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Wanderers: Ragnarök Audiobook

Wanderers: Ragnarök

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Alone and friendless, the Wanderers, servants of Fate, maintain the balance between the supernatural world and mankind's. For millennia the Wanderers protected that balance - but now a renegade Wanderer arises to open the doors between the earth and our greatest nightmares. Years ago Fate scavenged Rafe from the battlefields of Vietnam, handing him over to a mentor he barely knew before the rogue Wanderer slaughtered him. Skilled but only half trained, Rafe tracks down a warning from a naiad in Alabama only to find a coven of witches probing deeper into dark magics than they ever intended. Rafe must stop the witches from destroying the already fragile balance...but can he do it before the lovely young witch helping Rafe gets sacrificed for the greater good?

©2013 Richard A Bamberg (P)2017 Richard A Bamberg

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    C. Rowlands 07/08/2017
    C. Rowlands 07/08/2017

    Big fan of Sci-Fi & Fantasy

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    "Very good start to a new series"

    Quite often these days, urban fantasy tends to end up being vampire romance or supernatural detective like the dresden files, luckily for me, this novel tends take more of the latter approach.

    There is a varied cast of characters in the book led by the titular Wanderer named Raphael (or Rafe) Semmes, a man brought back to life to act as an immortal troubleshooter for the personification of Fate aid by his Manticore familiar named Beast who spends most of his time in the form of a Harley.

    This opening novel in the series does a very good job of starting to explain some of the mythology, the mechanics and rules of magic in this book's world without overloading the reader right from the outset. The overall arc of the series and what are likely to be recurring plots were set down in this book, but were not pushed forward at the expense of a strong and entertaining main story.

    One area that I didn't find as good was when the author seemingly felt obliged to try and appeal to the supernatural romance readers, these scenes mostly came across as somewhat tacked on and slightly superfluous to the overall story.

    The performance of the narrator was a good one, the main characters all having their own distinct voices established already and I hope that he continues to read the rest of the books in this series when they are released.

    In summary, this was an enjoyable book that also sets the stage for the rest of the series and I was eager enough to keep listening to it that I finished it in only a couple of days, whereas most audiobooks tend to last me nearer a week.



    [Note - "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."]

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Shannon Combs
    10/08/17
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    "Amazing sound"

    I live to read. Haven't been read to since I was a little girl I am now hooked. Johnny Mack has an amazing voice that truely brings the characters to life the book itself is an amazing read Johnny makes it even More amazing Thank you!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    10/08/17
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    "Surprisingly fun, for the most part"

    I actually really enjoyed this, it was very Dresden-esque only with a talking motorcycle instead of a talking skull. The lore was pretty fleshed out, although a little smug about saying no one ever thinks of the Norns, but maybe that's just my ego. I liked the idea of the Wanderers a lot, enough to continue with the series and Is recommend it to anyone who likes urban fantasy with one caveat. Rafe was very promiscuous. It was kinda Gary Stu levels of "Everyone wants me and wants to be me." Most urban fantasy I know of has one, maybe two love interests at a time. The only exception I know of is Anita Blake from Laurell K Hamilton and there's a reason people stop about halfway through the series. That's why. This wasn't on that level but I could see it getting there if the author isn't careful, where the plot just limps you along to the next sex scene. Fingers crossed that the story stays strong when I delve further in the series but for now this is an excellent read.

    I received a free copy of this book at my request in exchange for an unbiased review.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Tyler U.
    08/08/17
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    "A great fantasy series"

    I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

    This was a great modern fantasy book. I enjoyed the concept of the servants of Fate and I loved Beast, Rafe's shape-shifting Harley! The narrator did a great job as well. So, this is a series I definitely want to dig into more.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Montzalee Wittmann
    Missouri, USA
    05/08/17
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    "Wonderful Fantasy with a shifter Harley!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes! Fun, fantasy, creatures, shifter Harley, mystery, adventure, action, humor!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    not sure but I would be first in line!


    Any additional comments?

    Wanderers : Ragnarök by Richard A. Bamberg and narrated by Johnny Mack is an audible book I requested and the review is voluntary. I loved this story so much! Rafe had died but Fate needed him to fight those things unseen. He was trained by another that was chosen. His Harley is really a shifter, the real shape is a mythic beast. His name is Beast. He talks too. It is too funny at times. They end up in town and in the middle of something big! Right off the bat he lands in a mess, it is too fun! Lots of action, a mystery, adventure, fantasy, fighting, creatures, and more! The narrator is perfect too! Adds a lot especially to Beast! I don't like the cover because Rafe is suppose to look 20 or 21 and the cover has a middle aged guy with a receding hairline. This is not Rafe!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon CustomerBeliever
    01/08/17
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    "Fun Story"

    I got this ARC via audiobook boom. This was a fun read for me. I loved the way the Wanderer interacted with all that he met. The story was well written and filled with humor and several plot twists. The story was filled with scenes of magic use and suspense. I loved the narrator. he is up there with D C Cole for me. If you like magic with a little humor you will enjoy this book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • VClifton
    29/07/17
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    "Awesome narrator!"

    The narration was really good! I'm new to the MC genre but I enjoyed the story.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Virgina, USA
    19/07/17
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    "Full-on enjoyment"
    Would you listen to Wanderers: Ragnarök again? Why?

    YES! Firstly, I LOVED this story. It's an imagination-run-wild sort of tale. There's so, so much to it, and the author really deftly intertwined and utilized his skil to propel the narrative forward. The narrator though, took it over the top. Honestly, one of the best audiobooks I've listened to in a while (and my standards are pretty high)


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Rafe. Absolutely.


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

    His voice is full and rich. Bodied, I guess is a good word. He differentiates between speakers superbly.


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

    There were several, but I don't want to ruin the listen for folks who haven't read the book.


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait to listen to the next book when it's out on audio!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • livetodream
    17/07/17
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    "Good story, Awesome narrator"
    What made the experience of listening to Wanderers: Ragnarök the most enjoyable?

    I enjoyed the twist and turns but mostly the fight between good and evil


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The end of the story was my favorite. I enjoyed the good vs evil. I liked how working together they were able to fight.


    Any additional comments?

    This was an awesome story but I will the narrator was the best. I have only two others that I enjoy this much. I now have three absolute favorites.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • r_parr
    25/06/17
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    "A good telling of a pretty good story"
    What did you love best about Wanderers: Ragnarök?

    The best thing about the story was the some of the flashback parts.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The most interesting aspect was the backstory and some of the mythical characters. Some of the dialog was a little cringe-worthy though.


    What about Johnny Mack’s performance did you like?

    I enjoyed Mack's overall performance and thought he especially did a good job on the voices.


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

    I didn't have any extreme reaction to this book. I laughed in parts but never connected enough with the characters to feel deeply one way or the other.


    Any additional comments?

    When I first started listening to this story, I wondered if maybe I had missed the first book. It kind of throws you in without really knowing anything about anything, I hope a prequel is made. Some of the stories hinted at in this book could be really entertaining!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Karen M.
    16/08/17
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    "Wild Ride!"
    Any additional comments?

    Rafe is a Wanderer and leads a nomadic life serving Fate. When he gets caught in the middle of a fight for a grimoire that can release demons and mythical beings, he has his hands full. Using magic to battle witches and demons, he must conquer the evil forces that will stop at nothing to possess the magical book and wield its power.

    Wildly imaginative, action-packed, sexy and humorous, this was a really fun story that I just loved. I can even overlook the fact that Rafe is a bit of a manwhore. His talking motorcycle, a shifter named Beast, was especially entertaining. The narration by Johnny Mack was definitely one of the highlights for me, perfectly capturing Rafe's snarky attitude. Overall, Wanderers: Ragnarok was a great listen and I would recommend it.

    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This review is my honest opinion.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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