Imperium : Caulborn

  • by Nicholas Olivo
  • Narrated by Ian McEuen
  • Series: Caulborn
  • 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Vincent Corinthos has two things going for him: he's a top operative of a secret agency tasked with handling paranormal threats, and he's half-god. Normally that's a combo that leaves him well-equipped to handle any problems that come his way.
Until now. Something is snatching Boston's most powerful paranormal entities right off the streets. Vampires, lycanthropes, fae, gremlins - no one is safe. No ransom notes, no bodies, no witnesses. Rumors swirl about a secret project that's experimenting on paranormals. Then a fellow agent disappears and things get personal.
Aided by a new partner and a hyperactive gremlin with an appetite for junk food, Vincent must find the missing paranormals before everything he cares about falls under the control of Project Imperium.

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I enjoyed this audio book immensely!

I chose to read this book for one reason: I looked something like Hercules or Percy Jackson working for a paranormal faction of a Men In Back type agency. I have love for mythology and folklore, so it was a no-brainer to check this one out. It delivered all of those things, plus some humor and a dash of pop culture. I was sucked in immediately.

Vincent Corinthos, our main protagonist and demigod, was born with the Caul (you'll find out). He is also an agent of Caulborn, a sort of paranormal bureau of investigation, and his latest case involves the mysterious disappearance of several paranormals. Vincent and his new partner, Megan, team up with Gremlins and Golems in an attempt to stop these disappearances. In addition to battling vampires in New England, Vinny has his own problems on the Bright Side; someone is trying to take control of the Urisk. The Urisk worship Vincent as a god, which is the source of his godlike powers.

I enjoyed this audio book immensely! Vinny is charismatic, caring, and humble; he's a hero you can't help but love. Chemistry between the characters is great, as well as the characters themselves. They are all unique and three-dimensional, enjoyable and relatable in their own right. It's filled with all manner of creatures; from mythological and biblical, to things that go bump in the night this world has it. There are some unique applications to some of these creatures that I really enjoyed, but you'll have to listen yourself to find out what. Which should be a pleasure thanks to Ian McEuen.

McEuen was very impressive and a complete pleasure to listen to. He reminded me of Nick Podehl, which is an absolute compliment. In addition to the great production quality, I felt he was a great voice for the novel. His voice talent is very good and his delivery added a lot to the characters. From what I've seen he has only a few books on audible. I will be getting the second Caulborn audio book and I look forward to hearing more from both Nicholas Olivo an Ian McEuen.

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So Disappointing

I only got it because audible recommended it and so far they hadn't been wrong. While the storyline was a great idea, the overall story was poorly done. I would summarize it up being comparing the book to a cliff notes version to a book twice it's size. There were too many wholes to the point that I started over about halfway through just to be sure I didn't miss something.
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- Eric

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-28-2016
  • Publisher: Nicholas Olivo