WARNING! This a Companion Book. Although a lot of these stories are original for this book, A few of these stories have been already published in other Anthology books, like "Pet Shop Boys", "Holidays Are Hell" and "Dates from Hell". Which if you read a lot of these collection of stories you may want to research to see what stories you've already read. This Anthology is only Kim Harrison, Hollows stories Some relating to Rachel Morgan, like how Al came to capture Suri. How Rachel first met Pierce. Ivys history in the I.S.and how she finally came to partner up with Rachel and a great story about Trents quest along with Jenks to retreve his baby. And more Rachel Morgan related stories. Some are original stories with never heard of Hollows characters. Either way, This is a book for any fan of the Hollows. Something to quench your thirst before the next Rachel Morgan Book comes out ...... "EVER AFTER". JANUARY 22, 2013
I am a voracious reader (average about 4-5 Audible books a week, in addition to those I "eyeball".) I have been hooked on recorded books since the time of cassettes/CDs and was thrilled when I became an Audible member in 2007. I find reader reviews good guides to spending my credits, so have finally decided to write a few (although, I would rather be reading!)
I typically dislike short story compilations (at least short stories about characters encountered in series, as opposed to stand-alone short stories, like Flannery O'Connor classics, etc) and so, despite being a Hollows fan, haven't read any of these previously. I usually feel cheated with a short story compilation, but not with this volume. If you are a fan of the Hollows series, you shouldn't miss this book. I loved getting the extra background on the secondary characters and the chance to hear new stories about characters who have "passed beyond the veil" in the series. Especially loved the caper with Jenks and Trent (Million Dollar Baby.) That story alone is worth the purchase price.
Gavin, as always, delivers as narrator. She is becoming one of my favorites, along with Kate Reading, Grover Gardner, George Guidall, Simon Prebble, Stephen Pacey, Bernadette Dunne -- well, I go on for awhile with this list. I will just say I think Gavin is on par with some of the better narrators.
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= :'(
This book is only for those are reading the series.
This book is a collection of short stories from the Hollows. You get to know so much here and have a better understanding of the past of all the characters in this series.
Its really good and you will love it.
I love books, it's my great escape.
This one really is for the fans of the Hollows. It was fun getting all the juicy insiders about Rachel, Ivy, Trent, Al and the rest. But for me it was so nice to get more of Kisten. This collection of short stories has great stories with Kisten. Yes that sexy Kisten and you get to see how close he really was with Ivy and even a deeper love for Rachel. If you are hungry for more of Kisten, Rachel, Ivy, Trent and yes Jenks. This little morsel might just help tide be over until the release of the next Hollow’s book. Another great surprise is length of the anthology. It is so work the credit. I was thoroughly entertained for 20 and 6 minutes with Marguerite Gavin as the narrator, she is a terriffic narrator!. Thanks audible for offering this at such a great price. Wow what a deal! Kim Harrison really know how to say thank you to her fans, this collection of short stories is all for the Fans. I loved it!
I usually don't go in for the short stories. I love these stories that fill in holes in the past. Exactly how Cerri was trapped by Al, Rachel sumoning Pierce the first time as a teenager, and the effect it had on her. A must read if you follow this series.
This book explains who Daryl is. You really shouldn't continue the series unless you have read this one in order.
Paranormal-urban fantasy book lover!
This is a great backstory on all the favorite characters in this series.
**READ THE SERIES FIRST**
one of the top ten. many short stories that put pieces together.
as always Rachel.
Very clear. each character easy to distinguish.
life in the hollows. never a boring moment.
For Fans a good listen. For others a nice introduction to the the Hoolows.
Yes, its a fun book and books
Yes and still one of the best!!!!!!!!!!!
Read this series.
I was sort of bummed when I read that most of these had been published in various anthologies but I wanted the Trent and Jenks short story so I purchased this anyway. I'm not sure if it was that this was the first time that I had listened to these stories or if it's been so long since I had read them, because they were almost brand new. I had an inkling on how the already published ones ended but it didn't matter, they were great. Plus, the others that I hadn't read before were very entertaining. Between the content and the awesome narration, I would highly recommend!