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Frank Cotton's insatiable appetite for the dark pleasures of pain led him to the puzzle of Lemarchand's box, and from there, to a death only a sick-minded soul could invent. But his brother's love-crazed wife, Julia, has discovered a way to bring Frank back-though the price will be bloody and terrible . . . and there will certainly be hell to pay. This book is the basis for the blockbuster movie Hellraiser.

©2009 Clive Barker (P)2013 David N. Wilson

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Great book

But come on Clive, Cenobites don't sound like that! 😢😅❤💀 Ahh well, its good to have the great man reading to us peasants

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-10-2018

Wonderful and Brilliant

I purchased this because it is both by a well known author and it is narrated by that same author. I feel that the author is the best person to know how properly to narrate the story. The story is a scary masterpiece about love and lusts folly and is performed wonderfully.

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  • Danielle Morrison
  • 08-02-2018

A Must!

The Hellbound Heart is one of the best works in Barker’s Arsenal. Barker’s performance of his work only adds to the beautiful gore found within his pages. As a fan of the film, I enjoy there being so much different from the source material. Both are allowed to live and breathe inside the same universe, while being independent enough to feel fresh with each reading, or in the case of the film, viewing, of the work. 5 stars all the way!

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  • Haley
  • 02-05-2018

Horror Classic

I remember buying this book before but I cannot for he life of me find it anywhere, yet even so I'm glad to have the audible version. an easy read and an entertaining one. I feel the voice work could have been more enthusiastic but eh, it's not a deal breaker.

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  • Jer
  • 29-05-2017

It is a must for all Clive Barker's fans!

I loved the fact that Clive Barker himself narrated this classic storybof his. Clive's voice, suprisingly soothing and delicate can at moments become really scarry while he reads the villain's lines. He read it so well as if he were a professional actor. It was an experience really worth having.

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  • Lex
  • 07-04-2021

Jesus wept...

Much better than the movie, which is saying something. Clive Barker has the most interesting imagination.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-02-2021

Broken audiobook

On my end I can’t play anything but the sample chapter. Will be returning sadly

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  • Jason Begly
  • 03-02-2021

The Hellbound Heart

A classic book with no happy ending. One of my favorites by Clive Barker. This version was the audiobook read by Clive Barker. Normally the author somehow screws up the performance of their own books in my past experiences, but I think he did a great job. Took absolutely nothing away from the horrific tale warning of the dangers of screwing with the supernatural.

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  • Evelyn Arciniegas
  • 30-12-2020

I liked the book more than the movie

some of the imagery and suffering Frank experiences is unique to the book and it really captures the hell Frank went through

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  • isabel matamoros
  • 06-12-2020

Interesante, encantador y aterrador

Es una experiencia terrorífica que es algo distinta a la película pero también resulta ser algo nuevo si primero vistes primero la pelicula, te llena de intriga y lo mejor resulta ser el final y la reflexión final, la historia es suave y se desarrolla de buena manera y te deja asombrado de las cosas grotescas que hay, lo recomiendo.

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  • Joey Cagle
  • 22-10-2020

horror classic

this is an amazing book, made even better because of the narration by the author.

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  • pete waddoups
  • 14-03-2017

Great

I loved it, listened in one sitting, a good companion to the book. With barkers telling you can hear drama of love and lies unfurl leaving all hope lost

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  • Djinn V
  • 23-02-2021

Hellraiser

I absolutely enjoyed this it is a perfect listen for any fan of hellraiser and Clive barker was the best possible narrator

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  • Paul G.
  • 18-12-2020

great novella

Loved it. Read it years ago. Hearing Barker read it added the icing on the cake.

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  • Tom Docherty
  • 15-11-2020

loved this title

short but a gripping story, having watched the films numerous times I felt it would be full to dive into the original inspiration, I was not dissapointed.

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  • bear2dope
  • 23-10-2020

If you like the movie you will love the book!

Superbly read by Clive Barker. Even darker than the film and brilliant experience for Hellraiser fanatics. Highly recommended this one.

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  • Will Sam
  • 16-08-2020

Very filmic and graphic horror

I really enjoyed this short story. it's good in a very linier way and feels very filmic in its telling. I'm surprised it hasn't been turned into a film. (though this series was the bases or influence for Hellraiser)
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  • Shel
  • 04-06-2020

Perfect horror fiction

The Hellbound Heart is a classic piece of horror fiction; you can absolutely see why this was a no-brainer to anyone to adapt it into a film. It’s near perfect in its descriptions and concepts, because it’s a novella there is absolutely nothing you could trim to improve it. I’d highly recommend the audiobook read by the author Clive Barker himself.

*audiobook supplied by the publisher*

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  • Neville Townsend
  • 09-05-2020

Pinhead

The story that spawned Hellraiser Clive Barker at his best listen to this if you dare

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  • Spencer Cain
  • 09-10-2019

The best version

Clive Barker's narration is essential. The story itself is gripping and never seems to slack.

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  • Mark Sutton
  • 27-07-2019

Great Book

If you enjoy the Hellraiser franchise then this is a must listen. I slow crawled through it because it isn't long, but it's well worth a credit.

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