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He's no stranger to blood. His uncle is Count Dracula, the most famous vampire in history, after all. But what he finds in a quiet North Carolina family home rocks even the jaded Quincy Harker. Families are being slaughtered, butchered like animals, and it seems like the loving fathers are to blame.

But a ghostly visitor shows Harker that there is more to the story than he can see, even with his mystical Sight. So he goes chasing justice, and his quest takes him deeper and darker places than even his guardian angel can follow, and pits him against foes stronger than any he has ever faced before.

Will Harker solve the mystery before more men, women and children are brutally murdered? Can he fight the powers that are moving behind the scenes to keep the truth hidden? And will he be able to stop the murderer when he finds him? Or it?

©2016 John G. Hartness (P)2016 John G. Hartness

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  • Jan
  • United States
  • 03-16-16

werw

Full of bada$$ery, wisea$$ery, and snarka$$ery!
A likely contemporary of Harry Dresden, Mercy Thompson, and Atticus O'Sullivan, Harker is a police consultant in Charlotte NC. His family line includes The Count, and he has a Guardian Angel? His partner is Detective Bex Flynn, and they share a mind link ever since he saved her life with a blood share. Add to all this, a demon, brutal murders linked to a parish church, and a nagging ghost of one of the victims, and a terrific audio performance by James Foster (I know him from Tesser), and you have a real winner! I had not encountered this author/series before, but you can bet that it is on my radar now!

"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."

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only scratched the surface of the crazy adventures

Qunicy Harker, everyones favorite half vampire, magic wielding, demon hunting, homeland security agent, is back for another tale. My first impression was how different the cover artwork is for this fourth novella is compared to the rest of thee series. Going into this I was really hoping that the snarkiness and overall feel of the story is not different.

Harker has faced a variety of different foes in the previous stories, so I couldn’t think of what could possibly be next. Let me just say this. Somebody makes a deal with a devil and there are not any winners and angels have their own issues. The reoccurring characters, Quincy, Smith, Flynn, all continue to evolve with more and more being revealed. I was surprised at how little his Uncle was in this one. Not complaining because all I want Harker, Flynn and their banter, with an occasional interruption from Smith and their banter.

Hell Freezes Over does indeed have a slightly different feel. Don’t get excited, I do not mean this in a bad way. Here we have a series that is starting to grow up a little, yes just a little. What I mean is Hartness isn’t focusing on the crass humor to carry anything in the story. While it is there, and I do enjoy it, just not as in your face.

Hartness was able to expand on the paranormal world that lays just on fringes of the mortal world. I really think that he has only scratched the surface of the crazy adventures that Harker will find himself.

I continue to see great things on the horizon for this series and wonder how long Hartness can keep it going with a fresh new story each time.

James Foster has made Harker his. Foster is Harker. Plain and simple. He has changed his “normal” storytelling voice into something that almost doesn’t sound like him. Continuing to refine his gravely undertones. Coming up with entertaining voices for the demons and such. I really don’t think that anyone else could do better. And if it wasn’t Foster telling the story it wouldn’t be Quincy Harker.

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Another solid listen

What did you love best about Hell Freezes Over?

Great characters, good story and excellent narration.

What did you like best about this story?

This world, I'll get every book produced in this series. I'm 100% hooked.

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

Are you kidding, james foster is one of the best, he IS the story for me.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yep, and tried. Stupid work...

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A Must Read/Listen

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Quincy Harker is a 100+ year old demon hunting wizard who is also half vampire and directly related to Dracula. He works for a division of Homeland Security that is aware of supernatural creatures. That’s the setup for one of John G. Hartness’ best characters. “Hell Freezes Over” is one of four Quincy Harker novellas you can pick up individually or in an omnibus addition. Take my advice and get the omnibus addition. Not only is it financially prudent, but after reading/listening to any one of Hartness’ four Harker novellas, you’re going to want all the rest. They’re just that damn good.<br/><br/>“In Hell Freezes Over,” The ghost of a murdered child comes to Quincy Harker for justice. That starts the ball rolling into a murder mystery involving a host of beings such as angels, demons, and minotaurs, just to name a few. The bottom line is if you like well written, urban fantasy stories with plenty of action, magic, supernatural creatures and great character interaction, then you simply must pick up “Hell Freezes Over” as well as all the other Quincy Harker stories by John G. Hartness.<br/><br/>Also, James Foster, who narrates, is simply excellent. He doesn’t just read Hartness’ work, he performs it wonderfully. He also has what I think is a great voice for the lead character. I simply can’t imagine any other narrator, no matter how talented, ever stepping in. It just wouldn’t be the same.<br/><br/>Finally, this audio book was provided by the narrator at no cost in exchange for an honest review courtesy of Audio Book Blast.”

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  • Laura
  • Port Saint Lucie, FL, United States
  • 04-15-16

This Series Should be on TV!

This was an amazing installment in the Quincy Harker Series. Once again, we are submerged in Quincy’s world of everything supernatural and what an exciting place it is to visit. This story was darker and more gruesome than the previous book and the horror of it is palpable. For a novella, there is excellent world building and with each new installment, Hartness is peeling away the layers of each character and we are getting to know them better.

There could be no other narrator for Quincy other than James Foster. He IS Quincy. His ability to bring each character to life and give them their own voice is amazing. His interpretation of the female characters is outstanding.The fact that he does female voices so well thrills me because there is nothing more annoying to me than when a male narrator makes his female characters sound weak and whiney. There is no doubt that the women in Quincy’s world kick ass and take names.

I can’t wait for the next story!!

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Absolutely fun read

What made the experience of listening to Hell Freezes Over the most enjoyable?

The story and the narrator. Wow what a ride and the<br/> sarcasm of Harker was made this character believable. <br/>

Who was your favorite character and why?

I've always liked the supernatural subject that makes these<br/>book more interesting. I found this book by accident bought it<br/>and I fell in love with the Dracula genera and how his nephew <br/>Jonathan Harker is a demon Hunter. Got to love the idea.

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

The good character development make for an excellent<br/>story line. The play on the novel Dracula.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Nothing

Any additional comments?

I recommend this book and the whole series. With the<br/>Sarcasm of Harker you can't go wrong

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  • James
  • Powderly, KY, United States
  • 04-08-16

Cool Novella

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I listened to this novella to decide whether I wanted to start the series. Really liked the main character and the supporting cast. The story was OK, narration was great. I think I have a new series to start.

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Demon Hunter

Which scene was your favorite?

The mystery is much harder to solve and has a much higher body count. It also has a possible peak at a future revelation about Harker's guardian angel. I cannot wait to see where that leads

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an interesting Dracula follow-on

If you could sum up Hell Freezes Over in three words, what would they be?

hard-boiled, ass-kicking do-gooder

What did you like best about this story?

The basic decency of the protagonist, who is otherwise a hard-nosed hit-man type.

Which character – as performed by James Foster – was your favorite?

Quincy was well-done and believable

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  • Lisa
  • United States
  • 03-21-16

Paranormal, action and just plain good

I received this book for free for an honest and unbiased review

I did not realize this but I have listened to John G Hartness' books before "the black knight chronicles" before I asked to receive this to review this book. So needless to say I am already a fan of his work. It was a different narrator though but he did a great job and was perfect for this book. This book goes about our main character, Quincy Harker, trying to figure out the murders of what looks like the father of family's killing their entire family. Quincy can see the dead children and talk to them and ask them yes or no questions because the kids cannot talk back. It has supernatural and paranormal, we have Angels, demons, possessions and of course his uncle is the one and only Dracula!
So for a shorter story I think this was a good one. I have and definitely will continue to read this authors work.
If you have not already, go check out "The Black Knight Chronicles" I enjoyed it as well, same author, different narrator.

Happy Reading/Listening!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful