Thursday, February 2, 2017

Audio Book Review: Dead Lucky

Dead Lucky

By:  M.R. Forbes

Publish Date:  July 6, 2014, Audiobook Release September 17, 2015

Format:  Audiobook - 1 hrs 55 mins
Narrated By:  Jeff Hays

Genre:  Urban Fantasy

Series:  1.5 novella in Ghosts & Magic series: Book 1 ~ Dead of Night, Book 2 ~ Dead Red

Impression:  Conor at the beginning, when he finds his dice.

When a strange message arrives through an even stranger channel, necromancer Conor Night is driven to discover its meaning, even if it takes a road trip that he might not be healthy enough to survive. Joined by his sexy partner and an undead wise-ass, he’s about to rush headlong into a magic and mayhem filled night in New Orleans that will leave his future riding on a roll of the dice.
Luck, be a lady…

* Dead Lucky is a standalone novella (20,000 words) set in the contemporary, urban fantasy world of Ghosts & Magic. It precedes Dead of Night in the timeline, and is a great place to sample the series, get a deeper look into Conor’s backstory, or simply enjoy the ride. *

First Sentence:
"Conor... The dishes."

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My Thoughts and Summary:
*This audiobook was a gift.

Going through plans of a break in and snag of an ancient coin, Conor hears voices that call to him, telling him to find them. He has one week before the job to get the coin and he feels the insane desire to go to New Orleans, that what he's to find is there. There's a job for him here, find a set of dice that only a necromancer can find in a casino run by a voodoo lord.

It's always a pleasure to listen to Jeff narrate a story. Not only do we get different voices, but we get a few added effects with the characters (like Conor coughing). And, always what we are looking for, heart of the character. Jeff becomes who he voices. One of my favorites to listen to as he's so entertaining with his voice and the recording is seamless.

This novella is before Dead of Night in Conor's life time line. I'm listening to it after the second book. You can listen to this one at any time, before the series or during it. You get a great feel for Conor and the world.

This novella is one that would be very good to sample the world and Conor. We learn about the movement of the fields returning magic to the world. We see the touch it's had on the world, the changes in people and land.

This novella is neat because we get to see Danelle in action. If you've read the series, you'll understand what I mean. If you've not read the series, it's okay, you'll understand when you get to the series. But the cool thing here, we get to see how Conor came to possess the dice. This was something that was in the back of my mind, curious about.

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  1. Sounds like a good way to see this world then

  2. I think I might give this one a try to dip my toe into the waters of the world the author creates.

  3. Ohh necromancer and voodoo count me in!

  4. I've got Dead of Night by MR Forbes on my tbr to look at and I like the sound of it. Fingers crossed I like this series!

  5. I always love a novella that enhances the main book. You have been rocking the novella audios lately!


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