I picked this up in a $4.95 sale. It is pretty basic but eventually grabbed me. I kept thinking "good thing this was only 5 bucks". But eventually I did get grabbed by it. At least enough to try book 2 and go from there. I will say, the narrator of this book has a voice that gets you standing up straight ;)
Needs new reader
Not without sampling the book. Maybe with better direction she would have been fine.
The shame of it is that I like these books. I've read them and thought I'd like to listen as well. Very glad that I bought it on sale. The reader was flat with no variations and if I were from the south I'd be insulted by how slow and stupid the dialogue read this way made them sound.
The first installment in Jennifer Estep's vividly gripping Elemental Assassin series delivered with an incredible feeling and obvious care by a skilled performer. A real treat for fans of gritty urban fantasy!
Narrator was very good, story kept moving not a lot of slow dragging commentary
Spider saving Fletcher in the Alley
no Extreme reaction
Sistah reads alot....
In my understanding of assassins, you don't spend your time looking at someone's butt when you're about to murder someone. The character was annoying and smug - but lacked any reason to be so.
It should have been so much better. It was one big cliche and it was actually painful to listen too. I'd "read" the book previously and enjoyed it. However, I thought listening would fill in gaps for me as I tend to be a "skimmer". I rarely read word for word because more stories are not that engrossing to me. After listening to ask much of this book as I could stomach, my status as a "skimmer" is now FULLY realized and accepted.
slow, overdone, tiresome
At most, this would should have been a 3 hour book. Much of the content could have been left out. There was too much repetition and bemoaning on the part of the main character. If you're going to kill people for a living - do it.
I would like the 3 hours of my life I spent trying to listening to this book back.
I am a book addict! I get a rush beyond belief when I get to absorb myself into a new world. The creativity is boundless.
I wasn't dissatisfied with the book but I didn't rush to listen to it either. I wasn't over excited about it or the narration in general. But I did enjoy it enough and like the turn of the storyline enough to listen to the next book. And I want to see if anything actually happens with the good ol' detective. I do think it was worth my credit, but it's on the back burner while I wait for books in other series.