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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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Cockney accents for the Cabal boys? Oh dear!

The use of Cockney accents, particularly for Horst, an established refined German, was terrible. Johannes Cabal has a German accent at the beginning which slowly dissolves away completely while his brother is given the annoying cockney accent from the start.

Why on earth was this decision made? I can se a narrator would like to make a reading their own, but this is terrible; just too different from the well established, fitting, voices in Book1.

I jumped to bk4, after bk2, which wasn’t much of a Johannes story as just a Victorian WhoDunIt, because I saw Horst was back, but this was a great disappointment. I didn’t get past the first hour.

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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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  • Jules H.
  • 18-03-2019

Fun but annoying, too.

Narrator mostly good, but why Johannes has a German accent (which sounds more Slavic) and Horst sounds like Jason Statham in Snatch makes no sense and is somewhat distracting from the narrative.

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  • DoYouEvenPrime?
  • 02-07-2018

Worth 10 stars

Either there needs to be an option for elite authors like Howard to be rated higher than 5 stars or we all should drop our 5 star reviews for other authors to 3. He’s that good.

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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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-09-2021

Weird narration choices

I absolutely loved the narrator who performed the first book, with both Horst and Johannes and the Cabal Bros. Carnival. I thought Nicholas Guy Smith did well with the last book, but his narration of Horst and the Americans bothered me in this one. Hard to listen to but enjoyed the story as usual.

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  • Dane Wooster
  • 02-09-2021

More Glorious Necromantic Shenanigans

As always, the inimitable Mr. Howard knocks it out of the park and into a gloriously decrepit bog of zombified delight.

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  • yeahwellokay
  • 05-08-2021

Accents

Why does Horst have a cartoony Cockney accent? He should have practically the same accent as Johannes as they are brothers. It takes me out of nearly every scene the moment he starts talking.

Nicholas Guy Smith must not have listened to Christopher Cazenove's narration of the first book before taking over this series. In The Fear Institute (Smith's first entry as narrator), he gave Johannes a purely English accent. At least in this book, he brought in a hint of the German. But making Horst Cockney is much worse than that was. It sounds like he's doing a bad Michael Caine impression.

Smith does a good job on every other character, but Horst is like nails on a chalkboard.

Overall, the book is good. I don't like it as much as the previous entries, even though many seem to like it better than The Fear Institute. I also almost feel as though this book should be called The Brother Cabal as it focuses so much on Horst instead of Johannes.

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  • Tobias Hörnfeldt Röhr
  • 02-07-2021

Detta är en skatt!

Det ingår en hel del böcker i Audibleabonemangwt, men tyvärr är få så bra som denna .Så mycket svart och underhållande humor, så många smarta vändningar och lager på lager med väl genomtänkta intriger. Lägg till karaktärer som utvecklas och ibland går bort, eller igen. Väldigt bra serie!

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  • Kaiyaque
  • 19-06-2021

Delightful mix of scifi, horror, and humor

A very British sense of humor and some interesting twists on various horror tropes. A worthwhile series.

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  • Autumn
  • 06-05-2021

Brilliant!

I have discovered a new favorite author! These books are witty, sarcastic, dark, and just a bit goofy as to not be taken too seriously... kinda like me!!

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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

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