• Vesik

  • The Dufris Years
  • By: Eric Asher
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 75 hrs and 30 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (150 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A crashed wedding. A scorned vampire. A necromancer's fury...Damian Vesik is no hero. At least, not according to the magical community that turns a blind eye to his battles against evil. So he chalks it up as one more thankless mission when he’s forced to stop his vampire sister from murdering her ex’s entire bridal party....

Infiltrating the ceremony to protect the innocent, Damian uncovers something more sinister than a massacre. With the help of his berserker fairy friend, he'll need to prevent an unholy alliance between ancient demons and an undead horde before one hell of an afterparty dooms the world.

Dedicated to the memory of William Dufris. This collection includes all eight of the Vesik novels recorded by William Dufris. At the end of this set, you'll find thoughts from Eric R. Asher and an interview with Erin Moon, narrator of The Books of the Dead. 

Titles included:
Days Gone Bad
Wolves and the River of Stone
Winter's Demon
This Broken World
Destroyer Rising
Rattle the Bones
Witch Queen's War
Forgotten Ghosts

©2020 Eric R. Asher (P)2020 Eric R. Asher

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  • 02-10-21

Fantastic

What more could you ask for? Your favorite series with the absolute best narrative all rolled into one download. I never imagined I'd have such a fantastic tribute to the late William Dufris in one spot.
Vesik is like coming home to a group of your best friends. We'll maybe not quite as every story seems to have some giant disaster but the friend part is true. No matter the circumstances they pull through, together.
Monsters? you want Monsters? Vesik has some monumentally Earth ending monster's, and sometimes they are friendly.
Asher has always done a wonderful job balancing horor with humor and I am tickled to get to have this audiobook marathon of one of my favorite series to enjoy.

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What a great box set and tribute to the narrator!

What a wonderful way to honor the body of work narrated by William Dufris. He did such a wonderful job bringing the author's words to life! The interview between Eric Asher and Erin Moon, the newest Vesik series narrator, at the end was absolutely worth the listen. I will enjoy listening to this series for many years to come. This urban fantasy series is a superb piece of work.

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Absolutely amazing!

If you are a big fan the syfy world, these books are right up you're alley!! Eric Asher is an absolute genius when writing and getting you to feel like to are living you're own world and are standing right in the middle of this new world he has created. William Dufris was a genius at narration. you of the best narrators I have heard in a long time! he has the uncanny ability to project the story onto you like you are there! An absolute amazing series! I will read and listen to this again and again

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A good read/listen

A well written and narrated book series. I enjoyed the characters and the stories. My only problem was the cliffhanger ending and the sudden change of perspective of the story. I would recommend the series to others to read and/or listen to.

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get this series if you like urban fantasy!

loved it. Get this series if you like urban fantasy It is worth the price they are asking for for over 75 hours of quality audio books. Not many book series can get me to laugh out loud and then follow it up with feeling fear for the characters from one moment to the next

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Simply amazing

The series is not only fun but enthralling. There was never a point I willingly hit pause because I just wanted to keep listening. The narrator tells us the story in a wonderful fashion

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everything I look for

I have been reading RJ Blaine alot. I love her novels and audio books for the same reasons I love this package. I came across this because of the reviews and recommendations. I was smiling and enjoying the first 15 min! fantastic voice acting. perfectly written. one might think Vesik is just an amazing story teller and it was never a book but thats not true. truly happy with this purchase. rj Blaine has a similar modern magic humor that I love. im just glad I can add to my faves section

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Love this series and will miss Mr Dufris narration

I started reading the books in this series but when I heard Mr Dufris' character portrayals, I switched to audiobook. I am very picky about my narrators so when I find one that makes me feel as though I'm listening to multiple people narrate, I am extremely happy. His take on Zola is perfect and whenever I read these books (if I get them early), I hear his voice when reading. That's an amazing accomplishment and I know I will miss him narrating this series. Luckily, we have these contributions to take us into a future without him.

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what a good series.

I tried to listen to the books of the dead but loosing Dufris was a hit. As the series progresses it get more and more girly don't get me wrong Sam and Zola are great characters but replacing Damion with girls just doesn't interest me.

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Scattershot and shallow - with random dead ends

The good: “the sane part of me told me not to poke the bear with the paw on the nuclear button.”
Phenomenal narration and a great urban fantasy premise following a necromancer, the black sheep profession of the magical world. 75 hrs of listening time for 1 credit.

The bad: “You learn to laugh or you paint the walls with your brain.”
This series is about quantity over quality.
The plot meanders aimlessly, adding a dizzying array of characters drawn from a mishmash of myths. There are demons & gods with biblical names, Egyptian gods & Greek creatures, dragons & treelike Ents. This is kitchen sink UF.

The series has more dead-end plot threads than the GoT show. For example, in book 2, Zola is taken. Why? No real reason. In book three, Damian’s mom is kidnapped. Why? Never explained.
Characters disappear from storylines (what ever happens to Frank?). Good guys are suddenly bad guys. The motivation for bad-guy actions often makes no sense.

The tone is all over the place, On the one hand, the only backstories for all the centuries-old characters are ones of torture and pillaging… and the red shirt death occurs in the millions with talk of crucifixions and disemboweling. The series is set in current times, yet technology and guns are scarce until needed for clunky plot progression. On the other hand, there’s a ghost panda and a pirate parrot, not to mention running gags about chimichangas, lovable, slobbery monster Kuseths, and a fairy king who goes by Glen. Then there’s F 💣 and awkward adult scenes having a water witch going down on Damian.

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“The soldier fought the compulsion for a time, but in the end, the dead obeyed their lord. To be continued.” Book 8 stops mid-battle, with cliffhangers big and small And another plot about a trio taken and held for execution fades to a non-ending. Even with the 75 hr value, the cliffhanger chapped my undies.

Better series in urban fantasy include:
Alex Verus (12 book series with much better characters and story depth)
Charming (odd title, but it works, trust me, this 5 book series is fresh and snarky)
Quincy Harker (if you can handle the MF mouth- omnibus contains Years One-Three & can stand alone,
but you can then get Salvation for Year Four to complete the full arc)

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  • 04-02-21

This is a wonderful tribute to William Dufris

if you love urban fantasy with added humor then you will love the Vesik series, this collection of the first 8 books is a great tribute to the late William Dufris whos narration brought the characters to life and keeps the listener engaged throughout the books. I would highly recommend this series.

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