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Demon Moon Audiobook

Demon Moon: Prof Croft, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Everson Croft here, professor of mythology and behind-the-scenes wizard.

Show me an amateur conjurer, and I'll stop him before he gets himself killed.

That's the idea, anyway. But New York City isn't what it used to be, and I don't mean the recent crash.

Amateur casters are calling up creatures they shouldn't be able to. And there's been a murder at the city's most hallowed cathedral, a message in blood on the victim's back the NYPD wants me to interpret, like yesterday.

Something tells me I'm in over my head. And that's not just Chinatown's newest mob boss, a scary-powerful vampire, or my possessed cat talking.

No matter how much magic I hurl, worse keeps chasing bad, and I'm amassing enemies like they're aluminum cans.

Did I mention the end of the world might be nigh?

Damn. Maybe I'm the amateur here.

©2016 Brad Magnarella (P)2016 Brad Magnarella

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    Amazon Customer JARROW, United Kingdom 03/12/2016
    Amazon Customer JARROW, United Kingdom 03/12/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "recommend to jim butcher dresden fans"

    I enjoyed it. this is a cross between a teeny bit of Indian a Jones meets a fair bit of Harry dresden but it works and I would definitely by future books in this series.

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  • Mary
    15/11/16
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    "Indiana Jones meets Harry Potter"
    Would you listen to Demon Moon again? Why?

    ~This review contains spoilers~

    Absolutely. This was a great book and I truly enjoyed listening to the narrators rendition. There are very few books that I cannot stop listening too, but Demon Moon is now added to this list.


    What other book might you compare Demon Moon to and why?

    Demon Moon was a mix of Harry Potter and Indiana Jones. A wise cracking professor who happens to also be a wizard. That he lives in a post apocalyptic world makes his adventures all the more fun.


    Which character – as performed by James Patrick Cronin – was your favorite?

    Tabitha was one of my favorite characters. Prof Croft describes his relationship with the cat as a begrudging marriage, where they hate each other but would be devastated if something were to happen to one or the other. I loved how Magnarella used Tabitha as a sounding board as well as a comic relief to Prof Crofts tumultuous life. She was great fun and showed her true loving allegiance.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The scene in Crofts classroom where he is describing his dissertation to his students was one of my favorites. His research and writing on the topic is so important later on in the story and I loved how the relevance shines through as the story progresses.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a great listen and one that I highly recommend. Though there will be more books in the series this wrapped up nicely, so you will not be left with gut wrenching cliff hangers.

    I received this audio book in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Troublemer
    09/12/16
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    "Never a dull moment."

    This book is about Prof Croft who is a wizard. Trouble seems to follow him wherever he goes. Even when he is told to leave things alone. He just can't. This book reminds me a lot of the Dresden books. I love these kind of books. If you like the Dresden you will like this one. I look forward to listening or reading more of these. The narration was fantastic. I received this audio book free for a honest opinion but it is work them money or credit.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Victor
    29/11/16
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    "Awesome book!"

    I really enjoyed it, a great supplement for the Dresden files. Fast phased and engaging. James Patrick Cronin does an exceptional job.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bethany
    PHOENIX, AZ, United States
    12/11/16
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    "Happy discovery"

    I love adventurous professors! This well-written and superbly performed book reminds me of Indiana Jones who is a combination of Quincy Harker and Harry Dresden. It was an exciting adventure that provided enough back story to keep my interest and maintain story integrity. I enjoyed this story very much and look forward to more from Magnarella and (hopefully) Cronin.

    “I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Stardrifter
    Toronto, Canada
    10/11/16
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    "Urban Fantasy Wizards 4ever <3"

    I love urban fantasy. I love wizards. I love those things put together!

    It's really hard not to make the obvious comparison here. Yeah, this one immediately reminded me of my favorite urban fantasy wizard. Other reviewers will tell you the same. There are similarities. There are *a lot* of similarities. Whether you love it or hate it because of that is up to you. Those similarities seem to intrigue some people and give others a distaste. It seems to vary from person to person.

    Personally, I liked it, similarities or no. I liked Professor Croft for the same reason that I like Harry Dresden. He's witty at times, he gets into trouble a lot, and then gets back out of trouble with a magical flair. The story was engaging, not boring, and the mystery was mysterious enough that I didn't guess it somewhere around chapter 5.

    Arnaud (I think this is how it's spelled? Audiobook, lol -.-) is a great character, and this narrator makes him so damn... vampiric. I mean... I know that's obvious, and the point, but I mean... the scene when Croft was so, so very nearly surrenders was so compelling, I think my jaw dropped and I just stared into space. If I wasn't in the privacy of my own house, I'm sure someone looking would have thought I was having a stroke. I. Was. Spellbound.

    So, that said, I thought the narrator was quite good. He gave Croft a good voice and told his story well. He did accents well, and made each character unique.

    In the end, I liked it quite a lot, but I didn't love it like I love Dresden. In Croft's defense though, I don't think it's really possible for me to love another UF wizard like I love Dresden... :) I definitely think I'll continue with this series.

    I was voluntarily provided a free review copy of this audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • jon
    09/11/16
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    "More Please"
    What did you love best about Demon Moon?

    This was a completely new take on the wizarding world


    What other book might you compare Demon Moon to and why?

    not really this one is pretty original, with the inclusion of religious demons and wizards.


    What does James Patrick Cronin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    he add the depth to the sarcastic nature of the professor


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    hell is overflowing, but only he knows, and hes the only one who can stop it.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • An Le
    05/11/16
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    "Smooth story, but felt stagnant"
    What did you like best about Demon Moon? What did you like least?

    The story was there, but the pacing was very slow. This book is 8 hours long and it took maybe a good 4-5 hours before anything good happen in the book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The cat


    What three words best describe James Patrick Cronin’s voice?

    He has a soothing voice and he has great pronunciation but it felt very monotone. That probably the book but I had a hard time keeping my attention.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Striker
    Atlanta, GA
    06/12/16
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    "Wizard Professor/Detective/Demon Hunter"

    This was a surprisingly good book with a good overall setting and storyline. It reminded me of the Dresden Files with a crime-solving wizard. Magic, wizards, demons, paranormal creatures, and a murder mystery all rolled into one.

    The story centers around the main character, Professor Everson Croft, a demon hunting wizard in a future New York City. Though not quite a dystopian novel, a financial crash has left NYC a mostly poverty-stricken, chaotic, and crime-ridden city. The unstable environment has allowed gangs, crime lords, and paranormal beings like vampires, ghouls, and other magical creatures to thrive. Looking for a way out of poverty, many are experimenting with dark magic and summoning spells. Croft’s primary job is teaching historical topics (often related to magic and the occult) at the local university, but at night he monitors the city for amateur conjurers summoning demonic entities and intervening before those dark beings can kill the summoner… or anyone else.
    When amateurs begin summoning creatures that should be beyond their capability, people start dying, and his past encounters with law enforcement catch up with him, Croft finds himself torn between doing the right thing and doing what law enforcement and his magical superiors want him to do.

    I thought that the author did a great job setting the scene with the dark, near-future NYC. I also liked his take on magic and supernatural creatures. The characters also seemed real and I appreciated how Croft is only your average, everyday wizard, not the stereotypical hero with unmatched magic and abilities.

    The overall narration for the book was impressive. Just the right narrator for this book.

    I received a free copy of this audiobook from the author, publisher, or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review. I was NOT required to write a positive review and this reflects my honest opinion of the work.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Natalie @ BookLoversLife
    06/12/16
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    "Thoroughly enjoyed!"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this and listened to it in a day!

    I think the thing that made me love this book so much was Croft! He is a professor by day, wizard by night! He was witty, brave, got into trouble a lot, didn't really follow the rules and was a really easy character to like! I know a lot of reviewers have likened him to Harry Dresden but since I haven't read those books, I can't comment on that!

    Plot wise, this was a really engaging and fast paced read. Basically we see Croft trying to find out who is conjuring some pretty heavy duty demons into the world and why? It has everything a good urban fantasy should... plenty of action, magic, demons, vampires etc! It was well written and developed and the world building was solid enough.

    Overall I loved this and can't wait to read more. I definitely want to find out more about Croft!! More about his Demon and about his cat!! This is a great time for a prequel ;)

    *I received a free copy of this but voluntarily reviewed it. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.*

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mary Karowski
    05/12/16
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    "Fans of the Dresden files rejoice!"

    If you are a fan of the Dresden files then this is for you. Great characters wonderful plot twists. A hero who seems like a cross between Dresden and Constantine. Truly wonderful world crafting and great narration. I eagerly await more audiobooks for this series. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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