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Weston-super-Mare
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Good potential

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-11-17

Whilst not in the same league as the Dresden files series by Jim Butcher, or the Hellequin Chronicles by Steve Mchugh, or the Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne - the Dark Magic Enforcer premise definitely has potential.

The narrator lacks a little and I found some of the reading to have the wrong emphasis - but doesn't distract too much.

The story seems a little short and could've done with a few more historical additions - example (without spoiler) is the back story behind the connection with the saviour in the final scene perhaps.

As first books in a series go it has piqued my interest and I will get the second one to see how it progresses.
I would recommend this and I hope the author continues to develop the character.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

A superb listen, fascinating and enlightening

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-03-17

This is the first time i have been moved to write a review for a book I have listened to, I always rate them but have not felt the need to comment before.

This book is different - I found this to be a fascinating listen and, whilst some will look at the subject matter and perhaps feel it doesn't appeal to them, I would urge anyone to listen to it as it relates to almost everyone's lives in some way.

The pace of this book is perfect, it starts with simple sorting and searching but accelerates through several other areas, inceasing the interest as it goes.
It explains in simple to understand language without dumbing down the premise it is explaining - even though some of the concepts are quite complex, the explanations are always easy to follow.

Whilst the narrator is no actor, his voice is reasonably pleasant, combined with his knowledge and obvious enthusiasm for the subject mean his presentation is easy on the ears.

There are a few points of humour (see favourite quote below) and there are several places where I found it related exactly to scenarios I have found myself in - 'thrashing' being an example (I won't ruin the surprise as to what that refers to, but i would be surprised if a lot of people didn't relate to it.)

Favourite quote of a quote from the book : "if you are flammable and have legs, you are never blocking a fire escape"

Brilliant book and i will definitely be listening to it again.

11 of 14 people found this review helpful

Excellent and interesting collection of stories

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-04-16

I really enjoyed hearing some stories from the other side of the Dresden world, Thomas and Murphy have stories told that expand the readers understanding of their characters.
Highly recommended and an excellent addition to the Dresden collection.