Vant Hu’l is cursed. Dragged to the center of a wasteland by a ruthless malevolence, the legendary warrior discovers a cavern filled with devious riddles and fiendish traps. Upon solving the labyrinth, he is confronted by a hideous creature. A beast with unimaginable abilities. A being of unspeakable evil.... Death.
Without a shred of clemency, the demigod presents Vant with a choice: do his sinister bidding out in the world or suffer an eternity of horrifying torment. Thus begins Vant’s quest out of the badlands, through the hostile wilderness, into the clutches of twisted townships, and finally toward conflict with the vile stewards of a corrupted civilization.
But Vant will not go it alone. In the midst of his journey, he develops an unlikely companionship with a clever and venturesome teenage girl, the expert survivalist Skii Tavee. They also form an alliance with two newfound - but questionable - companions: Kram Grammie, the sneaky con man who is as crafty as he is klepto, and an off-kilter eccentric bizarrely known as "The World’s Worst Magician". United, they set out to dispatch their foes, rescue the innocents caught in the crossfire, and unite the forces of a world gone astray, all while reconciling with their own haunting pasts.
Mortal Enemy is an experience like no other. It is a relentless whirlwind of action and adventure. A tale of conflicted heroes and dastardly villains. A story rich with darkness and struggle, yet filled with devilishly wicked humor. It is jam-packed with nightmarish scenarios, fantastical environments, rich mythology, incredible weapons, unique technologies, and characters dripping with personality...with shocking surprises awaiting you at every turn.
Come experience Death...if you dare.
Narrated by Reid Scott and Devin Kelley. Starring Eric Christian Olsen, Troian Bellisario, Keegan Allen, Patrick Adams, and Chris Pine. Also featuring the performances of Adetokumboh M'Cormack, Amanda Walsh, Baxley Andresen, Brendan Hines, Brett Dier, Christa B. Allen, Crispian Belfrage, Edouard Holdener, Ian Gotler, Jamie Harris, Joshua Close, Justin Felbinger, Michael Dunn, Neal Bledsoe, Robert Baker, Robert Pine, Sarah Wright Olsen, Timothy Dowling, and William Rowel.
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SO MUCH FUN!!
This was a wild ride that was incredibly enjoyable. An amazing story with compelling characters and incredible action sequences.
This is one of those stories that you will have trouble putting down; you get sucked into the world created, continually wanting to know what happens next. This was beautifully written, and the audio experience just took it to a whole new level. Simply fantastic.
I’ve already shared this with friends/family. I can’t recommend this enough!
A full and epic experience
Mortal Enemy is listed in the audio book section, but I would not consider this is NOT a traditional audio book. From the moment it starts, you're greeted with a moody score and sound design that continues through the entire story. The music feels massive, I'd love to get the score on its own. Mortal Enemy is listed as an "experience" and I'll be damned if that wasn't exactly what I got out of it.
This has a few dozen talented actors and actresses (Reid Scott, Eric Christian Olson, Devin Kelley, Chris PINE!!) who bring the characters emotions straight through your speakers, earbuds, phone... whatever you're listening on.
The first page has the line "A speck in the vast nothingness, like a pitiful bug, inched closer to nowhere. This speck was a man. Known as Vant Hu'l." Vant is our hero and we follow him as he goes on a journey that reminded me of Lord of the Rings crossed with Mad Max. An entirely new world is created here with characters and adventures that draw you in - by being interesting and then scary and then gross as it all unfolds and you discover what’s really inside of them.
The author and the rest of the crew went above and beyond to make this stand out - music, sound design, and voice work are exceptionally well done. All in all, this is definitely worth a listen (and a read, too) simply for the production value alone, and the story kept me going with compelling situations and characters the entire time. I really enjoyed it.
Would have listened to this book from start to end without stopping if I could have. Incredibly engaging and entertaining. And the audioboook version is a must-listen. Waiting for the sequel!