excellent story, good action, decent plot, absolutely horrible narration. His voice for Edwin was grating enough but when Molly arrived I literally couldn't bring myself to listen anymore. It was like nails on a chalkboard. Normally I don't like when a series changes narrators, but I'm actually looking forward to getting to the 3rd and 4th and so on just to be able to listen to them again.
The voice actor does a great job for the main character, but makes young roles have old man and old women voices and the main supporting women role who is supposed to be petite sound like she sings bass. It was very distracting. he made the voices easy to differentiate, but didn't seem like he did his homework on who they were coming from.
I have to agree with everyone else, the narrator did a horrible job on the female voices and the intonations are very off. Parts that should have been more somber or relaxed were upbeat and surprised. I like the story and didn't find it trite or forced.
It's Simon R. Green so I had to get it. It's very similar to the nightside series. It a shared universe so I was happy to be back in this world. I finished the nightside series recently. I enjoyed it. The narrator was fine. I wasn't blown away. I will definitely pick up more of these stories.
I found this series after reading Hawk and Fisher and the Nightside series.
Thought I'd give it a go and I am very glad I did.
If you like Greens tongue in cheek style of writing give Secret Histories a try. I don't think you will be disappointed.
Shamin Bond is a Eddie Drood. He has golden armor that is out of this world awesome (literally, out of this world).
It's the duty of the Drood's to protect mankind from supernatural nasties, or is it?