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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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

If Walter White were a necromancer!

No good deed goes unpunished in this noir-esque hard boiled urban fantasy novel.

Take a gifted man who's stubborn, guilt-ridden, dying and in need of hundreds of thousands of dollars just to keep breathing now throw him in a world where he would be killed just for existing.. That's Conor Night.

This book has a lot of fresh ideas it's not like the somewhat stale rest of the genre that almost fully relies on existing myths and legends to support the majority of it's world, backstory and character set up.

The narration done by Jeff Hays is smooth and perfectly captures the attitude of Conor as well as the variety of thugs and monsters.
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- Leanan Sidhe

Book Details

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