In an urban fantasy that charts daring new territory in the field, Jeremiah Hunt has been broken by a malevolent force that has taken his young daughter and everything else of value in his life: his marriage, his career, his reputation. Desperate to reclaim what he has lost, Hunt finally turns to the supernatural for justice. Abandoning all hope for a normal life, he enters the world of ghosts and even more dangerous entities from beyond the grave. Sacrificing his normal sight so that he can see the souls of the dead and the powers that stalk his worst nightmares, Hunt embarks upon a strange new career - a pariah among the living; a scourge among the dead; doomed to walk between the light of day and the deepest darkness beyond night.
His love for his departed daughter sustains him when all is most hopeless, but Hunt is cursed by something more evil than he can possibly imagine. As he descends into the maelstrom of his terrifying quest, he discovers that even his deepest fears are but prelude to yet darker deeds by a powerful entity from beyond the grave... that will not let him go until it has used him for its own nefarious purposes.
©2011 Joseph Nassise (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
“Brings urban fantasy to a new level. Heartbreaking, deeply insightful, powerful, and genuinely thrilling. Joe Nassise has just raised the bar for the whole genre.” (Jonathan Maberry)
“A great read and unlike almost anything else I’ve read in urban fantasy: It’s hard-boiled and dark, definitely its own beast. Damn, this man can write! I’ll be standing in line for book two.” (Kat Richardson)
“At last — something new under the urban fantasy moon. Nassise’s visceral prose and dark, gritty setting propel the blind Hunt and his unique ghostly companions, Whisper and Scream, through an urban nightmare where nothing is what it seems.” (F. Paul Wilson)
I loved the way this book pulled me in to it's otherworldly story. I enjoyed it a great deal and if you enjoy a story about keeping your humanity though all else is gone and the adventure and struggle that this book takes you to, then you will enjoy this too. The narrator was excellent as well.
This was different take on urban fantasy held my attention from the opening lines. The reader gave very good performace of the story. I would recommend it to anyone who likes characters like Harry Dresden or Felix Castor.
it starts in a weird way, the first few minutes you think you made a mistake, then you get so caught in the story you feel sorry you had to sleep to go to work the next morning.
I loved it
This book is like a Dresden files substitue, a little darker, a little more cranky, but it has the general feel and taste.
The Narrator is good, and gives a good life to the players in this story.
I am a HUGE fan of Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child. My photo is of me and Douglas Preston at a book signing!
I loved this book. It was a unique storyline and I wasn't able to predict what was going to happen next...which was really nice! I loved the narrator and can't wait for more Jeremiah Hunt books to come out!
It seems similar to Jim Butcher's Dresden series. The beginning was so similar that I was expecting it to be a rip off of that story, but once I got a little further into it, I saw the story going in a completely different direction.
This is a fantastic audio book and overall story. I really enjoy the fresh perspective on the Urban Fantasy genre. Joseph Nassise writing is rich and narrative without bogging down on undue details. He draws you in and keeps you riveted. Anthony Bowden nails the voices and personalities of each character. A very dark performance. I would highly recommend this one for anyone looking for something different than another book of vampires and werewolves.
This book definately had me guessing...I really enjoyed it. I actually can't wait for the second one. I cried at the end...I mean I actually cried, I guess it is because I am a Mom. Definately recommend this book for anyone who wants something different.
I had just tried listening to a zombie story that was nowhere near as good as it sounded. This one came along as a suggested book and the synopsis sounded great. AND IT WAS!! I can't wait for the next book in the series!
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.
this book ranks in my top 10 audible books
probably hunt was my favorite character but, the hedge witch and whisper were up there as well.
he brings the characters to life giving them different voices and tones, very good, but not in game of thrones league
I am here today to buy the next book in the series, I thing that speaks for itself
"Best book I've read in a while!"
This book has relighted my interest in supernatural books as well as audiblr itself. The storyline is complicated but grabs the reader and doesnt let go until the end. I couldnt put this book down - even at work and college! The characters are fascinationg and although the writer has kept alot of details away from the reader, the amount ehuch was given at certain points created even more wonder and interest!
I would have to say the scenes at the police investigations in the book. They were the most interestin due to the details.
I found that his voice was soothing tonlisten to with well pronounced words. Also the tone changes were great!
Imagine seeing the world through demon's eyes
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