Beginning: Carpenter Middle: Marine then Firefighter Latter part: IT Admin; Books have always provided fuel for my imagination to feed on.
Great story. So glad this is a series to quench my thirst. Thank you Kim Harrison!
The mythical creatures are what drew me in. I was put off by the main character because she seemed very whiny, could have just be the narration though
Good story line, interested in reading the remainder of the series!
yes, i would recommend, story was OK
narrator needs to slow down
narrator needs to slow down, i can hear a lisp, lisp's don't bother me, but if the narrator is instructed to speed up so no one can detect it...
I love books! Listening or reading! Vampires and Werewolves and Fey, oh my!
I absolutely would! There are lots of things I love about the Rachel Morgan (The Hollows) series... I love that there are all kinds of different beings. Pixies, Witches, Vampires, Werewolves, Fairies, Elves.... The story is mysterious and has action.The one thing... Rachel starts out kind of whiney. BUT, she does come into her own over the course of the series and that behavior stops fairly quickly in the series. She spends her time trying to survive assassins after she quit working for the "police force" for the supernatural's that "came out" after "the turn." You just don't quit the I.S.
Rachel. I love that she's a mess but just keeps going. She is always running into trouble and always seems to get out of it... either by sheer dumb luck or the support of her new found friends. But you can see that she's got potential, she just needs to see it herself.
I have not.
I didn't find the book particularly emotional but I did sympathize with Rachel and I really wanted her and her little band to succeed.
Rachel is the main character but the other characters, especially Ivy (the self hating vampire who has a thing for Rachel), are well developed. Jenks, (the pixie), is a wise cracking side kick who adds the comic relief, "Tink's panties, Rachel!"
I guess I prefer my heroine to be a little more bad @ss. Rachelle is just too clumsy and ignorant (try, fail. talk about how good you are. try, fail. get recognized by others for being awesome. try, fail. get caught again). Also, the story introduced characters and information without providing feasible background and failed to capitalize on opportunities to add depth to the story. I will not provide detailed examples as to avoid spoilers, but, the rat, the neighbor, the roommate, the ex-boss, the bad guy...I was disappointed. I was really hoping to like the series. When I find it on sale or at the library, I may try one more book in the series just to see if Ms. Harrison changed up anything as the series progressed. My humble opinion.
Yes I would. Marguerite Gavin narrates this book perfectly. I could really get the feel for each individual character
Would have to be Ivy in this book
This series is my favorite fantasy series, and this is the first book in the series. I first read it in print, now I'm listening to it in audible format. A great premise, completely engaging characters, snappy dialog, mystery, danger, and a great reader. What's not to like!?! And the witch Rachel Morgan (like my favorite wizard, Harry Dresden) has that wonderful trait: a very good heart, so trying to do the right thing in impossible situations always sinks her deeper and deeper in trouble.
The series is a total of 13 books, the last of which is to be released in September of this year, plus one book of short stories. Those of us who want to move into the Hollows eagerly await the final installment, but we will be sorry to see it end.
OOPS wrong box but here are my thoughts. The world of Rachel Morgan who is a witch becomes complicated when she choses to leave the Inderland Security who police the nonhuman population. The problem is that people who leave the I.S. usually face swift elimination i. e. death. As Rachel tries to stay alive with the help of a living vampire (who she has difficulty trusting), a smart ass but loyal pixie and his family, a nice old man who lives across the street and appears to know more about Rachel than he should and Nick a human. She is attacked by witches, fairies and more. To further complicate things she is trying to prove that Trent Kalamack, a powerful councilman, is actually trafficing in brimstone and more. Trent is a formidable opponent and also not human. From the original premise of genetically altered tomatoes nearly wiping out mankind to Rachel's interactions with friends and foe there is humor, action, intrigue, mystery, possible romance and an great fear of tomatoes. Who could ask for more.
M Gavin' s performance was perfect for this story. I especially liked her portrayal of Jenks and the mink!
I bought this on the recommendation of the Kindles & Wine blog which have been dead on with authors like JoJo Mayes, Charlaine Harris and Karen Moning - this book however they were dead wrong. Uninteresting story with a lead character I didn't like, I had to struggle to finish this one (not wanting to waste my credit). Unlike Johanna Parker whose smooth southern accent accentuated the True Blood story and drew me into the world of Bon Temps - I did not care for this narrator at all. Waste if a credit