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A Power Renewed, Sentinels of Creation #1 by Robert W. Ross

In the beginning, God created … then came the fall of Lucifer and other angels.  A bargain was struck – ok more of a teaching moment for God to show Lucifer he was a pompous and ungracious angel.  Unwilling to destroy Lucifer or allow him to destroy humans, God allowed for Sentinels to be selected.  They were to bring light or darkness beyond God or Lucifer’s vision.  They were to rescue or wreak havoc on humans but only through free will.  The angels Raphael, Michael help Micah ben Judah who willingly shouldered the responsibility to bring lightness where darkness rules and angels fear to tread.

Now in the 21st century, it is time for Micah to pass his sentinel duty to another.  Kellan Thorne is faced with skinwalkers wanting to rip him apart and a man with glowing emerald eyes and a glowing sword ordering him to stay put.  Thorne discovers he is to be the recipient of otherworldly powers and that he has free will to use those powers as he sees fit.

At first, I thought this book would be a fire and brimstone type book but instead after Kellan appeared it took on more of a superhero with a mouth type audiobook.  Thorne’s sarcastic wit and unique way of looking at things along with his female friends and the narrowmindedness of Raphael and Micah one cannot help but enjoy the story as it unfolds.  One has to wonder if Thorne will keep things in check or if he will let chaos have a little bit of reign.  Regardless, the showdown with the Prince of Darkness’s sentinel is intriguing and unexpected!

Robert Ross, the author, has written a wonderful book that leaves lots of room for more books just as interesting and engaging!  Clearly written, characters are well-developed and the imagery is vivid.  I enjoyed the pop culture references that kept popping up.  A fun story that makes you laugh, and scary at times that will make you gasp.

The narrator, Nick Podehl performed the story perfectly!  His ability to deliver a sarcastic witty comeback was spot on!  He nailed the angels as well!  I enjoyed his voice, it was smooth and clear.  He truly became Kellan Thorne!  And the female leads – he was perfect with the delivery of their smart remarks as well.  I am looking forward to hearing the other two books but know that he has a wealth of storylines here if he chooses to use them.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book.  It was not what I expected when I first started listening to it.  It was fun and light. I highly recommend this audio to anyone who enjoys witty books with adventure and supernatural.

There were no issues with the production or quality of this audiobook.

 

Star Rating:   * * * * *

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Drop Dead Gorgeous by Donald Allen Kirch

First let me say that very few people, including authors, can surprise me.  Donald Allen Kirch not only surprised me but totally blew my mind!  I was expecting an entirely different genre of book based solely on the title.  Imagine my surprise when I discovered through listening alone that it was straight up, spine-tingling, eye-crossing, mouth drooling horror!

Eve is a drop-dead gorgeous woman with an engrossing story to tell.  Of course, it helps that she has the ability to seduce a man with a single glance turning him into a blithering horn-dog.

Annabel, Steve’s wife, discovered that Steve committed adultery.  Now Annabel has become a vengeful, evil woman with the skill and drive to do dole out the most heinous, gruesome and shocking punishment on her cheating husband and his girlfriend ever imagined!

I LOVED this book!  Kirch took the characters to places they did NOT want to go but did it in a skillful and fascinating manner.  Each character introduced was thoroughly developed through rich and vivid details and dialog.  Everything appeared authentic – the dialog, medical and police terms, emotions, thoughts, actions – everything!  There was not a slow moment in the book, it was definitely an edge of your seat, nail-biting horror from beginning to end.

I wonder, will Eve just disappear off into the night or … guess only Kirch can answer that!  A definite five-star for the intense horror, gore, and sick twisted realism.

The cover is amazing and very accurate!

Kathryn LaPlante did an amazing job of narrating the story, bringing it to life with her talented voice and enthusiasm.  How she kept a straight face in some places while not cringing in others was amazing!  Her tones were spot on.  LaPlante added more dimension to each of the characters otherwise missed if just reading the story.

There were no issues with the production or quality of this audiobook.

Star Rating:  * * * * *

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