Wednesday 15 February 2017

Audiobook Review: Eternal Hunt by Lucas McWilliams!

    Eternal Hunt Audiobook
  • Written by: Lucas McWilliams
  • Narrated by: David Dietz
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins 
  • Unabridged Audiobook

  • Release Date:06-28-13
  • Publisher: Lucas McWilliams
  • Purchase: Audible 

  • Set in contemporary Alaska, Canada and New York State, The Eternal Hunt is a supernatural thriller based on Iroquois legends. Non-stop action and wonderfully developed characters drive this novel. The main character struggles with his internal demons along with fighting the monster his friend has become. It skillfully blends the modern world with the mystery of American Indian legends. It is a unique addition to the current selections in supernatural novels.
  • While trapped in a month-long storm in the Alaskan wilderness, Logan's cousin and blood brother, Caleb, becomes a cannibal to survive. Cannibalism opens Caleb's soul up to a vile Indian spirit known as a Wendigo, which possesses him.
  • After the storm lifts, Logan is the first on the scene to find his friend. All Logan finds is death at the hands of the vicious man eating Wendigo that Caleb has become. Logan barely survives. A near death vision shows Logan he has been chosen by his tribe's spirits to take up the knife and hunt the Wendigo.
  • Logan joins the False Face Society of his tribe, the Seneca Indians of the Iroquois nation. He carves a mask of the Wendigo and upon donning it, gains the Wendigo's powers.
  • Along the way, Logan is recruited into a secret government organization that monitors supernatural beings. With the combination of their high tech weapons and his Indian spirit powers, Logan hopes to stop the Wendigo. Logan struggles with his desire to save his blood brother and the knowledge that the cannibalistic Wendigo Spirit inhabiting Caleb's body must be stopped at any cost.

My Thoughts: 

I have a love/hate relationship with this book and let me tell you why. I had to google this and see was there two different authors writing this book because this book read like there was!!! One author nailed the action, the tenseness, the Wendigo and the Indian lore and legends, then the other author was this mad sex creep who made the MC act like a sex mad fool. But no, it's one author, and all I can say is WTH?? How can you go from making the book grab you in the first 10 mins with the action and then all of a sudden have the MC jump into bed with ever single female he met, all the while supposedly being in love with someone else?? It totally destroyed the book for me. 

The Wendigo has always been a creature that has fascinated and repulsed me, the lore behind them is something that has a ring of truth to it but their appearance is repulsive and horrible. The author did a good job with the lore and bringing the thing to life. I liked how we got to see glimpses into the head of the creature. He did a great job of bringing the Indian lore and traditions to life too. That was the part of the book I liked best.... the lore, the history and the action and adventure of trying to find the creature and figuring out how to either kill it, then the author goes and ruins the book  by adding the sex!!

As I said, I hated what the author did. There was absolutely no need for him to make the MC jump into bed with every single female he met. It really ruined an otherwise great book. Logan started out being an awesome character and I had high hopes for him, but by the end of the book I loathed him! He professes his love for a girl and two seconds later, jumps into bed with someone else. Now I'm sorry, but there was no need for it. It felt like he threw in sex just because. There was NO need for it!!! 

In all, it's an OKish read. Get rid of the unnecessary sex from the book and you would have a good read. I don't think I would read another book in the series though, if there was one, as I loathed Logan and didn't care what happened him by the end. 

David Dietz was the saving grace with the audio. He has an impressive array of tones and voices and nailed the action parts. He made the Wendigo stand out, and frightened me a few times when the Wendigo howled!! Great performance. 

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts. 

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