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Chosen

An Alex Verus Novel
Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
Series: Alex Verus, Book 4
Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
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Life is quiet for Alex Verus. Amazing. With a flat full of friends (and the occasional fish) and business booming, why not enjoy the humdrum here and now?

But of course that's too good to be true. In a sudden and cruel pincer movement of fate, Alex finds himself fighting a sinister and powerful gang as well as his own demons - for the same crime.

Held hostage by the choices of his past, Alex's future is now in jeopardy....

©2013 Benedict Jacka (P)2014 Tantor

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  • Christopher
  • 07-22-16

Another great read

I have enjoyed this series so far but not comfortable with the Tobruk situation.
Did we have to have the level of torture towards Rachel?
Tried to be diplomatic with my words.

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  • petitbilbo
  • 08-27-15

Almost finished it in one go! Riveting!

This is the best Alex Verus yet. Quite a few things that have been hinted at in previous books are coming getting explained. Splendid book!

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  • Rosie
  • 05-23-15

Book 4

Great as usual although a lot darker than the last books. you get to know more about Alex's history.
sets you up for the next book :)

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-18-20

This is where the series gets going

I've not been the greatest fan of the Alex Versus series. When asked for an opinion I've only managed to muster a 'okay to tide you over until the next Dresden files is out (insert your own favourite urban fantasy title here...double points if it's Rivers of London!), however with this installment it feels as though Jacka really got the series going with a sense of an over arching series narrative, a more fleshed out if a bit cliche protagonist, and something (perhaps somewhat contradicting my previous point) a bit different to the usual good guys beat bad guys trope.

I've had to dock a couple of points for performance because as well delivered as it is by the narrator, the constant juxtaposition of what sounds like an old man in his 60s Vs an all action hero hanging around, fighting with, and at times seemingly flirting with 18-20 something year olds spoils any hope of really losing yourself in the main character.

4 stars for a big step up in terms a story the previous books have been crying out for.

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  • Kristin
  • 12-23-19

A favourite in a great series

This is the book where you find out far more about Alexs’ past, what he has run from, and who he once was. The other characters get far more involved at times too, which I like. In this story you also learn more about adepts who get left behind and what happens to some of them. All in all a book that tells a good story, full of challenges as well as history, fleshing out Verus’ world nicely.

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  • Mr William Robinson
  • 05-17-19

Gripping

Back with a bang and for me the best of the series so far.

As I realised I only had 15 minutes left I swiftly purchased more credits to purchase and download the next in the series! Download has finished as I type! Here we gooooo

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  • redfeend
  • 10-15-18

Another super Alex Veras story.

I’ve really enjoyed all the books in this series and Chosen is no exception.
The story line and characters hold your attention. I would advise listening to the earlier books first as you will be aware of the back story, however Chosen does hold its own as a stand alone novel.
Alex and his friends and associates have umpteen battles and there are casualties. Life won’t be the same again for any of them.
Besides Alex himself, my favourite character is Arachni, a giant magical spider and dressmaker, who lives in her lair under Hampstead Heath. She is probably Alex’s best friend and confidante.
Chosen, is the tale of a struggle between good and evil, but with a magical twist......in fact, many twists, both expected and surprising.
I don’t like spoilers, so I’ll just say that good wins the battle, but not necessarily the war. The story ends with a cliffhanger, so I’ll just have to listen to the next book.
If you like magical fantasy, you’ll enjoy Chosen. It is not boring or predictable, and the author’s power of description is amazing. The narrator does a top class job too.

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  • Angela
  • 08-25-18

Excellent!

First class series that doesn’t lose momentum.
Brilliant description and first class narration!
Just bought the next in series!

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  • ciorstan
  • 06-06-19

I am a burger

I didn't expect this story to end the Way it did. The moral dilemma Alex verus faces is very interesting.