Pandemonium by Daryl Gregory audiobook

Pandemonium

By Daryl Gregory
Read by Peter Berkrot

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It is a world like our own in every respect, save one. In the 1950s, random acts of possession begin to occur. Ordinary men, women, and children are the targets of entities that seem to spring from the depths of the collective unconscious, pop-cultural avatars some call demons. As a boy, Del Pierce is possessed by the Hellion, an entity whose mischief-making can be deadly. With the help of Del's family and a caring psychiatrist, the demon is exorcised...or is it? Years later, following a car accident, the Hellion is back, trapped inside Del's head and clamoring to get out. Del's quest for help leads him to Valis, an entity possessing the science fiction writer formerly known as Philip K. Dick; to Mother Mariette, a nun who inspires decidedly unchaste feelings; and to the Human League, a secret society devoted to the extermination of demons. All believe that Del holds the key to the plague of possession—and its solution. But for Del, the cure may be worse than the disease.

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Summary

It is a world like our own in every respect, save one. In the 1950s, random acts of possession begin to occur. Ordinary men, women, and children are the targets of entities that seem to spring from the depths of the collective unconscious, pop-cultural avatars some call demons. As a boy, Del Pierce is possessed by the Hellion, an entity whose mischief-making can be deadly. With the help of Del's family and a caring psychiatrist, the demon is exorcised...or is it? Years later, following a car accident, the Hellion is back, trapped inside Del's head and clamoring to get out. Del's quest for help leads him to Valis, an entity possessing the science fiction writer formerly known as Philip K. Dick; to Mother Mariette, a nun who inspires decidedly unchaste feelings; and to the Human League, a secret society devoted to the extermination of demons. All believe that Del holds the key to the plague of possession—and its solution. But for Del, the cure may be worse than the disease.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

[C]onsistently dynamic and entertaining. AudioFile
“Believable characters, a multilayered plot, and smooth prose define Gregory’s darkly ambitious debut novel.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A promising first effort that demonstrates Gregory’s ability to synthesize scraps of pop culture into a compelling, original story.” Kirkus Reviews
“Critics were even more impressed by Pandemonium’s well-developed characters…The possessions of the story affect the trajectories of the characters’ lives in the same way as mental illness, without transforming this novel into an allegory…While Gregory may occasionally channel the spirits of A. E. van Vogt and Philip K. Dick, his voice is strong enough to speak for itself.” Bookmarks magazine
“Peter Berkrot’s…narration echoes old-time detective noir…This story is fantasy, perhaps even dark fantasy, but not horror. Berkrot’s delivery keeps it separate from that more serious realm.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Daryl Gregory

Author Bio: Daryl Gregory

Daryl Gregory won the IAFA William L. Crawford Fantasy Award for his first novel, Pandemonium. His second novel, The Devil’s Alphabet, was nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award and was one of Publishers Weekly‘s best books of 2009. His novelette “Nine Last Days on Planet Earth” was a Hugo finalist. His short fiction has appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, and The Year’s Best SF. He has also written comics for BOOM! Studios and IDW.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 10.24
Audience: Adult
Language: English