Series: A Demon's Story #2
on November 11th 2013
Narrator: Ray Chase
Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal
Source: AudioBook Reviewer
In this prequel to the highly acclaimed novel A Warm Place to Call Home (a demon's story), by Michael Siemsen, the bestselling author turns back the clock - from post-WWI California to late 1950's New York City.
Samuel Beauchamp has been dead for twenty-seven years, but that hasn't stopped him from living...
For reasons unbeknownst to him, Samuel's essence remained after his body was killed, and he discovers that the living emit an irresistible force, drawing him inside where he has the power to take over.
After surviving the great depression in the body of a young hobo, Samuel spends years studying the history of his condition, moving from body to body when necessary, and finally settling in New York City in the late 1950's. Following a few years of relative serenity, his beautiful and brash girlfriend disappears, and his search for her uncovers answers to questions he never asked.
The Many Lives of Samuel Beauchamp threw me off but not like Frederick did. I was curious why Michael Siemsen set the books up the way they are. This seems, at first, like it should be book one. Very soon into the book though I realized why. This book would be a spoiler for the first. It goes backwards in the plot line but gives away the information that is learned in book one.
That said, I loved this one! There’s so much more in book two and Samuel is very easy to love even though he also makes mistakes but nothing like Frederick in book one!
Again, the narration was wonderfully done and kept me listening and wanting more. The characterization of Samuel was great, especially when he runs into things he does not want to do, which is often!
In short: The story deepens in book two quite a bit. The audio and narration are spot on. I’m hoping there will be a book three. I will be first in line to listen!
Spoke with the author on twitter and he says he’s working on getting book three out late fall! YAY!
|Overall:||5 / 5|
Michael grew up in Venice, California, the second son of a Vietnam veteran who was the first son of a Korean War veteran who was the first son of a World War I veteran. Like Lieutenant Dan, Michael carried on the family tradition and joined the Army, though the only wars he fought in involved blank ammunition, laser tag gear, and were kinda fun.
After a decade working various soul-sucking IT jobs, he independently released THE DIG in early 2011, and, 14 months later, the quirky sci-fi story rocketed to #1 on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, remaining in the top 10 for the rest of the year. He quit his job a few months into THE DIG’s initial surge, and has released five more novels since.
Michael is currently at work on the next books in his popular series.