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Publisher's Summary

Gabe thought he had covered all the angles, but it’s tough to plan a contingency for accidentally trapping an evil god in your brain.

Gabriel Delling might call himself a professional con artist, but when walking superstitions start trying to bite his face off, his charm is shockingly unhelpful. It turns out living nightmares almost never appreciate a good joke. Together with a succubus who insists on constantly saving his life, Gabe desperately tries to survive a new reality that suddenly features demons, legends, and a giant locust named Dale - all of whom pretty much hate his guts. 

And when an ancient horror comes hunting for the spirit locked in his head, Gabe finds himself faced with the excruciating choice between death...or becoming some kind of freaking hero. 

Hero Forged is the first book in the new series, Ethereal Earth, a modern fantasy adventure that challenges the natures of myth, humanity, and what it means to be the good guy.

©2018 Josh Erikson (P)2018 Josh Erikson

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Surprisingly Good

I usually don't like Author narrators but this author is actually good with the exception of the god villan . I hated the over the top way he was done.
The story itself was very good and a fresh take on urban fantasy. It is well worth an audible credit.
I recommend giving it a listen.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Hero Forged

Ok , let me start with I had no idea what I was getting into with this book . That’s not always a bad thing, I did realize that the author of as also the narrator. It’s a good thing I didn’t cause I probably wouldn’t have bought it .
I am very glad I did ! It’s a fun ride . I was expecting the tried ok overly tried hero stick . You know , shepherd/farmer chosen/ Prophecy meets wise old sage/master you all the tropes . That is not what I got . Too my delight this is better , refreshingly good story interesting an remarkably likable characters an a nonstop ride into a magical unseen world . Plus this world is full of possibly.. I Eagerly await the next step in the story!
I have too give kudos toJosh Erikson not only did he create a great story with his written words . He brought it too life with an outstanding Audio performance , which is no easy thing. So if your like myself and love a good story , give this a try you won be disappointed.

15 of 17 people found this review helpful

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Yes!! Give me More!

Fast paced and enjoyable! A different twist and not the same ole same ole. Looking forward to more! I also think Josh should moonlight as a narrator for other books! Just finished a book and the narrator drove me nuts with the monotone reading and bad monster sounds and I thought, this would of been so much better if Josh would of read it.
Just my two cents.

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Next Book Please!

After listening to hundreds of audio books and never writing a review I felt like I should this time. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it has amazing characters, great pacing, as well as an interesting take on urban fantasy world building. The main character is interesting and can best be described as the lovable rouge who often finds himself way over his head. All in all I loved this book and can't wait for more.

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fantastic! can't wait for more

loved it.
it's saying I need more words for this. I'm sorry but I just loved it

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Great first book.

Author/Narrator did an awesome job for his first book. You can really get into the story. Nice world building.

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great book

looking forward to the next book in this series. great job in the narrating by the author.

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what's wrong about loving a succubus?

very, very, good. it's been a while. thanks.
um words are the best way to see.

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Good job to Josh Erikson for an amazing debut

I have one major complaint. The next book in this series isn't already available to purchase.

Author narrators don't get better than this. The story has a fantastic pace and is an outstanding introduction to a fascinating take on the human psyche fueled magical world that I cannot wait to explore further.

Mr. Erikson, I'm waiting for more...patiently...here in my living room...just waiting...so please do something as magical as the first and release me from the cycle of relistens I'm trapped in.

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well then

Dude. Not even gonna lie kinda hope the writer is a jerk in real life. doesn't seem fair to be an awesome writer and narrator both. Olson a serious note though good work great book. Give it a go folks.

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  • Nathan J
  • 07-27-18

great book

This book is one of the best ones I have listened to in while. It puts a new spin on things that I enjoyed greatly.

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  • Dean
  • 08-13-18

First 4/5 were great

Took a sharp turn into stupid typical self sacrificing hero decisions in the last few hours filled with angst and tears from the MC. Really enjoyed the book up till that point, maybe the author for depression toward the end of writing this?