Pretty decent story read by a decent narrator. Duncan White does a good job with the English accents. Although the main character is american caught i..Show More »n 19th century London, at times it seems he mysteriously develops an English accent. The rest of the characters are done adequetly. Duncan reads at a slow enough pace and at a steady tone so the listener can easily follow along and visualize in their mind's eye what is happening. The first half of the story is pretty awesome. I could sense influences such as Stephen King, Dean Koontz, even Roger Zelazny (walking among shadow changing your environment until you find the place you want - also a good bit of shape shifting thrown in), also Charles Dicken's Oliver Twist and of course Frank Peretti. The second half or at some point in the story however, you get a healthy dose of the Twilight series and some similarities to Harry Potter and his powers without the little stick (summoning fire to devour enemies and protection bubbles ala Gandalf the Grey). Anyhow although some reading this may disagree, the main character and story started to veer off into a Harry Potter versus the dudes and dudet from twilight or underworld or interview with a vampire something or other. The influence of Frank Peretti is only slight as there is only slight mention of angels and for that matter the Word of God. This is not a full in your face Christian fantasy horror like Peretti's This Present Darkness books. It is however a mishmash of different legends and myths thrown into a spiritual warfare story or so the author leads you to believe so. Hopefully the rest of the series will actually involve God and His "Angels". This is a story about the descendants of the Fallen - whether they be werewolves, vampires, giants, gargoyles, elves, pixies, shape shifters, telekinesis and the like. Hope this review was helpful and not utterly confusing.
loved it! hooray to Brody West! I was eating my nails following the storyline. We get all types of emotions. One chapter after another you really don'..Show More »t know what will be the outcome. Running to get the next one. Duncan, great job narrating! You made the story seems real with your talented voice and changing it to portrait the characters. Overall? Amazing! But remember James, like me, enjoys to be biblical. If you don't like the bible or don't care, it's still a great book since James added all types of mythical creatures to enrich the story.
All that I expected. Great ending and the overall plot was captivating. It kept me on my toes. Duncan, the narrator, made the story alive before my ey..Show More »es. James, the author, still got it in this one. I have the next book and can't wait to see what will happen