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Big Bad

By: Lily Anderson
Narrated by: Sarah Mollo-Christensen
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Summary

Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Suicide Squad in this adult dark, rompy novel in which the most beloved villains from Buffy must team up to stop the Slayer from ending their evil universe! 

Demondale, Callifornia, 1999...Like Sunnydale, but whole lot more evil. Step into this alternate reality, where chaos reigns supreme. 

The Mayor's sun-shade has created permanent darkness over Sunnydale, fully opening the Hellmouth once and for all. Now the newly christened Demondale has become a safe haven for vampires, beasts, and all types of ruffians. It's never been better to be bad. 

Aspiring supervillains (and super nerds) Jonathan and Andrew attempt to hold their own in a town full of monsters, while eleven-hundred-year-old vengeance demon Anya is just looking for something to give her life purpose again, spending her days working at an evil juice bar. But soon word gets out that there's a new Big Bad on the scene, one more powerful and more destructive than anyone who has come before. She, of course, is Buffy the Vampire Slayer. And she's hell-bent on rooting out all of this reality's evil by any means necessary. 

Now Jonathan, Andrew, and Anya must recruit a team of Demondale's most notorious villains—including Angelus, Spike, Drusilla, and even Ripper the malevolent magic shop owner—in order to save their world. But it'll be no easy feat to put their pride and differences aside and stop the worst thing that has ever come to town: good. 

Written by acclaimed author and Buffy super fan Lily Anderson, this novel brings together Buffy's most devious and beloved villains from the Trio to the Whirlwind to Anya, Glory, and Vampire Willow. This is one apocalypse Buffy fans are not going to want to miss!

©2022 Lily Anderson (P)2022 Hyperion Avenue

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Great story, let down by narration

As a Buffy fan since the beginning, it was great to hear a story from an alternative perspective, with a lot of characters we know and love from the series interacting for the 1st time.
It's clear that the author is a big fan as well, with so many references to characters, events, and lore!

However, the narration is jarring. It feels as though it's being read by a robot, with very odd intonation and a lack of character, warmth, and depth throughout.
That being said, it didn't stop me listening the whole way through, which really is a credit to the story itself.

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Really enjoyed this!

Ahhhh the joy of Buffy-Verse AU's.

As an ancient one now who grew through their formative years as an OG Buffy fan, this was a welcome stomp around familiar hunting grounds with some old friends. Not part of the official rebrand but I really enjoyed hanging around this alternate universe with Andrew and Johnathan joining forces with Anya and Angelus to Team Save Demondale from a rogue Slayer lost in unfamiliar dimensions desperate to end their evil world and get herself back home.

Now I know everyone's very excited the Powers That Be have Buffy cast returning to Sunnydale with the Audible series, this is still a great story catch up,

Narration is brilliant.

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a must read for every buffy's fan

The story will keep you hooked from start to finish. Jhonatan is so well written that you might think is the original show. The story is great even without Buffy being the centre of it. It's gonna show you that even monsters has their own normal life. I loved it.

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This was a really good book. Anyone that liked Buffy will really enjoy this kind of spinoff

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fantastic buffy stor

Good to get new buffy stories. loved how the story was told in a different buffy universe. true to original material. need more like this.

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Terrible

nothing original at all,
the characters were used terribly, considering these were meant to be villains they might as well have been children characters.

don’t waste your money

the narrator is shocking, needs some acting lessons,
and learn how to give new voices for characters

please never again

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Surprisingly fun listen!

I purchased this as I needed something to satiate my Buffy appetite… I thought it was going to be silly and a difficult play given how much I love BTVS, but it’s a genuinely fun listen! Just download it and take a chance on it, you won’t regret it!

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Totally immersed in the Buffyverse

This is the first time I've been fully immersed in the Buffyverse since the show. if you are a fan, go listen now! The characters were so recognisable. Their essence captured perfectly. The twists of the alternative universe all entirely plausible and some I would have liked to keep...Willow...Dru *swoons* Thank you and please write more.

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A really good book

would Definitely recommend this book full of dark humour and all ur favourite characters hopefully there be a sequel maybe with Xander Harris and Cordelia Chase in the story next time narrator brings it all to life
dont miss this one

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