Dayna Chrissie, the leading Crime Scene Analyst for the LAPD, enjoys nothing more than finding the one clue that can solve a crime. The day she finds a golden medallion on a body that's been dumped at a downtown construction site, she doesn't think much about it. Until that medallion transports her to the magical kingdom of Andeluvia. Dayna discovers that she's been summoned to solve the murder of the realm's king, before war breaks out between Andeluvia and the Centaur Kingdoms.
When the trail of evidence leads from Andeluvia, back to LA, Dayna must bring all of her forensic skill to bear in order to solve the case. The price of failure? A war that will kill millions and devastate both lands. Hope she works best under pressure.
©2011 Michael Angel (P)2012 Banty Hen Publishing
This was an interesting and fun crime story. I would like to see more along this same line.
The way the author blended actual crime scene techniques with fantasy charicters and events was a fun twist.
She was very articulate, had good timing and voice inflections.
Can't wait to see if the author decides to write more like this one!
A 50-something who loves sci-fi, cozy mysteries, thrillers, an occasional romance, and any genre if it is a good story. And especially if it makes me laugh! No vampires or zombies though - these are NOT sci-fi!
A nice combination of fantasy and CSI-type story. I loved the descriptions of the various fantastical creatures. The story moves right along, and has many interesting twists and turns.
The narrator needs to make sure she knows how to pronounce words she is reading! The many mispronunciations were irritating. I can understand misprounouncing 'adipose', but not simpler words. Where are the editors?
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As David mentioned the narrator makes this, which is a pretty thin story to begin with, hard to continue to listen to for longer periods of time. I find myself pausing and switching over to music on my ipod just to not get overly frustrated.
Carmony comes across as amateurish and unfamiliar with the text. She pauses awkwardly, has a hard time doing accents, and mispronounces words (e.g., "wryly" pronounced as "wirely.") I was not able to finish this book because of how poorly she performed it--it was just too distracting! If you really want to get this book, listen to the sample text for the full duration to get a better feel for whether or not you can stand the style.
From Michael Angel yes but only if Katrina Carmony doesn't narrate it.
The pacing was terrible, the characters all sounded the same (with the exception of one character which had an Irish accent, which would have been fine except that she used this accent for the hispanic character, who otherwise didn't have accent); she mispronounced very basic words, sometimes used the wrong words which changed the meaning, and even left words out (I checked with the ebook). Where was the director?
What a pity. I've read another book by Michael Angel on my Kindle which I quite liked, but listening to this was excruciating (I'm not exaggerating). Next book of his will be on my Kindle again.
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