- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 7 hours and 57 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Blood & Treasure
- Audible.com Release Date: May 6, 2016
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01F7TMCWM
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Dead Man: Black Magic Outlaw, Book 1 Audiobook – Unabridged
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Cisco is a typical 24 year old kid/man. He thinks he knows everything. Playing with black magic is a game . . . until it isn’t. Someone or someones are trying to kill him. He is at times arrogant, self pitying and cold blooded. He’s an assassin albeit involuntarily.
This story has more twists and turns to it than the back roads of the Missouri Ozarks. I could never tell if Cisco’s friends were really his friends or if they were an enemy in disguise. The same with his enemies. You know the saying: enemy of my enemy is my friend . . . for now.
I listened to the audio and read the book. I liked both, but I did enjoy reading better than listening. The narrator was fine, but he didn’t differentiate much between characters. It won’t stop me from trying another audio of his, though.
Will I listen or read to book #2? Hell, yes. I enjoyed Mr. Finn’s writing and the characters were very colorful and animated (heehee . . . see what I did there? No? Read the book. You’ll get it.). I am not all that keen on Cisco’s attitude, but since this is the first book, there always needs to be room for growth. I have faith that Cisco will grow up and take more responsibility for his actions. I believe that is going to be true because of the last few words in the book: “With a checkered past and a decade of bad deeds, I had a lot to atone for.” I am looking forward to #2. Bring it on.
Imagine my surprise to find it in a black magic outlaw.
Our hero wakes up dead--or alive, we're not sure--in a dumpster, and his day goes downhill from there. Miami is painted in vivid prose, from the slang to the pink sidewalks. There are Cuban gangs, zombies, thralls, giant spiders, and a seriously badass African vampire. (Hint: they don't sparkle.)
The mystery unfolds with more twists than a Norse runic tattoo, and kept me reading straight through with few breaks. At the end, I put it down with a satisfied sigh. This is what I've wanted since I finished Skin Game. Spiffy urban fantasy. I eagerly await further books!
Yes, it's dark and violent, but if you can't glean that within the first 5 seconds of reading, I don't know what to tell you. It's not over the top or just for shock value either. Everything comes together smoothly, from the magic to the bad guys to even the setting of Miami. I felt like I was there, in all its humid, overcrowded, seedy glory.
It was also well-paced non-stop action, only pausing to take breaths to get to know the character better. Cisco is complex and while he comes off flippant at times, he has different sides to him that aren't always fun and games. You really feel for him. I walked away still thinking about him.
I highly recommend it, if you can't tell. I've already dived into the sequel and it hasn't disappointed yet.
The main character is a back-from-the-dead man who refers to himself in the third person. He’s Francisco Suarez to his family, Cisco to everyone else. He is the kind of character you can’t help cheering for, with a mix of boyish charm, a dash of arrogance, but always the bighearted underdog.
Obviously, Cisco my favorite character, but if I had to choose a close second, it would be Kasper, a tattoo parlor owner. We only meet him once, but as a Norwegian biker whose Norse runes tattoos are enchanted, I’d love to pick his brain. And if he was in a stupor, unable to chat, I’d just admire the medieval implements and Viking helmet with horns, among other things, that adorn the walls of his shop.
This book is filled with all types of magic and magical creatures from several cultures, so there is never a dull moment, even when Cisco casts a spell, and waits for earthworms to make their way deep into the soil of a cemetery.
I love that this book wraps up the mysteries Cisco is trying to solve, but also leaves room for more action and mysteries. No doubt Cisco will get himself in a tight spot again, and I can’t wait to read Shadow Play, the second book in the Black Magic Outlaw series. This is an excellent story, and I recommend it to all fans of dark fantasy, magic, and paranormal.
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