New York Times best-selling author Kim Harrison returns to the Hollows with the electrifying follow-up to her acclaimed Pale Demon!
Ritually murdered corpses are appearing across Cincinnati, terrifying amalgams of human and other. Pulled in to help investigate by the I.S. and the FIB, former witch turned day-walking demon Rachel Morgan soon realizes a horrifying truth: a human hate group is trying to create its own demons to destroy all Inderlanders, and to do so, it needs her blood.
She's faced vampires, witches, werewolves, demons, and more, but humanity itself might be her toughest challenge yet.
©2012 Kim Harrison (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers
I truly enjoy the Rachel Morgan series. My husband and I read the books simultaneously, sharing funny moments and teasing the one who is currently behind with tidbits of real and false information. This time though... there wasn't as much of that because the book simply wasn't as good as its predecessors. I found myself wondering if we could "just get on with it" now and again and finding it a bit odd that Rachel seems to either be getting weak or old. While reading this book wasn't a waste of my time, I also lacked my usual energy to listen to it.
Oh yes! Harrison's books are some of my favorites. Not all are going to be perfect winners, so I'll forgive her for this one.
I have simply never liked Gavin as a narrator. Her voice grates on my nerves and she has a tendency to mispronounce words which only grates on my nerves even more.
I'm a fan of Sci-fi, fantasy and suspense. I like books that keep me guessing till the end.
I have to say, I enjoyed the series up until this point. Apparently Ms. Harrison feels that she needs to go into Hemingway-esque depth of character in a series that does not need it. This story seemed disjointed and where the hell did a dryad come in?? Did I miss a book?
If you did not like the main character in this series, then this book is for you, she was a strong woman that was able to take down demons and undead vamps, but now a human is apparently the new Uberman and should be able to kill everything else in the series.
If you want a long boring story with little of the magic and power that fans have read the series for, then pick this one up, it's like Harrison turned Rachel into a spineless wuss, and I lost a lot of respect for her writing in this book.
I feel that the is a horrible value for 2 credits.
Something where the main character acts like they are not a helpless wuss. I'm probably going to listen to Monster Hunter Inc.
Marguerite Gavin is always great. She has great cadence and it's too bad the story was weaker then the narrator.
Disappointment and irritation. I finally had to listen to it double speed just to get through it.
I think Kim Harrison needed to make a payment on something and just mailed in the effort for this book. I probably won't get the next one, way to derail what was otherwise an entertaining series.
Not yet, though I plan to; she is a fantastic narrator.
I don't understand the harsh reviews, and I can't wait for the next book in this captivating series.
NO. I have read/listened to this series from the beginning and have not been disappointed until this book. The author was uninspired and the story just lays there. This is a great dissapointment. Why Audible thinks this book is worth 2 CREDITS. Really? Marguerite Gavin is like always an amazing narrator.
boring. nothing new.
She gives each character the depth of personality i think the author intended.
no. The series maybe, not this particular book.
Why did you kill off Kisten and then give her poor replacemnts?
i like the narrator and she brings life to the books and she is both good for male and female characters,
I would have to say it is one of the better stories I have heard in a while
I would say I would compare this book to Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning. Because this is when the female lead, really embraces who she is
Her voice really adds to the characters. It makes the vision of this world easier for me
This is one of my favorite series. I am enjoying the whole Rachel as a demon and what that's going to mean going forward for not only Rachel, but for the world as a whole. I like the dynamic of Rachel and Trent and the whole will they or won't they thing. I am also intrigued by what may happen with Al and Lucy and Rae. Marguerite Gavin is great as narrator.
This book is toward the top. After listening to the previous books, I like how the characters are evolving.
It had everything I like in a book. I laughed at parts, I cried at parts. There was intense action. Character development. It made me not only like the book but appreciate the series more and look forward to where it was going.
In addition, Kim Harrison is very good about making you feel present in the scene and like you are having a conversation with the characters. The narration between dialog is exciting and full of personality.
She's an excellent narrator. I like the variance in voices. Plus she acts them out and does an excellent job putting emotion and action in the whole story, not just dialog. I think you wouldn't get as much of Rachel's personality by just reading it. I can't put my finger on it, but I'm glad I listened to it rather than read it.
oh yeah. I listen in the car on my commute and was actually hoping for traffic.
The only down side is I wish there was less
Extraordinary, Simply, Extraordinary
I am falling in love with Trent. You can't put him in a box. He can be coldly homicidal, then turn around and be protective of those he loves. It looks like Kim Harrison is writing towards a romantic relationship between Trent and Rachel.
Often, these paranormal fantasy books become bland as they get longer. Kim keeps finding ways to keep the series new and enjoyable. I look forward to book 11.
I read a few reviews that complained about Rachel's character and the ending ot this book and can't really understand them. I like the Hollows series, I like the characters and I like some things didn't exactly go in the direction one would think (look out for the men who don't belong and don't make assumptions.) I agree Rachel could do more listening to the people around her, but then again I've met many Rachel Maryanna Morgon's before and guess what - they never listen, fall backwards into trouble and pretty much Forrest Gump their way out of the same trouble. If you're a fan of this series, as I am, you will enjoy this book.
As to Marguerite Gavin, no one else does this story like she does (as proven when someone else took on the reading and got a lot of the character interpretations and pronounce names completely wrong.) Can't see listening to this without Miss Gavin - especially her voice of Jinx, which is the voice I hear.
Over all enjoyable and wonderful edition to the series. It's a same you can't pass on Audiobooks like you pass on regular books, I would love to have so many people experience this awesome series.
Bringing Al back, and the relationship between Rachel and Trent moving forward instead of being stuck on the same groove in the record every story.
Voice to the characters, a sense of drama to the story even when characters have to sit back and watch action from afar and a sense that she was born to do this audiobook
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