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Grimm

Temple Chronicles, Book 3
Narrated by: Joel Richards
Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
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Summary

Sharing a beer with Death - one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse - really put a few things into perspective for this foul-mouthed billionaire wizard. Like finally strapping on the boots to propose to his girlfriend.

But assassination contracts have a way of putting wedding plans on hold. Perhaps permanently. And with the entire wedding party on the bloodthirsty Grimm's hit-list, and his family fortune in jeopardy, Nate realizes they can't run and they can't hide. So, time to do magic and stuff....

But with every flavor of supernatural thug teaming up to help the Grimms, Nate realizes that friends have become enemies and enemies have become friends, and he's forced to cross lines that are better left uncrossed.

When magic, claws, and teeth dance to the song of war, the only thing left to learn is who lives and who dies. And if Nate can live with the consequences.

No wonder a guy is terrified to propose.

©2016 Argento Publishing (P)2017 Tantor

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another excellent book

another excellent book can't wait to start the next one. Lots if u e elected twists. How is Nate still standing....?

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  • Eric J Wieling
  • 14-09-17

main character is too stupid to live

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Sometimes a character is so flawed they are no longer believable. Nate Temple is one such character. When he gets the upper hand fighting bad guys, he monologues until the bad guys get the upper hand again. The bad guys are not plausible either -- any one of them would have killed Nate the first time they met him. Perhaps while Nate was monologuing. He spends most of the story ignoring every tool which might allow him to prevail, including his magic. The book gets less interesting after enough "Jesus Christ! This guy is too stupid to live!" moments.

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  • Mr. Perfect
  • 21-12-17

disappointing

the mc is supposedly a genius with a perfect memory yet the author constantly makes him seem like a dense idiot with little to no ability to connect the simplest of dots. I was honestly hoping for a better characterization. the overall plot and storyline are great but the mc had finally killed the series for me.

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  • Inquisitivesage
  • 17-09-17

Muddled

What can you say about a book with no character development and no plot? Main character gains unlimited power, but can hardly ever use it. Blunders through challenges with no rational planning. Always fails to more clever opponents, but manages to survive because his enemies, figuratively speaking, lay down and die to to accommodate him. Endless digressions and descriptions for no reason other than filler. The book is one constant downer with no victories and intelligence demonstrated by protagonist. The secondary characters are all shallow with no personality. Author plagiarizes bits and pieces from other urban fantasies and adds few,if any, twists of his own. The only saving grace is the narrator, Joel Richards, whose sonorous tenor and reasonably versatile variety of voices and accents makes a thoroughly boring narrative enjoyable to listen.

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  • Brian Jones
  • 04-09-17

Shayne does it again.

I love the Nate Temple series and Shayne's writing keeps getting stronger with every installment.

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  • Kimberly Gaul
  • 07-08-17

Heart stopping! Edge of your seat action!

Heart stopping! Edge of your seat action! Shayne has created yet another amazing addition to Nate's story. Better and better!

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  • Donald
  • 15-07-17

So good it made me MAD!!!

I really liked the fact that I got angry and pissed off while listing to Grimm,Shayne Silvers draws you in and gets you invested into the characters and all I can say is GIMME MORE!!!

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  • BikeVON
  • 14-08-17

Not the best

This was an extreme disappointment and more so because of the expectations set by the previous books. This is a “David and Goliath” story, denoting an underdog situation, David, a contest where a smaller, weaker opponent faces a much bigger, stronger adversary, Goliath.
Nate is predicted to be the most formidable “master”. He still does not know how to wield his magic even at an elementary level. He finds himself against a savvy foe that his grandfather/great grandfather, at his most skilled level, had difficulty fighting.

He had a loyal following in book one because he was powerful, decisive and had the resources to win. He now looks like a buffoon when postulating the rightness of his cause when his foe has repeatedly knocked him on his ass. He is the corner stone of the group and he goes into battles on hope and inspiration. His followers are willing to lose life and limb and he is totally out magicked in this book

Our emotions are being manipulated, by the author, by retarding the power of Nate. This is a set up for the predictable situation where we must suffer the death/maiming of characters while Nate is getting his ass kick. The author takes us to an abyss filled with sadness when our heroes lose what they most cherished. I am a bleeding heart and orchestrating deaths/resurrections for an unoriginal plot line makes me angry.

His resources are depleted, and the sobering body count of his unwavering belief in goodness versus evil has broken his spirit . It was disheartening to see the foul-mouthed wizard rich play boy brought so low. The Temple legacy takes a destructive blow, which will change what I love most about Nate.

The author takes the Grimm Brothers fairy-tale monsters and the premise of the Grimm tv series to create a new story line for the Grimm Brothers. That is an interesting point of the book.

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  • David E Powers
  • 08-01-19

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The Dialogue in this book was so bad I had to stop reading it... beyond predictable.

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  • Kelli
  • 17-12-18

Not sure why

I’m just not a fan of Indie I know Nate is head over for her but they don’t fit.. she’s too whiny and always tries to make him feel guilty for trying to protect her. The way she comes off making most everything he says sexual even more than Nate just makes her seem a tad slutty to me.. idk I know a lot of ppl probably like her but over the last 3 books I just can’t bring myself to. Like I know your world is falling apart Nate and ppl are trying to kill you and you keep getting almost dead but I’m disappointed that you didn’t stop to call me.. she could have died right then and I would have been fine.. poor Nate !

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  • Pharmant
  • 27-10-18

If you like the 1st 2 DO NOT BUY THIS ONE!

It's one thing to purchase a horrible book randomly. But after 2 previous books for the author to turn into a complete idiot and insult the reader's intelligence on every...single... freaking... page ...is just enraging.
It was either a random bum on off the streets or an extremely talented and evil agent provocateur substituting for the original author.
suddenly the hero can't remember how to tie his shoe lace? He suddenly looses his creative genius? He is suddenly a 14 year old girl with angst?
MUST BACK A CAKE? NEWS FLASH! NO ONE FREAKING CARES! Not funny, not endearing, just crappy writting.
oh my... everything goes wrong at the exactly the perfect time. And the hero has no clue? not even a wrong idea? please! surprise no explanation. no thread to the next book just a sorry excuse for a plot.
A short bus 1st grader and a crayon would produce a Pulitzer prize compared to this insulting dreck.
I wouldn't even light a fire with this refuse.

>>MESSAGE TO EVERY SINGLE WRITER <<

NEVER WRITE ABOUT AGNST...EVER!
because every single reader will fantasize about the crulest way to torture you while reading said crap.
....REALLY NO KIDDING!...