Wednesday 7 December 2022

Audio Review: Dead Things

By: Stephen Blackmoore

Narrated by: Rudy Sanda

Series: Eric Carter, Book 1

Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins

Release date: 10-18-22

Urban fantasy / to review

I do not want to call it dark, just gritty you know. Shitty life, shitty things happening. Poor Eric doesn't have it easy. He is a necromancer. He left his only living family member 15 years ago. And everything is very dark.

His sister is killed and he comes back to LA. A town he left under penalty of death if he comes back.

The hunt is on. Who killed his sister, and are they after him?

It shows to be an interesting world. There is a Aztec Goddess of Death that we meet, and it makes me wonder what else is out there. Except for the ghosts, demon, zombies and what else we meet.

I liked it, it kept a fast pace and stuff was always thrown at the poor guy.

I have listened to this narrator before and he is very good. He really lived into this world and his words. 

Necromancer is such an ugly word, but it's a title Eric Carter is stuck with. He sees ghosts, talks to the dead. He’s turned it into a lucrative career putting troublesome spirits to rest, sometimes taking on even more dangerous things. For a fee, of course. When he left L.A. fifteen years ago he thought he’d never go back. Too many bad memories. Too many people trying to kill him. But now his sister’s been brutally murdered and Carter wants to find out why.

Was it the gangster looking to settle a score? The ghost of a mage he killed the night he left town? Maybe it’s the patron saint of violent death herself, Santa Muerte, who’s taken an unusually keen interest in him. Carter’s going to find out who did it and he’s going to make them pay.

As long as they don’t kill him first.


  1. oh this looks good, pretty soon I'll need some gritty after all the Christmas novels :)

  2. Poor guy! Hope he finds his sister's killer and then gets justice.

  3. I'm intrigued. Being a necromancer would make relationships tough.

  4. I have seen this book but didn't realize that it started a new series.

  5. Okay gritty is a good description and great to have a good narrator.

  6. Not dead things! Aztec goddess though yesss

  7. I liked this series but I'm disappointed by the last books

  8. And now you have to wait a whole year or so!! This new series sounds good.

    1. Oh, no, it is old, there are like millions out already

  9. I've always been curious about this series.

  10. That guy on the cover looks very familiar....



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