Three veteran hunters are on the trail of a supernatural creature. It is a simple tracking mission, promising easy money. But things go horribly wrong, and the mercenaries realize too late that they are facing one of the deadliest creatures known to man. Embroiled in a desperate fight for survival, their doom may well await them.
©2015 Keith McArdle (P)2015 Keith McArdle
I like the camaraderie between the characters and that the violent nature of some scenes is also punctuated with humour. The characters are robust and likeable, brought to life by Rob Goll's great narration, picking up the accents so that they are easily identifiable to the listener.
I'm not sure that I can compare it to another book as this was a unique listen for me, but the relationship between the men is reminiscent of that in a good action movie.
I enjoyed the scene at the inn where all the major characters are introduced via the innkeeper, and we see his initial perception.
I was moved at the end when, although seemingly all so different, the men pulled together to help each other.
I thoroughly recommend this book, it picks up momentum quickly and I felt that I could have listened to more.
A man with a child in his ears - @ShutterSpin.
I rarely do short stories as I'm never convinced that they offer genuine value for money compared with full-length audiobooks. However, Audible said this was maybe a book I had missed and I had a Listening Rewards Voucher burning a hole in my pocket so I couldn't really lose.
As it turned out I quite enjoyed my three quarters of an hour in McArdle and Goll's company. Against the Odds is entertaining and action packed with as much depth to it as you'd expect from a short story. Goll's narration is very good. in fact it's excellent in terms of some of the character voicings, though maybe a little clipped in the descriptive narrative.
So, if you want to spend a brief time with an entertaining fantasy story offering lots of bloody action and you have a couple of pounds or a voucher to spare then this will fit the bill. Just be careful to check that you're paying cash and not a full credit at the checkout . . . I've been caught there before now!
Challenge. Fortitude. Comradeship.
The relationship between the three main characters.
Yes, I am a big fan of Rob Goll. He is always original. He brings this story to life in such a beautiful way. I love how he did all the accents and made the characters feel so real.
Perfect for all the werewolves fans!
3 gentleman in a pub and nothing would be ever the same again 😉
The voice of Rob Goll gives life to 4 amazing characters.
I'm looking forward to new adventures according to the cliffhanger ending.
Yes, especially if a reader has trouble imagining different accents specific to certain characters.
Warhammer books because it was a gritty as chewing a mouthful of gravel but had lighter moments as well, the characters were grand and epic yet still relateable and fun!
The bar fight!
An Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman walk into a bar....It's no joke!
This was a rip roaring roller coaster of an audiobook, jam packed with colorful characters from all walks and shades of life, one of those great fantasy novels that takes a warhammer to all the chit chat, eviscerates the nonsense and dives straight into the action with a blow to the jaw in a free for all brawl, oh and there's were wolves! What's not to love? Robert Goll was a delight to listen to!
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