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Publisher's Summary

Book 2 of the Demon Accords.

It's been seven months since Chris Gordon met Tanya Demidova, and a lot has changed. He's stronger and faster and has the senses of a vampire and the appetite of a werewolf. But even as he settles into his new position with the Special Situations Squad and his relationship with Tanya, new threats appear. From south of the border, north of the city, inside the NYPD, and the federal government. But the hardest fight Chris will face is with himself. Sometimes the demon inside is the most dangerous!

©2010 John Conroe (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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A Blatant Self-Rightous Power Trip.

There is a lot of annoying but swallowable annoyances. First the crappy attempt at linking the supernatural to pseudoscience. It was just so baaadly done imo. Then there is the stupid transmutation power. It was just a completely unnecessary addition that clearly existed to act as a golden screwdriver.

I could list many more but these standout. But where the book really fell apart was how it handled the overpoweredness of the main character and his allies. At first there seemed to be a possibly decent structure to contain the overpowered main character. The forces of hell. And at first the US government seemed to exist as a other check and balance to the main character though it was portrayed a bit too evilly. It seemed at first to be going the "one bad apple" route just to give the Main character and government an opportunity to contrast their power levels.

But then it started to become self-righteous and arrogant. I probably would have rated this book 2 stars even if the ending hadnt been tainted by obvious real life political partisanship. Because it boiled down to just proving that no force in the world could threaten the main character and his allies and that they could do whatever they wanted, but it was ok because he was "good" and that laws didnt apply to him, he just followed them as a courtesy. And they should be on their knees thanking him for even that you weak worthless human worms

This is like a bad superman story. Where a good superman story is often defined by Superman's humility, having him use his strength to pull others up as close to his level as possible.

A bad Superman story has Superman declaring no one but himself can be trusted with power. And using his strength to push everyone else far beneath him.

This book is like the latter story.

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Great series. Just finished all available books...

I just finished reading this whole series, well all the books available. I have to say I truly enjoyed it it wasn't overly exciting but exciting enough with new characters to keep you interested. Now for me, it is hard to keep me interested in a series because I have read so many books. I don't know if I'd read a book or if it's just a repeat of something I've already read. And this was one of those books that I haven't come across yet. Yes there are vampire and werewolves and demons and witches all that stuff but it's the main character that kind of changes things.

One thing that almost made me stop reading this book was when I was closer to the end in the series and they change the character. They introduced a new character and made the next book about him and I didn't think I was going to like the book because of that at. Have to say they definitely made it interesting and it caught my attention in the next book after that was even better once you get to book 8 in book 9 you'll just want more. I hope they put book 10 and audio form so I don't have to read it again and I can just listen to it but it's great series I hope you enjoy. Definitely worth it.

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It Only Gets Better

Would you listen to Demon Driven again? Why?

Yes. Simply put its just that d@mn good.

What did you like best about this story?

Having marathoned through the series I will say this is were things go from good to great.

This is the book were the series starts to form its identity.

The first book was good but it lack it's own signature style that made it stand out from the average "dude discovers the supernatural and falls in love with supernatural uber hot chick".

In this book we go into great detail about how "magic" works, who the main antagonists of the series are and other such things and having read a LOT of urban fantasy I can say this is one of the better lesser known series.

Which character – as performed by James Patrick Cronin – was your favorite?

Lydia mostly because of her banter with Chris.

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed this book and will likely relisten to it multiple times.

The character interaction/banter is were most of the awesome humor lies and is easily my favorite part of the series.

I would recommend this book and the series as a whole to anyone who enjoys urban fantasy.

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Okay but he's no Butcher

Conroe's writing style needs some maturation. Through two books his story is interesting but clearly lack the polish of a professional, his character development is weak and plot lines razor thin. This series has a young adult genre feel also that I find annoying.

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Once you start .... You won't put it down!!!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this book and series. To find the first book of a series that is nonstop from start to finish and realize there are 7 more waiting in the wings so to speak is just AWSOME!!!

What did you like best about this story?

It is difficult to pick what is best of this story. It was a easy to keep reading until it was finished and then the panic of I need the next book... NOW!!!

Which scene was your favorite?

The confrontation with the Government is well done, and if such a person did exist the government reaction was believable.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

My reaction to this book was " there are only 6 books left " !!!!!!!

Any additional comments?

Thank you Audible for adding not just a first book in a series. Finding you have added 8 books in a series that wasn't there a day before is like Christmas for me. .

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Great story. Great narration.

This is a continuation of God Touched and is a great second story. The characters are interesting, the story is unique enough and not pandering. The narrator does a great job portraying the innocence of the main character while still being able to seem menacing. Highly recommend the series.

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Jumped the shark

Just too much power. There was just never any suspense because there was never any question who would win the day. Additionally, there really wasn't any sort of discernable story arc. Things just happened and kept happening.

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Light, action packed and fun

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Conroe's work seems tailored for audio books. He keeps it light, positive, fun. He manages to make you smile and does not get lost in unending fights or romantic moments. Looking for something to listen to while going at chores, driving or cleaning house? Look no further.

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Gave up halfway

I made it halfway into this book before giving up. The author pulled the same bullshit "We can't be together coz reasons..." For like the fourth time in two books and the pattern became apparent. Since the series refuses to actually... progress except for the main character getting more powerful and complaining I gave up.

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Just keeps getting better

If you could sum up Demon Driven in three words, what would they be?

Action Passion Different

What other book might you compare Demon Driven to and why?

None so far but am going to read the whole series and look forward to the next one

Which scene was your favorite?

Alot of action, not much standing around but the build up of the cast of characters gives the story a feel that makes you want to read more

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, in fact I burn thru these kind of fast and love the storyline that keeps getting better

Any additional comments?

Please keep us up to date on the new books of Mr Conroe and this series

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  • RickG73
  • 06-24-19

Love this series.

Loved all of this series. Its even better how the narrator gives a voice to each character and you really feel all emotions from his voices, joy, sadness, humor, this has lead me to by the rest of this series and lots more books the narrator does.

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  • Wendy
  • 11-05-18

Easy entertainment

I love the narrator and his ability to do different accents. the story is a bit predictable at times but entertaining and the heroes likeable. If you want an easy listen which will make you smil(as some of the characters are typical stereotypes of people one meets) this series is for you. I enjoyed it and it put a smile on my face.

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  • J
  • 06-14-20

Second as good as the first

Great characters story line and narration
Good competition for Jim Butcher!
Got next book already to play.....

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  • viktor
  • 01-14-20

Government...

I usually like urban fantasy but when the government get involved I lose all interest.

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  • Pucca & Garu
  • 12-15-19

Love these books!

This is the 2nd instalment of the series and just as good as the first. I highly recommend reading them in order though, or you’ll get seriously confused! Lol

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-16-19

Great second book

I enjoyed the first book & certainly not disappointed in book two..love the main characters & the way the story brings in a lot more,which makes book three a must!

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  • Scazzler
  • 06-12-18

Awesome. A great second book that's well read

Brilliant from start to finish. Keeps you entertained the whole way through. The narrator gets all but one voice spot on and that's only me thinking that he makes the angel sound a bit slow. other than that he nails it. Looking forward to the next book in the series.

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  • Phillip
  • 01-24-18

Amazing

I loved every minute of this book cannot wait for the next one, I'm sooooo hooked :)

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  • Amanda
  • 04-11-21

Marty Stu takes Marty-Stuing to a whole new level

Good grief, this one is worse than the prequel. I spent so much time rolling my eyes during this book, I nearly fell over, several times.

I had no idea a Marty Stu could be even more Marty Stu-esque. This guy is muscular with 1% body fat, but sadly has to eat like a bazillion calories a day or he would starve to death because of his super-duper metabolism. He still believes people stare at him because he's a freak, and not because he's ripped and handsome. He gets by on 4 hours of sleep a day. He can estimate distances with decimal accuracy, which is like "so irritating" that he's just started rounding off (seriously?). He can shoot equally accurately, with either hand, while not looking at his target (really?). He can jump from a helicopter without needing rope.

I mean, some of these are plausible vampire or werewolf traits - seeing in the dark, increased strength and speed, super-healing. But all of them? Pfft. He has no flaws. He's too perfect. The flaws that he allegedly does have are the kind of non-flaws a person would confess to in a job interview - doesn't think he's handsome, has a metabolism that's "too fast", estimates things too accurately. He has this superficial low self-esteem: "ooo, I've taken my shirt off but I don't understand why all the girls are staring at me, poor me, I'm such a freak", without any of the real hangups or low confidence that come with actual low self-esteem.

And you can totally tell it was written by a white guy, for other white guys. "I got home and did some domestic crap..." I mean, why even include that sentence? What value does it add to the plot other than extra word-count? And the men are never described unless they are non-white. If they are white, well then it's a generic placeholder description and carry on. The women are all stacked, and better than Victoria Secret models. Pshht.

It's a bunch of utter drivel. I'll be asking for a refund.

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  • Teh Matis
  • 12-16-20

The hero is too overpowered

Not bad writing but the hero is just too overpowered and got everything. That makes it easy to loose interest

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  • Blue Snowflake
  • 12-27-17

Interesting and fun story

Good voice for a good book. I enjoy the world it’s set in and the characters.