A great audio version of one of my favorite books!
I am a big fan of this author, having read books in most of his other series, and even having beta read a couple for him. That being said, I read this..Show More » before I even knew who he was. It is an excellent start to the series, Starrring the Devils's favorite nephew, who is part of an organization trying to keep the supernatural forces of the world, mostly angels and Demons, in check after God and Lucifer decide to depart for parts unknown and abandon the Earth. Shockingly, The arch Demons and angels vie for control of the Earth. This leads our wisecracking hero into a series of scrapes he sometimes only barely escapes. The plot is fast moving, never lagging, and the characters are engaging, both heroes and villains alike. I would recommend this book to any fans of slightly darker urban fantasy. Noah Michael Levine Does a great job of bringing the characters to life.
I am a big fan of this series, and each book keeps getting better and better. Full of snark, wit, action and characters you can really get behind, esp..Show More »ecially as the bullets fly, you can't go wrong with this series! This book has it all. Zombies, Necromancers, Demons, Angels, 2 different anti-christs and the first woman in creation! What more can you ask for? A huge conspiracy is at play, all to bring about the resurrection in the title. I wont ruin it, but you wont see the twist coming until the last second. Through it all, Frank Trigg, the Devils favorite nephew, struggles to keep his head above water as events spiral out of control. Full of fast paced action, the story never lags, and the authors writing is as sharp as ever, with some literal burst out laughing funny moments! As I write this, i am half way through book 4, and this book is setting up the later books perfectly, building the characters and setting along the way. Any fan of urban fantasy will enjoy this book. Noah Levine is a revelation as a narrator. He really brings the characters to life! He even does something unique in my experience. At the end of each chapter, he reads off the next chapter name in the tone set by the last scene, whether frustrated, angry, happy, Drunk!, or exasperated. I have listened to lots of audio books, but he is the only narrator i have heard that does that, and it's a cool little touch. I can't wait to get back to listening!
This series gets better with each book. More action, more character growth, secrets revealed, Snarky comments made!The Book starts with the Protagonis..Show More »t, Frank Trigg, the Devil's favorite nephew, sitting at home with his served zombie head roomie Chatterbox (yes, you heard that right) watching some, ah, adult entertainment at home, when theres a disturbance at the front door. When he answers the door, he is confronted with the sight of his cousin Scarlett, an angel, beat all to hell, telling him that Heaven has fallen, being chased by 3 Nephilim, half angel/human hybrids, looking to finish her off. Well, Franks rule is you don't f*** with his family, so he comes outside to confront them. With this, he is dragged into an epic conflict, a new civil war in heaven, with other interested parties trying to get into the action. These other parties include the vampires, Weres, Nephilim and Azreal, the Angel of Death. With all these major players looking to get into the action, with Frank right in the middle, it takes all of Franks ingenuity, cunning, and ability to give and take a beating to survive, All while trying to get his burgeoning romance with Karra, his first true love, in to gear. The plot is fast paced, never having a moment of lag. The characters are well thought out, acting like people actually would, not like cardboard cutouts. Azreal was especially well don, being creepily malevolent and vicious. There are some big changes in store for Frank and his friends, which are subtly foreshadowed with some really snappy dialogue that has real feeling. There are laugh out loud moments and moments you feel all broken up, a good trick in a book of this type. You can really associate and sympathize with the characters. Any fan of Urban Fantasies such as the Dresden Files and Simon R. Green's Nightside books should really enjoy these books. Again, Noah Levine's narration is spot on, really adding a whole new dimension to the books. He has vaulted into my top 5 audio narrators, up there with the likes of Michael Kramer, Luke Daniels, Jeffrey Kafer, and Michael Page.
Another pedal to the metal addition to the series. In this one, Frank finally finds out where Lucifer and God disappeared to all those years ago, and ..Show More »the knowledge is no comfort, since they are off fighting a rebellion by all the other dimensions God created, which is about to spill on to Earth. Sound crazy? It is, in the best way! Frank has to confront Interdimentional demons, the Vampires and Weres he got on the wrong side of with the Heaven fiasco, as well as a new threat, the US Department of Supernatural Investigations, fully funded now after all the destruction in the Heaven incident. Just what Frank needs, Feds trying to pin all the supernatural bad stuff going on lately on to his back. How's he going to succeed? With guns and magic, of course. Enjoy the ride, it's a wild one. The Plot is fast paced as always, with great characters and sharp as a razor dialogue, one of Tim Maruitz's strengths as a writer. His dialogue sometimes has me back up the narration just to hear a particularly good line again! This series is a must have for any fan of urban fantasy! Noah Levine's narrations is top shelf as always, bringing you into the story.
It seems like every book in this series finds a way to top the last. this book is no exception. After the inter dimensional demons kidnap his Lady lov..Show More »e, Karra, Frank Trigg, epic badass, goes across the dimensions with his father in law, Longinus, otherwise known as the Antichrist, to go to her rescue. After they arrive, they run across Jesus, yes, that Jesus, the one who Longinus killed on the cross all those years ago. He brings them to his father and Lucifer, where they make bargains for permission to go search for her. They are then thrust into the war God is fighting with all his other dimensional creations, trying to save Karra before she is killed and the Demons plans come to fruition. Is the job to much even for Trigg and Longinus, even with their power, to be able to handle? Well, with some help from some old and new characters, they just might be able to save her and win the day. As always with anything Tim Marquitz writes, the plot moves along at a brisk pace, never lagging or feeling tired, The characters are well drawn out, with snappy dialogue, especially from Frank, who is an unabashed smartass. The snark, even in the tensest scenes, is always there, making sure what is in some ways the darkest book in the series, still humorous enough that it doesn't distract or buzzkill the enjoyment. Any fans of Simon Greens Nightside or Secret History books or JF Lewis's Void city books should jump all over this urban fantasy masterpiece!
After the first 5 books this is the weakest of them all but it's necessary, if you liked the others you will like this. The narrator is the best I've ..Show More »heard in a long time adding more dimensions to all characters.
That's right guys and gals the Author is back and I loved the whole series to this point . one after another can't get enough of the story and a whole..Show More » lot of thanks to the narrator he is awsome felt like I was there.
It's not very often that I would say this about book eight of a series, but this series just keeps getting better with every new addition to the serie..Show More »s. That is especially true of this one. The story starts off with Frank and Karra finally settled down in domestic bliss, and then all hell breaks loose. There is personal tragedy for Frank, new harcore enemies he is forced to deal with, as well as a nasty surprise from his past that rears its ugly head. Frank must deal with that as well as his friends in DRAC being targeted by unscrupulous forces that will stop at nothing to get to Frank.Whats the new devil going to do when he has nothing to lose? Reload his pistols and go shoot the problem in the face! This book had my nerves jangling. Franks tragedy actually had me on the verge of tears, it was that powerful. The book has lots of snark, as do all the books, but it has a serious undertone that runs throughout. It is an amazing roller coaster ride of a book. The plotting is balls to the wall, full throttle action, with the fight scenes incredibly well thought out, and the characters experience so much, and deal with it in such a realistic way, it is hard not to empathize with them. This books was an out of the park Grand Slam. As always, Noah Michael Levine's narrations was spot on, really adding an incredible new dimension to the whole story. i actually cant read the stories on my Kindle now withought hearing his voices for the characters in my head. Now that is a talented narrator. Any fan of darker urban fantasy, like Simon Greens Nightside should love these books.
When a series gets 8 or 9 deep, you kind of expect some coasting or drop off in story. Not with Tim Marquitz! This series keeps taking new twists and ..Show More »turns with each new book, and it just makes you keep wanting more. After Collateral Damage, where Franks life of domestic bliss with Karra and Abigail comes off the rails in a morning of blood and death, and some epic payback, Frank has left Abi in the care of his cousin, the warrior angel Scarlet and her vampire love Katon, and has crawled into the bottle in some fleaspeck town in Louisiana. Unfortunately, that fleaspeck gets nuked as collateral damage to a group of supernatural baddies using a nuke to crack open a Secret government prison designed to hold big time supernatural bad guys. Well, of course Frank ends up in the middle of the mess. He ends up working with Briana Shaw and her Government team to try and stop the rest of the prisons getting cracked open and releasing some epic level baddies. After a lot of fighting, deception and general mayhem, you find out what the plot is about, who the villains are (Some of whom return from previous books) and we get some closure on some storylines. Some people even get whats coming to them. With a fast paced plot and action scenes that put Michael Bay to shame, this is a must have for any fans of urban fantasy. The author is really doing a great job of expanding the characters, really rounding them out, and showing more about some of the smaller characters like Father Lance. All in all, and excellent bit of writing, with the always excellent Noah Michael Levine doing his usual spectacular job of narrating, really breathing life into the characters.