Love this series! Been listening from book-to-book with only pauses for my audible credits to catch up! Don't care for the explanations from previous events covered in other books of the series, been there done that, don't need the recap. But understand that it helped with picking up the series in the 2nd book. Would be nice to put the book series number in each title!
Rachel is such a strong female character. I love her. This is my favorite new series. You have to start from the first book though. I loved love to see this become a tv series.
I love books and animals.I enjoy all sorts of genres, anything from history to supernatural.
Book 3 in this series is Superb.
Kim Harrison continues to write these stories seamlessly and without flaw.
The characters, plot, and emotion seem so alive.
Of course that is also with the help of the fantastic narrator that really puts so much into the the story telling.
The first two books were quite entertaining, but it's become the same old grind - out of control vampire roommate, but Rachel doesn't want to move out. It's become a cliche within a cliche.
third in the series, after I read some pretty scathing reviews I was weird that it would devolve into a romance novel with steamy sex scenes. what sex there is, is pg at worst, and essential to the story line, which, by the way, is just as good as the previous books and leaves you ready for the next one.
I liked this audiobook but it was bit of a disappointment after absolutely loving the first two books in the series. This was a re-read for me but I actually didn't remember anything about it from my initial read years ago. I am actually pretty sure that this is the book that I stopped on when I started the series the first time. It was a good book but it wasn't anywhere near as entertaining as the first two in the series were for me.
This book started out really strong with Rachel having to deal with Big Al. Things looked pretty bad for her and I had no idea how she was going to outsmart him. She ends up getting a bit of help from his familiar and a werewolf insurance agent. It was a close call for Rachel and while she is trying to recover a secret slips out and Jenks ends up mad...and leaves. I missed Jenks constant presence in this book.
This book really seemed a bit more focused on the character relationships. I can't say that I really liked all of the developments in this installment. Nick can't handle being near Rachel so he leaves town. Rachel starts dating Kisten and while they have chemistry it seemed to happen way too fast. Ivy is having her own struggles with Piscary and staying in control. Jenks needs some time away to cool down. This felt like more of a transitional book that may be laying the framework for future books.
I did enjoy the narration in this audiobook. Marguerite Gavin is really the perfect narrator for this series. She is Rachel in my mind but she also performs all of the different voices very well. I never have any trouble understanding who is speaking and her delivery really keeps my focus on the story.
I would recommend this book to others. This is the third book in the series and I really do think that this series needs to be read in order since everything builds from the earlier books. Readers who try to read this as a stand alone will most likely be quite lost. I am looking forward to starting the next audiobook in this series very soon!
more Jenks. less sex. This is my primary complaint about most paranormal or urban fantasy. When I am actually reading (with my eyes) I can skim over these parts. In an audio book it's just annoying. Otherwise a good entry for the series.
I read this book not having a clue what it was about I thought it was just the detective story about a person that may be a witch it got me to read the whole series and then I downloaded the whole series and listen to him at audibleThe realtor was excellent stories excellent I can't say enough about this series on on the ball or reading books Kim Harrison is great
The narrator brings this fantasy to life. I am on my third reading of this series. Kim Harrison created a world i never want to leave. characters extremely filled out that I know and love from her wonderful books. A world i don't want to leave.
dissapointed with the serie
So here is when I am done with this series when I simply found it too stupid to keep listening….
The issue which have gone through the entire series:
”way too sexual frustrated writer”:
Continually use excessively much time on writing the start of a soft porn instead of focusing what would make for a good story creation.
The vampires absurdly sexual mind control ability bs: seriously if they had anything near these abilities they wouldn’t need anything else to control everyone and everything..
It is ridiculously broken and it is just stupid.
It only makes it worse than when everyone knows they got the abilities that they EVER allow them to even get a chance to use their charm abilities, and not instantly killing them when they do so.
Even worse that within the inderlanders that it is tolerated that they constantly allow them to use this charm without it being seen as using a deadly weapon.
(you are essentially allowing them to use permanently mind control that not only breaks your mind, makes you 100% addicted beyond anything, but also removes your free will: no way anyone with half a brain would allow this… the second a charm hit you would pull a uzi with uranium bullets and fill the vamp with them.)
Which brings us to the next problem:
Idiotic main character and cast. The characters and cast got the brains of worms when it is needed. There is SOO many ways to deal with the scenarios 100 times better then what they choose.
Several times, they just make absolutely idiotic decisions, refusing to use the powers they got:
(After book 2, Rachel got the ability to instantly put up a circle, which makes her 100% immune to ANYTHING from outside the circle. But even so she refuse to use it 99% of the time where it would be the PERFECT defence against inderlanders that because she doesn’t use it fucks them up and makes extremely bad situations, which would have been completely avoided easily by 1 word.)
Weaponries. When everything the main can do with magic can be done more effectively with conventional weapons and as good as any magic is useless vs conventional weapons.. even so apparently no one is intelligent to actually just take a gun and win, and the people that use guns apparently got the worst aim in the history of mankind -.-
The continually selfpitty bs which only gets worse and worse -.- the best metaphor for the development of the main is a child hammering nails through its hand then whining that it hurts more and more, when all it needs to do is STOP hammering on the nails…
Extreme inconsistency on different concepts of what magic and different kind of magic can do.. (there is a lot of “Because of PLOT and bad writing” situation. Which just made me so angry).
Overall, I got to 3 hours before book 4 ended before I just wanted to “burn the books”….
The overall idea of them is good, but there is so much idiocy just swarming the books I simply couldn’t keep listening….
The worst thing is that I rather want to hear where the story is going but it is 20% really good and interesting, but 80% bad and annoying…
I truly tried to push through all the bad and annoying. However, at book 4 I just could not stand the idiotic decisions and the whine which followed -.-
The narrator did a good job the entire time :)