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The Good, the Bad, and the Undead Audiobook

The Good, the Bad, and the Undead

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Publisher's Summary

Rachel Morgan is back and in more trouble than ever! Fans of Laurell K. Hamilton and other vampire novels won't want to miss the second novel in Kim Harrison's addictive supernatural series.

Former bounty hunter Rachel Morgan has it pretty good. She has left the corrupt Inderland Runner Service and started her own independent service. She's survived werewolves, shape-changing demons, bad-hair days, and sharing a church with her vampire roommate, Ivy. She even has a cute (if human) boyfriend - what more could a witch want?

But living with a reformed vampire isn't all it's cracked up to be, particularly when your roommate's very bad ex-boyfriend wants her back and wouldn't mind you in the process. And especially when he's six feet of sheer supernatural seduction and you've got a demon mark that makes vampires literally hotter than hell.

To save herself and Ivy, Rachel must confront the vampire master - and the dark secrets she's hidden even from herself.

And hear more from the Rachel Morgan series!

©2005 Kim Harrison; (P)2007 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"You'll love this bounty hunter!" (Charlaine Harris)
"[Rachel Morgan] is a protagonist that blends the best qualities of Anita Blake and Stephanie Plum." (Jim Butcher)

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    Nicole Birminghan, AL, United States 03-13-13
    Nicole Birminghan, AL, United States 03-13-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Entertaining."

    It gives you an escape from daily life and brings you into the world of witches and vampires as if they are everyday normal people with abnormal problems. A nice change of pace.

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    Leslie Germantown, MD, United States 03-11-13
    Leslie Germantown, MD, United States 03-11-13 Member Since 2012
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    "A Great Second Book"
    What did you love best about The Good, the Bad, and the Undead?

    I really enjoy Rachael's character. She is young, impetuous, fearless, and loyal. The mythology is rich. Rachel Morgan is an an independent runner who nearly almost lost her life to a demon disguised as a vampire in the first book. That story established Rachel as a freelance investigator, living with an almost undead vampire (Ivy), in an old church. In the garden live her trusty assistant, Jenks (a pixie), and his family. Vampires can live in the daylight, the werewolves are organized, and Ever After is not a nice place to be. Kim Harrison makes you believe.


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

    Trent’s storyline is a clincher. We have such a love-hate relationship with his character right now. He has been set up as the worst kind of bad guy and is certainly seems to be doing his best to earn that reputation. Still Kim Harrison surrounds him in enough mystery to wonder if he could possibly turn out to be a good guy in the end?


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

    I heard her in Dead Witch Walking. Now, her voice is Rachael's voice in my head.


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

    Things come together in a terrifically violent climax. Certain secrets are revealed, and other mysteries come to are brought to light. It is brutal and brilliant.


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    Little Known Blogger 02-22-13 Member Since 2014

    Conservative blogger.

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    "Adequate, but not my cup of tea..."
    Would you try another book from Kim Harrison and/or Marguerite Gavin?

    I would probably try another Harrison book if I were bored. The narrator actually does quite well.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The character interaction is probably the best part; Harrison does a good job of making Rachel believable as a person. The magical aspect is the least interesting. Witches as not human, spells as enzyme-based... Harrison has some original thoughts, but nothing that I particularly like, and the biology (and Latin) which she constantly references in her ideas of magic are clearly outside her sphere of knowledge.


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

    Probably nothing. But she is a good reader, and presents the characters well.


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

    Maybe.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jane Chicago, IL, United States 02-05-13
    Jane Chicago, IL, United States 02-05-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Heroine’s recklessness gets her into trouble"

    which is too close to stupidity for me.

    If you like to lose yourself in an urban fantasy world, this is a good one. But I want stories where character and plot are the main draws. Here not much happens to support the plot. The setting has a wide variety of paranormals: witches, vampires, pixies, elves, werewolves, and demons. I like the way they live, work, and interact with each other and humans in current day.

    My biggest problem is that I don’t enjoy Rachel. She is reckless, impulsive, jumps to wrong conclusions, and makes mistakes. Those character traits are the source of her troubles and conflicts throughout the book. Some of it is stupid. In one scene she tells Trent she doesn’t like him because he is a thief (and other things). Well, Rachel is a thief in this book which bothered me. A thinks B stole a fish. Rachel is hired to steal it back which she does. Then she finds out A was mistaken and B did not steal the fish. So I think Rachel should return the fish to B. She does not. She keeps the fish for herself. Yes ornery characters can be fun. In fact I love some of them in other books, but this didn’t work for me. I couldn’t like her, and therefore I could not enjoy her escapades.

    Other Rachel examples:
    A wants to take one of Rachel’s books. Rachel says “Let him have it.” After A leaves, B tells Rachel now she cannot do the spell she needs because it was in that book. Rachel says “Oh.”

    Rachel is in a dangerous situation and needs to do a chant. She gets distracted in the middle of the chant and says “Oh my God,” then she forgets the last word of the chant, but she has already interrupted the chant, then several moments later she remembers the last word.

    Another problem:
    In every crisis, someone else comes along to save Rachel - at least in the first two books. She may do something weird trying to save herself, but it doesn’t finish the scene. It reminds me of “deus ex machina” (a god comes in to move the story forward when the writer can’t think of another way out).

    The narrator Marguerite Gavin was ok.

    Genre: urban fantasy

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lori Florida Keys, FL, United States 02-05-13
    Lori Florida Keys, FL, United States 02-05-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Another light entertaining book from Kim Harrison."

    I had listened to the first book becuse of a group of stories offered by Audible of different authors, one being Kim Harrison.

    I enjoyed the first book so much, I purchsed the second right after.

    Love the personalities, the wry humor, and Jinx too!....lol

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    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 01-01-13
    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 01-01-13 Member Since 2014
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    I like the world that has been created and most of the characters. However, I can't get over the way Rachel treats her friends. She endangers one's career for a petty reason and continues to trust one even though it is obvious she shouldn't. Also, the whole thing between Rachel and Ivy. Either it's a thing or it's not. There is no need to drag it out. As always, Marguerite Gavin does a great job as narrator. I will give the next one a try when I have caught up on my reading and have nothing else.

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    Nichole 11-26-12
    Nichole 11-26-12
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    "Simply entertaining"
    What made the experience of listening to The Good, the Bad, and the Undead the most enjoyable?

    Marguerite Gavin is wonderful as usual, she really brings all the characters to life. I'm a big fan.


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

    Jenks


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

    Wicked witched you bad.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    James 10-03-12
    James 10-03-12 Member Since 2015

    I loved reading about King Arthur and Knights of the round table when I was a wee lad. Now I am older and love Game of Thrones!

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    "Wow, better than the first!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, while many of the charactors are set in the first, you as a reader can pick right up on the characters in this book. Marguerite Gavin , IMO, is incredible, with her emotions, and voicing, she makes this book very interesting. She is a great narrator, doing this book justice. This is a very entertaining series.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    THe conniving of the vamps, and sub-plots in the story.


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

    I enjoy Rachel and Ivy, and Nick and Glenn.


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

    Sinners in CinCin


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait to read the next.

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    claudia Edgerton, KS, United States 09-25-12
    claudia Edgerton, KS, United States 09-25-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Read about a Witch,Vampire,Pixy AND a Demon"
    Would you listen to The Good, the Bad, and the Undead again? Why?

    yes.....funny intriguing never a dull moment


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Racheal...She is clumsy but she gets the job done eventually.....


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

    more vivid scenes


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

    can't think of any


    Any additional comments?

    this series is an excellent choice.

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    Hondo 09-05-12
    Hondo 09-05-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Outstanding Again!!"

    This is Just as good as the first book.. The story continues and the characters development grows. A well worth listen.

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