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The Jonathan Shade Series: Books 4-6

Anubis Nights, Sunset Specters, Wizard's Nocturne
Narrated by: Joe Hempel
Series: Jonathan Shade, Book 4-6
Length: 17 hrs and 31 mins
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Summary

The Jonathan Shade series continues with books 4-6: The Complete Time Travel Trilogy  

Includes:

Anubis Nights (Book 4)  

Hunting a dead sorcerer in ancient Egypt

Sharon shows up with a time god named Chronos, and they send me back to ancient Egypt to stop a dead sorcerer named Henry Winslow from getting the Emerald Tablets of Thoth.

No big deal, right? If I can't stop him, the world I know will only be wiped from the sands of time.

For his murder....

Sunset Specters (Book 5)  

Magic and murder in the Barbary Coast

Chasing a sorcerer through time sucks. Kelly and I find ourselves in 1877 hunting Henry Winslow in San Francisco's Barbary Coast.

That place is crazy. It's filled with gangs, crimps, thieves, cutthroats, prostitutes, magic, and a supernatural threat.

One thing is certain, we're not getting out of here alive.

Wizard’s Nocturne (Book 6)  

A murder in layered time

I'm not a fan of time travel. Especially when it's of the slow variety.

So I find myself in New York City in the roaring 20s where flappers dance to jazz, you can't get a legal drink, and secret societies kill each other for magical dominance.

One cool thing is that I get to meet Esther as a living, breathing woman, but what's not so cool is that my presence could lead to her death.

I have to stop Henry Winslow, who is now at his most powerful, and I have two obstacles who just stepped out of the sands of time: Kelly Chan and her colleague, Jonathan Shade.

©2014, 2015, 2018 Gary Jonas (P)2018 Gary Jonas

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Another fab boxset

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

Another fantastic Jonathon Shade boxset
This time he time travels throughout the decades and each book follows on in a different time period.
Lots of twists and turns will keep you on the edge of your seat .

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  • 31-08-19

great box set

The Jonathan Shade series continues with books 4-6: The Complete Time Travel Trilogy
great story enjoyed from start to finish

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Time Travel Trilogy

This second collection of Jonathan Shade books tends to share more traits with the final book in the previous set of three and by this point the author seems to have established his tone fully for them and they have become a bit more of ensemble pieces with the main supporting cast becoming more prominent in the books, this works overall since they had more room to develop over the previous books anyway.

This set of three books has a connected time travel arc as Shade and his friends have to travel back to three separate time periods in order to stop a powerful magician named Henry Winslow from successfully completing a plan that will give him even more power, but is everything as it seems with this person.

Yet again, this narrator has helped to enhance an enjoyable book with another strong performance with a pleasant tone and a distinctive range of voices for the various characters that adds to their depth nicely.

Overall, this is a another good collection of books, being both enjoyable and good value at the same time, but I would recommend reading/listening to the first collection before this as they are both worth reading.

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

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  • cosmitron
  • 12-04-18

A great series continues.

Would you listen to The Jonathan Shade Series: Books 4-6 again? Why?

Yes it is a creative and entertaining series which continues the variety of stories and characters from earlier books.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Do not have a favorite character but their are a variety of interesting characters.

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

He makes the characters more interesting and helps to make the story superior to the printed edition.

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

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Any additional comments?

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • ldybkpr
  • 10-07-18

A great series worth the listen/read.

Jonathan is back at it. He and his friends are hunting a man through time. If you like time travel books this series is for you.It also has action, violence, demons, magic, ghosts, and humor. It also has great characters. Everything a person could want in a book. The book do follow an arc so it would be best to start from the beginning...book 1.

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

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-04-18

Loved it.

This series keeps getting better. These book ( #4-6 ) tell a connected story as Jonathan and his friends hunt a man through time. Yes, these 3 books have an overall time travel arc, and it's one heck of an entertaining tale. The book 4 takes us way back to ancient Egypt, book 5 pumps us forward quite a bit to Old West, and book 6 brings us to the roaring 20s, where we actually get to meet Esther before she became a ghost! It's incredibly entertaining and well worth the 17+ hours of listening time.

Joe Hempel does a fantastic job narrating these books, completely bringing Jonathan and his magical world to life.

I received a copy of this audio title for free in exchange for an unbiased review.

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  • willee
  • 17-04-18

Urban Thrillers Con’t

I really enjoy listening to this series (I think the narration helps). I really like some of the characters especially Esther, Jonathan, Kelly, and Rayna but hate Sharon. The book is full of action, violence, magic, demons, ghosts, time surfing etc. with at times humor. I think it would be wise to listen from the start as books carry over. 4th one they go to Egypt and meet with King Tut (Tutankhamun) and his wife (1/2 sister) Ankhesenamun. 5th one I love the scene in Chinatown as they search for Henry Winslow in 1877 enjoyed the ghost Douglas. 6th they continue to search for Winslow but in NYC in 1920s but thought Jonathan was never going to see Esther again and leave her behind. . Recommend this series if you enjoy a quirky urban fantasy and time travel or Dresden series. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Thank you!!

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  • Kandice C.
  • 31-05-19

Very good

This is the second audiobook with three books from the series. I found it to be a very good audiobook. It has a great combination of suspense, mystery, action and humor. The narration was wonderful.

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  • Svanur
  • 27-05-19

great story

I loved the story. All was good. only thing I can , well not complain about but the reader uses the same voice for all of the characters. Not bad but sometimes confusing 😘

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  • Erin Lewis
  • 27-05-19

Interesting

Gary Jonas is a relatively new author to me as is the narrator Joe Hempel. This is a genre that I would not normally read. Having said that I actually enjoyed these books. The narrator certainly did a credible job with the narration of unique and interesting stories.

The characters were interesting and I found myself embroiled in the mystery, the magic and the supernatural elements involved in all the stories. I am fascinated with Ancient Egypt so this one was right up my alley.

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  • Deanna Cutshall
  • 24-02-19

Um...not sure about this one

I'm not sure about this set. I got really confused at a few different parts. All 3 books are a continuation of the one before, which was fine, but I think some of the time travel stuff didn't make sense. Or maybe it just went on too long. I felt like I wanted a long time for the final showdown. I really wanted to like this set. I loved the first 3 books. Paranormal investigation isn't something I would normally listen to, but I got the first set (3 books) from the narrator for free. Joe Hempel is great, by the way! He really brought the characters to life & made me care about them. Maybe I just need to listen to these again, like all 6 books in a row. I primarily listen while I am at work. It was a bit of a crazy week when I listened to Books 4-6. That may have added to my confusion. It is a good series & will continue to listen.

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  • jean doe
  • 03-11-18

More Magic..



This bundle centered around Jonathan Shade and more magical elements.

Overall, another good bundle filled with more magic , suspense, and a sarcastic lead.

Joe Hempel did well with the narration.

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"This audio book was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review."

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  • Teresa
  • 20-09-18

A Superb 2nd Part of this Anthology

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

I have enjoyed the second part of this series just as much as the first three books. The characters are all so unique and likable. They are also "human", not so perfect to make them unrealistic.
I think that listening to the entire series at once did add to the interest because it was easier to connect the dots between one story and the next, but I suspect that you still might be able to follow the storyline even if you listen to just one of them. But why do that when you can actually experience the entire series at once?
The narration was also extremely well performed. You won't be disappointed...