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Narrator: Aiden Snow
Series: Made For Sin #1
Published by Tantor Audio on August 30, 2106
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Length: 8 hours 7 minutes
Narrator Rating: B+
Meh. I know part of my problem is that I expect so much more from Stacia Kane after Downside Ghosts. But I just didn’t connect with these characters and never really got invested in the plot.
A lot of bad hands get dealt in Vegas, but E. L. Speare may be holding one of the worst: He’s cursed with the need to commit sins, and if he misses his daily quota, there’s hell to pay—literally. Fortunately, his hometown affords him plenty of chances to behave badly.
But Speare’s newest case really has him going out on a limb. The right-hand man of a notorious crime boss has been found dead in a Dumpster—minus his right hand, not to mention the rest of his arm. What catches Speare’s attention, however, is that the missing appendage was severed clean by a demon-sword, a frighteningly powerful tool of the underworld.
Speare’s out of his element, so he turns to a specialist: Ardeth Coyle, master thief, dealer in occult artifacts, and bona fide temptress. Ardeth’s hotter than a Las Vegas sidewalk on the Fourth of July, but she’s one sin Speare has to resist.
The dismembered corpses are piling up, unimaginable evil lurks in the shadows, and if this odd couple hopes to beat the odds, Speare needs to keep his hands off Ardeth, and his head in the game.
The concept had potential, the main character has a demon living inside him and it forces him to commit sins – he can either choose to sin in less horrible ways or it will take over and commit the most heinous sins.
The murders they’re investigating is also interesting – it reminded me a little bit of a Buffy episode in the early seasons. I liked that the world has acknowledged all these big bad supernatural elements. But it didn’t quite deliver for me – I never got really invested.
Made for Sin wasn’t bad – I never felt the need to DNF. But I doubt that I’ll continue the series. I did, however, enjoy the narration and would say Aiden Snow is a good narrator – his male voices were especially good and sexy – very alpha. But his female voices, although they didn’t have quite the same range, were also good. I give him a B+.