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Damien Hudson

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Reviewed: 24-11-2019

This was an amazing listen. The narrator (man one was fantastic. Nailing the accents and really giving it a sense of people and place.

Well rounded and entertaining

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Reviewed: 08-11-2018

The whole series was a very enjoyable story. Great mix of characters and individual dialogue. The twists and turns went entirely predictable and not to outlandish. I feel a bit sad that it's all over.

Has some stories repeated from previous books

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Reviewed: 07-11-2018

All round as good as Dresden usually is.
This book has 4 stories already previously released though which did annoy me a fair bit.
The three Bigfoot stories already collected in “working for Bigfoot” and the cold case story from Molly’s point of view as first time working for Mab.
That aside the rest of the stories were still worth listening to imo.
Although no idea how Mouse being a Foo dog... from Asia... has a Russian accent.
But still was fun to hear his point of view.
Enjoyed it, but as I had only just got working for Bigfoot and read it instantly before wish that had been made clear for me as I could have just bought this and not got working for Bigfoot because all of that book is in this one.

Pleasant, and that's about it

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Reviewed: 04-09-2018

Enjoyable character and an interesting space/worlds/ set up. But it lacked any depth. I didn't feel drawn to continue to read, to find out. The attempt to show the immensity fell short. The whole book was rather flat. Pleasantly enough that I was never bothered, just not particularly engaged .

The end is nigh

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 15-08-2018

This book was way better than the second in the series but not as good as the first.
Narration was ok, but once again not as good book one.
Faster pasted with perspective from a hand full of character we get see the finale "plan" and if it ever gets instigated. We get to see survival, or not.

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It gets darker

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Reviewed: 14-08-2018

I really enjoyed this book even a little more than the others. The narration once again was outstanding and I can't imagine the books without Nick Podehl.
This book dose get darker though, to the point I was almost uncomfortable.
My one criticism remains the same. While the women can be strong and intelligent they are either seen for the potential to be sex object or old and motherly.... or both. They are also mostly portrayed as nagging with a good dose of bitchyness. Come on. There is way more to us than that.

Fun frolic through an RPG story

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Reviewed: 23-06-2018

First of all, the narrator is awesome. I won't even breakdown all the points where he is good, Nick Posehl nails everything 100%. (I love the sneaky Aussie accent he popped in)
I have read all 6 books now and I like them a lot. They are consistent. Fun, humorous , pop couture references, Action, good vs evil, leveling up and character stats, building the mist village and learning about The Land. I was only really let down by the sneaking in of subtle but consistent sexism. Where the first 3 books women were pretty much equal, after that, while they still may be strong, smart and well regarded, they are still looked at as sex objects. So much so the The main character gets a hard on when hugged, and all the other men smirk as they know what's going on. Lots of quips of "what is it about women? Am I right? Lol" and even where the main character, while having a women give her opinion thinks "good thing I have learnt how to ignore women but still make it seem like I'm listening " gah! Why?

Female lead, still sexist.

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Reviewed: 15-09-2017

The concept is good. The set up is believable. Here I was with a female lead, a good story base, only to be disappointed by poor writing, very average narration and a girl a Ly surviving because her dad did it all for her. Ok fine. But then then she is continually mansplaned to, treated like a little girl, and has no real confidence in herself. What she really wants is to be looked after by men. I found it very erksome.

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Maybe the best way to experience Holmes

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Reviewed: 05-07-2017

I've read the complete Holmes works several times. And have several copies both old and new scattered around my home and office.
Just like Fry my fascination formed very young and lead to not just a live of love for the world, its characters and it's story, but also a strong belief in his deductive methods that became the starting point of my own career in life maybe.
That aside, even though I believe anyone should actually read the stories themselves, the passion, connection and attachment Fry has for Holmes is both apparent and emotionally uplifting to hear as he not only reads the stories, but also introduces some of them, with facts on the world both today and of the period, Doyle, and even his own observations or life experiences around Holmes.
As you would also expect his narration is almost perfect through the entire epic, and so good in fact I caught myself not even noticing initially when he was doing certain character voices, that it was not in fact Fry.
Can not praise this enough, both for the works and for Frys rendition of them.
I hope he is proud of the work he did in homage to on of the greatest stories and characters of all time.
Well done indeed

Perfect in its muddled magnificence

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Reviewed: 09-02-2017

Other than the beautiful leather bound version of sandman and a few short stories I've continually put off trying Gaiman as a "something I really want to do later" kind of adventure.
What a fool I was. To deny myself this meandering nonsensical tale that had me hooked relatively quickly and barracking for every new character I came across.
I don't want to ruin anything but I will say this.
The humour filled, neck tingling, spine chilling, stomach churning, comfort breaking way Gaiman weaves (and it's genuinely woven here in a messy but intricate way) this tale, left me looking for every chance I could find to return to the road with Shadow. And now I'm done. All I want to do currently is return again.