From the gothic eccentricity of Asheville, North Carolina, to the terrifying recesses of the Appalachian wilderness, from modern demonology to ancient Cherokee mythology, Soul Catcher follows the tormented journey of folk artist Livia Belane, who has been stalked through many lives by a sadistic and vengeful demon.
Livia and her loved ones, including her frontier-era soulmate and husband, Ian, a Soul Hunter, have never beaten the demon before. Now, in this life, he's found them again.
"Hello from Deborah Smith, now writing as Leigh Bridger. If you know me from my women's fiction novels like A Place to Call Home, Sweet Hush, A Gentle Rain, The Crossroads Cafe, On Bear Mountain, and others, you may wonder why I've taken off in this new direction, under a pen name. I love the urban fantasy genre, I love folk art… and I love Asheville, North Carolina. So putting all three together in a fast-paced, sexy, and some might say way-violent novel, was great fun. Soul Catcher is not for the faint of heart, and it's not the same tone or style as my women's fiction, so that's why I picked a pen name."
©2009 Deborah Smith as Leigh Bridger (P)2012 BelleBooks, Inc.
Really good, creative, unusual, enjoyable and entertaining story. The story pulls you in from the start and never lets go.
This is a dark, twisted, unusual, violent story at times. There are scenes that include rape as well as tender sex scenes. There is also cursing throughout so if you don't like these things in your books, this is not the book for you. (But you'll be missing a really good story).
Interesting story about Livia who is a Soul Catcher and her(husband) soulmate Ian who is a Soul Hunter. They both along with "protectors" have been reincarnated over and over during the coarse of 236 years . Each time they find one another again one of them dies. The vengeful demon who has hunted them throughout this time has found them again.
The story does end a cliffhanger or a to be continued.
This is the first book that I have read by this author under this pen name or as she is more commonly known Deborah Smith. This story is listed as The Outsider Series book 1, but it was published in 2009 (?), from what I was able to find there have been no more books added to the trilogy so far. Hopefully the author will be adding more books to the series soon.
Traci Odom does a fantastic job with the narration. She brought the characters and story to life in an her amazing narration. Great character voices. Clearly spoken. Smooth even pace. Pleasant voice that you can listen to for hours. She is definitely one of the best narrators out there.
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I like a wide range of genres. Favorites include Horror, SciFi, Fantasy, Thriller, LGBT, classics and history.
This book is very dark, violent and brutal. Not for the squeamish. Not exactly what I was expecting but I loved it. The mythology created was pretty awesome. I really enjoyed the characters. The story jumped right in and I was never bored. Definitely going to follow this series.
The narrator did an awesome job. Great performance.
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I am at that half a century mark in years. I enjoy audiobooks,cats,rats and most days my family,not necessarily in that order!lol
This was a really good story.Traci Odom is a fine narrator for this book. I enjoyed the back and forth in time we go as we listen to the book.Livia has lived many lives.She has been chased by a demon in all these lives.From childhood she painted pictures of the monsters she saw.Her granny helped her deal with it.Everyday a new horror.
I was given this book free for an honest review.
Excellent book. Very good writing. Loved the story, it was left with you wanting more. The story will take you in from the beginning and not let you go until the end. Highly recommend
Traci Odom has done an excellent job narrating. Her voices are consistent with each character. The emotions used will keep you on your toes.
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The most enjoyable part of this book was the remarkable job by the narrator, Traci Odom. She vocally captures the characters so beautifully and traverses between them with such fine drawn distinction. Clearly, she has taken enormous care with these characterizations and it shows, as these people leap right out of the book, just as Livia's paintings come to life in the story.
I could listen to Traci Odom read to me all day long!
I've listened to "Soul Catcher" twice, and I've decided that about 75% of this book is a 5-star read, and 25% is a 3-star read. Or maybe it's 60:40. I can't decide. I loved the idea of souls incarnating to fight evil, and the idea of painting the demon then burning the painting to banish the demon. The part that had me rolling my eyes was when the author brought in the "cobs." Suddenly it felt like a children's book to me. But then there was the encounter with Ian's ghost... No, definitely not a children's book!
I want to comment on Traci Odom's rendition of Ian. At first I thought, "That's the worst Irish brogue I've ever heard!" Then I realized that Ian's speech is a mixture of his original Irish and the 18th century slang and accent he picked up after moving to the Carolinas. As it's written, he bounces back and forth between the two. That cannot be easy to do, but Traci managed it.
My thanks to AudiobookBoom for providing a free copy of this audio book in exchange for an unbiased review.
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I really liked the narrator. She uses some kind of southern accent for the story and gives nice monstrous voices. I think the best part of the audiobook was the narrator.
The story on the other hand.... The synopsis was brief and sounded interesting, so I wanted to read it. I usually don't read reviews, but this time I wish i did. The author throws a lot of information at us very quickly. We go through the main character's childhood in the first chapter and learn everyone dies. As a child she's sympathetic, but as an adult I lose interest in her. With everything from profanity to rape, this story isn't really my type, which is unfortunate since I really love urban fantasy.
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I really wanted to like this book. I liked the story line, liked the characters but felt they weren't developed enough. I felt like it was jumbled a little and I couldn't get into the flow of it. Interesting premise though and I would give the author another listen.
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