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  • God’s War: Bel Dame Apocrypha, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Kameron Hurley
    • Narrated By Emily Bauer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (69)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (60)

    Nyx had already been to hell. One prayer more or less wouldn't make any difference...On a ravaged, contaminated world, a centuries-old holy war rages, fought by a bloody mix of mercenaries, magicians, and conscripted soldiers. Though the origins of the war are shady and complex, there's one thing everybody agrees on - there's not a chance in hell of ending it.

    Hari says: "A thought provoking rarity"
    "Sci-fi with a passion and force the genre deserves"
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    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to God’s War the most enjoyable?

    The number of characters and the relations between them were superbly done. This writer knows what they're doing, and was able to bring together a host of themes that recurred in characters, setting, and plot and in an wholly engaging manner.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hard to say. Nyx was a great character of course, but the author did a good job of letting us see a lot of depth in the other characters, especially the team: Anneke, Khos, Inaya, Rhys... There were some nice connections to Nyx's enemies as well - not your stereotypical completely evil baddies in this story.


    What does Emily Bauer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Emily Bauer did excellent work changing her voice for different characters. I'd say in conversations Bauer really shined. I could truly hear the character. There were some times I felt she forced the poignant or soul-searching moments a bit too much, hence the 4-star not 5, but other than that, great job.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Hmm... I'm not sure I would say there was one moment, rather it was the piling up of subtle themes interlaced in each scene that moved me. Especially when it came to the consideration of war and how war affects us, the scenes in which we experience the war affecting these characters but also the moments that bring them to recall the aftereffects of war-related incidents.


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to Book #2 and #3!!!

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