Chicks are awesome - and never more so than when they are kicking some serious vampire/werewolf/demon/monster butt.
Chicks Kick Butt is an anthology that features one of the best things about the urban fantasy genre: strong, independent, and intelligent heroines who are quite capable of solving their own problems and slaying their own dragons (or demons, as the case may be).
Edited by Kerrie Hughes and Rachel Caine, Chicks Kick Butt features original stories from thirteen authors, eleven of whom are New York Times bestsellers:
Narrated by Justine Eyre, Khristine Hvam, Lauren Fortgang, Nicola Barber, Dina Pearlman, Piper Goodeve, Aimee Castle, Elizabeth Livingston, Christina Delaine, and Kim Mai Guest.
©2011 Roxanne Longstreet Conrad, Kerrie L. Hughes and Tekno Books (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
As the title indicates this is an anthology of urban fantasy women kicking butts! I knew only about half of the series featured in this book, but I enjoyed both new and familiar girls kicking butt.
I especially enjoyed Karen Chance's short story about Dorina getting into a drinking bet with Chang the Chinese Vampire boss. There was no serious butt kicking in this story, however the funny banter and drunk Dorry was just great entertainment. I love the touching scene in the end with Louis-Cesare.
Now that they are making these Anthology with the original readers of the series, I can enjoy the audiobook without feeling discomforted by the difference.
There were actually some short stories that made me want to read the main story. BUT I've got to clear my to read list first.
Many of the anthology books I've read where there are different authors, I find that I will not really like them all. Sometime it's a 80/20 split but in this case. I found that more than half the stories were just trying to hard. The narrators did their best, however some of the story plots were so convoluted, they were hard to follow.
I did enjoy Rachel Caine, Karen Chance, Rachel Vincent P N Elrod. I was not familiar with the other authors, and I always like to learn about new work, but they just didn't hit it with me. I got this on sale so I really don't feel like I lost a credit. But if your budget minded and still want to get this wait for a sale. (just my personal opinion)
this is an awesome book, when i'm having difficulty going to sleep I turn this audio on and i'm get relaxed enough from listening to the stories to fall asleep. It makes for a very good workout listen to as well.
A few of the stories were really interesting, but overall this collection did not keep my attention.
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