If you liked "Sabriel" then "Lireal" is an absolute must. And you may as well download the series finale "Abhorsen" while you're at it because you won't be able to walk away.
Garth Nix delivers another winner and, while I normally don't like it when a man narrates a female point-of-view, I barely notice when it's the remarkable Tim Curry!
Note: This is book five in a series and it may be difficult to follow if you have not read the previous titles (which are not available on Audible yet)
That said, the fifth installment of the Rachel Morgan books is excellent! Kim Harrison has a great feel for character and has created a really engaging cast in this series. You really care about what happens to these people, from Rachel herself and her tormented roommate Ivy, to their snarky pixy backup Jenks and Rachel's sexy vampire boyfriend Kisten.
This time around, Rachel has her hands full trying to find out who's killing local werewolves while also providing security for the local drug-lord's wedding, dealing with her old demon nemesis Al and a couple of new demons, running interference between two quarrelling alpha werewolves, avoiding her roommate's jealous girlfriend, and trying to keep the Master Vampire of the city in prison - where she herself put him. On top of all that, she'd like to find time to celebrate her birthday, thank you very much!
The narrator is good at keeping the characters distinct and the pacing is good. There's good action and good sex and a really gripping finale.
I highly recommend this title to anyone already reading the Rachel Morgan series and recommend the series to anyone looking for good, fun paranormal fiction with a strong, endearing female lead.
I've read the other reviews and most are spot on about the narrator - every ancillary character is frankly cringe-worthy.
I feel like if I had read this in print it would have been better.
As for the claims of "porn" this book is pretty tame on that front.
My only complaint is that it has to end!!!
This series is remarkable on so many levels. Garth Nix is a genius at creating rich, fantastic worlds fraught with gritty emotion and thrilling excitement and this final installment in the "Old Kingdom" series does not disappoint!
The characters are engaging, the story is tight, and Tim Curry is perfect.
Don't miss this one!
This audiobook is absolutely exceptional. It's engaging, entertaining, and informative. The author gives remarkable insight into the mind of a boy growing up with an autism-like disorder just as he's about enter a time of crisis. The narrator is equally superb. This is by far the best audiobook I've purchased so far.
I'm deleting this immediately. The story, while technically well written, is repulsive, off-putting and not at all believable. I was expecting Horror and I got borderline pedophilia.
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