"Why do I have to have moral issues with killing someone? I feel like such a hypocrite! It's worse than a vegetarian touting organically grown steaks." (Eric, physics teacher, involuntary vampire, and part-time demon slayer)
Eric didn't ask to be a vampire. In fact he didn't even believe in them. Biting your own tongue with your fangs does a lot of convincing. Even so, being a part-time undead isn't as easy as you might think. It can let you hold down a day job, true, but sometimes the night "life" can be more than a little difficult, what with those bloodthirsty urges and predatory instincts kicking in. Luckily for Eric, he can rely on his trusty steed and her unwavering support, his flaming sword and its sarcastic wit, and his own snarky sense of humor.
©2014 Garon Whited (P)2015 Podium Publishing
genre : fantasy with a little science and a little comedy
with a big lick of swords and sorcery
out of ten : 8.5 to 9 /10
this is not a challenging book but it does have some adult content
it really is a whole lot of fun
and narrated by sean runnette who is frankly damn good at his job
"Quirky But Good"
This is a long book - George R.R. Martin long. Unlike George’s books, this one is written in a conversational style, the main charter is likeable and the evil enemies are consistently immoral. The book includes action, tragedy and at times, some humor. The ending is abrupt and I hope the writer is gearing up for a sequel. Even after 37 hours, there is more to be told.
"Ahh no fair no fair"
I loved every second of this book. I had doubts based on the description and the sample, but oh man am I glad I took the risk. The almost 40 hrs wasn't nearly enough. I want more!
Lots of fun without being silly.
I couldn't decide to groan or scream at the cliffhanger at the end. I have hundreds of audible books, this very well might be the best. I WANT MORE!!
This is the first book by Garon Whited I have read and I loved it! Great character development and lots of action while avoiding unnecessarily graphic violence/sex - well done!
As alway Sean Runnette was awesome!
There seems to be a problem with Audible's recording/editing as the last chapter is just a repeat of the first chapter. I have seen several other reviewers with the same issue so I emailed Audible. I also contacted the author to confirm there actually is a real ending and there is, so I look forward to the conclusion once Audible sorts out the issue :)
If you like Mark Tufo or Andrew Fakuda then you will probably like this book too!
"Great story and narration!"
Excellent story and narrator. I am looking forward to the next book of the trilogy.
There was an oddity in the file at about chapter 95(?). One of the chapters repeated--which was confusing at first, but fast forwarding through it confirmed it was a repeat, and the story picked up in the correct place afterwards.
"Very Tufo-esk, Great book with HORRIBLE ending"
awesome book I thoroughly enjoyed it and was honestly wondering if it was written by Tufo until the horrible ending.... still a great listen though, can't go wrong with Sean Runnette (which is how I found this book). I hope there is another installment to finish up the loose ends.
"My favorite read of the year"
The storyline is good and the narrator is perfect for the story. It never flags. It never wanders. It just keeps going from one interesting plot point to another. I normally go for high tech science fiction. This is a most welcome exception.
"I Need A Part II"
Found this book by searching Sean's other works. Good call; gonna listen again.
Monsters, magic, romance, heroes, and an excellent performance; what more could a bored trucker want?
"Best story in a long while."
Can't wait for the next book and I hope it's soon. I loved the change of worlds.
"Tufo fans will love this. Awesome book"
what a wonderful book. vampires, wizards, knights, dragons and more. this book has everything you would want in a fantasy novel. ive read a few reviews that complained about the ending, but i actually liked it. i cant wait for the next one to come out. if you like Mark Tufo, i guarantee you will like this book. Same humor l, same style of writing. almost as if Mark Tufo was writing under a pen name. Sean Runnette is perfect as always. i think that i am going to listen to it again right now.
I stumbled across this book while searching Sean Runnette.
Looking forward to hearing more from this author
This is a great story which made me stop and say "what?"
I love Sean Runnette.
Down the whirlpool
I've never heard of this author his writing style and attitude he gives his characters is dead
on for Mark Tufo.
"What an opener!"
I'm a fan of Sean Runnette's readings and this seemed like an interesting plot line so I started it. This is a truly a miners ice story, with refreshing twists on previously imagined ideas and characters you care about. Superbly read, thoroughly enjoyed, and waiting for the next!!!
"Vampires with a heart"
Yes, given the length I'm sure there will be some points I missed first time around! It took me a while to get into the story, but I am so pleased I stayed with it. There were times the story took off in unexpected directions and the pace wasn't even - but that's fine by me. Even with the length, don't expect the story to tie up all the story lines there are a lot left hanging.
The story is all from one view point (Eric), so if you don't like that character don't bother with the book.
His pace of reading is quite laconic - I'm not sure I would have read the voice quite the same way, it added some characterisation I appreciated.
Several - but that would be telling!
This is a really long narrative - I listen while I run (so for half marathon training this is perfect!). I loved the world described and will likely listen to the whole thing again pretty soon, if I can't find a sequal!
"Great book, but odd ending"
This is a pretty good book, the characters were believable and the main character was easy to connect with. I would rank this among the top books I've listened to.
Right up until the end the story was great but to suddenly drop a previous chapter from the beginning on to the end confused me completely. It has more loose ends than a frayed blanket and I really hope a sequel is planned otherwise it's a pointless read!
There wasn't a particular scene that stood out, but the action scene very described well and easy to imagine.
There were parts that made me laugh, comments or reactions that were amusing. There were sad parts but not to the point of crying
The way the audio was put together, repetition of scenes and the ending... good grief the ending.. please say there is more!
Really enjoyed this book. the magickal elements I especially enjoyed. Couldn't stop listening to it
haven't read the print version
fantastic narration, fast paced and brilliant story
sean is my favourit narrator, really makes the book.
spells, bites and fun.
really good story narrated by my favourite narrator. well worth a read, cant wait to start the sequel
a great fantasy book with alot of twists and unsuspected turns, good story and likeable characters.
"Lost its way"
This book started of very well. Became a little lost in the center and finally came back towards the end. That is right up until the last part where it jumped the shark and became extremely disappointing. Shame I was enjoying very much until then.
I cannot remember the last time I was so completely immersed in a story. This book held me like a magnet through to the end. It was worth the time I spent on it and I cannot wait to read the next book.
great book and very well narrated. the plot was very different from others and kept me wanting to listen longer. would love a sequel.
"The voice irritates"
I appreciate Narita may wish to be unique, but the voice irritates my sensitive ears. Sorry, I don't mean to offend.
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