• Nightlord

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  • By: Garon Whited
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 36 hrs and 49 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (7,000 ratings)

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Nightlord

By: Garon Whited
Narrated by: Sean Runnette
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"Why do I have to have moral issues with killing someone? I feel like such a hypocrite! It's worse than a vegetarian touting organically grown steaks." (Eric, physics teacher, involuntary vampire, and part-time demon slayer)

Eric didn't ask to be a vampire. In fact he didn't even believe in them. Biting your own tongue with your fangs does a lot of convincing. Even so, being a part-time undead isn't as easy as you might think. It can let you hold down a day job, true, but sometimes the night "life" can be more than a little difficult, what with those bloodthirsty urges and predatory instincts kicking in. Luckily for Eric he can rely on his trusty steed and her unwavering support, his flaming sword and its sarcastic wit, and his own snarky sense of humor.

©2014 Garon Whited (P)2015 Podium Publishing

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Chapters are out of order!!!!

Would've been a great book, well written, well narrated, original concept, or at least an original combination of some genre classics but it was ruined by the fact that the first 10 hrs of the book are accidentally spliced into the middle between 20:25:00 and 30:26:54. Needless to say I did not expect such a massive f$%k upon the part of Audible or Podium so I listened to several hours of the middle of the book before all the unanswered questions drove me to investigate if I was in fact listening to the first book of the series or a sequel. i figured it out with some effort and found the intended beginning but by this point had already listened to enough of the middle that I learned too many spoilers to really enjoy the beginning. Hopefully this review will help prevent this from happening to anyone else and you can enjoy what would have been a great book much better than I did.

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Ahh no fair no fair

I loved every second of this book. I had doubts based on the description and the sample, but oh man am I glad I took the risk. The almost 40 hrs wasn't nearly enough. I want more!

Lots of fun without being silly.

I couldn't decide to groan or scream at the cliffhanger at the end. I have hundreds of audible books, this very well might be the best. I WANT MORE!!

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Vampire/Wizard/Physics Fantasy = Nerd-vana!



Imagine jumping through a portal after the bad guys who just killed your significant vampire other, not knowing what to expect on the other side. That's pretty much how this starts, but it's so much more than that!

Fantasy has never been this fun, or this fluid, but the beginning of book one struck me as slow going -- even though it was kind of action packed. Sean Runnette delivers the read with a sort of every man somnambulant pacing, and I wasn't sure I would be able to get into it. (I thought he sounded like Wilfred Brimey's nephew!)

OH, I was so WRONG! His read is SPOT ON PERFECT for this series, and he IS Eric! This is the holy grail for me -- a great series with the right narrator! Hurray!

Eric is a hero who is both a blood drinking vampire by night, and a gifted wizard by day. He rides around on a giant horse made of bronze, and he daydream/theorizes particle physics while he ruminates on magic. He's a deep thinker, not a muscle bound warrior type, and he always, ALWAYS tries to do the right thing -- unless he gets REALLY mad, and then all bets are off!

And stupid people are always making him mad.

There's a little romance, evil bad guys, ogres, orcs, elves, weird religions, living gods, a living mountain, and a medieval world full of simple souls who come to adore King Hollar (Eric), and follow him without question. And yet, the beauty of it all is that nothing about the experience is under his control. This is a complex story told simply, in linear style, with all the revelations and plot twists you'd expect from any field diary in a new world.

And I could NOT put it down! (Seriously sleep deprived.)

I think of the series as Adult Fantasy -- not in the sense that it's remotely explicit, but because it's written with adult experiences and humor in mind. Older kids could read and enjoy it, but it is the grownup in me that responds to the way things can go so wrong, even when you have the very best intentions. Relationships come together and fade away, people do the best they can and often fall short, and, our hero is plagued by self doubt and remorse. But what a fantastic ride!

I love Garen Whited. No, really. I adore him with the kind of devotion only the people on the mountain could relate to. Long may he reign.



HIGHLY, VERY HIGHLY, RECOMMENDED: All Fantasy Lovers; grownups looking for a fantasy they can relate to, older kids who love physics and magic, and people who need a grand escape to another, very different world. (Some mild sexual scenes, magical violence and scenes of torture. Also, a few bad words; parents should listen first.)

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Very Tufo-esk, Great book with HORRIBLE ending

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

awesome book I thoroughly enjoyed it and was honestly wondering if it was written by Tufo until the horrible ending.... still a great listen though, can't go wrong with Sean Runnette (which is how I found this book). I hope there is another installment to finish up the loose ends.

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Quirky But Good

This is a long book - George R.R. Martin long. Unlike George’s books, this one is written in a conversational style, the main charter is likeable and the evil enemies are consistently immoral. The book includes action, tragedy and at times, some humor. The ending is abrupt and I hope the writer is gearing up for a sequel. Even after 37 hours, there is more to be told.

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Mark Tufo???

Where does Nightlord rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I stumbled across this book while searching Sean Runnette.


Looking forward to hearing more from this author

What did you like best about this story?

This is a great story which made me stop and say "what?"

What about Sean Runnette’s performance did you like?

I love Sean Runnette.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Down the whirlpool

Any additional comments?

I've never heard of this author his writing style and attitude he gives his characters is dead
on for Mark Tufo.

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Good effort but chapters repeated.

Don't people check these things?
At least one chapter out of order/ repeated and no real ending. Good performance by the reader.

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Started good, became a breathy over perfect love story

I won’t be downloading the next book.
It’s written like a epic video game that at first seems very hard to conquer until you realize you have absolute unlimited lives, unlimited knowledge of absolutely everything without having to search for anything and even though I know this is a fantasy/science fiction book, even then it is so unrealistic it becomes unpalatable. Way too many instances of breathless, breathy lovey-dovey talk rambling on for what seems like hours. Perfect book for a teen girl infatuated with the idea of the perfect man and falling in love with them. Blah

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Great story and narration!

Excellent story and narrator. I am looking forward to the next book of the trilogy.

There was an oddity in the file at about chapter 95(?). One of the chapters repeated--which was confusing at first, but fast forwarding through it confirmed it was a repeat, and the story picked up in the correct place afterwards.

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I Need A Part II

Found this book by searching Sean's other works. Good call; gonna listen again.
Monsters, magic, romance, heroes, and an excellent performance; what more could a bored trucker want?

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