Sick of wrongful-death lawsuits every time a full moon comes around? Call the Underworld Detection Agency. As a human immune to magic, Sophie Lawson can help everyone from banshee to zombie transition into normal, everyday San Francisco life. With a handsome werewolf as her UDA boss and a fashionista vampire for a roommate, Sophie knows everything there is to know about the undead, the unseen, and the uncanny. That is, until a rash of gruesome murders has demons and mortals running for cover, and Sophie finds herself playing sidekick to detective Parker Hayes. Dodging raging bloodsuckers, bad-tempered fairies, and love-struck trolls is one thing. But when Sophie discovers Parker isn't what he seems, she has only one chance to figure out whom to trust. Because an evil hiding in plain sight is closing in - and is about to make one wisecracking human its means to ultimate power.
©2011 Hannah Schwartz (P)2014 Audible Inc.
Perhaps it is just me, but I really don't think that all female characters in their mid 20s need to be airheads or ditzy. Our heroine gets lost in her internal monologue just a bit too often for my taste. The characters are fairly well developed and provide an interesting enough contrast to keep the plot moving. It would be nice if the narrator provided a bit more contrast between characters voices so that the POV shift didn't get lost in the airhead imitation. Worth the price on sale - don't spend a credit
I was a 'readaholic' for most of my life. I started crochet and other hobbies. That took away from my reading time. I discovered audio books at the library. That set me off. now, that I am older my eyes make it too difficult to read. So I now am a very diligent audio book listener!
I enjoyed this audio book. It goes quickly and is fun. This is a story that can be listened over again. I didn't pay the cover attention until I read other reviews. They are correct in that this cover doesn't match the story. But, I have been misled in the past by covers. As a result I ignore them. I was looking for a new author to listen to. I liked the story synopsis so I gave it a try. My biggest complaint is one I have with any series. I like the story to end with a hint of more to come. I don't like the story to end as a probable beginning for the next novel. If you are looking for a fun story with a pretty good narration give this a listen.
The story line was outstanding but the narrator did not fit the characters in the book. Every person sounded the same. Very annoying to listen to.
I think this book is aimed at a different demographic than I fall into, and it definitely doesn't span the ages.
That being said, I think the narrator is perfect for the role. She sounds young and a little too intense in that all-knowing way that the young twenty-somethings have.
It reads as though the author is her own demographic. I am giving a better score to the narrator for her interpretation. She'd drive me batty after a while, but that it is as much a part of the what she is reading.
Who might like the book? Someone of the targeted demographic who is looking for something silly for the drive home?
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