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Every Which Way but Dead | [Kim Harrison]

Every Which Way but Dead

Some days, you just can't win. Witch and former bounty hunter Rachel Morgan has managed to escape her corrupt company, survive living with a vampire, start her own runner service, and face down a vampire master.
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Publisher's Summary

Rachel Morgan is back! Best-selling author Kim Harrison returns with a new supernatural adventure that fans of Laurell K. Hamilton and Charlaine Harris won't want to miss.

Some days, you just can't win. Witch and former bounty hunter Rachel Morgan has managed to escape her corrupt company, survive living with a vampire, start her own runner service, and face down a vampire master.

But her vampire roommate, Ivy, is off the wagon; her human boyfriend Nick is out of town indefinitely and doesn't sound like he's coming back, while the far-too-seductive vampire Kisten is looking way too tempting; and there's a turf war erupting in Cincinnati's underworld.

And there's a greater evil still. To put the vampire master behind bars and save her family, Rachel made a desperate bargain. Now there's hell to pay: literally. For if Rachel cannot stop him, the archdemon Algaliarept will pull her into the sorcerous ever-after to forfeit her soul as his slave. Forever.

And hear more from the Rachel Morgan series!


©2005 Kim Harrison; (P)2007 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Fans of Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake series will be drawn to Harrison's smart, supernatural series." (Booklist)
"The third, and steamiest, Rachel Morgan novel...[features] an endearing cast of central characters, nonstop action, and Harrison's wicked sense of humor...pure, unadulterated fun." (Barnes & Noble Editors Review)

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    Sallie 03-02-13
    Sallie 03-02-13
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    "Rachel is a great series!"

    Rachel Morgan - Witch and main character
    Ivy - Vamp and lives with Rachel in an old church complete with the church cemetery, garden, pixies, and faeries.
    Nick - Rachel's boyfriend
    Kisten - Vamp and Ivy's boyfriend, or is he?
    Janks (SP?) is Rachel's pixie side-kick and provides great comedy situations.
    Lots of bad guys

    Rachel and Ivy used to work together but Rachel quit and Ivy quit at the same time and they moved into an old church. (First book). In this second book witches are being murdered and Rachel is trying to figure out the "who-done-it" and get the reward. It gets complicated with twists and turns. The story unfolds and the scenes widen as the story develops in interesting side bars.

    Rachel and Ivy's room-mate status is always risky for Rachel as she strives to prevent being bitten. Rachel and Nick have a curious relationship.

    Little swearing, that makes me happy! However, this second book has more steamy scenarios than I like. I purchased #3 and 4 on sale, I hope that there is not so much vamp seduction in these.

    Great part where Ivy is shopping on line for a new pretty casket pillow for her mother for a gift. I do like the comedy in this series.

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    Amazon Customer 02-01-13 Member Since 2011
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    "I love her books."

    I'm reading the whole series. I'm on book four now and I am still fascinated by the characters. The plots are fast paced and interesting, but not gory. It’s not a comedy novel, but the snippets of humor keep the book light and flowing.

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    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 01-07-13
    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 01-07-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Rachel lives to see another day"

    I reread the previous book in the series and I have to say that I was wrong. Rachel is whiny, complains a lot about the aftermath of her own recklessness and makes bad decision about men, but the world that Kim Harrison has created is good. There are a lot of new and interesting characters in this book that adds to the action and drama. I did find that a lot of the scenes dragged. I found myself skipping forward during a few scenes. Other than that It was good, very good. I have already bought the next book and look forward to listening to it.
    As always, Marguerite Gavin was great. She does a wonderful job with all of the accents and voices for the characters.

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    Susan 12-26-12
    Susan 12-26-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Hot Adventurous Drama!!"
    If you could sum up Every Which Way but Dead in three words, what would they be?

    Hot Adventurous Drama


    What did you like best about this story?

    This is a great first book for those who never listened to audio books.


    What about Marguerite Gavin’s performance did you like?

    AWESOME!!!!!
    Gavin's words will stick to me for a long time. Her voice was hypnotizing.


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

    This is a book I could listen to in all one setting! No, and it kept me coming back for more


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great first book for those who never listened to audio books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Seth Omaha, NE, United States 11-20-12
    Seth Omaha, NE, United States 11-20-12 Member Since 2015

    Seth like books. Books make Seth think of places Seth would much rather be. Dragons better than cars. More dangerous, but better.

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    "Not my schtick but I like it anyway"

    I'll be the first to admit, that I'm not normally a fan of urban fantasy when it starts down the paranormal romance road. That being said, I really like this series. So many in the genre focus on the romancy bits at they expense of character and telling a good story. I love the world that Kim Harrison has set up and the characters that inhabit it.

    Rachel Morgan kicks a whole lot of ass and has a great progression from novel to novel. The other characters also have their own lives and stories that play into Rachel's life in interesting ways.

    If you're a fan of the Dresden Files and maybe looking for a decent female protagonist, you could do far worse than checking out Kim Harrison's Hallows series. Keep in mind, you might want to start with Dead Witch Walking, but you should still check out the series. Things really pick up here in the third book, with the stakes getting higher and the action really picking up.

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    anne Phoenix, AZ, United States 10-03-12
    anne Phoenix, AZ, United States 10-03-12 Member Since 2015

    I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!

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    "Loved it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    If you could sum up Every Which Way but Dead in three words, what would they be?

    Awesome, Gripping, Magical....


    What other book might you compare Every Which Way but Dead to and why?

    This books stands alone in its awesomeness....but it is a similar series to the Night Huntress books....If you Like Cat...You will love Rachel...


    What does Marguerite Gavin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Personality and emotion....


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Who said being a witch is easy?


    Any additional comments?

    Great series will be reading #4!!!!

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    Leslie Virginia Beach, VA, United States 10-01-12
    Leslie Virginia Beach, VA, United States 10-01-12

    An avid audible book listener!

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    "Pivotal book in the series!"
    What made the experience of listening to Every Which Way but Dead the most enjoyable?

    Every Which Way but Dead took the plot every which way it needed to go in order to both tie up some loose ends as well as delve into a whole new set of possiblities for Rachel Morgan.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The final scene in the book made me want to start on the next book immediately. It was touching and emotional.


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

    The narrator performed admirably when Trent reveals to Rachel what happened to her father and the reader was able to relive the feelings of abandonment with Rachel when another witch makes her remember her darkest moments.


    Any additional comments?

    This series, like most, has some high points and low points. Fortunately inside this particular installment, the listener/reader is treated to some pretty good high points. Love how Kim Harrison has created a world of magical characters.

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    Hondo 09-07-12
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    "The Third Book"

    Yep still going strong. A little slow in places but not enough to get bored or lose interest. Marguerite Gavin dose an outstanding job with this book just as she did in the first two. Kim Harrison's dose an outstanding job with moving the story onward and the characters development growing. Book 4 will be my next purchase.

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    Lynn 08-27-12
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    "Great Book!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Oh yeah! It is easy to listen to and good story.


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    I really like this series. Could listen to it over and over.

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    edie newport, TN, United States 07-30-12
    edie newport, TN, United States 07-30-12

    Tell us about yourself!i love these books im 47. And getting ready for surgery.

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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    These books should be a movie. There great.


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

    Loved it


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I love ivy she is hot.


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

    Yes i have read all of them. But this is good for when i have surgery.


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