Maybe, it was kind of fun but nowhere as good as the Stephanie Plum books.
Not even in the same ballpark...
Yes, it matched the pace but the Southern accent was VERY wrong! Dropping every G isn't necessarily how we speak. Her regular accent with only dropping the Gs doesn't make for a Southern accent... It was very distracting, listening to that... She does a great job with the other series but she needs to leave the Southern to others...
It was a sorta fun story but I really kept waiting for it to be over with... Sorry! But I love the Stephanie Plum books and was disappointed in this #1 book in this series...sadly... Won't be listening to the rest of them....
I haven't found a good book in a long time. But this one fits the bill it's funny, fantasy, awesome. I recommend this wholeheartedly.
I have only listened to/read Janet Evanovich's Lizzy & Diesel series, that being said I have found them to be a great listen. They are funny, witty, charming and don't require a huge amount of concentration to listen to which is great as I listen to them while working. I have listened to all three books in three days and am already looking forward to the next chapter in the series.
I like realistic books that stretch the truth and the laws of physics...and also emotionally resonant narration that doesn't suck.
To begin with, the story basis just seems kind of lazy, as though the author one day just decided she should do one of those southern paranormal romance things the kids are buying nowadays and threw it together. Second, something about it just kind of bored me. Other than the uninspired subject matter, I think what bored me might have been the pace of it and the annoying male protagonist, "Diesel", who it seems was supposed to be a charming scamp. He was just kind of an arrogant horse's a**. This story lacks a lot of the substance of the Plum novels, and those novels were not something one could call "literary", so that's saying a lot. Just kind of a limp book here. Seems like more of a commercial move on Janet's part than a labor of love.
I was a 'readaholic' for most of my life. I started crochet and other hobbies. That took away from my reading time. I discovered audio books at the library. That set me off. now, that I am older my eyes make it too difficult to read. So I now am a very diligent audio book listener!
Compared to the earlier novels with main character, this book would have been better off not being written. It seemed to have difficulty to staying focused. The reader tended to stay in a monotone much of the time. The main character seemed too weak to carry the story. The supporting character was definitely too weak for her part. Another character in the story didn't seem to fit the story. It was like she was there as filler.
NO, DEFINITELY NOT. I have many books with that I have enjoyed. I have many books in this genre. Most I enjoy, a few I haven't decided and even fewer where my reaction was negative.
Not her best effort. For some reason Lorelei King's narration seemed flat. Her reading wasn't as good as her reading of other Evanovich books with the main character. I have many other books with her as reader that I enjoyed a lot. Her listed as reader is often a positive factor when I am picking out audio books.
Only if the plot can be improved.
For the price even as an Audible.com member is too high for such a poor plot and story. It is unfortunate because I enjoy most of Janet Evanovich's books and Lorelei King narrations.
I've NEVER laughed so much listening to a book while driving my car. I had to pull over the first several times Shirley spoke after Glo did her magic on the poor ol' gal. The narrator did a fantastic job (she's one of my two favorites) and Janet Evanovich is such a great author. I totally enjoyed this book, and immediately downloaded the second book in the series. There's magic, mystery, crime, romance, a monkey and a cat, a goofy friend (Glo), and crotchety old lady or two. I rarely listen to any audio book twice...but I think I will with this book. It was that good!
As always coming from Janet Evanovich...very funny and full of excitement! I love the character of Diesel brought over from the Stephanie Plum books and Lizzy is just as awesome as Stephanie!!!
Yes you never knew what kind of trouble Lizzy was going to get in!!!
Wasn't as good as the first one. I rarely put a book down once I start and I actually quit this one.