Listening to this book was definitely time well spent because it got me back into the Song of Ice and Fire series when I had left it for a long time after reading A Game of Thrones.
I love the change in perspective that takes place in almost every chapter of the series.
Roy Dotrice is skilled in that he does not have glaring pronunciation issues that seem too common, he does many different voices to differentiate between characters in dialogue and to give each character more depth of personality. Additionally, he is the stodgy sounding British man that I expected as the narrator for this series, but he can sometimes drone on in a monotonous way, especially in sections of the text that do not include dialogue.
Sean Bean, a bunch of unknowns, that one guy who is in a bunch of comedies.
The few and so enjoyable Chronicles of Abby Normal diary entries that were the best part of You Suck: A Love Story are much more frequent in this installment of the Bloodsucking Fiends Trilogy. Even the parts that aren't her diary entries are often seen from her perspective and Susan Bennett's amusing voice for the character is the most common narration in this audiobook.
When Abby gets a tail.
The voice of Abby Normal that Susan Bennett does is the most amazing part of the whole Bloodsucking Fiends experience, aside from the hilarious written word that Christopher Moore provides.
The Chronicles of Abby Normal: Evil Bitch Queen of Second Period Biology.
Chet the Huge Shaved Cat makes a return appearance in this installment of your favourite vampire love trilogy. ;)
I would recommend this audiobook for the character of angel and the blend of intelligent zombies and mafia story.
This was very similar to the first one in this series but that is to be expected.
I liked her attempts to create different voices for her characters, especially the different accents. I love her Kang and her Angel.
When Angel tells Kang "I told you so" mentally after she warns him about the problem.
This novel ranks in the top 10 of the audiobooks I've listened to so far.
I was unsurprised and anticipatory of the sequel.
My favourite scene was the scene when she receives the "If you crave it, eat it" note and has to convince herself to eat the brains for the first time.
Kang. He seems funny, smart, jerky, and sounds cute when described.
Angel is likeable and the parallel between her dependence on pills before and her dependence on brains now is an interesting one.
Another SVM Novel
I will probably be getting CODA After Dead; What Happens Next in the World of Sookie Stackhouse when it comes out in October. I just downloaded Playing Possum and if I can get any of the other short stories I haven't already listened to in A Touch Of Dead and the other 12 SVM novels I will probably download it too. I have some complaints about this series and some frustration with it but I still want to finish all of it that I can. I have a fondness for many of the characters and the formula of the stories.
I thought that the torture scene near the end of the novel was realyl well done and Sookie's rage and fear afterward is great as well. It's an experience that really changes Sookie at her core.
Now on HBO.
I miss Sophie Anne Leclerq
Johanna Parker's beautiful voice.
The increase of the involvement of the fey was the most interesting. The least interesting was just my frustration with Sookie in general.
The voice she does for Sookie Stackhouse is sexy and lyrical and it makes the story a lot easier to listen to and Sookie's magnitism a lot eaier to understand.
Now on HBO.
Southern Vampire Mystery.
It is very similar to the rest of SVM.
Don't remember because I listened to all of the SVM in rapid succession.
Not that I recall.
I liked the Cluviel Dor the best, it's a neat way to hide a Deus ex Machina plot device.
I disliked the fact that Sookie is still in her jaded, judgmental and hypocritical mode that we see in the last book as well.
It would have turned me off of the Southern Vampire Mysteries series if I didn't want to actually finish it just for the sake of having completed it. It hasn't really turned me off of the genre. I'm not a great fan of paranormal romance anyway, which is odd because I read it quite often.
Her beautiful voice.
Update my goodreads. :)
Vampire Summit shenanigans.
I liked this book the best of the whole series, potentially. The Vampire Summit was an interesting premise and Queen Sophie Anne was around often.
The scene when Sookie is holding the soda can in the hallway is my favourite scene.
The scene when Sookie is rushing to save Eric and Pam from the pyramid was very touching because Sookie was heroic and emotional all at the same time. I feared for Eric and Pam. It was a tense scene.
The Vampire Summit was fantastic and any appearance of Queen Sophie Anne is completely welcomed by me.
I would definitely say this was worth the time spent listening to it. It's a short book and it has 2 fight scenes in it that are very gratifying.
It has absolutely not turned me off of this genre.
Grimalkin is still, and will always be, the best voice that Khristine Hvam voiced in this whole series. His voice added to his character and made him the most entertaining part of the series.
See question 1, Audible. :\
This is a novella that links the end of Meghan Chase's story arc in The Iron Fey Series to the beginning of Ethan Chase's story arc in The Iron Fey Series that begins concretely in The Lost Prince.
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