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A successful film maker, painter, playwright, and best-selling author, Clive Barker commands an astonishing range of creative talent. Drawing upon the literary genius that produced Sacrament, he returns to the realm of the supernatural with this intriguing saga of two families, one human and the other divine. One of America’s wealthiest and most influential families since the Civil War, the Gearys harbor terrible secrets.
The Barbarossa family’s roots are far more ancient and ethereal, but they are bound to the Gearys by a shared history of murder, insanity, and adultery. When Rachel Geary and Galilee, the seductive prince of the Barbarossa clan, fall in love, they unleash powerful enmities that could destroy both dynasties. Shorter and more conventional than some of Barker’s other work, this novel is especially rich with complex, passionate, three-dimensional characters, lush settings, and elegant language. Paul Hecht’s powerful narration gives added depth to this dark, sumptuous novel.
©1998 Clive Barker (P)1999 Recorded Books, LLC
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5 out of 5 stars
By Joseph on 09-01-11

An Audiophile's Dream

I find myself at a true loss for words in trying to describe the pleasure this listen has given me. Clive Barker is a most remarkable and gifted storyteller. Galilee, is superb.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Drew on 09-18-11

A masterpiece of story telling

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

I have already recommended this book to three of my friends and will continue to give it glowing recommendations. Galilee is a work of tremendous breadth and scope of both characterlines and storylines that are interwoven flawlessly. Clive Barker is a true master story teller.

Have you listened to any of Paul Hecht’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Not familiar with Paul Hecht's other work, but he is perfect for this book's narration.

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By V on 12-09-11

GREAT BOOK!!!

I love this book!!! I have just finish listening to it and started again. A bit slow to develop at first, but definitely worth at listen.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Craig on 03-26-12

Convoluted and typically Barker

Clive Barker's earlier work was pretty satisfying as it reached some kind of conclusion. In the intervening years, his style has improved somewhat and there are some beautiflly observed scenes throughout this weighty tome, but in the end it fails To fulfil its potential. Does every book need to be set up for a sequel? That wouldn't matter so much if the sequels materialised but Mr Barker appears to lose interest in his franchises the way cats lose interest in dead mice.

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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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