I'm the guy you come to when your spouse gets bitten by a werewolf, or your honey is kidnapped by a demon. I'm the guy who knows how to save you from an evil curse or angry vampire.
At least, I was that guy until the Society of Shadows sent me to Dearmont, Maine, a sleepy town that had a zero rating on the supernatural occurrences scale.
My plan was to spend my days sitting in the office with nothing to do except drink coffee and eat apple bakes made by Felicity, my new assistant.
But when a woman hires me to find out if her son has been possessed by a demon at a rich kids' party, and a young man comes to the office insisting he's been bitten by a werewolf, Dearmont goes from zero to hero.
Oh, and did I mention that someone in the Society wants me dead?
Time to sharpen the swords and go to work.
©2016 Adam J Wright (P)2016 Adam J Wright
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"Instant kick off to a new series!"
I like this Book very much, and as much as I like urban fantasy, it's one of the better I have enjoyed. My only real problem with the book and the series as far as I can tell, is the fact that the stories are way too short! Four hours and 40 some odd minutes does not make for a satisfying series! Still, it's a fun afternoon's listening pleasure!
"Action, great characters, fun, but very short"
I really enjoyed this book! Alec is a really like able and competent character and we are introduced to other cool people along the way. The story is well paced--it had to be cause the book was way too short. So far he's not a powerhouse character but he does kick butt. I will definitely be keeping up with this series.
"An Interesting Start"
I enjoyed this story and the characters. The only thing I didn't like was that everything got wrapped up very quickly at the end. I look forward to the next book.
"Great new series!"
I want more and want it now! This is a new exciting series on the fantasy- paranormal scene. It has many elements of the Harry Dresden novels without the family or political issues, just yet. The seeds for political intrigue and family betrayal have been planted.
Alec comes across as an insufferable paranormal snob. He has been exiled to the proverbial idyllic town when he discovers all is not what it seems. There is not enough landscape on his back for all the daggers that are being aimed at him. There are enough paranormal activities to keep him busy and enough to get him into trouble, ie foraging an alliance with the witches in the community.
I want to see how the series will develop.
"Great start to a new series"
I enjoyed this intro to the Harbinger P.I. series a great deal. There is obviously backstory that is hinted at but not yet developed, and I look forward to seeing what happens next.
"good, could be better. but good."
more please. character and story developement. thats why it is only good. try it again.
"Couldn't stop listening"
Mr. Tremblay did a great job narrating. The story was engaging and pulled me in.
The action kept coming, the characters were enjoyable. The level of character depth was appropriate for what was going on, several people being tossed together for the first time, with the exception of 2 characters and their friendship and comfort with each other really worked. While there wasn't a ton of depth/background to the characters, which was right for the story, you could feel the undercurrents of there being more that will come out in future books.
I love well narrated audiobooks, it lets me do something else (dishes, cook, drive, etc.) while "reading".
Didn't want to hit pause.
"Can't wait for next book"
Very much enjoyed the book and the reader. Book two is not yet available in audio but I'm hoping it will be soon.
I liked the premise of the story. I liked that it reminded me of the beginning of a 1940's detective novel and then morphed into a lot more paranormal, supernatural type mystery.
Felicity Lake is my favorite character because she's unassuming and doesn't really know how smart or strong she really is.
This is my first, but I am a solid fan of his narration now.
The mystery of the locked door in Alec's brain.
"Pretty Good but short"
Good story, great narration but very short. I will be looking forward to the next books in this series and might even just go get the print books to read. I do have the complaint that the main character though looked at as smart, and sharp is rather dim a good amount of the time and don't seem to actually think much about what he is doing and what information he has. This is a typical crutch for some authors to keep the story moving and the mystery unsolved until the end. overall good laid back listen though.
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