Straight out of the pages of the legendary vampire novel Dracula comes a demon hunter for the modern world.
Mina Murray and Jonathan Harker had a son. They named him Quincy. His guardian angel calls him Q. Dracula calls him nephew.
Demons call him The Reaper.
"There are things in this world that men and women aren't meant to understand. We aren't supposed to know these things exist, much less how to fight them. The things that go bump in the night, the monsters in the closet, the shadow out of the corner of your eye - that's where I live."
Collects the first four Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter novellas:
©2014, 2016 John G. Hartness (P)2016 John G. Hartness
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"This Is It All The Goods In 1"
If your looking for some exiting stories this is it. 4 complete stories , that will make you laugh make you sad and maybe cry , you will forget that you are listening to these stories and think you are a movie . that's right James Foster delivers in spades. an FYI if you like this series you will like demon squad listed to that none stop.
"I have a weakness for Quincy Harker"
At first glance and after the first few minutes of listening I thought this series was going to be very similar in nature to the Sandman Slim series. Well, really the only thing similar here was the voice choice of the narrator James Foster.
Quincy Harker is the nephew of Count Dracula, yes, the Count Dracula. Half vampire himself and has been alive for almost two centuries. In this time he has taken up the profession of demon hunter. Because of his lineage Harker has special abilities; such as super strength and speed, an aptitude with magic, a sharp mind and remarkable talent for pissing off the cops.
Raising Hell – Gives a great introduction to Harker and other interesting characters. We are introduced to Harker while he is performing a home exorcism. This leads him to a college fraternity and ultimately to a very powerful black magic sorcerer. That’s all you get from me about the plot. Because it is so short anything more would be a spoiler.
Straight to Hell – Now Harker works for the Department of Homeland Security Paranormal Division alongside his former nemesis, detective…. Not sure how this came about but very fitting indeed. Now Harker has a team of professional behind him and the backing of the government for jurisdiction. The only problem is now he has to take orders from someone.
Hell on Heels – In this installment, there is a new, err, old vampire in Quincy’s town. Uncle Luke will not stand for this. Especially because this vampire in town is a Renfield and a former servant who has found a way to become immortal. If that wasn’t enough, there’s a new vampire hunter in town too. The fight scenes are very well choreographed.
Hell Freezes Over – Harker has faced a variety of different foes in the previous stories, so I couldn’t think of what could possibly be next. Let me just say this. Somebody makes a deal with a devil and there are not any winners and angels have their own issues.
Hartness has discovered that no matter how short a book or novella is, the characters matter dearly. If the characters are not interesting and dynamic. Most people will stop caring about their well-being and therefore stop listening or reading a story. Along with a semi unique story-line. That is captivating enough to keep readers/listeners guessing.
I will be the first to admit that I have a weakness for protagonists that are belligerent and have a smart a*s attitude with dialog that is full of one liners. Made me laugh out loud several times. Like a cross between Joe Ledger and Michael Talbot.
This has to be one of James Foster’s most dynamic performances ever! Somehow making his regular super calm and soft spoken voice into a raspy, gravely treat for the ears, for Harker. While switching back to several characterizations with his normal voice. Keeping them all distinct and easily identifiable. Clearly making Foster a great choice for this series.
James Foster has made Harker his. Foster is Harker. Plain and simple. He has changed his “normal” storytelling voice into something that almost doesn’t sound like him. Continuing to refine his gravely undertones. Coming up with entertaining voices for the demons and such. I really don’t think that anyone else could do better. And if it wasn’t Foster telling the story it wouldn’t be Quincy Harker.
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Did not know this book would be so good he's the closes thing to Dresden I've heard so far can't wait to get the next book the only problem I have is that I wish it wasn't in so many small pieces but it makes for more action and is not drawn out like some books on the plus side you don't have to deal with unecessary plot twist and long drawn out monologue otherwise worth the credit can't wait to get the rest
"Dracula legend continues in spectacular fashion"
Wonderfully written and read. I already have the last two novellas but was very excited to fill in the back story with the 1st two. Great characters, great plot twists, good blend of modern, magic, legend, battle and blood. I received this audiobook from the author narrator or publisher for free via audiobookblast in exchange for an unbiased review
"Funny and fun"
Hartness captures a spirit of humor and charm with characters that both attract and repel simultaneously. My personal dislike for gratuitous obscenity notwithstanding, generally I recommend this author and his Year One collection to all enthusiasts of good reads that you cannot put down.
"Humor and action abound"
Yes the audio adds extra dimensions to the story. This is a great compilation of the first few Quincy Harker novellas. All of the characters that have a basis in historical fiction come together in the present day and are brought to life by the narrator. The by play of the characters is often humorous and touching. There is plenty of kick butt action and unique story arcs that make this a fun listen.
"really enjoyed this collection of stories by this"
excellent stories. I would definitely recommend it. I usually don't but collection audio books, but I really enjoyed this. plus, the narrator is perfect for Quincy, the main character. worth the credit!
"Vampires CAN be cool"
Have you ever felt that your websites can see into your soul and understand you better than you understand yourself? Here's the story of how I stumbled across Quincy Harker...
I love Supernatural. Dean, Castiel, Crowley...my kind of guys. One day, I decided to see if there were any books, fanfics or the like with my Supernatural peeps and my library site suggested Dresden Files, which, ironically, Netflix had also been a bit pushy about in it's recommendations. And, in case you weren't aware, Netflix is the All-Knowing God of What You Will Like To Watch. Honest. Anyhow, I read book 1 and was hooked. Goodreads, seeing that I liked Dresden, suggested I try a Monster Hunter book. Wow. Loved it. Loved, loved, loved it. Foul language, lots of weaponry and badass creatures, but I was hooked. Audible, seeing my purchases of the MHI audios, suggested I try Iron Druid. Another success. I suddenly realized that there was this entire genre of creepy monsters, snarky hunters and powerful magic. Everything from The Awesome to Fangirl to Alex Verus and I had been missing out because the whole sparkly pedophile Twilight crap had ruined vampires and related genres for me.
Thank you, internet, for showing me that vampires can be cool.
Quincy Harker, you are officially my current favorite among the demon-hunting set. Well, in book form. I have to say that I'm waiting for Dean Winchester and Wynonna Earp to meet up in a fictional CW/SyFy wonderland of hardcore creatures and start the ultimate family of hunters. If Maggie Cunningham and Owen Pitt made cameos, I would be squeeing like the fangirl I am.
"For your entertainment"
I'm afraid this series is just too entertaining to turn away. I really like the story telling of the this author and he has a very effective narrator. I definitely thinks its a good series to recommend.
"Great story and narration."
I loved this book and look forward to more. I suggest reading Dracula by Bram Stoker first. It is also available here on audible.com and this book ties into that one well enough that it will be nice to have for background material. This book is funny, witty, and tons of fun. The narrator is an absolutely perfect voice for Quincy Harker. Fans of urban fantasy definitely need this one in their library.
"A joy to listen to"
A wonderful performance by James foster, he draws you into the story from the very beginning. I was hooked within the first minute.
Quincy Harker is a demon hunter that takes no crap and swears like a motherf###er
A great book by John G Hartness full of great characters and wonderfully read by James foster .
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