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James Holloway

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  • The Last Hunter - Descent: Antarktos Saga, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Jeremy Robinson
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (286)
    Performance
    (262)
    Story
    (264)

    "I've been told that the entire continent of Antarctica groaned at the moment of my birth. The howl tore across glaciers, over mountains and deep into the ice. Everyone says so. Except for my father; all he heard was Mother's sobs. Not of pain, but of joy, so he says. Other than that, the only verifiable fact about the day I was born is that an iceberg the size of Los Angeles broke free from the ice shelf a few miles off the coast."

    Gary says: "Ready to sit on the edge of your chair???"
    "Exceptional Story...Masterful Narration..."
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    What did you love best about The Last Hunter - Descent?

    That's a tough one. I can't honestly think of anything I didn't like. The characters were rich and textured. Even the villains were likable. Charismatic. Intriguing. The story had elements of the Noble Savage in reverse, as well as Peter Pan, Journey to the Center of the Earth, and Survivor Man. It was light-hearted, yet there were elements that were disturbing in regards to Solomon's "descent" into savagery. I feared for the boy's soul...which says alot when considering how many physical dangers that threatened him. This shows expert craftsmanship on the part of the author.

    But there was more to this audiobook than a great story. I have to say that R.C. Bray, the narrator, stole the show in this one. He was absolutely amazing. His voices captivated me. It sounds cliche', but it honestly seemed like a movie was playing in my head while he narrated and that different actors were playing individual parts. It was difficult to distinguish Bray's voice from that of the characters he portrayed, which, in my opinion, is the key to masterful narration.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Last Hunter - Descent?

    Honestly, the most memorable for me was watching this sweet, innocent boy slowly, gradually be turned into a hardened, savage hunter. There were scenes in which Solomon, er, I mean Ull, scared me in regards for the boy's soul. No child should ever be so hardened as he. And this exploration of the savagery that a child can unleash fascinated me.


    Have you listened to any of R. C. Bray’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    First time listening to Bray's narration, but definitely won't be the last. I think he's going to go places. A fantastic actor and storyteller.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    From the first few minutes, I wished I had time enough to just sit and listen straight through.


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait to listen to the next one. Already purchased and will be downloading as soon as I finish this.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Hunter - Lament: Antarktos Saga, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Jeremy Robinson
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (109)
    Performance
    (99)
    Story
    (101)

    In all the days since my kidnapping, breaking and transformation into a hunter at the hands of the half-human, half-demon Nephilim, my life has been a mass of chaotic actions and reactions to the horrors of the Antarctic underworld. I have battled unnatural monsters, fled for my life, and sacrificed everything - or thought I had, when I stepped through the gates of Tartarus. Every choice I have made was in response to forces beyond my control, lacking any kind of direction.

    James Holloway says: "Wow. Just absolutely amazing!"
    "Wow. Just absolutely amazing!"
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    What did you love best about The Last Hunter - Lament?

    This book, as well as the series, isn't just one big thrill ride through the subterranean realms of Antarktos. Oh, trust me...it certainly has that. It's not just that every single character seems authentic and that you grow to care about them...though this is true as well. It's not just the incredible imagination of the author to connect the myths and legends of our world to the biblical Nephelim, which he does spendidly. No, there's something else. Something you don't see very often in fantasy adventure books...it has great heart. It tugs at your emotions as you cheer for the heroes. There is a tremendous amount of emotional depth and that's what I love about this book.

    FYI, if I had to pick a second thing I love best about it...I'd have to say the narration. R.C. Bray has become one of my all time favorite narrators since starting this series. He didn't let me down at all with this book.


    What about R. C. Bray’s performance did you like?

    Bray is going places in the world of voice over work. He's an amazing talent. He draws you into the story and a movie truly does play within your head. His ability to perform different voices and accents paints a very vivid picture of every single character in the book. As I said in the first question, he's quickly becoming one of my favorite narrators out there.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes, yes, and yes. To all those questions. As I mentioned in the first question, this book has tremendous heart. It tugs at your emotional strings...whether joyfully or mournfully. You cannot listen to this book without feeling your throat tighten. You can't listen without laughing out loud in a few places. If you can do these things, I question whether your emotional well-being.


    Any additional comments?

    Do yourself a favor...if you listen to just one series on audiobook, let it be The Last Hunter series. You won't regret it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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