A Demon Bound : Imp

  • by Debra Dunbar
  • Narrated by Angela Rysk
  • Series: Imp
  • 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Samantha Martin is an imp, enjoying an extended vacation from Hel. All she wants to do is drink beer by the pool, play mischievous pranks on the humans, and get her hot neighbor in the sack. It's a relaxing break from her infernal home as long as she manages to avoid the angels, who won't hesitate to execute her on sight.
But when her naughty hellhound lands her in trouble with the local werewolf pack, Sam is blackmailed into helping track and catch a killer. The steps she must take to appease the werewolves will put her right in the crosshairs of the angels. And with angels, there is no second chance.

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Needs a re-write

The Good

The premise for this story is great. It is a common theme of a demon/devil from hell in human disguise living in the world.

The Bad

This story read like a first draft basic manuscript. As if the writer has just puked their basic story outline down and then published it with no editor etc going over it. Everything from the writing, the plot, logic of the events needs to revisited and re-written.

As the story proceeds, I got more and more annoyed with the plot-holes and the logical inconsistencies. Also just how powerful is the main character? First she's just an imp, a bit of a nobody then she's some lord and wielding huge amounts of power. How strong/weak are the angles? First they could destroy her with barely an effort next she's trading blows with the strongest of them. These things occur for no apparent reason. The writer simply changed the nature of the character part way though the story and didn't bother to go to the beginning and re-write.

The demon's age does not work for the story. First she's 1000 years old - which we are told is young for a demon but if you were a thousand year's old, you'd would behave like a creature 1000 years old not 14.

The prose is technically poor, partially as a result of the unfinished state of the book and partially because the writer has poor skill.

Too lurid, every male character either wants to kill or have sex with her or both.

Poor use of swear words. I'm not averse to swears in books but they need to be used well or realistically or they loose their point. The use of profanity here diminishes the quality of the story rather than elevating it.

The Narrator

Terrible from the outset. Not so bad if you speed it up but not good either. Sounds like this is the first time that this narrator has read anything out loud.

Summary

Someone needs to take this book idea, develop the mythos behind it, do some decent world, character, and plot building and write a decent story. The author has turned a potential master-piece idea into a terrible soap opera.
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- Ozzymandias

Great Read Great audio Book

Would you consider the audio edition of A Demon Bound to be better than the print version?

The audio is always better than the print version, in the narrator been able to put in tonal reflections and when the timing is delivered correctly, it becomes alive and is by far more enjoyable.


What was one of the most memorable moments of A Demon Bound?

The imp ending in trouble so many times, especially with the dark angel


What does Angela Rysk bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

very much the tonal perspective, timing and pauses, and listening to her great delivery in narration.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

A good few times I felt the character, although very unusual, interesting in the way her feelings were expressed


Any additional comments?

I have purchased the first 4 volumes and soon to get the 5th, I compare Debra to such writers as Diana Rowland, Chris Fieldwater, Kelly Meding and Kevin Hearn who all write up similar type characters, but have their own writing style, D Rowlings and Chris Fieldwater, are very good authors. Debra is in their class and highly recommended.

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- bettyandjohn

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-02-2014
  • Publisher: Debra Dunbar