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Publisher's Summary

When you get up in the morning, the last thing you expect to see is a murdered guy hanging outside your window. Things like that tend to draw the attention of the local police, and when you're squatting in your parents' old house until you can afford to buy it, another thing you can't afford is the attention of the cops.

Oh yeah. Hi. My name is Pet. It's not my real name, but it's the only one you're getting. Things like names are important these days. 

And it's not so much that I'm Pet. I am a pet. A human pet: I belong to the two Behindkind fae and the pouty vampire who just moved into my house.

It's not weird, I promise - well, it is weird, yeah. But it's not weird weird, you know?

©2018 W.R. Gingell (P)2019 Tantor

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Excellent

I've read this book a few times, but I found this narrator to have an excellent command of the different characters involved in the story. I live Pet, Jin-Yeong, Zero and Athelas with their various personalities and foibles, and Detective Tuatu is fun. Love this series.

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Why that voice

I loved reading this book, but listening to it is a whole other matter. Jinyeong is korean yes, but here he sounds like he's been inhaling helium for the last decade. The romanization of korean words was already annoying when I was reading it but I could still tolerate it because it was easy to skim his parts when his sentences were being translated but in audio? Not only do you have to sit through mispronunciation after mispronunciation, you gotta sit through a WHINY interpretation of his voice. It's absolutely horrendous, especially because **SPOILER*** I have many theories as to how this series is going to end and I'm like 90% sure jinyeong ends up with pet. So you know, having the main love interest have such an annoying af voice isn't going to endear anyone to him. He's already annoying in the books, but still he's endearing. In the audiobook format, I want to punch him in the face for existing and having his voice. Stick to the book version folks unless you're desperate.

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One of my favorite series of all times.

I am generally a Mystery rather than a Fantasy buff, but I don’t mind a bit of woo-woo in my world. This series is just amazing and wonderful and I totally love it. A bit dark now and then without being unrelentlessly dark, a bit gruesome now and then without being over the top, with plenty of mysterious threads dangling and taunting and making it impossible not to keep listening. Each character is beautifully formed and fleshed out, and the protagonist - Pet - is just one of my favorite characters of all time.

Zehra Jane Navqi is amazing and brilliant, bringing each character their own distinct voice and personality - truly a terrific match of author and narrator. Not ashamed to say that in the month since I bought the current 4 books on offer in the series I have listened to them 3 times. Can’t say that I’ve ever done that with a series before.

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Good Story - just needs some tweaks

I finished the book two days after someone gave me it as a present. I couldn't put it down because of how exciting and fun it was. The Korean pronunciation needs work, but if you don't know the language it isn't a big deal. If the narrator learns Korean later, it would be nice; Otherwise, I loved the book a lot.

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I love these books

These books are fun. I really love the reader. I wish the whole series was on audible. The character development is great and the story line keeps me guessing what will happen next, which I like to do.

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An otherworldly detective story.

Between jobs is the first book in a mystery series about those who investigate when the the Fae commit crimes in the human world.

I really enjoyed this story, told from the view point of the Fae's human pet. This is one of those surreal stories where nothing is as it seems and the bizarre can intrude on the normal at a moment's notice. Pet navigates it well and adapts to the weirdness pretty easily.

The narrator, Zehra, reads this first person narrative, perfectly nailing the voice of the teenage Pet.

I look forward to the next installment of this series.

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So worth a listen!

I love love love this series! It’s not a predictable series at all! W.R. Gingell is my new favorite author and Zehra Naqvi did this so well I felt like I was right there with Pet the entire time!

This is for anyone who loves a good fantasy, murder mystery, story. It’s for anyone who doesn’t want the same ole plot line and doesn’t want some bodice ripper to listen to. It’s good quality make you say hhhmmmm reading/listening.

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Original and Flamin Fantastic!

This book is worth the read and/or the listen! Main character stays true to self, which blows away a lot of stereotypes. I've read the series and have respect for W.R Gingell, fun, humorous and sometimes downright deadly.

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Fantastic story & world building

Fantastic urban fantasy with rich world building that hooks the reader almost immediately. Only complaint is the poorly rendered Korean, both grammatically and the accent of the narrator. Otherwise the 4 main characters are wonderful and I look forward to tue reat of the series.

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Excelent!

I usually don't like audiobooks, even when I love the story, because the way they are read does not allow me to really get into the story, but I definitely loved this one! And I really, really, really love The City Between series, and I am anxiously waiting for book 7!!!

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  • 09-06-21

Enjoyable bit of escapism

Enjoyed this so much I've downloaded the next 2 in the series. I could see the "players" in my minds eye inspite of the narrator being female and having to give voice to a predominantly male dominated character base, also I suspect not speaking Korean probably helped with any issues regarding mispronunciation.

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  • 11-30-21

Different

In a world of sameness this urban fantasy stands out. It’s just a bit unique. It’s VERY Australian so get ready for a cultural experience-no adjusting the grammar for overseas readers here! You’ll get all the “flaming “ and “bloke” and “pinched “ you desire. It gives the book an authentic feel. It’s funny too. There’s a lot of plot development to go so I’m looking forward to the next one.

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  • 08-28-20

Excellent!

The story is excellent, and I've listened to it a couple of times now I enjoy it so much.

I really like the dynamic between all the characters, and how much personality the protagonist has. Pet also doesnt put herself in stupid situations intentionally when she knows she can't fight (thank goodness as thats one of my pet peeves). The world is really interesting, and feels like there's so much depth to it that you only scrape across the top.

The voice took a little bit getting used to. Im Australian, and even to me the twangs and speech patterns in the accent were a bit jarring at first, but in essence it suits the overall style and I would be disappointed if it wasn't read in this way.


Read it. Its excellent!