Old ghosts of different kinds come back to haunt Felix, in the fourth gripping Felix Castor novel. Names and faces he thought he'd left behind in Liverpool resurface in London, bringing Castor far more trouble than he'd anticipated. Childhood memories, family traumas, sins old and new, and a council estate that was meant to be a modern utopia until it turned into something like hell...these are just some of the sticks life uses to beat Felix Castor with as things go from bad to worse for London's favourite freelance exorcist.
See, Castor's stepped over the line this time, and he knows he'll have to pay; the only question is, how much? Not the best of times, then, for an unwelcome confrontation with his holier-than-thou brother, Matthew. And just when he thinks things can't possibly get any worse, along comes Father Gwillam and the Anathemata. Oh joy....
©2011 Mike Carey (P)2012 Audible Ltd
yes, I love the Felix Castor series and have waited a long time for book 4 and 5. I have told everyone I know that listens to audiobooks that they need to listen to this series.
Felix is my favorite!! He has a great outlook on his job
He is a great narrator but I would have preferred Micheal Kramer, since he did the first 3 in the series. Just no one can do Felix as well as Micheal has but nothing against Damian as I will listen to him again.
Felix Castor ALWAYS cracks me up...
It is about time books 4 and 5 come to America! Just wish they had kept the same narrator since Micheal had a special Felix voice no one else can do as well!!
Story is as good as first 3, but they changed the narrator, which really ruins this series for me. Does the publisher really not understand how critical the voices are in an audio book to building the character? I know the author creates the story, but the performance aspect of audiobooks should not be discounted, as it obviously was on this series. If the prior narrator was poor, that's one thing, but he wasn't. The history I felt with Felix is totally disrupted now with some "stranger" pretending to be him. I will not buy more audio books in this series.
This book didn't get 4 stars from me as I found it a tad depressing. It is funny and interesting and I love the characters but I could have done with a little less childhood angst and mistreatment. I enjoy the glimpse into life in England. One of my very favorite characters is Juliet, the demon, but I missed her voice in this book. The previous narrator gave her a deep, throaty voice that made everything she said really funny. Even when she said "Whhhaaat?" I could envision this beautiful, extremely dangerous demon without a clue about human thought, trying very hard to understand. I missed that with this narrator but everyone else sounded like they should. Overall, it is a fun series and very entertaining.
Mike Carey offers the best language of this genre. He has a strong vocabulary and clearly chooses his expressions with care, as well as offering a compelling story.
Felix Castor can be a jerk, but I like his loyaly to his friends and his willingness to take his licks when he has to. Carey has done a great job of moving on to Castor's present challenge and leaving the next one in place.
Damian Lynch would be hard to replace with either a book or a movie. His voice is the voice of Castor. I would be sad to hear it replaced.
I laugh out loud during all of Carey's books, but also appreciate the quiet, intense moments that are offered.
Please keep up the good work.
If you have come to love Felix Castor as masterfully interpreted by Michael Kramer, you will find this book unlistenable. It is impossible to tell most times which character is speaking. The low sexy voice of Juliette is replaced with mousy dribble. I could not be more disappointed. I bought this book because I needed a Felix Castor fix but what I got was a book I lemmed before it was halfway through.
The story seemed darker not sure how much was the new reader or the story line. None of the Felix books could be called cheerful. Felix just seemed a little too off, a little too depressed in this one. But as usual it was a good story and I'm glad I got it. But be warned be prepared to get The Naming of the Beasts if your going to get this one, Unlike his other books that pretty much wrapped things up this one ends on a cliff hanger.
I can't believe you would switch narrators in mid series. I looked forward to getting the next book but now I won't get any more. This guy was a huge disappointment. Bring back Mike Kramer!!!!!!!
At some points in the book you couldn't who was speaking or if the main character was thinking to himself or to another person.All the characters that were in the books were different because of the way were read. not only in sound but in the personality the narrator gave them.
I can imagine Damian Lynch's voice suiting other material in this genre, but the mid-series shift in narration is extremely disappointing. This Felix comes across as almost chipper and fast paced, and other voices are almost indistinguishable. I found myself missing Michael Kramer's Juliette in particular.
No. I'll be switching to physical copies for the rest of the series.
I had listened to the first two books read by Michael Kramer, I'm not sure if I was just used to his voices but I found his performance more effective. I would sometimes get confused in this book since the different characters sounded the same to me, so in heavy dialog scenes I sometimes got confused who was talking. Still a great listen and a fantastic story line.
I really enjoy this series, so it is with much regret that I must say I will not be buying any further Felix Castor books unless Micheal Kramer returns as the narrator. I was very disapointed with the change in narrators; Kramer's voice, accent, inflection, etc made Castor a completely different character from the one portrayed by Damian Lynch's voice. I'm always amazed when producers of audio books think changing narrators part way through a series will not cost them fans.
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