As Rachel searches for the truth behind a terrifying murder, an even greater menace threatens, for the demon Algaliarept will stop at nothing to claim her, and the discovery of a shocking family secret throws Rachel's entire life into question. If she is ever to live free, Rachel must first walk willingly into the demonic ever-after in search of long-lost ancient knowledge.
But when you dance with demons, you lay your soul on the line...and there are some lines that should never be crossed.
©2008 Kim Harrison; (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers
Hell Yes! This is easily the most important book in the story so far. Peices of the overarching plot are tied together and made whole, and the status-quo of the series is broken.
Her portrayal of Keasley is surprisingly racist. I cringed every time he spoke, which was thankfully only very small amounts of time. She tries to keep distinct character voices, but slips into the wrong voices at some points leading to some confusion. Also her pixie voices, while probably more accurate to what the author was going for then with the previous narrator, were none the less aggravating to listen to and broke my suspension of disbelief each time. I found myself hoping my favorite character would remain vacant from scenes to spare my gritted teeth when he talked. On the other hand, I thought her actual narration voice was quite pleasant. If she could stay in the right characters and didn't use voices that made me need to use q-tips after listening, I would totally listen to more of her work.
When Rachel realized it was time to 'grow up' so-to-speak, it really struck home. Everybody has that sort of moment in their lives and it resonated with me.
The sudden addition of musical interludes between chapters was unpleasant. It added nothing but extremely awkward pauses before
Margarite Gavin as the narrator
Bring back Margarite Gavin!
I don't like the music that Harper Media adds. Bring back Tantor!
I quickly fell in love with the quirky characters in this series, particularly that of Rachel. The old narrator— Margarite Gavin— did an excellent job of bringing the voices to life, perhaps even added a little something extra to the story itself. This new Gigi Bermingham woman is just plain awful. She mispronounces terms, has no understanding of how to keep a cohesive cadence— in a word, she’s crap.So I gotta ask, are you kidding me?? Bring back Margarite!
I love to read. I just don't always have time. Thank God for Audibles, aye? Who knew daily chores could so much fun now?
This book needs to be redone with Marguerite Gavin. GIgi Bermingham is awful! i could not finished the recording. it was a lot less painful that way.
The previous narrator, she was lovely
Jenks. He totally knows how to annoy the crap out of someone. He is a crazy pixie with the heart of a god
Not really. Maybe a series that she starts.
The story was ok, the narration though, disappointment.
Get Marguerite Gavin back
I will continue to listen to the series. The book definitely keeps my interest all the way through. The narrator was good.
If the producer would have been consistent with the original pronunciation of so very many key names and words of the story.
The book was good but the consistent bad pronunciations were distracting.
If the original narrator would have read it
Glad that it was over.
I only listened to this book so I would not be behind on the next and had no time to read the hardcover. I really did not enjoy this production or narration.
Fun Exciting Story
In response to the question "How could the performance have been better?" I would simply say never use Gigi again! She is a nightmare. It isn't that I was just use to the voices characterized by Marguerite Gavin but the horrendous pronunciation of Names and even common words. Besides how many people do you know that stresses the 't' in words like writing and such! It became very annoying along with the fact that you couldn't rely on the voices at all to know who was talking. They were inconsistent and mostly sounded alike!
Addicted to Audible.
I love this series and have enjoyed all the books! This is horrible! They switched narrator and publisher! It just isn't right and the weird music going in and out made it worse! I didn't finish this and bought the book! I will finish the series w Audio as when I looked foward this is the only book that was switched!
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