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Bayou Moon Audiobook

Bayou Moon: The Edge, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

Cerise Mar and her unruly clan are cash poor but land rich, claiming a large swathe of the Mire, the Edge swamplands between the state of Louisiana and the Weird. When her parents vanish, her clan's long-time rivals are suspects number one.

But all is not as it seems. Two nations of the Weird are waging a cold war fought by feint and espionage, and their conflict is about to spill over into the Edge - and Cerise's life. William, a changeling soldier who left behind the politics of the Weird, has been forced back into service to track down a rival nation's spymaster.

When William's and Cerise's missions lead them to cross paths, sparks fly - but they'll have to work together if they want to succeed…and survive.

Spend some more time on The Edge.

©2010 Ilona Andrews (P)2010 Tantor

What the Critics Say

  • Audie Award Nominee - Judges' Award for Best Paranormal Audiobook, 2011

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    Christina Cockeysville, MD, United States 04-20-11
    Christina Cockeysville, MD, United States 04-20-11 Member Since 2016
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    "Another Great Book from Ilona Andrews"

    When I read a book, I hope for interesting and well-developed characters, a good plot, witty, realistic dialogue, and romance. Bayou Moon has all of these. The world and the way magic works are interesting without taking over the entire story. The descriptions are enough to take you there but don't go on too long. The plot is a bit predictable at times, especially since I have read all of Ilona Andrews' other books. I recognized some of her patterns from before but she writes them well enough that I'm happy to read more. The romance had the appropriate levels of tension and interest without becoming ridiculous.

    My favorite aspect of Andrews' work is her characters. That is no less true for this book. I've found that, in many books, one of the characters, usually the heroine, desperately needs help and the hero is the only one who can provide it. She starts off asking for help and remains lesser for the duration of the novel. William and Cerise are both tough, capable, and smart and the author does a nice job of having them remain equals while giving them both moments in which to shine. They each need something from the other and they have complementary skill sets. They both also have issues which, over all, they are proactive about resolving.

    The narrator Renee Raudman only adds to the experience of reading this book. Some of her accents aren't to my liking but that is a very minor point against her. She reads like I think. When the characters have humorous or frustrated thoughts or dialogue, Raudman's voice communicates not only the words but the mood of the character. There is a brain behind the voice and, because she uses tone and inflection so well, she brings the characters to life in a way that simply reading the print copy never could.

    I eagerly await the third book in this series. If you enjoy Bayou Moon, you will likely love the Kate Daniels series which is also by Andrews.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    gabrielle cambridge, MA, United States 10-28-10
    gabrielle cambridge, MA, United States 10-28-10 Member Since 2007
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    "Not up to standards"

    Although I really enjoy the Ilona Andrews books in general (and particularly liked The Edge, Book 1), I found this book incredibly boring. As another listener mentioned, the story was formulaic. It was also predictable and way too parallel to the story in the first Edge book. The fight scenes went on way too long and the monsters of the book were less than believable. A big disappointment - one of the few books that I have listed to that I was glad to be finished with.

    6 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Z. Harris Houston, Texas 07-11-16
    Z. Harris Houston, Texas 07-11-16 Member Since 2012

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    "don't fall asleep and don't get distracted!"

    the narrator was really good in this book but let me tell you about details maybe 15 or 20 characters this time and you've got to remember them all and their characteristics you can't get distracted you've got to stay on point but in the end this is a very unexpected and delightful story

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    Kate 06-18-16
    Kate 06-18-16 Member Since 2015
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    "fantastic as always
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    i love ilona andrews. i love reading her books, getting lost in her world and falling in love with her characters. rene spins a great tale, good pacing and her voice is soft, sweet and an easy listen.

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    FIVE STARS 05-24-16
    FIVE STARS 05-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Favorite author, not favorite narrator."

    This is one of my favorite books. The story is great from beginning to end. Ilona Andrews is a one of a kind duo, creating worlds that you can immerse yourself in. I love the edge series. They are all good stories.

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    Skip Claiborne 01-09-15

    I love audiobooks. I usually listen while quilting, or just relaxing in the garden. My Great Danes even settle down when they hear a book.

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    "Surprising, wonderful, real"

    The writing was superb. But characters jumped off the page and invited you into their world. When the book ended I felt like I was leaving friends behind.

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    Carol Scott 05-24-14
    Carol Scott 05-24-14

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    "good 2nd book, keeps you going. and wanting more."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bayou Moon to be better than the print version?

    did not read the printed version. so???


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bayou Moon?

    When the "GRANDMA" patted his cheek and said he was a good pup. I all most lost it. writing like that, is what makes reading so much fun.


    What about Renée Raudman’s performance did you like?

    the voices. how she can do all the voices and make all of them so clear, and full of snark, and grissle.


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

    lol, yes, and I cant wait for the next one.


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    Liz Bogart, GA, United States 05-08-14
    Liz Bogart, GA, United States 05-08-14 Member Since 2013

    I like realistic books that stretch the truth and the laws of physics...and also emotionally resonant narration that doesn't suck.

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    "Preferred the first one, but Love these books!"
    Any additional comments?

    I'm so happy with this series! It's so very creative and well done. This edition was long, and at times felt slightly anticlimactic for that reason, but that long journey pays off in the end by making the romance involved feel more natural and by making the characters and the world of these stories more dimensional. I love the way details of the world are added in quickly and succinctly, without drawn out explanation, and then are expounded upon with action and dialogue. Really a cool writing style that packs lots of info in without slowing things down. On a side note, I am betting that the married couple who write these books under the moniker Ilona Andrews have a very strong relationship, partly because of the collaborative influence of their writing (and I'm sure cooking up the sex scene details doesn't hurt either.. These two can really write some sex ). Great stuff, all around.

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    Think about this 11-29-13 Member Since 2011
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    "This couple has an amazing imagination"

    I love the Kate Daniels series, and this one has captured my interest as well. This is a paranormal romance set in another realm of existence that borders our own world, that only those beings of magic can survive. It's one of the most imaginative series that I've read, with creatures brutal and lovable alike. They must go to a war among their own kind, then battle an intruder out to steal a secret most of the family doesn't even know they posses. Renee Raudman does an excellent job of narration,bringing all the voices, mannerisms, and emotions of the characters to life.

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    Mary Fendrick 09-27-13
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    "Love, Love, Love the Edge!"
    If you could sum up Bayou Moon in three words, what would they be?

    Really great characters


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

    Ms Raudman is a great narrator. Her voices bring the book to life


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

    There are some books that you want stretch out because listening to them is such a pleasure. This was one of them.


    Any additional comments?

    It was nice to see a relationship between a man and woman that was not predicated on misunderstanding. I liked that the characters did not try to play games with each other, but spoke plainly of their feelings.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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