I have never read the print version (time constraints).
It's not-your-average suspense. The supernatural elements make the story better.
She has a natural talent and command with her voice! It only got better as the story advanced.
Nice mythical twist on the classic detective story.
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different twist to similar story
too many to choose but the usually included the funnies
Need more books with the paranormal twist with more humor I like to laugh along with the tense action filled chase story.
I enjoyed the characters and storyline. My problem with this book are the numerous similarities between the two dimensions. It was irritating. If you are able to set aside your disbelief, and if you love vampires/werewolf stories...this is a good read.
This book is definitely worth the credit or the price.
I'm really enjoying this book (I'm about 2/3 through), even though I'm not a big fan of vampire or lycanthrope stories. It's like a film noir or old-style mystery with a supernatural twist. I've been listening to too many books that can't hold my attention, but this one not only keeps my attention, I look forward to listening to it every night.
The narrator is perfect for the part. My only complaint, however minor, is that she talks too fast. That, alone, wouldn't be a problem, but the book is written in such a way that one moment the protagonist is thinking, and the next moment talking. The way the narrator speeds through these moments makes it difficult to tell where the thinking stops and the speaking begins. But Joanna Parker does such a good job capturing the personality it's easily overlooked.
5 stars across the board.
I love Jace's witty, snarky attitude. She is quick on her feet and says what she wants. The alternate world theme reminds me of the television show Fringe - different but just as good. I really like the idea of an FBI profiler needed in this world and that the NSA had to kidnap her to get her services.
Really loving the new terminology to describe the vampires and weres! Hilarious scene when Jace is looking for music lol
Action packed! I also like the way B.B. reveals Jace's vulnerability to her new reality!
The narrator is fabulous! Love her voice and her ability to voice separate distinct characters.
Really looking forward to the next book in the series!
The concept was good as a paranormal approach without getting slogged down in the same old Were/Vamp stories.
The narration was good and well performed all around.
The villain is a human
I'm a huge Johanna Parker fan, from the Sookie Stackhouse books, so I know the pace at which she reads. It was immediately obvious, even if I wasn't familiar with the narrator already, that the book was electronically sped up to much faster than anyone can actually speak. That totally destroyed any chance this book had. It sounded awkward and all the nuances were lost in the high speed narration, and it was almost too fast to keep up with.
Other than the awful electronically sped-up pace, the book was pretty weak. I know it's #1 in the series, but the author took a cheap and easy way to feed us all the background details: have another character tell the main character everything. It's also written in the present tense, which is just weird. Ex, "He pulls out a chair and sits down."
I stuck with it for 45 minutes, and I kept trying to decide how much of the problem was the narration speed vs. the book itself. I think that had the storyline been captivating, I could've lived with the narration. After 45 mins, I was not at all invested in the main character, and I felt like I'd just been listening to a long explanation about the alternate universe that the main character was dropped into. It was also just kind of too implausible for me.
I love urban fantasy series books with strong female lead characters and werewolves and vampires etc. For example, some series that I love: Jane Yellowrock, Mercy Thompson, Night Huntress (Cat & Bones, Sookie Stackhouse... So, this one sounded like it was right up my alley. Sadly, this was not worth the credit. I'm going to return it.
Why why why did they choose to speed her narration up?
After listening to 13 Sookie Stackhouse books I had to sift gears for Agent Valchek, but very quickly I enjoyed the story and the snappy dialogue. My only complaint is the first couple of chapters are ready very fast! The rhythm settles down later in the story. Getting set for book 2!
Good enough for now in my search for a new series i will love
I love paranormal stories!! especially with Lycan's
Fantastic voice acting, but with how many people i see complain about other voice preformers idk if that means much.
no extreme emotions for me. I listened to the whole story in one day, don't like breaks much.
The Main Character was a little on the very annoying side. Some of the outbursts she gets into feeling are out of the blue. That got really annoying really fast, almost stopped listening completely when she gave her first outburst. but a few months later i restarted it, it is an interesting story.
Personally i prefer more romance in my stories.
While the narrator was wonderful and the writer talented, I just couldn't get into the characters in this book. I felt that the differences/similarities between the dimensions were not different enough in some cases, but the things that were very different just seemed odd. I just found myself not really caring what happened to the main character and felt she made really bad choices.