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Father Made Me Do It Audiobook

Father Made Me Do It: Demon Ascension Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Charm Livingston's life is hell, literally. As a vengeance demon, she resides in the underworld until a furious soul calls upon her to exact revenge in exchange for 10 years in hell. Being a demon is bad enough, but as the daughter of the devil himself she has very little wiggle room for escape. And escaping is all she's ever dreamed of, leaving the bowels of hell and becoming human is the one dream she knows she cannot have... or can she?

When a man is murdered by one of her fellow demons, the now grieving fiancé calls upon Charm for help. Charm's psychometric power helps her replay the events leading up to the man's death. In the midst of arranging justice for her client she meets the angel that was the killer's target. He's injured and she saves his life, despite the repercussions her actions could have on her own soul. Daddy dearest wants the angel dead, and she derails the devil's plans.

In return, the angel agrees to help Charm with her greatest wish, except that ascension isn't going to be easy. She'll need to pass through the 13 levels of the underworld by passing 13 tests in order to overcome the realm of purgatory and reach the Hall of Akashic Records where her soul can be reborn.

©2015 Jami Brumfield (P)2015 Jami Brumfield

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    anne Phoenix, AZ, United States 08-19-15
    anne Phoenix, AZ, United States 08-19-15 Member Since 2016

    I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!

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    "THIS WAS FABULOUS!!!"
    If you could sum up Father Made Me Do It in three words, what would they be?

    SUPER FUN LISTEN!!!!


    What other book might you compare Father Made Me Do It to and why?

    This is a demon comedy....I dont really know any books to compare it to...it was just super great!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    This book has tons of funny scenes...but I liked when Charm slaps Zachariah....and when she walks in on her parents!!


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

    yes...and I did!! :)


    Any additional comments?

    ** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **

    I love Rebecca Roberts narrations..and this book was really fun to listen to! I was pleasantly surprised, because I wasn't expecting funny....and this book was hilarious! Charm is a vengeance demon and her dad is the devil, she lives in hell and has a kinda cool life...She meets and rescues an angel while she is out collecting souls and there is sparks! Lots of funny situations in this book...and the characters are great, I cant wait for book 2! I highly recommend this quick listen...its a cute story and narrated to perfection!

    Thank You Audiobookblast(dot) com

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    N. H. 08-18-15
    N. H. 08-18-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Hell is ever better than you ever imagined"

    Those of us of a certain age remember Flip Wilson’s character Geraldine saying “The Devil made me do it” as justification for whatever mess she was in. When the AudioBlast newsletter featured “Father Made Me Do It” I was definitely interested. I read the synopsis and listened to the sample then requested a free review copy.

    “Father Made Me Do It” is the first book in a new series about Lucifer’s daughter, Charm. Note: Most of Lucifer’s children have very interesting names like “Charm” or “Lovely”. Charm is an unhappy demon. She wants to be human. In order to do so she must complete challenges (reminding me of the Herculean Labors) to complete her ascension to the human world. Charm will need help to accomplish her goal. She must enlist the aid of her friends from hell (they live in hell but they are rather good friends) and accept, grudgingly the help of an angel. Oh, the angel happens to be hot and they have a very strong mutual attraction.

    The story was very well written. It is told from Charm’s point of view. One of the first things you learn about Charm is that she is not the stereotypical demon. She is not happy to be in hell but as she states, “Eternity is slightly bearable when you have friends like mine.” Change the word eternity to life and you have a statement that all of us can relate to. Charm’s voice is strong and is never lost even when dealing with her domineering father. Lucifer as a father, literally the father from hell, is wickedly delightful as a character. The interactions between Charm and her father had a natural cadence. Each time they spoke or Charm related part of her life with him, you came to understand both of them better.
    “Father Made Me Do It” was very original. The organization and hierarchy of hell, the residents (willing and otherwise), and the demon’s individual jobs were all presented in a unique way. Imagine demons punching a timeclock and having trade unions. Every aspect of the story, from Charm herself, to the main plot, were well written.

    The narration by Rebecca Roberts was first rate. She conveys Charm’s attitude with every word. Ms. Roberts can convey cynicism, rebellion, frustration and infatuation in very believable tones. I had no trouble understanding Charm’s feelings at any point in the story because Ms. Roberts did such a fine job of communicating them to me. The production values were very good. The sound was clear. I did not find one error (mispronounced word, repeated words, intrusive sound or throat clearing) in this recording. It really was very well done.

    “Father Made Me Do It” is the first book in a series called “Demon Ascension”. I am hoping that the author, Jami Brumfield, used Rebecca Roberts to narrate the entire series. Ms. Roberts has become Charm’s voice for me. I cannot imagine anyone else narrating.

    I enjoyed “Father Made Me Do It” as an audiobook so much I purchased the Kindle version. I am looking forward to the next book in the series. Hell has never been so much fun.

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Wolfforth, TX 08-17-15
    Amazon Customer Wolfforth, TX 08-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A New Look At The Underworld...in a fun way"

    Loved the story. The author brought about some fun and new ideas of what 'hell' is supposed to look like...from a demon's point of view. The writing was easy to follow and loved the story line. Feels like this one ended too soon, but, then again it is just 'Book 1'. Once again, Rebecca Roberts (one of my favorite narrators) shined through in her narration of the story. With her reading, I feel like I'm right there in the midst of it all and seeing it first hand. Her ability to keep me focused during the narration and not just during the conversations is special indeed. All in all, I am looking forward to listening to the next book in the series!! Definitely recommend this to everyone.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Terri United States 08-09-15
    Terri United States 08-09-15 Member Since 2016
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    "A Fun Paranormal Story..."

    I received this audio book as a gift in exchange for a honest and unbiased review. Charm Livingston's father runs the underworld. More than anything Charm just wants to be a normal person. Read along with this fun paranormal story as Charm bends over backwards trying to be good. This book is fun, exciting and humorous too!

    The author, Jami Brumfield did a good job writing this book. I like her sense of humor and wit as it shows throughout the book. Hell doesn't always have to be a bad place! The narrator, Rebecca Roberts did a good job delivering this story to us flawlessly with her multiple voices. Great job to both of you!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kristy Heinicke 03-16-16
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    "Deliciously dark... I NEED more"
    What did you love best about Father Made Me Do It?

    Is it bad that I loved the idea of Charm's rebellion against her father??? Then add on top the whole Angel/ Demon/ paranormal realms info...


    What did you like best about this story?

    EVERYTHING!! I was busy crafting, but found myself stopping throughout the narration to hear parts.


    Have you listened to any of Rebecca Roberts’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I haven't listened to any of Rebbecca's previous performances, so I can't honestly compare.


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

    I laughed in a few places, but I didn't cry... that may differ if I was to read the book too.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm not sure why I haven't read this book, but having listened to it... I feel I must & soon, just so I can get a feel for the characters more. I can't wait to read/listen to what comes next in this series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    julie United States 01-08-16
    julie United States 01-08-16
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    "Demon Charmed"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would recommend this audio. As I liked Rebecca Roberts narration and it was funny and entertaining


    What did you like best about this story?

    I thoroughly enjoyed listening to so many unique characters who were exciting and hilarious


    Have you listened to any of Rebecca Roberts’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I haven't listened to any of Rebecca Roberts narration before, but she was thoroughly entertaining and had a marvellous range.


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

    I listened to it in segments as it enhanced my listening pleasure


    Any additional comments?

    I really liked the combination of Rebecca Roberts marvellous narration and Jami Brumfield's entertaining story

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Angela 11-25-15
    Angela 11-25-15 Member Since 2015

    When I discovered Audible it was like discovering love :-) I love receiving codes and in return I post reviews. Wife, and mom of two,

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    "Demons!"

    I enjoyed this story and I couldn't stop listening to Father Made Me Do It until the story ended. think Jami has created a great story, filled with intrigue, surprises, love, and even compassion in this unique story of demons. I especially liked Charm Livingston who happens to be a Vengeance Demon. I'll be looking for more in this new series, Demon Ascension. Sorry, I won't be giving away any spoilers here. I can only mention that this is a great story and I highly recommend that you get this audio as soon as you can, you won't regret it.

    Another great narration by Rebecca Roberts. I thought it was narrated extremely well. I felt she brought this story to life and it was like I was watching it unfold as my eyes were closed and hearing this story. Rebecca didn't have any problems distinguishing accents and voices and I didn't have any problems identifying each character throughout this story. Overall, I give this a perfect 5 star rating!

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    Amazon Customer 09-03-15 Member Since 2016
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    "The fun side of hell"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, It has a lot of humor weaved into a mystery. There are a lot of interesting characters that will probably be impotent in later books.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Faris (the genie) was really funny and I’d like to see more of him. I also liked how one of Charm‘s friends reminded me of Anya from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.


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    DecemberRain Utah 08-13-15
    DecemberRain Utah 08-13-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Great for a quick and entertaining read"

    This book wasn't really long enough for the kind of depth I crave and seek out especially in my audiobooks, but it WAS a fun read. It was full of supernatural creatures and the author came up with a very playful non scary way to point hell.
    Rebecca Roberts did an excellent job as the narrator , I loved the voice she used for the main character, Charm.
    I give this book an overall 4 stars instead of 3 because of the awesome narrator!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    robin nelson 08-12-15
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    "GREAT"

    the book was great and I can't wait to get more I hope they keep the narrator. Rebecca Roberts just made the characters come to Life for me

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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