Deathless Collection: Books 1-3 and the Prequel Novella : Deathless

  • by Chris Fox
  • Narrated by Ryan Kennard Burke
  • Series: Deathless
  • 40 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Warning: May contain Egyptian gods, werewolves, power armor, and a world-ending apocalypse
A pyramid predating all known cultures appears without warning. Its discovery throws into question everything we know about the origins of mankind.
Inside lies incredible technology, proof of a culture far more advanced than our own. Something dark lurks within, eager to resume a war as old as mankind. When it is unleashed, it heralds the end of our species' reign.
A plague of werewolves spreads across the world. A sunspot larger than anything in recorded history begins to grow. Yet both pale in comparison to the true threat, the evil the werewolves were created to fight.
"It's like Indiana Jones went through the Stargate and ended up in Aliens versus Predator." - One of the author's totally biased friends
This collection gathers No Such Thing As Werewolves, No Mere Zombie, Vampires Don't Sparkle, and The First Ark.


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You want fun? You got fun! Because...werewolves!

Would you listen to Deathless Collection: Books 1-3 and the Prequel Novella again? Why?

I love the theme of werewolves and zombies. Also, I'm an avid player of a specific RPG chain about werewolves and this feels like a game I've played in for that.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I don't feel I can pick any one character, because it's the composite whole of the series I love. It's a little campy, a lot rompy, full of Indiana Jones hijinks meets Resident Evil. So my favorite character isn't an actual character within the book, but the character of the series- it's just amazingly fun!

Have you listened to any of Ryan Kennard Burke’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, but I'm going to look this fellow up for more work!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

If I were the type to listen to it in one sitting, I would; but by and large I use audio books to reward myself for doing things that need to get doing- I listen to it to clean, to work out, all sorts of drudgery necessities. This series did accomplish that.

Any additional comments?

I'm not going to say this is the most spot-on, well-composed piece of work ever. It's not. But quite frankly, I don't want something that is so entrenched in layers of meaning and profound depth- and if I do, I'll go log into one of a number of online college courses on literature that are available. What I love, love, LOVE is anything involving shapeshifters. I love Indiana-Jones-style hijinks. I love fighting to save the world. I love RPGs, which this book series feels so very much akin to a chain of RPG books that I play dedicated to that monster type, that it just.. hits so many happy points in my world. I read/listen to audio books to be entertained, to be caught up in a story...and this does it and with a smile on my face. Also, the author is so invested in his readership! I am so impressed. Put it this way- I already had book one and two purchased in my audio library, and I just went ahead and put in the credit to get the full series AGAIN, and I posted about it to my friends on social media (one of which I'm pretty sure has already purchased it). I cannot emphasize it enough- if you want to have fun, a really good enjoyable fun read, get this series. It's like a Snickers bar- it may not be chock full of nutritious value to make you think upon for hours and hours, but it will absolutely make you happy and leave you satisfied and wanting more. SUPPORT THIS AUTHOR! GIVE US MORE!

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- Christie "Christie"

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The First Ark – prequel novella

I like the recreation of Egyptian mythology for the origins of Osiris, Isis and the rest and the discovery of the first Ark was pretty cool. I know you would normally read a prequel first, I would actually recommend reading No Such Things as Werewolves first so that you don’t have spoilers and enjoy finding out what happens as it is happening (that could just be me though….I like it when I can’t figure out a book right away). The frustrating part of this is that it is a very small snapshot of the beginning.

No Such Thing as Werewolves

This was an awesome mix of adventure (think Indiana Jones), Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Mythology all in one action packed story. While this one did start out a bit slow for me , it did really start to pick up once Blair is in Peru at the site with the rest of the scientific team. From here I found the story very engaging and the story pulls you along on the wild ride that is “There are no Such Things as Werewolves”. The cool thing about listening to the collection, is no cliffhanger….or rather it is there but you get to jump right into No Mere Zombie right away instead of having to wait to find out poor Trevor’s fate. There are plenty of twists and turns, at the beginning I was very happy with myself to have figured out what the ancient enemy was….only to have that turned upside down and realized about 60-70% in that I was very wrong (which is a good thing, I like a book that surprises me).

No Mere Zombie

Going into No Mere Zombie we had to wait five chapters to find out what happened to Trevor, (which kind of sucked) but there was a lot going on so it moved along quickly. We are introduced to Irakesh who is a very old Deathless. Trevor become’s Irakesh’s thrall….Cynthia comes across them while she is out searching for Trevor and decides to hitch her wagon with them (she has a thing for Trevor), Trevor is slowly becoming more himself but with all the freaky Deathless features. As the story progresses we see what a smarmy jerk Irakesh is and Cynthia becomes completely psycho…..Blair, Liz, Jordan & Bridgett are on the trail of Irakesh to keep him from getting The Ark of the Redwoods…… it was a wild ride from Peru to San Francisco and it sucked that it took so long for Trevor to be able to break away from Irakesh to join Liz & Blair’s side

Vampires Don’t Sparkle

It was really cool to see the expanding pantheon of gods, some familiar and some not so familiar (while I like mythology I have not done a lot of reading about it). I loved seeing everything start to come together, the alliances made, and choices that some of the characters make. The interactions between Osiris, Isis and Ra were very interesting.

It is the continuing roller coaster ride that started with No Such Thing as Werewolves and for some reason I thought the story would be ending here but the ride just keeps on going…I found myself laughing a lot and also gripping the steering wheel throughout the telling of this installment, which is always a good sign. The ending, while not quite a cliffhanger still leaves you wanting more, so again I will wait impatiently for the next book….I keep telling myself not to start a series until it is complete because I hate the waiting…oh well. So go out and start this series and you won’t be disappointed

The narration for this series is great, Ryan Kennard Burke does a fabulous job and has really brought the story to life, the voices for the characters are all very distinct and you can easily tell which character is speaking, I have really enjoyed his narration of the series and cannot wait for more.

Audiobook was provided for review by the narrator.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-14-2016
  • Publisher: Christopher T Fox