• by Gina Damico
  • Narrated by Macleod Andrews
  • 9 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A devil is a bad influence.... There was a time when geeky, squeaky-clean Max Kilgore would never lie or steal or even think about murder. Then he accidentally unearths a devil, and Max's choices are no longer his own. The big red guy has a penchant for couch surfing and junk food - and you should never underestimate evil on a sugar high. With the help of Lore, a former goth girl who knows a thing or two about the dark side, Max is racing against the clock to get rid of the houseguest from hell before time, and all the Flamin' Hot Cheetos this side of the fiery abyss, run out.
Gina Damico, author of the Croak series, once again delivers all the horror, hilarity, and high-stakes drama that any kid in high school or hell could ever handle.


Audible Editor Reviews

Editors Select, January 2015 - I’m famous around the office for being an evangelist for Gina Damico and her Croak trilogy. When I learned that she had a new book coming out I jumped at the chance for it to be my January pick. Max Kilgore’s nerdy life is pretty average – if not, a little sad – until one day when he makes a deal with the Devil… and the Devil refuses to leave. The outrageous situations that ensue highlight Damico’s talents for smart, quirky, and darkly comedic YA storytelling. Her unique blend of horror and humor lends itself so well to audio, and I can’t wait to relive Max’s journey with Audie Award-winning narrator MacLeod Andrews leading the way out of Hell. —Katie, Audible Editor


What the Critics Say

"MacLeod Andrews is hilarious as he delivers this darkly funny tale about a boy who finds Satan living in his basement.... Andrews's growly, juicy sounds make Burg sound as if he's a heavy smoker, yet Andrews also manages to sound absolutely adolescent as teenaged Max." (AudioFile)


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What you would expect from Gina Damico

Here is what I know of what to expect from Gina Damico. Young adult hilarity and fun, I mean the type that will make you laugh out loud and give you stitches. I hope that this new novel will follow this trend she has created for herself.

Hellhole is a ridiculous tale of a young man, Max Kilgore, high school student, family breadwinner and primary caregiver to his sick mother. Somehow gets paired up with the Devil, or rather on of 666 of them. Now he must keep the beast satisfied in order to keep him from ruining his life and the lives of the ones he loves with the promise to heal is mother.

One the best parts and something I have never come across, especially in a young adult story, was Max’s best friend sense childhood is his female neighbor. Seriously, a strictly platonic relationship! As with pretty much all stories in this genre, there is the love story that evolves from an unlikely source, even though she is really the only other female character.

All in all, if you are looking for a fast and entertaining young adult listen, you have found what you crave.

I am not sure, and would love to know, how in the world Macleod Andrews gets the job to narrate a ton of fun and enjoyable audiobooks. Along with that I seem to continue to end up listening to them all. Seriously, if you are looking for an audiobook that will guarantee a stellar audio performance, look no further than Andrews. There are few others that I can think of that will be able to elevate a so-so story to outstanding.

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Best book I have read in over a year!

LOVED this book. I usually just listen to my books in the car or at the gym, but I took this book with me into work and listened at home. The humor was awesome and the narrator was incredible, but the story itself was funny, refreshing and very unexpected. I didn't think this book had it in it to take the dark place that it went at the end with all of the humor, but it did and it really worked. I feel like I actually learned a lesson and I can't stop thinking about the message, whether it was implied or not.

Super funny, very witty and the best book I have read (listened to) in a very long time. Fast paced and fun, but very thought provoking..... for me anyway.
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- Kelleefornia

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-06-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios