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
Perfectly light and easy to listen to.
Great story, some....."breath-catching" moments and a lot of humor. :-)
I had to rewind some of this book to get the story going. Pay close attention to details you will need for the rest of the books. Love this series I am on book three now.
I'm now addicted to this series. It's one of those things you don't want to stop listening to. The different voices for the characters is great. I love Jynx. The hyper quick talk is funny. I can't wait to read the next one! If you like fiction, supernatural and suspense/mystery this is for you!
I enjoy these pulp fiction wizard and witch series in alternate magical universes. As a hard core Dresden fan this series seems to be developing as such although it may be too derivative.
The main character seems very non heroic, impulsive and not int eh good way.
The rat fights were good
I am hoping the author finds here own voice for the world and it does not continue to be derived fromt eh Dresden universe.
I liked the main character and the premise of the story- how magic became a part of the world. Interesting concept.
The only thing this book lacks, which i have found in others of the same genre, is a strong bond between the characters. The main character has a roommate, and their interactions are awkward, to say the least. I think there is some missed potential there that i hope is corrected in future novels in this series.
At first, this book was horrible! The story was all over the map as the author tried to give context and the back story. And I really struggled with the narrator, she isn't great. About 1/3 of the way through the story, it became interesting and I was sitting in my driveway every night listening an extra few minutes. The author could have disregarded an event or two near the end of the reading, it seemed that she was trying to slam an extra few bits of action that were really unnecessary. I hear that the series is good and when Kim Harrison writing well, her story flows and is enjoyable. I am going to pick up the next in the series and see how it goes.
I have no idea who would enjoy this book especially if one likes the vampire/werewolf/witch kind of story - it's not very intelligent. Even the cliches are boring.
The performance is terrible. The reader has no sense that she's being listened to by an audience. Very little animation in the voice and that makes it difficult to pay attention. In a word, monotonous.