The humor employed throughout the book with most characters keeps me coming back for more. The Irish cursing helps too!
This is my biggest critique of the book. The expansion of characters, expecially the new hound. I feel as if Hearne is stretching the story with too much of the other characters perspective. A few chapters here and there is ok, but going through all the different characters should have been a novella or two.
Hearne has a fantastic niche with Atticus and the style he employs and this books fits right in with the series.
Freakin' Awsomely Awesome
Lots of Urban Fantasy out there, lots of angel stories, but there's nothing like the Sandman Slim series.
Sometimes I pee a little, just a little!
Kadrey has kept the series alive (dead?) by staying true to who Stark is. It's his F...ed up world and I'm just glad I get to read it.
If you're gonna be Dresden, then you have to be funnier. If you're gonna be Sandman Slim, then you need more depravity. Steveson, man walk right side of road get squashed like grape. Man walk on left side of road get squashed like grape. Man walk in middle is OK.
Mr. Miyagi's advice does not apply to characters in books. This story has a lot of good possibilities, but it's not getting anywhere fast. The mythos is sorta.... Okay?
This was not a horrible book by any stretch. I think there is a good story in there and I will probably try the second in this series since I already have it, but that will be a make or break situation.
Someone said it best in a previous review, the narrator isn't bad, he's just too posh.
Loves me some urban fantasy and this was, dare I say it again........Okay?!
There is a lot of potential in this story, the mythos could stand some work. The characters, especially the main character, needs more building and way less stereotypical male/female roles.......Me strong man, use big club, all women want. / I always fall for the bad boy types, will I ever say no to casual sex and find the right man.
Pretty much the story line. Someone has watched a few too many Supernatural re-runs.
With the exception of human mutilation, the angel story was a mere step beyond the Supernatural series angel mythology. If the lead angel could be any more Edward, only more boring - if that's even a possiblility - oh, wait it was!
Not enough characters and/or depth to the ones she had. I generally like this type of urban fantasy and I think there could be a good story in there somewhere, it was just so.....simple and predictable.
She definately struggled with some of the male voices, but over all I did enjoy her styling and was only able to get through the book because of her.
The 1st through the last.
I almost didn't get this book, and now I'm wishing I didn't. I kept thinking the story would develop and the characters would break down and become more. I have hope for the series, even though I personally won't be partaking in the new book.
No - I've got too many books to get through. I will definately start the rest of the series, though. I really enjoyed Khristine Hvam narration, she was outstanding.
There are quite a few modern day beast/magic personas out there. Maybe the Kitty Norville series, some things I like better in each, personally prefer Kitty, but that's just me and it's early in the series.
Took me 4-5 days, I just don't have the time to get it all in one sitting and I think I enjoy books more if it's not done in one sitting. This was a good book, but not that intense or spellbinding.
This is one of the better books by a new (for me) author. I know this is sexist, but I have a hard time with some of the female authors in that there are only two types of male characters - the super hottie (always the mysterious vampire), which is most of the ones the lead character deals with or the middle aged overweight asshole. I know there has to be chemistry and/or romance which can really enhance a good story, but the author kept that really light, not forcing the issue in book one and I appreciate that. Way too many romance novels in the fantasy genre for me.
If you have not read any of the MHI series, don't start here. The previous books were better and you will be lost if you start here. If you have read/listened to the others......well, you kind of have to get this one.
The ending was ok, not any real surprises...sorry!
Frankenstien vs. Wolfman - that scene kicked major ass!
Took me 3 evenings to get it all in.
Love the series, the narrator, and the author. This was however, my least favorite in the series. Franks is one of my least favorite characters in the books, so that played a big part in my Eh!? feelings toward this installment. It did tie in more of the plot leading toward the big Good vs. Evil showdown and I did "like" the book, just not as well.
Yes. Love the series and listen to them all atleast once a year.
Not gonna be a spoiler, but family issues were very touching
This is one of my favorites in recent years. Lots of action, deception, crazy fairies, and cool gods. Butcher, in my opinion, has given Harry some of his swagger back.
This is one of the better fantasy books I've listen to in the past year. This story is about so much more than just two fantasy figures and supernatural powers.
I really enjoyed this audiobook. The only minor complaint is some of the story telling was a little long and drawn out. The author, in conjuction with Guidall's performance, is a stellar work of art. Bringing together all the storys' elements from several different perspectives without losing the core values being presented.
For me the best aspect of the story is the twist on the lore. The least interesting aspect is the way Bill kinda BS's his way through much of the story.
None, as I would probably be on the menu.
Fun book. Not the best new vampire story, Bill is too mediocre in personality, but better than most the romance novels disquised as fantasy out now.
No. There were a few bright spots, such as Shawn Speakman, for whom the book was put together.
This was such a dissappointment for me personally. I'm a big fan of many of the authors, but there were sooooo many boooring stories. I hope Shawn was helped by sales for his condition, as his story was the best of the lot for me.
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