Usually I can't wait to put on the headphones and hear what comes next. But I can't find myself caring what happens and I'm a third of the way through. First disappointing novel by Sandra Brown I've encountered and I've read almost all of her stuff.
Narrator does nice job on characters and has lots of enthusiasm, but this story has "dated" written all over it. I just couldn't keep a straight face while listening to it.
But it does have fun characters and a strong female lead.
A discovery of Witches was totally unexpected. I've read traditional vampire books, the Sookie series and Twilight. And I've read other supernatural themed books but the relationships and personalities of the different creatures in this book completely engaged my imagination.
This was enhanced by the narrator, who was quite good on the individual character voices. It was easy to distinguish one from another and the accents were recognizable and well done.
The supernatural are referred to as "creatures" comprised of Witches, Demons and Vampires. Harkness sets up a structure for the reader to understand the world they live in as they see it.
Except for just a couple portions that ran to detailed (but necessary) explanations, this moved right along. Yes, it set up the next book in the series but I didn't feel cheated. The story to this point was that enjoyable.
I was intrigued by the directions the plot took. And I liked the main characters, not cookie cutter.
Narration was good. Once I got into the rhythm of the narrator, my imagination took over and it just flowed.
Very glad I chose to listen to this.
If you want to read everything written by Charlaine Harris then go for it. But it is not as charming and engrossing as her Sookie Stackhouse or Harper Connelly series, which are the only other books by her I have read. I couldn't put those down while I had to push to finish listening to this one.
Not at all.
She was fine, the material was not.
I'll keep reading Ms. Harris, but not her earlier works.
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