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.
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©2004 Kim Harrison; (P)2007 Tantor Media Inc.
"Fast-paced and loads of fun - the perfect read when you just want to get away from things for a bit." (Fantasy & Science Fiction)
I'm addicted to Audible. May need an intervention!
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.
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.
This book seemed a bit drawn out at times, but overall was very entertaining. Looking forward to reading/listening to more in the series.
Janks the Pixie. He is cool.
Very good naration.
The beginning was hard to follow for a first book, for me anyway. It did get easier after a couple of chapters.
Jinx was great though the whole book, Love his personality and loyalty and good heart.
Maybe don't know that a movie could do it justice
The story and the humor were good. The narrator was a bit rushed at times and the voices tended to blend together too much.
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.
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.
I really enjoy audio books and the story and narrator really have to match. The narrator did a great job of the characters.
Not really --- but it was very entertaining.
I liked her range in characters. You definitely knew who was talking depending on her voice.
No --- but it was enjoyable.
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!
that it could be a differnt furter .
character ivy, jink and his family, rachel
i have listen to the whole morgon series
when rachel got to see jink of close and person.
thank for the ride
My wife says she can read me like an open book. Though she regrets not being able to shut me up the same way. :)
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.
The interaction's between the main characters and no matter how bad everything got they stuck together in an amusing way.
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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