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Dead Witch Walking Audiobook

Dead Witch Walking

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Publisher's Summary

Rachel Morgan is a runner with the Inderland Runner Services, apprehending law-breakers throughout Cincinnati. She's also a witch, one of the many Inderlanders who revealed themselves after a genetically engineered virus wiped out 50 percent of humanity. Witches, warlocks, vampires, werewolves: the creatures of dreams and nightmares have lived beside humans for centuries, hiding their powers. But now they've stopped hiding, and nothing will be the same.

On the run with a contract on her head, Rachel reluctantly teams up with Ivy, Inderland's best runner...and a living vampire. But this witch is way out of her league, and to clear her name, Rachel must evade shape-changing assassins, outwit a powerful businessman/crimelord, and survive a vicious underground fight-to-the-death...not to mention her own roommate!

Fun, sassy, filled with action, humor, and romance, Dead Witch Walking is the perfect summer listen for anyone who likes vampires, paranormal fantasy, romance, or just a great beach book.

And hear more from the Rachel Morgan series!

©2004 Kim Harrison; (P)2007 Tantor Media Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Fast-paced and loads of fun - the perfect read when you just want to get away from things for a bit." (Fantasy & Science Fiction)

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    Debbie HIGH POINT, NC, United States 04-01-13
    Debbie HIGH POINT, NC, United States 04-01-13 Member Since 2012

    I'm addicted to Audible. May need an intervention!

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    "Series keeps getting better and better"

    I am now listening to the 11th book in this series and have enjoyed it very much. Based on other reviews, I did skip the 6th book (The Outlaw Demon Wails) and read it instead of listening. I can't imagine anyone other than Marguerite Gavin narrating the books. Her voices for Rachel, Ivy, Jenks and all the characters are perfect.

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    ben Coquitlam, BC, Canada 03-27-13
    ben Coquitlam, BC, Canada 03-27-13
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    "Why is this such a famous series???"

    Ok, I got sucked into this book, thinking I could really get into a good series.
    This book and series has had lots of acclaim- how could I go wrong?
    For the first third of the book, absolutely nothing happens.
    Just kept plugging along, thinking it would change. How could so many people love this book, right?
    Then by the time something did happen, I was totally uninvested with the characters, and I thought "Who cares?"
    How this series has found so much fame is really beyond me. I found it to drag, and I also found it poorly written. Perhaps it gets better with the other books, but I won't be wasting me time, or my credit to find out.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Stacy Thacker Ames, IA United States 03-26-13
    Stacy Thacker Ames, IA United States 03-26-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Entertaining and good narration"
    What made the experience of listening to Dead Witch Walking the most enjoyable?

    This book seemed a bit drawn out at times, but overall was very entertaining. Looking forward to reading/listening to more in the series.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Janks the Pixie. He is cool.


    What about Marguerite Gavin’s performance did you like?

    Very good naration.


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    Aris 03-25-13
    Aris 03-25-13
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    "Confusing start, but great story"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The beginning was hard to follow for a first book, for me anyway. It did get easier after a couple of chapters.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dead Witch Walking?

    Jinx was great though the whole book, Love his personality and loyalty and good heart.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Maybe don't know that a movie could do it justice


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    03-24-13
    03-24-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Great story but unlikable heroine."
    What made the experience of listening to Dead Witch Walking the most enjoyable?

    The story and the humor were good. The narrator was a bit rushed at times and the voices tended to blend together too much.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't like Rachel. I find her to be one of the most selfish characters I've ever "met". She has no self awareness and doesn't think about the consequences of her actions. I root for her only so Jinx and Ivy don't suffer. I really like the stories though, so I overlook her blatantly self-destructive behavior, the adrenaline flowing in and out of her body like the tides and the constant affirmations of "I'm a White Witch". I love series with strong female lead characters like Eve Dallas or Anita Blake so it's refreshing to have a series with a main character who can't do it all.

    Don't get me wrong. I think the series is original and entertaining. When listening it's easier to hear how often her adrenaline gives her headaches.

    I will continue listening to the series.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Melissa Potomac, IL, United States 03-19-13
    Melissa Potomac, IL, United States 03-19-13

    My tastes vary. I like PNR and some HR. I have been known to like YA and NA just as well as some naughty bodice rippers and other romance books.

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    "New series to become engrossed in!!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dead Witch Walking to be better than the print version?

    I really enjoy audio books and the story and narrator really have to match. The narrator did a great job of the characters.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Not really --- but it was very entertaining.


    What about Marguerite Gavin’s performance did you like?

    I liked her range in characters. You definitely knew who was talking depending on her voice.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No --- but it was enjoyable.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Laura Van Buren, AR, United States 03-18-13
    Laura Van Buren, AR, United States 03-18-13
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    "Fun Fun Fun"

    OK - I've found a new series and I hope all the rest are as entertaining as Book 1. If you are looking for a deep, heart wrenching story, don't look here. This book is funny, entertaining, easy listening. I really enjoyed the personalities of the characters and had to purchase and download Book 2 as soon as Book 1 was over. These books are right up my alley and satisfy my audibook entertainment needs. Kim Harrison doesn't involve too many characters to keep track of, especially while driving, and I didn't notice any lag time in the storyline at all. The narrator did a spectacular job also. Thanks!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    juanita LOUISVILLE, KY, United States 03-18-13
    juanita LOUISVILLE, KY, United States 03-18-13 Member Since 2012
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    "dead witch walking"
    What did you love best about Dead Witch Walking?

    that it could be a differnt furter .


    What did you like best about this story?

    character ivy, jink and his family, rachel


    Have you listened to any of Marguerite Gavin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    i have listen to the whole morgon series


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    when rachel got to see jink of close and person.


    Any additional comments?

    thank for the ride

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mel Aclaro ANAHEIM, CA, United States 03-17-13
    Mel Aclaro ANAHEIM, CA, United States 03-17-13 Member Since 2008

    My wife says she can read me like an open book. Though she regrets not being able to shut me up the same way. :)

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    "It keeps getting ready to go. Narrator saves it."

    All told, I'll probably give this series another crack. I actually thought the narrator, Marguerite Gavin, saved this story for me. Her inflections were right-on with just the right pacing that kept the story moving past repetitive scenes.

    I found myself getting frustrated in some scenes where the author left me with a sense that her story was otherwise "getting ready to get ready to really takeoff... anytime now." Only to then have the main character do some other dumb thing that lands her in another predicament that just felt like it was a bit like the "other" predicament she landed herself in during the last scene -- which, unfortunately, seemed very similar to the "current scene."

    But, while a few scenes felt a bit like "Groundhog day," a saving grace of the writing was the dialog. There was a lot of dialog between the characters--which I like in stories. The characters were colorful and quirky; they were likable -- even the bad ones.

    I'll be downloading #2 in the series. But whether I hang on beyond that will depend on how the author evolves the main character; she has a lot of growing up to do and lots more skills to develop if she's going to continue holding my interest beyond book 2.

    Overall: It's worth a credit if you like this genre.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Alan 03-16-13
    Alan 03-16-13 Member Since 2016
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    "The First in a Great series"
    What did you like best about this story?

    The interaction's between the main characters and no matter how bad everything got they stuck together in an amusing way.


    Any additional comments?

    The story is great as it tells the story of a witch who is trying to stay alive a vampire and a pixie that befriend her. The three live together in a church and you can see the friendships develop. The best part is the fact that Ivy (vampire) Rachael (witch) live and work together but Rachael is scarred to death of ivy. It's an interesting story with a lot of mixed emotions. It's a good supernatural thriller with two main characters that have a lot of emotional baggage. I recommend this story and suggest that you listen or read them in order, just like the Bones and Cat books.

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