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  • The Scarlet Gospels

  • By: Clive Barker
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 612
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 581
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 582

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

Action Pinhead vs "Scott Backula with a bad NYC accent" and his LBGT superfriends

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

Reviewed: 06-21-15

The story was engaging, but in a video game sort of way and the one note "beat cop" protagonist did put a drag on whole thing. Pinhead is the real star of the show, and I wish there was more of the Hell Priest and less of "Scott Backula". The graphic details do drag on in some parts, because it feels like Barker is really trying to one up his gory performance in Hellbound Heart.

This story is great if you need some good pulp to carry you through the hours of the day, but be warned the gore isn't for the faint of heartbreaker and should probably be listened to in private or with headphones.

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