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Yamada Monogatari: Demon Hunter Audiobook

Yamada Monogatari: Demon Hunter

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Publisher's Summary

In an ancient Japan where the incursions of gods, ghosts, and demons into the living world is an everyday event, an impoverished nobleman named Yamada no Goji makes his living as a demon hunter for hire. With the occasional assistance of the reprobate exorcist Kenji, whatever the difficulty - ogres, demons, fox-spirits - for a price Yamada will do what needs to be done, even and especially if the solution to the problem isn’t as simple as the edge of a sword. Yet, no matter how many monsters he has to face, or how powerful and terrible they may be, the demons Yamada fears the most are his own.

©2013 Richard Parks (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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    mary San Antonio, TX, United States 01-29-15
    mary San Antonio, TX, United States 01-29-15 Member Since 2016

    I was a 'readaholic' for most of my life. I started crochet and other hobbies. That took away from my reading time. I discovered audio books at the library. That set me off. now, that I am older my eyes make it too difficult to read. So I now am a very diligent audio book listener!

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    "Demon Hunter mini stories"

    This is a series of short stories presented in order. There isn't a lot of spells and sword play being done. Instead our hero is a down his luck noble who is hired or finds demon related jobs. This novel gives an insight into demons and the like from a different culture. The setting is in an ancient time. I enjoyed it a lot. I especially enjoyed narration by Brian Nishii. It is obvious that he has some degree of being bilingual. But his voice is English speaking with the foreign words being spoken correctly. This adds an enjoyable flare to the stories. I recommend this for those looking for something different.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Eric Madison, WI, United States 07-31-15
    Eric Madison, WI, United States 07-31-15 Member Since 2016
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    "A new kind of fantasy world"

    Japanese mythology is richly woven into this collection of adventuring tales. Two unlikely companions meet oni, ghosts, fox demons and worse - mortal treachery in this well performed audio book. Great fun for lovers of samurai fables.

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    Irene 07-08-15
    Irene 07-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Enjoyable"

    It was like short murder mysteries written in time of the samurai. I wish there were more.

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    Amazon Customer 02-24-15 Member Since 2010
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    "worst ive listened to in a long time...."

    did not finish. narrator was boring story had no purpose . no action no comedic points nothing to get u wrapped up in story. if you dont write down everybodies names, to refer back to, you will get lost. will not get next book. which is sad because i had really high hopes....

    1 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    kool 01-21-15
    kool 01-21-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Decent"

    The book was good just not what I was suspecting it's more of a Chinese Sherlock Holmes less than killing a bunch of demons blood and gore that I really was suspecting from this book but it wasn't decent I think maybe if I don't have anything else to read I might do the 2nd book

    1 of 8 people found this review helpful
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  • nicole
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    "A mixture of Dresden Files and Japanese folk tales"

    Impoverished nobleman Yamada no Goji is a demon hunter in an ancient Japan, where the existence of ghosts and yōkai is a fact of life. His craft is difficult and requires intelligence and understanding as often as it requires his blade or tailsmans and his trade draws him into the schemes of humans seeking power, as well as those of the demons themselves.

    This book has a lot going for it. The main story is broken up into a series of interlinked shorts, each involving a different task. All are plot heavy and there wasn't a point in the book that my interest wasn't held. The characters are good, the descriptions beautifully written and the mysteries intriguing.

    Brian Nishii's performance was impressive, partly because he can clearly speak both Japanese and English fluently, helping evoke the setting of the story. He has a great voice to listen to and I really enjoyed the way he acted out the parts of the different characters.

    There are two reasons this is a four star, rather than a five star listen for me. The first is that earlier on in the book both author and narrator fail to give a completely credible impression that the world we're visiting is ancient Japan. The language and the way the hero speaks are a bit too modern at times and the narrator also often lapses into a more Americanised accent for the hero. Also, it didn't give me what my audio-book group describes as a 'book hangover', that feeling where nothing else seems as good and you can't wait for the next one to come out.

    Overall if you only have one credit a month and don't get through many books a year there are better fantasy books out there to spend it on. On the other hand if you read a lot like myself and enjoy paranormal fantasy books with plot as well as punch, I really recommend this.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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