Spider's Lullaby : Deacon Chalk

  • by James R. Tuck
  • Narrated by Jim Beaver
  • Series: Deacon Chalk
  • 2 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

He lives to kill monsters. He keeps his city safe. And his silver hollow-points and back-from-the-dead abilities take out any kind of unnatural threat. But between this bad-ass bounty hunter and rescuing the most helpless of victims stands the one evil he can’t defeat….
For Deacon Chalk, loyalty is worth dying for. And now that something has taken were-spider Charlotte’s un-hatched children and one of his closest friends, he’ll tear up the human and supernatural underworlds to find them. But with his allies stripped away by an invincible Yakuza hit man and time running out, Deacon must face down the most ancient of demonic entities. And his last hope means surrendering to the inner darkness waiting hungrily to consume him….

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Deacon Chalk Book 1.5.. Worth a listen.

This is a short story that takes place between the 1st and 2nd books in the Deacon Chalk Series. I normally do not buy short stories, but I had a $10 credit burning a hole in my pocket and decided to give it a go.

This story is refered to in the 2nd book in the series. It definitely added value to get the back story on one of the more interesting characters in the series, that being Ronnie and her mysterious ghost spiders.

As usual, this is a fast paced action filled story. It isn't particularly deep, but given the nature of a short story the author did an excellent job. I actually found that I liked this short story better than the latest (3rd) book in the series. The story runs about 2 hours and costs just shy of $5. If you have enjoyed the Deacon Chalk series so far you will like this short story.

Honestly, you don't need any of the short stories to enjoy the series if you are tight on money. I really hope the author will put all the short stories into an anthology. That would definitely be worth a credit. Still the story is good. The narrarator as before does a great job with Deacon but has a limited range for other characters. He still pulls it off nicely. If you don't mind spending $5 for a 2 hour story you will enjoy this one.

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- Cliff

So good it should be considered a full book

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

No. Don't get me wrong the book is an amazing sequel to an amazing book. My concern is that my friend would feel lost not to mention it would ruin the first novel because it spoils it in an attempt to catch the reader up.


Who was your favorite character and why?

Deacon. He's so complex. I want to label him an antihero but that's too simplistic. He has many layers that are getting pealed away as the series progresses.


Have you listened to any of Jim Beaver’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I've listed on the previous Deacon Chalk books and his amazing narration holds up.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

How much I cared for certain female character who involved in the climax, I don't want to spoil it, which was shocking because she was only in the story for five minutes and in the series as a brief mention before that.


Any additional comments?

A amazing story but should be read after the previous entries.

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- Lester

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-15-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios