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From the very first chapter of the first book of “The Demon Accords”, it immediately grabbed my attention and has held my attention throughout the entire 12 books; and it still left me wanting more. This is a great Series appealing to our visceral sense of righteous justice. Written in first person we meet Chris Gordon, a young police officer with the ability to vanquish demons. He is a very likable main character that exhibits all of the traits of a hero; humble, yet very capable with a strong sense of morality.
I have to say I usually I don’t go for this type of genre, but this series is not the typically hero fights monsters story; in fact some of the stereotypical monsters found in other books are actually the hero’s in this story as well, and the relationships that Gordon develops with these other characters is one of the main reasons that I like this series so much.
I was also impressed, as I listened through the other books, that there was no let down in the quality or the experience of the expanding story. The added characters are just as strong and interesting as the original cast giving new dimensions to the story. There are many other series that seem to have “filler books,” that aren’t that good and you read through them just to get to the next one; in my opinion every book in “The Demon Accords,” was a great addition.
If I had to criticize anything it would be the title of the series; I think maybe “The Supernatural Accords,” might be a more apt title; but who am I to judge.
About the narrator, James Patrick Cronin, I really like listening to his narration; in fact I’m looking for other books he has narrated. He really does a great job.
I recommend this series if you like urban fantasy and strong main characters that simply kick but.
37 of 38 people found this review helpful
What made the experience of listening to God Touched the most enjoyable?
Excellent performance. Generally very interesting characters.
What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?
The world building is foundational and fairly interesting. I'm intrigued to see how the world evolves as we, the the audience, are shown more of it.
What about James Patrick Cronin’s performance did you like?
He does a very good job of differentiating the many different characters with subtle vocal nuances and affectations that make it simple to easily determine which character is speaking before you are actually told.
Any additional comments?
I've read up to the fifth book as of the writing of this review. It's a generally interesting and engaging story, with an intriguing universe.
The only part I have a real problem with is the obscene power creep - i.e., the main characters are absurdly strong, and grow absurdly stronger with the passage of every book. The concept of finding new challenges for the main characters becomes a more and more daunting process with the passage of every chapter, it seems, and it seems as if the main characters will be universe-shatteringly strong by the end of the series.
Still, if that does not bother you, this is an entertaining and enjoyable Series book. The story has a tendency to run and flow and make differentiation between books and chapters somewhat strange, but it is, overall, a good story.
19 of 20 people found this review helpful
I am writing this review having finished reading the entire Demon Accord series about three weeks ago. Having only recently discovered my liking for supernatural fiction I came across God Touched and decided to give it ago. I finished it in double quick time. It left me wanting more, and I soon devoured the rest of the series. Great characters all properly drawn 3D people with all their faults and weaknesses, set in a supernatural world that doesn't confuse the reader with too many changes to the laws of physics.
What can I say. Read this first book and I would be very surprised if you don't want to read the rest.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
I really enjoyed this book. The story is well written and funny, and the characters are great. The narrator is okay, he has a nice voice, although his accents can be a little cringe worthy. Well worth a credit.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
This is a narrative that you can easily lose yourself in over two days. Excellent accompaniment on a road trip, walking or a cleaning afternoon.
I feel the narrator doesn't quite capture the right emotion of the character at times. However, James is clear, concise in his pronunciation and has a timbre that is mellow to listen to.
Looking forward to the next!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful