The Books of Blood

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,150 ratings

The Books of Blood, Volume 1 Publisher's Summary

The Books of Blood combine the ordinary with the extraordinary while radiating the eroticism that has become Barker's signature. Weaving tales of the everyday world transformed into an unrecognizable place, where reason no longer exists and logic ceases to explain the workings of the universe, Clive Barker provides the stuff of nightmares in packages too tantalizing to resist.

Never one to shy away from the unimaginable or the unspeakable, Clive Barker breathes life into our deepest, darkest nightmares, creating visions that are at once terrifying, tender, and witty.

The Books of Blood confirm what horror fans everywhere have known for a long time: We will be hearing from Clive Barker for many years to come. This first volume contains the short stories : "The Book of Blood," "The Midnight Meat Train," "The Yattering and Jack," "Sex, Death, and Starshine," and "In the Hills, the Cities."

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  • Book 1

    • The Books of Blood, Volume 1

    • By: Clive Barker
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance, Dick Hill, Peter Berkrot, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 515
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 473
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 476

    Weaving tales of the everyday world transformed into an unrecognizable place, where reason no longer exists and logic ceases to explain the workings of the universe, Clive Barker provides the stuff of nightmares in packages too tantalizing to resist. This first volume contains the short stories : "The Book of Blood," "The Midnight Meat Train," "The Yattering and Jack," "Sex, Death, and Starshine," and "In the Hills, the Cities,"

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Everyone's a Book of Blood

    • By Steven Savile on 05-09-13

    Regular price: $17.99

  • Book 2

    • The Books of Blood, Volume 2

    • By: Clive Barker
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber, John Lee, Peter Berkrot, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195

    The Books of Blood combine the ordinary with the extraordinary while radiating the eroticism that has become Barker's signature. Weaving tales of the everyday world transformed into an unrecognizable place, where reason no longer exists and logic ceases to explain the workings of the universe, Clive Barker provides the stuff of nightmares in packages too tantalizing to resist.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Dread

    • By Wilfredo on 02-21-17

    Regular price: $17.99

  • Book 3

    • The Books of Blood: Volume 3

    • By: Clive Barker
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Xe Sands, Jeffrey Kafer, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123

    The Books of Blood combine the ordinary with the extraordinary while radiating the eroticism that has become Barker's signature. Weaving tales of the everyday world transformed into an unrecognizable place, where reason no longer exists and logic ceases to explain the workings of the universe, Clive Barker provides the stuff of nightmares in packages too tantalizing to resist.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bloody Great

    • By Davied on 05-04-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 4

    • The Books of Blood: Volume 4

    • By: Clive Barker
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer, Peter Bishop, Gigi Shane, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86

    Few authors can claim to have marked a genre so thoroughly and personally that their words have leaked into every aspect of modern pop culture. Clive Barker is such an author, and the Books of Blood marked his debut - his coming out to the world - in brilliant, unforgettable fashion. Crossroad Press is proud to present Clive Barker's Books of Blood in audiobook format for the first time. The Books of Blood combine the ordinary with the extraordinary while radiating the eroticism that has become Barker's signature.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Less horror.

    • By Roy on 06-18-18

    Regular price: $17.99

  • Book 5

    • The Books of Blood: Volume 5

    • By: Clive Barker
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer, Melissa Exelberth, Scott O'Neill, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86

    Few authors can claim to have marked a genre so thoroughly and personally that their words have leaked into every aspect of modern pop culture. Clive Barker is such an author, and the Books of Blood marked his debut - his coming out to the world - in brilliant, unforgettable fashion. Crossroad Press is proud to present Clive Barker's Books of Blood in digital for the first time.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Jeffrey Kafer and Scott Oneil shouldn't be reading

    • By Savagemaestro on 04-20-19

    Regular price: $17.99

  • Book 6

    • The Books of Blood: Volume 6

    • By: Clive Barker
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance, Dick Hill, Johnny Heller, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    Few authors can claim to have marked a genre so thoroughly and personally that their words have leaked into every aspect of modern pop culture. Clive Barker is such an author, and the Books of Blood marked his debut - his coming out to the world - in brilliant, unforgettable fashion. Crossroad Press is proud to present Clive Barker's Books of Blood in digital for the first time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Horror! Great Narration!

    • By Shieldslinger on 02-05-14

    Regular price: $17.99