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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.

20 of 20 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.

12 of 13 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 didn’t realize that the author is also the narrator. It’s a good thing 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 to Josh 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.

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Thank you Josh Erickson

I cant wait to see where the story goes from here. This is truely something fresh and new to science fiction fans. I hope the author keeps to his word and keep cranking out these books without too much delay in between.
I also love and admire an Author who narrates his own books. it's a sure fire way to make sure the listener hears the book the way it was ment to be.
And imcase the author ever reads reviews on his books I just like to say, Thank YOU for caring about the fans

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enjoyable

I really enjoyed this book. had a great plot and leaves great potential for the next book. the performance was really good as well. an all around good book.

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Great opening for an urban fantasy trilogy

Great opening for an urban fantasy trilogy! Can't wait for the next book in this series!

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Worth the credit spent.

The narration even though done by the author himself, are actually good. Fun listen. The main character does seems to make few not so smart decision , though it's not like the author is not aware of it as another character point that out to the main character as it happens. I assume that's just to show the chaos of the situation and the emotional state he's in, since the core story happens in the span of a few days. Overall a very fun listen, good performance, looking forward to the next book.

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Fun Book

I enjoyed this book and will look for the next in series. I was a little hesitant at first because of the succubus angle. However the author doesn’t use it to add sex to the book. More it adds to the friendship of the characters in the book. I listen/read about 2 books a week and seldom leave a review but thought this book deserved one. Fun Book! Made my workout and house work go quickly!

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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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its great

I love the book, i love the ideas put into it, I really reading it recomend it

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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?