Narrator: Jack Wayne
Series: The Spade Case Files #1
on 25 April 2017
Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
Genres: Fantasy, Humor, Noir
Source: Publisher, Submitted
Disgraced during the Demon War, Dwarf investigator Snazdaggin Kundarik (Spade to his friends) wants nothing more than a desk to sleep on, a bottle of grog to drink, and the occasional easy case for quick pay.
Then a mysterious female Elf from the posh side of town shows up and offers him exoneration for his past sins and lots of gold. All he has to do is follow her brother and report his activities. Simple, right?
He should have known better. The simple job soon spirals out of control. Spade finds himself sucked into intrigue, powerful magic, and the hunt for a weapon powerful enough to end the world. Ill-prepared, Spade forges on with the aid of his hapless sidekick and a reluctant female warrior.
Will he survive long enough to save the world and get his grog?
©2016 Paul Barrett (P)2017 Paul Barrett
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This is an awesome read. It through me at the beginning, this was so not what I was expecting. When I heard that Spade was a Dwarf and it takes place in a world of elf’s, demons, goblins, and magicians, I thought WOW! It started off as a 1930’s style private eye type novel but evolved into so much more!
Spade, also known as Snazdaggin Kundarik loves to drink – mainly grog but anything with alcohol in it; he drags two of his friends into the search for a magic sword his friends are two very awesome lizard-like creatures.
Of course, there are lies, deceit, and the limelight hogging wizard, but this is a great listen! Paul Barrett took a wonderful favorite and turned it into something more! Crafting a new story altogether, he crosses over genres to combine thriller with sci-fi and make an incredible story.
Imaginative and well-constructed, the story flowed well. Character development was clear and well done. I found myself enjoying this book more than I did any other private-eye based story. The humor was above reproach and entertaining.
Jack Wayne does an excellent job of narrating. Wayne allowed the narrative to stand on its own, voicing characters without unnecessary dramatic flair. His calming smooth voice was relaxing.
The quality of the audiobook was without issue as was the production.