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Publisher's Summary

Novelist Marlon James had his first book nominated as a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and his second book named a New York Times Editor’s Choice. In this, his third novel, a failing preacher in 1957 Jamaica is ousted by a fiery newcomer who sends the congregation into a frenzy of spiritual awakening—and violence.

©2005 Marlon James (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

Critic Reviews

“It’s 150-proof literary rum guaranteed to intoxicate and enchant. Highly recommended.” ( Library Journal)

What listeners say about John Crow’s Devil

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Culturally Suspenseful

Yes! Excellente! The weaving of culture and the supernatural was superb as was the performance of the narrator. Loved it!!!!

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Slow but surprising

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Sure

Has John Crow’s Devil turned you off from other books in this genre?

No it hasn't.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Robin Miles?

Sure

Could you see John Crow’s Devil being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

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Slow start. The characters were typical but well rounded. I found myself become very irritated with the blind faith of these characters which means the author did a great job of forming them and exposing their flaws. The ending was not expected. I loved the setting and the cultural beliefs of the characters. They reminded me of several family members! Overall, pretty good read.

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It low start but the book was beautiful! The performance was excellent! I loved it

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Entertaining

Loved the story and the familiar cultural references. The author did a fantastic job of bringing each character to life. He left no holes or gaps in the story. Can't wait to read other works.
I love Robin Miles, the narrator, but her accent missed the mark on this one. The listen would have been 10x better had been narrated by a native Jamaican.

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l love it!

It was just as captivating as his others! A real page turner. I am gonna read it again!

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amazing

The entire book was exceptionally gripping. Raw, beautiful, difficultly, but necessarily, thought provoking. A rewarding challenge but easy to read as each finished chapter ignited a thirst to continue listening.

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