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Metal Magic Audiobook

Metal Magic

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Publisher's Summary

A metal guitarist is gifted with a guitar grimoire, which he inherited from his late father's library. With careful reading, practice, and commitment, this strange occult book could make him the greatest musician in the world...if the magic works in his favor.

©2017 Brian Barr (P)2017 Brian Barr

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    Lomeraniel Spain 07-10-17
    Lomeraniel Spain 07-10-17
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    "Nice horror and metal story"

    I received a free copy of this book in audio format from the narrator in exchange for an honest review.

    The only thing that Kevin Nolan shared with his deceased father was their love for metal music. Kevin’s father had a guitar grimoire with many spells for different things. Kevin never believed in magic, but his girlfriend convinces him to try one of them just to see what happens.

    This is one of those stories which seem a bit too short. I would have liked to explore more the grimoire and the spells. Something I found interesting is the kind of flashback Kevin experiences through his father’s eyes and the moment he witnesses the truth.

    I missed some character development, but this is quite normal in a short story. Nevertheless Barr made a good job at picturing Kevin’s family and the relationships among them.

    What did not completely convince me was the end. There are some unexplained aspects and I think it was a but rushed.

    Rick Gregory’s performance was perfect, delivering very good characters’ interpretations and an excellent narration without being intrusive.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Todd (Toad) Vogel 06-28-17 Member Since 2016

    I love almost anything post-apocalyptic, zombie, scifi, ect. Always looking for some new earhole entertainment!

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    "Comedic horror"

    This is my 3rd horror book by Brian Barr. I've enjoyed them all. They are definitely horror, but I find them humorous as well. Great short story and great narration by Rick Gregory!

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    Natasha Zar Australia 07-19-17
    Natasha Zar Australia 07-19-17 Member Since 2017

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    If you could sum up Metal Magic in three words, what would they be?

    ***I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review***<br/>Metal. Magic. Mayhem.


    What did you like best about this story?

    ***I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review***<br/>The title really got my attention, as I am a Metal Fan and recall one of Pantera's first album's in the 80's being called Metal Magic. Heh.I really enjoyed the first part of the book when the main character is remembering his father and you are given a vivid description of him. It was bittersweet and amusing and then the horror starts...


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    ***I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review***<br/>I didn't feel that the narrator was a good fit for the book, as he has quite a nasal, whiny voice and he tended to narrate. In. A Robotic. Voice which I found distracting. I wasn't convinced when the narrator used cuss words, it just sounded like little kids mimicking someone tough, trying too hard to sound tough themselves.<br/>I felt a narrator with more of a deep, gravelly voice would be more suitable (think Michael Kramer who narrated Triptych by Karin Slaughter or Steven Lang who narrated Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill).


    If you could rename Metal Magic, what would you call it?

    I think Metal Magic was a great name for the book, it doesn't need to be changed. Gun to head - call it Grimoire.


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    willee 07-16-17
    willee 07-16-17
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    "Heavy Metal"

    I enjoyed this very short thriller but wished was longer with more character development. You never know what your family does outside your home this is what Kevin experiences his father life he never knew about. Good narration. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Thank you.

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