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Eleven thousand years ago a god was born. Cursed into the body of a human, Acheron spent a lifetime of shame. His human death unleashed an unspeakable horror that almost destroyed the earth. Brought back against his will, he became the sole defender of mankind.

Only it was never that simple. For centuries, he has fought for our survival and hidden a past he never wants revealed - until a lone woman who refuses to be intimidated by him threatens his very existence.

Now his survival, and ours, hinges on hers, and old enemies reawaken and unite to kill them both. War has never been more deadly...or more fun.

Love in vein: listen to another Dark-Hunter novel.
©2008 Sherrilyn Kenyon; (P)2008 Macmillan Audio

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  • Mar-z
  • Camp Hill, PA
  • 08-27-08

couldn't stop listening

This was my first book by the author. I am glad I was taken in by all of the hype. Even though the beginning of the book is tough to get through because of the hardship Ash goes through, it allows the reader to sympathize with Ash and love him more. Great narration!

13 of 13 people found this review helpful

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  • Jewelie
  • Indianapolis, in, United States
  • 11-12-09

One of the best in the series

This is by far, the best book in the series. So many questions answered and the characters really come to life. I enjoyed it a great deal.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

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  • Josaphine
  • brooklyn, NY, United States
  • 11-20-09

Yumm!

I love Kenyon's work. Always have and always will. In the past I have been more than a little disappointed by the clumsy, almost criminally bad narration used for some of her earlier titles. Now in walks Holter Graham and my long standing fancy for the dark, brooding and sexy Ash (Acheron) becomes a full blown crush! I absolutely adore this narrator and really loved the story. NEWBIES BEWARE- there are very strong tones of violence and sadistic childhood abuse in this and some other Kenyon titles. In Acheron's case it's fair to call this extreme and totally heart wrenching. There is also a healthy does of explicit sex. That said, all of the aforementioned ADULT content serves the plot impeccably and builds solid gold characters the reader can easily invest in. I literally wanted to throw my arms around some of these characters. Others I could get medieval on to stop their sadistic tendencies.
All in all- I loved the story and from now on will have a special place in my heart for a certain Nickleback song (wink wink).

15 of 16 people found this review helpful

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My first Dark Hunter Novel

Although I've never read any Dark Hunter novels or any other books by Sherrilyn Kenyon I really enjoyed this story! Holter Graham is amazing!

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

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Awesome

This book was awesome and explained things from previous books. The reader, Holter Graham, was wonderful and I hope he is the reader for other Sherrilyn Kenyon books as wells as Christine Feehan.

13 of 15 people found this review helpful

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Satisfying, but with a few flaws.

Acheron gets his HEA, and basically that is what all of us DarkHunter fans have been wanting for a long time. Unfortunately, Kenyon takes more than half of the book and devotes it to excruciating details of Ash's past. And, oh do I mean excruciating. If you don't like pain, don't read or listen to this book. It was hard to take sometimes, but it does explain what and why Acheron is. As for the narration, Holter did wonderfully, but I was thrown off by him pronouncing Ash's name as Asheron instead of Akeron as he did in Devil May Cry. Also, the Gallu demon who was the bad guy in DMC didn't have an accent in Acheron. The only thing I truly didn't like was that so many characters were repeatedly and unneccesarily stupid and/or cruel. It was kind of like Kenyon didn't think we'd get it, so she decided to bludgeon us over the head repeatedly that Ash had a horrible life.

12 of 14 people found this review helpful

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  • Camille
  • Beavercreek, OH, United States
  • 08-21-08

Phew...That was some book!!!!!!

Incredible!! Outstanding!! I was emotionally exhausted at the end of the book. Sherrilyn Kenyon outdid herself with this one. Although the brutality with Acheron was...maybe...too much information at times...you had to feel the pain THOROUGHLY to understand what he was about. I was overwhelmed with emotion at the end. EXCELLENT EXCELLENT book!!!!!

9 of 11 people found this review helpful

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  • Denise
  • goulburn, NSW, Australia
  • 11-01-09

Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Acheron Part one tells of his birth and what happens to him till the age of 19 it is Sad and powerful the writing of this book and all her books is excellent, I have enjoyed reading the hard copy when it was first released and enjoyed again in Audio this is my first taste of an audio book and it was wonderful the reader is clear and adds character to the different people this makes it interesting great choice and a great book

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Isabel
  • New Port Richey, FL, United States
  • 04-26-09

Wonderful Book!!!!

Wow! This book was great! It had me crying, it had me angry, laughing and finally very happy with the outcome.
I have to say, this is one of the best books I've read in a long time. If you are looking a book that has a little of everything and a very good and detailed story, this book needs to be your choice.

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  • Karree
  • fort worth, TX, USA
  • 10-04-08

Awesome as always

Yet again Sherilyn has managed to tie her books of the Dark Hunters all together. Now that I have read Acheron I am going back to the 1st book to start all over again.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Tracey
  • 04-10-09

Fantastic Book

This book puts everything together for the other books but stands out all by itself.. Fantastic

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Megan
  • 12-07-11

loved it but...

I was very excited to finally fined out the howl story and unveil the mystery surrounding Ach. I enjoyed hearing about all my favorit caracters again. This book explaines a lot and is still great to lisent to with out having read the other books related to the story. And as always i love Kenyon sexy and funny style.
But after chapter after chapter of violence and abuse of the mane caracter i grew tired and bored with all the free violence. Sure the scenery is well set and the caracters and places are wonderfull to read but PLEASE give the guy a break !!! Even the sex scenes become tire some after a time. So all in all this one is a 50/50 book to me. Harf love / harf ZZZzzzZZZ

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • miss
  • 01-29-12

Acheron

This is a amazing audiobok, so much so that I had trouble putting it down. The narrator is very talented and never struggles to make you hold your breath in anticipation.
My only issue is that there are not more Sherrilyn Kenyon books on the audible.co.uk site when they are all on the audible.com.
None the less, this is one book you will not regret purchasing

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Jose
  • 01-17-11

acheron

Unmissable book and an excellent narrator 10 out of 10

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  • A. C. Turner
  • 12-24-16

Time n time again

Iv read this one a few times now totally in love with this series and Acherons story is one of my favourites so sad to finish it again 😔 I just want it to never end 😍

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-21-16

brilliant!!!

one of my favourite novels, with my favourite characters, from my all time favourite author! amazing. I loved listening :)

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-19-16

what a great story all the way through

long awaited story but from the start I couldn't stop listening can't wait for the next one there can only be more twists and turns

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  • Denise Tolley
  • 01-28-16

I'm in love

I listened to this book in a week. I'm so Sa uve finished it, it put everything in to perspective about Acheron.....i have to say the voice of Acheron has melted me, I am sooooo in love. If your into dark hunter books like me, this is a book not to be missed! Thanks Sherrilyn xxxxx

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Mr. D. W. Silk
  • 12-14-15

Acheron

Great story, quick plot that is never boring. worth listening to. it about time audio go the other books in the series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Lesley
  • 05-28-11

Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon

I loved this book when I finished it, it was like loosing an old friend!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-17-17

Amazing

Moving, horrifying and an amazing overall story another great hit for the Dark Hunter series