If you love Dresden Files, then this is for you! Kim Harrison has a wonderful imagination and Marguerite Gavin reads this wonderfully! Super easy read.
I'm not giving anything away....Marguerite dose outstanding narrating bringing the characters personality to life.... This is my first book by Kim Harrison but you can bet I'll be getting the rest of The Hollows..
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Read for Profiling Mysteries (Bought for Myself)
Overall Rating: 4.50
Story Rating: 4.25
Character Rating: 4.75
Audio Rating: 4.50 (not part of the overall rating)
NOTE: I am the last person on the planet to read this book but I am so glad that I did :)
First Thought When Finished: I am a Rachel, Ivy, and Jenx fan now! This was just to fun!
What I thought of the Case: In Dead Witch Walking, the main focus is on Rachel starting a new chapter in her life. She is quitting her job and they are not taking it well at all. They keep trying to kill her and that plays throughout the book. The other part is getting her new business setup with Ivy and Jenx. Needless to say Dead Witch Walking is fast and furious from beginning to end. We are introduced to lots of key players (I think) and taken on an action packed thrill ride. There is so much going on that when the end happened I was shocked that Kim Harrison managed to pack so much into the last quarter. I immediately wanted to pick up book 2!
What I thought of the Characters: I usually have a problem with 1rst in series books because you are given a bunch of character info but no action to back that up. That is not true in Dead Witch Walking--the characters are introduced through their actions and you either love/hate/get annoyed with them through that. I really love when an author takes that path to getting the reader comfortable in their world. Needless to say I am a huge fan of Rachel--she is not perfect and does a lot of things that make you shake your head. However, she is loyal to her friends and is giving in nature. Jenx and Ivy also made very positive impressions on me and I can't wait to see more of their adventures. I am not so sold on the "maybe" love interests but then again in UF, I seldom am.
What I thought of the Audio: Narrated by Marguerite Gavin at a running time of 13 hrs and 14 mins this audiobook is very well done! Marguerite is perfect for Rachel and her punctuation/articulation/emotions were right on the money! I highly recommend the audio.
Final Thoughts: I really love Dead Witch Walking and had fun getting introduced to The Hollows.
This is an excellent series!! Don't miss it. I love the banter between the characters and how a witch, a pixie and a vamp become a dysfunctional family that will go to hell and back to protect each other. These just get better and better. Great writing and great reader, perfect combination. Absolutely credit-worthy. Tied with the Nighthuntress series by Jeaniene Frost as far as my favorites.
I'm 52 and enjoy sifi, history, funny romance, fantasy type books. I give my views as to how a book is based on my emotions.
I wasn't too impressed with it even though I listened to the end. Could of been better. It just didn't grab me like the rest of the books I have.
Engaging, funny, suspenseful!
When Rachel was caught as a mink in Trents office.
This was my first time hearing her, she is really good at the multiple characters and keeping the listener interested.
Fun and unexpected
Jenks was my favorite because he the character that has the freedom to say whatever he wants.
I don't like vampire series so was a tad putoff by the interaction between Ivy and Rachel.
not enough romance for me. the story concept was good and the narrator was good but I like a good balance of mystery/romance in my paranormal and this didnt have it.
An avid audible book listener!
This is one of those series that appears to be more interesting to listen to rather than read.
The alternative universe the author has created in this series is just different enough from other series to make the reader want to learn more.
This book was not a "page turner" where you had to finish it in one sitting, but it was entertaining.