This story annoyed me early on with the central character's endless whining and negativity.
My favorite series take the reader through a bit of refresher in each book, reviewing the characters and the general context of what has passed before. I'd rather slide past those familiar bits than have no idea of background, as is the case here. This story starts out with a newbie to the series left in the dark. And Rachel's endless bickering just turned me off.
No, I found her sarcastic tone irritating.
I found this audio book disappointing, annoying, and often boring.
I generally enjoy magical stories, and while Kim Harrison's other work may quite good, I'll seek other sources.
No. I love books in all forms. The reader reads very quickly and gives the listener a sense of a supernatural environment, while keeping the story moving.
I always enjoy Rachel's reactions to her protagonist Elf Trent.
She's great. I listened to Kim Harrison's latest too. Ever After is also a great listen.
I wanted to.
Black/white witch with pixie and vampire sidekicks. The only thing more boring than sitting in an airport is reading about fictional characters sitting in an airport. The author actually wrote paragraphs about standing in line to pick up conference tickets. The dialog is "Shut up" - "get out" "Why" "I can't tell you" if you can't tell me why mention it Couldn't get through to the end.
Narrator is OK. Not that great - Wisconsin/ Jersey - might be OK in another series.
Both are great I read the series before I started listening to it
The characters are great
It took me a chapter or two to use to the narrators voice, its not bad just not what I was expecting.
Driving to and from work has never been so enjoyable. Traffic jams are welcome...!
What I like about Kim Harrison's books are her consistency but her unpredictability!Listening to Ms. Gavin's narration makes it worthwhile. Even though this is the type of book (vampires, witches, elves...) that I did not think I'd read in a million years, I will if the future audio books in the series are 2 credits. Much too expensive!
These books would make an excellent tv series.
I fell in love with this series, so yes, I'd still listen, just because I'm invested in the characters, but Rachel is starting to wear on my nerves a bit. The performance was fantastic - though I was a little confused. Did Pierce have an irish accent and then not have an irish accent?
I've been following this series for years now, and I absolutely loved the stories and the characters. In this book, as well as the last book though, Rachel is becoming increasingly reactive and her outbursts often seem immature. I often cringed listening to her go on another rant against Trent. She dislikes him, she's conflicted about him, she thinks he's sexy - We Get It. Could she please stop reacting to this as if its shocking information every time?
The one thing I would change is the Main character in all of the books. Rachel is a air head that works off her feelings which wouldn't be bad if she knew how to take care of her self. She thinks she is a bad ass but, she is not. The only reason she is not dead is because the stories are about her and she gets plot armor from the writer. Every guy she met she is willing and normally will fall backwards with her legs open. The only good point this series has is the side characters.
Make a stronger Main
All side characters
Why yes, I do frequently burst out in song!
Not sure, I have thoroughly enjoyed the audio version. Marguerite Gavin brought the unique characteristics to the individual personalities
Trent and Rachael are getting closer - they would be a good match
Consistent and imaginative - love hearing her voice in character - It is amazing to hear the different inflections - sometimes I think the voice tracks are slowed down or sped up to make them unique.
When will Book 10 be out. I can hardly wait.
Probably not, but certainly more convenient. The narrator took a bit of getting used to as I'd already read in print the earlier book in the series, but once adapted to her characterization (not the voice I'd pictured Jenks as having, but it worked well) it was a pleasurable listen.
It tied up loose ends, Rachel develops in this story instead of spinning her wheels in a repeat of the
The price was outrageous, 2 credits it is not worthy of, I wouldn't spend that much again on it if I had to do over. I'd buy the book in print instead. That said, this is alot better than I thought it would be as I was getting tired of Rachel et al simply repeating themselves with no character growth. Now I have hope for this series! However, I'll buy the next one in print if the credit cost remains 2 credits.
Book 9 in the series has many twists and turns and is sometimes hard to follow, but it is nonetheless satisfying and extremely entertaining for Rachel Marianna Morgan fans out there. She expands her circle of friends, turns former enemies to her cause and ultimately triumphs over all in the end.
The end came a bit abruptly and had the feeling of the author just needing to tie up loose ends in a hurry, but a few strings were left dangling that can be pulled on for the next book (if there is one).