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Satan's Sword

Narrated by: Angela Rysk
Series: Imp Series, Book 2, Imp World, Book 2
Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
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Summary

Samantha Martin is an imp, bound by an angel who allows her to live among the humans...as long as she follows his rules. It's never easy for an imp to follow the rules, especially now that Sam's brother, Dar, has found himself in hot water. He needs her help to retrieve an artifact from the vampires, or the powerful demon he owes a favor to will enslave and torture him for centuries. It should be a simple courier job, but with demons nothing is simple. Sam reluctantly attempts to help her brother, trying not antagonize the vampires or the demon gunning for him, all while chafing to comply with the restrictions her angel has placed on her as a bound demon.

©2012 Debra Dunbar (P)2014 Debra Dunbar

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Excellent set of novels

The story is great wit, humour and love all on a very dark scale.
Angela Rysk however spoils the funniest of moments with her long pauses. Her character voices are not diverse enough to fulfil the range needed. Even though I hate this and it really ticks me off I want to finish the series!

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Gripping

Would you consider the audio edition of Satan's Sword to be better than the print version?

Hearing the characters helps create the images better.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Sam is AWESOME, she says it as it is and takes the consequences.

Have you listened to any of Angela Rysk’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Just started on the Imp series will be listening to other books after this one as i like her writing style.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Its made me laugh and cry.

Any additional comments?

Truly a well written book, you really bond with the characters.

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Fantastically original!

This series is quickly becoming my new favorite. The characters and plot are so unique and original, and the story is always engaging. There is never a dull moment, and Debra Dunbar has created such a fantastic world. Angela Rysk is the perfect narrator for these books and I can't wait to continue with this series!

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  • J
  • 09-08-14

Fantastic

The best series I have read this year. I hope audible publishes the rest of the series as they seem to have only the two books at the moment. The story and the wonderful narration bring a great combination together. Highly recommended.

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Good follow up book better than book 1

What did you like most about Satan's Sword?

The irreverent humour and quite an easy listening storyline - some great lines and a fairly happy plot in that you know whatever scrapes our Sam gets into she will somehow get out in one piece

What was one of the most memorable moments of Satan's Sword?

When sam and Candy are our running and Sam tells Candy about the sexy experience she just had with Gregory

What didn’t you like about Angela Rysk’s performance?

much better than in book 1 but still the delivery is a bit awkward and poor differentiation between the characters.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Angels and Demons - the love story

Any additional comments?

I like this series, it has an original idea and the humour is just the sort I like good easy listening on long drives or flights

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  • Jason Brown
  • 10-06-14

a good book that builds up the story

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

yes I would. this book is a great continuation of the imp series the author has done a good job fleshing out the characters and the storyline is shaping up to be quite interesting I am interested to learn what new adventures our wayward demon gets into

What other book might you compare Satan's Sword to and why?

I think these books so far are most similar to the October daye novels. a slightly ditsy heroin with more powerful friends and enemies who still manages to fumble through although toby is more intelligent who knows the series is still young.

What does Angela Rysk bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

she has a...idk smoky tone that helps convey a better mental picture plus I like hearing female lead books read by a female narrator. in the first book I thought she had trouble with the male voices but I was well pleased with how she did this book

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

it did keep my attention but as it was more of a fun book for me and not quite so life or death serious I did not feel a compelling need to keep listening...but I did still finish it in under 2 days so it was enjoyable.

Any additional comments?

i see that there are several more in this series out on paper back i am looking forward to when thy come to audible.

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  • Jill
  • 07-02-20

Lots of humor in this book

I realized that I never added my reviews to Audible for this series so I am correcting that now.
Originally reviewed on: 01/26/2017
Satan's Sword is book 2 of the Imp series. It was even better than the first book and it also had a lot of humor throughout. There were several times I found myself laughing out loud. It ends a bit abruptly but that's okay because it looks like it picks right up again in book 3.
I don't really care for the narration of this book. The narrator is really clear in her speaking but her different voices are pretty bad, especially the male voices. She also speaks slowly and there are significant pauses each time a different character starts to speak. But, even though it will be the same narrator, I'm sure I'll still listen to book 3 anyway since I like to have something to listen to during my work commute.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-07-15

An imp and her adventures

I enjoyed the narration and the story kept me interested. It's not a high action book but there was some. I had a small problem with the main character's fascination with Bundy the mass murderer. But hey she is a demon. Still I'd rather she was fascinated with a fictional murder. The writer is pretty good but she leaves out little details that would have helped me imagine the scenes better. Mostly sometimes I wasn't sure of the characters body in turns of if she was naked or in another form still or what she looked like in public places. I found the storyline a nice change from other werewolf and vampire fiction. And I enjoyed the main character's quirkiness.

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  • Cottage Chick
  • 28-02-15

That amoral, depraved demon we all know and love.

Would you consider the audio edition of Satan's Sword to be better than the print version?

yes.

What did you like best about this story?

I find it strangely amusing.

Which scene was your favorite?

When she was trying to understand the serial killer. And then when she is whining to wyatt that she is upset about the serial killer being stupid and not being able to dehydrate an ear properly.

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OK. So in my review of the previous book I mentioned that ALL of the characters are completely amoral. Case in point - Wyatt, the boyfriend. Their relationship is a romance novel flipped on its head and soaked in acid.... instead of the night in shining armor rescuing the helpless female and then engage in steamy moments...you have the helpless human male being protected by the serial killer demon who at one point shares its deepest fantasy....along the lines of...I want to put you in a bathtub full of blood and strangle you with some entrails that I am gnawing on.... Instead of running screaming....he's like..can we use wine instead of blood....hot stuff...uh huh...any who.... He sees her in her demon form. She offers in all seriousness to kill a rival that he lost a video game tournament to. He knows that she kills people...and he is like...well babe I'm going to play video games and then you are done killing and torturing people we can go have some hot wings at the bar..... I kept thinking about women who are married to serial killers and people are like..how did you not know you were married to a monster.... and yet I like them all....crazy

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  • A. Sunmonu
  • 23-08-14

excellent follow-up

What did you like about this audiobook?

This second book in the series is actually even better than the first. The lead character was funnier than ever, more hedonistic, yet you can't help but like her candor (even as some of her actions / thoughts repulse you!)

How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

Can't wait for the next installment

Do you have any additional comments?

The pace of narration was quite slow, but that was resolved by switching to 1.5x speed. However, Her narration is impeccable. She brings the characters to life such a way one wouldn't get from just reading the book. I reckon she's one of the best narrators I've come across yet.

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  • Lori G.
  • 24-07-19

Love this series

The characters are well developed, great story line, unique and full of laugh out loud humor! Love the narrator's voice as well. Perfect fit!

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  • kat
  • 19-10-18

Great Book

The book was very entertaining and I really enjoy it. Usually not into demons but Debra did a great job writing. I like that she put humor, and a little gore into this book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-09-18

Very good series

I just love the world and characters created by MS Dunbar. Suspenseful, with laughs and unworldly beings. Bonus a narrator that dose each character with a perfect voice .

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-08-18

a Great book

I have really enjoyed this book , it has keep me on the edge of my seat, the whole time I was listening to it.

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  • mran
  • 18-06-18

A good romp, a little too violent at one point

I like the light-heartedness of Samantha, but got turned off when she killed all those men. Even so, it's a fun series, and Rysk's voice works well with the character.