The adventures of Rachel & company continue. This is another great book from Kim Harrison. **** for the material, * for the narration.
For the life of me I don't know why they'd change narrator after 5 books. I was thoroughly enjoying the series up until now. With the original narrator, I'd come to know which character was speaking by the narrator's voice. I'd come to know places and names and what each character's attitude was like.
Then along comes this book and BAM! Everything is turned on it's head. several key words and names are mispronounced and that turned me off right away. I often wanted to shout "HIS NAME IS PUH-SCARY! NOT PISS-CURRY!"
It's bad enough that the new narrator often seems to fade in and out of character, even from one line to the next. To make matters worse, all the characters are completely different. Jenks went from a sarcastic, tough little man to a whiny sissy. Ivy is no longer sultry & vampiric, but almost a valley girl. As for Keasley, I expect him to shout "Where all the white women at?" at any moment.
I would love a re-issue of this with Marguerite Gavin returning as narrator. At the very least, I hope she comes back for future books in this series.
I've just started the books having never read them. The story is great! I like reading the books after seeing the movie or in this case TV show. It's nice to go back and fill in the holes. I prefer that to reading the book first and being disappointed in what's missing in the film version.
It's hard to say who the best character is, but probably Tyrion. He's the classic hard luck hero. Smart but disadvantaged at every turn.
Probably not. I can't bear the books on regular speed. Playing at 1.5x actually sounds "normal". I do enjoy his style, but half the characters he reads with a mouth full of spit, like they all have a speech impediment. It's very disgusting, but faster playback makes it slightly less disgusting.
When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die
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