I expected this story to be of the same caliber as Faith Hunter's Jane Yellowrock, Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson or Carrie Vaughn's Kitty Norville. At the very least, give me a strong character, if not a strong storyline. The characters and story line were completely unbelievable. I love urban fantasy, but this put me to sleep, twice!
What inspired me to select Urban Shaman was the fact that Faith Hunter and C.E. Murphy collaborated to write a story with Jane Yellowrock and Joanie Walker. I have not read that book and may not now that I have listened to Urban Shaman. It was a like expecting to eat ice cream only to discover that the milk used to make the ice cream was completely spoiled.
I don't think so, but she did an excellent job.
I am not interested in listening to the rest of the series!
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.
I really truly enjoyed this book. I love listening to Faith hunters book series with jane yellowrock. iI enjoyed the easy Pickins cross over between the two. Because of that crossover I decided to try out this new writer C.E. Lewis . thank you C. E. Lewis. You are a wonderful writer and your vocational partner for this book was amazing as well. Thank you. I look forward to listening to your next audio book.
I first learned of C.E. Murphy when she joined forces with Faith Hunter and the Jane Yellow Rock series (my favorite all-time series). I enjoyed listening to the story, so I started listening to the Walker series. This series I rate as a pretty solid 4-5. It has a pretty solid story line and well developed characters, plenty of action.
The first time I read this book, I was not impressed. I'm not sure of I finnished. The second time it was much more entertaining. The world C.E. Murphy created was very intriguing. She brought together the Irish world of the Fae and Native American traditions. There was also a great group of supporting characters and a lot of action.
Most shamans have to study for years to acquire the craft. One near-death experience andJoanne Walker is tripping. After a while, the texture of her visions takes on a sameness.
See previous answer. Character and motivations of the gods kept changing.
Carroll is new to me. I wish she had better pronunciation of the name Siobhan.
In the end, it was not very interesting