3/5 story; performance 4/5
Narrated by Andre Santana
Run time: 8 hrs and 29 min
Jamie a veteran with a painful past finds out he has the ability to fight demon-like creatures in an alternate world.
- 2.5/5 stars Main Character: Jamie’s okay. But he has the inner voice of a teenage girl. These types of stories (naïve character finds out they have great power and has to learn it fast to save the world) work well with that voice, but that creates a disconnect here where the MC is supposed to be a warrior sort. In most books, the MC is actually a 17/18 year old girl. With a few tweaks, this book could have been exactly that. There are some great lines. I think “man swoon” was my favorite. It was really hard to pin down what Jamie’s old job was. First, I just got air force, then I got rescue jumper. His “new” job is as a mechanic.
- 4/5 stars Christian influences: there are subtle Christian influences. The fighters are humans, only special humans. They function more like angels though.
- 3.5/5 stars Plot: Decent good vs. evil sort of story. It’s a nearly endless cycle of they train, they get in trouble, they do the exact same sort of training, and they get in trouble again. You’d think they’d tweak their training modules with that much trouble. There are a few very touching points.
- 3.5/5 stars side characters: Kate’s okay, but she’s kind of just there to be kidnapped. There’s a cool moment at the end, but it’s hard to balance hours upon hours of near uselessness. The other characters are okay
- 4/5 stars Performance: The performance is decent. It’s true to the manuscript, though I still think the character comes across as odd because of what the narrator was given to work with.
- Had to look up the title’s meaning. It didn’t really fit all that great. After learning the meaning, it sort of fits, but there are so many other titles that would have worked better.
The book would have probably worked better with the MC being a teenage girl, but it was okay overall. It had some amusing points and some touching points.
Audiobook Promotions …
Many of my 48 audible titles are listed on Audiobooks Unleashed.
Whether you’re looking for mystery or suspense or fantasy, I’ve got a title for you. Free codes are probably on audiobooks unleashed.
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Note: Filter by US if you’re looking for those codes as many titles are out.
Ones I think may still have US codes: Reshner’s Royal Ranger, Never Again, Innova, The Golden City Captives, The Holy War, Reclaim the Darklands, Eagle Eyes, Treachery Makes it Tense, Ashlynn’s Dreams Shorts, The Dark Side of Science, Ashlynn’s Dreams, Nadia’s Tears, Malia’s Miracles, and Varick’s Quest
There are plenty of UK codes, but not many US ones left.
Redeemer Chronicles (Fantasy)
Awakening – Redeemer Chronicles Book 1, MG fantasy (Amazon) (free codes)
The Holy War – Redeemer Chronicles Book 2, MG fantasy (Amazon) (free codes)
Reclaim the Darklands – Redeemer Chronicles Book 3, MG fantasy (Amazon) (free codes)
River’s Edge Ransom – Prequel to Redeemer Chronicles (Amazon) (email devyaschildren @ gmail.com for free codes)
Devya’s Children Series Links:
Ashlynn’s Dreams Shorts – short stories featuring Jillian. (Amazon) (free codes)
The Dark Side of Science – official prequel to Devya’s Children; Genetically altered kids fight for the right to live. (Amazon) (Please email devyaschildren @ gmail.com for free codes)
Ashlynn’s Dreams – Genetically altered Dream Shaper learns her gift. (Amazon) (free codes)
Nadia’s Tears – Jillian tries to awaken her sister, Nadia, from a coma. (Amazon) (free codes)
Malia’s Miracles – Jillian and her siblings try to save a friend’s mother. (Amazon) (free codes)
Varick’s Quest – Jillian and Danielle get kidnapped. Nadia’s also in trouble. (Amazon) (free codes)
Reshner’s Royal Ranger (epic sci-fi) just made it there. (Amazon) (free codes)
Guardian Angel Files:
Spirit’s Bane – Allister and Mina are training to be Guardians. Satan’s out to get them. (Amazon) (free codes)
Kindred Spirits – Mina’s exiled to Earth. Allister’s stuck in the Heavens. (Amazon) (free codes)