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.
The book doesn't treat you like you an idiot but throws some new terminology at you and a couple details and your brain does the rest. It's very imaginative and hysterical. I laughed a lot. Out loud. But I have to give props to the reader! I want her as my best friend! I know why this book series's is one of the top "wish listed" it's awesome. Expensive but worth it.
I liked the character Rachel. She was a tough girl with a good personality. The book just was not exciting. In fact I would say boring. Not much suspense. It was like a VERY long episode of law and order with Vampires, witches, demons and annoying pixies.
No. Thank goodness. I started some books by Jeaniene Frost and they are just what I expect from this genre. Suspense, sinister characters, laughs, and love. This book seemed geared for teens. ( Maybe it is I don't know).
Yes she does an amazing job.
I was hoping to get into another series but unless someone can convince me that the books get better.. I'm done. Sorry but I just was not entertained.
Yes, I love this series!
I don't know about a particular book, but The Hollows series reminds me of the Dresden Files meets Anita Blake but better.
She does a good job portraying all the characters.
Not one thing in particular in this book. All I know is I have greatly enjoyed this series and recommend it to everyone I know.
Can't wait for the next book in the series!
The Dragon Mother
This futuristic story centers around a witch named Rachel Morgan and it is set in time after a genetically engineered virus wipes out a good chunk of the human population. After the virus, the paranormal community decided to come out of hiding and make itself known to the rest of the world. The rest of the world wasn’t quite ready for the big reveal so the two communities still keep themselves mostly separate.
Rachel works as a type of cop for an organization called IS. The IS doesn’t treat her very well so she decides she wants to quit and work on her own. A little pixie named Jenks and her vampire friend Ivy also want to quit the IS and work with Morgan. The IS can’t have these renegade types out there, so they put a contract out on Rachel. Now Rachel and her two friends must hide from hit men while they try to figure out a bust that will be big enough for them to get out from under the contract.
I really enjoyed this story. Kim Harrison has created a whole new world for us to explore and enjoy. There was a whole different take on vampires and witches that I found a bit confusing at first. That was due to my preconceived notions about the paranormal traits of vampires and witches, not because of the writing. So flush your brain of all other vampire and witch stories and start fresh.
I enjoyed that there was a mystery surrounding Trent that was never actually divulged. Normally that would tick me off, but with all the rest of the action and suspense, it didn’t. There was a whole lot going on in this book and it will be one that I will probably go back and listen to again.
This was the first book in a series and I will definitely go on to the next.
The Narration Review
I think Marguerite Gavin did a great job on the narration. I liked that she would increase the tempo just a bit for when she was talking for Jenks and that she gave him a good I-got-attitude voice. All the voices were clearly distinguishable so I never had to wonder who was speaking.
I listened to the book to and from work, an hour drive one way, and Kim Harrison's book and her character Rachel Marianna Morgan, were so great for the trip! They are so witty, I found myself laughing out loud many times. Made the commute much more endurable.
I loved this book! Kim Harrison has done an excellent job inventing a world and characters that I want to get to know better. The narrator did an awesome job and I really enjoyed all the voices she came up with for the characters. I drove from Vermont to Florida and back with Rachel Morgan and she was the best part of the drive :-)
I have never, ever stopped reading a book. This one.... I did. The writing was terrible and the narration only slightly better. Maybe my expectations were too high given the high ratings of others but quite honestly, I would expect better writing from an eighth grader.
Avoid this 'reader' at all costs! Over played, 'snarky' when there's no need to sound it, heavy handed. All the characters sounded alike with the only difference being pitch or nasality. Decent story? IDK...couldn't stand the reader long enough to find out.
I accidentally started this series the 6th book in. Found the audio book on sale at books-a-million for $14.99. And although a bit confused, loved it! So am starting the series from the beginning, and so far am glad I did :) its an exciting series, very good character development, and an intriguing story line. Highly recommend!!!!