Let me say first, that I have really enjoyed this series. I have listened or read all the books. But why did she sound so whiney?! She made all these threats throughout the entire story and backed it up with NOTHING! ZIP! NADA! Just a whiney little girl with lots of words and just full of it. If you are a freakin demon you ought to be able to kick butt, what the heck!
No Meat to the story!!!! I am sad I love this series, I have listened to all of her books and this one was difficult to get through.
QUESTION : DOES LISTENING TO AUDIO BOOKS MAKE YOU SMARTER? If so, I'm. Freakin Genius!
I usually like this series. But, this book didn't move the story at all. It felt like the author was just filling the pages with words. And those words were, ANNOYING.
The main character was really throwing herself a pity party. She was happy for her friends, but not really. You know the type.
Well, for one thing, it would be nice if she didn't keep repeating the same thoughts over and over again. It felt like she was trying to make the book longer, so instead of coming up with new material, she just found different ways of saying the same thing over and over again.
During the second half of the recording, the narrator was slurring her words. She got it back together by the end of the book.
This book won't ever be a movie. Maybe the first book in the series, but not this one.
I hate it when an author has a long running series and in order to make more money, she/he throws in a book where nothing really happens. And then I really hate it when, said author and or her/his publisher charges 2 credits for that book.I have a feeling that I am not the only person that is put off by this practice. :)
I love urban fantasy, paranormal romance, YA, and dystopian. My favorite authors are Ilona Andrews and Kim Harrison.
I love this series. It is great for anyone who loves UF (urban fantasy) books. Some of you out there love UF, but are not into the x-rated love stories some UF books have. This series only has one or two love scenes inthe whole series, but all of the passion. The characters are so easy to relate to and absolutly loveable! Kim Harrison's books have never let me down!
THe narrator, Marguerite Gavin is amazing! I listened to the Kitty Norville series (by Carrie Vaugn) mainly because Marguerite Gavin narrated it (it is also an must listen to series!!) You just can't go wrong with these books...If you have not read this series yet...start with the 1st book (Dead Witch Walking). You do need to read them in order, or else it won't make sense. But the growth of the characters is a great ride! I hope this helps and happy listening!!
Definitely, as I do not have much time to read the print and Mrs Marguerite Gavin is awesome, makes the book even better thank u for that :)
All the scenes that have Trent and Rachel also the scenes with Jenks and Al :)
Can't wait for the next installment in this series ,hope its this year :)
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I would recommend it if they were into the series just because once you start it you need to know how it ends. But this book was dreadful. The first half was not to bad, but the second half was so painful. The narration was outstanding as always. Toward the end of the book I was wishing this was the last book of the series. Will I get the next book....yes I will just because I need to know how the story ends.
The tension just about drove me crazy. I was on pins and needles the whole time.
Rachel because she just creates the suspense that drives me crazy.
As a retired person I listened to this all in one sitting and now must listen again to get everything I missed. The third time will be just for fun.
Thank to Marguerite Gavin for making the story such a joy to listen to. Kim Harrison is a wonderful writer and I love her character development especally the new improved Rachel.
Probably not, my friends and I are law enforcement/fighter types and it's too damn annoying listening to Rachel f-up every single time she's attacked. She has ridiculously great weapons and she just freezes and lets the bad guys beat the crap out of her. I can not believe she is supposed to be a trained 'runner'. Kim Harrison can write, but Tink's titties she definitely isn't a fighter. Or even a watcher of Law and Order episodes....The play between the characters is good though, and I'm invested enough in the gang to keep listening. Rachel does seem to be getting better with her choices - not good - but better, and that makes the book much less irritating that some of the others. Honestly, I always think that Rachel deserves the painful situations she gets into and I don't care about her survival all that much. I do love all of the support characters though, and I listen to the books largely to see what happens with them.
*sigh* I'm sure it will be the next in the series. Finishing a series is a compulsion, and I have to get unbelievably bored or upset not to finish one. In fact, it has only happened once.
She is great at giving life to the characters, though I will say that she messed up her voices a few times in this book. She would get confused maybe and say a line in the wrong voice before realizing who was supposed to be talking and switch over.
I'm not sure.
I was on a high when I got through reading "Pale Demon"."A Perfect Blood" started out with Rachel screwed up with who she was as usual. The new threat is humans, and there seems to be a mystery starting, with whom can be trusted. Characters seem to be moving along, on their own paths, away from Rachel. It did get more interesting toward the end, and I think the narrator could have been better. She seems to emphasize the wrong words in sentences, putting comas where they don't belong. Reading the books, is much more satisfying.
What does bother me, is Rachel's relationship with Trent. It hasn't progressed in months, even though, it was left in a positive spot in "Pale Demon". (He lost fingers for her, in the previous book, and now we are back to nothing) Trent does seem to have this protective thing for her, showing up saving her from the newest group of bad guys, but it seems to go nowhere.He even states that he's not romantically attracted to her. So just what is going on? They play up Ceri and Trent raising these two babies, big happy family. Pierce is completely out of the picture, and it seems Rachel will never find any happiness again.
this book really lacked any excitement for me, it was pretty easy to figure out the end way before a fourth of the book was done...Sometimes its just better to end a series than to write a halfway story.. I loved this series, but like all good series they need to end if the writer can't hold her fans any longer. I feel Rachel has reached her peek, now KH needs to close all the gap she has left open and end the series.....