I've read many of Sherrilyn Kenyon's books and had stopped for a bit. I decided on a whim to purchase this audio version. I didn't really expect to like it as much as I did. I was prepared to not like having a man narrate this story and was pleasantly surprised by how much I did like Holter Graham's narration. Overall, this was a very fun listen!
It took me awhile to get into the book because it reminded me so much of J. D. Robb's In Death series. The book itself is a good book and if you have never read Robb's series it is actual a very good book. I had difficulties mainly because I kept seeing parallels between Force's characters and Robb's characters.
My take away is this - if you have read more than two of Robb's In Death books, you will have a hard time enjoying this series - if you have never read one of the In Death books, this is a good cop drama series.
Although the Immortals series is a little bit predictive, this is still a fun read/listen. I particularly enjoyed Robert Petkoff's narration. I wasn't sure that I would like it but he did a great job. If you are looking for a book that is just about enjoying the story, this is the book for you. The characters were fun, although Macrieve was a little annoying with his angst.
I enjoyed the interaction of the characters in the story.
The development of the The Golem and The Jinni's characters. The author managed to draw you into their lives and made you genuinely care about what happened to them.
Excellent narrator. He managed the different accents wonderfully and you never became confused about which character perspective he was narrating.
I didn't have any extreme reactions to the book but it did manage to draw me into the plot line and the characters.
Beyond the main characters being a golem and a jinni, this is not a fantasy book. Yes, the main characters have some supernatural abilities but these are more personality characteristics than a major part of the story. This is a wonderful story about immigrants to America during the height of Ellis Island. A lot of care and detail was taken to ensure that the reader had an understanding of the Syrian and Jewish neighborhoods. Once I recognized that this was not a fantasy book, I was able to enjoy immersing myself into the culture of the neighborhoods and the development of the characters.
I enjoyed this title more than I thought I would. Carolyn McCormick is an excellent narrator and Chelsea Cain's plot is riveting. The relationship between Archie and Rachel is truly disturbing in that "I just can't turn away" fashion. Definitely I must add series!!!!
I'm still struggling with this book. I knew it might be hit or miss when I bought it but it had enough good reviews to take a chance. Basically, the struggle for me right now is that the characters have not drawn me into the book. I haven't given up completely, but it is close.
I think it would be better in third person. I read a lot of first person narrative but this one reads as a little too self boasting. I am only about 5 chapters into the book and Gin (the Spider) has become just a little bit annoying.
Other's have complained about her accent but I thought it was fine.
I keep hoping that it will be.
The reason that I have given the book 3 stars is that I think the premise of the book has promise (this is the reason I bought it to begin with). Since I am not sure that I will stick with the book to see if I am proved right or wrong, I thought it was only fair that I give it three stars based on the reason for purchase.
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