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Mar 13, 2024

“Deliver Me From Eva” by Paul Bailey Audiobook by Tale Teller Club Intro by Sarnia de la Maré FRSA

“Deliver Me From Eva” by Paul Bailey is a captivating novel that weaves together elements of mystery, romance, and horror. Let’s delve into the intriguing world of this book:

Plot Summary:The story revolves around Eva, a strong-willed and independent woman who becomes the center of attention for three men.
Each man tries to win her over, but they soon discover that Eva’s past and her complicated relationships with family and friends make it difficult for her to trust and open up1.

Setting and Characters:The novel opens with the breeziness of a mystery/romance typical of the 1930s and 40s.
Mark Allard, a young lawyer with bright prospects, has just married Eva in a whirlwind romance.
After a brief honeymoon in San Francisco, Mark drives Eva to her family’s estate in Pasadena to meet his new in-laws.
There, he encounters the cool, beguiling beauty of Thalamus and unexpectedly finds himself a prisoner of a clan of brilliant New Age whackos.
These eccentric individuals seek eternal enlightenment through addictive experimental chiropractics, leading Mark into a head-spinning, cover-to-cover read filled with grotesque, unpredictable, and darkly humorous moments2.

Author:Paul Bailey, an American osteopath, publisher, editor, and reputed writer of historical novels, took a different direction with “Deliver Me From Eva.”
This contemporary science fiction novel combines elements of romantic mystery and horror, making it a unique addition to Bailey’s repertoire2.

Legacy:“Deliver Me From Eva” is regarded as one of the best horror/crime novels of the 20th century.
Its non-stop pace and twisted narrative keep readers engaged throughout the book2.

In summary, “Deliver Me From Eva” is a gripping tale that blends genres, introduces memorable characters, and takes readers on an unforgettable journey into madness and depravity. If you enjoy suspenseful and unconventional storytelling, this novel is well worth exploring.

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Deliver Me from Eva
by Paul Bailey

In “Deliver Me From Eva”, several intriguing characters play pivotal roles in the twisted narrative. Let me introduce you to a few of them:

  1. Eva:

    • The enigmatic and strong-willed protagonist around whom the story revolves.
    • Eva’s past and complex relationships with family and friends make her a fascinating character.
    • Her mysterious aura draws the attention of three men who vie for her affections.
  2. Mark Allard:

    • A young lawyer with a promising future.
    • Mark marries Eva in a whirlwind romance, but their journey takes unexpected turns.
    • His encounter with Eva’s family in Pasadena leads to bizarre and darkly humorous situations.
  3. Thalamus:

    • A beguiling beauty and a member of Eva’s family.
    • Thalamus is part of a clan obsessed with experimental chiropractics and New Age beliefs.
    • Her influence over Mark adds to the novel’s intrigue and suspense.

These characters, along with others, contribute to the gripping and unpredictable nature of the novel. “Deliver Me From Eva” weaves their stories into a tapestry of madness and depravity, leaving readers spellbound.

Publication date 2024-01-18Topics librivox, audiobooks, hypnosis, mad science, burned alive, skull plate manipulation, decapitation, no legsLanguage English

LibriVox recording of Deliver Me from Eva by Paul Bailey.
Read in English by Ben Tucker
When a frequently published writer of historical novels lays a masterpiece of uninhibited, spine-chilling horror on a publisher's desk, the event is as rare and unexpected as angels in hades. And DELIVER ME FROM EVA is as rare as the event-take it from us. The book held our editor spellbound, as it will everyone who reads it. When he'd finished the last gripping line his blood was running as cold as a lizard's belly, and for a week he dared not turn off his lights at night. We swear it's the most gosh-awful, horrific spine-tingler imaginable, but we're not revealing any of its awesome secrets. All we'll tell you is that, like the weird and imaginative flights of Poe, Stevenson and James, DELIVER ME FROM EVA will hold you entranced. and glued to the chair, as it moves with breathless speed through to its astonishing climax. And if it isn't "literature"-what the devil is it? We dare you to read it! - Summary by THE PUBLISHERS from the Preface
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