The Accidental Demon Slayer Audiobook
By: Angie Fox
Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
Published by: Angie Fox 09/23/2014
9 hrs and 24 mins
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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
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
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.
New 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.
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.