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  • How to Be Sick

  • A Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and Their Caregivers
  • By: Toni Bernhard
  • Narrated by: Deon Vozov
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

How to Be Sick: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and their Caregivers is a life-affirming, instructive, and inspiring book about living gracefully and purposefully with the challengesfaced by those with chronic pain or illness. These conditions, while not always life-threatening, are life-disrupting and stressful. The audiobook contains over two dozen tools and practices to help people live skillfully and to find equanimity and joy despite the profound changes in their lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The BEST book for chronic suffers

  • By Brooke on 08-26-15

Toni Bernhard's writing saved my life

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-27-18

When I finally surrendered to the fact that I had chronic pain ( after 17 years of denial ) the books of Toni Bernhard helped me immensely.
At times the anxiety attacks are so bad that only breathing, and listening to one of Toni’s books on the subject help keep me sane.
Zen mindfulness.
Most books make this stuff to hard for my pain wracked brain to grasp.
Toni describes it as she's gone through it her self - she still is, and she tells you how to use it to survive this new journey.
She's an intelligent writer with an easy style... good for us common folk to grasp this philosophy.
The books have many wise words in them she has gathered in her own studies …such as:
• “I am a flow-through of matter, energy and information. I am no fixed self.”
• “We must embrace our pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.”
• "Only great pain is the ultimate liberator of the spirit….I doubt that such pain makes us ‘better’; but I know that it makes us more profound."
That last one is 'ol Friedrich Nietzsche.
Your life has changed forever? Listen to this... and breath.
Your going to make it.

  • 47 Ronin

  • By: Joan D. Vinge
  • Narrated by: Steve Baker
  • Length: 16 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 187
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167

A novelization by Joan D. Vinge Kai, an outcast who joins Oishi, the leader of the 47 Ronin, starts the pair on a quest over a shared loss. Together they seek vengeance upon the treacherous overlord who killed their master and banished their kind. To restore honor to their homeland, the warriors embark upon a quest that challenges them with a series of trials that would destroy ordinary warriors.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Boring, Boring, Boring

  • By Jerry Morelock on 12-28-17

Love Keanu yet book's far better than the film!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-26-18

The ultimate story of ...Death Before Dishonor.
Genius!
Joan D. Vinge wrote a fantasy / Samurai epic.
I love Keanu Reeves, but this book is far far FAR better than the film.
Everything's tied together in a beautiful intricate tale.
So many sub-plots.
All the reasons behind why and who all those fantastic characters are...
...and why every event happens as it does.
The movie seems like a mere pre-view of the book.
47 Ronin ~
A supernatural turn on a classic Japanese samurai legend.
A fantastic tale of a half human/half demon boy,
Who helps save a relentless Samurai who has lost everything.
Yet the samurai’s will cannot be broken by the most evil plots
of supernatural foes and human greed, desire and madness.
On a long journey, the half demon and the samurai they gain revenge, humanity, friendship, dignity, love and most of all, honor.

Ôishi: When a crime goes unpunished the world is unbalanced. When the wrong is unavenged the heavens look down on us in shame. We too must die for this circle of vengeance to be closed. We will leave this record of our courage so the world will know who we were and what we did.

Tonight, we will regain our honor and avenge our lord.

None of us knows how long he shall live or when his time will come, but soon, all that will be left of our brief lives is the pride our children feel when they speak our names.

  • G-Man

  • Bob Lee Swagger, Book 10
  • By: Stephen Hunter
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314

1934 was a pivotal year in the ongoing battle between the FBI and America's most famous outlaws - it was a year of giant personalities and huge shoot-outs, and it marked the deaths of John Dillinger, Bonnie and Clyde, and Pretty Boy Floyd, among others. But that year, FBI agent Sam Cowley's priority was to nab the most dangerous gangster this country has ever produced, a man so violent he scared Al Capone and was booted from the Chicago mob - Baby Face Nelson.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Don P on 05-25-17

G-peers Creepers that was AWESOME!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-15-18

OK, ready.
GREAT book. Lots of action. High on historical-exciting-action. Low on boring-emotional-melodrama. Thick on bared fisted story telling. The best kind of history. I enjoyed this book. A lot.

SPOILER ALERT ~ read no further if you don't wish a twist revealed in this great tale.

Yeah. Now. I'm a cranky old guy, who feels every single injury I got in my life full of fighting every-day when I get up out of bed each morning.
But ...I loves my action & fighting filled history.
This book filled so many of my "Happy Places" I was near giddy half was through.
It's characters and plot are as tough as smoking hot shooting irons.
It's got men called "man-killers" with total dead seriousness.
Then, way into the tale, they throw the "twist of all twists" at you.
Sucker punch to the head.
KA-POW!
A very tough character tells some-one he's cursed ...with a desire for other men.
He has dreams ( or nightmares ) every night about lusting after other men.
Well, when I read THAT you could have picked my jaw off the floor with a shovel!
I'm an old, beat-up fighter - been practicing several martial arts my whole life ( since I was 10 and saw Bruce Lee in a Hong-Kong movie.)
I love guns - I think they are amazing pieces of cultural art.
And I'm gay. Most folks would never know that least I tell 'em, but there is it.
When this point of the book played out, the tale opened up it was like a night-blooming flower full of of beauty and venom.
Pure genius.
I felt for the hurt and soul-killing wounds of this character who had to deal with his "otherness" way way back in the 1930's. Imagine...
Now, I grew up in the mid-west in the 70's. No easy thing either. I told no-one I was gay. I left home early, went to a big city and beat my way through many red-necks till I found a place where I could just be me. Eventually I told my folks. Eventually they got ok with it. I even found a tougher guy than me to fall in love with, and lived happily-ever-after.
But, it wasn't easy ...not at all.
This is one of the best books I've had the pleasure to read/listen to. It's a tale high in male testosterone. When one of the toughest characters turns out to be gay, it became so refreshingly new and so darned real.
It wasn't the thing that made him what he was - just part of it. It also gave him the fight of his life inside his head while all heck broke loose around him. Amazing, brilliant story telling. But one of the best of that ultra-macho, Good, Bad and Ugly tales about men for men.
Hat's off to Mister Hunter. I'm getting more of your books sir.
GREAT WORK!

  • Eldritch Tales

  • A Miscellany of the Macabre
  • By: H. P. Lovecraft
  • Narrated by: various narrators
  • Length: 20 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 233

Following the phenomenal success of Necronomicon, its companion volume brings together Lovecraft's remaining major stories plus his weird poetry, a number of obscure revisions, and some notable nonfiction, including the seminal critical essay "Supernatural Horror in Literature." athering together in chronological order the rest of Lovecraft's rarely seen but extraordinary short fiction, this collection includes the entirety of the long-out-of-print collection of thirty-six sonnets "Fungi from Yuggoth."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Audiobook Contents

  • By Maliboo on 10-29-14

That is not un-READ which can eternal lie...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-27-18

If you could sum up Eldritch Tales in three words, what would they be?

H. P. Lovecraft

Who was your favorite character and why?

Each and every character is Howard, yet all their lives end up linked throughout the different stories if you listen close enough,

Which character – as performed by various narrators – was your favorite?

all were excellent.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

if possible -

Any additional comments?

• Howard Phillips Lovecraft wrote in the 1920's when Egypt and Polynesian culture were newly discovered, in any mass-media sense, to America. Both cultures seemed to be the door-ways to greater, ancient, old-gods, and knowledge of a cosmos so large that we're humbled before it. 
• Unlike western religion that tells us we are the center of the universe, Lovecraft's Cthulhu-mythos tells us we are not. We are an insignificant tiny part of a fearfully vast, complex, and quite often alien universe. 
The universe is far greater than we think, or can even imagine -  and we are but a tiny little part of it, and very very far from the most powerful thing in it.
• However, the link to mankind's significant role in this universe is through the earth Dreamlands, where a human can journey - travel through time & dimensions, and even transform into something more.

  • Necronomicon

  • By: H. P. Lovecraft
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia, Bronson Pinchot, Stephen R. Thorne, and others
  • Length: 21 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,343
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,042
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,035

Originally written for the pulp magazines of the 1920s and '30s, H. P. Lovecraft's astonishing tales blend elements of horror, science fiction, and cosmic terror that are as powerful today as they were when first published. This tome brings together all of Lovecraft's harrowing stories, including the complete Cthulhu Mythos cycle, just the way they were when first released.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This has bugged me for a while...

  • By mike on 06-23-16

Lovecraft's cat was named WHAT?

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-20-18

If you could sum up Necronomicon in three words, what would they be?

An awesome collection of indefatigable singularity!

Who was your favorite character and why?

H. P. Lovecraft

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

Amazing

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

H. P. Lovecraft ROCKED my world and mutated my DNA into that of an artist.
It redirected the stars and altered the journeys of the dark planets of my dreams.
I've read everything he has written and have re-read everything I could find in new annotated original manuscripts.
My enjoyment of this amazing literature has grown greater as I've grown older and could appreciate it even better.

Any additional comments?

H. P. Lovecraft
Lovecraft's cat was named WHAT?

NECRONOMICON
Genius!
Pure genius.
H. P. Lovecraft is the greatest american horror writer. Period.
His work changed and inspired all horror literature after him.

That is not dead which can eternal lie,
and with strange eons even death may die.

Lovecraft's literature will NEVER die.

NECRONOMICON
This is the best of Howard Phillip Lovecraft's HORROR stores.
There are two other collections, just as great.
One collection is of Lovecraft's DREAM WORLDS.
One collection is of EVERYTHING ELSE: a lot of dark fantasy and horror short stories.
ALL are literature you MIUST read ( or at least listen to ) to have a complete life experience if you are one who enjoys the fantastic.

I discovered Lovecraft in 1975 (along with the heavy metal music of Judas Priest ) and it changed my universe forever.
That teenaged summer was one where I looked long at dark midwestern thunder-storms and feared my tread through dry cornfields would accidentally transport me through a invisible door-way into another dimension of cosmic horror.

H. P. Lovecraft ROCKED my world and mutated my DNA into that of an artist.
It redirected the stars and altered the journeys of the dark planets of my dreams.
I've read everything he has written and have re-read everything I could find in new annotated original manuscripts.
My enjoyment of this amazing literature has grown greater as I've grown older and could appreciate it even better.

Aa amazing collection of lost every one of his earth shaking best horror stories in clouding my favortires:
The Call of Cthuhlu
The Dunwich Horror
The Lurking Fear
The Shunned House
Rats in the Walls ( which alone would have placed Lovecraft in the history of great horror forever)
They even include the story he wrote for the biggest action hero of the day - Harry Hundini -
"Imprioned by the Pharaohs"

An awesome collection of indefatigable singularity!

Howard Lovecraft loved cats. He put his own cat, as well as himself, often into his stories. In RATS IN THE WALLS the cat is Howard's cat. That was his name. For many years I've read edited stories where the cat's name was changed to BLACK MAN. When I read an unedited original version of the story with the original cat's name I about fell out of my chair. Yes, Lovecraft was a complex man of the 1920's and felt with the racial prejudices and homophobia of that age - yet he ended up marring a jewish woman and willing all his writing to a young homosexual friend. He is a genius, and cannot be painted black and white easily so to speak.

This all is delt with in another book, with humor and wit and great stories all on it own, about black people and the Lovecraft mythos called: LOVECRAFT COUNTRY by Matt Ruff. I highly recommend it, too.

H. P. Lovecraft was the greatest american horror writer ever.
A genius.

And H.P. Lovecraft's cat was named WHAT

  • Revival

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: David Morse
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,523
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,528

In a small New England town, over half a century ago, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. The men and boys are all a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls feel the same about Reverend Jacobs - including Jamie’s mother and beloved sister, Claire. With Jamie, the Reverend shares a deeper bond based on a secret obsession.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sinister and Classic King

  • By David Shear on 11-12-14

That is not un-read which can eternal lie...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-04-18

REVIVAL
By Stephen King

King fully writes a love-letter to Howard P. Lovecraft.

REVIVAL starts with a famous quote from The Call of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft.

That is not dead which can eternal lie,
and with strange eons even death may die.

REVIVAL list's some of the forbidden books named in Lovecraft's mythos.

And thus, Stephen King creates a Lovecraftian scenario:
REVIVAL weaves a long tale that takes our heroe's entire lifetime to experience, about a Cthulhu-like-entity on the verge of our existence. It's known because a mad scientist experiments with a new kind of electricity that accidentally opens doors between the HERE and the THERE where the "Cthulhu-like-entity" is.

The GOOD PART:
REVIVAL has a delicious flavor like H.P. Lovecraft's story; "Nyalathotep" in which a carnival-Pharaoh uses weird electric devices to preach about the apocalypse.

Then REVIVAL transforms into "From Beyond", & finally crawls onward to reflect "The Call Of Cthulhu".

REVIVAL even gets a wonderful Ray Bradbury feel when it describes a "Dark Carnival". It even mentions one of Bradbury's characters from "Something Wicked This Way Comes".

THE PROBLEM ( for me) with the story is this:
• I like the "bad guy".
• I dislike the "good guy".

I really liked the mad-scientist / carnival-reverend.
I was intrigued by his experiments & the "magic-electricity" he was discovering. I understood the mad-scientist who basically seems to be trying to do good. He has a terrible incident in his early life that pushes him to the study the DARK-SIDE. Great stuff indeed for a villain!

However, the HERO was a rude, unlikable, ungrateful bastard who spends most of the tale being a real jerk to the mad-scientist, even after the villain saves his life. What an idiot!
They meet when the hero is 6 years old, and they knock in and out of each other's lives like "billiard balls" for the next 60 years - give or take.

REVIVAL is fiendish FUN.
But… I wish the hero was a shade more "heroic" - wish he had a bit more "wonder" in his nature, was respectful of great adventure, incredible discoveries, or amazing experiences, and wasn't just a low-brow rock musician overly scared of the world.

However, heh-heh, turns out he kinda' has every right to be scared.

But, come-on, WE ALL knew THAT when we picked up a new HORROR novel by Stephen King, why didn't HE?!

  • Malleus: Warhammer 40,000

  • Eisenhorn, Book 2
  • By: Dan Abnett
  • Narrated by: Toby Longworth
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 825
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 774
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 774

A century after his recovery of the alien Necroteuch, Gregor Eisenhorn is one of the Imperial Inquisition's most celebrated agents. But when a face from his past returns to haunt him, and he is implicated in a great tragedy that devastates the world of Thracian Primaris, Eisenhorn's universe crumbles around him. The daemon Cherubael is back, and it seeks to bring the inquisitor to ruin - either by his death or by turning him to the service of the Dark Gods.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great story and performance!

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-09-18

In a universe far far away … it is the dark ages.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-14-17

Malleus: Warhammer 40,000
Dan Abnett

A long time ago in a universe far far away … it is the dark ages.

This is Star Wars… but envisioned by Clive Barker, with detailed notes from H.P. Lovecraft, and rocking to a heavy-metal beat.

THE SETTING:
The Future. Man-kind's Emperium covers the universe. Humans travel great distances by sailing star-ships through "warp space". Manned by psychics who can guide ships through warp space.

THE DANGER:
Unfortunately, "the Warp" is not just the empty space between stars. It's another dimension. The big unspoken truth of this universe is the Warp might be hell. It's full of horrible ghosts. Human and alien dead. Some have evolved into vastly powerful demonic beings & monster-gods. Unfortunately, by the time man-kind figured this out, the Emperium is as wide, and to travel anywhere you HAVE too use the warp.

A DARK UNIVERSE:
The battle to save the human race from corruption from the Warp has been waging for many thousands of years … and is not going well.
Like in the middle ages, much knowledge has been lost.
Superstition has risen.
Science has devolved into a religion where tech-priests pray to machine-spirits.
Ancient and gigantic, battle-ships travel through the void. Many of their gothic-cathedral interiors are now dark and vacant as humanity's armies decrease.

A DARK UNIVERSE so dangerous, so lavish in gothic, dark detail it teeters your mind on the edge of insanity. Mutant-monsters from the WARP threaten the human universe in a epic war that has no end.

WHAT WILL SAVE US?
What will save humanity from this EXTREMELY frightening vision of the future?

The most powerful thing in the universe is… love.

Dan Abnett's beautifully written characters.
No matter how dire or vile their situation, they are bound together by the greatest power in the universe: LOVE.

Warm-heartfelt friendship, respect, love for their "Master" Eisenhorn, and each other - These friends and comrades fight vast darkness with strength, wit, warmth, humor, and a a eternal feeling that the human spirit will always rise above all the chaotic darkness out of the WARP.

This is brilliant literature not to be missed.

  • Horusian Wars: Resurrection

  • Warhammer 40,000, Book 1
  • By: John French
  • Narrated by: John Banks
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 93

War rages in the Caradryad Sector. Worlds are falling to madness and rebellion, and the great war machine of the Imperium is moving to counter the threat. Amongst its agents is Inquisitor Covenant. Puritan, psyker, expert swordsman, he reserves an especial hatred for those of his order who would seek to harness the power of Ruin as a weapon. Summoned to an inquisitorial conclave, Covenant believes he has uncovered such a misguided agent and prepares to denounce the heretic Talicto before his fellows.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic story, narration and production!

  • By pascal on 09-29-17

In a universe far far away …it is the dark ages.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-03-17

Resurrection: The Hourusian Wars - War Hammer 40,000
by John French

WHAT IT IS:
A long time ago in a universe far far away … it is the dark ages.

This is Star Wars… but envisioned by Clive Barker, with detailed notes from H.P. Lovecraft… and ROCKIN' to HEAVY-METAL.

Mankind's empire stretches across the universe. Humans travel great distances by sailing star-ships through "warp space". Manned by psychics who can guide ships through the warp.

THE UNSPOKEN TRUTH IS:
Unfortunately, "the Warp" is not just the empty space between stars. It's another dimension. The big unspoken truth of this universe is the Warp might be hell. It's full of screaming ghosts. Human and alien dead. Some have evolved into vastly powerful demonic beings & monstrous gods. Unfortunately, by the time man-kind figures this out, it's too late. Mankind's empire is as wide as the universe, and to travel anywhere you HAVE too use the WARP.

These War Hammer 40k books are tales of the battle to save the human race. The battle has been waging for many thousands of years … and is not going well.

Like in the DARK AGES, man-kind has lost much knowledge.
Superstition rules.
Science has devolved into a religion where tech-priests prey to machine-spirits.
Gigantic, ancient battle-ships travel through the void. Many of their gothic-cathedral interiors are now dark and vacant as humanity's numbers decrease.

A DARK universe so lavish in gothic-scary detail it teeters your mind on the edge of insanity.
Mutant-monsters from the WARP threaten the human mind and soul in an epic war with no end.
Yep, an' it's not going well. How do you defeat the armies of the HELL-dimension? ...in outer-space?

What can save this very VERY V E R Y dark vision of the future and make it an enjoyable read??

Wonderfully imaginative Characters, and military sects, and religions, and weird science, and scary MONSTERS - each more fantastic than the last. Genius!

WHO WILL SAVE US:
A "Rag-tag bunch of misfits" stand against the EVIL from the WARP.
They're awkward but extremely advanced in the skills of battle.
They remind me of "Buckeroo-Banzai and his Hong Kong Cavaliers"

They are…

• Covenant - Leader. Grim martial-art warrior. Scarred, and tattooed.

• Galvious - Tech-priest adopted by Convent's crew - Cybernetic humanoid/spider being who seems morbidly depressed, yet not without an odd sense of humor.
A C3PO for this UNIVERSE OF TERROR.

• Severita - A death-dealing amazon.

• Enna - Another orphaned amazon-warrior adopted by Convent's crew.

• Joseph - Old and clam - a Priest who swings a mean war-hammer. I thought of him looking like Rob Halford: the 60-plus-year-old lead-singer for the classic heavy-metal band JUDAS PRIEST.

• Mylika - A Psyker . WITCH. Looks of a wraith, but with the loving presence of a mother.

Together they root out the demonic infiltration. Solving mysteries and fighting WARP creatures.

Great adventure in a UNIVERSE OF TERROR so dark and dangerous that to fight for survival many humans have become augmented monsters, barely recognizable as human any more.

The reader could have done a little less "acting" and more "reading" for my tastes. However, this book is genius! Pure Genius!

Would LOVE seeing this as an effects-heavy live-action action-horror-movie - with a sound track by JUDAS PRIEST!

"All witches are saints, all demons are angels."

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Scarlet Gospels

  • By: Clive Barker
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 601
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 570
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 571

The Scarlet Gospels takes listeners back many years to the early days of two of Barker's most iconic characters in a battle of good and evil as old as time: The long-beleaguered detective Harry D'Amour, investigator of all supernatural, magical, and malevolent crimes, faces off against his formidable and intensely evil rival, Pinhead, the priest of hell. Barker devotees have been waiting for The Scarlet Gospels with baited breath for years, and it's everything they've begged for and more.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Guys, I have a great idea for character voices...

  • By Jim Fenner on 06-03-15

Pin-Head Has Risen From HELL!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-24-17

I loved this book - this damned scary frighting book.
I've been waiting for it for so very long.
It's the return of one of the greatest monsters in modern literature.
It's the return of one of the greatest monsters in modern horror movies.
And it's written by the original creator of this marvelous monster…CLIVE BARKER.

Books are like people. Clive says,
Open them up and they are read.
Red.
Oh yes this is read, and RED...bright red... with bloody horror! It's gory, and mind-chilling thrilling-adventure through HELL dimensions as only Clive Barker can create.

I know Clive Barker. I met him back in the 80's… Clive is a brilliant man. He changed horror literature. Upped it all a notch. Clive made reading books a real scary event again.
Not since H.P. Lovecraft rocked my teenaged world, has any author scared and thrilled me as much as Clive Barker.

Clive told me he made the first HELL RAISER film for a very small amount of money. He sold the rights to the character Pinhead for a mere 35K! He laughed at my shock when he told me that, and said with his bright mischievous smile;
Well, I had no idea I had created the new Dracula!

I gasped.
Will you get him back?

I dunno. I'm writing a lot of other things right now… but maybe. You never know.

Then I BEGGED him to write more adventures of PINHEAD, my favorite new MONSTER.

Then, many years later, I was at his offices working on another project and he pulled out a copy of THE SCARLET GOSPELS.

You're going to like this one! Clive beamed.

I did. …and, I secretly thought, maybe, just maybe, Clive Barker, the greatest horror writer alive, wrote it because little old me begged him to write more of Pin-Head and his fearful cenobite mythology.

Books are like people. Clive says,
Open them up and they are read.

  • Dante

  • Warhammer 40,000
  • By: Guy Haley
  • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244

Dante is Chapter Master of one of the noblest but most troubled Chapters of Space Marines in the Imperium: the Blood Angels. From the time of his birth in the rad-scarred wastes of Baal Secundus, he was destined for glory and strife. From his apotheosis to Scout, to the hive cities of Armageddon and the alien menace of the Cryptus system, Dante has waged war against all the enemies of the Imperium. He has witnessed the divine, and struggled against the darkness within all sons of Sanguinius.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A perfect Blood Angel story.

  • By Robert on 10-01-17

WAR WITHOUT END! "There is hope…yet."

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-24-17

DANTE
review:
When I was a young boy I read "DANTE'S INFERNO".
It gave me nightmares.
It also shot me through with a creative lightning of artistic inspiration. I re-created it's gruesome illustrations on the walls of a volunteer "Halloween Haunted House" while I was in high school, and, thusly I won our high school class First Place in a contest for spookiest room. -
So with such fond memories I picked this book.
Wow.
This is genius work.
This book depicts a horrifically dark galaxy rocked with a war so detailed with strange alien beings and cultures and weapons that my mind fairly quaked with near-madness at contemplating such a insanely frightening future for the human race.

The story is about a young boy, struggling through a terrible life on a war-ravaged world. He goes on a quest to gain a better life… to become a "Blood Angel"; a huge, power-armor wearing, Ultra-Space Marine.
The boy undergoes many dangerous trials. Relentless, the boy is finally transformed into a much larger and stronger "super-warrior" …much like Captain America. However, this sect of Space Marines are more than mere-human. They are also immortal blood drinking vampires. They follow a code of honor to protect the weak from evil. They battle through the war-torn cosmos by order of a god-emperor and a mysterious apparition of unknown supernatural abilities; a real golden angel it seems.

These frightening man-creatures clad in their ancient blood red and golden armor, welding awesome weapons crackling with lightning blades, inhabited by sacred machine-spirits, all in a lush religious/warrior culture that has existed for many thousands of years. They fight war without end to protect the human race from… well… from an bio-mechanical alien menace that is so terrible & evil it endangers the entire universe and it is winning.

I was riveted to the story. I was in awe of the sights revealed to my mind. This is an EPIC tale of a boy who becomes the most powerful Man-monster-warrior to lead a race of super vampire-space marines into battle against a foe so terrible even they have no chance of winning.

However, a golden angel appears to our hero and says "There is hope, yet ."

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