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)
If you like action, this is the book for you. Non-stop! Just when I thought I had the book figured out, it took a turn, and after that turn was a twist, and so on. In the beginning, I got a little lost in all the information but by the second chapter I was in the know.
This is a great simple read with supernatural characters. I like the different twists this book takes from the usual, but it took a while to get use to the narrator. I can usually get past that, but I am crossing my fingers she doesn't read the whole series!
I really like Vamp/Were stories (Dresden, Mercy Thompson, Jane Yellowrock, etc.). This was a fun spin on the genre; has pixies thrown in (sort of like the Artimis Fowl series). A fun story staging the relationships of witches, vamps, etc. There are 2 competing national policing agencies ruling the non-human crowd. Who will ultimately bring down the bad guy? I love the humor, this is mostly a light-hearted adventure. Not as good as the series mentioned in parentheses, but was still worth my listening time. I am now off to listen to book 2.
When I got this book, I wasn't expecting much. I was surprised and delighted to find my gamble had paid off this time. The story was fun and the narrator was good. I loved the pixies and how the writer made them kick-butt awesome fighters. I also liked the interesting take on vampires and all the explanations for why they come off as sex-crazed-jerks so much of the time. I have to say, I did like the secondary characters more than the main character, but I didn't dislike her (most of the time anyway). I'll definitely be giving the next book in the series a try.
I am a cardiac nurse, I like listening to audible books while I am accomplishing other tasks.
Funny, Endearing, Survivor
All the characters represent the different parts of a whole person: Ivy- logical, planner, prepared. Rachel: fly by the seat of your pants, optimistic, fearless. Jenks- in the right place at the right time, devoted, with a sense of humor & loyal.
The three of them manage an unlikely friendship to fight for those things they believe in, they are able to beat the forces holding them back.
Marguerite Gavin is one of my favorite audible voices. She has amazing timing, comedic genius and multiple voices to help keep the characters straight.
This book was a little long for one sitting. I finished the book in about 2 days, while maintaining a full time work schedule.
Kim Harrison paints a clear picture of the places, the people and the events that shaped Rachel Morgan's world. You will not be left with pressing questions in order to understand the story line. This is a great first book in a series.
I just couldn't do it dont know if it was the narration or just the writing
Perfectly light and easy to listen to.
Great story, some....."breath-catching" moments and a lot of humor. :-)
I had to rewind some of this book to get the story going. Pay close attention to details you will need for the rest of the books. Love this series I am on book three now.
I'm now addicted to this series. It's one of those things you don't want to stop listening to. The different voices for the characters is great. I love Jynx. The hyper quick talk is funny. I can't wait to read the next one! If you like fiction, supernatural and suspense/mystery this is for you!
I enjoy these pulp fiction wizard and witch series in alternate magical universes. As a hard core Dresden fan this series seems to be developing as such although it may be too derivative.
The main character seems very non heroic, impulsive and not int eh good way.
The rat fights were good
I am hoping the author finds here own voice for the world and it does not continue to be derived fromt eh Dresden universe.
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