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Shadows Audiobook

Shadows: Nightlord, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

"I've awakened in a stone box about the size of a large coffin.... I'm filthy, everything aches, and, by the various so-called gods, I smell awful. I've woken up in worse places. Hmm. What does that say about my life choices?" (Eric, amateur magician, part-time vampire, and accidental king)

It's not easy being king. Especially when you've got an allergy to sunrise and sunset, a fire goddess for a mother-in-law, demonic adversaries, random assassins, and a basement full of insecurities to cope with. Add to that his daughter, the fire priestess/princess; a couple of lightly deranged professional magicians; a whole city full of wizards; and enough squabbling princes to resemble a kindergarten argument. It's enough to make a man want to just go home. Luckily for Eric, he has the world's fastest pet rock, a smart-mouthed sword, and a horse that not only understands him but likes him anyway.

©2015 Garon Whited (P)2016 Podium Publishing

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    Rubin Mainor 02-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Damn."

    This book rocks. The only problem that I have with it, is that I really want the sequel to this one and its not out yet so I'm frustrated.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Bob-o CHARLESTON, SC, United States 02-16-16
    Bob-o CHARLESTON, SC, United States 02-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "OH NO!!! I have to wait for book 3. :("

    I loved listening to this novel! The story grabbed my attention immediately and it held it through to the end. I love the magic system, it makes sense to me, and I love how the protagonist works through the problems he encounters by using magic and his vampire powers. This is a truly unique vampire story and it's truly epic. There is a HUGE cliffhanger at the end, which leaves me chomping at the bit wanting to know what happens in Book 3. I hope it's not a long wait. I think the narrator is a perfect match too. I can't imagine any one else narrating it. Sean Runnette was excellant!

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    dora 02-15-16
    dora 02-15-16 Member Since 2007
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    "ENTERTAINING"
    Would you listen to Shadows again? Why?

    Yes -- book ends on a cliffhanger - want to see how issues are resolved


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Halar - he bridged the two worlds just right (but there should have been a little more freaking out about what happened to his world)--only drawback--his constant complaining about NOT wanting to be King--it became annoying rather quickly & constant reminder of how "ethical" he was. Loved him with his granddaughter.


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

    no


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

    Laughed @ times


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    josh 02-09-16
    josh 02-09-16 Member Since 2013
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    "How dare you leave us hanging like that!!!"

    This is a wonderful second book, but come on man really. I can't wait for the next one....

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    C. S. 02-08-16
    C. S. 02-08-16 Member Since 2012

    a humble, seeking, loudmouth, Jesus lover, and sometimes heretic explores his questions, concerns, and varied interests through books.

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    "Wizard, Vampire, Hero, Bad Ass..."

    Who is Halar the Night Lord? Can he build and rule a society free from corruption?

    Will his enemies succeed in destroying him?

    This is the second installment in the Nightlord series by Garon Whited. These are excellent fantasy novels that follow the adventures and exploits of Halar and his companions.

    If you like fantasy, action, and suspense stories then these books are for you!

    As always Sean Runnette does a killer job narrating!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    sherry Rockingham, NC, United States 02-06-16
    sherry Rockingham, NC, United States 02-06-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Never a dull moment!"

    The night lord is a great guy most of the time,he stragglers with a idea of good and evil try's to rise above it all,I can't wait for the continuing story of the night lord he has the ultimate fight to fight!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Leah 09-20-16
    Leah 09-20-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Too much magical theory and explanation... "

    ... And not enough of the story. I don't know if I can even finish this instalment.
    The first book was great, if not a little disjointed, but in this new book, I keep wanting to bang my head against a wall every time he goes into another long - winded explanation about nothing.
    The characters are great and so is the concept... But please just get to the point.
    **update :it took a while to get going, but when it did, I enjoyed it... Changed my rating from a 2 to a 4.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Preston Glen Burnie, MD, United States 03-27-16
    Preston Glen Burnie, MD, United States 03-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Even better than the last!"

    I do not normally write reviews, but I had to for this book. The first book in this series was spectacular but this book eclipses the first by far. Gritty, dark fantasy, wonderful world building, exceptional characters, humor and death. This book has it all. I can't wait for the next book in the series.

    Great story telling Garon, thank you for a wonderful series. And Sean, you really bring the book to life for me. Thank you both.

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    Christopher Norman texas 03-04-16
    Christopher Norman texas 03-04-16 Member Since 2013

    ckn

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    "The ending.... U just wait and listen for ur self."

    What a great book! Sean Runnette did it again as he has so many times before. This book has left me wanting more....

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    Wendell 02-25-16
    Wendell 02-25-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Awesome"

    So original. I can't wait for the next one in the series. I hope I don't have long!! Great work!

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  • glyn
    1/29/16
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    "brilliant"

    this is a brilliant audio book and its a brilliant storyline and funny and best book ever I can't wait for the third book to come out it's going to be awesome heads up to the author you've done a brilliant job keep up the good work hope this 3rd book comes out really soon

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • andy
    6/5/16
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    "great book"

    One of the best books if not the best must read /listen can't wait for the next one

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • HMPS64
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    4/29/16
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    "another fun one"

    science fiction in fun mode. the plot thickens. some loose ends remain but that is for the next installment ...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Cam
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    4/26/16
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    "Best fun to be had in book form"

    Garon Whited's Nightlord series is one of my favourite audio books to date. The writing is funny, witty, entertaining, dramatic and takes you on a truly extraordinary journey. Paired with Sean Runnette as the narrator it is a delight to listen to. Sean's voice adds drama and depth to an already dramatic tale and really brings the character of Eric to vibrant, blood sucking life. I was hooked from the very first paragraph and my only complaint is that I have to stop listening when the book ends. I will be eagerly, impatiently and excitedly awaiting the third book with bitten nails and a fervent hope for Eric's survival.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • C
    4/21/16
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    "Good Book"
    Would you listen to Nightlord again? Why?

    Yes, it is very entertaining, the performance and book manage to provide a personal experience of an American becoming a vampire in an alternate reality.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Nightlord?

    I think the humour, which is often self deprecating.


    What does Sean Runnette bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Form me the American accent which works very well with the pop culture references that so often lead to reflective humour.


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

    An American in Mordor


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Christopher
    Tyn Y Gongle, United Kingdom
    4/15/16
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    "Just getting better....and better."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Its a great story, and Garon Whited has created a wonderful blend of worlds and characters with real depth.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It blends so many genres and does it very well indeed. As I've said the characters have real depth and you relate to each of them throughout the story. The "hero" is very believable and fallible too!


    Have you listened to any of Sean Runnette’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    As usual Sean Runnette is masterful in his performance. He does not "read a book"....he tells it like it's his story from his own memories.


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

    Not a chance at over 30 hours!


    Any additional comments?

    GARON what a place to leave me hanging! Get writing this minute.....!!!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ian
    4/14/16
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    "Great"

    one of the best so far. Great story well presented. Cannot wait for next book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tunbridge Wells
    4/1/16
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    "Aw no! You can't leave me like this!!!!!"
    Where does Nightlord rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One off or the best I have listened too.


    What other book might you compare Nightlord to, and why?

    It stands alone, I can't compare it in kind.


    What does Sean Runnette bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    The spirit of the story, his inflection, and each character is real!


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

    It certainly was!!


    Any additional comments?

    Another please!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ryan
    2/22/16
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    "The technical aspects to magic"

    So... I might have listened to shadows before sunset and well, I wish that the story would just go on forever. I loved the characters, the plot, the details and even the confusingly brief nods to things that later led me to google the series to find out if there was a prequel.

    The thing I love more than anything though, was the beautiful way in which you meld science and magic. The idea of a wizard dissembling a spell as if it were code in order to hack together some quick and dirty solution, only to later refine with the help of more technical mages is simply brilliant. I love your book and I'm about to go through Sunset now.

    I do hope that when the next instalment is ready, that you get it to the ever talented Sean Runette post haste, for his performance was simply stunning.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Colin C.
    11/30/16
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    "not my thing"

    its a bit too farcical for me! a wee bit like Terry Pratchett's books but tries to be serious with the it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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