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A Demon Bound

Imp, Book 1
Written by: Debra Dunbar
Narrated by: Angela Rysk
Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
4 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)
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Samantha Martin is an imp, enjoying an extended vacation from Hel. All she wants to do is drink beer by the pool, play mischievous pranks on the humans, and get her hot neighbor in the sack. It's a relaxing break from her infernal home as long as she manages to avoid the angels, who won't hesitate to execute her on sight.

But when her naughty hellhound lands her in trouble with the local werewolf pack, Sam is blackmailed into helping track and catch a killer. The steps she must take to appease the werewolves will put her right in the crosshairs of the angels. And with angels, there is no second chance.

©2012 Debra Dunbar (P)2014 Debra Dunbar

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  • Sharon
  • 2014-04-16

Can't Wait for the Next One!!!!

I was really impressed with this debut novel. It's a really great paranormal/urban fantasy story and I can't wait for the next one to be released on audible. In this series, the main protagonist is a demon, but she's not as evil as most literary demons are. She's struggling to live a normal human life, while causing just enough mischief to keep her the boredom at bay and staying under the radar of the angels that police the human world.

This book had some pretty funny moments and I found myself laughing out loud. It reminded me of the Charlie Daniels series, and if you like those books I think you'll really enjoy this one. I highly recommend it.

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  • A. Sunmonu
  • 2014-02-20

excellent new author /series

I got the book based on an audible customer service recommendation and I'm glad I took the chance. I love the irreverence of the heroine and the twist on preconceived good vs. Bad.
Performance was a bit frustrating at first, but soon got used to it.
The blurb already gives you an idea of the content (which I don't think did the book much justice!) But I would add: prepare for an amazingly good journey. Already looking to get the next book (TGIF!)

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  • Cheri
  • 2014-03-03

Good story

Who was your favorite character and why?

The angel, even though my heart ached over his choices and the consequences.

Any additional comments?

This book turned out to be much better than I expected. At first I felt that the narrators voice was too young for the character. As the story went on I didn't even notice it any longer. Angela Rysk does a great job with the various voices. The men sound like men. I highly recommend this book to any reader who enjoys PRN, or angel/demon books.You will not be disappointed. I am looking forward to Debra Dunbar's next book.

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  • daunetullina
  • 2014-06-17

Slow narrator

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Good bones but I couldn't get past the pacing. The narrator was just too slow and it kept me from being able to invest in the story.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2015-01-27

I couldn't put it down

I even woke my husband up at night while he was sleeping because I couldn't stop laughing at the author's dark humor. I will caution other readers that main character is a demon, and the writer doesn't hold back on descriptions. It is hilarious I can promise you that.

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  • Meghan
  • 2014-06-16

Grrrr Audible

Just as a warning as of right now (6/15/2014) audible only has the first two books. It is really frustrating when they do this because I do not have time to actually read a book. So I start to like a series, and then can't finish it because the rest of the series is never made into an audio book (that may have been a run on sentence but grrrr)

I liked the idea and execution of this book a lot. So lets be straight here she is a demon. She is a slum lord. She has killed humans before. She probably would never have gotten involved in the whole ware wolf thing if she did not have to. She is not meant to be your good at heart girl who is just miss understood. She is who she is and is not sorry for it.. I thought the whole idea of Sam being a demon would bother me I normally do not like my main characters bad. Surprisingly though I thought there was just enough humanity" in her character to keep me satisfied. I like the relationship she, and Wyatt have. This is really the only part of her life that you see any of what we would call human feelings. I love how she pulls on Candy's tail with her sexuality. It is quite entertaining.

I thought that there was going to be a lot of sex scenes and there were not any. There were a couple of frustratingly close calls.

The one thing I am worried about is that I fear this may go into another love triangle. What can I say I am just kind of over the whole triangle thing. Fingers crossed though, maybe Sam and Wyatt will end up dating, and Gregory becomes a teacher/friend of some sort.

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  • David Riemer
  • 2016-06-19

A solid read.

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Let's get the bad stuff out of the way first. The narrator has long pauses between words and sentences. She is also bad at projecting emotions. No matter what she is reading she sounds like she is smiling. A good narrator for a children's book but not an adult book.
The biggest flaw in A Demon Bound is the romance portion. Not the fact there is romance but the character Wiet...Whiet...the neighbor. The guy is a man child pro gamer and is so uninteresting I couldn't care less if he was eaten by a...well anything. George R.R. Martin kill this character for this author. All Whiet does is play video games, take care of his neighbor's pool, animals, and lawn, drink, and sleeps around. His house is a mess accept for his game room. If the author didn't give him a bunch of unexplained knowlege with guns, hacking, and a bunch of other super nerd skills he would be that guy from work you can't stand to be around. This I could get past if they didn't go from the 2 year friend zone status directly into true love que the crappy chick flick music BS. How do you jump from casual friendly neighbor to do anything for you my one and forever only love.
I enjoyed the main character and found the story to be interesting. It makes me think of a cross between Mercy Thomson and Sandman Slim. I am in book 3 and it still is good. Unfortunately Whiet is still in it and their love is as strong as ever barf.

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  • J. Lee
  • 2015-04-26

HORRIBlLE MONOTONOUS NARRATION!!!!

I have no comment on the story in this review. I'm not qualified to give one. I'd have to listen to the book to do so.

I have just turned off this audiobook in the second chapter. IT WAS EXCRUCIATING.

The narrator uses NO inflection what so ever in the reading. Even would-be exciting moments are dull. How do you do that? People in conversation have more inflection!

I may be spoiled by better narrators, or perhaps I expect a PROFESSIONAL!
I'd just finished with a Jim Butcher book, and James Marsters is hard to beat.

No, she's just Plodding, and Flat, and Trying, and Awful!

Spare yourself..... Credit and headache.

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  • Gretchken
  • 2018-10-15

Good Series - Reader Needs Experience

Enjoyed the book but the reader needs more work. I am so use to voice actors bring a book to life, but this reader was hard to listen to as it was super slow and felt like she was just reading it.. she, not exciting or easy to follow the way it was read choppy and awkward for me, so it took me forever to ready get into the book. With a better reader I would have been sucked in right away.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2016-04-19

Bland narration

The narrator was so awful I had to stop the book and mark it finished. The story seemed to be promising and something I may have enjoyed if I could have been able to listen any longer

1 of 1 people found this review helpful