Audio: Deicide by M.K. Gibson @GibsonMK1 @JeffreyKafer @HeatherCostaVO @AmberCovePub

Posted May 27, 2020 by Melanie in Book Review / 19 Comments

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Audio: Deicide by M.K. Gibson @GibsonMK1 @JeffreyKafer @HeatherCostaVO @AmberCovePubDeicide by M.K. Gibson
Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer, Heather Costa
Series: Agents of MORTAL #1
Published by Amber Cove Publishing on March 25, 2020
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Length: 9 hours, 19 minutes
Format: Audiobook
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What happens when all the myths, legends, and things that go bump in the night come out to the world as real? Well, the world does as it always does: it rejected them.

Welcome to Avalantis, Alaska, the world’s first supercity with over 50 million myth and mundane citizens and home of those rejected by society. Although due to pesky things like murder end explosions, there are a few fewer citizens. When the former Greek god Hermes dies, three unusual cops from the Avalantis PD are recruited into a secret organization known as MORTAL, who has apparently been watching the Myths for longer than mankind realizes.

Their mission is to find and apprehend the mysterious figure known as “The Laughing Man,” the one responsible for a recent string of deaths. These three new recruits will have to use all their skill, strength, and wits to find and defeat the “The Laughing Man.” That is, if they don’t kill each other first.

I’ve been a huge fan of M.K. Gibson ever since I listened to Villains Rule in 2017 (another highly recommended listen with Jeffery Kafer as the narrator). I was really excited to see where he went  with the next world he built and I was not sorry to go down this road.

Gibson has built a world that crosses Brooklyn 99 with that of gods, shifters, vampires and other myths. The issues with gods being back in the world is that they are no longer being worshiped as they once were, and they are constantly looking for that power again. That is until they find a drug that can give them that feeling again.

MORTAL is a police force that tries to police the myths back in the world. Jesse is a new recruit, working on a temporary basis to see if she has the right stuff to make the team. She reminds me a bit of Santiago. She does everything by the book and wants to move up the ranks to be a super cop. There is also Cassandra, who is very sexual and drives Jesse crazy with her ability to be a great cop and still be very sexual. There is also R.B., Gaby and more. This team works really well together, not only as a police unit, but also as just a fun group of friends and the banter is wonderful. Don’t get me started on the bets. LOL

Anyway, this a fun first book in a series I know I’m going to love. It mixes two things I really enjoy in books: Police stories and the supernatural. I’ve already been talking it up with people I work with or well, with anyone who will listen.

Narration:

This book is narrated by the great Jefferey Kafer and the wonderful Heather Costa. I’ve listened to both of them before, but this is my first time listening to the two of them together. They each took on sections depending on a male or female POV. They were both great at the large cast of characters. I loved how well they paired together. If you’ve never listened to either of these two, I highly recommend you check them out.

Listen to a clip: HERE

About Heather Costa

Narrator: Heather Costa

SAG-AFTRA Audiobook Narrator & Voiceover Actor, based in Los Angeles.

About Jeffrey Kafer

An award-winning, Los Angeles audiobook narrator, Jeffrey Kafer has performed over 375 titles in all genres from indie authors to bestsellers.

About M.K. Gibson

Author: M. K. Gibson

Hi, I’m Mike Gibson (Gib or Gibby to my friends). I’m a father, husband, writer and a retired US Air Force MSgt with 20 years of service. Back in 1980, when I was 5, I saw the animated version of The Hobbit and was a geek from then on. All I have ever wanted to do was to write and tell stories.

And yes, those are some of my framed rejection letters from agents, agencies and publishing houses on the home screen. I keep them, take them out from time to time and remind myself that some people are idiots.

I live with my wife, son, 2 dogs and cat in Mt Airy, Maryland.

I love to read, play video games, exercise and watch movies. I’m a lover of all things geek and I’m a highly opinionated, socially/politically neutral person. I feel those who live and die by a brand, or party, are doomed to fail as human beings. I also mock those who refuse to let go of the Oxford comma.

In short, I’m an asshole. Yet, a lovable asshole. I hope.

Rating Breakdown
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Writing
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Characters
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Narration (Audio)
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Overall: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
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Posted May 27, 2020 by Melanie in Book Review / 19 Comments


19 responses to “Audio: Deicide by M.K. Gibson

  1. I really like the sound of the world that this story is set in. I have listened to Jeffrey Kafer’s narration before and do enjoy his work. I could see myself enjoying this one.

  2. Jen

    HOW DID I NOT KNOW HE HAD A NEW BOOK?? I must have it. You had me at Brooklyn 99. I just loved his last UF and I hope to gods he does more in that series!!

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