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Did I say half dead? Because I meant 100% dead. Full on. I don't do things halfway.
So here I am, alive for some reason, just another sunny day in Miami. It's a perfect paradise, except I'm into something bad. Wanted by police, drenched in the stink of dark magic, nether creatures coming out of the woodwork, and don't get me started on the Haitian voodoo gang. Trust me, it's all fun and games until there's a zombie pit bull on your tail.
I'm Cisco Suarez: necromancer, shadow charmer, black magic outlaw, and totally screwed.
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By Steve H. Caldwell on 06-20-16
Wow, so much good stuff packed into this!
Cisco Suarez wakes up in a dumster, having no idea how he got there. As he climbs out, he notices his hair is londer than usual, he has a lot more muscle than he remembers, some new tattoos, oh, and a car load of Haitian voodoo gangster's at the end of the alley saying that they killed him yesterday, but since it didn't take, hey, they'll be happy to repeat the job. That is the start of the wild series of adventures Cisco has, as he finds out he has been dead for 10 years, and everything he knew in the past has changed. His family was murdered, his friends are being targeted, and someone definitely wants him dead. Well, Cisco Suarez will have something to say about that. Using his magical skills and street smarts, Cisco will uncover a conspiracy much bigger than himself, but will he be able to deal with the much bigger fish in his pond? Get a copy and find out in the enjoyable conclusion. With a fast paced plot, snarky but endearing main character, and villains you can really loathe, this is a great new urban fantasy addition to any collection. As far as narration, this was the first time I had heard Neil Hellegars, but hopefully not the last, since he does a great job bringing out the snark in cisco while still keeping him likeable. Excellent job narrating. Any fan of Jim Butcher or Tim Marquitz's Demon Squad books will enjoy this book.
I was given a copy of this book free of charge by the author in exchange for an honest review through Audiobookboom.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
By Josh R on 11-04-16
An Excellent Urban Fantasy
Dead man was an excellent Urban Fantasy novel, and it was a real pleasure listening to it. The action starts right in the beginning and the entire story is an exciting ride with a lot of twists and turns to keep you guessing. The main character has a real snarky, in your face attitude, but at the same time he seems like a dude that you’d want to grab a beer with. The narrator does an excellent job with this novel, and I was impressed by the number of different accents and voices he used for the characters. Plus, his voicing of Cisco was absolutely perfect. Having listened to book one and two, the Black Magic Outlaw series is off to a great starts and I hope to listen to the rest of Cisco’s adventures.
This audiobook was provided by the author at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By Fiona Maxwell on 04-07-17
A Dead Man who walks
What made the experience of listening to Dead Man the most enjoyable?
The humor of the main character, Cisco Suarez, which was dry and black. I also really like the narrators voice, he did a great Cisco, and many of the othe characters.
What other book might you compare Dead Man to, and why?
It made me think of the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series by Laurell K Hamilton due to his involvement with necromancy.
What does Neil Hellegers bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
I think Neil Hellegers had a really good voice, the dry/black sarcastic humor coming across really well and it helped me to visual what the characters would look like. As a female, I don't tend to think of the male tone of male characters, so for me he really brought the male characters to life and he did a good job with the female voices.
Any additional comments?
The overall story line was interesting with a pretty good plot, great characters whether they are or are not likeable. I found Cisco's humor really entertaining and even though he liked to refer to himself in the 3rd person, it added to my amusement of the story. I'm look forward to next in the series.