Decent story, easy listen. Just a fun book.
Liked Cain, a little cliche but everyone likes the straight arrow who falls for the bad girl.
Good performance, male voices could have been better.
Probably, can't find the time to listen to anything that long.
I really enjoyed the first two books, couldn't wait to start with the other books; however, with each new book I had to listen to reruns of book 1 and 2 and it got tiresome. I'm definitely not in the same great hurry to listen to. And no, I would not listen to Spider's Bite again as I will get to listen to it in the next book, if and when I decide to hear it.
Surprise. It would have been a good ending -
excitement, the thrill of wanting to see someone "make it"
no.... not really
I couldn't stop listening to the book. Excellent story. Well developed characters. Good flow. Thought the narrator did an excellent job. Couldn't wait to download the next book.
Perhaps to enjoy this one would have to be a fan of this type of fiction ... magic, vampires, giants, dwarves, etc., living in "real world" cities here in the US (versus Pratchett's characters living in their own environment). Overall the story dragged. Toward the end of the book I was starting to care about one or two of the characters, but not enough to listen to more books in the series.
This unlikely assassin is found starving in the streets, hiding from the woman who killed her family, by the assassin who turned down the job because his moral code does not allow him to kill children. She is trained as an assassin from this point, an assassin with a "moral code" who just wants to retire (having made plenty of money in her career). Her small group of magic wielding and totally human friends back up the story.
I love Urban Fantasy, Paranormal romance and dystopian novels. I almost always have either a book in my hands, or an audiobook in my ear!
It took me 5 tries to get into it, but once I did, I was hooked, now I am inhailing the second book!! The narrator is wonderful!! It was so good, I wish I could eat it!! If you devour books like I do, you understand that feeling!!! Happy listening!
Action and sex scenes were about as exciting as watching grass grow. The narration was monotone and soft, though clearly spoken. I felt no emotions when listening to this book.
The storyline, while promising, is very predictable. The descriptions of eye color and other adjectives are overusd, as well as the words b*tch and f--k.
Her voice was soft and monotone. I felt little difference with character shifting and could not differentiate between anger, sadness, or elation.
The storyline is compelling and I see a lot of promise in it. Gin is a complex woman who I feel will grow into a brilliant character.
When i first listened to this book i immediately loved it. The narration was excellent and the writing left me wanting more. I could not get enough of the series.
Gin Blanco is one of the best characters that I've come across. She is TOUGH, FUNNY AND VUNERABLE. At first glance, you may think she is just another assassin, but keep listening and you will find out what a complex character she is. She will fight to protect the people she loves, or will die trying. Finnegan Lane is pure heaven in the book. He adds a comedic balance to Gin's hard core edge. The characters are great - and you will be on the edge of your seat listening to what happens next.
Jennifer Estep has started an absolutely wonderful series.
I enjoy reading many books genres. But I love listening to fantasy books.
I am currently listening to book 3 in this series. It is a good series, dealing with some meaty personal issues from the perspective of the main character. I like the unique magic angle (elemental magic). And the narrator is good. I feel like there are parts which are repetitive. The author reminds the readers too much what has happened before or how the main character thinks/feels, even within the same book. Without the repetitiveness, this would be a five-star book.