Raven can breathe life into you, or siphon the life from you - the choice is yours.They say your life flashes before your eyes when you die. But what you didn't know - your last thoughts determine whether Raven becomes your grim reaper or your saving grace.
Death has a sinister plan, but his favorite female reaper has been given a new power that will combat his secret mission. The only issue - she hasn't discovered it yet.
Will Raven put the pieces together in time, or will Purgatory be destroyed forever?
©2013 Tish Thawer (P)2014 Tish Thawer
Yes, I may listen to it again before listening to book two in the series.
Raven - she had attitude and wasn't taken in by Death.
Holli - she did the ditzy blond really well.
I wasn't emotionally moved but I was intrugued to see what would happen next and to find out what Death was up to.
This was the first book I have read by this author and I am interested in reading more. Raven's Breath is the first book in The Women of Purgatory series. The main character is a raven haired, leather clad, winged grim reaper. She befriends the newest female reaper who is more of a ditzy blond. They both work for Death, who appears to be hiding something. The story unfolds with conspiracy, mystery, adventure and romance.
I am a wee bit over the half a century mark in years. I enjoy audiobooks,cats,rats and most days my family,not necessarily in that order!lo
This was a really good read!In Purgatory the reapers have always been guys,until now!Raven is the first female reaper and she has wings.Soon there is another female reaper and many mysteries surrounding Death.What is he up to?Give a listen and find out.
Suzanne Elise Freeman was wonderful as every character in the book!
She was good but I just wish the male voices sounded more like a guys voice but over all she did great...
Raven had spunk and attitude which made for a strong character with backbone. I love stories with romance, suspense and enough action and intrigue to keep the curiosity peaked. The book has all of those things along with a great narrator to set the stage. Suzanne Elise Freeman did an excellent job. An enjoyable listen.
I enjoyed this book and was pleased to find it hard more than just the traditional reaper story line. The addition of the Norse mythology is a bit baffling, but it seemed to have worked well enough. The description of Purgatory was interesting and reminded me a bit of Grim Fandango. The biggest issue I had with the book was the rather awkward love story and the convenient ending. Otherwise, it would have made for a very solid fantasy novel.
I found Suzanne Elise Freeman to be a wonderful narrator who gave a great performance. Her tone was very appropriate for the book: a bit of humor and a bit of seriousness.
A nice fantasy with an interesting take on the grim reaper.
**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.**
Not that it's bad, I just think your average guy isn't going to enjoy this. Because... it's not written for guys.
Best enjoyed by women, I would guess.
I like the narrator. She was actually quite good.
Narrator very good. This book is not for dudes.
I love reading many different styles of books. Lately, I have been more into fantasy (a trend started by a Song of Ice and Fire, that led me to the Mistborn Trilogy, The Kingkiller Chronicles, Wheel of Time...) The books that captivate me the most are the ones with the most well-thought characters and well told story... something mundane can be made wonderful by a good writer.
Not based on this one. The narration was good enough I guess, but the book was just not very good.
The wasted potential? A heavy setting could have allowed for a heavier story. Not some teenage fantasy that doesn't even begin to search for depth.
It was good enough I guess. The male voices weren't very good and the main character sounded very childish (but I guess she is, so...)
The story was coherent enough. It wasn't as bad as reading fanfic or twilight for instance.
Even sillyness can be well done, the book is too formulaic. I kept waiting for it to surprise me or become slightly interesting... it never did.
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