Dead Men's Boots : Felix Castor

  • by Mike Carey
  • Narrated by Michael Kramer
  • Series: Felix Castor
  • 15 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Before he died, Felix Castor's fellow exorcist John Gittings made several calls asking for help, and if Castor had answered them, John might still be alive. So when a smooth-talking lawyer comes out of nowhere to claim the remains, Castor owes it to John's unhappy ghost and even more unhappy widow to help out.
If only life were that simple.
A brutal murder in King's Cross bears all the hallmarks of an American serial killer supposedly 40 years dead, and it takes more good sense than Castor possesses not to get involved. He's also fighting a legal battle over the body - if not the soul - of his possessed friend, Rafi, and he can't shake the feeling that his three problems are related. With the help of the succubus Juliet, paranoid zombie data-fence Nicky Heath, and a little judicious digging, Castor just might have a chance of fitting the pieces together before someone drops him down an elevator shaft or rips his throat out. Or not.

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What the Critics Say

"Every bit as good as the better-known Jim Butcher, Carey hits his stride with his third hard-boiled supernatural thriller." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

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Another great book.

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

yes, the world is gritty and realistic. Everything is well thought out. The characters are well developed and you really care about what happens to them. There is enough mystery involved to keep you guessing.


What other book might you compare Dead Men's Boots to and why?

The closest would be the Peter Grant series as both are very British and relatively low magic levels to the world.


Which character – as performed by Michael Kramer – was your favorite?

I like Nikki Heath. you have to love a paranoid, conspiracy nut zombie.


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This was a real page turner.


Any additional comments?

A always the author does keep to his own formula. The stories all start out slow with a couple of minor unrelated incidences that turn out to actually be related to the main story. You do have to be patient for the first part of the book but the payoff is more than worth it.

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- Cliff "I like scifi and urban fantasy. I don't like romance novels. If you are the same my reviews should help."

Mike Carey does it again!

I agree with the previous reviewers of "Dead Men's Boots" -- Mike Carey writes superlative supernatural noir, and he keeps getting better with each entry in this series. I understand that he has written two more episodes -- "Thicker Than Water" and "The Naming of the Beasts" -- that have yet to come out in audio. As soon as they do, I will be downloading them. "Dead Men's Boots" has just the right mixture of suspense, humor, and horror; and Michael Kramer voices them all with a consummate actor's excellence. You can listen to this novel as a stand-alone story; but I recommend listening to its prequels -- "The Devil You Know" and "Vicious Circle" -- first, because they each set the stage for the subsequent stories. Mike Carey writes intricate, complex plots; so that -- although he does fill in the backstory we need -- having listened to the whole previous adventure provides a much richer and more entertaining experience.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-10-2009
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio