I am a huge fan of the combination of Kim Harrison (Dawn Cook) and narrator
Margureite Gavin! I have read every Rachel Morgan book that's been out and loved them dearly. I ended up listening to this whole book in two days, yep didn't get anything else done and I am downloading the next one.
Based on previous reviews I had purchased this first book thinking I would have to drudge through it to get to the rest of the books with better ratings. I don't know what the others were thinking but I was NEVER bored. What a great set up to the rest of this ongoing story! Anytime one plans to read/listen to a story of this magnitude one has to expect the first couple of books to be mostly background and set up for the rest. I was pleasantly happy with the whole thing and have already downloaded the second book and though the trumpets blowing are a little odd, they aren't near as bad as everyone else made them sound. I love Jim Butcher, I love the Dresden Files, and now I love the Alera Codex too!
I have to admit that the first book, I debated on whether to go on with the others..I am very glad that I did. The only thing I don't understand is why audible has the first four books and then it skips to 8,9,10.11. What happened to the 3 in the middle? In the first 4 he has a cat...I noticed starting in book 8 he has a dog??? what's up with that? Highly recommend these books no matter what - lot's of fun and very droll.
The Story was very good...enough that I bought the second and third books to find out what happened........the narrator grates on the nerves. If you can tolerate the person reading this book it is worth sitting through.
I download these books to kill time in traffic..anything by Christine Feehan is always fun..we are not talking about great literature but engaging never the less. I wasn't too crazy about the narrator; there seemed to be some odd gaps at wierd times when one was waiting for the rest of a sentence but it was a good story..
Anyone who even remotely likes Harry Potter, Star Wars, or the Lord of the Rings will think this is great!
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