I happen to have already read all the books in this trilogy, so I can now better understand how everything ultimately ties together. I had forgotten parts of the story so it was good to listen to it. If you like urban fantasy books with strong female characters, sexy supernatural beings, and plots that involve time travel, supernatural Councils, ghosts, war mages, internecine wars, and a vampire Mafia, then you'll enjoy this book.
I thought that the narration was rather choppy in that it seemed like the first read-through by the narrator was the one recorded; the words sounded somewhat stilted. I'm still wondering why she gave the Irish riverboat gambler ghost a Southern accent.
The other two books in the series are already out in audiobook format, and I hope that Audible adds them soon.
I really wanted to enjoy this book, but for some reason, I just couldn't get into it. I'm not sure if it was the narration, or the story itself, but I was disappointed. I finally gave up after listening to half of it.
I listen to a ton of books and this one is bad! I say that because of the way the book is read. She begins the book like she is angry and continues to read in a weird monotone that rarely gets my attention. I really wanted this to be better! The story? I have no idea because the reader bored me to death. I actually daydreamed while listening to this???
Probably not. The first book gets you hooked, but the series eventually changes narrators and it's too distracting.
I can't recall if it was this book or one of the later books, but it took me way to long to realize she wasn't saying "spear" she was saying "sphere".
Although I am not a huge fan of the narrator, I thought she was doing a better job in this series than the other one I had been listening to. I'm glad I only purchased the first book and got the rest from the library. The original narrator was replaced later in the series and it's too distracting to continue with audiobooks. I'm going back to my eBooks.
This is a busy, busy book. The world the author spins is entrancing, but there is a lot going on at all times. If Cassandra was a real woman, she would have collapsed from exhaustion before the halfway point of this book! Take a break girl, have a coffee, kiss a boy, take a darn nap! It can be hard to follow, but by the end I was caught up. It's a good story and seems well thought out over all. The narrator, who I've heard doing other books, is really slow on this one, I actually sped the timing up 15% and it made it easier to listen to her. It ends on a cliff hanger, so I will be going forward. I just wish there was less action and more meat of the story was explained, there are some large plot holes I am not over thinking, just trying to enjoy the tale.
Fast paced? Really?!! Try no pace. Most of the book I was able to listen to (I just couldn't make it to the end) was the protagonist talking; describing and explaining....... everything. The plot sounded interesting, which is why I kept listening, that and the reviews that called it "fast paced". Liars.... I kept thinking it would pick up, but finally I had to give up. I just couldn't take it any more. Too sad.
I believe I am in love with this series! when the book first began I wasn't as interested but after listening for about 30 minutes I realized I couldn't stop. the main character, Cassandra Palmer is just amazing, she is a strong female characters that doesn't allow the male population make decisions for her. It's good to see a female characters able to stand alone and carry out tasks and have others, who are described as powerful and strong, to need her a human. I can not wait to start the next book. 🖒🖒 on the narration I feel that the voices fit perfectly with the characters.
I have the feeling this book is the start of something big. Great characters with such a depth and complexity of plot that I see the potential for a long running obsession if the literary gods are with me!
I wasn't too sure about the narration at the beginning, but it quickly became on of my favorite new books to listen to!