Imagine a British 'Brother Odd' and add in a little Mickey Spillane - a fun supernatural book with lots of snarky comments.
I looked and sampled sound bytes and read reviews for a least a week before I took a chance on "The Devil You Know." I was more than satified with this purchase, I was enchanted and mesmerized! The British accent of the narrator is "spot on," and his characters all have their own voices. The narration adds to the enjoyment of the experience.
The plot is tight, humourous, and some of the loose ends are wound up. However there is enough interest left for you the listener to want to visit Felix "Fix" Castor's world again!
This book was actually my first venture into the more modern(in this case dark) fantasy realm. Before my fantasy reads/listens were more classic old world stuff. I have to say I'm a fan though, of this book anyway, well written with interesting twists and turns. The narrator really brought it to life though, just fantastic work.
Enjoyed this story very much. The characters were quirky and flawed and thereby easy to identify with. I was glad I could go right into the sequel and am looking forward to the next after that.
A dark, supernatural mystery with flashes of humor. Should appeal to anyone who likes the Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris.
Great writing - spot-on narration makes this one of my favorites. I love that Felix Castor plays such a hard-nosed anti-hero and is the unlucky bastard he is.
I've already listened to "Vicious Circle" and ordered the third book, "Dead Man's Boots" from overseas since its not for sale in the US. I'm half-way through reading that and will definitely order the 4th (and most recent) book when done with that.
Great sarcasm, and very clever writing along with a perfect narration really brings this story to life.
It was a little slow getting started and I almost quit on this book but once it got started, I couldn't stop! If you like an odd horror novel, this is the one for you.
Totally enjoyable read/listen. I would recommend this to anyone who likes a good story in a non-traditional environment. Character development was rich and a cheeky sense of humor prevailed. The first thing I did when I finished the story was to go on-line and see if there was a series, I hope there will be.