Butcher Bird

  • by Richard Kadrey
  • Narrated by Jonathan Davis
  • 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Spyder Lee is a happy man who lives in San Francisco and owns a tattoo shop. One night an angry demon tries to bite his head off before he's saved by a stranger. The demon infected Spyder with something awful - the truth. He can suddenly see the world as it really is: full of angels and demons and monsters and monster-hunters. A world full of black magic and mysteries. These are the Dominions, parallel worlds full of wonder, beauty, and horror.
The Black Clerks, infinitely old and infinitely powerful beings whose job it is to keep the Dominions in balance, seem to have new interests and a whole new agenda. Dropped into the middle of a conflict between the Black Clerks and other forces he doesn't fully understand, Spyder finds himself looking for a magic book with the blind swordswoman who saved him. Their journey will take them from deserts to lush palaces, to underground caverns, to the heart of Hell itself.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Another entertaining piece by Kadrey!

Sarcasm, wit, action, demons, angels, magic, and a twist, pretty much sums up Kadrey's work. if that's what your into, and I am, then you'll love this!
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- Tobias E. Queen (Voice For Hire)

A Road Trip Like No Other

It’s like a road trip through "The Matrix" into "The Wizard of Oz"— ending up at the "The Sandman" and "Hellblazer."

I’m impressed that Kadrey just made me compare "Butcher Bird" to all my favorite action fantasy epics.

Protagonist Spyder, a San Francisco tattoo artist, is infected by a demon with a power that lets him see other "Dominions" of angels and devils. He now must go looking through these Dominions for a set of lost books that will keep the worlds in balance.

Kadrey describes the coolest other-worldly creatures and scenes:

"People threw money at the Volt-Eater's feet after each demonstration of her electric skills. It made Spyder a little sad to see her. On any other night, she would have been the hands-down highlight... Tonight, however, the Volt Eater was just a pretty girl spitting watts, no more or less miraculous than Bible-quoting kittens or the lion-woman who'd just pronounced him both a fool and a hero."

Narrator, Jonathan Davis brings it all to life.
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- Susie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-11-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios