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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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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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my favorite new author!

Gingel has become my new favorite author this past year, with this series in specific being a particular gem. lol, I liked these books so much I bought the audio versions of them as well! And I really enjoy the narrator too. In a collection of books, I generally lose interest in a story around the 4th or 5th book, but I still can't wait for the next installment of Pet's adventures! There's a bit of gore, interesting plot and fascinating characters that end up feeling like family. I don't write reviews normally, but I want to put my opinion out there and say, if you're on the fence about them, give these books a try!

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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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Between is better with your own psychos

I adored this book when I read it previously, the world is vivid and fascinating and the characters are interesting and unique. My favorite thing is the quirky personality and perspective provided by Pet. The narrator did a wonderful job creating a voice for Pet and bringing the story to life. I am excited to listen to the rest of the series and be reminded just how good they really are!

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Narration is perfection

Engaging book. I read the kindle version first, then listened to the audible. Love this book, the characters are so intriguing! And kudos to the narrator, spot on.

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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!

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  • 07-15-19

Excellent, although sooo ocka

Funny and frivolous, this book was a delight. Pet is an unusual character, having raised her herself (after being home-schooled previously) since she was thirteen. Her outlook on life seems bizarrely accepting of the weird happenings that become her life, but again, she is only 17, no family or friends and no media influences (ever) other than Google at the library - you can’t expect her to behave like a normal teenager. When two fae and a vampire move into her house/life and offer her dream-come true, for the measly exchange of becoming their temporary pet (nothing perverted, think of her as their cat, who can conveniently cook). The males are varied and I particularly enjoyed the banter between the vampire, who refuses to speak English, and Pet, who cannot understand Korean. For those of you not Australian (not your fault, blame your parents), the colloquialisms may be odd, and as you listen to the Audible version, it is performed excellently, although the accent used for Pet is broad enough to take some adjustment (and that is from a local!). Having said that, the narrator does a wonderful job of sounding natural for younger girl. There are no annoying speech rhythms, pauses or over-acting. I loved this and have already bought the next book, written and Audible versions. When will the rest go Audible, please?