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Discount Armageddon: InCryptid, Book 1 | [Seanan McGuire]

Discount Armageddon: InCryptid, Book 1

The Price family has spent generations studying the monsters of the world, working to protect them from humanity - and humanity from them. Enter Verity Price. Despite being trained from birth as a cryptozoologist, she'd rather dance a tango than tangle with a demon, and is spending a year in Manhattan while she pursues her career in professional ballroom dance. Sounds pretty simple, right?
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Ghoulies. Ghosties. Long-legged beasties. Things that go bump in the night....

The Price family has spent generations studying the monsters of the world, working to protect them from humanity - and humanity from them. Enter Verity Price. Despite being trained from birth as a cryptozoologist, she'd rather dance a tango than tangle with a demon, and is spending a year in Manhattan while she pursues her career in professional ballroom dance. Sounds pretty simple, right? It would be, if it weren't for the talking mice, the telepathic mathematicians, the asbestos supermodels, and the trained monster-hunter sent by the Price family's old enemies, the Covenant of St. George.

When a Price girl meets a Covenant boy, high stakes, high heels, and a lot of collateral damage are almost guaranteed. To complicate matters further, local cryptids are disappearing, strange lizard-men are appearing in the sewers, and someone's spreading rumors about a dragon sleeping underneath the city....

©2012 Seanan McGuire (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Denise saint helens, oregon, United States 01-03-13
    Denise saint helens, oregon, United States 01-03-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Love the mice!"

    I can't wait to read the next in this series. The little religious mice were adorable and I can't wait to see what happens in the relationship between Verity and Dominic. The narrator does a good job creating a separate voice for each character, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 01-19-13 Member Since 2015
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    "So creative!"

    Love this author. I've read all of the October Daye books at least twice, and I'm delighted that she's publishing another series (although I hope there is more Toby to come!) Since my favorite genre is Urban Fantasy, I've got a lot of practice with "suspending disbelief" and I needed those skills for this book.... The premise is fun and different, the overall story is great, but the details kind of poked at the edges of what I'm willing to swallow. I guess I found the lead characters just a bit too perfect. It almost seems like an earlier effort that was written before the author had fully developed her style, and is just now getting published. You know that anything titled "book 1" the hero is not going to die, but the whole time there never seemed the slightest possibility of anything other than falling in love and beating the bad guys. There is, however, some really good stuff unexpected stuff here (the dragon! the mice! love them!)

    I'm afraid I never did warm up to the narrator. The writing makes up for what I found as an annoying voice and other folks seem to like Ms. Bauer just fine. I'm in for Book 2 regardless but would be pleased to see a switch in the narrator choice.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Robert D Reine 07-21-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Wasn't expecting to like-just ordered 2nd book"

    Ended up liking this book. Didn't go in with high expectations but this book delivered. Recommend it and going to check out second book in series.

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    Annie Slasher (Booked & Loaded) DALLAS, TX, United States 07-10-15
    Annie Slasher (Booked & Loaded) DALLAS, TX, United States 07-10-15 Member Since 2013

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    "Meh."

    Discount Armageddon is the first book in Seanan McGuire’s InCryptid series. With a lot of worldbuilding and characters lining the pages this book was a “down the middle” for me.

    I had been eyeballing this book for quite some time. Honestly, the cover itself invoked the same kind of mixed reaction that reading the book invoked. Kind of a mixture of WOW and SAY WHAT? Verity was a great strong female lead, but I felt the focus on her body image was a bit over the top. Maybe it was because I understand the rules of the ballroom dancing that was a big part of her life or maybe it was just because I overthought it. The conflict between Verity and Domenic was a bit predictable. Domenic was the standard brainwashed crony from an ancient society hell bent on killing everything non-human.

    The good is as simple as this – I am truly hoping a lot of this book felt off because of the copious amounts of world and character building going on. Since I wasn’t expecting a romance per-se I was a bit surprised by the relationship being part of the story at all. I really enjoyed the interactions of Verity and her family unit that she was not geographically close to, but still remained very much a part of the family. Verity was a strong and confident female lead and that added another aspect to enjoy.

    Audiobook Thoughts: Emily Bauerr manages to pull of a young and quick female lead just as easily as an english gent hell bent on exterminating everything non-human. The narration flowed smooth and I loved the variations in the characters Bauer pulled off creating unique feel for each character. I enjoyed this audiobook and honestly have no complaints!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joan 06-23-15
    Joan 06-23-15
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    "Entertaining, fun listen"
    What did you love best about Discount Armageddon?

    Science Fantasy that doesn't take itself too seriously. Not your normal steamy paranormal and it doesn't need to be rated "R". Despite this, it does have romance. It is also quite entertaining.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters are nicely drawn and very likeable.


    What about Emily Bauer’s performance did you like?

    Seamless


    Any additional comments?

    So glad there are others in this series.

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    Abdullah 06-10-15
    Abdullah 06-10-15 Member Since 2015

    I stand working all day. My only escape is the book I listen to. I do not even remember writing half of my reviews. They seem too absurd.

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    "Chick-Flick MiB with mythical monsters not aliens."
    Would you listen to Discount Armageddon again? Why?

    I do not usually reread books ever. Maybe in a few years and i feel like going through my library again, no promises.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The protagonist would be the favorite, considering it is a first person book, it is easy to understand the main character. Plus shes sassy.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The rats act all silly and are a bit amusing. They are not overdone so something that could be annoying is just mildly amusing.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not really anything. There is some Romeo and Juliet like romance. I guess people would like that.


    Any additional comments?

    It is an amusing book. I am not going to complain about realism in a book with monsters in it. It does get silly at times but I did enjoy it. I might eventually pick up the next book. You can buy it cheap if you combine it with the kindle version. Save your credits for something more expensive.

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    Chava Amyakar Seattle, WA 04-05-15
    Chava Amyakar Seattle, WA 04-05-15 Member Since 2015
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    "great story narration could use some work"

    The narration in this is adequate and she does show emotion. But there were a few times when she would confuse the voices of the characters. This made it difficult to follow during conversations.

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    Rachel 03-26-15
    Rachel 03-26-15 Member Since 2006
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    "Squeeky unbelivable story"
    What disappointed you about Discount Armageddon?

    I can forgive the reader having a voice that isn't right for the character, but the story wasn't believable. I couldn't even finish...


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Don't know.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The reader's voice sounded like a fairy, not a strong female human.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No, I'm rarely unable to finish a book.


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    Amazon Customer 03-16-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Love this "

    Good I had to buy the second immediately. I recommend this book for people who like to laugh.

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    K. Collier 03-12-15
    K. Collier 03-12-15 Member Since 2013

    Xiard Vron

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    "Awesome"

    Far exceeded my expectations. The story kept me riveted the entire time.

    It was quite difficult not to continue listening during my brakes at work.

    Lots of lilt and not so lilt amusing things in the story

    The narrator didn't amazing job.

    I bought the second book before i was half finished with the first. Very happy that there are many to go

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