things good and holy in this world.A one-man (or, rather a one-demon) narrative, in which this medieval devil speaks directly to the listener, is sure to become an instant classic for all fans of major "good vs. evil" literary works. This is the first known time that the voice of a major demon has ever been realized in audiobook form, in which it speaks directly, as in a poker game, to the listener.Featuring shockingly crafted dialogue and details of the epic hell that the "author" can - and promised to - unleash if this work is circulated, the storyline of this short fiction has Jakerbok explaining his "roots" in this world to the listener. He goes back centuries, to his childhood traumas at the hands of his own parents, who are themselves super demons. The story then tells the saga of how Jakerbok rose from being a "minor" demon to a "major" demon. It culminates with his insidious plot to "invade" the minds and hearts of all humankind everywhere via this very book, which contains the ancient demon's actual power deep within every word.

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What the Critics Say

"[An] offbeat novel in the form of a minor demon's diary." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

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Barker is the Dark Prince of Dark Fantasy!

It's so good it is evil.
This book pulls you in with such brillance you are not aware how deep you are, till it turns and tells you.
Only a master of story telling can do this. Only a master of the imagination who has traveled to far far worlds can come back and tell you about them so well.
Clive Barker has always been the KING of creating strange new worlds and he does it again, and better than he has for a while I think.
Mister B (Barker) is always good, but this is beyond good. It's so wonderful it's evil!
Read it! Love it! Fear it! Burn it!
(Or delete is I suppose in this digital form?)
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- Old Man Parker

Whimsical and oh so Barker

I'm lovin' this tale. It reminds me of "A History of the Devil". Well read - but what isn't when it's Mr. Bradley - and perversely witty, it's Barker at his best. This is my first review and my first Clive Audio Book, but it's not my last...

How can a demon, no matter how minor, possibly evoke praise and admiration? Somehow Jakabok Botch manages this, in abundance. Cleverly pointing out our petty human frailties, you can't help but marvel at the insight of a demon who could fall in love within minutes or who really isn't as bad as he should be, considering his source.

Though he may tell, order or beg you several times throughout the course of the story to "burn this book", don't dare listen to him. Otherwise you'll miss out on a robust and comedic tale of ... well, I'll just let you read and find out for yourself.
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- Coronae Perk

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-18-2007
  • Publisher: HarperAudio