Past Due: Good Intentions, Book 4 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Alex Carlisle owes a debt beyond cash. Once upon a time - all of three months ago - Alex found himself in a foreign land hunted by mercenaries and demon lords. Only the intervention of a sultry, playful jinn got him home again. Zafirah didn't help him for free. Now she's come to collect.
With her sights set on a dangerous family of ancient sorcerers, Zafirah needs every edge. She needs not only Alex, but the friends and lovers he brings with him. Her quest threatens to extract a price from angel, demon, and mortal alike...and most especially the witch who brought them all together.
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|Listening Length||18 hours and 36 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||June 02, 2020|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #38,897 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#114 in Humorous Fantasy (Audible Books & Originals)
#463 in Contemporary Fantasy
#670 in Urban Fantasy
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The characters Alex, Lorelei and Rachel are not what they once were. There is no spontaneity, no humor (Rachel's going off is as flat as a pancake now), no real character development, and no freaking story that I can see. I've seen where some reviewers were upset that Lorelei was getting it on with other men... and I ask: So what? She is a Succubus. You knew from book 1 that it was going to happen. Another angel hitting on Rachel? So? She is a hottie, and angels get horny, as well. She turned the guy down and as far as I know she remains faithful to Alex - even though she only gets a fraction of the love Lorelei gets. That's just wrong. . Molly now loves Alex? Did I read that correctly, or was I nodding off? Onyx marries a guy... just because? Did that happen? Does it matter? The relationships in this story line have grown beyond absurd. There is far too much yakking about nothing, and far too little moving forward.
I've read 4 books since putting this one down several days ago. Each time I think of returning and picking up where I left off I find a reason to read something else. I don't have to work at finding a reason to avoid this mess.
Crap book buy if you want to try it but remember you can return for a refund
He's entitled to his political opinions as are we all. From the author's standpoint that would assume you are on the "correct" side. If you make it past the initial chapters you will find a story that betrays the core of Alex (or as we knew him in previous books). The turn is immediate and jarring. It makes little sense, it adds absolutely nothing to the story. Literally nothing. Previous critiques are also correct -- there are too many characters, too many subpoints/plots that detract from the overall picture. It is a work of unnecessary excess. If the author is his own editor he should immediately fire himself and hire one to rein that excess in.
i'm not entirely sure this book was worth the money. If you have the throwaway money, feel free to throw it here I suppose. But there are most likely better books on Amazon to read for that price point and in the same genre.
As for the author, I would suggest watching Rob Reiner's The American President movie with its closing speech by Michael Douglas. I don't agree with Rob Reiner/Aaron Sorkin on much of anything but that dialogue on American citizenship and defending one's rights to express themselves regardless of your stance on it, should be taught and emphasized in classrooms. i think the original Alex would have thought so as well.
There's a lot of awfulness our and about right now, and keeping up with it all and trying to be a worthwhile ally during a pandemic is hard. Past Due was a respite from that, with so many important things - friendship, love, camaraderie, punching Nazi's. I just finished the book, and it was the recharge I didn't know I needed. If you're somehow still on the fence about reading the book, it's worth it.