The Exorcist: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
October 2011
12 hours 52 minutes
''A horror story for all midnights.'' — The Boston Globe

Inspired by the shockingly true story of a child’s demonic possession in the 1940s, William Peter Blatty's iconic novel focuses on Regan, the eleven-year-old daughter of a movie actress residing in Washington, D.C. When sweet Regan's behavior turns sinister, a small group of overwhelmed yet determined individuals take it upon themselves to rescue the poor girl from her unspeakable fate. Timeless and terrifying, The Exorcist is a story that has gripped the public zeitgeist for more than half a century.

Originally published in 1971, it remains one of the most controversial novels ever written. A literary phenomenon soon after its release, it spent fifty-seven weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, seventeen consecutively at number one. It also became a wildly popular motion picture, garnering ten Academy Award nominations. On the opening day of the film, lines of fans stretched around city blocks. In Chicago, frustrated moviegoers used a battering ram to gain entry through the double side doors of a theater. In Kansas City, police used tear gas to disperse an impatient crowd who tried to force their way into a cinema. The three major television networks carried footage of these events, and CBS’s Walter Cronkite devoted almost ten minutes to the story. The Exorcist was, and is, more than just a novel and a film: it is a true landmark of American culture. . . and a reflection of our innermost fears.

Purposefully raw and profane, The Exorcist continues to engross and disturb readers. It remains an unforgettable reading experience that will continue to shock and frighten new generations of readers.
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Sabrina Salgado

An amazing narration. This was my first audiobook. It gave me chills!

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Story was great, sometimes the narrator seemed like he was whispering.

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Nothing but greatness

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I have seen this movie a million times, but after listening to this at night....I slept with the lights on! AWESOME!!!

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Stephen L.

Terrifying and emersive, narrator does a great job!

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Martin T.

I’ve seen the Exorcist many times over the years, but I really enjoyed listening to the book! The author did a miraculous job narrating it, and I could not put it down until I finished it! Fantastic!!

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wow! Book was great. Narrator really brought this book to life. As each chapter went on I found myself not wanting to take my headphones off. I can honestly say the book was so much more entertaining then then movie. the way everything is so detailed in describing each scene was awesome and had me pretty damn spooked. The Exorcist is horror champ hands down!

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Jessica C.

Scary but loved it

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gaby t

outstanding book Just as the movie, verry exiting

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Shanna L

The narration took this already creepy book to a whole other level. I didn't realize how close the movie stayed with the book, but it was a great listen!

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Doreen Berarducci

My first audio book, I picked this book over many others. I was seventeen years old when the movie premiered. I couldn't get in to see it, you had to be eighteen , and they checked I.D. I bought the book instead. It was the most chilling book I have ever read. The movie is my #1 favorite. The narration is superb, it made me feel like that seventeen year old, laying in bed with a small lamp to read by, jumping at every creak and groan in my childhood home . It was glorious to feel that sense of creepiness again. A unique book, a unique writer and a subject matter so impossible yet possible all the same. Not for everyone, but I do love a good scare.

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Ronmel Aguilera

There is tremendous narration in this book. It's beautiful! You've never heard narration so good. You'll never want to listen to another narration again, you'll be sick of it.

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Robin Yeatman

Superb job of narrating by William Peter Blatty. Thrilling and chilling.

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Lizett McLoney

I love the book. The narrator was amazing. This book doesn't get old.

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