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.
I think the author mixes too many fables, faiths, and Greek myths together. It's like she took all of the various myths and threw them up in the air and came up with this tale. Characters were enjoyable enough, but one could almost predict what they were going to say. This novel is ok if you just want to waste time.