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When murdered sinners fail to show up in hell, it's up to Salim Ghadafar, an atheist warrior forced to solve problems for the goddess of death, to track down the missing souls. In order to do so, Salim will need to descend into the anarchic city of Kaer Maga, following a trail that ranges from hell's iron cities to the gates of heaven itself. Along the way he'll be aided by a host of otherworldly creatures, a streetwise teenager, and two warriors of the mysterious Iridian Fold. But when the missing souls are the scum of the Earth and the victims devils themselves, can anyone really be trusted?

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Need more with James Sutter and Ray Porter

Great book and narrator I would like to see more from this character and author

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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A Celestial Crime

Salim, an atheist priest serving the goddess of death (oxymoron much?), must investigate an accused crime being committed by angels. When suddenly souls belonging to Hell are no longer reaching their Judgement, Salim must literally go to Hell and back to solve it.

But how could such righteous creatures; formed out of pure-hearted souls and infused with Heaven's divine values with honestly built into their very bones be responsible for such heinous acts? Are the devils in their usual way using, lying, and scheming their way to use Salim for their own wants and needs?

I found the book to be very descriptive and interesting in the complex way a mere mortal had to solve a conflict between Heaven and Hell using intelligence, charisma, and a bit of wisdom. This wasn't the most philosophical book I've come across, but was certainly more than what I expected.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Ray Porter brings yet another book to life!

Sutter has written another amazing piece and Porter brings it to life with an impeccable performance.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Entertaining

This warrior priest keeps getting better. I look forward to reading Salim's next adventure!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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To Hell and Back Again

If you could sum up The Redemption Engine in three words, what would they be?

A good read to be sure. His ideas of angels and devils is unique.

What about Ray Porter’s performance did you like?

He always knows how to keep the character in the emotion of the moment . I've enjoyed almost everything I listen too of his.

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

No ir is far to large and too much to absorbe concidering it is a trek through both Heavens and Hells.

Any additional comments?

I also enjoyed his second book but found it somewhat predictable from the start story line wise.

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enjoyable, and excellently read

I had a hard time putting this one down I found myself listening to it pretty much everywhere really well read and well written

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loved it.

Another great inter-planar adventure with Salim Gadhafar. Wish more books featured him. James L. Sutter again finds some very interesting and colourful corners of the Pathfinder universe.

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Must read for Pathfinder Cosmology junkies

enjoyable read. The voice actor is good, though when the main character becomes upset he sounds more Scottish than Rahadomi to me.

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Mind blown!

Loved this book!

The insight Into the Pathfinder planes and the scale of balance that souls! play among those said planes. Is out of this world and mind blowing! A must read for any DM/GM interested in the planes that make up The Pathfinder realms.

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Girls sound different?!?

Please make an effort to make the female voices sound different. The only thing that took me away from the story was the lack of individuality between female characters. Other than that, the book was excellent

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  • lewis shores
  • 06-29-17

loved it

this is a fun adventure and fantasy book with a great Main character must listen

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Chris Halliday
  • 04-12-16

High fantasy for those who don't like high fantasy

I don't like fantasy. I can just about get through The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, but high fantasy usually leaves me cold. James L. Sutter's Pathfinder Tales, however, are engaging, complex and fun. I love the characterisation, the action and the drama of the higher multiverse of gods and demons intruding on the mortal world. The atheist hero, Salim the Priest Hunter, is complex, simultaneously tragic and heroic, a man who has lived long enough to see the humour in the games the gods play.

Ray Porter's narration is pretty much a masterclass in how it should be done. I love the way he brings characters both human and non-human to life, giving each a unique voice. Highly recommended!

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  • J. B. Collins
  • 03-24-16

Even Better Than the First in the Series

Where does The Redemption Engine rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Very highly - the story's twisty enough and the characterisation is brilliant. It's impossible not to like the main protagonist.

What other book might you compare The Redemption Engine to, and why?

Nothing springs to mind, other than Death's Heretic.

Have you listened to any of Ray Porter’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Only for 'Deaths Heretic' and both were excellent.

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

Bors and Rashad were a good tag team, and who doesn't like an angel who cries tears of blood?

Any additional comments?

It blends the world of Golarion with the human story well.

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  • Paul
  • 06-09-16

Worth a listen

Didn't enjoy this story as much as the first one but still worth the money and entertaining enough. The voice actor again was excellent, really helps bring the story to life.

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  • dpearce84
  • 08-08-16

A hearty meal of a story

A three course story accompanied by a tasting plate of the features of Kaer Maga