I love all Rachel Caines books in this series. I haven't finished this one yet tho. Will do an edit after I am done.
Have not finished this book yet.
Cynthia holloway, oh dear mother of all that's holy and sacred, bring back the talented Cynthia holloway!!!!!
Yes, I developed a migraine listening to Angela Dawe narrate, I am being literal too. She sounds like a mix between Mickey Mouse and a pixie. It is so painful to listen to her I don't know if I can finish with the audiobook. She makes Myrnin sound nothing like how Cynthia portrayed him. Myrnin had spunk and was mischievous and fiery, now he sounds like a monotone pixie speaking.
I'll come back when I am through "READING" this book and re-review it.
I thought this was a nice wrap up for the series. The book was action packed, funny and entertaining. One thing just kept me from 'really' loving this book though and it is the whiplash I got from going back and forth over whether Evie liked Reth, hated Reth, trusted him or didn't. Every chapter it was a different emotion felt for him and I guess maybe it was to keep us guessing if he's good or bad etc... but really, all it did was annoy me.
I think my favorite character was Jack, he seemed most real to me out of the last 2 books. Other than the Reth deal, I really liked how the book ended.
I would absolutely recommend this series to readers who like action and humor I'm sure some people won't be bothered by the whole Reth thing but for me it was just irritating.
Narration - I am 100% thrilled with the narrator. She does a brilliant job with all the characters and she really puts a lot in to make Evie a wonderful 16 yo teen. She is very believable and I love that!
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This is the 2nd book in the series. It's a fun follow up book, but the 1st is still my favorite. We learn a lot about Evie's past and family and we get introduced to new characters as well. I'm excited to start the 3rd book "Endlessly" now.
I do recommend this series, its funny, spunky, and has attitude.
So, the last 2 books were read by Angela Dawe & my reviews of those books were not glowing. Angela completely butchered the narration of the past 2 books, so much so that I was not going to buy another book read by her. Well I guess I just like Rachel Caine and her Morganville series to stop at book 13.
So, my review:
Narrator - I was not expecting anything really from this book, just another botched narraton from Mrs. Dawe, but it seems she read the reviews and took the advice of her listeners and did her homework on how Cynthia Holloway read the characters. Angela actually did a pretty decent job reading this book. Myrnin no longer sounds like a pixie on helium and she gave Eve a voice worthy of her and her attitude. It was still not perfect and it was kinda slow at times but all and all it was tons better than earlier books.
The Story - I truly enjoyed this story a lot more than I thought, it was set outside of Morganville and we meet new characters. There are a lot of fun twists, turns and surprises here and it was truly refreshing. We get some resolution on the Claire/Shane situation which is nice as well. Over all I really enjoyed this book. I didn't have to cringe because of the narrator and the story was well written and enjoyable. I will definitely buy the next book even if A. Dawe is the narrator, I just hope she does the next book the same justice as this one.
My opinion - worth a credit if you are a true Morganville fan.
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This book sheds a lot of light on Eve's past and we learn a lot about her history. It answered a ton of questions burning for me to get the answers to. It is action packed, funny, and sexy (gotta love Roarke).
I also can't say enough of how brilliant a job Susan Ericksen does reading these books. She gives it her all and each character is so uniquely different I just love to listen to her.
Just remember to start with book 1 "Naked in Death"
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Added note - this is not my usual genre but I'm in love with the series. Im a fantasy/paranormal/scy fi girl.
I just finished up with the entire series, I read them one after the other. This book is along the same lines with the other books. Same formula different characters and settings. Before I go back and review the other 35 books in the series I just want to say that this series has not gone stale for me at all. There are a couple of disappointing books in there but with 36 books out there that's saying something. Overall I love this series and I DO recommend this series for any crime procedural/romance book lover.
If I'm being honest I received the first book as a gift and was not sure i would like it because I am more of a fantasy/scy fi lover. But this series definitely delivers and with a punch. Susan Ericksen does an AMAZING job reading the book and giving each character their own personality which is a hard thing to do.
So I guess what I want to say is if you are burned out on your current genre or you can't find any new books to read, give this series a go. It is definitely worth every penny/ credit spent
Her first book in the series is "Naked in Death"
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Going with her half moon hollow theme, Nola travels from Ireland to HMH Kentucky in search of 4 artifacts she needs to find to restore balance to her family. I didn't even have to think before I clicked buy because I know anything the DYNAMIC DUO produce will be worth buying.
This book is fun, exciting, funny & made me lol more than a few times. Several references to other characters from different books was a pleasure too.
The only thing I had a difficult time with, was when I first started listening to the book I had to triple check it was Amanda Ronconi due to her using the Irish accent for Nola. After confirming it was Ronconi I just sat back and enjoyed. The accent was a bit off putting at first but after the first chapter it was hardly an issue.
Most definitely worth a credit. Just make sure you read her books in order or it could get confusing. You don't have to but you will miss out on some of the jokes.
Ok, quit reading this and go click buy!!
I love when ya books can be so heartfelt and not cluttered up with all the foul language and innapropriate sex scenes for their age category. The author really made me feel the emotions of what each character was going through. It drew me in and I can hardly wait to start the next book.
Evie is a 16 yo employee of the IPCA, her job is to subdue all paranormals and bring them back to the facility for neutralizing. But instead of making her older beyond her years the author made her just like any other mall loving, clothes buying, tv series addicted 16 yo out there (except she loves school!). Her best friend is a mermaid who talks through a computer and any curse words come out as "bleep". Evie instantly becomes curious about a guy she captured breaking into the facility & from there it's just pure fun and enjoyment.
I totally recommend this book for all ya and not so ya readers.
And the narration was PERFECT... I think Emily Eiden was the perfect choice for this book.
Off to read book 2.
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I didn't mind the music or sound effects. I think it added to the story. The narration was spot on. I can't wait to get to the next book!
Thanks Jules :)
First, I really thought the entire first half of this book was boring and Harris wanted all the previous characters to make a cameo in the book just because it is the last book. There were really no reasons for most of the people who cameoed to be in the book, they served no real purpose. It made me feel like it was the end of a long loved tv series and everyone comes out to take a bow, even the extras. She could have taken out all those pointless scenes and made the book way more exciting.
I've been a fan of every sookie book written, even the not so good ones. This book lacks everything that is Sookie Stackhouse. I am very disappointed in this book as the ending of our beloved heroine. It just seemed so unrealistic of everything that happened and the loose ends were tied up too neatly it just seemed too unrealistic, even for Sookie's world. I am happy with who she ends up with but that's about all I can say I'm happy with.
Ugh... I have no more words to say how disappointed I am with this ending. It seems like C. Harris just threw it together and wanted everything put together nice and neat with a bow on top. I guess I just expected more from her.
Hopefully there will be fans out there that like this book/ending but I'm not one of them. I've waited so long to read this book and have been so excited about it and now that I'm done I feel like a deflated balloon.
What does everyone else think?
It's too bad that the narrator ruined this book for me. It's a pretty good story but I can't get past her whiny voice. I don't think the banter between them came across as realistic, her voice just sounded forced and fake.
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