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Publisher's Summary

The Jonathan Shade series continues with books 4-6: The Complete Time Travel Trilogy  

Includes:

Anubis Nights (Book 4)  

Hunting a dead sorcerer in ancient Egypt

Sharon shows up with a time god named Chronos, and they send me back to ancient Egypt to stop a dead sorcerer named Henry Winslow from getting the Emerald Tablets of Thoth.

No big deal, right? If I can't stop him, the world I know will only be wiped from the sands of time.

For his murder....

Sunset Specters (Book 5)  

Magic and murder in the Barbary Coast

Chasing a sorcerer through time sucks. Kelly and I find ourselves in 1877 hunting Henry Winslow in San Francisco's Barbary Coast.

That place is crazy. It's filled with gangs, crimps, thieves, cutthroats, prostitutes, magic, and a supernatural threat.

One thing is certain, we're not getting out of here alive.

Wizard’s Nocturne (Book 6)  

A murder in layered time

I'm not a fan of time travel. Especially when it's of the slow variety.

So I find myself in New York City in the roaring 20s where flappers dance to jazz, you can't get a legal drink, and secret societies kill each other for magical dominance.

One cool thing is that I get to meet Esther as a living, breathing woman, but what's not so cool is that my presence could lead to her death.

I have to stop Henry Winslow, who is now at his most powerful, and I have two obstacles who just stepped out of the sands of time: Kelly Chan and her colleague, Jonathan Shade.

©2014, 2015, 2018 Gary Jonas (P)2018 Gary Jonas

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A great series continues.

Would you listen to The Jonathan Shade Series: Books 4-6 again? Why?

Yes it is a creative and entertaining series which continues the variety of stories and characters from earlier books.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Do not have a favorite character but their are a variety of interesting characters.

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

He makes the characters more interesting and helps to make the story superior to the printed edition.

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

N/A

Any additional comments?

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

15 of 15 people found this review helpful

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A great series worth the listen/read.

Jonathan is back at it. He and his friends are hunting a man through time. If you like time travel books this series is for you.It also has action, violence, demons, magic, ghosts, and humor. It also has great characters. Everything a person could want in a book. The book do follow an arc so it would be best to start from the beginning...book 1.

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

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Loved it.

This series keeps getting better. These book ( #4-6 ) tell a connected story as Jonathan and his friends hunt a man through time. Yes, these 3 books have an overall time travel arc, and it's one heck of an entertaining tale. The book 4 takes us way back to ancient Egypt, book 5 pumps us forward quite a bit to Old West, and book 6 brings us to the roaring 20s, where we actually get to meet Esther before she became a ghost! It's incredibly entertaining and well worth the 17+ hours of listening time.

Joe Hempel does a fantastic job narrating these books, completely bringing Jonathan and his magical world to life.

I received a copy of this audio title for free in exchange for an unbiased review.

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Urban Thrillers Con’t

I really enjoy listening to this series (I think the narration helps). I really like some of the characters especially Esther, Jonathan, Kelly, and Rayna but hate Sharon. The book is full of action, violence, magic, demons, ghosts, time surfing etc. with at times humor. I think it would be wise to listen from the start as books carry over. 4th one they go to Egypt and meet with King Tut (Tutankhamun) and his wife (1/2 sister) Ankhesenamun. 5th one I love the scene in Chinatown as they search for Henry Winslow in 1877 enjoyed the ghost Douglas. 6th they continue to search for Winslow but in NYC in 1920s but thought Jonathan was never going to see Esther again and leave her behind. . Recommend this series if you enjoy a quirky urban fantasy and time travel or Dresden series. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Thank you!!

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A Superb 2nd Part of this Anthology

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

I have enjoyed the second part of this series just as much as the first three books. The characters are all so unique and likable. They are also "human", not so perfect to make them unrealistic.
I think that listening to the entire series at once did add to the interest because it was easier to connect the dots between one story and the next, but I suspect that you still might be able to follow the storyline even if you listen to just one of them. But why do that when you can actually experience the entire series at once?
The narration was also extremely well performed. You won't be disappointed...

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Awesome all the way through

Anubis Nights - I really enjoyed Jonathan getting to go back in time to Egypt. It was really different getting to follow everyone to the different time periods and see the different kinds of trouble they get into. I'm really enjoying the different twists to this series and seeing the different times is pretty awesome. This is another entertaining addition to a great series and Joe narrating just makes it all the more entertaining for me.


Sunset Specters - Apparently the book before this left in a cliff hanger, but I've never read that story before... Yes it was a bit confusing at first to understand what was going on, but by the time I'd thought about possibly not finishing the story it was already sounding so good I couldn't stop. This story was great. There were sad moments, happy moments, and plenty of actiony goodness. Joe Hempel did a wonderful job narrating and this story has made it to where I have to find and read the first 4 stories.


Wizards Nocturne - I loved getting to hear all about there being two Jonathan Shades. The entire layered time part is pretty awesome. You got your usual Jonathan sass throughout this book along with the interestingness of a second Jonathan hanging around and all the excitement going on making this a really great story. I love how it was layered with the previous two books to all become clear and getting a "behind the scenes" look at what was going on. Joe did an amazing job narrating and as long as he's narrating I have to listen to the rest of the series.

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This series gets better and better

I love Jonathan Shade! These books are full of humor, crazy characters and just tons of fun. These three books are a trilogy that must be listened to in order. Book 1 begins a time travel journey for Jonathan, Kelly, Brand, Rayna and Esther are sent to three different time periods in the past by Sharon to stop a man named Henry Winslow from becoming a powerful wizard who will destroy everything. Henry has escaped from Hell, splitting himself into 3 and going to these different time periods to gather artifacts that will help him become immortal. The first is found in ancient Egypt days before the death of King Tut. Jonathan and Kelly arrive a few days before Henry does and become friends with King Tut and his wife/sister (and hey, it's not even Kentucky!) Ankhesenamun. Henry arrives and seems to be a really nice guy. But is he?

In book five, Jonathan and Kelly are hurled from Ancient Egypt to the 1870's, where Brand has been possessed by the ghost of a witch's dead lover. Adding to the story, Douglas Freeman, a black man, has come to town to kill the men who raped and murdered his wife and daughter. Their ghosts are with him, as well as a couple of the men from the gang whom Douglas has already killed. Jonathan learns that Henry Winslow's mother is still pregnant with him and Henry needs to get energy from both of his parents. But Jonathan kills Henry's father, cutting off part of the energy that Winslow needs. For revenge, Henry kills Kelly Chan, who is now Jonathan's girlfriend. This leaves Jonathan stranded in the 1870's.

In book six, Rayna arrives and meets Henry's adopted father - Jonathan! Jonathan is now an old man having lived in the past since the 1870's. He helped raise Henry, who sees Jonathan like a father. Jonathan has used a fake name all these years. Suddenly a young Jonathan and Kelly arrive from the future. We also learn that in the original timeline, Jonathan was sent back several years too early and fell in love with Esther, who later kills herself when Jonathan is sent back to the future.

Confused? Listen to these great stories and you won't be. Cutting them down to a synopsis is difficult without giving too much away. Gary Jonas has created likeable characters and crazy intriguing adventurous situations that are highly enjoyable.

And Joe Hempel? He IS Jonathan Shade!

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Edge of your seat series

I love Johathan Shade, you never know what kind of trouble he is going to get into.
I recommend this book.
I received this free for an honest review from the author or narrator.

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Jnathan Shade 4-6

Anubis Nights:Jonathan, his ghost friend, and live friends are split up and sent to different times to find and eliminate 1 person.The joke may be on them...or not.Joe Hempel narrates this trip back to the time of King Tut nicely.
Sunset: The fith in the series is yet another fast paced thriller.Jonathon ShadeIs a PI who can see ghosts,In fact he has one that travels with him with the help of a typewriter key.This story was very touching .
Wizards Noctune:Wow 2 Shades come together to thwart an attempt by a man to have eternal life.A lot of people die..Loved it!“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”Joe Hempel was the perfect narator,as usual.

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Good but not as good as the first trilogy

Overall a great omnibus and Hempel delivers as always. I feel like I enjoyed the first omnibus more though but glad I followed through these books
i received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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  • C. Rowlands
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Time Travel Trilogy

This second collection of Jonathan Shade books tends to share more traits with the final book in the previous set of three and by this point the author seems to have established his tone fully for them and they have become a bit more of ensemble pieces with the main supporting cast becoming more prominent in the books, this works overall since they had more room to develop over the previous books anyway.

This set of three books has a connected time travel arc as Shade and his friends have to travel back to three separate time periods in order to stop a powerful magician named Henry Winslow from successfully completing a plan that will give him even more power, but is everything as it seems with this person.

Yet again, this narrator has helped to enhance an enjoyable book with another strong performance with a pleasant tone and a distinctive range of voices for the various characters that adds to their depth nicely.

Overall, this is a another good collection of books, being both enjoyable and good value at the same time, but I would recommend reading/listening to the first collection before this as they are both worth reading.

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