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Billy Fox, a small-time gambler on a losing streak, has more than enough problems on his hands, owing too much money to some very impatient people. But when he rescues a blinded stranger from a swarm of bloodthirsty fairies, Billy’s life gets a lot more complicated....
Seems the stranger is actually a powerful local god who is involved in a high-stakes Florida poker tournament against various supernatural challengers. And with his eyes currently missing, he needs somebody to take his place at the gaming table. Before Billy knows it, he finds himself playing against the likes of an ancient Egyptian mummy, an unbearably seductive succubus, a mechanical man, an insect queen, and a cannibalistic beast-man. And not just cards are in play; magic, bloodshed, and cheating are not only expected, they’re encouraged.
Everybody, including a sexy satyr-girl with her own cards up her sleeve, thinks that Billy is in way over his head. But Billy is a born gambler and, when the chips are down, he might just change his luck for good! Blind God's Bluff is an outrageously addictive urban fantasy that will keep you listening until the very last hand.
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By Cliff on 08-26-13
Different, but needs some work.
Is there anything you would change about this book?
it needs to be more in depth. If you don't like poker then this book will not have a great deal of appeal. The world seems interesting and it would have been good to see it better developed.
If you’ve listened to books by Richard Lee Byers before, how does this one compare?
I like a lot of his warhammer novels and this is definitely a whole different type of book.
Did the narration match the pace of the story?
The narration was good and matched the pace of the story. I think I would not have finished the book whereas the narrator adds enough o make the audio book worth finishing.
Was Blind God's Bluff worth the listening time?
It was, but I wouldn't make it a priority to listen.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
By Serene Night on 02-21-14
The cover of this book doesn't really represent the content in my opinion. This was a fun urban fantasy book, about a gambler who ends up biting off more than he can chew when he stops to help an injured homeless man who turns out to be a god. He ends up getting involved with a supernatural poker game where the stakes are incredibly high.
The story was fun, enjoyable with a likable main character, and I liked the narration.
The only problem I had with the story, is that the bad guy was just just awful, and there just wasn't much reason for him to be that much of a jerk- especially when Kindness would've gotten him so much further.
I'm looking forward to the sequel- hopefully with the same narrator!