I have not been disappointed by any of Kim Harrison's books and this one is no exception. The original narrator is back and sounds great. This was a great listen I am already anticipating book 8.
Wow! Hold on to your seat because you are in for an emotional rollercoaster! You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll curse human kind! In the end you will be grinning from ear to ear...I know I was! You have to buy this! Trust me, you will not regret it!
I just finished White Witch Black Curse, and I loved it! I have missed Rachel so much the past months, she is back in all of her glory, as another reviewer said her "I'm sorry's" get to be a bit overdone but not enough to detour me from this listening, we finally find out, well whats been left open in previous books gets tidied up here. I can not wait for the next book, its killing me that its not coming out until next year.
Discovering Kim Harrison was my entertainment high point - she has continued to deliver where Laurel Hamilton did not. Kim has created yet another cracking good novel that compliments all the earlier books in this series. The characters are enriched, the story line is coherent both as a stand-alone book, and in series development. Personally the only demerit was the narrator. The Outlaw Demon Wails has been the only other audible book of this series I have listened to and I adored Gigi Birmingham's interpretation of the characters. This narrator failed to deliver the same level of imagery.
I travel the world teaching people about the power of vulnerability and the beauty of consent.
The only reason I have kept reading this far into the series is because my friend assures me that the main character's incredibly irritating personality grows over time, and her development of basic human skills like Taking Responsibility For Her Actions, or even Not Whining Constantly About How Hard Things Are are actually meta-plot events that allow her character to transform into a more interesting character.
Seven books in, and I'm still waiting for this irritating little wastrel of a protagonist to develop empathetic character traits.
I understand that the sidekick character is supposed to be a tiny, high-energy critter, but for the love of all fiction, could you use a different voice than that high pitched shrill squeaking?!
The world setting and background is actually quite fascinating. Not that they went into it at all in this particular book in the sequence.
Todd W. Brown
What made this the most enjoyable was that many of the issues that have been longstanding in the series reach some sort of resolution in this installment. Harrison has done an amazing job of creating not only main characters, but the ones on the fringe as well, who change and grow as the story progresses. This adds such a deeper element to the world of the Hollows. On to the next!
As a side note: it was fantastic to have Marguerite Gavin back behind the voice work. For whatever reason that caused her to miss out on a book, I hope it never arises again.
I'm really enjoying this series! Each book gets better and better. I read the reviews for each book before I download the next. When I looked at the reviews for the book previous to this one they all pretty much said that the different narrator was absolutely horrible and so I didn't purchase and listen to it. I really hate bad narrators! Looking back I wish I would have bought it and just gritted my teeth and listened to it anyway. There were several important events that happened in the previous book that weren't explaned in this one. I felt lost at certain times because I hadn't listened to the previous book. While enough back story wasn't in this book I was able to eventually connect the dots. Anyway, this book was really great. If you've liked the series so far you'll love this one just as much even if you skipped the previous one with the bad narrator, like me. There will just be a couple holes in the story line. Now on to the next!
LOVE THE HOLLOWS BOOKS, WANT MORE JUST PLEASE STICK WITH MARGUERITE GAVIN......
MUCH BETTER WITH MARGUERITE GAVIN BACK!!!!
Things continue to become more complicated in Rachel's life.Things are starting to be revieled & truths come out.What an adventure,full of mystery,interesting characters some funny antics & lots of chaos.Love it but glad it's just fiction.& I thought my life was crazy. Marguerite is wonderful with giving the characters their own identity & brings them to life. She was made to narrate this series.
Fun. Riveting. Entertaining.
They are all memorable and enjoyable. A lot of action, a little bit of romance and intrigue and a cast of characters that are perfectly imperfect.
I don't think I can pick a single scene. The entire book kept me coming back for more, excited to see what kind of hi jinks the cast of characters would get up to next.
I laughed out loud.
Love Kim Harrison and Marguerite Gavin. Great duo!