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Dark but Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 05-02-19

Excellent story, dark and gripping but with a smattering of light hearted banter. Moments that made me laugh and moments that made me despair for the characters and the situations they landed in. Quite an emotive book.

The narrator was ok, not the best. He needs to learn some accents and voice pitching to help me as a listener discern who I'm listening to.There were moments that one character sounded very much like another and I was left wondering who said which bit.

As noted on another review, the females do sound like wheezy old men but the narrator also uses the wheezy voice when characters shout. Which can drag you out of the story a bit.

Anyway, don't let it put you off a purchase, it's a gem and the narrator is good 80% of the time. The story is lengthy and excellent bang for buck, especially if you're purchasing with credits.

Interesting Listen

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

Reviewed: 28-03-18

A light, easy listen with good narration, funny references and interesting concepts. The book isn't gripping but it's geek factor and humour is enough to make me want to read the next one.

Great story

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

Reviewed: 04-08-16

Great story, I love the imagery. Michael Kramer works really well as the narrator, but I struggled with Kate Reading. she always sounds frantic and stresses sentences that don't need it. It adds unneeded tension and drama to scenes I envisage as being quite calm. It just pulls you out of an otherwise fantastic story.

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Stunning Opening Novel

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

Reviewed: 20-07-15

Would you consider the audio edition of The Painted Man (The Demon Cycle, Book 1) to be better than the print version?

I prefer printed books to audio books, I feel more engaged with the story, however Audio books have their place. Perfect for those long commutes to work and back. I did really enjoy the Audio version so I guess it comes down to personal taste and circumstance.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Painted Man (The Demon Cycle, Book 1)?

*Spoiler* The Moment Arlen turned his back on humanity. The death of Arlen and the birth of the Painted Man.

What about Colin Mace’s performance did you like?

Fluid reading, very few moments I felt jarred out of the story as can often happen if you've read the written version and remember certain scenes happening at a different pace.

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

Jardir's betrayal.

Any additional comments?

Enjoy! this is a fantastic opening book to a fantastic series.