Forget everything you know about witches, vampires and for that matter reality. Dead Witch Walking turns the crime novel into something brand new. I loved the edginess of the book coupled with the power and venerability of the main character. Very entertaining indeed.
A light weight, easy listen that ultimately left me unsatisfied. Going in I understood this was the beginning of a series. I listen to a lot of those. I get that you're left with teasers so you'll want to continue with the series. Usually, however, many of the initial mysteries or conflicts from the beginning of the book are somewhat resolved with new issues cropping up near the end so that you'll be enticed to continue the next book. This one didn't really resolve those early questions and didn't really introduce new mysteries near the end either. Consequently, it feels a little incomplete, and I feel a little ripped off. I'm admittedly curious about some of those unresolved issues, but not enough to get strung along lackadaisically. It starts to feel a little soap opera-ish when books do that. As for the narrator, she was fine. She did a solid, middle-of-the-road job. I wouldn't mind listening to her again. The bottom line: If you're looking for a series that will keep you occupied for a long time but won't be too mentally absorbing, this book promises a series that will definitely fit the bill. If you want high drama and a definite conclusion, keep moving.
Audible Addict. I listen to 2-3 books a week, depending on my schedule. I've been a member since 2008 and feel like I have a personal relationship with my I-Pod! I'm an ecclectic reader but have been hooked on "romance" (I hate that term) and paranormal books lately.
Purchased the first 2 books of series when they were on sale. This story never really grabbed me. It must improve with the next book but I'm not sure when I'll listen to it. Love Marguerite Gavin as the narrator in the Kitty Norville Series.
Action, Humor, Romantic longing
Pixie Jinks swearing is always a hoot
Marguerite Gavin is the best reader out there. I love all her portrayals, especially the Demon Algaliarept
No. I like to luxuriate in the stories as I have read them all.
Kim Harrison is a great story teller and I only wish she could write more stories.
If you like action, this is the book for you. Non-stop! Just when I thought I had the book figured out, it took a turn, and after that turn was a twist, and so on. In the beginning, I got a little lost in all the information but by the second chapter I was in the know.
This is a great simple read with supernatural characters. I like the different twists this book takes from the usual, but it took a while to get use to the narrator. I can usually get past that, but I am crossing my fingers she doesn't read the whole series!
I really like Vamp/Were stories (Dresden, Mercy Thompson, Jane Yellowrock, etc.). This was a fun spin on the genre; has pixies thrown in (sort of like the Artimis Fowl series). A fun story staging the relationships of witches, vamps, etc. There are 2 competing national policing agencies ruling the non-human crowd. Who will ultimately bring down the bad guy? I love the humor, this is mostly a light-hearted adventure. Not as good as the series mentioned in parentheses, but was still worth my listening time. I am now off to listen to book 2.
When I got this book, I wasn't expecting much. I was surprised and delighted to find my gamble had paid off this time. The story was fun and the narrator was good. I loved the pixies and how the writer made them kick-butt awesome fighters. I also liked the interesting take on vampires and all the explanations for why they come off as sex-crazed-jerks so much of the time. I have to say, I did like the secondary characters more than the main character, but I didn't dislike her (most of the time anyway). I'll definitely be giving the next book in the series a try.
I am a 30 something nurse, mother, and roller derby official. I frequent shows-both music (metal, rock, folk & "hipster") and comedians.
Funny, Endearing, Survivor
All the characters represent the different parts of a whole person: Ivy- logical, planner, prepared. Rachel: fly by the seat of your pants, optimistic, fearless. Jenks- in the right place at the right time, devoted, with a sense of humor & loyal.
The three of them manage an unlikely friendship to fight for those things they believe in, they are able to beat the forces holding them back.
Marguerite Gavin is one of my favorite audible voices. She has amazing timing, comedic genius and multiple voices to help keep the characters straight.
This book was a little long for one sitting. I finished the book in about 2 days, while maintaining a full time work schedule.
Kim Harrison paints a clear picture of the places, the people and the events that shaped Rachel Morgan's world. You will not be left with pressing questions in order to understand the story line. This is a great first book in a series.
I just couldn't do it dont know if it was the narration or just the writing