First audio book and what a nice introduction.
The thought of what the second book will be about.
Such a nice listen. Afterwards is when I realised how great the performance was.
The Devil you know was an interesting change from the usual ghosts, vampires, werewolves and other supernatural creatures I've been meeting in my literary travels recently.
Michael Kramer is my favourite audio narrator, and although his "British" accent was a bit off putting at the start of the story, I quickly adjusted to his new voice. I think he could read grocery lists and keep the listener entranced.
I "read" audio books for entertainment and this book definitely kept me entertained. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good story, without gratuitous sex or violence and thankfully no "romance" either.
Mike Carey is a wonderful writer. His writing is tight, plus he has a great vocabulary and knows how to interject the best metaphors. His dry sense of humor causes me to laugh out loud at times. He knows how to keep the readers attention beginning to end. In addition, Michael Kramer is a wonderful narrator.
Great narration and story. I'm really not a private dick novel, but this is original and funny. I'm sure I'll get to the others in the series at a later date, once I get though more of my wish list :-)
I can only compare this series to Jim Butcher's "Dresden Files" and Simon Green's "Night Side" series. Paranormal twists and turns and HUMOR. If you enjoy Jim Butcher and Simon Green I think Mike Carey will please. Michael Kramer who is excellent at narration, and one of my favorites can express each character with flair. Enjoy.
Great book, had all the right elements. Mystery, magic, good writing. It did take me a little longer than usual to get sucked in, but once I did I was hooked. I've read the rest of the books in the series and they're all just as good. As another review said, they have a Jim Butcher feel to them but by no means the same books. Can't wait for more.
This audiobook is the perfect storm of narrator meets protagonist meets plot. Michael Kramer IS Felix Castor. He hits all the right notes here. And the story-Mike Carey does a great job of genre-bending. I do not care for Jim Butcher and this series is in the same vein but the writing here makes all the difference to me. Not for the faint of heart; there is gore galore but the witty dialogue and interesting plot twists make this book well worth while. The entire series is highly recommended.
I purchased this book months ago and just hadn't read it yet. I wasn't sure it was what I might like. What a Surprise!
I loved Felix and his abilities. The storyline kept my attention throughout and the thought of a necromancer with mystery to solve is a great subject.
The humor with a who-dun-it made it hard to stop listening.
Although some of the British terms had me confused at first, eventually I was able to determine what was being referenced.
I am HOOKED and looking forward to continuing the series. I have already started the next book and can't wait to see how Fix handles this one.
Mr. Carey's novel about Felix Castor's adventures with the spirits kept me intrigued the entire way through the novel, to its very end. His story came everywhere with me while it was on my iPod; and any free time that I had went to plugging in and catching extra bits of the tale.
Imagine a British 'Brother Odd' and add in a little Mickey Spillane - a fun supernatural book with lots of snarky comments.