Damoren : Valducan

  • by Seth Skorkowsky
  • Narrated by R. C. Bray
  • Series: Valducan
  • 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the same vein as Supernatural, Hellboy, and Blade
A secret society of monster hunters. A holy revolver forged to eradicate demons. A possessed man with a tragic past. A rising evil bent on destroying them all.
Matt Hollis is the current wielder of the holy weapon, DÄMOREN. With it, he stalks and destroys demons. A secret society called the VALDUCANS has taken an interest in Matt's activities. They see him as a reckless rogue - little more than a "cowboy" corrupted by a monster - and a potential threat to their ancient order.
As knights and their sentient weapons begin dying, Matt teams up with other hunters of his kind such as LUIZA, a woman with a conquistador blade; ALLAN, an Englishman with an Egyptian khopesh; MALCOLM, a voodoo priest with a sanctified machete; and TAKAIRA, a naginata-swinging Samurai. As the hunters become the hunted, they must learn to trust one another before a powerful demonic entity thrusts the world into a terrible and ageless darkness.

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Customer Reviews

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Good story, pity about the narrator

Would you try another book written by Seth Skorkowsky or narrated by R. C. Bray?

I have and feel the same way; good stories but let down by the narrator.


How could the performance have been better?

I know a lot of people rate R C Bray, and I bought this book on that basis, but I was sorely disappointed. I wonder how much of this is due to an annoying American accent (not all are), or whether it's because, prior to listening to this, I thoroughly enjoyed the Kingkiller Chronicles. Rupert Degas, narrator of the Chronicles, is utterly superb and R C Bray pales in comparison.

I almost switched this book off after just five minutes; R C Bray's reading made every word breathless and full of action, but with zero emotion and inflection; the opening scene became a blur of words. I also really struggled to tell characters apart, especially females, as all the voices are similar. Again, this could be because of the sterling characterisation and superlative voice acting by Rupert Degas.

I made the mistake of listening to the Black Raven books after this trilogy; voices were so similar across the books that I sometimes got them mixed up between the two series!


Any additional comments?

Seth Skorkowsky does write some good stories, and his books are definitely worth looking into, but perhaps read them, rather than listen.

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- NorthernSands

Pulp fiction

As per usual verbal lullaby that is RC Bray makes an ok story eminently more listenable. There is nothing wrong with the story, it could use some character development, it is obviously setting up for a long money making chain of novels, but if you like TV like Supernatural you will enjoy it, if like me you enjoy RC Bray (and why wouldn't you he has the vocal range and ability that warms the soul to listen to) you will enjoy this. Just don't expect any awards for this book, just enjoy it's pulpy goodness.
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- Lungsford

Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-08-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios