Brenda has been ignoring her powers as a medium, living a dull life ever since she found her husband cheating with her best friend, but her world becomes much more interesting when she comes into contact with Brian, a demon spirit who avenges the ghosts of the murdered. Brian enlists Brenda to help track down the criminals and use his power to punish them for their wrongdoing. Chris Dolley's novel is bizarre, funny, and poignant, and Noelle Romano handles the shifts in tone beautifully, giving Brenda a sardonic wit that persists throughout this tale of paranormal justice.
Medium Dead is a fun urban fantasy chronicling the crime fighting adventures of Brenda - a reluctant medium - and Brian - a vigilante demon with an impish sense of humour. Think Stephanie Plum with magic and a dash of Carl Hiaasen.
Brenda Steele is smart, funny and out of her depth. A Vigilante Demon called Brian wants her to find murdered spirits and help him track down their killers. But Brian doesn't just catch criminals, he likes to play with them first, and make the punishment fit the crime. As he tells Brenda, "if all you did was turn up, capture the bad guy then leave - century after century - you'd die of boredom."
He's also reckless - his last partner died during one of his takedowns. Along the way, Brenda discovers that Brian isn't as old, or as powerful, as he led her to believe. He might even be human. Whereas the murderer they're hunting, and the child he's holding prisoner, might not.
©2011 Chris Dolley (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
I listen to books while I do the repetitive part of my job and while I do yard work. I can't use audiobooks that require strict attention.
If you are looking for something similar to Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse books, you will be delighted with this. If you are hoping for something more like Christopher Moore, you will be disappointed.
And the narrator doesn't seem to to be able to keep her English accent out of Australia.
I tried to read this twice. Got as far as the second half and just couldn't stick with it. I just found the characters silly in a cartoonish kind of way and I couldn't get into the story. I think a youngster would probably like it. Not much else to say about it since I didn't (couldn't) finish the book.
Yes. It's funny, fast paced and a slightly different premise than any other paranormal fiction I've read.
The FBI hostage negotiation call line with phone tree options including a canary yellow SUV with bank robber on board bumper sticker and almost empty tank for faster get away.
Her delivery is perfect for the female character..
Yes. I laughed all the way through.
This is an unexpected treasure. I'm going to look for more books by this author and this narrator.
I really don't know who would like it. The story is boring and couldn't finish it. It's a waste of time and a credit.
The writing is bad performance was fine.
All the characters.
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