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
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.
I felt that the narrator read the book fast. It was as if she was in a race to get to the end.
I enjoyed the story. Well developed characters.
Yes. Witty writing, new premise for the vamp and wolf crowd, a sassy female lead, with interesting side kicks, and a good story. What more do you need?
It's hard to compare it to other books, it's just that different. But, if I had to pick something, I would say it reminds me of the Darynda Jones books because of the witty dialog. I just had fun listening to the entire book.
Yes, she narrates the Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlene Harris. I like her a lot, but miss her southern accent. Witty and southern just go together, I'm prejudice that way, being from the South and all.
If I was that talented, I would be making more money.
Not much in the way of sex, but I do see romance in her future. As for the E Bay joke, you just have to read the book. It's been a long time since I laughed that long and had to wipe the tears away.
I was just looking for something light to take a break from the length of finishing Dune before I started Messiah. Ooops, I stumbled on to a series I can't stop listening to. In a parallel world, one of our own gets sucked into a land of Pires and Thropes and their inability to deal with the concept of serial killer/criminally insane perps. Barant is obviously very educated, or at the very least extraordinarily well read, and it shows in the development of her plots, her use of pulp fiction, her references to modern pop culture and the variety of characters she makes from classic horror fiction. Just when I thought I couldn't be delighted more, what with my inner nerd hopping and pointing at every reference I understood, I started listening to the second book. BOOM, she impressed me again with her intimate knowledge of the comic book world. Not just with the heroes and villains, but with the culture and the artists!
She uses this alternate world of hers to take Jace (I think that's the spelling) and make an Heroin that is part stephanie plumb, part buffy sass, part dick tracy (or name your favorite dick), part lois lane (tenacity) all seasoned with some John McLaIn attitude. I'm sure there are other attributes in there, but Jace is a truly fun character.
If you are a nerd, even a little one, you will love this series. If you like strong female characters, take a listen. If you like fantasy, alternate worlds, the non traditional use of the familiar and laughing, i recommend this series. Barant weaves these characters with extreme skill and presents information about the world with excellent narration.
Go, spend a credit.
The store is well written and entertaining but the narration was a little fast. The narrator spoke to quickly for me
It's a favorite. Very nice surprise, new take on a old story.
Jace, she is a badass.
All of it.
Yes, I really enjoyed this book.