Because the heroine was apathetic about her every situation- I was too. I just couldn't get excited about it. Perhaps there is a romance going on later in the series, but not in this opener.
Loved it! This was my introduction to Fantasy, and a great way to get my feet wet. I love the characters. The narrator, Christine Carroll is spectacular! She doesn't sounds like she's reading at all, she sounds like she's just talking to you. I'm going to wait awhile before I listen to the sequal because they used a different narrator (I can't imagine why) and I won't give her a fair chance until the memory fades a while. Thanks everyone who recommended this one!
I really enjoyed this book...the characters are the type of people you are around daily...well almost...and the sense of humor is great!
I cannot wait for more from C. E. Murphy!
The best voice of charters I have heard yet.the story made you seem as though you were there watching it.You felt the emotion of the story.The fay were great.Who can say more then great read good job.
This is well worth listening to. The heroine is half American Indian/half Irish. For years she has pretended to be plain old 'Joann Walker,' but now her true heritage & name catch up with her and turn her life (and the Seattle police) upside down. Very entertaining. Now I want to get the second book in the series to find out what happens next!
I have to say that I really enjoyed the book itself--the main character is witty and smart (though hardheaded), and the whole plot is well done. Unfortunately, the narrator was awful. It seemed like she had not put any thought into how she was reading--she put emphasis in completely the wrong places, ran some sentences together and was very choppy in others. In short, I wished I'd read this book in hardcopy rather than listened to it. The sequel, Thunderbird Falls, has a much better narrator! Bottom line is that if you can get past the reader of this one, the story's really good.
The author thinks she's clever. Too many lame attempts to be funny. Not working. I'm a trailer driver, I get these books to stay awake. This one put me to sleep. Also made me want to run myself over with my own truck!
Good character and storyline development. Decent plot. Story is definitely a character builder along the way, which causes the story to move along slower than anticipated.
I tried this book based on the main character being linked with Jane Yellowrock from a different author's series that I really like. I love this book. Entrancing. I didn't want to leave it even to go to the bathroom. This is rare. Going to try the next in the series, even though it has a different narrator.
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My tastes must run more to sci-fi than fantasy. Too easy to pull a solution out of your magic wand in a book like this. Maybe it will get better once the rules of the universe are better defined.
Also, while I usually complain about heroines being too wimpy, this one struck me as overbearing. 3 days and everyone including the police department is looking to you for guidance??!! That is over-the-top magic right there!
Finally, and I will be the first to admit that this is knit-picky, the narrator kept slipping in extra "r"s, e.g. Drawing => Drawring. For me, this kept interrupting what little willing suspension of disbelief I was able to muster. I kept finding myself wondering why someone from Seattle would speak like someone from the northeast.
All that whining aside, you'll probably enjoy it if you like paranormal fantasy stuff.