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Summary

When he came home, so did they... 

Driven by vengeance, Michael Alexander enlisted in the Army the day after 9/11. Five years later, disillusioned and broken by the horrors he witnessed in Afghanistan, Michael returns home to Georgia seeking to begin a new life. But he didn't come alone. Something evil followed him, and it's leaving a path of destruction in its wake. 

The police are powerless. The Army has written Michael off. Left to face down a malevolent creature first encountered in the mountains of Afghanistan, he'll rely on his training, a homeless prophet, and estranged family members from a love lost... 

But none of them expected the dragon. 

Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden collides with Larry Correia's Monster Hunter International in this supernatural thriller that goes straight to Hell!

©2017 Russell Newquist (P)2018 Russell Newquist

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  • Donald
  • 10-05-18

No laughs here...

Where to begin. The narration was solid and enjoyable, but a bit too slow for my taste. Quick fix there and I was able to adjust the speed, so no big deal. That said, the voices were different and conveyed emotion. Good stuff. Now, on to the story. I liked the overall story that mixed horror and monster hunting into a nice urban fantasy mix. I would have liked a little more character development and investment in the plot. At 8 hours, this is an average length audio book. That said, if the same story was expanded on a bit, I believe it would have been more immersing...draw me a picture. I like to get a picture in my head of the surroundings as well as the characters, and it was difficult to do with this book because descriptions were kept pretty short. Granted, this is just my personal taste and others might like the straight forward story telling without the bling. I would buy the 2nd book in the series, and recommend this book. Not a masterpiece, but it does what it sets out to do. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Joliet Jill
  • 21-05-18

Wow! Very good new series.

OK, since admitting it is half the problem, here it is....I am an urban fantasy snob. There are only a few authors that I enjoy from cover to cover and from book one through book 15 (or so on); and even those I find myself nit picking from time to time. When I was given this book for free for my honest review I didn't listen right away since I was listening to an entire series over again since the last book had just came out. BIG mistake, this book was amazing. I really liked how this series started. Most urban fantasy series the main character is part of the fantasy from page one, not this book. I loved how his main character was a normal everyday person and thrown into the supernatural. How he dealt with his new reality was well done. There are new twists on the paranormal villains which can be refreshing if you read a lot of fantasy and horror. The narrator was just OK, his accents and his female characters weren't as good as I would have liked; but he wasn't hard to listen to or make the book a chore to get through.

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

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  • Deedra
  • 18-07-18

War Demons

This book was good.It was fast paced and full of monster killing.Scott Allen was an excellent narrator.I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

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  • Natalie @ ABookLoversLife
  • 06-07-18

Fast paced read.

When Michael Alexander lost his fiance in the twin towers, he enlisted in the Army the day after 9/11. Five years later, he returns to try to live a normal life, but the things he saw and experienced in Afghanistan have changed him forever and he is barely living. But something seems to have followed him home and he must rely on his training, a homeless prophet and the sister of his fiance to fight it.

This started out really strong and then kind of lost traction again till the end. The plot was good if a little predictable at times. There were a few surprising twists near the end that I didn't see coming though, and that's why this is 3 star instead of a 2 star read. I loved the supernatural element, but thought the reactions of some of the characters were too easy and quick to believe. Speaking of characters, Michael was the only one I really liked. He was well written and developed and the author handled his PTSD really well. My heart broke for him!

In all, this was a good read. It held my attention till the end and for the most part I thoroughly enjoyed it. I will have to check out more from this author.

This is the first time I've listened to Scott Allen and I think he did a good job with the performance. He was clear and easy to listen to, but his tones and voices were a little too similar for certain characters. I also thought he needed to add more inflections to really bring the atmosphere to life. I do think that with a little experience, he could be one of the best!!

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  • Heather North
  • 01-07-18

Great urban fantasy listen

Great story and characters and a great narrator. I received a review copy of this audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 01-07-18

What Followed Him Home?

An excellent story of dragons and other creatures that seemed to travel from the battlefield in Afghanistan to a football field in the American south. A fantastic novel comes alive through Audible.

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  • TU
  • 04-06-18

I really liked this one

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

I found I rather quite enjoyed this book. I thought the story, world/character building was well done. The narration, too, was rather good. I will definitely look for more in this series.

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  • Nina DuBois
  • 01-06-18

Fantastic narration

I was provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher, and/or narrator.

War Demon was such a mind trip. This audiobook had me on the edge of my seat in anticipation and nonstop action. The story is very interesting and a little creepy as it deals with demons. There are lots of characters that I really enjoyed and the action is descriptive and exciting.

Scott Allen did a great job voicing the numerous characters in this book and making so the listener doesn't get confused. He also did a great job with the accents as well. I will definitely be listening to more books he narrates.

This was a very good story that I really enjoyed and I would even go back and read it as well. The narration was great and made this book as exciting and creepy as it's meant to be.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-05-18

A fantastic audiobook

First and foremost - the performance by Scott Allen was superb!
His ability to voice identifiably different characters is fantastic, it really helps with keeping track especially when there is a lot of action!
Mr Allen can legitimately do the voices of varying age groups, genders and regional accents - I!love that! It makes a huge difference and feel so fake and detract from a story when done wrong, but in this book it’s done so well!!

It’s a great story, many twists and creative new takes on mythology and lore, great action, intrigue and suspense - a great supernatural thrill ride

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  • PattyH
  • 15-05-18

War Demons

Enjoyable story but fell short in horror, thriller.

I really enjoyed the narration

I recieved this audible free at my request and I'm happy to leave my review