Lots of great characters and an alternative modern world. I love Jenks, we could all use a sidekick like him. I really enjoyed the banter between Rachel and the other people in the story and it moves along at a nice pace. Narrator is good too, I've listened to her before and enjoy her work.
I liked the book and want to continue on with the series, but I wasn't impressed with the reader and her interpretation of the characters, particularly Ivy. I ended up actually reading the end of the book instead of listening to it.
I stumbled on this series by accident and am so glad I did, what a great book and a great listen. I cannot wait for more.
The story is Ok; not impressive. If I could get past the narrator I would have finished already- but I can't. The narration of this book is dreadful; it is hard to listen to.
This is some of the best books I have heard in a long time. the price of audible is unbeatable.
I've been reading science-fiction and fantasy for 25 years now, and this is the 2nd worst book i've ever finished.
The target audience for this book is likely women between the ages of 25-40. I assume this based on the fact that all the women are empowered, the protagonist is able to beat up most men but can still cry from time to time. Combine this with the fact that every male character is flawed in at least one major way.
I just looked up the author on wikipedia and am shocked that the author is not a romance novelist. Her writing convention seems to be from a genre like romance. For example, in one scene a character's eyes widen 3 times as they are shocked by a variety of things. By the end of the scene I imagine that the character's eyes being the size of dinner plates.
The plot revolves around an alternate earth where gm foods have killed enough humans that all the fringe creatures like werewolves, witches and vampires now have a comparative population to man.
The protagonist works for a police force that will hire assassins if any of their operatives try to get out of their 20 year contracts without paying it off first. Some police force huh? The plot seemed to be created using some random plot generator, and it ends in a clunky "I really want to extend this crappy book into a big series I can milk for a few years" sort of way.
Really, it's just feminist drivel under the guise of a bad fantasy noir story.
Don't believe the hype. I'm sure if you read twilight and harlequins this will be enjoyable I guess. I'd recommend Jim Butcher, Robert Asprin, Terry Pratchett and Spider Robinson if you're looking for lite fantasy fare.
this was my introduction to the series, and i wish now that i had read it rather than listened to it. the reader annoyed me throughout the first half, which is all i have been able to to tolerate listening to so far. i hate to leave a decent story unfinished, but i am taking a break from this and can't say i'm looking forward to getting back to it. my recommendation: listen to the sample and then imagine 13 hours of that voice and the inflections that come with it. i wish i had.
I am not saying first, there might be a better one, but its a tie with about 4 books. I had read a review, and they were spot on... M Gavin does an incredible job narrating the charactors, and making you feel like your in the story. Pure imagination.A few lagging parts, but the narration kept me joyful when I played it and listened to a few chapters, just as keenly as I had started it... all the way thru.
It makes you aware there will be more novels, and there are. I want to get the next three asap!
The tomatoes that changed the future.
Mink aren't rodents. They're weasels. I grant an author license to be creative about fantasy beings, so long as he or she is consistent. However, real word creatures should be researched (at least minimally), and I found the error jarring, and distracted me from an otherwise entertaining story line.