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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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    Sandra Pflugerville, TX, United States 06-14-13
    Sandra Pflugerville, TX, United States 06-14-13 Member Since 2010
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    "not worth your credits"
    Would you try another book from Seanan McGuire and/or Emily Bauer?

    maybe??? just not impressed


    Would you be willing to try another one of Emily Bauer’s performances?

    yes


    What character would you cut from Discount Armageddon?

    she just had to many other worldlies and didn't give enough history/background to make the story coheisive


    Any additional comments?

    I bought the 1st book because the 2nd book was on sale....wasted a credit and $7.95 for the sale book... not impressed won't even finish listening to the 1st book and won't open the 2nd book

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    D.G. New York 02-01-14
    D.G. New York 02-01-14 Member Since 2011

    Voracious reader/listener: I usually have one ebook and one audiobook going at a the same time. I'm a very eclectic reader so I tend to switch genres after every book. I'm open to most genres but my favorites in audio are mystery and fantasy (epic and urban both).

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    "Fast, quirky and fun!"

    Discount Armageddon was a blast. The heroine was so refreshingly different - she's a ballroom dancer but extremely kickass! I also loved the book was set in NYC (very few Urban Fantasy books are set here and it's such a good city for Monsters!)

    Anyway, the plot was fast, quirky and fun - a bit out there but fun nevertheless. It was a bit difficult to keep track of all the cryptids (most of them weren't the usual vampires and werewolves) and I'm not sure Verity should have trusted Dominic with other people's lives so soon but the book had so many other good points that I just went with the premise. Those quotes at the beginning of chapters were hilarious and the mice were the best supporting character EVER! I laughed a lot with their antics.

    I was really surprised by how different this book was from the author's other series. This was so light and humorous (the other is sort of dark and depressing) so now I'm keen in reading other things by her.

    The narration was very well done so I'm definitely continuing in audio.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    BRUCE L. MANSFIELD HURST, TX USA 05-18-13
    BRUCE L. MANSFIELD HURST, TX USA 05-18-13 Member Since 2000
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    "Cute entertaining story but not great"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The author works hard to come up with reasons why the heroine doesn't just shoot deadly monsters and her ability to fight increases and decreases based on the plot and is not logical.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Seanan McGuire? Why or why not?

    yes


    Have you listened to any of Emily Bauer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Narrator was good. She has the right voice and inflection to make the story interesting.


    Any additional comments?

    It is a fun listen if you don't have a really good book to listen to or read.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Arvin Mountain View, CA, USA 05-15-13
    Arvin Mountain View, CA, USA 05-15-13 Member Since 2005
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    "More like Insipid"
    What disappointed you about Discount Armageddon?

    The author tries to weaving a variety of interesting skills into the main character... ballroom dancing, parkour, zoology, hand to hand combat... but to me as a reader I question if the author actually know much about any of these topics even in the "stage-fighting" logic of tv shows, movies, and books

    For one thing the main character keeps bragging about how lethal she is because of how many hidden weapons she has on her in addition to her gun (making them sound like earring and other accessories)... then is beaten MULTIPLE times while at the same time failing to use most of her weapons - even worse runs out of bullets for her gun. She has the tactical mind of a hamster and is routinely unable to deal with any opponent that does not doesn't step forward, announced a challenge, and attack head-on in a 1-on-1 style duel.

    When cornered and incredibly outnumbered by several bigger and stronger opponents and you worried about survival... why would anyone try hand to hand combat instead of using their gun until they are almost utterly defeated?


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    School of Good and Evil


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Narrator did a decent enough job with the dialogue she was given.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Annoyance


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Randy TOMBALL, TX, United States 04-20-13
    Randy TOMBALL, TX, United States 04-20-13
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    "Ugghh"

    I love the genre, but this fell flat. Attempts at humor with chapter title/sayings weren't clever or funny. Overall just a weak story.

    Performance - really? A narrator who can't pronounce 'wan' or 'curarae'?

    Disappointing.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jeff St Joseph, MO, United States 04-13-13
    Jeff St Joseph, MO, United States 04-13-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Not Bad not great"
    Would you try another book from Seanan McGuire and/or Emily Bauer?

    Yes


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    It was about as expected.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When she was hanging upside down on the rooftop


    Could you see Discount Armageddon being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No not really


    Any additional comments?

    Surprising, enjoyed it in a pulpy kind of read. Nothing too substantial a good book to kill time with

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Scott oconomowoc, WI, United States 04-18-13
    Scott oconomowoc, WI, United States 04-18-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Modern Romance Fantasy"

    There are a lot of romance fantasies out there, many of which take place in modern times. Most of them revolve around angels, vampires, or werewolves, and the main character who is a strong, independent woman who's mind inexplicably clouds at the sight of them. Fighting her better judgement, she just can't help but love the guy, and he's too stiff to admit that he loves her back. Then they kill some monsters, get intimate, and profess their undying, destined love, and manage to fundamentally change the rules of society in the name of true love.

    I would rank this book as an above average sample of this sub-par genre.

    Don't get me wrong, there were a lot interesting and unique elements to this book. But, they were set against a generic romance plot that has been done a thousand times over. I found it enjoyable, as I needed a light distraction, but my tolerance for finding this sort of book while browsing the Fantasy section is getting real low.

    If you think you might enjoy this sort of pulp fiction, or are a fan of the genre already, I would definitely recommend this book. Otherwise, don't bother buying it. I'm sure your local library has at least five audiobooks just like this one, and once you've read one, you've read them all.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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