I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Cursed by J.A. Cipriano
Length: 6 hours
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Published by Author on May 13th, 2016
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: James Patrick Cronin
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My name is Mac Brennan and that's the only thing I can remember about myself. Not why I woke up in a dumpster. Not why my right arm is as black as pitch and covered in glowing red tattoos, and certainly not why a vicious death cult is after me.
Actually, that last part isn't true. I know why the death cult is after me. It's because I saved that damned girl from them. I didn't know who she was at the time, but I'd have done it anyway. I just don't like it when girls get beat up, call me old fashioned.
Still, I can tell she's hiding something behind those devilish eyes, and if I want to find out what it is, I'll have to help her.
My name is Mac Brennan. I have no memory, and I'm a werewolf-hunting, hellfire-flinging version of Faust himself.
What I thought of this book.
While listening to this all I could think of is that this author must be a fan of Jim Butcher cause it really had that sort of feel to me. Not that that is a bad thing cause I love The Dresen Files. 🙂 It just sort of falls flat here.
Mac Brennan wakes up in a dumpster and has no memories except what his name is or at least what he thinks it is. His arm is black and it has red tattoos on it and he has no idea how it happened or what it is.
When he helps a young woman get away from some men, at first she is nice to him then she sees his black arm and throws him out. Apparently, he has made some sort of pact with a demon and that is why his arm is in the shape it’s in.
When the thugs come back and he helps her again he finds out they are werewolves. Well, if demons exist he figures why not werewolves. No matter how much he tries to keep the lady out of trouble she ends up getting kidnapped.
Mac is a Cursed, what everyone calls a person who made a deal with a demon for power. The only thing is he doesn’t remember doing it. It gave him lots of power and seemed to turn him into a werewolf hunter since they took the girl. Now people are trying to kill him. Who knew saving a lady could get you killed.
For a guy with no memory, he sure is a cocky fellow. Hey, I’m Mac Brennan. My name is Mac Brennan I can do anything…blah blah. If I have to hear how he is Mac Brennan one more time I might reach into the book and strangle him. 🙁
This one has five CD’s and I couldn’t make it go faster like I like to do and felt my mind wondering during the last half of the fourth CD. Sighs. 🙁
I had high hopes for this one but for me it just fell flat. Though it seems to have a lot of decent reviews goodreads so if you like UF type books you might try it as it could just be me. 🙂
I think I found a new favorite male narrator!!! James Patrick Cronin rocks! Me not enjoying this book as much as I hoped had nothing to do with the awesome narration. 🙂
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- Audiobook Challenge 2016
- New Release Challenge 2016
- Summer COYER