Rachel appeared to lose focus and ability, letting mere humans kick her butt, and not paying attention to the advice of her friends. A lot of the writing was rehashing and reiterating (space fill?). Still, I love Rachel, Ivy, Jenks, David, etc, and will buy all the series as they come out and anxiously await the next. Maybe Rachel will grow up soon.
I'm a big fan of Ms. Gavin but she seemed to not pay attention to where the phrase should end and starting slurring half to 2/3 the way through. It appeared that she'd read a sentence and then stop at the end of the line, even though the sentence didn't end for another 3-4 words. Still, I can't stand anyone other than Ms. Gavin to voice Jenks or Ivy.
There has to be more because not much happened here.
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Being classified as dead, with a newly acknowledged demon status, and magically neutered like a dog, doesn't suck nearly as much as having to deal with the frustratingly idiotic bureaucracy of the DMV. Rachel Morgan isn't having a very good life, or afterlife according to the governmental powers that be. But when a low level department minion offers Rachel a case, she quickly finds herself entangled in the plans of a domestic terrorist organization known as HAPA or Humans Against Paranormals Association. The hate group's goal is to eradicate paranormals. Too bad Rachel's about as effective as a human right now with the binding cutting her off from the everafter and her magic. She'll have to bide her time until she can get the unbinding done. Unfortunately Rachel's blood is the key to their mission, and they're doing everything they can to get to her.
Kim Harrison's latest installment of the Hollows is simply seductive. A Perfect Blood draws you in and keeps you wanting more even after you've reached the end. Ten books deep into the series, Harrison has a firm grasp on the world and characters. The solidly established foundation allows her to focus on story lines and having a little fun with her writing. The plot was very interesting, I loved how inventive Harrison was in expanding everything she's built and incorporated real world concerns, then translating them into her paranormal world. It's always nice when an author avoids the well worn or expected story lines.
Rachel Morgan is feeling stuck, her roommates are moving on, but I think Morgan's acceptance is the next step in her growth. I like Trent's growth and direction, he and Rachel are still dancing around each other. I'm waiting for that love affair to explode into action. It can't be just me who'd love to see a demon elf baby. Though I'm not sure how much longer this series will continue considering the growing separation between Ivy, Morgan, and Janks which makes everything feel like it's ending.
This is THE series that got me hooked on audiobooks. There were about eight books out when I gave it a go and I really can't imagine experiencing this series any other way. If you've been thinking about trying audiobooks the Hollows is a great place to start. Marguerite Gavin is an amazing narrator, especially in this series. Gavin's voice is so belovedly associated with Rachel Morgan that there was a huge backlash when another narrator read the sixth book. In a way the switch just highlighted how good Gavin is, she really brings the books to life, and makes The Hollows one of my favorite series.
A Perfect Blood is another outstanding book, both written and read. So read it, or listen to it, either way don't miss out on this one.
5 stars is i love and i will read agani and again. 1 is i hate and i never want to hear about it ever again. YES = :))) - NO= :'(
i remember when i started reading the series 3 years ago. and every time I read the next book in the series i have more reason why i love this series..
I don't want to say what i liked in this book, and what new things happened... just that it is damn good and how morgen keeps on getting herself into trouble always :)
i think the next one will be really good
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.