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The Thief of Always | [Clive Barker]

The Thief of Always

Mr. Hood's Holiday House has stood for 1,000 years, welcoming countless children into its embrace. It is a place of miracles and blissful rounds of treats and seasons, where every childhood whim may be satisfied.… There is a price to be paid, of course, but young Harvey Swick, bored with his life and beguiled by Mr. Hood's wonders, does not stop to consider the consequences. It is only when the House shows it's darker face - when Harvey discovers the pitiful creatures that dwell in its shadows - that he comes to doubt Mr. Hood's philanthropy.
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Mr. Hood's Holiday House has stood for 1,000 years, welcoming countless children into its embrace. It is a place of miracles and blissful rounds of treats and seasons, where every childhood whim may be satisfied.…

There is a price to be paid, of course, but young Harvey Swick, bored with his life and beguiled by Mr. Hood's wonders, does not stop to consider the consequences. It is only when the House shows it's darker face - when Harvey discovers the pitiful creatures that dwell in its shadows - that he comes to doubt Mr. Hood's philanthropy.

The House and its mysterious architect are not about to release their captive without a battle, however. Mr. Hood has ambitions for his new guest, for Harvey's soul burns brighter than any soul he has encountered in a thousand years….

©1992 Clive Barker (P)2013 David N. Wilson

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    brittany 05-28-15
    brittany 05-28-15 Member Since 2015
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    I loved this book Clive Barker has a way of drawing you in to his books. and you can really feel the world around the characters that he created in this book.

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    robin Wesley Chapel, FL, United States 05-27-15
    robin Wesley Chapel, FL, United States 05-27-15 Member Since 2010
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    "amateurish"

    I usually love Barker ' s work, but this story seems so amateurish as a "scary" bedtime story made up on the fly. and forget the reader! awful voices!

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    Ryan Alley 04-28-15
    Ryan Alley 04-28-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Ok story, poor narration"

    I didn't like any of the character voices performed by this narrator. I don't want to listen to any other books with this narrator either. The story itself was ok. It reminded me a bit of Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes. It would have been better without the audio.

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    "Brings back memories!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Thief of Always to be better than the print version?

    No. One of my primary school teachers read this to our class years ago, I must have been 7 years old. The content was just as good, but the voices of the characters, (especally Wendell), were very annoying! I prefer the way my teacher read it!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Thief of Always?

    It was all about reminiscing. I loved the Halloween parts, they remind me of Halloween as a child.


    What didn’t you like about Adam Verner’s performance?

    Annoying voices, Wendell reminded me of Patrick Star from Spongebob


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

    Not really.


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