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The Case of the Damaged Detective cover art

Another series by Drew Hayes to get addicted to

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-06-14

I loved it so much! It's a fun mystery, buddy comedy road trip, and all around great story. I can't wait for the next book. The narrator was great, and his reading of certain lines made me laugh way harder than I should in a public bus terminal.

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Orconomics: A Satire cover art

Great value for money

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-03-07

I don't know what I was expecting but LOTR meets Terry Pratchett meets The Big Short was not it, and it got me hooked immediately. I laughed a lot, which I was expecting but I was also move and got a bit teary at times. The economics and the politics of this world gave me background anxiety because it's so close to the real world. Fun writing, great characters and absolutely fantastic narration make this a five star book for me. Seriously, the narrator was astounding, the different voices and speech patterns for the different characters were so great, I was absolutely immersed in the story and could imagine the characters and their expressions in my head. I immediately bought the second book in the series and signed up for the email newsletter on the author's website. I can't wait for the third book!

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Thoroughly Entertaining

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-11-03

I got my first hit of Drew Hayes's books after randomly using my credit on Second Hand Curses on September 2018, just something to listen to while I work. And now less than two months later I have binged listened to all his books on Audible and the withdrawal symptoms are setting in.

I put off the Spells, Swords, and Stealth series for the last because I have never played any sort of table top RPG and I didn't think I'd get the references. However, I'd listened to all the others available on Audible already, there wasn't a 6th Fred book yet, and mama needed her fix.

NPCs turned out to be very entertaining, I didn't love it as much as some of the others but a solid fun read nonetheless. Drew Hayes really knows how to write characters you'd want to hang out with. As the series progressed, every successive book got me more and more hooked into this universe. Going Rogue is a soooooo much fun to read, and now I am invested in these characters, and their journey from what they were in the beginnning of the first book to now. I loved it everytime the game world and the real world almost collided but didn't, it was such a great tease. It made the final converging of paths even more exciting.

I like fun fantasy and sci-fi, growing up on a steady diet of Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett among others and more recently Daniel O Malley( So freaking good!), and John Scalzi. I am adding Drew Hayes to that list now.

Unfortunately, I am out of Drew Hayes books to read again and have been managing the emptiness by listening to the very entertaining Authors & Dragons podcast where Hayes is the game master. As someone whose eyes glazed over when people mentioned DnD, this is saying something. I might even look into the many Dnd groups at work and see if I wanna join one of the noob friendly groups.

Waiting for Book 4 of the SSS series.

Super Powereds: Year 1 cover art

Great Entertainment!

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-10-08

After finishing the last Fred the Vampire book, I'd been suffering withdraw symptoms, so I jumped on to another series by Drew Hayes. This was such an entertaining read . Drew Hayes certainly knows how to create characters you love hanging out with through the duration of a book and dying to know more once the book ends. Can't wait to start on the next book in the series.