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  • A Shiver of Light

  • Merry Gentry, Book 9
  • By: Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Hill
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,307
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,178
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,191

Merry Gentry pretends to be human. She moved to Los Angeles and began working as a private investigator at Grey's Detective Agency. But all of this is just a disguise; in fact she is a princess of faerie, her real name is Meredith Nic Essus, and she had to flee the Dark Court of Faerie because of attempts on her life. In order to inherit her rightful crown, Merry needed to conceive an heir, a notoriously difficult task for the slow-reproducing Fey. In the 2009 novel Divine Misdemeanors, Merry had finally achieved that goal - and fans have been kept waiting all this time to find out what happens!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narration not for me

  • By Dee on 06-05-14

THE SAME MERRY BUT NOT THE SAME!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-04-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

If you just start the series from this book absolutley get the series. Just do not go back and start from the beginning. If you already listened to the series READ the book if you loved the narrator and the characters.

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Shiver of Light?

The babbies!

Any additional comments?

I love that Merry is back!!! The narrator is not a bad narrator, but not for this series. Our beloved characters we have fallen in love with in the past 8 books are not the same. This is one series I enjoyed listening to because of the charecters and how the narrator portrayed them. We could listen and know who was speaking at any time throughout the 8 books. This book however I felt confussed most of the time. I had a tough time following who was talking and when. The accents on certain characters just felt wrong.

15 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • A Perfect Blood

  • The Hollows, Book 10
  • By: Kim Harrison
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 16 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,947
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,655
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,648

Ritually murdered corpses are appearing across Cincinnati, terrifying amalgams of human and other. Pulled in to help investigate by the I.S. and the FIB, former witch turned day-walking demon Rachel Morgan soon realizes a horrifying truth: a human hate group is trying to create its own demons to destroy all Inderlanders, and to do so, it needs her blood. She's faced vampires, witches, werewolves, demons, and more, but humanity itself might be her toughest challenge yet.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Hello Rachel, get some smarts

  • By Bonnie on 04-03-12

Soooooooooo Looooooonnnnnggggggggg!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-24-12

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would recommend it if they were into the series just because once you start it you need to know how it ends. But this book was dreadful. The first half was not to bad, but the second half was so painful. The narration was outstanding as always. Toward the end of the book I was wishing this was the last book of the series. Will I get the next book....yes I will just because I need to know how the story ends.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful