Audio: Slaying Monsters for the Feeble by Annette Marie @AnnetteMMarie @CrisDukehart @TantorAudio #LoveAudiobooks

Posted January 30, 2020 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 18 Comments

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Audio: Slaying Monsters for the Feeble by Annette Marie @AnnetteMMarie @CrisDukehart @TantorAudio #LoveAudiobooks Slaying Monsters for the Feeble by Annette Marie
Narrator: Cris Dukehart
Series: The Guild Codex Demonized #2
Published by Tantor Audio on February 4, 2020
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Length: 8 hours, 27 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Publisher
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I'm bound to a demon.

For my entire life, I avoided magic at all costs. Now, I'm responsible for a demon who wields magic more powerful than the toughest mage or sorcerer.

Demons are evil.

That's what my textbooks say. That's what I see. He's ruthless, he's temperamental, he's cold. But he protects me without fail. I wonder if he's hiding a heart behind his hostility.

My demon is a monster.

Whether he's heartless or not, my contract with him is illegal and beyond dangerous. Together, we must find a way to return him to his own world before anyone discovers our secret. If that wasn't bad enough, I've come to realize something else:

My demon isn't the only monster I should be worried about.

Guild Codex Demonized  series is a different aspect of the Guild Codex Spellbound world. I have read the Spellbound series. I would say you can read Demonized without Spellbound first but I wouldn’t. I really prefer to read in order, yes,  but there is also background on the world, the guilds and some of the characters which is really helpful if you ever have first book in a series issues. PLUS  the Spellbound books are awesome!

I am so excited to have this next book Slaying Monsters for the Feeble. It takes place about the same time as An Alchemist and an Amaretto takes place in the related series.  Robin really is in a tough spot but she gets to work on trying to find what she needs to help Zylas.  They also need to find Uncle Jack so she can get her grimoire.  As she and Amalia search for him, they run into vampires, too many vampires. Robin ends up helping with the vampire hunt at a great cost.

Amalia is still a bit weird but she has stepped up and worked well with Robin.  I love her sewing.  I hope she can make a business of it.

Pretty much everyone is after Uncle Jack and they end up with bad guys more often than clues or finding Uncle Jack.  Robin and Zylas start working together more and learning more about each other.  Robin is definitely attracted to him. She is also the most compassionate person; I would have punched out Uncle Jack rather than help him.

The action is non-stop and through many near death instances, Robin and Zylas learn more not just about each other, but about each others’ species.  Unfortunately,  they learn a lot about vampires. I kept wishing they would tell other guild members about the vampire issues, even though it would be dangerous. Also,  I can’t wait to see Robin and Tori team up.   I am hoping it will happen!

The ending was a bit abrupt and I can only hope the situation will pick up soon in the next book from either series. It looks like that is Druid Voices and a Vodka which means maybe Zak!?!?!  I LOVE Zak!  He’s my favorite guy. I highly recommend both these addictive series.


Cris Dukehart is now my comfort zone for these connected series. She has really added to my enjoyment with her performance.  I love how both these series have female leads, even though their personalities are different.  Her male and female voices seem appropriate.  Dukehart is one of my favorite narrators.  I was able to listen at my usual 1.5x speed.

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About Annette Marie

Annette Marie is the author of YA urban fantasy series Steel & Stone, its prequel trilogy Spell Weaver, and romantic fantasy trilogy Red Winter. Her first love is fantasy, but fast-paced urban fantasy, bold heroines, and tantalizing forbidden romances are her guilty pleasures. She proudly admits she has a thing for dragons, and her editor has politely inquired as to whether she intends to include them in every single book.

Annette lives in the frozen winter wasteland of Alberta, Canada (okay, it’s not quite that bad). She shares her life with her remarkably patient, comparatively sensible husband and their furry minion of darkness—sorry, cat—Caesar. When not writing, she can be found elbow-deep in one art project or another while blissfully ignoring all adult responsibilities.

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Posted January 30, 2020 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 18 Comments

18 responses to “Audio: Slaying Monsters for the Feeble by Annette Marie

  1. Jen

    I just picked up a book that is narrated by CD, I don’t think I’ve listened to her work before. Looking forward to trying it! As always, love reading about this series and the original… wish I’d picked it up when it started!

    • I’d start with the Guild Spellbound as it starts first chronologically in the world. On Goodreads, there is a reading list for the whole Guild Codex Universe. Demonized starts after a few of Spellbound, now their timeframes are intermixed. It’s a great series!

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  2. I want to blurt ALL THE THINGS! I think this is the last book someone can read without spoilers from both series hitting them and Druid Vices was… Something else. So much to process! But I won’t say anything else because I don’t want to spit spoilers everywhere.
    I’m so excited for what comes next in this series!

    • I’m not patiently waiting for the Druid Voices audio which is early March. I love Zak. I want him for myself so he doesn’t have to get with Tori. lol Thanks for no spoilers. There’s definitely interplay between the series but so far it has not been repetitive which is very skillful on AM’s part.

      Anne - Books of My Heart recently posted: Whiteout by Adriana Anders