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Manassas, VA, USA
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  • Abarat, Book 1

  • By: Clive Barker
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 529
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340

It begins in the most boring place in the world: Chickentown, U.S.A. There lives Candy Quackenbush, her heart bursting for some clue as to what her future might hold. When the answer comes, it's not one she expects. Out of nowhere comes a wave, and Candy, led by a man called John Mischief (whose brothers live on the horns on his head), leaps into the surging waters and is carried away.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Weird for the sake of weirdity...

  • By Paul on 09-19-08

Abarat = Very Entertaining Listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-14-05

When I first downloaded and listened to Abarat, I was expecting a very dark and scary tale since I associate Barker with both of these traits (based on movies I've seen based on some of his works), but the book was not at all scary or dark. Abarat has the feel of an unusual fairy tale written for an adult audience. I found Abarat very entertaining and I highly recommend it to everyone- horror fan or not.

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