I have loved this series from the very beginning and these short stories filled in a lot of the back story for most of the main characters. It is always great getting to know the characters better and now I really can't wait for the release of the next book at the end of the month. As far as I am concerned Marguerite Gavin is the perfect Voice of the characters in this book. From Algaliarept to Rachel, Ivy or Jinx. I will always recognize them instantly. You certainly can't say that about a lot of narrators.
The Hollows is a wonderful series I would recommend to anyone.
I love the audio versions of Kim Harrison's Rachel Morgan and Hallows. The narrator in this series is wonderful and brings the characters to life. Give them the right inflection, with Al, and Ivy, or Rachel and Trent, even Jinx.
Marguerite Gavin is a fantastic narrator. She's able to get into characters, and emotions and adjust her voice to make them believable
I love this anthology, it is rare that an author can put together, original and previous works that will compliment her other works. If you have followed Kim Harrison's work you will enjoy this anthology.
First, read the series before this book! It is really not a stand alone book. This adds to the series filling in the gaps between stories and expanding on some of the stories you know. Some of the shorts in this book are really not so short at all but are novellas. I really enjoyed some of them and some were just meh, but Kim Harrison is a great writer and she delivers well with this collection.
The collection contains 11 short stories. Some are offshoots and back stories to the Hollows series. Some are stand alone. I have read all The Hollow’s books and found that I very much enjoyed spending more time with some of the characters. Most who look into this book will have been drawn to it because they are Hollow fans, but I truly think a reader would enjoy the stories even if you have never read the Hollows series. I would predict that soon after that same reader would be hooked on the series. Marguerite Gavin is a great narrator and makes listening to the books very enjoyable. Kim Harrison embodies her writing with good plots, exciting stories, some romance and great characters. This holds true throughout this anthology.
I was pleasantly surprised with the writer, reader and story overall.
I would mostly recommend this particular book of shorts to people who are already reading the hollows series the only reason I really say that is because some of the stories would be confusing if read before starting the series. as some of the shorts contain characters that aren't in all of the hollows books.
I was impressed with the reader especially liking the voice she chose for the infamous pixie Jenks.a good voice match for a good character.
I picked up this gem of a read for a change in pace when things started to get a little too slow paced for me in the hollows series. hoping that the shorts would pack just enough concentrated punch to encourage me to go back to reading the hollows series at great length ... and it had me doing just I am now on book seven of the series and that is pretty good because i was two books behind that only a couple weeks before.
This was a great listen. It was the only short story collection that I really enjoyed! The back ground on some of the characters as well as the other short stories were great! This makes the series, it brings it all together!
Kim Harrison is a great story teller and Marguerite Gavin is one of my favorite narrators.
If you like the Hollows you have to listen to this!
Some of these short stories help fill in the blanks on Rachel and Jenks in Kim Harrison's Hollows series. Other stories are totally unrelated, with some being very good and others harder to get into. I bought it for the Hollows stories and it is well worth those.
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This was just okay for me it's just a review of all the books,
but I do love the series keep them coming Kim.
I would rather spend my money on her next book
This collection of stories has not only missing pieces in the Rachel Morgan series, but other intriguing stories as well. A great book: even for those who haven't been introduced to Rachel yet!
I am not sure what could be changed. I think this is just a personal choice issue. I did not like the format with the mishmash of stories and was surprisingly disappointed with this listen. A few stories were OK to fill in some blanks, but generally I felt these were just some left over stories that got cut from the books.
Just finished listening to Ever After. That was much more like what I am used to from Kim Harrison. That one I would give 5 stars.
She brings the Hollows books to life. I have read and listened to many of Kim Harrison's books books and it is far more enjoyable to listen to her interpretation.
The question does not make sense since these were short stories.