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Publisher's Summary

Son of a witch.
Family drama is bad enough without adding magic and human sacrifice. Ten years ago, Paxton Locke's mother killed his father in a mysterious ritual that - thankfully - went incomplete. Now, Paxton makes his living as a roving paranormal investigator, banishing spirits while Mother languishes in jail.
When a terrified ghost warns him of a dangerous, newly freed entity, Paxton faces a fight far beyond simple exorcism. In a battle for his very soul, will he be able to endure - or simply fade away?
©2017 Daniel Humphreys (P)2017 Daniel Humphreys
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4 out of 5 stars
By MANI on 06-23-17


What about J. Scott Bennett’s performance did you like?

He performed very good

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This is a really a good book and a great way to start a new series. Paxton Locke is a young man with special skills . He thought that he was safe from that past, but a series of events brings them all crashing back at him. Good first book in the series

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4 out of 5 stars
By Audio Audits on 07-20-17

Mommy Dearest on Steroids

When you tell someone their mother is a witch, those are usually fighting words. In Paxton Locke’s case, the words are true and she lives up to her moniker. Paxton mother is now in prison and he’s determined to keep her there, but she has an awfully long reach.

Author Daniel Humphreys combines familial angst and paranormal to create an engaging story unique in its telling.

J. Scott Bennett has fully voiced this nearly 7-hour audiobook and does a fantastic job. His narrating style is expressive and a perfect match for this genre.

This audiobook was received in exchange for an unbiased review!

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4 out of 5 stars
By Amy on 07-01-17

.You really can't choose your family.

One of the most entertaining mystery thrillers that I have listened to recently: not great literature, perhaps, but well conceived, written and brilliantly narrated. The action might not seem fast initially but there is so much packed into it with a great cast of superbly crafter characters . Plenty of Magic and mayhem, with some rather unusual communication with ghosts methods. .
J.Scott Bennett, narration,as always, is superb. So much of the book is dialogue and, with a large cast of disperate characters it was easy to forget this was a reading and not a full cast performance, so skillfully was each person voiced. The text in between was read with perfectly paced speed and emotion to fit the context, always calm but gauging the feeling exactly. This is a narrator to look out for again in the future.
All in all a great listen !I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.I received this title for free in exchange for an unbiased review.As always this is my honest opinion.a big thumbs up from me.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kindle Customer on 06-21-17

"What's big and bad enough to scare a ghost?"

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Paxton Locke can speak to ghosts. He's not an exorcist; he just talks to them and tells them like it is. And they go away. Not always comfortable but straightforward. Then the ghost of a boy who goes unexpectedly peacefully suddenly my terrifies him.
Paxton is alone in the world, no family unless his murderous mother held in prison counts. Paxton would have prefered that she'd received the death penalty. He does have a handful of good friends he rarely sees but, basically he prefers to stay out of the limelight. He still recalls the vicious killing of his father some years before when he was still a boy and which he had been too late to prevent and he, himself, so nearly died.

Although humour is inherent in the text, Paxton is not the usual slick talking, paranormal detective. Instead he is more introspective. Well written with vibrant visual effect, good characterisation and dialogue, and full of action, the story is told mostly in the first person present so the reader is there with Paxton throughout his experiences. And silken voiced Scott Bennett is the ghost despatching young man perfectly capturing his thoughts and terrors, never over acting and giving voice clearly to all other protagonists.
This is a great listen Despite the weirdness of so much of the action, it still feels real somehow, the impossible made plausible. My thanks to the rights holder for freely gifting me my copy of this excellent book, via Audiobook Boom. It is one I'd recommend to anyone for a light, enjoyable read, even to those who would normally avoid the paranormal so nicely is it written and performed. I greatly look forward to more in this series.

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