Say something about yourself!
Read from January 13 to 14, 2015
Listened for Fun (Audible)
Overall Rating: 4.25
Story Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 4.50
Audio Rating: 5.00 (not part of the overall rating)
First Thought when Finished: I am sucked in y'all! SUCKED IN! Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews had me on the edge of seat, laughing out loud, and fanning myself (often all 3 within a matter of 30 minutes). How can you not love a world and characters that make you feel like that multiple times during a story. So far each book has been better than the last!
Narrated By Renée Raudman / Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
Renee ROCKED IT! <----enough said!
Part of my Read It, Rate It, File It, DONE! reviews
Note: I would have said more about this book but everything is so spoilery. Like I was pretty sure I was going to cry if a certain someone bit it. I also had to laugh when at the end a certain someone was clueless. Also all the quips! The dressing down. ANDREA (no seriously she is one of my favorite characters of all time). So lots to say but just don't want to ruin it! Just listen to it if you haven't already. Relisten if you have cause you know you want too!
This is my favorite book of the series. I have listened to it over 5 times. It has everything in it, action, adventure, comedy and a little romance. I literally was laughing out loud to multiple parts. Highly recommended.
I enjoy the series very much! However, I feel very disappointed by a narrator's lack of respect for Russian language. There are maybe 10 words in the whole book relating to Russian folklore, since Kate has Russian ancestors. Every one of them is pronounce in such bad way, I can’t even recognize the words. I actually feel insulted. I realized, it is silly to have such strong emotions, due to the genre of the book… But at the same time, I expect a little of homework and a due diligence from a professional.
Great narration. I like to list this first as it can make or break a story.
Loved this story. Easy listerning and very entertaining. Will be impatiently waiting for any new books in audio from this author.
I really enjoy it when readers with similar reading interests list their favourite authors and series. It really helps me find new authors too follow. Mine are Charlaine Harris, Jeaniene Frost, Jennifer Estep, Faith Hunter, Molly Harper, Ilona Andrews, Kresley Cole, Deborah Harkness, Nalini Singh, Coreene Callahan and Sherrilyn Kenyon.
I love the series and the characters but this book was the least interesting to me. Maybe it was due to the lack of action, as there there seemed to be too many preparations leading to the main events at the end. Or maybe it was the developments of the relation between Kate and Curran which verged from romantic to unconvincing, and cheesy. I prefer more action, less romance. Btw, Saiman's character shows an interesting revelation!
But I am still planning to continue the series, to see how this whole story develops.
The pages whipped right along with this crazy couple! Her denials, his confidence, their "My Girl Friday" conversations. Laughing or crying, each paragraph reminds me that I want to visit them sooner rather than later.
You take a well written series, throw in a Renee Raudman performance, and there it is: shear joy! Every time I listen, I hear more info this book.