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Dead Witch Walking | [Kim Harrison]

Dead Witch Walking

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.
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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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    jedidiah4u 04-03-12
    jedidiah4u 04-03-12 Member Since 2014
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    "The reading is amazing."

    The book doesn't treat you like you an idiot but throws some new terminology at you and a couple details and your brain does the rest. It's very imaginative and hysterical. I laughed a lot. Out loud. But I have to give props to the reader! I want her as my best friend! I know why this book series's is one of the top "wish listed" it's awesome. Expensive but worth it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah Lincoln, NE, United States 03-20-12
    Sarah Lincoln, NE, United States 03-20-12
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    "Very Disappointing. Boring with little suspense."
    What did you like best about Dead Witch Walking? What did you like least?

    I liked the character Rachel. She was a tough girl with a good personality. The book just was not exciting. In fact I would say boring. Not much suspense. It was like a VERY long episode of law and order with Vampires, witches, demons and annoying pixies.


    Has Dead Witch Walking turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No. Thank goodness. I started some books by Jeaniene Frost and they are just what I expect from this genre. Suspense, sinister characters, laughs, and love. This book seemed geared for teens. ( Maybe it is I don't know).


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Marguerite Gavin?

    Yes she does an amazing job.


    Was Dead Witch Walking worth the listening time?

    no.


    Any additional comments?

    I was hoping to get into another series but unless someone can convince me that the books get better.. I'm done. Sorry but I just was not entertained.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    donald WOODBRIDGE, VA, United States 03-09-12
    donald WOODBRIDGE, VA, United States 03-09-12 Member Since 2011
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    "this is a great book"
    Would you listen to Dead Witch Walking again? Why?

    Yes, I love this series!


    What other book might you compare Dead Witch Walking to and why?

    I don't know about a particular book, but The Hollows series reminds me of the Dresden Files meets Anita Blake but better.


    Which character – as performed by Marguerite Gavin – was your favorite?

    She does a good job portraying all the characters.


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

    Not one thing in particular in this book. All I know is I have greatly enjoyed this series and recommend it to everyone I know.


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait for the next book in the series!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Squeak Alaska 12-11-11
    Squeak Alaska 12-11-11 Member Since 2009

    The Dragon Mother

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    "Interesting New Paranormal Story!"

    This futuristic story centers around a witch named Rachel Morgan and it is set in time after a genetically engineered virus wipes out a good chunk of the human population. After the virus, the paranormal community decided to come out of hiding and make itself known to the rest of the world. The rest of the world wasn’t quite ready for the big reveal so the two communities still keep themselves mostly separate.

    Rachel works as a type of cop for an organization called IS. The IS doesn’t treat her very well so she decides she wants to quit and work on her own. A little pixie named Jenks and her vampire friend Ivy also want to quit the IS and work with Morgan. The IS can’t have these renegade types out there, so they put a contract out on Rachel. Now Rachel and her two friends must hide from hit men while they try to figure out a bust that will be big enough for them to get out from under the contract.

    I really enjoyed this story. Kim Harrison has created a whole new world for us to explore and enjoy. There was a whole different take on vampires and witches that I found a bit confusing at first. That was due to my preconceived notions about the paranormal traits of vampires and witches, not because of the writing. So flush your brain of all other vampire and witch stories and start fresh.

    I enjoyed that there was a mystery surrounding Trent that was never actually divulged. Normally that would tick me off, but with all the rest of the action and suspense, it didn’t. There was a whole lot going on in this book and it will be one that I will probably go back and listen to again.

    This was the first book in a series and I will definitely go on to the next.

    The Narration Review
    I think Marguerite Gavin did a great job on the narration. I liked that she would increase the tempo just a bit for when she was talking for Jenks and that she gave him a good I-got-attitude voice. All the voices were clearly distinguishable so I never had to wonder who was speaking.

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    Kristan 10-16-11
    Kristan 10-16-11
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    "Laugh Outloud!"

    I listened to the book to and from work, an hour drive one way, and Kim Harrison's book and her character Rachel Marianna Morgan, were so great for the trip! They are so witty, I found myself laughing out loud many times. Made the commute much more endurable.

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    G. United States 06-23-11
    G. United States 06-23-11

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    "Great listen"

    I loved this book! Kim Harrison has done an excellent job inventing a world and characters that I want to get to know better. The narrator did an awesome job and I really enjoyed all the voices she came up with for the characters. I drove from Vermont to Florida and back with Rachel Morgan and she was the best part of the drive :-)

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    Eventgirl Edmonton, AB, Canada 06-22-11
    Eventgirl Edmonton, AB, Canada 06-22-11 Member Since 2008
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    "Wow. So bad."

    I have never, ever stopped reading a book. This one.... I did. The writing was terrible and the narration only slightly better. Maybe my expectations were too high given the high ratings of others but quite honestly, I would expect better writing from an eighth grader.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Julia Coudersport, PA, United States 05-04-11
    Julia Coudersport, PA, United States 05-04-11 Member Since 2013
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    "Torturous narrator"

    Avoid this 'reader' at all costs! Over played, 'snarky' when there's no need to sound it, heavy handed. All the characters sounded alike with the only difference being pitch or nasality. Decent story? IDK...couldn't stand the reader long enough to find out.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Christine Martins Ferry, OH, United States 03-26-11
    Christine Martins Ferry, OH, United States 03-26-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Loved it"

    I accidentally started this series the 6th book in. Found the audio book on sale at books-a-million for $14.99. And although a bit confused, loved it! So am starting the series from the beginning, and so far am glad I did :) its an exciting series, very good character development, and an intriguing story line. Highly recommend!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    DovaSmith 03-05-11
    DovaSmith 03-05-11 Member Since 2013
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    just bad, only listen to part of it and just couldn't listen anymore, confusing and unclear.

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