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Reasons of Evil

Narrated by: Gareth Richards
Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
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After Grimmere defeated the terrorizing Demon Lord, people all over the world celebrated his victory. Humanity was finally able to taste freedom and peace. Most people hoped that it would last for many generations, but their hopes were quickly shattered. As humans no longer had any reason to be united, kingdoms all over the world started waging wars against each other, coveting each other’s land and riches. 

Grimmere watched as mankind slowly destroyed itself. 

Was defeating the Demon Lord a mistake?

©2019 Dennis Jode (P)2019 Cavalida J.D.

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Villains are a necessity

The aftermath. The hero triumphed. The evil has been defeated the world is saved the kingdoms should all be at piece. Yet a new darkness is revealed, the darkness that lurks in the heart of men, greed and ambition and fear of your neighbors. While the evil was present the darkness hid and the world was full of bravery, alliances and unity against the greater evil. With it gone the darkness of man’s heart rent the peace of the heroes triumph to shreds. The hero has one last option, one chance to reverse what happened...will it work? Can he truly become what he needs to to avert this disaster? Find out here. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher

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  • Backlash
  • Princeton, NC United States
  • 11-04-19

pyrrhic victory

Dark Lord defeated? check.
But instead of watching the world get better humanity continues to spiral downward. It was interesting that the author seems to suggest that evil is necessary to prevent humanity from sliding in to the dark and in its absence someone must fall to fill the void. I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Philosophical Fantasy Novella

I chose 'Reasons of Evil' for the cover (which actually depicts a scene from the book) and was pleased to discover how much it does in only three hours. It begins with the story of conquering hero battle mage Grimmere but, when he is offered a chance to change history, feels more like a LitRPG, before moving to a climactic battle sequence, a philosophical reflection on the nature of evil and a change of character PoV for a final boss-fight. At times it is dark and gory and you definitely want to find out what happens in the end. Richard's British-accented reading is easy to listen to and fits the atmosphere. There did seem to be two bad edits at around 2 hours 28 mins in.
I was given this free review copy at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.

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Interesting

I received this book for free. I am voluntarily posting this review and all opinions expressed herein are my own.

This is a very quick story which packs a good punch. At times it is very dark but interesting. It tackles big themes - repercussions of choices; humanity; good v. evil.

The narrator, Gareth Richards, did a very good job. There were no issues with the audio quality.

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Great hero/ Arthur/Merlinesque story

This is the first book I’ve read/listened to by this author and I would listen to another. The publisher’s summary is good. Even though I had the end figured out, it was entertaining getting there. This story is set in a time similar to King Arthur and Merlin. There are Kings, knight named Arthur, magicians and enchanted objects (book, sword). Monsters even plague the people. This is a twist on the hero slaying the dragon.

This is the first book I’ve listened to by this narrator ( Gareth Richards ) and I would listen to another. He speaks clearly and with good pacing. With the use of various voices, he individualizes the characters.
There is more narrative than conversations.

There are no explicit sex scenes, there is violence but not excessively gory. There is swearing.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily left this unbiased review.
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a heroic tale

very entertaining well narrated and excellent read as well. lots of action drama. Thank you

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  • Dragonis
  • Blue Springs, MO USA
  • 11-16-19

interesting

This was an interesting story about one of the forms of the human condition. I did enjoy the story and the performance was not great but still good.

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entertaining but somewhat repetitive

I thought the concept was good but it leans a little too heavily on concept at the expense of characterization. The battle scenes are also interesting but protracted. The performance was strong and allowed me to become immersed in a story that I otherwise might have had difficulty finishing. I was also not sure at times whether it was satirizing the genre or not. If it was a satire it works better that way.

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Good just short

I received a free copy of the audiobook version of this for review. This is a good Dark Fantasy book my only complaint is I wanted more just short, but a lot happens in this, so the pacing is good, and characters are good. I enjoyed the Narrator. World is easy to picture good read over all