Dead of Night : Ghosts & Magic

  • by M.R. Forbes
  • Narrated by Jeff Hays
  • Series: Ghosts & Magic
  • 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Small-time thief and hitman Conor Night thinks having terminal cancer is his worst problem. The illegal treatments keeping him alive are expensive, and the side effects a mixed bag:
Conor can raise the dead.
When a low-end hit points to a high-end job, Conor is suspicious, but it's an opportunity he can't afford to ignore. Armed with a set of soul-sucking ancient dice, a collection of corpses, and the estranged daughter of one of the most powerful wizards on Earth, it will take all of his wit, charm, and magic to navigate the treacherous world of the dominant Houses and either finish the job, or be finished himself.
He's got 99 problems, and dying is only one.

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A superb urban fantasy

Would you consider the audio edition of Dead of Night to be better than the print version?

I've only listened to the audible version, but the narration is brilliant and immersed me into the story-line completely. So I'd say yes, at least for me as a listener.


Who was your favorite character and why?

Conor is my favourite character. I'm used to anti-heroes and guys you love to hate but here we have a hero that we feel sorry for. You worry about his declining health and almost don't want to get to the end because you like him and want it to turn out good - but can it? Some cool gifts. I really liked the idea of how his dice work as well as his general magical ability.


Have you listened to any of Jeff Hays’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Yes. Really good narration, always. Really good voices to bring out the different characters and also a good voice for general narration. It's really easy to listen to and enjoy.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes. Although equally no because I wanted everything to go well for Conor but if he's going to die do I want to see it. Yes I want to see how it turns out as its a great story. So yes, but because I've engaged with this character, no.

I listened to it in two sitting and really enjoyed it.


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- Tony Bough

Whole new Take on Raising the Dead

The main character is so refreshing. Bitter and a little twisted but still with a good heart. It will be interesting to see where the next book takes this character.

Love the way the author has combined the supernatural world into something new, and no gratuitous sex scenes.

The supporting characters are so different to each other. I was so sure that one of them would be a main stay for the rest of the series, but she's been killed off! And not only that she busts his jewels for trying to bring her back.

Really getting hooked by this author and narrator. Very talented duo.

"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com
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- Ali

Book Details

  • Release Date: 14-08-2014
  • Publisher: Quirky Algorithms