I listen to a lot of urban fantasy, and having done so a lot of story lines grow old.
This series is refreshingly different in many ways. No..Show More »t everything seems logical but it is not disturbingly so. This second book after "Discount Armageddon" is even better - it has it all: lots of never heard of fantastical creatures with different abilities, suspense, action, fights, family, feelings and a bit of romance (which wasn't overdone) and of course a lovable heroine.
The story is highly entertaining and I kept listening without my thoughts wandering off.
I couldn't have wished for anything different in the narration. Refreshing and fitting.
Now I am hoping for a third book in the series in the not to far future.
As I think to be able to value reviews for oneself it would be good to know this listener's preferences, so some of my favorite UF authors are: Kim Harrison (The Hollows) Ilona Andrews (Kate Daniels) Jennifer Estep (Elemental Assassin) Faith Hunter (Jane Yellowrock) Kevin Hearne (The Iron Druid Chronicles) Rachel Caine (Weather Warden) Molly Harper Charlaine Harris and so on...
It was a fairly decent story. While the author clearly knows no more than stereotypes about Australia - eg everyone eating mutton stew - it was mostly..Show More » saved by completely ignoring real Australia and focusing on the authors "cryptids" and the"36 society". I did cringe a bit at the mention of the TSA in an Australian airport - TSA is not the generic term for any airport security. I would like to see more InCryptid books set in Australia but the author really needs both early Australian input and proofreaders and preferably at least an Australian holiday first. Regardless it is a good book and I would recommend it and will probably listen to it again.
In the latest volume of the Incryptid series we return to the perspective of the original main character, Verity Price. She is as fun and engaging as..Show More » ever and this book is a very enjoyable continuation of the series. More details of the Price family, both past and present, unfold in the background like a second setting for the story. I can't wait to hear more. I hope that Ms. McGuire continues to work from this world for some time to come.
Emily Bauer gives a skillful performance making for a great listen. I punched the air with joy the first time I heard her cry "Hail!" I have no complaints about her work, but I will admit I wish they would team Ms. Bauer and Mr. Porter, reader for the preceding two books, up as a team. That would be a freight train of fun listening in the urban fantasy world.