No Such Thing As Werewolves

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4 out of 5 stars
By Tango on 02-15-15

Canines Rule

I totally love the irony of a book about werewolves, with featured parts for wolves, dogs, and coyotes written by a guy named Fox - canines rule! That was enough to pique my interest in this book, but I got much more fun than I bargained for. No Such Thing as Werewolves is properly designated Paranormal Fantasy (not only werewolves, but also hints of Zombies to come), but you could almost slot this in sci-fi since all the paranormal phenomenon is given scientific explanation drawing from various sciences - helio astronomy, archaeology, zoology, genetics, virology, and geology. Take that spicy mix and blend in a bit of ancient history, mythology, some great characters, a coming disaster, a little humor and a lot of suspense and you get a really entertaining and unique werewolf adventure.

The book takes a little time to set up the scenario and introduce characters, but once a major crisis occurs (about 2 and 1/2 hours in) it becomes really hard to stop listening as the tension continues to build and the explanations trickle in. The book ends on a cliffhanger and I'd bet virtually anyone who listens to book 1 is going to buy book 2.

Ryan Kennard Burke sounds a bit like Luke Daniels, but he's not as deft at letting the narrative dictate the tone. Burke uses that "high suspense" voice for every sentence even when the book is in a more relaxed section. However, his character voices were good and this is an enjoyable performance.

I also really loved that Chris Fox worked in some subtle "banner waiving" for wolves since most wolf species are endangered and this apex predator could use a bit more love and respect from all of us. Can't wait for the sequel!

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23 of 25 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Trevor Gregg on 12-28-14

Gripping story, great performance

Would you consider the audio edition of No Such Thing As Werewolves to be better than the print version?

The print version of the book is quite exciting, but the audio book takes it to another level!

What did you like best about this story?

The story has many facets. Yes it is a story about werewolves, but it is so much more. It has many elements of sci-fi and a tinge of Indiana Jones (humor and all). The characters are compelling, the action is dramatic, and the story deep and engaging.

Which character – as performed by Ryan Kennard Burke – was your favorite?

I loved Sheila!

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

Yes, but I can't say without spoilers.

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed the print version of the book, but the audio book truly does this book justice.

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17 of 19 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 01-28-15

Action Packed.

Would you listen to No Such Thing As Werewolves again? Why?

Definitely because I loved both the story and the narrator.

What did you like best about this story?

Everything but especially the lore.

Have you listened to any of Ryan Kennard Burke’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No but I will check out more from him.

Any additional comments?

When a pyramid suddenly appears a team of scientists thinks that it is the discovery of their life. This pyramid predates any other things every unearthed on earth and they have no idea where it came from. What they don't know is that with the pyramid comes something that they think is legend. But it also heralds the end of the world. They need to figure things out before things are too late.

While looking through Audible, I came across this book and had to add it to my list. I love werewolves and this sounded awesome. I'm so glad I got a chance to listen to this because it was so so good.

Character wise, there are many but all of them have a central role to play. They are well written and developed but I think my favourite was Blair. He is only a teacher but is drawn into the action because he is the best at his job. He is the one that can translate the hieroglyphics but his life is changed because of it!

Plot wise, I loved everything about it. I loved the lore and history behind the pyramid. It was fascinating! I loved finding out about the werewolves and why they were created. I loved the scientific and military aspect of the story. The werewolves are spreading like a plague but there is a reason why and the twist the author put on it was amazing!!

What else can I say without spoiling something other than this book was amazing. Its a complex and gripping read and one I know I'll listen to again! It's well written and hard to believe that it's the authors first book! He put so much into the story and it shows. It's action packed and with plenty of twists to keep every one reading. This is quite a long book but I flew through it! I loved everything about it and highly recommend.

There is quite a cliffhanger ending and I normally hate cliffhangers, but the authors note at the end was a good addition and took the edge off. I had to laugh a little at the ending though because the characters quip was so funny!!

Anyway, I loved No Such Things as Werewolves and would highly recommend the audio. The narrator did a great job of voicing the characters and the wolves. His voice was easy to listen to and follow. I'm so glad I listened to it because while reading it I could imagine it as a movie playing out. It was so good and I can not wait for book 2 to see what happens!!!

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8 of 9 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Dale on 01-24-16

Worth the credit.

I enjoyed the narration. I loved the writing. The story surprised me a few times along the way and seemed to flow nicely. I would say this is a good use of a credit if you are into werewolves,vampires,zombies,aliens, etc...

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Jenniferk on 01-21-16

Amazingly original and entertaining

Would you listen to No Such Thing As Werewolves again? Why?

Yes definitely . This is one of the best audio books I have listened to in a long while . The writing is excellent and humorous and the characters are engaging. It is not just some ordinary werewolf story it is much more than that. The vast array of mythical and modern plus original and varied characters are awesomely done.

What other book might you compare No Such Thing As Werewolves to and why?

It is too original for comparison. I think I'd you Luke's the Iron Druid series you will love this series.

Which scene was your favorite?

Without spoilers I will just say California and the brother's house

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

YES, and I did

Any additional comments?

I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves the genre and a truly original spin on the old legends of pyramids and gods

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Claire on 01-17-16

Engaging story, brilliantly narrated

This author is smart: gave me the kindle book free and this audiobook cheap via WhisperSync, trusting that it would be good enough to hook me on the series. It absolutely is! No regrets.

This story creatively weaves fantastic creatures and mythological systems into everyday life, the best kind of urban fantasy. Well-paced, and a nice mix of action, mystery, and character development. And, while this is clearly a tightly connected series, each book does have a real ending, which is important to me.

And the narration! Just phenomenal. The narration is 99% of why I'm here reviewing this, rather than leaving my reviews on Goodreads alone, as per usual. His voices for the characters were just perfect, adding that little extra to these great characters (I've missed his voices for the characters, having cheaped out and switched to kindle for the rest of the series).

Basically, I'm not sure what I could do to make this book better. Not only will I read more by this author, I think I may have to seek out more by this narrator, which is highly unusual for me!

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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