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The Books of Blood: Volume 4

By: Clive Barker
Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer,Peter Bishop,Gigi Shane,Helen Lloyd,Mikael Naramore
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Summary

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. 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.

©2013 Clive Barker, Inc. (P)2013 David N. Wilson

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Fourth volume of horror

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Books of Blood: Volume 4?

The story 'The Body Politic' is one of the best of the entire series; a man who's hands begin rebelling.
And the very short story 'Down Satan' about one wealthy man's scheme to build Hell on Earth, is poignant and harsh in equal measure.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

That'd be telling.

Any additional comments?

With volume four, the tone of the Books of Blood begins to change. Moving away from horrific imagery and blood and guts, (though there is still plenty of each), Barker moves to more subtle, character based elements of evil. This trend will only continue in future volumes.

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Another Great Horror Collection

Books of Blood: Volume 4 is another excellent collection of horror short stories from one of the greatest writers of all time. While this collection is pretty strong, it's not quite as good as the volumes that came before.
The narrators all do wonderful jobs with their stories. I think it is a great idea to have different narrators for each story.
Another top quality presentation from Crossroad Press.
Highly recommended.

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Gave me nightmares

Actually gave me nightmares! But thoroughly enjoyed the gore and bloody descriptions from Clive Barker as always. Ok

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Would you consider the audio edition of The Books of Blood: Volume 4 to be better than the print version?

I will not say much about this book as I've already reviewed others of this series. This is more of the same and if you like the others you will no doubt like this I did not find this to be as good as some of the others.

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One of the best series of short stories ever.

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  • 02-08-20

Barker at his best

Lots of good stories in this one including my favorite revelations
Excellent narration from a fantastic cast I highly recommend getting the audiobook versions
I received a free review audiobook and voluntarily left this review

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  • Roy
  • 18-06-18

Less horror.

The 4th books of blood is in my opinion more a thriller then horror. I was disappointed.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-03-16

Vol 4

Another good collection of imaginative and utterly fantastic short stories from Barker. I especially love the last one the age of desire, very bizarre and horrific as all Barker fare but also ver y tragic and sad for its main protagonist Jerome. The rest are good too but this one stuck with me. one complaint for me in this and all books of blood, the English accented narrators are harder for me to listen cuz of there strong and sorry boring tones. I kno Barker is English and most stories are abroad from me in the US but the others with American accents are much better to me.

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  • Nicholas
  • 24-11-21

Some gems

I love me some Clive Barker, however this volume seems experimental like he was trying out new things. a good read and interesting Concepts. but not much aim towards me.

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  • Sidney G Fooshee
  • 19-10-21

Nice Collection of Horror Stories

Very diverse offering of horror stories. Intricately woven to create a sense of dread.