I'm one of those disgruntled millennials you've heard about on the evening news. I've got a master's degree in art history, a mountain of student loan debt, and no job to show for it.
Wait, scratch that. I track down stolen pieces of art for wealthy clients and then beat whoever stole them to within an inch of their life. Say what you will, but it puts bread on the table.
Something went wrong with this last job of mine, though. I walked in on something I wasn't supposed to see and got murdered by witches. Yeah, real, legit witches. Never saw that one coming, did you? Neither did I, and the only reason I'm writing this is because some doctor working for an ancient secret society decided it would be a good idea to use me as a science experiment.
See, he implanted a new heart in me and saved my life, but it wasn't just any old heart. It was a demon's heart. Nifty, eh?
Anyhow, I'm back and better than ever, except that now and then the demon takes over completely, and I do awful things. Lose control.
But enough about that. This is a story about how I (mostly) rein in the demon's impulsive personality and seek revenge against the coven of witches that tried to kill me. Along the way I learn a thing or two about this secret society I'm apparently now a member of and find out that there's a lot of shit out there that goes bump in the night.
Mandatory disclaimer: Yeah, look, some people don't like the way I talk. I say words like f--k a lot. If you want to take this ride, then you should know there's going to be a whole lot of cussing and violence along the way. And if I'm lucky, there'll be some skin, too. But who knows? Maybe you'll like it, you filthy animal.
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By Tony Bough on 19-07-16
I've devoured this book. I don't know what I was expecting. The summary makes it sound interesting and I think it delivers that and more. I really liked Lucy/Lucion and Joe. The writing style is good, sort of relaxed and appealing, without pretention. Very much an adult book.
The narrator is amazing, great with the characters and the story in general.
From start to finish this was a great book and I'm looking forward to number 2.
By j tracey on 19-06-16
Another enjoyable book narrated by James Foster
What about James Foster’s performance did you like?
James Foster’s performance is great and makes the book come to life.
Any additional comments?
After finishing listening to the book, I was left hoping that book 2 won't be too far away.A good start to what I hope will be a multi book series. I enjoyed when Lucian discovered his powers, and I am looking forward to what other powers he will discover in the future.
I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot com.
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By Troublemer on 21-06-16
Would you consider the audio edition of Raw Power: An Urban Fantasy Novel to be better than the print version?
Yes. Reading is great but audio books make you hear the emotions of the characters.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Raw Power: An Urban Fantasy Novel?
when the demon took over and tried to kill everyone.
What does James Foster bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
He brings out the emotions of the Hero.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
The Demon inside me.
Any additional comments?
Wow!! This book was fantastic. It was fast paced, Never a dull moment. It is like The Dr
esden files, the Jonathan Shade books with a touch of The Joe Ledger books and a pinch of Lords of the Underworld(Hidden Demon). I look forward to reading more of these. I would recommend this series. I received this book free from the author/narrator for a honest review. However, i would not hesitate to buy the book. It was great
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
By Rain on 25-07-16
First of all, this is not a book for children. It has some very gory scenes. I had to skip through scenes that felt like they were trying to be appalling. I get that some people like that, though.
It took me a while to get into it. It has a lot of simile, but when it started comparing bones breaking to cracking nutshells, I start thinking my car needed an oil change. Lucian kept doing things that threw me out of the story, like directly talking to the reader. I did like the writing and the story, and it had a great opening, but I wasn’t interested in the main character.
Lucian kept explaining his feelings and thoughts when it wasn’t necessary. For example, when he described the demon first taking over his body, it went on for many paragraphs, pretty much saying the same thing over and over. I couldn’t help but to think, everyone knows what it’s like to be possessed by a demon, so move on already. It did get better, but that was because I got used to it.
James Foster did a phenomenal job. The volume, the voices, the enthusiasm, and the tone were all spot on. He truly perfected the main character’s personality.
Overall, it was interesting enough to finish, but not one I would read over and over again. I would be willing to listen to more audiobooks by this author and narrator.
I received this audiobook for free in exchange for an honest review.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful