I am listening to the complete "Hollows" series after reading them a few years ago. It's more fun the second time around and would recommend fans of the series to do the same.
Another totally engaging Hollows thriller. Fast plot, great character development...will keep you on the edge of your seat and listening for the sound of wolf howls and pixie wings.
great book, loved the narration, out of 200 audiobooks this series is one I keep being drawn back into again and again
Avid Book Reader
Ok... Rachel is a dumb witch... She does so many things that are stupid, impulsive and not well thought out. Things has to be explained to her in the simplest terms... The only reason im still going through with this series is because I adore Jinx and his pixie brood... Jinx and the pixies need their own book. Rachel annoys me to no end And I often roll my eyes over her antics and her trying to be in control. They go on a mission to rescue Jacks and this idiot check in under her real name... Like seriously?!! She is so stupid... The story is good and it keeps me listening and wondering whats going to happen next... But i do get tired of the story being told only from her point of view... I loathe stories being told only from one point of view... But that seems to be all the rage nowadays... Wish there was a warning on the label about the point of view the story is being told from...
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 :)
Love the series, love the ability to listen while active. What I don't love is the voicing. Ms. Gavin hasn't the vocal range to carry it, and her Jenks is so annoying as to almost put me off the recordings.