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An Easy Death

Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky
Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (392 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Number-one New York Times best-seller Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse mysteries, True Blood, Midnight Crossroad) delivers the first thriller in a new trilogy that presents a chilling alternate history of the US where everyone believes in magic - but no one is sure whether they can trust it. 

After the assassination of FDR in the 1930s, the US collapses and is picked off by the UK, Canada, Mexico, and Russia. We find ourselves in the Southwestern states, now known as Texoma. It is here that the gunnie Lizbeth Rose tries to piece out a life, running security on runs from Texoma across the border to Mexico, where work and prospects are stronger. 

When two Russian magicians come looking for a man named Alex Karkarov, they hire Lizbeth to find him or his family, but there are problems: The man they're looking for is dead, but he has a daughter they now need to find, as an ever-growing set of sorcerers and gunnies do not want them to succeed. It's a good thing Lizbeth is a deadly gunfighter; too bad she hates sorcerers, even the ones on whom she has to learn to rely. 

Number-one New York Times best-seller Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse mysteries, True Blood, Midnight Crossroad) returns to fantasy in a taut thriller set in a US where magic is an acknowledged truth, but disreputable.

©2018 Charlaine Harris, Inc. (P)2018 Recorded Books

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Interesting and worth checking out

Really interesting world building in society and characters. It’s different from my usual books; including all of Harris’ books that I’ve read. It does have the feel of a western to me; with a taste of dystopia.
I wasn’t sure about Kaminsky’s narration at the start, but it became clear that her style and voice fit Gunny Rose and her world.

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cowboy and magic

The story style is a bit different, but works. Fast pace killing but not gory. Rough and tough setting but kept my attention all the way to a weird end.

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Meh

meh. It was okay and I'd try another just to see how the next one goes. I generally like her books but this wasn't anything to write home about. Her characters are usually better. This one didn't do much for me. Also the narrator was just okay.

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An engaging Western tale with a female protagonist

The protagonist of the story is neither sinner nor saint, but is guided by a higher moral code. leave it to Charlaine Harris to create a female character who is both admirable and questionable. Loved it!

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Another Charlaine Harris Winner

Excellent character development.
Excellent environmental development.
Great story.
What's not to like?
Grab it and immerse yourself in the alternate America.

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  • Pinky
  • FRANKLIN, TN
  • 10-09-18

Boring

I have read & loved basically everything Charlaine Harris has written but this title was just boring. The story was slow & the characters weren’t interesting nor likable. And to be honest the story just
didn’t feel fleshed out almost like a bad ghost writer wrote most of it.

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Charlaine Harris is incredible!

She is such a wordsmith. Her characters are so engaging and witty. Am waiting on pins and needles for the next installment

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Gunnie Rose is my new hero!

I loved the beginning of this new series! The only downside is having to wait for the next book. The narrator is very talented and the story is entertaining. I’m ready for Gunnie Rose’s next adventure!

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Got through it, but didn’t enjoy...

This felt very long, and a couple of times I thought about giving it up. The premise is very interesting, so I kept going, hoping it would pick up. There were a few interesting scenes, but too much drag/lull in between. I don’t think I will continue with the next one. Still a Charlaine Harris fan, just didn’t enjoy this one.

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  • Rick G
  • Texas United States
  • 01-22-19

History, current, tomorrow

Harris constructed a Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma pan handle based on what was left of a post depression America. I will say no more about this construct leaving that for you to read for yourself. Harris is amazing at painting a vast landscape both geographically and interpersonally, and I was very please that she went very light on the sex so I did not have to skip over as much of this book as I do in her other books . Fear not when the hack "writters" at HBO get their fan fiction hands on this set of books it will be nothing but T&A. Great read.