For those who can see demons there is but one maxim: hunt them down until your luck runs out, and then hope for an easy death.
Or so Jason thought until one hellish night in a desert ghost town leaves his life in ruins and his soul tainted with demonic power.
Now the tables are turned and he's the prey, forced to fight a running battle to keep himself and his friends alive. But at what price is he willing to buy his freedom? The demons care nothing for collateral damage, and as the death toll mounts the darkness within him grows stronger, making it ever harder for Jason to resist the allure of his newfound powers....
©2011, 2012 Philip Tucker (P)2012 Philip Tucker
I can't believe that I still seem to be the only person that has given this book a shot.
The author's writing combines with the narration in an interesting way to give - what was for me at least - a very cinematic experience, much akin to watching a very decent B-movie unroll in your head.
He keeps things zipping along at a good pace and now and then has a great (and as mentioned before, very visual) turn-of-phrase. Also, in a nice example of synergy, the narrator's understated but excellent performance gives the characters a real depth that they might not have had on paper alone.
I've given this one two or three repeat listens in the two years since I bought it, which is quite unusual for me and, in an unprecedented move, I'm going to e-mail the (self-published) author and tell him to hurry up and write a sequel.
So, in short, if you enjoyed the sample and had any sort of urge to hear more then definitely give it a go. I don't think you'll be disappointed.
"A solid buy"
Now The Grind Show is not the best book your ever going to listen to, however it is a lot of fun. The action scene are good and the characters have a good amount of depth. This not literary gold, but it is a fun romp. I think this is Phil Tucker's first book and it's not bad. I'll give this author another shot when he comes out with his next book.
"It was OK"
I'd recommend it as a 'filler' book if you like demon stories (which I do).
Most interesting is that the demons weren't supernatural (go figure), the least interesting is that evry scene was like the one before it.
He did an Ok performance, but could have used more range of emotions.
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