Frederick is a demon living life to the fullest...except, it's other people's lives.
Hailed as "...the next Michael Crichton", no one was expecting best-selling new author Michael Siemsen (The Dig, 2011; The Opal, 2012) to swing a left turn like Frederick. With little-to-no fanfare or announcements, Siemsen quietly released A Warm Place to Call Home (A Demon's Story) in 2013, surprising fans and drawing in a horde of new listeners. Overwhelmingly, his best-received and best-reviewed tale yet, Frederick has listeners "...actually cheering on a f***ing demon."
Frederick is a demon. Born in Maryland in the early 1980's, he hasn't a clue where he came from or why, but feels an irresistible desire to occupy a human body. Once inside, he finds the previous occupants' consciousness and memories forever erased, an inevitable side effect that gives Frederick pause when switching bodies, but not so much as to truly halt his ongoing enjoyment of human lives. In various bodies, he travels the world for decades - aimless - sampling cultures and experiencing life from the points of view of males, females, young, old, rich, poor. Now, Frederick has an urge to return to his roots in America, explore the mystery of his origin, find someone to love, and settle down for a while. In his hometown, his mission bears fruit much faster than he expected, as person after person presents themselves, and following his impulses, he is led directly to love, tragedy, answers, and the humanity he never knew he wanted.
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I didn't want it to end
My very first audiobook and it was quite enjoyable
No. The reason is that I had a different voice in my head for Frederick and I wasn't very impressed with the way he sounded in this version. I'm not saying it's bad. It's just I had a different type of character thought up than the one Ray Chase portrayed.
I love this entire story. It is completely different from other things that I have read or been exposed to. The twists and turns in the story were very imaginative and I definitely did not see them coming.
He was funny and sarcastic when needed but I felt like he overdid it a bit much at times.
Yes. I laughed, smiled, frowned, felt anger and disbelief. I love when a story gives me an abundance of emotions.
I would like to see this become a movie. I think that Frederick is a very intriguing character and could hold his own on the big screen.