So, I'm blind- just fair warning that this book kind of ticked me off as a blind person.
It was sufficently good, if not compelling, except for the blindness thing. You may take nothing else away from this review, but I want you to take this: never take the arm of a blind person. Never. I am in no way kidding.
So my problem is not that this book isn't an interesting idea, it's that it's badly researched. I may be able to suspend disbelief enough to accept ghosts, witches, demons, and magic, but not enough to think a guy, no matter how motivated, adjusts to that level of becoming blind in a year. And again, he lets people drag him around by the arm. Bad hero. Bad.
If you aren't blind or good friends with a blind person, it's an all right story with good narration, but it has a pretty open ending. It does resolve some things, but leaves the hero in a very sticky situation. Hopefully in the sequel the hero will tell people that the right way to lead a blind person is to offer him your arm.
I haven't read the print version so cannot say.
Everything, catches you from the begining.
Great narration! Helped me form the images in my head quite nicely with out distracting me at all! Quite lovely:)
Yes, but if I put that info in here..... Would be a spoiler
Could not stop listening. I had to know what came next. Lovely Urban Fantasy! Intriguing, Scary, not your run of the mill. Joseph Nassie is a very good author, loved his Templar Chronicles. Waiting for thoes to make it to Audible!! Anthony Bowden brings to life the atmosphere and world Joseph Nassie created seamlessly, quite enjoyable. This book isn't going to change your life, but is a wonderful break from reality!
Yes, I would listen again, in fact I have listened to it a couple of times now. I enjoy the darkness, the humor, and the characters. .
I especially like Jeremiah Hunt. I like his attitude and how he changes so subtly through the story. His sarcastic view of life is similar to mine.
I am not sure... When I read I can hear hte characters in the voice I imaigne them to have, and I am not sure I would have given people the voices he gave, yet I enjoyed the narrative immensely and I didn't dislike any of the voices or styles he choice.
I can't wait to read the second book of the series
Yes I would. The writing style is similar to my favourite book series - The Dresden Files
The Dresden Files series. The main protagonist has strong similarities to Harry Dresden.
Just really enjoyed the book right from the start
“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” ― Jorge Luis Borges
The Dresden series was more interesting. There are some parallels between those two series, but Dresden was a more likable character. Maybe if there was a bit more chemistry between two main characters the book would interest me to continue the series. I'll get the next one if it get on sale for like 3 bucks, otherwise I'm not interested.
Anthony Bowden is one of the best narrators out there. Voices for other characters were okay, but for the main character he was simply amazing.
No, but I will now.
This was a pretty good book in terms of story, not fantastic, but pretty good. I think there is a need for Audible to use tenths for ratings. The story is more like a 3.6 ish, which is pretty good for a 1st of story. The naration is phenomenal, with good characters and a very believable main character.
I bought this book one sale, so I can't be too disappointed. However, the story line, though okay, was basically a Dresdin File with Harry's little brother. In addition, the main character had very little depth and it was difficult to become emotionally attached to anyone in this book. The story line was haphazard and didn't make a lot of sense at times.. like why the eyes? I get there was a spell gone badly, but it didn't make a lot of sense why he would do it in the first place. The narration was okay if you take out the female voices. Which were reminiscent of a deep voiced male cross dresser. If you’re interested in this type of book, pick up the Felix Castor series or the Dresdin files, it will be more satisfying. All in all, I felt this book shared a lot of common with several other books in the urban fantasy genre. It has been done before, and to be perfectly honest, with no disrespect to the author, it has been done better.
Say something about yourself!
The story is very captivating, I was interested right away. The writer did a great job keeping the energy up and pacing out events. The characters are strong so I was able to connect easily with Jeremiah and maintain empathy throughout.
I'm not sure, maybe The Iron Druid Chronicles.
All voices were done well and the energy was maintained throughout.
This is a story about a man who is tricked into giving up his sight in order to find his missing daughter. At first he believes himself to be blind but very soon realizes that he can still see just not in the traditional way - now he is able to see ghosts in their natural environment, he even makes friends with a couple and though they can't talk to him, they are dedicated to helping him find the one thing that matters to him most, his lost daughter.
This is a recommend for sure, it's worth the credit.
I put off buying the first book for along time because the small preview really didn't do much for me but once I started, there was no way I could stop. Joseph Nassise's writing style, very clean & crisp; much like Jonathan Maberry. Anthony Bowden did a super job of narrating & best of all didn't make me cringe when he narrated female characters.
I recommend the Hunt Chronicle's wholeheartedly, credit well spent!