Might listen again on road trip with my wife (not by myself again), it was a good story but maybe a little too predictable.
Too predictable, would have preferred more of a twist, or cliffhanger for the obvious next book.
The cab driver
No, it did not keep my interest that well, it needed more change-ups, and unpredictable characters.
Good premise, but just needed more diverse characters or more development of Jo's parents.
I am a military wife and a military mom my oldest son is deployed to Afghanistan at the moment and my 20 year old son is joying in the spring. I have 3 beautiful granddaughters. Reading is a paaion for me. I read a lot.
I already have. It was a good read. Ilike any story that non. Believers get converted and what a better combination then Irish wand Native American.
The race between. Her car and the golden mare.
Her ability to portray strugggling belief.
Jo needs a little bit more girl in her.
Great series cant wait for more.
I started off really liking this book. The characters are very interesting and I think the narrator does and excellent job, with the different voices. As the book goes on, she goes in and out of a dream state, or trance state, where she leaves her body behind, to do things in the otherworld, I guess. It was very confusing to me, to tell just when she was there, and which characters were actually with her. Maybe I need to actually read the book, instead of listen to it. Don't know if it would make more sense on paper or not. At any rate, I probably won't, cause there are so many other books waiting to be read.
With the pacing and action being what they were, it would be easy to miss certain details in the story so it'll definitely be worth another listen at some point in the future.
That the main character was neither a damsel in distress nor a perfectly formed heroine. She had to work at who she was and even then she was still a work-in-progress.
This was my first time listening to Carroll's narration and thought it was wonderful, even if every single male character seemed to have the same kind of gruffness to their voice that, at times, got a bit trying.
Honestly, no it wasn't. I listened to it over the course of several days and thought the story benefited from my taking a break here and there. It allowed me to focus more and kept me excited for what happened next.
If I had any complaint about this novel it would be that the main character's wry humor and constant cynicism, while entertaining for the first half of the book, quickly grew irritating in the second . I'm all for laughing in the face of death and having a heroine be snarky but by the end it felt a little too forced; like the author was afraid of letting the character have a real moment of softness lest it strip away her pre-established bad girl street cred or something.
Joanne Walker is one of the best new heroines around. C E Murphy's mind is a fabulous place!!! Wonderful characters... especially love a great 'Senior'--Gary, who is strong and smart and tolerant. This series is a good compliment to the Jane Yellowrock series... both terrific female characters who are smart, tough, sexy and funny. Can't recommend these enough!
I have listened to this book over and over and never get board. This is a book that when I don't have another credit to buy a new one I listen to it. I am not limited on the number of books I have. I have bought over 200 books on here so its not because I have nothing else to listen to. This book will make you laugh and keep you wanting to know what next. I find this book AMAZING. B
This book is like nothing I have ever read before. It has action and adventure and humor. It has it all and yet is clean and easy to read.
I love how she makes the story come to life. I would be very disappointed if anyone else did this narration...
Where Joanne is stabbed in the ribs and yet still kicks major butt... This book is excellent.
READ THIS BOOK!!! AMAZING
I need the next one in this set. I have already bought another series. Really like this Author. Keep it up Murphy you have a fan that talks to friends & relatives about how great your are... jd
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.
Love the way this story is read and the reader makes the story! She reads with so much feeling and character. You do not want to stop listening. There is not a slow moment.
I love chick fantasy, but this book was a waste of time. Author got lost in the descriptions of just about everything. With one had on the keyboard, and one hand in the thesaurus, the author spend literally pages describing dream sequences that didn't make sense. Ever had a friend tell you about her "weird dream last night" and then go and on and nothing made any sense to you (let alone to her) - this was it!! Want to know 15 other words for "purple," then read this book.
Narator was a little annoying with her "bloke" voice, but otherwise good naration.