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This book settles into a genre that I love, but see too little of, that being about reapers. The first time I saw this concept was as a kid, when I read Piers Anthony's On a Pale Horse. Then there was the Death of Rats in Discworld, as well as Bill Door, old Mort himself! Then came Dead Like Me, another brilliant entry into the collecting of souls, and reapers have appeared on Supernatural the TV show as well. There are a few other books out there, but you get the idea. This is a pretty good interpretation of who reapers are, and how they do their job.
The story is interesting, and it kind of reminds me of Beetlejuice, with the afterlife beauracracy and such, but the similarities are only cursory. This book stands on its own, with two solid legs. The legs belong to Jack Duffy, the protagonist. He is a character that you love to see going from one situation to another, and revel in his learning and improving as he goes along. He is a likable fellow in a tough situation, and his story is so compelling that once he gets going on his little adventures you will be shocked that the book has ended so soon. I really hope that there is more to this story, as it was fun, fascinating, and five stars full of awesomeness!
I've listened to a LOT of narrators on Audible, and have a few favorites, and I have to admit that Zainea could quickly be added to my favorite stable of vocal artists. He does really well, and is, for all intents and purposes, Duffy. I don't say that about a lot of narrators, but Zainea really plays the part of Duffy to a tee.
This is a properly fun and interesting book that leaves you wanting more. Get it today, and prepare for the afterlife. Even though I did receive a promo code for this review it in no way influenced my considerations of the material, and in fact, inspired me to be more honest. In fact, getting a code generally makes me harsher as a reviewer as I am more often concerned what someone like Me will decide based on my review.
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This book is a sweet look into the afterlife. It is about a man beginning to end it all and then he finds himself a soul collector. It is very entertaining. I didn't want it to end. Would like to see more of these. I would recommend it to anyone. I received this book for an honest review.
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