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Publisher's Summary

It's not every day that the devil knocks on your door.

From the critically acclaimed author of Only Forward comes a delightful new tale about Hannah, a young girl living a mundane existence in California, who discovers that her grandfather has been friends with the devil for the past 150 years...and now they need her help.

©2017 Michael Marshall Smith (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic Reviews

"A writer of talent and facility and a little genius." (Neil Gaiman)
"I couldn't be more impressed with Smith's inventiveness." (SF Reviews)
"An amazing talent." (Bookslut)

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another awesome story from MMS

please, please, please...more MMS audiobooks! Hannah Green was excellent but MMS has many other classic books waiting to be told!

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So glad that Michael Marshall Smith is back

And he's definitely still on form. I've loved his work since my first read, but wish he'd write more! I do like his Michael Marshall books too, but as MMS he seems to have a much greater imagination. This book creates yet another wonderful tapestry including Hell, the Devil, 12 fallen angels, and a mushroom. Not to be missed!

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  • Carole
  • 12-01-17

Great story slightly marred by narration

Love the story, which has a very satisfying ending. The narrator was great and I could have lived with his mispronunciation of 'eldritch'. However his inability to pronounce one of the protagonist's name correctly meant I couldn't enjoy the book as much as could.

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  • Penelope
  • 09-24-17

slow start

The writer was quite sardonic which suits my British sense of humour, although at the beginning that felt like all he had. But as the characters developed I warmed to them. The narrator did an excellent job.

I enjoyed the little philosphies popped in about life is just as it is, the balanced nature, and the struggles we go through. Really liked the ending. Often stories are left for us to decide...I enjoyed knowing how everyone continues with their lives.

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  • Emily
  • 08-29-17

Gripped until the end!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I adore Michael Marshall Smith's work, and this did not disappoint. I'm new to audiobooks but the narrator read clearly and kept me engaged in the story. <br/><br/>The story itself was gripping, and I loved the twists and turns. I really enjoyed it.

Which character – as performed by William Roberts – was your favourite?

The Old man in the black wrinkled linen suit and the demon.

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

I laughed quite a few times due to Hannah's thoughts and decision making.