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  • The Devil's Gospel

  • By: A. S. Coomer
  • Narrated by: Sean Duregger
  • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (20 ratings)

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The Devil's Gospel

By: A. S. Coomer
Narrated by: Sean Duregger
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Publisher's summary

Biology Professor Kevin Ballard finds his quiet life rocked by a series of vicious mysterious events. First, his mother is slain in his childhood home. Then, his girlfriend (and research assistant) is kidnapped from their cabin, and he finds that the plant he's studying is apparently being used in strange local rituals. To top it all off, the police think Kevin is somehow involved.

Who wants to wreck his life and why?

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Fun listen

It took me a little bit to figure out the time jumps in the book, but when I did, the story got going, and I was hooked. A relatively quiet tale of real world horror, where religion and obsession meet with bloody results. Comer tells a dark story where the main character Andrew Ballardtries to figure out who has killed his mother, and why his girlfriend has suddenly disappeared. Sean Duregger’s narration is well matched to the story and made it even more enjoyable. I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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Old Time Religion

This was my first A.S. Coomer novel. This is a story about a man who doesn't believe in god or religion. He's spent his time in school to learn differently. His mother doesn't agree with how he's living or the books he's written stating creation was different the bible. She's worried for his soul. This is very interesting story and it's hard to capture it in a review. I'll say it's worth your time. I loved it. If you go the audio book route Sean just gets better and better with his title narrates. He has a gift. Thou I wonder to people (myself included) sound like this? Anyways 5 star story and 5 star performance I'm defiantly a fan of A.S. Coomer and look forward to reading or listening to more if his tales.

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Good story

A good solid well thought-out and we'll written story. psychological thriller. This is one story that will stick with you for a long time after you've finished it.

The narrator does an excellent job in his narration. The voices used are easy to tell which characters are talking.

I was provided a free review copy of this story. this is my honest opinion left voluntarily.

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Thriller

I enjoyed this thriller it has a lot of psychological action with the main character Kevin Ballard whose mother and girlfriend are murdered and comes together when he gets his mother’s journal. Recommend if you enjoy thrillers with a bit of religion. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Thank you

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Chilling

This book gave a whole new meaning to the phrase "pay for your sins."

Kevin is a successful biology professor. Problem is, his parents, who were strictly religious, frowned on his chosen profession. Kevin doesn't let it affect him much, until news comes of his mother's brutal slaying. When Kevin goes back home, his girlfriend is kidnapped, and he fears the people who slayed his mother are responsible. When he finds his mother's journal, things start to come together, and he doesn't like the story that it all tells.

Although this was a rather short listen, it was an interesting take on horror that took religion and obsession to new and terrifying depths. I really wasn't sure what to expect with this story, but I love the psychological aspects behind the not knowing. The characters in this story were well-fleshed out and felt real. Especially the people in the church. The whole icy tone of the town really added to the worldbuilding and the suspense.

Narration was a perfect match to the story.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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The Devil's Gospel

Wow!Just Wow! Excellent story.Characters were likable.Well written.A man leaves his girlfriend to go visit his mother.What he endures is the worst trip ever. Sean Dureggar was a terrific narrator.I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.'

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Pretty good

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

I liked this book for the most part. I felt as though the ending could have been a bit better. It felt like the author might have just gotten "tired" at the last chapter or two.

Overall, the characters were well built and the plotline was written very well.
The narrator is one of my favorites so I can't do anything but sing his praises. He has amazing control and is very good at differentiating characters. I never have an issue figuring out which characters are which as he has different inflections and tones for each character. His female voices sound like females but not like he is "trying too hard"

Overall, a good book and a great listen

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The narrator saves the book

As others have mentioned before me this book is only bearable because of the fantastic job the narrator does.
Sean Duregger could read from a phone book and it would be great. As always, he does everything he can to create something of artistic value.
The book itself is a disappointment. I recently listened to Coomer’s Shining the Light which was amazing so I expected another treat with this book.
Sadly it is not.
It becomes pretty clear that the author had no concept and simply wrote what came to his mind.
The story is confusing, jumps randomly between characters and has no logic.
To give an example: the killer is first introduced as a hillbilly, then suddenly he’s a cult leader then suddenly a biblical scholar - and that after the police introduced him as a meth head living in a trailer.
But that’s not all. He also can teleport.
While the MC drives to visit his mom (a three hour drive) the killer first breaks into his house and abducts his girlfriend, then brings her in his trailer, then travels with light speed and arrives at the hero’s hometown hours before him. Where he murders a random gas station clerk for no reason. Then he visits the MC’s mom and murders her, too.
Besides that the author uses all available stereotypes when it comes to religious people.