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  • Damoren

  • Valducan, Book 1
  • By: Seth Skorkowsky
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,052
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,055

Matt Hollis is the current wielder of the holy weapon, DÄMOREN. With it, he stalks and destroys demons. A secret society called the VALDUCANS has taken an interest in Matt's activities. They see him as a reckless rogue - little more than a "cowboy" corrupted by a monster - and a potential threat to their ancient order. As knights and their sentient weapons begin dying, Matt teams up with other hunters of his kind such as LUIZA, a woman with a conquistador blade; ALLAN, an Englishman with an Egyptian khopesh; MALCOLM, a voodoo priest with a sanctified machete; and TAKAIRA, a naginata-swinging Samurai.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Expendables meets Monster Squad

  • By Adam on 01-06-15

Wonderful new series begins with a bang

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

Reviewed: 07-23-15

Where does Damoren rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I'd rank Damoren in the top ten percent of all audio books I've heard: the combination of Skorkowsy's propulsive prose and Bray's delivery is a perfect match. The action never stops, yet the characters come through as individuals. Kudos for these two for a terrific collaboration on a gripping story that is the beginning of a series yet has a satisfying conclusion all its own.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Damoren?

I fell in love as soon as Matt Hollis, current wielder of the holy weapon, Damoren, was introduced. Matt and his fellow demon-stalkers makes a believer out of me. Matt, the reckless loose cannon that can slash his way through any opposition is masterfully drawn, and his enemies will make you cringe. Although normally I'm not a fan of named weapons, in this story, each special weapon has its job, and a unique personality wielding it.

Have you listened to any of R. C. Bray’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is the first audio-book I've heard that is narrated by R.C. Bray, and it won't be the last.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Bang goes the evil.

Any additional comments?

Highly recommended for fans of paranormal adventure.

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