The Book of the Ghost

Vesik, Book 9
Narrated by: Erin Moon
Series: Vesik, Book 9
Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins
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A battle lost. A friend fallen. Cue the heroic undead....

Vicky shouldn’t be alive. Knowing she has necromancer Damian Vesik to thank for her second chance, she’s willing to do whatever it takes to return the favor.

Damian is lost, trapped inside a corrupted shell of his own power and entwined with the Fae called Hern. Time is running out as Damian loses more of himself with every passing moment, bringing the necromancer one step closer to oblivion.

But Vicky isn’t the only one who aims to stop the colossus. Damian’s allies are rallying, ready to go to battle for their chimichanga-loving friend. Time will tell if it’s enough to bring him back from the brink, though the Mad King’s ambitions may have already doomed them all.

The Books of the Dead start here. Strap in for macabre thrills and supernatural chills in this gripping installment of Eric R. Asher’s Vesik series!

©2019 Eric R. Asher (P)2020 Eric R. Asher

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Something old, someone new, amazing as always!

After having the same, incredible, narrator for the first 8 books, I was worried that a new voice wouldn't "fit" the stories. I was wrong, boy was I wrong! The story of Vicky has always been woven through every book, so hearing a story just about her gives some substance to what we've heard bits and pieces of since the first book. As always, the story is spot on, seamlessly transitioning from book to book. The narrator is superb. Maybe transitioning to a new narrator who is the same gender as the main character may have helped. Erin has taken the characters we know an love, and made them her own, without losing the basics of their characters built by William Dufris (who was an absolute perfect match for the stories). Once again, Eric has knocked it out of the park!!

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I'm loving the fresh new voice of the narrator for this series. She has quite the range of cast to cover and she does it well!
As to the novella itself? The Vesik series has a huge cast of characters and they are all fantastic, but the series is about Vesik. I am left always wanting to know more about the rest and these little novellas hit the spot. I've loved the idea of Vicky's character being this small character that grows into a ferocious warrior. This book shows you just how courageous, capable, and loyal she is.
I can't wait to listen to more.

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Excellent Story and Performance

this entire series is one of my favorites. this is an excellent novella that is a great addition to the series. This is a different narrator for the short stories and Erin does a wonderful job. Great story and performance.

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This series just keeps getting better!

This series never loses momentum. Asher keeps finds twists and curve balls to keep the story fresh and exhilarating.

Vicky is a total bada** and getting a story with her as the MC is fantastic. I cannot wait for the next audiobook.

I was nervous going in with a new narrator to the series, but Erin Moon nailed it!

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enjoyed it.

I enjoyed the story as much as all of the other Vesik books. The only thing that I had some issue with, that wasn’t even a major issue, was the new narrator giving accents to characters that haven’t had accents in the first 8 books. I thought Erin Moon was a good narrator, but since William Dufris narrated the first 9 books and did the voices for all of the character that were in this one, I wish he had continued to narrate the series or that Erin at least didn’t give accents to Drake and Foster and other characters who didn’t have them prior in the series. That being said, I still enjoyed her narration and will continue to listen to the rest of the series.

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Loved this book too!!!!

I missed Wiliam's narration, but the new narrator was very good and I believe that we your fans will get used to her. As usual the book is a hit. I can't wait for the rest of them to come to audio.

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Very poor story

I am very disappointed with this book. All of the previous books in this series were very good, but this one was just dull.

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good

loved it but wishing there was more.
Thank you Eric keep up the good work.

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Okay. Here's the scoop

First, my review of the book, directly from Amazon itself.
The Book of the Ghost - By Eric R Asher
Well, let me say this. If you have read any of the Vesik books, this is picking up where Forgotten Ghosts left off. (Finally a resolution).
The Books of the Dead are classified as novellas, instead of novels. This just means they are shorter.
The Book of the Ghost is the first Book of the Dead. With that said, you’ll find a new point of view. It might come as a surprise, but the new point of view is of __________ (no spoilers: you should be able to tell by the summary and cover photo).
Holy chimichangas is this book very fast paced! It moves faster, if you can believe it, than the original eight Vesik books.
I want to give details, but I hate spoilers, so I’m not going to torment you like that.
Here’s the long-short of it: if you loved the other Vesik books, GET THIS to continue the story. If you’ve never read the Vesik books, I’d start there. There is quite a bit of back knowledge that is HIGHLY recommended that you have!
If you’ve ever read any of Eric Asher’s stuff, you know how fast he had it planned. I’m about to read it all again. It was PHENOMENAL! Do not second guess yourself! Get this book! Read the full series! Read Eric R Asher’s full catalog! You can NOT go wrong!
Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed an advanced copy of this book that I received from the publisher and author.

Now for the audio version of the book.
As with many who have told the author directly, we were all frightened with the new narrator for the Vesik series.
Let me tell you this now, Erin Moon is AMAZING! This is my first experience with Erin Moon narrating and I'll definitely be looking for more from her.
Remember that the Books of the Dead are novellas with different perspectives for each new book. Using a new narrator makes sense, but with our love of William Dufris's voice abilities, many of us were left uncertain.
Erin Moon brings life to the new point of views within this novella. She has distinct voices for each of the characters and made the book very enjoyable to listen too.
Ultimately, it is my belief that Erin Moon is the female version of William Dufris! You can't go wrong if you listen.

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Fantastic Storyteller!

Eric writes in a very compelling and intriguing fashion, pulling the reader into the Vesik world and keeping us there!
Erin's telling of the story is so animated and engaging that I could barely pause the book for breaks at all!
Well done!!