THE STATEMENT OF ANDREW DORAN
Author: Matthew Davenport
Type of Book: Audiobook – Unabridged
Narrator: Shaun Toole
Length: 6 hours, 28 minutes
Genre: Contemporary Fantasy
Release Date: March 24, 2015
Publisher: Matthew Davenport
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
This book is difficult to classify. It could be filed as “Horror.” It could be described as “Fantasy.” It could be filed as “Historical Fiction.” It could be classified as a thriller; however it is actually all of the above.
In this book there are nazis, wizards, demons, Gods, soldiers, sailors, winemakers and more.
Dr. Andrew Doran is a Monster Hunter. The year is 1941 and World War 2 is raging.
Andrew Doran works at a University that houses (and displays) the only known English translation of a book called the “Necronomicon.” It is also the only copy in existence that contains all the original charts and diagrams. This book is capable of calling great evil into our world.
The “Necronomicon” is stolen by the Nazis and it is up to Andrew Doran to head into the heart of Nazi territory to retrieve it before Hitler has a chance to use it to bring evil Gods, demons and other creatures into the world.
This book is a fascinating look at an alternative (supernatural) history of World War II.
The narrator does an outstanding job with this audiobook. With the garbled names of demons, Gods and other supernatural creatures it would have been excusable for him to stumble over the pronunciations, but he didn’t; not even once. That is an impressive feat. I also really enjoyed the timbre of his voice and his cadence. His pacing was also perfect. I rate the narration as 5 out of 5 stars. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
All in all I rate this audiobook as 5 out of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
To write about such a bizarre mixture of topics and to make it sound plausible takes serious writing talent.
I also liked the fact that the book ended with all the loose ends tied up, but still paved the way for the next book in the series.
I recommend this audiobook to those who enjoy the Contemporary Fantasy genre.