I think it must be hard to keep things fresh after writing 36+ books, short stories and so on. Roberts has a good equation going in the In Death series- a crime happens, Eve and Peabody investigate, Roarke is drawn into the investigation, there are a few sex scenes, Roarke worries about Eve, Eve meets with Mira, they figure it out, wrap it up and there is an op to catch the bad guy. And Trina sometimes makes an appearance. The crime changes and the supporting characters (Mavis, Leonardo, Baxter and so on) have a big or small role depending on the crime and how much they can help. She writes a good story, the characters are old friends and well written. The story here is a solid one. I will continue to read this series because I can count on Eve and crew to entertain.
I hated the end of this book. Don't get me wrong, I understand why it happened, given the time when this book took place and all but still, it sucked. The writing was great and all, but I hate it when great couples fight. I will be purchasing the next in the series for sure! The story is an interesting one. I enjoy learning more and more about Alexia's father. Emily Gray is great, as usual- she does both male and female voices and multiple accents wonderfully!
This book is a prequel to the Iron Druid series as a whole. The book is entertaining, it is just Atticus and Oberon with a brief appearance by Hal and The Widow (I really miss her). The whole Egyptian pantheon makes for an interesting story, and is something that I hope will be further explored at some point in the future. As always, Oberon gets the best lines- when he got his mind blown it cracked me up. I am not a fan of short stories or novellas within a full length series but Hearne does pretty well in that it doesn't feel super rushed and while I wished it had been longer, there weren't a ton of loose ends at the end of the story. Hunted cannot come out soon enough, all the excerpt did was whet my appetite for more. The short story was an added bonus, it's free on his website so I'd read it already but hearing Luke Daniels read it was pretty awesome. Love this series. Love Kevin Hearne. Love Luke Daniels. Love this story.
This is the second steampunk book I've listened to. Does it count that the first was a Gail Carriger book too? I listened to Etiquette and Espionage prior to listening to this and loved it. This is a good, solid start to the series. I really liked the characters and I will be purchasing the next one. Emily Gray does a good job as narrator, all of her voices are easily discernible (with the exception of Alexia's sisters, who kind of sound alike, but I kind of think that could be on purpose?).
This one was a nice surprise. For once, it didn't start out with Gin gunning for someone. The story was good. It tied up some loose ends. It opened the door for a new big bad. Overall, pretty good. The beginning was a little weird, Fortgang sounded very breathy, almost like she was trying to be sexy (?) at a point in the book where it wasn't needed and it creeped me out a little. She took the normal Gin drawl and twisted it. It went away fairly quickly and all was good after that. It was a nice addition to the series and I can't wait for August and the next one!
I read the Outlander books before listening to them as a recommendation by a total stranger. When I joined Audible I bought the first one on sale thinking that it wouldn't and couldn't live up to the books. I was so wrong. Davina Porter is amazing. There are few narrators who enhance the audiobook experience the way that she does.
This continuation is divided between the past with Jamie and Claire and the Revolutionary War and the "present" with Roger, Brianna and their kids in Scotland. Great book, I cannot wait until December for the next in the series!
I really like this series. I like how this introduces you to the younger versions of the characters. The ending felt rushed but this was still one of the best short stories of a established series that I have read/listened to. Hvam did a great job, as usual.
This book was so good it made my stomach hurt. The synopsis of the book says it all. Rudd did an excellent job. I'm not going to say anything else because I'll muck it up.
I was surprised by how much I liked this book. The description caught my attention and I felt like I should give it a go. This was my first foray into steampunk and I'm not usually big on Victorian era books, but I was just so enchanted by the idea of Madame Geraldine's that I had to get over my trepidation and prejudices and just listen. Glad I did. The characters are great, I look forward to see how they progress and grow. I was a little weirded out because the story built and built and then summed up in the last 10 minutes- for a minute I thought that I missed a download or something because it really did only take the last 10 minutes to end which seemed a little rushed but it was still pretty satisfying. It's a toss up for me now- do I want to go to Hogwarts or Madame Geraldine's?
The premise of the story is great. The whole last prophet, angel of death thing is an interesting idea.
The supporting characters are great. I really like Cameron, Brook and Glitch.
I love Lorelei King and think she does a great job on all the characters except Lorelei. She makes Lorelei sound too old, but she does a nice job with the rest so I put her narration under the pros
Lorelei is a great big whiner. It sets my teeth on edge how much she whines throughout the book.
Lorelei has no redeeming qualities. I hate when the protagonist of a book is unsympathetic. I found there were times when I was rooting for the bad guys.
I wanted to like this book but I just couldn't. I dislike Lorelei because she spends the whole book wallowing in self pity. There are other books out there where the female protagonists are more likable, where they deal with their insurmountable obstacles with a little more grace.
I have listened to all the Charley Davidson books and am still on the fence about her. The problem I have with Charley is that she makes the WORST choices and is so angsty that she reminds me of an immature teenager. Having said that, Lorelei is an actual teenager so her angsty, hot and cold emotions are a little easier to take.
The story is an interesting one and gives you all of the background info on the characters.
I am a huge Lorelei King fan but I am not sure she was the right choice for this series. She manages to do all of the voices well except Lorelei's, King is a little old sounding and I have a hard time imagining her as a teenager. Plus, it's so similar to the Charley books, that having the same narrator makes it difficult to differentiate between the two series at times.
I'll buy the next one and hope it's better.
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