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Nightlord Audiobook

Nightlord: Sunset

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"Why do I have to have moral issues with killing someone? I feel like such a hypocrite! It's worse than a vegetarian touting organically grown steaks." (Eric, physics teacher, involuntary vampire, and part-time demon slayer)

Eric didn't ask to be a vampire. In fact he didn't even believe in them. Biting your own tongue with your fangs does a lot of convincing. Even so, being a part-time undead isn't as easy as you might think. It can let you hold down a day job, true, but sometimes the night "life" can be more than a little difficult, what with those bloodthirsty urges and predatory instincts kicking in. Luckily for Eric he can rely on his trusty steed and her unwavering support, his flaming sword and its sarcastic wit, and his own snarky sense of humor.

©2014 Garon Whited (P)2015 Podium Publishing

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    Robyn 13/03/2017
    Robyn 13/03/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "a jaunty listen"

    What the editor's blurb doesn't say is that this is also fantasy plus magic.

    Eric does the usual turn-into-a-vampire-wrestle-with-fact-that-now-undead-monster-of-night thing.....and I started out by thinking it was going to be just another version of the same old tale, but then it all kicks off and he ends up chasing the bad guys through a portal into another world.....where there's a well thought out magic system, plus a good amount of sword fighting, knights and armour etc etc and slaying of bad guys etc etc Yes, you can pick holes in the plot, and some of the morality, but on the whole, it's a decent enough listen if you're looking for entertainment.

    The tone is relatively jaunty, and Sean Runnette's narration and timing is great. There are some slower sections, and some padding which a ruthless editor might have culled, but it never bored me completely, and I was content to let it unfold in its own time. And I quite like the character Eric.

    It does end rather abruptly, requiring one to immediately download the next instalment to find out what happens next.

    A reasonable way to spend a credit - especially if you have a long commute and need a bit of an epic to keep you entertained.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher Tyn Y Gongle, United Kingdom 13/08/2015
    Christopher Tyn Y Gongle, United Kingdom 13/08/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "What an opener!"

    I'm a fan of Sean Runnette's readings and this seemed like an interesting plot line so I started it. This is a truly a miners ice story, with refreshing twists on previously imagined ideas and characters you care about. Superbly read, thoroughly enjoyed, and waiting for the next!!!

    Bravo!!!!!

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    L 04/12/2015
    L 04/12/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Vampires with a heart"
    Would you listen to Nightlord again? Why?

    Yes, given the length I'm sure there will be some points I missed first time around! It took me a while to get into the story, but I am so pleased I stayed with it. There were times the story took off in unexpected directions and the pace wasn't even - but that's fine by me. Even with the length, don't expect the story to tie up all the story lines there are a lot left hanging.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The story is all from one view point (Eric), so if you don't like that character don't bother with the book.


    What does Sean Runnette bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    His pace of reading is quite laconic - I'm not sure I would have read the voice quite the same way, it added some characterisation I appreciated.


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

    Several - but that would be telling!


    Any additional comments?

    This is a really long narrative - I listen while I run (so for half marathon training this is perfect!). I loved the world described and will likely listen to the whole thing again pretty soon, if I can't find a sequal!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Steve W 19/09/2016
    Steve W 19/09/2016 Member Since 2010
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    "The voice irritates"

    I appreciate Narita may wish to be unique, but the voice irritates my sensitive ears. Sorry, I don't mean to offend.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kathryn 24/09/2015
    Kathryn 24/09/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "Great book, but odd ending"
    Where does Nightlord rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is a pretty good book, the characters were believable and the main character was easy to connect with. I would rank this among the top books I've listened to.


    What was most disappointing about Garon Whited’s story?

    Right up until the end the story was great but to suddenly drop a previous chapter from the beginning on to the end confused me completely. It has more loose ends than a frayed blanket and I really hope a sequel is planned otherwise it's a pointless read!


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    There wasn't a particular scene that stood out, but the action scene very described well and easy to imagine.


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

    There were parts that made me laugh, comments or reactions that were amusing. There were sad parts but not to the point of crying


    Any additional comments?

    The way the audio was put together, repetition of scenes and the ending... good grief the ending.. please say there is more!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 09/09/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "👍👍👍👍👍"

    Really enjoyed this book. So much so, I've bought the other 3 already! Story ticks along nicely, no complaints.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    d.ginn 25/05/2016
    d.ginn 25/05/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Not at all what I expected"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Totally!!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Involved and funny


    What about Sean Runnette’s performance did you like?

    His timing is perfect


    Any additional comments?

    Moved directly on to book two and cant wait until book 3

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    tanya 01/03/2016
    tanya 01/03/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "excellent "

    Really enjoyed this book. the magickal elements I especially enjoyed. Couldn't stop listening to it

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Torbjörn 07/02/2016
    Torbjörn 07/02/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "excellent!"

    a great fantasy book with alot of twists and unsuspected turns, good story and likeable characters.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sean 11/12/2017
    Sean 11/12/2017
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    "different"

    Really enjoyed this wee number,great story,really like the characters and it has everything a good fantasy needs,great narration but the reader should work on his characterisation,great voice though.

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  • nelson
    BRIGHAM CITY, UTAH, United States
    28/10/15
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    "Ahh no fair no fair"

    I loved every second of this book. I had doubts based on the description and the sample, but oh man am I glad I took the risk. The almost 40 hrs wasn't nearly enough. I want more!

    Lots of fun without being silly.

    I couldn't decide to groan or scream at the cliffhanger at the end. I have hundreds of audible books, this very well might be the best. I WANT MORE!!

    46 of 47 people found this review helpful
  • Nolan
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    "Great story and narration!"

    Excellent story and narrator. I am looking forward to the next book of the trilogy.

    There was an oddity in the file at about chapter 95(?). One of the chapters repeated--which was confusing at first, but fast forwarding through it confirmed it was a repeat, and the story picked up in the correct place afterwards.

    17 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • Jim
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    "I Need A Part II"

    Found this book by searching Sean's other works. Good call; gonna listen again.
    Monsters, magic, romance, heroes, and an excellent performance; what more could a bored trucker want?

    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Zachary
    30/07/15
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    "Very Tufo-esk, Great book with HORRIBLE ending"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    awesome book I thoroughly enjoyed it and was honestly wondering if it was written by Tufo until the horrible ending.... still a great listen though, can't go wrong with Sean Runnette (which is how I found this book). I hope there is another installment to finish up the loose ends.


    30 of 31 people found this review helpful
  • Connor
    North Carolina
    07/08/15
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    "Quirky But Good"

    This is a long book - George R.R. Martin long. Unlike George’s books, this one is written in a conversational style, the main charter is likeable and the evil enemies are consistently immoral. The book includes action, tragedy and at times, some humor. The ending is abrupt and I hope the writer is gearing up for a sequel. Even after 37 hours, there is more to be told.

    39 of 41 people found this review helpful
  • bluestategirl
    Vermont
    11/04/17
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    "Vampire/Wizard/Physics Fantasy = Nerd-vana!"



    Imagine jumping through a portal after the bad guys who just killed your significant vampire other, not knowing what to expect on the other side. That's pretty much how this starts, but it's so much more than that!

    Fantasy has never been this fun, or this fluid, but the beginning of book one struck me as slow going -- even though it was kind of action packed. Sean Runnette delivers the read with a sort of every man somnambulant pacing, and I wasn't sure I would be able to get into it. (I thought he sounded like Wilfred Brimey's nephew!)

    OH, I was so WRONG! His read is SPOT ON PERFECT for this series, and he IS Eric! This is the holy grail for me -- a great series with the right narrator! Hurray!

    Eric is a hero who is both a blood drinking vampire by night, and a gifted wizard by day. He rides around on a giant horse made of bronze, and he daydream/theorizes particle physics while he ruminates on magic. He's a deep thinker, not a muscle bound warrior type, and he always, ALWAYS tries to do the right thing -- unless he gets REALLY mad, and then all bets are off!

    And stupid people are always making him mad.

    There's a little romance, evil bad guys, ogres, orcs, elves, weird religions, living gods, a living mountain, and a medieval world full of simple souls who come to adore King Hollar (Eric), and follow him without question. And yet, the beauty of it all is that nothing about the experience is under his control. This is a complex story told simply, in linear style, with all the revelations and plot twists you'd expect from any field diary in a new world.

    And I could NOT put it down! (Seriously sleep deprived.)

    I think of the series as Adult Fantasy -- not in the sense that it's remotely explicit, but because it's written with adult experiences and humor in mind. Older kids could read and enjoy it, but it is the grownup in me that responds to the way things can go so wrong, even when you have the very best intentions. Relationships come together and fade away, people do the best they can and often fall short, and, our hero is plagued by self doubt and remorse. But what a fantastic ride!

    I love Garen Whited. No, really. I adore him with the kind of devotion only the people on the mountain could relate to. Long may he reign.



    HIGHLY, VERY HIGHLY, RECOMMENDED: All Fantasy Lovers; grownups looking for a fantasy they can relate to, older kids who love physics and magic, and people who need a grand escape to another, very different world. (Some mild sexual scenes, magical violence and scenes of torture. Also, a few bad words; parents should listen first.)

    22 of 23 people found this review helpful
  • Jake E Fisher
    Austin, TX
    27/04/17
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    "Will not be finishing. Poorly Written Characters."
    What did you like best about Nightlord? What did you like least?

    As another review mentioned I feel like despite the story being told first person we don't get much insight into Eric's motives. Or at least his motives are shallow. A big appeal of a story where a guy gets given a power and all these problems is that he stumbles through it and is maybe a little hesitant. I mean at the very LEAST he could have had a couple thoughts about the first time he killed someone. He literally felt no guilt and spared no thought. I know the guy was a bit of a dick but jeez. Killing isn't supposed to be that easy. Especially after he used his powers to really know the guy. And he just starts doing this regularly. After he drains a dying 14 year old girl with no hesitation I just had to stop.Only 6 hours in I know but I can see what type of story this is gonna be.I mean usually when a monster protagonist faces crazy hunters he's one of the few good ones that doesn't hurt innocents. But they're hunting him because he KILLS INNOCENT PEOPLE. A guy says this to him and he's just joking around and I'm wondering who the bad guy really is here. If it was a true villain story I'd understand but no. It's just poorly written.I was also unaware he was gonna be some special reincarnation of a badass magician. This is just personal preference but I prefer characters to be special at least partially out of their own talent and circumstance rather than some chosen one hidden power stuff. He spends his first months as a vampire having sex with a hot wealthy widow who is devoted to him, learning magic, and draining people. His being a teacher basically never comes into play. He just never goes to work. He quickly gets over every bad thing that happens and then declares fucking WAR despite every experienced vampire warning against it. His best friend as well shows no real hesitation in believing or helping despite him being a MURDERER and getting beaten up by armed hunters. It emphasizes he's just a really good friend but the characters in this are just so unrealistic and boring. I just kept waiting for something to call out or explain his apathy but nope.His life is too good and easygoing to be interesting. A good story needs conflict and if the characters get over it in a minute it's not real conflict.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm only not one starring it because I didn't finish. But I doubt the problems I said get any better.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Richard
    Sudbury, MA, United States
    09/09/15
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    "My favorite read of the year"

    The storyline is good and the narrator is perfect for the story. It never flags. It never wanders. It just keeps going from one interesting plot point to another. I normally go for high tech science fiction. This is a most welcome exception.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • C. S.
    12/09/15
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    "Good Book"

    This is the 3rd book in the Nightlord series by Garon Whited.

    These are well written and entertaining novels! You cannot help but love Halar, the "grey" hero of the story. He claims to be a monster yet cannot resist helping everyone he meets.

    This story was not quite as good as the last 2 - mainly because of the increase in sexual references. It was still an excellent read!

    I will keep reading and look forward to book 4!

    As always Sean Runnette narrates perfectly!

    20 of 23 people found this review helpful
  • Catherine
    Travel Nurse
    16/07/15
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    "Mark Tufo???"
    Where does Nightlord rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I stumbled across this book while searching Sean Runnette.


    Looking forward to hearing more from this author


    What did you like best about this story?

    This is a great story which made me stop and say "what?"


    What about Sean Runnette’s performance did you like?

    I love Sean Runnette.


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

    Down the whirlpool


    Any additional comments?

    I've never heard of this author his writing style and attitude he gives his characters is dead
    on for Mark Tufo.

    24 of 28 people found this review helpful

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