Dead of Night : Ghosts & Magic

  • by M.R. Forbes
  • Narrated by Jeff Hays
  • Series: Ghosts & Magic
  • 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Small-time thief and hitman Conor Night thinks having terminal cancer is his worst problem. The illegal treatments keeping him alive are expensive, and the side effects a mixed bag:
Conor can raise the dead.
When a low-end hit points to a high-end job, Conor is suspicious, but it's an opportunity he can't afford to ignore. Armed with a set of soul-sucking ancient dice, a collection of corpses, and the estranged daughter of one of the most powerful wizards on Earth, it will take all of his wit, charm, and magic to navigate the treacherous world of the dominant Houses and either finish the job, or be finished himself.
He's got 99 problems, and dying is only one.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

This urban fantasy left me wanting more.

If you could sum up Dead of Night in three words, what would they be?

Necromancers in Future

Who was your favorite character and why?

I liked the main character's film noir-esque inner monologue. It set the mood for the whole book.

What does Jeff Hays bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The raspy monotone of the main character took a little bit of getting used to. It would have been easier to follow a voice with more intonation. Still, the voice fit the character, and the voice acting of Jeff Hays was very convincing, with different voices for different characters.

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed this book very much. Great light "reading" with a futuristic setting and a solid magical system. Waiting for the next one...

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- Amazon Customer

The Next Dresden Files

What made the experience of listening to Dead of Night the most enjoyable?

The smart ass prose style combined with a well thought out, fun world makes for a very enjoyable experience.

Any additional comments?

This book was a really pleasantly surprising find. I've been looking for a new book to read while my other favorite authors (Jim Butcher, Brandon Sanderson, Peter Hamilton, etc.) are all out still writing the next in there respective series, and this was shockingly good. Seeing as how small of a splash this made in coming out, I wasn't expecting much, but it does strongly remind me of the Dresden files back in the day. A really small underdog coming out of nowhere and being way better than it has any right to be.

The book itself reads like its narrated by an even more jaded Harry Dresden, but never drops off into being too dreary or nihilistic. The author's humor runs through the book and offers a good counterpoint, ensuring that that doesn't happen. I highly recommend.

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- Daniel

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-14-2014
  • Publisher: Quirky Algorithms