Gripping, interesting, funny and intelligent. This Felix Castor novel has it all.
It puts you in the happy position of driving around the block one more time, just so you can hear some more.
Tight writing, pithy observations and delightful plot twists makes this a series to watch.
Michael Kramer does a fantastic job. He is soooo gooood with subtle nuances and inflection. His voice carries emotion and feeling without drastic changes in tone.
The 2nd installment rolls right along where the first left off. Good story, great characters, and a phenomenal narrator. I'm really curious where this series leads, the next book should be a pivotal point in the story, creating stages for an uber supernatural showdown of sorts.
you truly become absorbed in the story. It's the narration is seemless. The next step for me is looking for other books narrated by Michael Kramer
I loved Juliet (Ajulutsikael). She is sexy, devilishly alluring and deadly, all the things a woman longs to be.
When Rafi is in Pen's arms. It might seem sad, but he is finally fully "him" right then and she is able to hold him again in entirety.
A Succubus, An Exorcist, A Demon, A Zombie and a little girl
You don't have to read book one to follow this one. Read them out of order if you like, just read them.
Reader has obviously fake accent that vacillates between Australian, British, and South African. Pronunciation was deplorable and often took me away from the book. The misplaced modifiers often left me trying to figure out who was in trouble or getting thrown into a wall.
On the other hand, it was an ok book. The story line moves quickly, but can be repetitive at times. This is the first book in the series. I purchased books 1 and 2 when the "Find a New Series" sale was going on. I figured I may as well listen to the others and I'm glad I did; especially once the narrator was changed to an actual Brittish guy who had a grip on the author's sense of humor.
I can’t say enough about this series. A sarcastic self-serving exorcist with a shady past and a truck load of baggage, how could you not want to listen? Felix continues on his adventures with new allies and new problems. He always appears to be one step closer to solving the mystery, until a plot twist just throws it all to pieces. These books are well written, exciting, and captures the attention. I almost listen to the entire thing throughout one day. I highly recommend this series.
I feel kind of bad for comparing this series to the Dresden Files, it's just that it's my Urban Fantasy Gold Standard. In the story we are introduced to Felix Castor who is an exorcist. He doesn't recite any rites or preacher the word of good, instead he plays a recorder to remove bad spirits.
There are many concepts that are immediately familiar for any Urban Fantasy fan Werewolves, demons, and supernatural powers all move the story along with a hunger for more.
Read the Devil You Know before this book. Mike Carey does a good job of introducing characters again however the backstory will make at least one revelation in this book so much better.
Vicious Circle broadens an already great universe. it also is probably the most action packed of any other Felix Castor book.
I'm halfway though this one, and it still doesn't seem like it's started yet. The plot moves very slow, characters and scenes almost seem too detailed. I can't get enough motivation to continue to listen. Michael Kramer's narration was wonderful.
I loved the first book in the series. I listened every minute that I got a chance. I can't get get up the gumption to finish this one.
I haven't found one yet.
No. However, I'm willing to try the third book.
Mike Carey is an excellent writer who has a great command of the English language. He is also a master of dry humor. I'm a writer also, but if I could copy any writer's style, it would be his. This story is all right, although I liked his book, The Devil You Know, even better. Michael Kramer is a wonderful narrator. I could listen to him all day.
I started this series because I had read that it was comparable to Jim Butchers' Dresden Files. The first book was a little off, as they usually are, but this one really started to put some interesting ideas together. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
The narrator is a little bit droll, and his female voices need some work (
Jim Butcher: Dresden Files
I love the Felix Castor series, they are all amusing and twist you around til the end. Micheal Kramer is excellent for all the voices!! He makes the books come to life, Cannot wait for more in the Castor books!!! HURRY AND GET THEM,