Series: A Demon's Story #1
on March 5th 2013
Narrator: Ray Chase
Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal
Source: AudioBook Reviewer
Frederick is a demon. Born in Maryland in the early 1980's, he hasn't a clue where he came from or why, but feels an irresistible desire to occupy a human body. Once inside, he finds the previous occupants' consciousness and memories forever erased, an inevitable side effect that gives Frederick pause when switching bodies, but not so much as to truly halt his ongoing enjoyment of human lives. In various bodies, he travels the world for decades--aimless--sampling cultures and experiencing life from the points of view of males, females, young, old, rich, poor.
Now, Frederick has an urge to return to his roots in America, explore the mystery of his origin, find someone to love, and settle down for a while. In his hometown, his mission bears fruit much faster than he expected, as person after person presents themselves, and following his impulses, he is lead directly to love, tragedy, answers, and the humanity he never knew he wanted. *18+ Adult Content*
It is very interesting and quite fun when a story makes you want to cheer for the bad guy. I was cheering for Frederick, however, he makes a lot of dumb choices and it aggravates me! I spent half of the book wondering if I should put it down. Fortunately I did not because it gets GOOD!
Frederick has some issues. Most of them he brings upon himself. I have to say though I do not know what I would do in his place. He thinks he’s a demon but really only his actions speak for being a “demon”. He travels the world and figures out he can jump in and out of bodies, leaving them comatose afterward. In his defense he does feel badly about some of them, but that doesn’t stop him!
“Who’s every heard of a demon named Frederick? I’m the only one that I know of. But to be honest that statement should carry little weight since I’ve never met others.”
The story is a great change from the normal demon stories I’ve read. Very intriguing! Many of Frederick’s choices annoy me but for the most part I wanted to know what was going to happen to him. It is worth the wait. The twist at the end dazzled me! The clues are there but never in a million years would I have come up with what happens. Love that Michael Siemsen was able to throw me for a loop!
The narration was fantastic. It was only Frederick who got on my nerves. Listening to the narrator was a pleasure and really helped me dive into the story. Ray Chase does a great job of bringing the story to life and keeping me wanting, even when I’m annoyed with Frederick, listening and wanting more!
|Overall:||3.9 / 5|
Michael grew up in Venice, California, the second son of a Vietnam veteran who was the first son of a Korean War veteran who was the first son of a World War I veteran. Like Lieutenant Dan, Michael carried on the family tradition and joined the Army, though the only wars he fought in involved blank ammunition, laser tag gear, and were kinda fun.
After a decade working various soul-sucking IT jobs, he independently released THE DIG in early 2011, and, 14 months later, the quirky sci-fi story rocketed to #1 on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, remaining in the top 10 for the rest of the year. He quit his job a few months into THE DIG’s initial surge, and has released five more novels since.
Michael is currently at work on the next books in his popular series.