I've always loved books. Even before I could read I've loved them. Fact or Fiction, I love books. I'd sooner read a book than see a movie.
I'm always asked "Would you consider the audio edition of (insert book title), to be better than the print version?" Since my eyes are poor, and I can multitask when listening, there is the first answer, Yes I prefer an audio edition. Second, the talent of the narrators always brings that extra excitement and spark to a book. Many of the narrators continue to narrate for the same series of books. Marguerite Gavin does an amazing job of bringing the characters within the Hollows series, and I'm so glad she returned to do this book. I would be put off if someone else narrated the next in the series.
This 7th book in the Hollows series is somewhat more serious than her others, but there is still humor and interesting new characters. You may think paranormal fiction has burnt out and they all have begun to tell the same tale, but you would be wrong. Harrison is able to keep her stories fresh and exciting, and different than other books in paranormal fiction. Yes there is a strong but heroin who is a bit of a misfit, and there are vampires, witches, werewolves, and ghosts. Her Hollows allows a spin on this "paranormal" fiction, that other books haven't come up with or are as good as. I disagree if anyone says this series is burnt out, I find it just the opposite.
It can be somewhat irritating to drag out secrets hinted at. This book does present a few answers to some of them.
Nothing, I'm so glad she returned to perform this book.
Skeptic, easy going, and love fantasy and science fiction. Love my wife, my friends, my work, and my life.
Fast paced action.
This is a nice addition to The Hollows, not my favorite; but this is the first one I listened to in the series.
First time I listened Marguerite Gavin, and she's great! Looking forward to listening more from her.
I hadn't realized how much I missed Rachel and Ivy, until I started this book. The witch, the vampire, the drama, and the never ending sexual tension between them. Action packed and, to keep in character, bad guys out of the league of Rachel, but somehow she manages to survive, and come on top, even if with some scratches.And this is the first book I read while working out, and driving. So, it gets extra credit for that.
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!
I always love Kim Harrison's stories. She brings personalities to life in a way that brings you into the world she has created.
Bringing a new narrator into the middle of a series is never a great idea. I almost did not purchase it, because of someones remark that she had ruined it.
I think that the narrator tried to do her best. But if she had listened to the previous narrator in at least one book or even half of it, she would not have pronounced the words incorrectly. I really tried to consign myself to it. But some of the words that are pronounced wrong are just plain unnecessary. It was annoying. Also when she did Jinx's voice, it was ear piercing.
I believe in another circumstance she is a great narrator. Just not in the middle of another's work.
I would not skip this one as it is a good as the past editions, but I would like people to expect the issues, rather than being surprised.