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  • Sandman Slim

  • By: Richard Kadrey
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,636
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,149
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,160

When he was 19, James Stark was considered to be one of the greatest natural magicians, a reputation that got him demon-snatched and sent downtown - to Hell - where he survived as a gladiator, a sideshow freak entertaining Satan's fallen angels. That was 11 years ago. Now, the hitman who goes only by Stark has escaped and is back in L.A. Armed with a fortune-telling coin, a black bone knife, and an infernal key, Stark is determined to destroy the magic circle.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Hallie on 04-24-12

To Hell and back..

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-20-18

I believe this is audio book 250 for me, so it’s hard to be surprised at anything I tend to spend my credits on. In this book I was surprised, delighted and captivated. I tend to adore anti-hero types; ones with bad attitudes and a streak of rebellion, but still trying do some greater good. This book fits the bill very nicely. The plot line is very original, the characters are well developed, and the gore plus humor is done well. After spending over a decade in hell, our anti-hero finds a way to return to earth to avenge his time “downtown”. However, he finds himself unable to fulfill his need for revenge because he’s too busy getting side tracked hunting monsters, watching old horror movies, and spending time with a severed head. I highly recommend this series for those of you who are fans of urban fantasy, but are tired of the same old vampire and witch story.

  • Fated

  • Alex Verus Series, Book 1
  • By: Benedict Jacka
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,635
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,190
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,197

Alex Verus is part of a world hidden in plain sight, running a magic shop in London. And while Alex's own powers aren't as showy as some mages, he does have the advantage of foreseeing the possible future-allowing him to pull off operations that have a million-to-one-chance of success. But when Alex is approached by multiple factions to crack open a relic from a long-ago mage war, he knows that whatever's inside must be beyond powerful.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Harry Dresden meets the Temple of Doom

  • By Jessica on 05-15-14

Really Unoriginal...

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-27-15

I am a super fan of the Dresden files and found this series thinking it would be similar, but not the same. To be honest, with no spoilers, it has been done before, and to be honest better. It's a good story and the main character is very likable.. BUT he might as well be Harry Dresden with a British accent, just change the names. If you have never read The Dresden files, this would be a great series. If you have read it, it's hard not to think of these books as a bit of a knock off. I even gave the series a chance and went for book two. It was sadly as I thought. I say either pick Alex or pick Harry, but you really can't have both and feel okay about it.

Vicious Circle
    
    
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        Mike Carey
    
    


    
    
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        Michael Kramer
    
    


    
    Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
    1,238 ratings
    Overall 4.3
  • Vicious Circle

  • By: Mike Carey
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,238
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 929
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 932

Felix Castor has reluctantly returned to exorcism after the case of the Bonnington Archive ghost convinced him that he really can do some good with his abilities ("good," of course, being a relative term when dealing with the undead). But his friend, Rafi, is still possessed; the succubus Ajulutsikael (Juliet to her friends) still technically has a contract on him; and he's still dirt poor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very good sequel. This one doesn't disappoint.

  • By Cliff on 10-18-13

Felix Castor is Back!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-26-14

I can’t say enough about this series. A sarcastic self-serving exorcist with a shady past and a truck load of baggage, how could you not want to listen? Felix continues on his adventures with new allies and new problems. He always appears to be one step closer to solving the mystery, until a plot twist just throws it all to pieces. These books are well written, exciting, and captures the attention. I almost listen to the entire thing throughout one day. I highly recommend this series.

  • Eyes to See

  • The Jeremiah Hunt Chronicle, Book 1
  • By: Joseph Nassise
  • Narrated by: Anthony Bowden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 670
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 624
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 632

In an urban fantasy that charts daring new territory in the field, Jeremiah Hunt has been broken by a malevolent force that has taken his young daughter and everything else of value in his life: his marriage, his career, his reputation. Desperate to reclaim what he has lost, Hunt finally turns to the supernatural for justice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dresden files substitute

  • By A on 02-08-13

It's been done better.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-26-14

I bought this book one sale, so I can't be too disappointed. However, the story line, though okay, was basically a Dresdin File with Harry's little brother. In addition, the main character had very little depth and it was difficult to become emotionally attached to anyone in this book. The story line was haphazard and didn't make a lot of sense at times.. like why the eyes? I get there was a spell gone badly, but it didn't make a lot of sense why he would do it in the first place. The narration was okay if you take out the female voices. Which were reminiscent of a deep voiced male cross dresser. If you’re interested in this type of book, pick up the Felix Castor series or the Dresdin files, it will be more satisfying. All in all, I felt this book shared a lot of common with several other books in the urban fantasy genre. It has been done before, and to be perfectly honest, with no disrespect to the author, it has been done better.

The Devil You Know
    
    
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        Mike Carey
    
    


    
    
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        Michael Kramer
    
    


    
    Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
    2,691 ratings
    Overall 4.0
  • The Devil You Know

  • By: Mike Carey
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,691
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,017
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,031

Felix Castor used to cast out demons for a living, and London was his stomping ground. But in a time when the supernatural realm is in upheaval and spilling over into the mundane world of the living, his skills are in renewed demand. With old debts to pay, Castor is left with no choice but to accept one final, well-paying assignment: a seemingly simple exorcism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pied Piper with a Conscience

  • By Tango on 07-27-13

Wait, Wait.. it's good..

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-20-14

I picked this up on a deal, and was pleasantly surprised to find it worth the money. With the books main focus being only one character, it is difficult not to give a spoiler or rewrite the synopsis. What I can tell you is that Felix Castor is a well developed character with a salty disposition and a tinge of guilt. Although not in the forefront, the supporting characters are also eccentric and interesting. I like ghost stories, and this book certainly provides more than enough ghosts and scares throughout it. The narrator provides a perfect reading of the material and character voices. So basically, if you like humorous situations and characters, mixed with crime investigation and ghost stories, this is a great book for you. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Witch with No Name

  • The Hollows, Book 13
  • By: Kim Harrison
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,919
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,664
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,679

In The Witch with No Name, Kim Harrison brings back her wildly popular heroine for one final, epic battle. Rachel Morgan's come a long way from the klutzy runner fleeing a bad job. She's faced vampires and werewolves, banshees, witches, and soul-eating demons. She's crossed worlds, channeled gods, and accepted her place as a day-walking demon. She's lost friends and lovers and family, and an old enemy has become something much more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank you Kim Harrison for the memories!

  • By Fun Lovin Lady on 09-10-14

Well.. Okay then

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-20-14

I have to admit I couldn't wait for this book to come out.. I love the series and the narrator (Except for book 8). I have to admit I was a little disappointed in the final chapter of the Rachel Morgan saga. I'll start off by saying yes, Rachel does find herself in trouble more often than not, and she can be snotty and self-centered; but this book brought it to the forefront and smacked you in the face with it. In this book, Rachel was constantly running out the door with no logical plan and then whining about the events that occurred because of her choices. Although this type of behavior is not unusual for the character, it isn't generally typical. If you've ever seen the TV show "Lost", then you will be able to see connections between that and Rachel's determination to run back into the jungle for no apparent reason. Finally, the ending was not much different than almost any female protagonist story. I believe Ms. Harrison is a wonderful writes, but I think I expected more from the ending of such a wonderful story line.

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  • Tower Lord

  • Raven's Shadow, Book 2
  • By: Anthony Ryan
  • Narrated by: Steven Brand
  • Length: 24 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,086
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,411
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,410

Vaelin Al Sorna, warrior of the Sixth Order, called Darkblade, called Hope Killer. The greatest warrior of his day, and witness to the greatest defeat of his nation: King Janus' vision of a Greater Unified Realm drowned in the blood of brave men fighting for a cause Vaelin alone knows was forged from a lie. Sick at heart, he comes home, determined to kill no more. Named Tower Lord of the Northern Reaches by King Janus's grateful heir, he can perhaps find peace in a colder, more remote land far from the intrigues of a troubled Realm.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Great Swampy Middle!

  • By Jack on 07-11-14

Intense and Extreme Battles and Heroics

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-25-14

The Tower Lord is a fantastic sequel to the Blood Song! The characters are well developed, the environment is easy to imagine, and the plot continues to thicken. Although in my first review I was amazed that I was so taken by a book without magic. However, there were glints of magic undertakings in the first book I chose to take as secondary to the story. In this story the magic becomes more widely spread and the purpose of it is both for good an evil. The battles are fantastic and each character finds their way through a heroic journey to conquer the enemy. I would say this is a must listen to for paranormal and fantasy fans alike. I'm careful where I spend my credits, and this was a credit well spent.

  • Blood Song

  • Raven's Shadow, Book 1
  • By: Anthony Ryan
  • Narrated by: Steven Brand
  • Length: 23 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,319
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,379
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,372

The Sixth Order wields the sword of justice and smites the enemies of the Faith and the Realm. Vaelin Al Sorna was only a child of 10 when his father left him at the iron gate of the Sixth Order. The Brothers of the Sixth Order are devoted to battle, and Vaelin will be trained and hardened to the austere, celibate, and dangerous life of a Warrior of the Faith. He has no family now save the Order.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, but the narration did not live up to it.

  • By Anthony on 06-29-16

Thought Provoking and Captivating

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-14

I really wasn’t sure about this novel at first since I listen to mostly romantic fantasy filled with magic and otherworldly creatures. However, from the beginning of this novel I was captivated by the narrator and the story of a young boy enveloped into his path to become a warrior. The plot is fantastic and the descriptions of the realm, the battles, and the environments are easy to visualize. The characters are thought provoking and interesting, while the politics and intrigue are captivating. I highly recommend this book, and hopefully soon the series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Magnificent Devices

  • A Steampunk Adventure Novel (Volume 3)
  • By: Shelley Adina
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 491
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 447
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 445

An air voyage to remember turns into a disaster no one may survive. With her orphaned charges, Lady Claire Trevelyan joins the Earl of Dunsmuir’s family on an airship voyage to the Americas. If she can stay out of Lord James Selwyn’s way until her eighteenth birthday, she will be of age and cannot be forced into marriage. What she doesn’t know is that Lord James is in the Americas, too, with Andrew Malvern closing in on him - and the wonderful device he stole.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Melodramatic Misadventure Marred by TX Accent

  • By Globaltowngal on 05-21-14

I love this series!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-30-14

I can't say enough about the books in this series thus far. The adventures are imaginative and the lead character is amazingly brilliant. My only.. And I mean only issue with this series is that it isn't finished on audiobook. I want to know what happens next, and to be honest I've never been to good at a regular book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Her Own Devices

  • A Steampunk Adventure Novel
  • By: Shelley Adina
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 607
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 540
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 544

Seventeen-year-old Lady Claire Trevelyan, left alone after the Arabian bubble financial disaster claims home and family, now leads the cleverest gang in the London underworld. Between outwitting a rival gang, inventing a device that will net her and her scientist employer worldwide fame, and keeping her mother from marrying her off, she can almost forget that a powerful lord wants to get closer…and if he succeeds, can destroy it all with a single word…

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • should be 5 but...

  • By Comfort Connoisseur on 05-14-14

It only gets better!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-21-14

The series continues to enfold you into 19th century Britain, where industry and invention have become the all-consuming goal. Our heroine has found herself battling between two factions; one is societal norms and one being her life’s work. The narrator continues to be amazing, and has never missed a character yet. The story line continues to improve. Audiable please record the last few books.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful