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Summary

You see plenty of strange things when you're a PI in Las Vegas, but even that couldn't prepare ex-cop Robert Hoskins for what was to come. At first he couldn't believe that all those stories he'd been told as a child were true. But hearing that the fae had taken the casinos over from the mob was something else. Elves, dwarves, werewolves and faeries were just the beginning and battling dark mages, the opening act.

Having banished his enemy to the cold hell of Tartarus, he'll now have to travel to the fae lands to claim his birthright. Along the way, and after, there's demons and dragons to fight and a trip down the river Styx to the gates of Hades itself is on the playlist if he'll want to defeat the dark fae's minions and undo an ancient curse.

Sin City will never be the same.

©2014, 2016 Tom Keller (P)2016 Tom Keller

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I Feel Absolutely Ripped Off!

There have been a lot of books I have thoroughly enjoyed through audible, Tom Keller's first in the "Vegas fae" story was one of them. Despite a few issues with audio (there is far too much 'room' in the recording), I had a thoroughly good time listening to the story. I purchased this, the second book in the series, directly after without reading any of the reviews. Oh, how I wish I had!

I don't know what the stories like because after about two minutes of listening to a tinny, echoey recording I had to turn it off.

This just is not good enough! I am sitting at my desk typing this, in front of a microphone that would have done a much better job (and frequently does as I record videos as part of my work) which is, nonetheless, not a professional set up. The fact is, in the last five years the ability to make good quality audio recordings has never been more accessible. The quality of the first book was just about good enough and, seeing as it was released in 2013, you can forgive it on those few instances where the room interrupts the story.

The recording of this book is an abomination, considering that you want people to spend their hard-earned credits for a product that is not fit to be on the platform.

How dare you!

I will be returning this book but people who are thinking of buying need to understand that when so many reviews are saying that the audio is poor what many seem to be saying is that actually, it's unacceptable.

Even having said that, I am hoping… Praying, in fact, that between the narrator and the author they can sort out the recording of this book. The thing is, the only reason why I am so unhappy about the quality of this product is because I was so looking forward to continuing the story. I care. I care about the characters I care about the world and I want to spend more time in it but I can't do that because of the quality of the audio and I feel that a substandard product has been rushed out just to get money.

I, like many uses of the audible platform, quite happily by every single book an author puts out if I can buy into that author and the story.

You had me with book one. You've lost me book 2.

What's really sad about that is that you would've kept me as a loyal reader by just providing this book with the quality it should have had in the first place.

I would happily buy again if the issue is resolved!

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A great story

a great story and well read, I love the voice used for Charlie. only downside was the sound was echoing and sounded like it was recorded in a toilet cubicle ;). It was like that via an Echo, headphones and via android auto.

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Enjoyable story, crappy recording

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I enjoyed the story, but the poor audio quality of the narration was a let down. I would have rated it higher if it didn't sound like the narrator was at the other end of the room.
Sorry Andrew, you're a good narrator but whatever you were using to record your narration spoiled it for me.

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Poor recording quality. Mediocre story.

Mediocre tale. Poor recording quality, very tinny sounds like it was recorded in my kitchen from rhe other side of the room. The narrator is good so that's unfortunate. He did his best with poor material.

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Wild fae ride!

Lots of action in this second installment of the Vegas Fae stories as Robert learns more about his history and kingdom. Brilliantly written, well narrated, this will leave you wanting more.

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  • neichan
  • 09-04-17

what a shame

Would you try another book from Tom Keller and/or Andrew Troth?

Yes. In fact the first book in the Vegas Faeries series was very enjoyable. The narrator's voice in the first book was itself a great experience, with many tones and accents unique to each character.

What could Tom Keller have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I can't assess the story in this format, the poor sound quality detracts and distracts too much.

What didn’t you like about Andrew Troth’s performance?

Andrew Troth was not the problem, the echoing, 'huge room' tinny sound of the audio was. Terribly sad, as in the first book the narrator was an enhancement to the book, but with the audio quality so poor that was removed from the experience.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I will have to go read it instead of listen to it.

Any additional comments?

Does no one check the recording before releasing it to sale?

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  • Rachel
  • 17-03-17

Great story and performance, not great recording

The performance and story are very good but this was recorded in a room with way too much echo. It became distracting and made it hard to listen to. I thought perhaps the high quality version might be better but no dice.

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  • Andrew Mcguirk
  • 10-02-17

The story was great the audio quantity meh

I am really enjoying the tale of Robert.

This recording has a hall like effect throughout the reading. The narrator does a good job it is perfectly understandable but not up to the quality I am used to from audible books.

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  • Jody Beal
  • 04-04-17

Horrible Audio, couldn't get to the story

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I loved the first book but this one needs to be removed from Audible until it's re-recorded properly. Sounds like it was recorded in a phone booth.

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  • G. Bishop
  • 23-03-17

The audio quality is pretty bad

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

The book yes. This version of recording no.

What did you like best about this story?

Hard to say I liked the way the story blended well with the first book and how he not a know it all.

What didn’t you like about Andrew Troth’s performance?

The audio quality sucked so bad I had to stop listening to the book so I could come back later and finish it. If I have to strain to listen to a book then will most likely not finish listening to it.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No

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  • aaron
  • 03-03-17

Grate narrator, good book, bad audio

Not an bad book, but the audio has to much treb, and nearly no bass. The book almost sounds like it was record on a cellphone though I do like the narrator.

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  • Altverin
  • 10-02-17

poor audio quality

The audio sounds like the performance was recorded through a tube. The reader does a decent job with different characters but has an odd cadence to his speech which is off putting at first. You get used to it and the overall read doesn't suffer too much. Reading the next book in the series is almost required for the flow of these stories. I almost suggest having all three books before starting these reads.

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  • Karl
  • 08-02-17

Terrible Audio Quality

I'm only 15 minutes in and the audio quality is like something a record it on my laptop…this narrator is great and his book is great but what the heck? What happened from the first book to this one?

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-09-18

The audio was extremely distracting

There was a constant echo and static sound that was distracting. The story and such was great outside of that.

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  • ramama
  • 05-09-18

great second book

Second book in the series. Very well written and performed. I would recommend. Start with the first book.