A great book with a collection of items that further explains and deepens our knowledge of the world of the Hollows. Kim Harrison turns out a stellar book which helps to flesh-out the characters and their histories. I love that. Ms. Gavin read the stories in this book with her usual flair. Bravo to both of them.
I was surprised by how very sad the story about Al was when compared to the books. But I guess a story about a demon cannot be a very upbeat thing.
Thanks for another great "listen"!
The story concept could have been great but the character had no character. As much as I wanted something to happen. It never did.
Also - the narration was not good. No inflection. Difficult to listen at length.
The intended plot had possibilities. The title is what pulled me in.
Yes! I liked how she completed the mini story lines in she alluded to in the series.
Jim Butcher short stories. Clarified references in the series that were briefly explianed but the desire for more about that story line had not been provided. Now we know what occurred in these story lines.
The liveliness of the characters and the books become a great story since there is emotion in her presentation that my mind does not provide.
As always with the books there are plenty of parts designed for laughing. Overall I, and other that I know who like the series, really liked and enjoyed the audio book.
Good stories. The Hollows stories include several from different points of view. That was a refreshing touch.
Kalamack was great as he went into the castle after his daughter.
Her English accent wasn't even a try. It was jarring to hear characters described as English speaking in southern US voices. Even a neutral midwestern US accent would have been much better. While I generally like her performances she should have been replaced for this book.
The title tells you that not all of the stories are from the Hollows. But they are not all from that universe, be aware of that going in. It is the nature of short story collections that they are not all equally good. This fits that pattern. A few very good stories some good, but not excellent.
Listen mostly to urban fantasy and suspense/thrillers but also enjoy mysteries, sci-fi, fantasy, romance, adventure, classic, modern, spiritual or general literature. And I always like a bit of romance in any of my stories.
This is a collection of several stories from The Hollows as well as four stories from outside. The Hollows stories help fill in the history prior to the start of the series as well as a few gaps between or even within the books, such as the story of Trent and Jenks quest to obtain Trent's daughter. Most of them will seem familiar since they're mentioned or alluded to in the novels so you'll feel right at home listening. The stand alone stories are all worth a listen in their own right. Grace in particular is a world and characters as rich as The Hollows and I hope there will be more of her in the future. Marguerite is outstanding as always. My only complaint (and it's a minor one) is that the audio quality didn't seem quite up to the usual high standard of the other Hollows books. 20 hours of great listening for just over $9. Unfortunately it was over way too soon.
I would recommend to any fan of the series. The stories help flesh out the overall storyline but would probably have been too distracting if included into the main books.
I liked the Trent additons best I think. He's always something of a mystery and any extra info is nice. The one off stories unrelated to main storyline I did not enjoy as much, even though done well.
I think Trent and Jenks "storming the castle" was my fave scene.
Elves and pixies and Banshees, oh my!
I honestly consider the audio version of any book better than the print version.
I absolutely love the stories that included the perverted pixie with the foul mouth. Very funny stuff.
This was the first time I heard Gavin.
No way!! I listen to it in sections over a couple of weeks. It was easy to do that because it is a book of short stories.
This type of book is not usually my cup of tea, but I was surprised at how much I ended up enjoying it.
If you love the Hollows books, this book is wonderful! It made me want to listen to other Kim Harrison books.
It is about the middle. I love science fiction. this is good, but I am not so into vampires!
This book has a little bit about all of our familiar characters Ivy,Rachel,Trent,Jenx, Al,and some new ones which normally are not so good stories,but Ms Harrison has out done herself here. I enjoyed all of her stories,and I can't say that about any other anthology I have ever listened to.
This is a book for any fan of the Hollows, and for those that do not know them this book will entice them to! I was thoroughly entertained for 20 hours and 6 minutes with Marguerite Gavin as the narrator, she is a terrific narrator! This book will help quench your thirst before the next Rachel Morgan Book comes out ; "EVER AFTER". JANUARY 22, 2013.
I loved all of the stories, and it helped fill in some of the holes in the other Rachel Morgan books. But I have to say the new stories were entertaining, fresh, and well written, the one with Penn, Meg, and her mother and grand mother really stand out for me. I would like hear more about what happens there.
Yes! It was very hard to put down, and get my other commitments met!!