I Love to lIsten to books. I'm one of those people that like to read or listen to books over and over. I Love audible.
Marguerite gavin is fantastic. I would definitely want to hear more of her. Kim Harrison is good. But could we use something else even"ohh shit" would be better than"crap on toast" other than her constantly using the same few ,I don't know what you would call them, sayings over and over. I like her characters any the way she"scientificaly"explain the use of magic, the demons, witches, ect.. I alsolike how she explains the different cultures of the inderlanders
The relationship between Rachel and Al. Turning the demons into a Complex society capable of love, trust, regret. Get to see AL in a more intimate way. A continuation of the last book
The only performance of hers I've heard is this series. All though I've got to say the book they didn't use her was awful just awful! I've been trying to return that book. It was so bad Ibought the hard back. So I'm so thankful that they are continuing use Ms.Gavin.
I really enjoy thIs series. I am bummed that I'm caught up and have wait fOr the next one.
Proud book worm!
Exciting and sad!!! Totally enjoyed the book!! Rachel grabs the bull by the horns and also more! Newt comes more to the fore on this book...measuring her Everafter as it shrinks. Ku'Sox is back on the attack more then ever and Bis is learning more as Rachel's familiar! This series is better and better with each book. Though in the last one Rachel gets hurt terribly and beat up bad...she comes back fighting! More characters die (sniff) a few that will shock the socks off you. Jax is back, gotta feel sorry for the bugger but it is good he is. Ivy once again take the background on this and this is good. That Vampire lure thing was kinda freaky to me.
Absolutely. The complex relationships Rachel finds herself in are fascinating.
The Trent connection. I love the elf and I'm glad that he and Rachel seem to be edging closer. I also enjoy Al.
I love most of them. Biz is one of my favorites and so is Trent.
Gargoyles. Elves. Demons. Oh my! Only Rachel can juggle them all at once and not have the world implode!
I just love this series. Every time I think I know where the plot is going, it takes some quirky twist. Ending this one with Rachel and Trent FINALLY getting closer and Al passed out on the couch and Bell and Jenks getting something going but maybe not and Biz being a world breaker...sigh, just too, too much to contimplate. I LOVE IT.
In the dictionary, next to the word "bibliophile" there is a picture of me... Ok... it's my dictionary... and I put the picture there.
I always enjoy Kim Harrison's series "The Hollows". I rated this one a 4 out of 5 because I can't decide if I like that there were clearly two story lines in this book. I wasn't sure if she was setting up for a spin off focusing on Ivy or if she was setting us up for the next book. I like the closure she gives us for Rachael's past relationships and the continued build up for a romantic involvement between Trent and Rachael. I'm interested to see how this will play out.
My best recommendation for this series is this book. I've actually considered rereading the entire series again due to this book. There are a ton of changes in this book! I think characters evolved. Looking forward to Kim Harrison's future work on this series!
Al, Trent and Rachael working together.
The story that shows the new direction of the series
After reading/Listening to the previous books, (you will want to read them in order), this has some surprises and shows how the character relationships have changed. I don't want to spoil anything so I am not mentioning what happens but it is what I expected. Overall this is a good series and well worth getting.
A middle-aged romantic who grew up reading Heinlen, Louis L'Amour and Richard Hooker. Expect and honest opinion, even if it's not PC.
I love this series, but am fed up with the inconsistency of the leading character. In one chapter she's a sobbing wimp , and in the next she's a kick-a** super woman. First she can't do anything to chage her situation or save her world, then she suddeny begins to make things happen with no explanation as to what changed to allow this.
Being a Kim Harrison fan is like being in a bad relationship; you just have to finally realize that the other person isn't going to change and say "enough is enough!"
Marguerite Gavin is fantastic as a reader, but this is a good stopping place for me. I've listened to or read the entire series up to this point. While I've enjoyed it, I'm finished with The Hollows after this one, and here's why: Rachel makes the same mistakes she makes in all the other books, and the series has become formulaic.
She knows martial arts but gets into hair pulling fights that don't use her skills; she falls for bad men, berates herself for it, and does it anyway; she doubts her magical abilities even though she's bested... well, the best. She insults quickly and takes offense at perceived slights quickly, and she refuses to think before doing or saying anything. She acts much like an insecure teenager, not like an adult, although I suppose I've met adults who act like teenagers, so maybe that's a moot point. I could tolerate her personality for a while, but it's become exhausting. I don't want to want to smack the main character of a book every other chapter.
The writing itself has become tiresome for me as well. "Crap on toast", "tink's _____", and "if you don't _______ I'll ______" with nothing to back up the threat are just as common here as all the other books. The book starts and ends with a fight, like all the other books. Rachel is left on her own, nearly dies, and finds "strength in her friends" at the end, just like all the other books. She solves some problems and makes some new ones, leaving the series open for sequels... it's never-ending.
It's been a good ride overall though!
Perhaps. I enjoy all of the series!
The Rachel character reminds me vaguely of Sookie Sackhouse
The escape from the Nursery.
I waited a really long time before downloading this book. I always hate when a really good series is coming to an end and I think I was in denial. When I could finally wait no longer I savoured it like the best dessert at the end of a wonderful meal served in the company of really good friends. And Marguerite Gavin is the chocolate fudge and whipped topping on that dessert.
This is one of my all time favorites and will listen to it time and again.