The Thief of Always

  • by Clive Barker
  • Narrated by Adam Verner
  • 4 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Mr. Hood's Holiday House has stood for 1,000 years, welcoming countless children into its embrace. It is a place of miracles and blissful rounds of treats and seasons, where every childhood whim may be satisfied.…
There is a price to be paid, of course, but young Harvey Swick, bored with his life and beguiled by Mr. Hood's wonders, does not stop to consider the consequences. It is only when the House shows it's darker face - when Harvey discovers the pitiful creatures that dwell in its shadows - that he comes to doubt Mr. Hood's philanthropy.
The House and its mysterious architect are not about to release their captive without a battle, however. Mr. Hood has ambitions for his new guest, for Harvey's soul burns brighter than any soul he has encountered in a thousand years….

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Customer Reviews

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Good children's story

Would you consider the audio edition of The Thief of Always to be better than the print version?

I read the book first, and heard this years later. The performances weren't the same as I heard in my head, but it's not really fair to assume everyone knows what's in my head. Half of the time I don't even know what's in my head.


Who was your favorite character and why?

Mr. Hood is awesome. You can hear the sharp teeth.


If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

...In a world...


Any additional comments?

Good, short, fun, story. The only thing I didn't like about it, was that I wanted it longer.

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every time!

I have read this book probably 10 times, and I love it more and more every time!
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- Christal D.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-10-2013
  • Publisher: Crossroad Press