🎧 Deadbeat Druid by David R. Slayton

November 3rd, 2022 Kimberly Review 16 Comments

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Deadbeat Druid by David R. Slayton is the third Adam Binder novel narrated by Michael David Axtell. Adam is determined to save Vic and he’ll travel to the realm of the dead to do it. Come along for this final urban fantasy adventure. You won’t be disappointed.

🎧 Deadbeat Druid by David R. Slayton
Deadbeat Druid
by David R. Slayton
Series: Adam Binder #3
Narrator: Michael David Axtell
Length: 9 hours and 31 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Source: Purchase
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The living cannot be allowed to infect the dead.

Adam Binder has lost what matters most to him. Having finally learned the true identity of the warlock preying on his family, what was supposed to be a final confrontation with the fiend instead became a trap that sent Vic into the realm of the dead, where none living are meant to be. Bound by debt, oath, and love, Adam blazes his own trail into the underworld to get Vic back and to end the threat of the warlock once and for all.

But the road to hell is paved with more than good intentions. Demons are hungry and ghosts are relentless. What awaits Adam in the underworld is nothing he is prepared to face. If that weren’t enough, Adam has one more thing he must do if he and Vic are to return to world of the living: find the lost heart of Death herself.

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I have enjoyed the Adam Binder trilogy. It’s been a fun, refreshing urban fantasy from its openly gay protagonist to the magic and realms. The characters are all unique, realistic and I rooted for them.

In this last novel, Adam sets out to save Vic, who ended up in the realm of the dead after events in , Trailer Park Trickster, involving a nasty warlock. I love Adam’s determination and the tale that unfolds has us dealing with demons and ghosts. Along the way, Adam and his brother will make peace with their past and perhaps Adam finds happiness.

The trip to the realm of the dead was fantastic and aided by Death. It kind of made me think of Supernatural (the TV series) as Adam drove his dad’s old car, now painted black, into hell. He doesn’t travel alone. His brother and friend the elf are riding shotgun. The trouble they encounter along the way kept me listening into the wee hours. Demons,psychopomps and perhaps even the devil himself.

We learn about Adam’s bloodline and confront the Warlock. It was all that I love in urban fantasy laced with messages about family, love, acceptance and friendships.

Slayton did a great job wrapping up threads and giving us closure, all while leaving the door open for more adventures.

Michael David Axtell’s narration enhanced this well-written tale while bringing voice to Adam and secondary characters. The trilogy lends itself well to the audio format and is one I highly recommend.

I am excited to see what David brings us next. He’s got To Catch a Geek and Dark Moon, Shallow Sea coming in 2023 and Rogue Community College in 2024. This should be interesting!

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About David R. Slayton

David R. Slayton

David R. Slayton grew up in Guthrie, Oklahoma, where finding fantasy novels was pretty challenging and finding fantasy novels with diverse characters was downright impossible. Now he lives in Denver, Colorado, with his partner, Brian, and writes the books he always wanted to read. White Trash Warlock is his first novel. In 2015, David founded Trick or Read, an annual initiative to give out books along with candy to children on Halloween as well as uplift lesser-known authors or those from marginalized backgrounds.

About Michael David Axtell

Michael David Axtell

Michael David Axtell currently lives in New York City with his wife and dog. He works as an actor, singer, narrator and pianist. He is a passionate performer and storyteller and is fascinated by communicating to audiences through different mediums. For a time after college, he pursued music and toured with the Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble, Chanticleer. However, he realized he craved a more theatrically based performance path, so he left Chanticleer to pursue my MFA in Acting from The New School for Drama ('17). He also began recording audiobooks for ACX which opened up an entire industry of exciting possibility and opportunity! He currently has twenty credits to my name available.

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16 Responses to “🎧 Deadbeat Druid by David R. Slayton”

  1. Felicity Grace Terry

    That this has an openly gay protagonist certainly intrigues me. That this lends itself well to an audio format is good news for what seems like an rapidly growing market; I know so many of my friends now listen to audio books and are always on the look out for good Urban Fantasy books.

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