The Resurrectionist

  • by Jack O'Connell
  • Narrated by Holter Graham
  • 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Gritty noir fiction, mind-bending fantasy, and medical thriller combine in a new novel by an author dubbed the "cyberpunk Dashiell Hammett". Sweeney is a druggist by trade; Danny, his son, is in a persistent coma, the victim of an accident. Hoping for a miracle, they have come to the Peck Clinic, a fortress-like haven in a post-industrial city overrun by gangs. Doctors there claim to have resurrected two patients who were similarly lost in the void. Gradually, Sweeney realizes that the cure for his son's condition may lie in "Limbo", a fantasy comic-book world into which Danny had been drawn at the time of his accident. Plunged into the intrigue that surrounds the clinic, Sweeney searches for answers and instead finds sinister back alleys, brutal dead ends, and terrifying rabbit holes of mystery. Full of puzzles and surprises, Resurrectionist is a surreal, gothic meditation on identity, the nature of consciousness, the power of stories, love, mad scientists, circus freaks, and ultimately forgiveness - both giving and receiving.


What the Critics Say

"The Resurrectionist - a brilliantly tuned, mesmerizing labyrinth of a quasi-real world as only a master artist could draw it - will jazz you, floor you, grab you and shake you and leave you hung out to dry in that world. A brilliant break-through novel." (James Ellroy)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Perfect in every way.

This audio book is like nothing I have yet experienced and I do not know where to begin to describe it. From the first paragraph I was completely drawn into the wonderfully realized world this excellent author has crafted. The closest comparison I can make is perhaps Peter Straub at his best. If you are a fan of Michael Chabons THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER AND CLAY and Tom DeHavens ITs SUPERMAN you will more than likely love this story. The joy of listening is deeply accentuated by the outstanding narrator who has crafted a superb experience. Definitely one of my best ever listens, entertaining and thoughtfull literature.
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- Andrew

absolutely different

As a lover of "imaginative" fiction, which includes horror, sci fi, fantasy for the last 40 plus years, I found this book to be completely different than anything I've read.
It has a wonderful Gothic constant feeling, but not taking place in any universe that that feeling would or should occur.
I was up all night listening to it. There is not one single turn or curve or event that you can predict what is going to happen.
The author was perfect in his rendition of his ideas and the Reader excellently chosen.
The author is a deep, clear thinker, and his "theories" that makes up the foundation of this story are well thought out and delivered.
I have a small list of authors whose works I will buy immediately without review, and this author is one.
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- Lee

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-08-2008
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books