Heart of Gold

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4 out of 5 stars
By jey cee on 18-12-16

Heart of Gold

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Frank Butcher is really a man with a heart of gold. Or at least since he went one day to deliver a package to a cancer clinic, only to be attacked by magical forces. Of course Frank being a good guy as who he is, steps in to help and gets blown up. The end is very interesting and looking forward to the next audiobook.

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Daniel Abrams on 20-06-17

Compact Gold

“This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review."

Normally, I stay away from books as short as this. I'm so glad that I went ahead with this series! Frank is quite a character and I enjoy his plucky humor. It adds the book's solid core of action.

I think what really surprised me about this book is how defined the characters are despite the listen being only 5 hours long! I didn't feel like too much was left out or missed. Frank is a great protagonist surrounded by colorful characters that bring this book to life.

I think the detail that brought this from a 4 to a 5 for me was the detail involved. Frank is a cinephile. His movie collection and knowledge are profound. His quotable moments and inspirations are all things that are near and dear to me and I found they pushed me over into loving this book, and Frank. Well, that and his chin. I highly recommend you give this book a shot (and its sequel, which is also a 5 from me!)

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Dee on 19-12-16

Loved it!

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This listen had a bright and easy feel to it from the first words spoken. The narrator was perfect for the youthful snark that was our reluctant hero.

The story itself was interesting - magic for everyone or no one. As well as this story was written, it's the narrator that made it work. Loved it!

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Lori on 16-01-17

Good start to a series

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Really good start to a series. Very entertaining and enjoyable. Well written, full of fun, humor and action. The story pulls you in from the beginning and never lets go. Interesting and engaging storyline/plotline. Looking forward to the next installment.

Action, suspense, magic, a little romance and much more.

All Frank was trying to do was his job. He was in the wrong place at the wrong time and he was suddenly thrust into the middle of a magic war against his will. Now that his life has been saved by that same magic he is in deeper than ever.

Interesting cast of characters.

Joe Hempel does a great job with the narration. Nice voice easy to listen to for long periods of time. Clearly spoken. Nice even pace. Great character voices. Great delivery of the humor. He brings the characters and story to life through his narration. Perfect narrator for this story. All around very enjoyable.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Kathleen on 27-12-16

Fun Urban Fantasy

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This is a lighthearted and fun story with engaging characters. Frank, the main character, is an unlikely hero who steps up to the fantastical challenges thrown at him by two feuding magical groups. Frank’s style is to use a lot of sarcasm and humor to deflect his fear but it generally works for the story. The story is mostly about fighting the bad magical guys, but there is a little bit of a love interest that will hopefully develop in the next book. The only issue I had with the story was the foul language. I felt it was a distraction and did not add to Frank’s character. Overall I was entertained and can recommend the audiobook.

The narrator, Joe Hemple, does a great job with the characters, keeps up a nice pace for the story and is easy to listen to. I think he nails the character of Frank.

I was given a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Michelle on 10-01-17

Jack Burton meets Jason Bourne - with magic!

I think the title to my review says it all! Jack Burton meets Jason Bourne - with magic!

I found this book enjoyable and fun. The only complaint I have is that it is a tad on the short side.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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