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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.
I was so looking forward to this book. Although the story starts out ok the entire plot line with Ivy is extremely irritating and non-sensical and unfortunately ends in such a manner that this story line can only continue in future books. Big bummer because I really liked Rachel, Jinks and several other other characters and greatly enjoyed listening to the first two books.
Just not gone there with Ivy. It has nothing to do with homosexuality either. You need to listen to understand, but honestly I don't recommend it.
Her narration is fine.
Most of the middle and end scenes with Ivy.
The reader was not performing this book, at best she is reading it with emphasis. And the Bad language was the worst part. It seems the author can not go a sentence with out putting in some curse or foul thought. I couldn't even finish the book.
Lack of enthusiasm.
waste of time and I wish there was a way to know if a book is going to have bad language in it before trying to listen to it.
Beginning: Carpenter Middle: Marine then Firefighter Latter part: IT Admin; Books have always provided fuel for my imagination to feed on.
The expansion of her skills into demon curses.
The twisting of a demon curse.
Her intimation of each character in a well played fashion.
Laughed many times.
I love the story arch and where it is going regarding RMM and what buttons she likes to have pushed. Most of us go our entire lives not acknowledging our buttons much less asking someone to push them.
No. This is not what I thought it would be. Marguerite Gavin's voice hurt my ears. I need a lower range to be able to enjoy the narration. As to the Book itself.. I thought I would try a different genre. I guess I'm not a fan of sexy witches, warlocks, werewolves, etc.
nothing- it is just not my type of read.
Not having read the print version it would be unfair to comment; i am a fan of the author, the Hollows story and characters are inviting, exciting and come to life during the reading. I will be reading the next instalment.
This book allowed the readers to learn of the deeper traits of many characters. I couldn't possibly pick a favorite.
The island werewolf encampment, the bridge scene and the return to the hollows were possibly my favourites. I couldn't stop - every free moment a reached for it.
The relationship between Rachel, Ivy and Jinxs. The scenes unfolding throughout gave deeper glimpses into their dynamics.
Don't stop !!