Everville: The Second Book of 'the Art'

Narrated by: Chet Williamson
Series: Book of the Art, Book 2
Length: 21 hrs and 49 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (270 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

On the borderland between this world and the world of Quiddity, the sea of our dreams, sits Everville. For years, it has lived in ignorance of the gleaming shore on which it lies. But its ignorance is not bliss. Opening the door between worlds, Clive Barker delivers his characters into the heart of the human mystery; into a place of revelation, where the forces that have shaped our past - and are ready to destroy our future - are at work.

©1994 Clive Barker Ink (P)2015 David N. Wilson

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wish barker would get off his ass & write book 3

amazing story ..enjoyed much more than book 1........but book 3 is damn near 20 yrs. overdue! wtf.hope it's worth the wait

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Baker's Dream Sea does not disappoint

The sequel to Everv illegal finds us reuniting with Grillo, Tess, Raul, Harry and even little Mave.

The story, even though long, flowed nicely. It helped to tie up loose ends and made for a great read !

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Long & Detailed

Hard to follow some times. Barker's imagination is infinite and difficult to fathom. 24 years and no 3rd book...

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Good Story Great Narrator

Good audio book. Narrator is wonderful. Story was good, no plot twist that was memorable, just a really good story. I would certainly recommend to a friend.

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Yessss... Thank you Audible!

So, seriously, I read this a long long time ago and I'm SO happy that audible didn't forget about book 2! *Fan girl scream*

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Another prefect narrator and author mix

Chet Williamson, also a horror author, narrated this Second Book of the Art the way he did the first one, The Great and Secret Show, masterfully. He has a seemingly elastic voice, and an incredible head for the sound he has assigned to each of many characters. He truly brings Barker’s epic world to life.

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ok story

it did not live up to the suspense of the first book. bit a good story.

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I love Clive Barker and the Books of the Art.

perfect! I love all the detail and can see it in my mind eye so clearly. thank you for another great reading! this was my 3rd time reading this book, first time having it read to me. well done!

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Wanted to like it.

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Unfinished work.

Interesting story with unique plot. I am sad that Clive Barker hasn't published book 3. I feel incomplete and cheated.

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  • MR J LAMBERT
  • 05-09-20

Epic Dark Fantasy Horror From A True Master

Everville is the epic sequel to The Great and Secret Show. Although you could probably enjoy this story having not read the first book, I highly recommend you seek it out before diving into this one.
This book was written during Clive Barker's strongest period in the early '90s.
Barker seamlessly draws inspiration from many different genres, including horror, dark fantasy and romance, to create a truly unique and astonishing work of fiction.
Chet Williamson once again provides a masterful narration. The way he gives individual personality to each and every one of the numerous characters really shows a narrator at the top of his game.
Everville is one of my favourite Barker novels, and this Audible version certainly does not disappoint. Highly recommended.

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  • Tracy Foster
  • 03-08-19

JUST DO IT.....

Well, I've read this book several times, I mean, come on, there's nobody out there who writes like our Mr Barker.
this is a first though..... having it read to me, just joined AUDIBLE n I lurrrve it!!!
if I could change anything it would be to stop men doing women's voices, never heard one that doesn't make me wanna wince! Sorry guys but notching your normal voice up a bit just don't cut the mustard, I know it's not as easy as just 'getting a lady in' however.......
so, from a former die-hard TALKING BOOK hater.... I am a convert and CLIVE BARKER is a God and EVERVILLE is a stonking good read....
JUST DO IT.......

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  • S. P. Ashton
  • 10-15-18

Superb follow up to The Great and Secret Show.

This is a great Story. Superb narrative and amazing back story. Clive Barker has the most unique imagination in literature. My only criticism in the constant graphic sexual references. Every other page it seems someone is either having it, wanting it or imagining it. Some references make sense but it seems many of the others are completely irrelevant to the story.

The narrator has a good voice and tells the story well. it is a very good follow up to The Great and Secret Show. Can't wait for book 3, hurry up Mr. Barker!