The Accidental Demon Slayer Audiobook (review)

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Review of: The Accidental Demon Slayer Audiobook

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The Accidental Demon Slayer Audiobook

By: Angie Fox

Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert

Published by: Angie Fox 09/23/2014

The Accidental Demon Slayer Audiobook

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Demon Slayer Series # 1

9 hrs and 24 mins

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Genre: Urban Fantasy

The Accidental Demon Slayer Audiobook Sample

It’s never a good day when an ancient demon shows up on your toilet bowl. For Lizzie Brown that’s just the beginning. Soon her hyperactive terrier starts talking and her long-lost biker witch Grandma is hurling Smuckers jars filled with magic. Just when she thinks she’s seen it all Lizzie learns she’s a demon slayer-and all hell is after her. Of course that’s not the only thing after her. Dimitri Kallinikos a devastatingly handsome shape-shifting griffin needs Lizzie to slay a demon of his own. But how do you talk a girl you’ve never met into going straight to the underworld? Lie. And if that doesn’t work how dangerous could a little seduction be?

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The Accidental Demon Slayer

4.0 Hearts
Melanie S.

I’ve had this book on my Kindle for a long time now. I picked it up as a freebie and always thought it looked interesting, but never moved it up to the top of the TBR pile. Then I won the audiobook in a contest from The Audiobook Reviewer and the author, Angie Fox. Seeing that Tavia Gilbert was the narrator, peaked my interest even more. I’ve been a fan of hers, as she does the Night Huntress World books for Jeaniene Frost. This is the first non-Frost book I’ve listen to by Gilbert and I have to say, I still loved it.

The Accidental Demon Slayer is a funny story about a preschool teacher who is just coming into her witches powers. She was raised by adoptive parents because her mother decided she was better off not living the witch life. Her biological grandmother shows up at her door right when her powers come online and Lizzie is forced to fight a demon in her own bathroom. Lizzie isn’t just a witch, she is a demon slayer, so she has powers that the witches don’t have. She has to help the witches fight a fifth level demon to prevent him from taking over the Earth.

There are many funny aspects to this story, that I’m sure carry on throughout the series. Lizzie is a preschool teacher, so you have the “preschool” version of cursing that I find humorous at times. Lizzie’s grandma, Gertie, is an elderly woman who is part of the “Red Skulls” biker club coven. They hang out in a heavy metal bar. They have names like, Ant Eater and Sidecar Bob, for a man in a wheelchair. Oh, and once Lizzie came into her powers, she can now understand what her Jack Russell terrier, Pirate, is saying to her. Pirate is very chatty.

There is also a love interest in Dimitri, a griffin. He has come along to to be Lizzie’s protector and teacher. He is pretty hot. This isn’t a romance novel, it is a humor filled urban fantasy. That doesn’t mean that there isn’t some hot scenes. I see this as something that will progress throughout the series.

Overall, I found this to be a fun, lighthearted read. Some humor was a little over the top silly, but I found the overall humor to be just what I needed at the time. There is some action and suspense to keep the story moving along. I see the relationship between Dimitri and Lizzie to really move somewhere. I will be continuing the series to see what happens next. I just hope that they continue to produce them on audio.

The Accidental Demon Slayer Audiobook Narration

4.5 Hearts
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Tavia Gilbert is a narration I have enjoyed since I listened to her narrate the first Cat & Bones book. This is the first book I’ve listen to her narrate that wasn’t one of Jeaniene Frost’s books. I still really enjoyed the narration. I really feel that Gilbert did a great job bringing out the humor that was critical to The Accidental Demon Slayer. She did a great job with the many different old biker babe voices, which I thought was a considerable achievement. I never would’ve thought you would need four to five different elderly biker babe voices in one story.

From what I understand, book two of the series on audio is in the works. You can bet I will wait for the audio. I hope that the entire series will be on audio, if so, it will be an audio only series for me.

Author Angie FoxNew York Times bestselling author Angie Fox writes fun, action-packed stories. She is best known for her Accidental Demon Slayer series, about a demon slayer who runs off with her grandmother’s gang of biker witches. Angie is also catching a lot of buzz for her new Southern Ghost Hunter mysteries. The first book is called Southern Spirits.

While Angie’s characters may be clever and fearless, in real life, Angie is afraid of basements, bees, going up stairs when it’s all dark behind her, and (her friends have way too much fun with this one) puppets.

Angie lives in St. Louis, with her football-addicted husband, two kids, and Moxie the dog.

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Narrator Tavia Gilbert

Tavia Gilbert

Classically trained in voice and theater, Tavia Gilbert attended the University of Washington and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Original Works in Acting from Cornish College of the Arts. She has been singing in choirs since she was 12 years old and has been working full time as a voice actor since 2006.

 

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**Note, if you purchase the Kindle version of this book (free at time of posting), you can get the audio version from Audible for only $1.99. That is quite a deal for this audiobook.

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  1. Well I’m sure being a preschool teacher has certainly prepared her for dealing with demons. ๐Ÿ˜€ This sounds like a lot of fun.

    • It was a very cute book. I shouldn’t have waited so long to listen, though it was exactly what I needed right now. Tough project at work, so having that additional humor was great.

  2. I think I have this one somewhere for a while but I haven’t read it. I confess that you’re making me really curious about the story and the author now! I want to try as well and I love witches. Great review!

    • This book is currently free as an ebook, so it is the perfect time to give it a try. Add the audio for only $1.99 with Whispersync.

  3. I’ve recently read a prequel of her Southern ghost hunter mysteries and had so much fun that this series is already on my to-read list, I’m so glad you loved it, I’ve been looking forward to meeting that biker grandma ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Be sure to pick this one up at least on ebook while it is free. Not sure how long it will stay on the free list. This is my first read from Angie Fox and I really enjoyed it. My understanding is that book two in this series is going to be on audio in either April or May, I will be buying that one as well.

  4. You had me at FUNNY. I would read a meh book (in terms of action or even plot) as long as it’s funny! I got this too! You just added points to this book for me to read in the near future.

    • It is free on Kindle right now, and you can get the Audible upgrade for $1.99. I know you enjoy Eve, so this would be right up your alley. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. This sounds like a lot fun Melanie. I never thought I’d like this, but I like your thoughts. I think I will give it a shot. I don’t listen enough to funny stuff.
    Thanks!

    • I’ve really been in the mood for funny stories lately, this definitely hit the spot.

  6. I LOVE,LOVE Angie’s Demon Slayer series. Yes they can be over the top but, hello, fantasy/paranormal ๐Ÿ™‚
    But her characters are great and if you liked this you might want to try her Monster Mash series.
    xo
    Great review!

    • I’ll have to look into that, thanks for the tip.

  7. Sounds like a fun read. I think I grabbed a freebie too. I haven’t read it though. It keeps getting bumped down on my list for some reason. So thanks for the review. I will be bumping this one back up to the top of the list.

    • I did the same thing. It had been on my list for a long time, I even had downloaded it onto my Kindle, but just never read it. I’m so glad that I won this audiobook, because it got my butt into gear to start this series. I should’ve started sooner. I hope you enjoy.

  8. I am sure I have a freebie kindle copy of this one as well which I haven’t read. I think I need to give this a go as I really need a light and funny UF. I am hitting another reading slump. So glad you reviewed this one.

    • If you don’t have it, it is still free on Kindle right now. I was in the same boat and really needed a funny read. I’ve had a lot of personal stuff going on and this really helped lighten my mood. I hope you enjoy.

  9. I read this way back when she offered it as a ARC on NetGalley. I Liked the story and like you said, it funny and cute…not much of a romance. Definitely a light hearted read.

    • There isn’t a huge amount of romance in this one. Not sure if it picks up more in later books. I’m going to listen to book two as soon as it comes out. I was told that would be in April or May.

  10. Not sure what rock I have been hiding under, but I just for this review.
    So glad you liked it and thanks for the mention!

    • It just went up yesterday, so you haven’t been under a rock. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the contest.

      • Well, would you look at that ๐Ÿ™‚
        Yesterday was one of those days.
        I try to always have contests running, *wink*

  11. I think I have this one on my kindle too! I need to check it out – I want to read more urban fantasy. Love that this is full of fun humor.

    • This is a great one if you are looking for some fun in a UF setting. It is free right now, if you don’t already have it on your kindle. I hope you enjoy.

  12. Wait aren’t preschooler’s demons in training? LOL Now I want to listen to this!

    • I’ll be honest, I know almost nothing about preschoolers, but you are probably right. ๐Ÿ™‚

      I highly recommend checking it out. Plus, if you pick up the free Kindle version, you can then add the Audible version for $1.99 via Whispersync. That is a steal for this book.

    • I hope you enjoy. I had a lot of fun with this one. I’m really excited to get book two on audio.

  13. It’s been awhile since I read this one, so thanks for reminding me how much I enjoyed it! Loved the humor, so need to pick up some more of Angie’s books. Haven’t tried any audio books, so will keep Tavia Gilbert in mind if I do decide to take the plunge. Great review!

    • Book two in this series will be available on audio in the next month or so. It was a fun one on audio. Let me know if you ever need a suggestion for an audio series to try. I have several great options depending on what you are in the mood for at the time. ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. I got this one as a freebie as well. The funny ones are great to listen to, and this sounds wonderful on audio. You got me very interested!

    • If you have the freebie from Kindle, you can pick it up from Audible for only $1.99 with Whispersync. The funny ones are great, if the narrator can add to the humor, which Gilbert does. I’ve had some where the narrator fell flat with the funny part, which wasn’t as good. No worries here though. I’m really excited for book to two to come out soon on audio.

  15. So glad to see your review of this. I saw it awhile back and completely forgot about it. Need to make sure it’s on my TBR ๐Ÿ˜€

    • I hope you enjoy. This is still free on Kindle. You can then get the audio for just $1.99. Now is a great chance to pick it up.

  16. I love this story, I have never listened to it but it has to be a hoot because it is a funny read. It is so hard to find good funny romances that do not have that chic lit vibe. Not sure whey I never thought to look her up in audio bc I have fell of the series.

    • The audio just came out last year, which I know is way after the original published date. They are doing book two to release in April or May, I think. I highly recommend picking up the audio, if you want to do a revisit. It is only $1.99 if you have the Kindle version.

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