Yes! This series has blossomed into an almost "real" place thanks to the words of Kim Harrison. Additionally, I am a native Cincinnatian, and enjoy the fact that this alternate reality takes place in a landscape that is near and dear to my heart. Most importantly, Ms. Harrison has done an amazing job building on former plot lines in an absolutely believable way. Her character development has created realistic, likeable/unlikeable people to live in this amazing place called The Hollows. There is always something new to pick up on when I relisten to books in this series.
I don't want to give anything away, but one of the characters "remembers" a lost friend in the story. The words describes this lost friend in a fond way that made me smile and also remember the lost character just as I would a deceased friend or relative myself. Very well done!
Ms. Gavin does a wonderful job on all the voices. Rachel would probably be my favorite in all the books and that is a good thing since she is the main character. However, I did quite enjoy Al in this book. I think the baby talk from Lucy and Rae also translates better in a listening situation. It must be difficult to write "baby talk".
I always laugh out loud during many scenes in stories of the Hollows. Rachel Morgan and her compatriots may live close to the edge much of the time, but they are basically optimistic in their outlook and humor is often the way they deal with their stress. While I didn't cry, there are some extremely touching moments in the story as well. It is plot lines like this that make The Hollows seem "real" to me.
I had the fortune of meeting Ms. Harrison at a book signing once. I told her I read the first book in the series because it took place in Cincinnati. I've read the rest of the books because they are so well written. I thank her for continuing this series. I strongly recommend this series.
In this volume I really enjoyed Al. We got to see a side of him a little more "human". some of the emotions and feelings shared made you not think of him as such a bad guy.
Everything. She brings such life to the characters. I have read (listened) to other books by other authors just because she is the narrator. She is definitely one of my top 3 faves.
Yes and No. It was interesting enough to listen to at one time but i wanted to savor it and really pay attention to the story. Plus it is quite long.
Great book.It was refreshing to have the story focus on characters that have been in the background in the past. It was also good to get way from the Ivy storyline for awhile and see different sides of Rachael.
I loved this book! Had to listen to it twice! Didn't think Kim could top the last one... but than I say that after ever one of them! She has ruined me for any other urban fantasy series. Just hate that I will have to wait a year for the next one! I think I will listen to the whole series again! I was planning to do this before the last one comes out (# 13)... but I can probably do it then too! P.S.... I knew Rachel would somehow end up with Trent the first time they met!
The emotional roller coaster ride.
How can you pick just one, although I really like Trent.
I have to say Marguerite Gavin is by far my favorite; she really makes this series come alive.
Yes, it's really long (which is great) but I found myself staying up all night to finish it.
Great series, great characters, definitely one of my all time favorite series.
A great new addition to what has to be my favorite series of all time. Kim Harrison always comes up with great twists and turns so the characters never get old and Marguerite Gavin gives the story life. Is this the end or can there possibly be one more! I hope so!
In this book Rachel is trying to get it right. She's taking the time to weigh her decisions and make the right choices while still being true to herself. A wonderful addition to the series.
The climax of the book keeps surprising you with it's twists and turns while the ending leaves you guessing what the next book will hold.
(POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT) For those of you who like Ivy, She is almost non-existent in this book. Many of the other base characters are not very active either. A lot of the formerly background characters are brought to the front and discussed in more details and you learn more history about the Demons and Gargoyles.
I may listen to this one again. This one was on par with the first few books of the series.
This story delt more with the demons.
The was nothing memorable about her performance.
I don't listen to any book in one sitting.
Yes, I feel the audio version of every book to be the best way to read plus it saves trees.
It would be a spoiler, so I will just say there are many.
I think everyone will enjoy this addition. I know a lot of people didn't like the one before this but I did. These books are not rocket science take them for what they are Fantacy entertainment. True fans will enjoy this as they have all of the series.