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Those with the determination to commit to nearly an entire day of listening will be glad they put forth the effort, because this is one impressive production. Barker's 19th book is an epic saga of Hollywood's underbelly, a dazzling commentary on the world of glitz and glamour. With nods to vintage stars and today's hotties, listeners won't have trouble linking the book's characters to their real-life counterparts (e.g., who on earth could Keifer Smutherland be?). The story's darling is one Todd Pickett, an actor who's approaching a certain age and, seeking escape from the limelight, heads to an estate in the remote Coldheart Canyon neighborhood of Hollywood, where he becomes entangled in a fantastical web of ghosts of early movie stars. This mammoth tale is really best for celluloid fanatics and Barker diehards; so-so fans may want to space out the 22 hours of audio over some time. Audiobook veteran Muller rises to the occasion, and his stalwart performance should please Barker. His accents run the gamut, from an old Romanian priest to a pushy film agent. Not for the straitlaced listener, this audiobook hits hard and will stay with listeners for a while. Simultaneous release with the HarperCollins hardcover (Forecasts, July 23, 2001).
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.
Talk about coldhearted. The mansion in Coldheart Canyon where glamorous movie star Todd Pickett has retired to recover from botched plastic surgery has a door leading straight to a dreadful new world called The Devil's Country.
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.
From evidence in the author's introduction, I do wonder if this book was more difficult to produce than his others. Read morePublished on Nov. 11 2003 by Auliya
okay, i just slagged off heavily about "abarat" so i feel obliged to balance the scales by saying coldheart canyon is the only book i can remember literally not being able to put... Read morePublished on Nov. 2 2003 by miller stevens
A waste of everybody's time and energy, Barker's talent. I am open-minded, and I hung in there. Whichever characters survive this nightmare, I simply don't care anymore. Read morePublished on Sept. 14 2003
I was a little intimidated by the length of this book but I read it all in one night. It was remarkable and this is the Clive that I love dearly. Read morePublished on Aug. 31 2003 by DJ_Bitter
A full one-third of this book could have been edited out without effecting the story one bit. Wordy? YES !!!! Read morePublished on Aug. 14 2003 by Soundman
When asked by a more devoted Clive Barker fan what I thought of "Coldheart Canyon," I told him I couldn't put it down, but quickly added the disclaimer that he probably would not... Read morePublished on Aug. 8 2003 by John Ashley Nail
Coldheart Canyon is an interesting book. I will give it four stars, because it is closer to four than to three, but it deserves little more than 3 and a half. Read morePublished on Aug. 5 2003 by greatkingrat
Todd Pickett, one of the hottest movie stars of the last decade, faces the downfall of his career when extensive plastic surgery goes terribly wrong. Read morePublished on July 21 2003 by Geert Daelemans