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Publisher's Summary

The fourth novel in the acclaimed cult-favorite series starring necromancer Johannes Cabal

Horst Cabal has risen from the dead - again.

Horst, the most affable vampire one is ever likely to meet, is resurrected by an occult conspiracy that wants him as a general in a monstrous army. Their plan is to create a country of horrors, a supernatural homeland. As Horst sees the lengths to which they are prepared to go and the evil they cultivate, he realizes that he cannot fight them alone. What he really needs on his side is a sarcastic, amoral, heavily armed necromancer.

As luck would have it, this exactly describes his brother.

©2014 Jonathan L. Howard (P)2014 Skyboat Media

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  • Mauricio
  • 27-12-2014

I can never get enough!

This was wonderful I have to say, it's potentially my favorite in the series with all of the humor I've come to love of the series and all of the semi-horror.
I especially like the way the author ended the story with his notes and epilogues, and it has to be said that the reader (Nicholas Guy Smith) has done an excellent job of bringing the whole varied cast of characters to life.

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  • KC
  • 05-01-2016

YESSS!

Book 3, The Fear Institute, was good, but dragged a little. The Brothers Cabal is a true return to form. Hilarious, interesting, no philosophical filler. This time around, Horst Cabal takes center stage and he is hilarious. This is one of the rare books that will have you laughing out loud while listening to your headphones. Jonathan Howard has definitely carved out his own world for his Cabal series, and I can't wait to see what he thinks up next.

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  • Peyton Starr
  • 27-04-2018

Better than the last two

Half of the book is from the perspective of Horsch Cabal, which is awesome. I love Johannes as a character, but he can be terribly unrelatable and ridiculous at times, and his brother acts as a perfect foil against him, drawing out the best of both. The last two books lacked a little something that was present in the first book. This one brought it back!

For anyone disappointed with the last book like I was, give this one a go before you drop the series. I wouldn’t go so far as to say it was better that the first one, but it wasn’t worse either... About equally as good I would say.

I gave the performer three stars because there are many noticeable stints where he sounded like he was reading from a REALLY dull textbook. He provided no intonation or inflection for certain lines that were supposed to be sarcastic or funny and no darkness in places that were clearly supposed to be scary or foreboding. This dullness was not consistent, certainly there were many parts that were good too, which is why I don’t give lower. He did many of the accents very well, too. He has a very impressive range of accents he can do. It did irritate me, however, that while at first very good, the accents disappeared over time. Johannes, for instance, sounds very german in the interludes of Horsch’s story but as second part of the story continues, he just sounds like an arrogant British person. That isn’t a problem in itself, but I like consistency.

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  • Nate
  • 27-09-2017

Very good

Much better then the pervious book. I am glad that I gave it a chance after being slightly disappointed by the last one.

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  • Jacob
  • 06-10-2016

grand adventure

love these books. really, vampires, zombies, and taking boxes. what more could you possibly ask for?

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  • Clive
  • 23-05-2016

just love the brothers..

great book as you really get the by play of the brothers cabal. Plus who can not enjoy the reading of the book in the dry wit that makes the series so enjoyable.

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  • Hillary
  • 07-08-2015

Fantastic!

I don't read or listen enough to make a sophsticated judgement out of five stars. That being said...
J.L.Howard's writing is charmingly cynical and descriptive enough to imagine visual expressions with ease. And the team behind producing this Audio book has outdone themselves again. I look forward to the next part of the series and hope that the same team helps produce it ad well.
Many thanks and kudos to the artists responsible.

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  • Ab.pro
  • 12-07-2015

Want more Johannes. Pleaseeeee.

If you could sum up The Brothers Cabal in three words, what would they be?

Fast, Witty and Enjoyable

What other book might you compare The Brothers Cabal to and why?

Some Terry Pratchett books like Going Postal. Also, Jonathan Stroud comes to mind.

What does Nicholas Guy Smith bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The contrast between the Brothers Cabal.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

How on earth does this book get nearly the same rating as trash like "The Never Hero: The Chronicles of Jonathan Tibbs"(4.40) and "Thinblade"(4.20)? Audible rating system is broken. Change it to a scale from 0-1 by getting rid of the most significant digit and I may agree.

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  • Karen
  • 19-04-2015

Love the series, not as in love with the narrator.

I have quite enjoyed the series but I am not as in love with the narrator of this one.

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  • Danny
  • 14-04-2015

Amazing!! Simply amazing.

Another installment that kept me glued to my headphones and speakers. I can not wait to start the next one.

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  • mat brown
  • 10-01-2016

Read this now

If you love adult Harry Potter type books the Jonathan L is the author for you, disturbing and rib tickling read