The Scarlet Gospels

  • by Clive Barker
  • Narrated by John Lee
  • 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Scarlet Gospels takes listeners back many years to the early days of two of Barker's most iconic characters in a battle of good and evil as old as time: The long-beleaguered detective Harry D'Amour, investigator of all supernatural, magical, and malevolent crimes, faces off against his formidable and intensely evil rival, Pinhead, the priest of hell. Barker devotees have been waiting for The Scarlet Gospels with baited breath for years, and it's everything they've begged for and more.
Bloody, terrifying, and brilliantly complex, fans and newcomers alike will not be disappointed by the epic, visionary tale that is The Scarlet Gospels. Barker's horror will make your worst nightmares seem like bedtime stories. The Gospels are coming. Are you ready?

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What on earth??

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I have listened to over a thousand audio books. Everything from science fiction to WWII biographies. I have chick lit and serious literature. The ONLY thing that made this book even remotely tolerable was John Lee who is a truly hypnotic narrator. Other than some battle with demons, that is the only thing I got out of this book. To make it a 4 or 5 star listen: how about some character development, some highs and lows or build up. This book feels like the story climax from 10 different books was pieced together.


Would you ever listen to anything by Clive Barker again?

Sure. I've listened to other Clive Barker books and enjoyed them. This one was unexplainable.


What about John Lee’s performance did you like?

Love John Lee. Listening to him is, as I said, hypnotic. Can't say anything bad about his performance


If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Scarlet Gospels?

I don't know that I would have cut anything. I probably would have added a ton of connective tissue. That is what this book lacked.


Any additional comments?

Not much more I can say other than beware. The sample clip sounds pretty good, but that's probably the best part.

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- NYC222

It was good but not amazing

The Scarlet Gospels was good and entertaining. However, I really wanted this to be better. Clive Barker's major strength is his vision of horror and hell. That being said his major weakness is that he's a weak writer his characters lack depth almost in the extreme and prose are weak. What's most frustrating is that his characters will leave you with more questions than answers. Most of the time your going to be scratching your head wondering " Why the hell did this guy just do that?" . With Clive Barker the most your going to get is cheap shocks from sexual violence. I think this book couldn't decide if it wanted to be an adventure or horror novel. A much better novel would be God's Demon by Wayne Barlowe.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-19-2015
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio