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Fade: Paxton Locke, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Son of a witch.

Family drama is bad enough without adding magic and human sacrifice. Ten years ago, Paxton Locke's mother killed his father in a mysterious ritual that - thankfully - went incomplete. Now, Paxton makes his living as a roving paranormal investigator, banishing spirits while Mother languishes in jail.

When a terrified ghost warns him of a dangerous, newly freed entity, Paxton faces a fight far beyond simple exorcism. In a battle for his very soul, will he be able to endure - or simply fade away?

©2017 Daniel Humphreys (P)2017 Daniel Humphreys

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    Amy 01/07/2017
    Amy 01/07/2017 Member Since 2017

    I am an Urban Fantasy addict !I love the supernatural especially set in a modern world.Ilona Andrews, Kim Harrison and Patricia Brigs <3

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    ".You really can't choose your family."

    One of the most entertaining mystery thrillers that I have listened to recently: not great literature, perhaps, but well conceived, written and brilliantly narrated. The action might not seem fast initially but there is so much packed into it with a great cast of superbly crafter characters . Plenty of Magic and mayhem, with some rather unusual communication with ghosts methods. .
    J.Scott Bennett, narration,as always, is superb. So much of the book is dialogue and, with a large cast of disperate characters it was easy to forget this was a reading and not a full cast performance, so skillfully was each person voiced. The text in between was read with perfectly paced speed and emotion to fit the context, always calm but gauging the feeling exactly. This is a narrator to look out for again in the future.
    All in all a great listen !I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.I received this title for free in exchange for an unbiased review.As always this is my honest opinion.a big thumbs up from me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Norma Miles 21/06/2017
    Norma Miles 21/06/2017
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    ""What's big and bad enough to scare a ghost?""
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    Paxton Locke can speak to ghosts. He's not an exorcist; he just talks to them and tells them like it is. And they go away. Not always comfortable but straightforward. Then the ghost of a boy who goes unexpectedly peacefully suddenly my terrifies him.<br/>Paxton is alone in the world, no family unless his murderous mother held in prison counts. Paxton would have prefered that she'd received the death penalty. He does have a handful of good friends he rarely sees but, basically he prefers to stay out of the limelight. He still recalls the vicious killing of his father some years before when he was still a boy and which he had been too late to prevent and he, himself, so nearly died. <br/><br/>Although humour is inherent in the text, Paxton is not the usual slick talking, paranormal detective. Instead he is more introspective. Well written with vibrant visual effect, good characterisation and dialogue, and full of action, the story is told mostly in the first person present so the reader is there with Paxton throughout his experiences. And silken voiced Scott Bennett is the ghost despatching young man perfectly capturing his thoughts and terrors, never over acting and giving voice clearly to all other protagonists.<br/>This is a great listen Despite the weirdness of so much of the action, it still feels real somehow, the impossible made plausible. My thanks to the rights holder for freely gifting me my copy of this excellent book, via Audiobook Boom. It is one I'd recommend to anyone for a light, enjoyable read, even to those who would normally avoid the paranormal so nicely is it written and performed. I greatly look forward to more in this series.

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    18/06/17
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    "Surprising."
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    I must admit this book turned out quite different from what I expected. From the summary I was expecting it to be more ghost focused, and while there were definitely ghosts involved, it was more magic centric. That being said, it was still quite an interesting tale. I don't want to put in any spoilers, but Paxton, the protagonist, has had quite a rough life and one heck of a twisted family situation, and in a way I am mad at the author for how he only teases us with Paxton's mother. That being said, he must be doing something right because I want to know what happens next. <br/><br/>The book is narrated by J. Scott Bennett, who once again does an excellent job and he is quickly becoming a favorite of mine. He has a unique voice with a smooth relaxed delivery.<br/><br/>I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    CHATSWORTH, CA, US
    20/07/17
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    "Mommy Dearest on Steroids"

    When you tell someone their mother is a witch, those are usually fighting words. In Paxton Locke’s case, the words are true and she lives up to her moniker. Paxton mother is now in prison and he’s determined to keep her there, but she has an awfully long reach.

    Author Daniel Humphreys combines familial angst and paranormal to create an engaging story unique in its telling.

    J. Scott Bennett has fully voiced this nearly 7-hour audiobook and does a fantastic job. His narrating style is expressive and a perfect match for this genre.

    This audiobook was received in exchange for an unbiased review!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tyler U.
    11/07/17
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    "A great paranormal/urban fantasy book"

    I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

    So, this book started a bit off, for me, as the interactions with the main character's mother were... odd and I felt like there wasn't enough context to understand the situation. Turns out I just needed to be more patient because the author actually did pretty good job of putting things into perspective. In other words, give it a chance.

    I thought the narrator was great and I really enjoyed this book. I'd definitely bo open to book 2.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Claire
    America
    08/07/17
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    "I really liked it"

    The narration is good, the phrasing, pacing and tone are all good. The characters voices are well done, but for me, some of the accents didn't quite come through.

    I loved the premise of the story, so interesting. I haven't read anything else like this book. There was nothing predictable about it and there were often new elements being introduced that added a realistic complexity to the story.

    The characters are really well developed. The story is quite serious in parts and deals with the corruption that can come with power and also elements of morality but this is balanced with humor.

    I want book 2!

    This book was supplied free by the author/narrator/publisher and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.

    If you found this review helpful would you please take a moment to click yes below, thanks.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tiffany
    Bellevue, NE United States
    07/07/17
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    "Wonderful beginning"
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    I look forward to seeing how this series progresses. I enjoyed learning about the characters. The narrator once again did a wonderful job. I received this audiobook for free from Audiobook Boom for my unbiased review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Christine Newton
    06/07/17
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    "3.5* - first volume of a series"
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    3.5 stars - I enjoyed this first novel about Paxton Locke. The characters were interesting and even though this was the first book in a series, the main story wound up satisfactorily with no tense cliffhangers. There were a few places where I was left scratching my head in confusion (for example, a plot event occurred towards the end of the final climactic scene that I didn't understand at all; also, at the end of the story, a significant decision by the two main characters seemed somewhat hastily-made to me). I realize that the story arc will continue with the key characters in future stories so I'm sure that we'll see more character and context development in the future. I'd be curious to see how this series proceeds.<br/><br/>I enjoyed the narrator's style. I think his voice would work much better for an older male protagonist rather than a young man, or for comedy fiction/non-fiction, but I wasn't overly distracted by this. I'd listen to this narrator again, for sure.<br/><br/>I provided my opinion in exchange for a complimentary copy of the audiobook from the author, narrator, or publisher.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mary Karowski
    05/07/17
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    "Paranormal at its best"

    Ghosts, witches, cults, familiars and more. Paxton is the son of a self admitted witch who murdered his father and would sacrifice him as well. She has a cult following that will do anything for her. He has a few spells from a grimoire that he has learned, the ability to see ghosts and some friends in high places. Mysterious government agency lurks on the fringes of the tale as well. Get ready for a great story told by a very talented narrator. Well worth the listen. Can't wait for the next book in the series. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • karina Larson
    03/07/17
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    "great book"

    I loved the narration, although he is supposed to be younger, he sounds older. I loved the writing and I can't wait to get the next book. this was very interesting and right up my alley. I would recommend to others.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Rabid Reader
    28/06/17
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    "Ghosts, witches and evil"

    I really enjoyed this entertaining audiobook that tells the story of a ghost hunter with a really evil, psychotic mother. You can not help but become attached to Paxton, he is a flawed, reluctant hero who eliminates ghost from the world and has a past that would leave mental scars the size of the Grand Canyon on anyone. This book has action, ghosts, witches, suspense, magic, interesting twists and evil abound. Scott Bennett did an excellent job of the narration. He gave the characters individual voices, brought the tension and creepiness out and moved the story forward at just the right pace. This book easily draws you in and keeps you entertained right to the end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Michelle Titherington VanDaley
    25/06/17
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    "Kept My Interest"

    Fade was a good story that kept my interest and my mind did not wander. J. Scott Bennett did a nice job as narrator with proper inflection and distinctive character voices that were easy to follow. Paxton was a likeable lead and I look forward to more of his story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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