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The Ruined Man

Narrated by: Daniel H. Carter
Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
4 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

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Magic is real. And it is a filthy, evil thing.

Detectives Wolf and Barber stumble upon the biggest case of their careers in the Albuquerque Police Department, but the paranormal details leave them unable to share the truth with anyone.

As a group of paranormal enthusiasts calling themselves the Purple Gates Group perform a demonic ritual, the detectives' interference threatens to turn everything upside down for Barber, Wolf, and the entire world. Will the events that night be the ruin of everyone, or only Detective Wolf?

©2017 Jason DeGray (P)2018 Michelkin Publishing

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I listen to audiobooks for multiple reasons. But the most enjoyable reason is to have the experience of a storyteller. Daniel Carter did an amazing job with a voices and telling the story. The voices are distinct and add to the characters.

I felt that the story itself was lacking. I felt no connection to most of the characters, there wasn't even a character that I wanted to identify with. The story it felt too plotted, making it fairly easy to guess what would happen next.

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Interesting and entertaining.

So it starts off with a major plot point and caught me off guard. It is written well indeed. My 4 star is probably based on my preference of story line. If the occult and spiritualism with interesting characters, is your thing, then this is a good book for ya. A good teen book (or someone with ADHD) where the author spends more time telling the story.

Some authors will spend 10 minutes of detail explaining one character and what they are wearing. This author spends more time on action and plot and lets your mind fill in the blanks. It took all of 10-15 minutes (please note this means "no time at all") to realize the style of the writer and then sit back and enjoy the book.

Much like the author, this narrator is also different...which is NOT a bad thing. I'm not sure I have ever experienced a narrator that took much effort to make the characters. Sure, every narrator adjusts a voice for characters, but not like this. Again intially confused and shocked at the voices and depth the narrator took to develop the characters. Before the end of the second chapter I had decided I would be looking for another book from this narrator. Think back to story time from your parents reading to you and making such extreme voices for your entertainment. This narrator gives a performance for your enjoyment.

Overall, the author and narrator make a great team and make this audiobook a very enjoyable listening experience. Even if not my style of book, I listened from beginning to end because i enjoyed it and wanted to know how it ended.

Would I listen to another book from this author and narrator? Yes. Definitely good for teenage audience. I will be recommending the local library (just outside of Albuquerque, NM) to add this to their local collection.

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