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Acheron Audiobook

Acheron: A Dark-Hunter Novel

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Melisa Louisville, KY, United States 10-09-12
    Melisa Louisville, KY, United States 10-09-12 Member Since 2017
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    If you could sum up Acheron in three words, what would they be?

    Exciting,strong and survivor


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Acheron?

    His childhood and how he survived the hardship that was delt to him. He accepted his situtation and made the best of them. When he did come into his power, he didn't use them to hurt those who had hurt him.


    What does Holter Graham bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The voice, she read so that it seemed like you where right there.


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

    The whole book moved me. I wanted to save Acheron and kick his human parents ass.


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    LetitiaTaylor tewantin, Australia 09-19-12
    LetitiaTaylor tewantin, Australia 09-19-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Loved it BEST book"
    Would you listen to Acheron again? Why?

    yes best book


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Acheron?

    the hole book


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the wedding


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

    the wedding


    Any additional comments?

    Beautiful and sad at the same time : )

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    rune 09-06-12
    rune 09-06-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Revealing"
    What did you love best about Acheron?

    I loved how this book explained in depth the inner workings of Acheron.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Simi, who doesn't love the little monster?


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The moment Ach became the God he was meant to be


    Any additional comments?

    A MUST HAVE IN THE DARK HUNTER SERIES!

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    Marilyn Cruz KISSIMMEE, FL, United States 08-31-12
    Marilyn Cruz KISSIMMEE, FL, United States 08-31-12
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    "Ash oh Ash where art thou"
    Would you listen to Acheron again? Why?

    Heck yes, One of the best dark hunter books I've ever read and listened to


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Acheron?

    There are so many. When his sister and newphew die


    What does Holter Graham bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I've read the book, however listening to it the charcters become vivid.


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

    OMG! His father givin him to his uncle, his sister tryin to reach out to him. Him being prostitued, Finding out he was Appoylemi's son..need I go on


    Any additional comments?

    I've red this book about 5 times and listened to it numerous times as well. Each time it's like to first...LOVE IT

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    steven McLeansville, NC, United States 08-30-12
    steven McLeansville, NC, United States 08-30-12 Member Since 2015
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    "AWESOME!!!!!!!"

    This book is awesome! I'm so glad something good happened to Ash, now if only something good could happen for nick. This is as far as i have gotten in the series but tomorrow I start on "One Silent Night".

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    Txmoogie Dallas Texas 08-14-12
    Txmoogie Dallas Texas 08-14-12

    Txmoogie

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    "Acheron- One of the greatest stories ever written"
    What did you love best about Acheron?

    His love for humanity, inspite of all the abuse he received.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Acheron?

    Ash already held this strong leader role in my mind, without knowing how he came to be the God that he is. I was unprepared for what I thought would be a really long read, and having that "read" become a book that I just did not want to put down. There are so many memorable moments in this book, the way he was born and then abused as a child and blamed for that abuse, the way he was neglected by his human mother from birth, tortured by his human father and brother, feeling the shame of being a whore-never being able to show his face, while human, without everyone who saw him overwhelmingly desiring him, male or female. Him being gutted and thrown on the rocks like trash, such a horrible life for a babe whose mother, the Godess of destruction, had meant to be loved and cherished by his human parents. To have lived a human life as Acheron, and yet care so deeply for humanity that he would still protect the humans and not destroy them, makes this a truly great story. I would have destroyed this little rock and floated on off to my own little island. This book would make a great movie, especially blended with the other Dark Hunter books.


    What about Holter Graham’s performance did you like?

    I love his voice inflections. You can actually feel the emotions in his voice. Great job.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Harry Potter was a great story, but Acheron is awe-inspiring.


    Any additional comments?

    I absolutely loved this book. I have bought the hard copy and the audible copy and have listened to this story approximately 9 or 10 times, total. I insisted both my daughters read it and several friends as well. It raises the hairs on my arms. Kenyon is absolutely my number one author. I have read all of her books, most multiple times. I absolutely love the way her characters interact and the way that she connects the dots to their relationships. She is a master story teller and I truly consider myself her biggest fan. Her books are awesome.

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    D Dodds 07-27-12
    D Dodds 07-27-12 Member Since 2008
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    "I hate you but I love you..."
    If you could sum up Acheron in three words, what would they be?

    Love and Hate


    What did you like best about this story?

    It draws you in and makes you so so sad but then your so happy. Tears of sadness and tears of joy. Yes I admit this book made me cry, not ashamed to admit it.


    What about Holter Graham’s performance did you like?

    He is the my favorite reader in this serise.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    An Acheron quote "Everyone deserves to be loved"


    Any additional comments?

    I just loved it.

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    Marilyn 07-01-12
    Marilyn 07-01-12

    I read all the time, or nearly. I always have, I guess, since I was very young ... and now, getting older, more audio than any other medium.

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    "Sexy, gripping, well read ... with 1 problem"

    Okay, I found this the most interesting of this series to date and Acheron was certainly the most ambitious of Sherrilyn Kenyon's books.

    The story of Acheron's dreadful, abused childhood is indeed painful. The story is well told, the pace never slows. It tense, full of action, passion and as riveting as one could want, albeit I can understand why some people found the first half of it difficult to listen to. It is also very well narrated.

    Here's MY problem: Acheron is 11,000 years old. He watches TV. He reads books. He uses computers. He had a hideously abusive childhood and in 11,000 years, he's never gotten past it? Really? I was an abused child and I know an awful lot of other adults who were abused children. Most of us HAVE gotten past it, with or without psychological help. You do work your way through this stuff and it didn't take me 11,000 years. So my question is ... seriously, did he never watch Law and Order: SVU? Read the newspapers and the scandals about abuse, or notice the enormous amount of talk from and about survivors of childhood abuse ... and the many ways to teach yourself to realize that being a victim was not YOUR fault but the fault of your abusers?

    If you can accept that anyone with that many centuries of life has never dealt with the shame and guilt, then you won't have a problem with this otherwise cracking good story.

    Maybe if I had hadn't been an abused child, it wouldn't bother me as much, but as it is, I had a problem with it ... and it was the central theme, the major issue of the main character and the entire book.

    I simply couldn't believe it. If I can work my way through these issues in less than a human lifespan, surely so could he given so many millennium in which to accomplish it. Gods, shmods, go visit old Dr. Freud! Read a self help book, do something. Don't just sit around feeling victimized. Geez loueez.

    For all that, it's a great page turner and as is typical of all her books, sexy with lots of action. Just ... well ... that little problem ... that totally unrealistic unresolved emotional baggage ... it just kept nagging at my brain all the way through.

    Maybe it won't bother you. It did bother me, but I still enjoyed the read ... I just had to keep putting my rational mind to sleep so I could.

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    Dawn United States 05-25-12
    Dawn United States 05-25-12

    I am a Gemini who has just started college and has self published books through Amazon.

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    "Loved it!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Acheron to be better than the print version?

    I would. It gives you more insight into the characters personalities.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved how the narrator portrays the emotions of the characters.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The kindling of the romance between Acheron and Tori.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    What's a tag line?


    Any additional comments?

    This book would make an amazing motion picture and the money Kenyon would make would be nothing to the joy of her fans.

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    Imagine Otherworlds Kaufman, TX, United States 05-21-12
    Imagine Otherworlds Kaufman, TX, United States 05-21-12 Listener Since 2009
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    "A powerful story of survival"

    It has shades of Cinderella but so much depth and angst and power. An amazing story of endurance and survival against bitter odds.

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