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Acheron: A Dark-Hunter Novel | [Sherrilyn Kenyon]

Acheron: A Dark-Hunter Novel

Eleven thousand years ago a god was born. Cursed into the body of a human, Acheron spent a lifetime of shame. His human death unleashed an unspeakable horror that almost destroyed the earth. Brought back against his will, he became the sole defender of mankind.
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Eleven thousand years ago a god was born. Cursed into the body of a human, Acheron spent a lifetime of shame. His human death unleashed an unspeakable horror that almost destroyed the earth. Brought back against his will, he became the sole defender of mankind.

Only it was never that simple. For centuries, he has fought for our survival and hidden a past he never wants revealed - until a lone woman who refuses to be intimidated by him threatens his very existence.

Now his survival, and ours, hinges on hers, and old enemies reawaken and unite to kill them both. War has never been more deadly...or more fun.

Love in vein: listen to another Dark-Hunter novel.

©2008 Sherrilyn Kenyon; (P)2008 Macmillan Audio

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    Camille Beavercreek, OH, United States 08-21-08
    Camille Beavercreek, OH, United States 08-21-08 Member Since 2012
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    "Phew...That was some book!!!!!!"

    Incredible!! Outstanding!! I was emotionally exhausted at the end of the book. Sherrilyn Kenyon outdid herself with this one. Although the brutality with Acheron was...maybe...too much information at times...you had to feel the pain THOROUGHLY to understand what he was about. I was overwhelmed with emotion at the end. EXCELLENT EXCELLENT book!!!!!

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Denise goulburn, NSW, Australia 11-01-09
    Denise goulburn, NSW, Australia 11-01-09
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    "Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon"

    Acheron Part one tells of his birth and what happens to him till the age of 19 it is Sad and powerful the writing of this book and all her books is excellent, I have enjoyed reading the hard copy when it was first released and enjoyed again in Audio this is my first taste of an audio book and it was wonderful the reader is clear and adds character to the different people this makes it interesting great choice and a great book

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Isabel New Port Richey, FL, United States 04-26-09
    Isabel New Port Richey, FL, United States 04-26-09 Member Since 2015
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    "Wonderful Book!!!!"

    Wow! This book was great! It had me crying, it had me angry, laughing and finally very happy with the outcome.
    I have to say, this is one of the best books I've read in a long time. If you are looking a book that has a little of everything and a very good and detailed story, this book needs to be your choice.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Karree fort worth, TX, USA 10-04-08
    Karree fort worth, TX, USA 10-04-08
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    "Awesome as always"

    Yet again Sherilyn has managed to tie her books of the Dark Hunters all together. Now that I have read Acheron I am going back to the 1st book to start all over again.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Virginia Kansas City, MO, United States 08-29-08
    Virginia Kansas City, MO, United States 08-29-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Wow!"

    I have to say, this was everything I hoped for. I haven't had a book move me to tears and laughter in a year or two. I hope the Dark Hunter series keeps going. Holter Graham has the perfect voice for this series. Him plus the plot kept me with my earphones in for a few days!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Robin LA PORTE, TX, United States 08-07-08
    Robin LA PORTE, TX, United States 08-07-08 Member Since 2011
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    "Just WONDERFUL"

    This book was everything I was hoping for and more than I expected. A lot of questions were answered, but in a way that keeps you looking for the next book to see just what else could happen. If you like the Dark Hunter series you will LOVE this book.

    The narrarater did a great job with all the different characters and accents.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Victor Coats, NC, USA 09-25-08
    Victor Coats, NC, USA 09-25-08
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    "Repetitive S&M and Soft-core God Porn"

    I have lost a bit of my sanity in the last 8+ hours and don't think I can continue. I think it's the first time I've ever dropped a story. I cannot understand how an established author (what's her name) can possibly get by with writing essentially 20 pages of content, with another 400 pages of repetitive dribble-drabble, of which can be summarized in the following ways:

    1) Acheron was born - and is cursed, of which we're reminded constantly.

    2) Acheron is sexually abused, beaten, and humiliated, of which we're intimately privy to every 20 minutes.

    3) Acheron begins to trust sister, Risa. Sister is INCREDIBLY NAIVE AND STUPID (and I really cannot emphasize this enough), yet Acheron keeps falling for her good-intentioned help. And right after he does so, Acheron is beaten severely and pleas for death. Sister is of course indignant.

    4) Repeat #3 about 30 times to the utter delight of all listeners.

    5) Acheron begins trusting the Goddess Artemis. Artemis is incredibly childish and temperamental for a Goddess, and yet Acheron KEEPS trusting and falling in love with her. And of course, b/c of this, Acheron is beaten severely and pleas for death.

    6) Repeat #5 about 10 times.

    7) Acheron calls legitimate father "father", and legitimate brother "brother" and gets beaten severely for it roughly 40 times throughout the past 8 hours.

    8) Repeat all of these steps a few more times, intertwined with a good bit of heterosexual and homosexual scenes, and you've got a great 8+ hours ahead of you.

    The point I got during this time: Acheron suffered a great deal. But now, I've suffered even more.

    37 of 51 people found this review helpful
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    T. Evans 02-21-14
    T. Evans 02-21-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Drag Queens abound"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    the book is great. perfect I luv Sherrilyn Kenyon's work. but buy the book, don't listen to the audio. the reader (for some odd reason) makes all the women in the books sound like Ru Pauls Drag Queens. no offense intended to mr. Graham, but i just cannot listen to his voice as a woman. and don't get me started on how SIMI sounds. it is atrocious.


    What other book might you compare Acheron to and why?

    Devil may care. Mr. Graham narrated that book too.


    What didn’t you like about Holter Graham’s performance?

    his women voices sound so much like Drag Queens, it is laughable.


    Was Acheron worth the listening time?

    not with mr. graham's narration.


    Any additional comments?

    please find mr. graham some books to read that do not have women speaking in them.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer OCALA, FL, US 02-27-13
    Amazon Customer OCALA, FL, US 02-27-13 Member Since 2012
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    "THE GOTH GOD!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes because it is a journey of trust and betrayal .. growth and and acceptance but the best reason is one ... Acheron.. the author Sherrilyn Kenyon has created an incredible being that I would love to be real!


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

    every bit of this book is moving.. heart wrenching and incredible


    Any additional comments?

    Holter Graham is one of the best narrators out there, I know that when I see his name for a book im interested in that I will love every second of the book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kara Kirkland, Washington, United States 01-08-13
    Kara Kirkland, Washington, United States 01-08-13 Member Since 2011
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    "LOVE Acheron!"
    Where does Acheron rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I would have have loved it even more had Fred Berman been the narrator. Holter Graham did okay, but at times he sounds like Captain Kirk. Fred is the man when it comes to these Dark Hunter books.


    Which character – as performed by Holter Graham – was your favorite?

    Not sure, as I said...he did better job narrating this book than others. But Fred nails the voices with different accents, etc.


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

    When Acheron finally gave in to the fact that he was in love with Tory and couldn't live without her.


    Any additional comments?

    It was worth the wait! And it answered so many questions from past books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Tracey
    Colchester, Essex, United Kingdom
    4/10/09
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    "Fantastic Book"

    This book puts everything together for the other books but stands out all by itself.. Fantastic

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Jose
    kings lynn, norfolk, United Kingdom
    1/17/11
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    "acheron"

    Unmissable book and an excellent narrator 10 out of 10

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • miss
    RHYL, United Kingdom
    1/29/12
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    "Acheron"

    This is a amazing audiobok, so much so that I had trouble putting it down. The narrator is very talented and never struggles to make you hold your breath in anticipation.
    My only issue is that there are not more Sherrilyn Kenyon books on the audible.co.uk site when they are all on the audible.com.
    None the less, this is one book you will not regret purchasing

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Megan
    st génies, France
    12/7/11
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    "loved it but..."

    I was very excited to finally fined out the howl story and unveil the mystery surrounding Ach. I enjoyed hearing about all my favorit caracters again. This book explaines a lot and is still great to lisent to with out having read the other books related to the story. And as always i love Kenyon sexy and funny style.
    But after chapter after chapter of violence and abuse of the mane caracter i grew tired and bored with all the free violence. Sure the scenery is well set and the caracters and places are wonderfull to read but PLEASE give the guy a break !!! Even the sex scenes become tire some after a time. So all in all this one is a 50/50 book to me. Harf love / harf ZZZzzzZZZ

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lesley
    Lydbrook, United Kingdom
    5/28/11
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    "Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon"

    I loved this book when I finished it, it was like loosing an old friend!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amy Matthews
    Watford, United Kingdom
    7/7/14
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    "Absolutely Captivating"
    If you could sum up Acheron in three words, what would they be?

    Exciting, Shocking, Enjoyable


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Acheron - He is very complex and you go from feeling sorry for him, angry with him, desiring him, accusing him and so on. A brilliant Character


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    It's hard to choose one scene as all of it, from past to present is awesome.


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    A brilliant book with very well written characters. A must read for anyone.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • PMSROCK
    London
    6/2/14
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    "WOW...That explais so much,"
    What did you like most about Acheron?

    I really liked the fact that all the blanks that surrounded Ash have now been filled in. A few things things I had worked out already, but others WOW!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Acheron?

    For me, I would have to say it was when he got drunk, on Sprite.


    What about Holter Graham’s performance did you like?

    To be completely honest this was the first audibe title I have listened to in a few years, and really enjoyed listening to him read, it was a long book and I didn't get tired of listening to him.


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

    I felt for Ash when he realized what he had done to Tori.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a series that I just can not get enough of. It is an awesome trip to take when you need a short break from the real world.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • joanne
    NI
    1/25/14
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    "Outstanding"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Acheron to be better than the print version?

    One of the best books in the series, the narrator puts plenty of passion in telling this amazing tale, highly recommend


    Which character – as performed by Holter Graham – was your favourite?

    Acheron is my favourite character


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

    in places it made me very upset but as the story continued i felt greatly for the ending


    Any additional comments?

    highly recommend this book and the series, would like to have more to listen to

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • georgina
    7/22/13
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    "Laugh cry steamy as hell"
    What made the experience of listening to Acheron the most enjoyable?

    beautifully narrated and the descriptions as he travels through his long life you can almost feel it from the bowls of atlantis to rissas garden to the car and motorcycle chase. This story has so many twists and turns its positively permed.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Acheron?

    when acheron is sitting in rissas garden and he is marveling of the grass under his feet. to when he meets tory and his reaction to her .


    What about Holter Graham’s performance did you like?

    he gave acheron a wonderful voice and he was able to give artimus and tory great character his pitch was perfect


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    ACHERON centuries he walked the earth searching for his heart in the modern world he found it


    Any additional comments?

    sherrilyn kenyon writes a wonderful tale and her partnership with holter makes her characters spark with life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Liz
    Heckmondwike, United Kingdom
    4/14/13
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    "Loved this book, was unsure for first few chapters"

    Was very unsure about this book at the start, but once it headed into the present day I really loved it. A great lead character and because the author allows key characters to die, it keeps the tension going and you rooting for Acheron.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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