Audie Award Nominee, Paranormal, 2013
After being kicked out of the Order of the Knights of Merciful Aid, Andrea's whole existence is in shambles. She tries to put herself back together by working for Cutting Edge, a small investigative firm owned by her best friend. When several shapeshifters working for Raphael Medrano-the male alpha of the Clan Bouda, and Andrea's former lover-die unexpectedly at a dig site, Andrea is assigned to investigate. Now she must work with Raphael as her search for the killer leads into the secret underbelly of supernatural Atlanta. And dealing with her feelings for him might have to take a back seat to saving the world.
©2012 Andrew Gordon and Ilona Gordon (P)2012 Tantor
I love this writer team. I love the series. They call this book a spin off because it does not feature the main romantic couple from the other books, but for those who have read any of the books after book 1, these are characters who have constantly been there and have independent, unique, and non-flattened personalities. This book is simply another great example of the solid writing style I expect from this author.
As for the reading, I enjoyed the entire performance. I love the consistency of having the same reader throughout the series. There is a wholeness, a consistency, with the performances that makes it easy to want to listen to the whole series everytime I think about listening to one of the books.
I love to read, but I am time-limited. Audible allows me to keep up with all my favorite authors while on the hiking trail. Thanks, Audible!
Gunmetal Magic is a fun journey. Andrea Nash is hired to investigate some pack deaths. To investigate the murders, Nash must interact with Raphael. Some of the truly great characters in this series such as Barabas, Roman, and Aunt B also return. If you like other books by these writers, you will like this book, but I do not suggest starting the series with this book. You should read the Kate Daniel's series first to get full enjoyment out of this book. Renée Raudman is still great.
Complete character change. I would have been turned off by the main character as a man. As a woman, it was particularly grating. Really, a woman can have strength and some level of femininity and class. I couldn't decide who the target audience was but many people did rate it highly. Just not my thing...
I liked "Clean Sweep" so I need to determine which book is the anomaly.
Yes. There was no way to make this script a good listen if you are turned off by this type of character and language.
Fingernails on chalkboard grating. Yuck.
Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.
Andrea Nash's story is a great addition to Kate Daniel's series. I recommend reading Kate Daniel's series first, there is a lot of references from that book. This book is equally as good as Kate's story. I hope there are more side books with stories from other characters soon. But I am happy with Kate's. Andrea is a little more high maintenance and has to overcome herself a bit in this book. We do get to see more of her background and to figure out how she became who she is. Rafael is a pill at first, but he doesn't know what to do with a woman quite like Andrea. It was good to see all the other characters from another point of view; it makes the book all the more interesting. Narrator does a good job; the more I listen to her the better she is for the part.
I have read all the other Ilona Andrews books, but had skipped this one at some point so I thought I would listen to it on my commute. The narration was just okay. I didn't love what she did with the voices.
I love Andrea, and how she is not afraid to drop copious amounts of F-Bombs.
I just don't enjoy how she does the voices.
Love to read and I am really enjoying audible. Fantasy and sci fi are my faves but I also enjoy period novels and historical fiction.
Andreas story is finally explained and you get to see inside her pain to explain why she is the way she is. The relationship story does drag out a little longer than I would like but it is understandable why they both have so many dysfunctional issues to resolve. Love the series and this is another awesome chapter
Bankruptcy attorney residing in South Florida. Love fiction and fantasy books, salsa dancing, writing and spending time with my husband
This book comes before Magic Raises in the Kate Daniel's story line and in retrospect, I wish I had read it in order. I tend to be very skeptical of spin-offs since more often than not I am simply too immersed into the main story line to want to be sidetracked with the sub-stories of secondary characters. Therefore, I read all of the Kate Danie's books through Magic Rises and months later grabbed this book as part of a sale. It knocked my socks off!! Nor only did it fit perfectly into the main story line by helping fill out some gaps about Andrea's disappearance and her choosing of the Order over the Pack by providing some insight into her childhood and journey to the Order in the first place. Furthermore, it added a third person's perspective to Kate Daniel's character that helped better understand her modus aperendi. There was never a dull moment or non-sensical fillers with this book. There was action all throughout as opposed to things unraveling and becoming exiting at the very end. This is so much more than just a love story about Andrea and Rafael (not that that was not a great bonus). Must read!!!
I enjoyed this book overall. It had enough action in it to keep it interesting, but also had some decent character development. The characters had enough depth to to pull you into their lives. I will definitely get another book in the series.
The narration was okay, but narrator has some speech quirks that get on my nerves a little. After I got into the story I was able to ignore them.
I think my favorite part was listening to the narrator do the character's voices in warrior form. You can't get that reading a book!
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