I rated it a 3 for story because even though I read books about witches, this one was a bit hard to 'buy into'.
I was glad the book ended when it did. More use of the hidden power would have ruined it for me.
Moira. I feel she has created a completely unique sounding voice for her and I know exactly who is talking without having to be told by way of the story.
I hope the rest of the books in the series focus on the more traditional talents of witches. There are several characters that I would love to see developed and hope I have a chance of reading all about it.
Twisty. Heartwarming. Series?
Maggie definitely!! She is loyal, loving, funny, creative, a survivor.
When I read, the characters don't sound different which keeps them from coming to life. He had several characters that had radically different voices and they were believable and by the end of the book I knew who was speaking without having any of the written "tells" to lead me.
Yes. The beginning made me wonder what I was going to be getting into but I quickly understood and found reasons to listen. I generally only listen while driving but this book was an "at work" listen. And re-listen too.
I sincerely hope this is the first book in a series. The ending leaves that possibility open. And Maggie has plenty of pep in her doggie step to go so please Mr Crais, write more!!!
Yes. It is a good book overall, but not the best Prey book. As an investigator Lucas missed asking two obvious questions and it drove me nuts thru the book. If those questions had been asked and answered when they should have been, I feel the book could have gone a much different direction and been far more exciting. No spoilers here but they were follow up questions that I think any investigator would definitely ask.
Yes. The whole series is wonderful. But not every book can be a 5 star.
Yes. The first few books I heard him narrate I had a hard time with his 'gravelly' voice but now I like it. Gritty for the tough investigator.
Drugs, thugs and questions that need answers.
I was a bit disappointed with this book. At the exact moment the first obvious follow up question wasn't asked I wanted to stop listening. Mr Sandford, you are better than this. There was no build up of tension, it was a logical book with no surprises. If that first question had been asked, it could have led to a kidnapping and much more tension and excitement. I love Lucas but he was not a stellar investigator in this book.
I will listen to this book every time I need a break from my reality and need a great story.
Katrin. I can already see her as a continuing character like Dell and Virgil and I can't wait to learn more about her.
Horne. Never knew he was anything other than a live character.
Yes. I usually listen while driving but listened at work and read it in half the time I normally do!!
When is the next Prey book due????
It was a quirky story, with plot changes all the time so it wasn't boring! And listening to Rick's voice for hours on end was pretty amazing too.
Frankly, it left me wanting something different. And I know that might have been part of the plan for the ending but I feel like alot of ground was covered in the book, with several story points not answered. What about LV? And I know it's possible to fall in love with someone in 12 hours or less, but how did it happen? What made it happen? And what was the point of all the retrospective? Each topic stopped just short of completion. Was that the point? I don't know.
Its a world full of confusion and not getting any better.
I went into this book with such high hopes. I saw reviews indicating it was a good, saw a performance of his in which he commented on the early reviews. I really wanted to love this book. I didn't. I feel like I need to write down notes about it and see if it makes more sense. Sorry Rick, but I just don't get it.
It is in the top 3 for sure. The characters feel like my family and I was so happy that this story finally happened.
Ironically, it was that most of the story did not involve anyone finding their type of magic! These characters expanding the story to more than the magic. They have lives we want to be a part of.
Distinctive voices. I tend to just read and not assign voices to characters and these books are read so well I can tell which character is speaking by just the voice she uses.
When one heart finds a home a family finds its roots.
I had eagerly awaited this book and it was so good I could not stop listening to it. Usually I only listen during my commute but with this book I had to listen all day at work too!
Very reminiscent of book 1. Strong story and characters and totally believable.
I have listened to all the books in this series and in this book there are a few times I couldn't tell she was 'in character' and thought she was reading the story between dialogue.
There is a scene where Mercy is very emotional and the feeling of that moment definitely came thru in the narrators voice.
When is book 9 coming out? Can Coyote be in that book too?
The ending of book one indicates the characters will grow in book two. It took till chapter 18 for me to hear anything that sounded like the book I was lead to believe this one would be.
Our female lead character is whiny. She is supposed to be an educated woman yet she repeatedly questions "who am I?" and "what does this mean?". And she does things that a smart woman wouldn't do. She takes risks that are not necessary for the story. They seem only to take up space in the book.
Yes the narration is good. I have no issues with the narrator.
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