Aside from the alternate reality setting, the lead character makes me think of a female Harry Dresden. The lead is just a bit too concerned with her libido as well. The performance is ok. I've heard better and I've definitely heard worse.
Todd W. Brown
I love stories that set themselves in "our" world with slight twists and a history of their own. Rachel Morgan is a blast as a character and her adventures will keep you pulled in. It is light reading that has an almost perfect amount of main and supporting characters that populate this world where magic, faeires, demons, vamps, and all sorts of supernatural beings are "normal" parts of society.
As for the narration on the audio version, Ms. Gavin sounded a little older than I expected her to sound as Rachel and one of her male characters sounded a lot like a bad Napoleon Dynamite impersonation (Francis), but she give the story some real pop and does a fine job of voicing the variety of individuals that populate the world Harrison has created.
The story line and composure of the dialog and the style of writing kept you involved. Its intense, unpredictable and funny.
yes, I really enjoyed how you were learning who the main character was through internal thoughts and others actions rather than a monologue. Monologue's are good but the way this is written it flows nicely and as new characters were introduced the main character was also being introduced. Little to no back tracking.
I found her takes on the characters very easy to enjoy. It put spunk and more personality to the people. I am a huge Lorelei King fan, and I found myself enjoying Marguerite just as much as I do Lorelei. You know the difference in each character.
I laughed several times, and found that it was very hard to turn off.
I am a huge urban/scifi fantasy fan. I like the Mercy Thompson series, Jayne Yellowrock, Stephanie Plum(no scifi), oh i cant list all of them. But this after one book, is near the top of my favorites.
This book was hilarious! The characters were well written and the scenes were fantastic. The story line was in-depth and interesting.
Every time Rachel had an encounter, here inner dialog was great.
Rachel was done well and Francis was the best! Nasally and annoying..
Absolutely. I'm pretty picky about how I spend my credits, and I'm really tired of the Teen drama with a twist of fantasy. I've read a ton of the vampire and ghost stories available, but this one is for adults without the sex.
Action. Humor. Beginnings.
Jenks always lights up every scene he is in.
Yes. I wish I had the time to do that!
Jenks - He was hilarious and I loved the voice the narrator gave him. Rachel - Got a little tired of her reactions to Ivy every time she came near her. Also, some of her decisions were a little questionable.
The story was good for the most part but dragged in several places.
What fun character's & fun situations they get into.Great series so far.I love the paranormal & mixing it up with Mystery is even better.Rachel needs to grow a pair though with concerning her"room mate"Ivy.Ivy seems to be taking the"Hero"role in this book.Jinx is funny & flighty a great companion to Rachel,her little side kick.I look forward to listening to the other books in the series to see what other trouble,Rachel & her team can get into:)
She seemed to flow effortlessly between characters and scenes
Ivy's reactions and efforts to control and addiction
This book was great. I was turned on to these books by a co worker since I loved the Dresden File Books by Jim Butcher. Please check out this series. I think you will enjoy them.
About a 6 on a 1-10.
No. This is a fun genre. I enjoy the theme a lot - witches, pixies, vamps, demons - good stuff.
Janx's voice. It was very amusing and well done. I think she did all of the characters extremely well. I would listen to more books read by Ms. Gavin.
I would read other books in this genre by Kim Harrison but only if they didn't have the Rachel Morgan character in them. I did not like her one bit. She was a spoiled, stubborn, rude and stupid character and I had no feeling for her besides annoyance. Also, the story plot was a little "movie of the week". It was trite and tiresome. I wasn't so much interested in the storyline as I was in the characters and their world. I really wished that the story explored more of Ivy and Janx. I was also a little disappointed that the loose ends weren't tied up very well at the end of the book. I hope that Ms. Harrison's next book is more about the world of the vamps and/or pixies. I think it may be more interesting.
I am a over the road truck driver for the past several years. Which gives me a lot of time to listen to audio books.
The narration is excellent. The character develop well and the world feels full and dynamic with enough real world to help the fantasy come to life. The problems Rachal gets herself in seem daunting and with no way to go back and no desire to do so she finds her self and her two closest friends with only one choice. Stand or die. This holds fast thru out the entire series and only gets better as the depth of the world and personalities works its way out. If you like fantasy and magick in a mostly modern era. If you like demons witches and vampires. You will enjoy this series. I am a guy and wile there is a great deal of lover interpersonal relationship emotional involvement in this series it did not degrade in to a "sappy love story with spells and fangs". As a guy i prefer action but a listener looking for quality emotion that enhances the story more than becoming the story will most likely come away satisfied.