Series: Deathless #1
Narrator: Ryan Kennard Burke
Length: 14 hours and 19 minutes
on December 17, 2014
Genres: Apocalyptic, Sci-Fi, Urban Fantasy
Source: Personally Purchased via Audible.com
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WARNING: May Contain Werewolves.
A pyramid predating all known cultures appears without warning. Its discovery throws into question everything we know about the origins of mankind.
Inside lies incredible technology, proof of a culture far more advanced than our own. Something dark lurks within, eager to resume a war as old as mankind. When it is unleashed it heralds the end of our species’ reign.
A plague of werewolves spreads across the world. A sunspot larger than anything in recorded history begins to grow. Yet both pale in comparison to the true threat, the evil the werewolves were created to fight.
No Such Thing as Werewolves by Chris Fox is the first book in his Deathless series. This audiobook was a truly wonderful surprise. My brain was not quite ready to process the awesome it was receiving. Hey! I was caught off-guard!
It is true. I loved this book. I kind of suspected a bit of mediocreness all the way around, but that is what I get for assuming. In all fairness (so this doesn’t sound like I am saying this was peeerrrfffecccctttt) the beginning was a little slow and pieces of it took a bit to fall into place. OK, so there are the negative things.
The positive things are all over the place. Fox managed to create a fairly simple new reality with a mind blowing basis and reason for this new reality. Egyptians might have been involved and It is my personal belief that adding any kind of Egyptian shenanigans into a story makes everything better. Fox created a fully plausible situation and ran with the “what ifs”. The sum of this equaled really great world building and a great step into another reality.
I am going to say this story doesn’t have ONE true hero or heroine. It kind of has one of each. I guess will tend to happen when the Werewolves have a matriarchy hierarchy. I wish I could say more about this….but I cannot without launching into super spoilers!
I must be on some kind of role, because Fox did a great job with his female characters. No, they were not all perfect and complete greatness. All the characters were written with a feeling a “truth” to them. I don’t know how else to describe it. They all had flaws, no one was perfect and yet none of those things were tied solely to their gender. Thank you! I have already launched myself into book 2, No Mere Zombie, because I need to know what is going to happen! WARNING: this book does contain a cliffhanger ending, but not an overly traumatizing one. I think it was fairly well placed, but I am extremely grateful book 2 is already published. If I had to wait, I might not have been QUITE so blase about it.
No Such Thing as Werewolves is narrated by Ryan Kennard Burke. Burke nails this narration. Nails that bitch right to the wall. I don’t discriminate when I am picking audiobooks to listen to. I listen and read both traditionally published and Indie audiobooks. Often the narration on Indie audiobooks tends to fall a little short, but Burke truly brought this book to life. Burke holds a great pace throughout the narration and remained consistent with every character, even though this book contained a huge cast. Expertly executed and very pleased the author chose to remain with this narrator. To summarize: He rocked it.
I rate No Such Thing as Werewolves 4.5/5 Bullets!
I personally purchased this audiobook. All opinions are my own and are not influenced in any way.
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