Well now of coarse I am 65, but still a great fan of Audible
I loved this book, so much in fact I purchased the next two, without even checking them out. I have never been a big fan of werewolf and vampire books, oh I love fantasy it is my main listening thing, but I just have not had the urge for paranormal stuff. Until now, just on a whim I tried a sample of this book, the voice of Renee Raudman hooked me, have you ever heard a voice that just sent chills up your spine, well this woman does that to me. But that is not all, the story had me in five minutes, and kept me listening until the early morning. This is not your usual story of suave vampires and beastly werewolves, this is a story of what the world could have been if there was magic that came and went in waves.
Truly I have not enjoyed a book so much in ages, try it, I am sure you will be spell bound too.
Perhaps younger fantasy fans.
In trying to make old creatures (vampires, shifters, etc.) unusual, she made them less enjoyable to those of us who prefer the classic portrayals.
Her voice is too wispy and childlike, almost lisping.
It was hard for me to remain interested in this story. Both character and plot development were poor, and the performance was not great. Words were mispronounced, and emphasis & inflection didn't always match the story. Usually I can "lose myself" while listening to a book, but Magic Bites failed to keep my attention.
Book nerd to the core! :)
I looked the book but it hasn't completely captured me yet. Definitely going to buy the next one to give it another go. I am a paranormal romance nerd so I wish there was just a bit more romance but that's not a deal breaker. I love the author's"Edge" series and her writing style in general. LOVE the humor!,
...minus interesting character development. a bunch of dudes. a female protagonist. some supernatural stuff. a mystery to be solved. I just couldn't bring myself to care.
All the books in the Kate Daniels series are well-written and love the voice for the audio books. This series has become one of my favorite audio books. I have listened to this book and others in the series several times and can't wait for more books.♡ ♡
I had heard that this was NOT a paranormal romance novel so I gave it a try. It is not a romance but I still didn't like it much. It starts off promising. I like the initial alternative near future world build. Bad ass female protagonist. Sweet! Murder mystery. Powerful forces in play. Check. Set up complete. I'm in.....and then it all goes south. The characterizations and dialogue just become eye rollingly (is that a word?) dumb. Typical bad writing where the bad ass lead character threatens and insults other powerful individuals who are clearly trying to help her. Why intentionally piss off someone you need help from? It happens over and over in this book. I guess it is supposed to make us think Kate is a super bad ass but it just comes off as childish and dumb. The plot is clunky and haphazard. The final reveal and battle seems pretty random, could have been anyone with no way to connect the dots. Also the end battle is WAAAY too long and cheesy. I did finish the book so I'll give it 2 stars.
Yes! My favorite type of character is a strong, independent female who doesn't take anyone's crap. Add 'magic theme' to that and you have the perfect book.
It wasn't cliche. At times when I was worried it would be, the author took a turn that even took me by surprise.
It was easy to imagine what the characters looked like with her narration. And mind you, she had to voice non-human monsters, but did a pretty damn good job. I can imagine her laughing after takes of some of the characters she had to voice, but Renee Raudman does a fantastic job.
I definitely laughed out loud which costed me a couple of odd stares at the gym. I didn't cry, but some parts I could feel the pain the character was feeling in my gut.
If anyone is a anime fan, this character is basically Revy from Black Lagoon. (If you're unfamiliar with this show, look up clips on youtube of Revy. You'll understand what I mean.)