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Publisher's Summary

Welcome to the crossover event fans have been waiting for: Joanne Walker and Jane Yellowrock meet in a world not quite like either of their own, where they must find and defeat the magic that brought them there - or they just might find themselves...easy pickings!

©2011 Faith Hunter, C.E. Murphy (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Fun and lots of laughs

I've listened to this book at
least eight times and always laughed and enjoyed the story and narration. Great cross over story. would love more like this.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Excellent,two of my favorite kick ass women togeth

Would you listen to Easy Pickings again? Why?

Yes, I loved it, two of my favorites together,wish there was more.....

What was one of the most memorable moments of Easy Pickings?

I loved the whole thing, could not pick just one.

Which scene was your favorite?

Again I could not pick just one.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, and I did.

Any additional comments?

I just really want more of these two together.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Great crossover of two of my favorites!

This was a fun blend of two worlds! Now we just need to throw Mercy Thompson in with these two kick-@&$ girls!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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What an awesome combination!

I have been an avid listener of the Jane Yellow Rock series, but after listening to this combination of supernatural crimefighters, I have bought the C.E. Murphy series, too, and I am looking forward to getting to know JoAnne better. Thanks, Faith Hunter and C.E. Murphy, for doing this combination story. And the narrators did a great job of bringing the characters together. The only reason I subtracted a star is for the audio, which was bad. Khristine Hvam was much louder than Gabra Zackman, and it made for difficult listening, as one was always either too quiet or too loud.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Yellowrock & Walkingstick in NOLA

I've listened to the Walker Paper series and the Jane Yellowrock series and this was a fun crossover. I loved seeing our strong butt-kicking heroines' impressions of and interactions with each other, the mix of magics was intriguing, and I enjoyed hearing each character's voice. For future crossovers of this sort, narrator collaboration on people and place names would make for a better listen; the mismatched pronunciations of the oft said "Amaury" were a distraction. All in all, worth a listen, though, especially if you're already a fan.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Needs Better Editing

Only because I've very much enjoyed Faith Hunter's Jane Yellowrock series and because I also very much like the narrator who's voice IS Jane Yellowrock, I listened to the whole 3+ hrs of this audio book. While, yeah, I liked the storyline, the editing wasn't very good. You could tell where the voices were dubbed in and Gabra Zackman is not the same caliber as Kristine Hvam, which made the dubbing more obvious. But hey, it was only 3hrs of listening while I worked and still a good story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Loved this combo!

Would you listen to Easy Pickings again? Why?

Yes. Love the characters and the story.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Easy Pickings?

Every bit of it.

What does Khristine Hvam and Gabra Zackman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Two fantastic readers make this story even better.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Beast Meets Shaman

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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good crossover

What did you love best about Easy Pickings?

Jane and JoAnn very good

Who was your favorite character and why?

both -- maybe I liked Joanne better

What three words best describe Khristine Hvam and Gabra Zackman ’s performance?

Khristine performance was way too loud Gabras was perfect in pitch and volume but when Khristine started to read it was much louder and took away from the performance

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Joanne visiting Janes soul home

Any additional comments?

good sotry. I wish the two voices were at the same volume -- hard to read

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • KK
  • 10-10-18

Can't do Yellowrock

I've tried, but, I just can't handle the narration of the "beast" in the Yellowrock series. In this book the narrators were not equal in sound quality, Ms Zackman was always much louder than Ms Hvam. Listening to it was difficult. The storyline was ok, but, the narration wasn't to my liking and made it a book I did not enjoy.

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Fun! Wish it was longer

I've always enjoyed Yellowrock and I saw this crossover and didn't know the Walker series so I pick up those books before I got this one. iIt was well worth it. Sometimes the audio went a little funky between the two narrators, but other then that freat fun. wish it was a longer story.

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  • nicole
  • 08-10-14

Jane Yellowrock fans, don't miss out.

My friends on Audible.com have been telling me to get this for ages, so I was really pleased when I at last found it in this weeks new releases. This is, as the title says a Jane Yellowrock/Walker Papers Crossover, set in an alternate universe closer to Jane's New Orleans but still startlingly different. Jane soon finds herself in a magical power struggle that could never happen in her own world. I can't say much without spoiling this short story but you do need to have read up to at least book three in the Jane Yellowrock series, to avoid major spoilers for that book.
Unfortunately Audible UK doesn't have C.E. Murphy's series at the time of writing my review but it has been recommended to me by other Faith Hunter fans in the States and after reading this book I can understand why. I'd definitely listen to this again and will be putting in a content request for C.E. Murphy's series.
The narrators are two of my favorites Khristine Hvam is very well known, having narrated all the Jane Yellowrock series and The Chronicles Of Elantra, which is another favorite of mine. Her acting is impeccable and she will always be in my top five. Gabra Zackerman did a great job with Mercedes Lackey's tales of the 500 kingdoms. While she doesn't quite have the presence of Hvam, she has a really pleasant way of telling a tale and is able to bring to life the soul of her characters.
My only complaint is that not knowing the Walker Papers, it took me a little while to get into the story and because of this I would have liked it to be a bit longer. If I'd read the Walker Papers and didn't need to play catch up with the character, I expect I would have given it a 5 and the reviews on Audible.com are similarly positive.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-12-17

Reasonable Story - Joint effort not brilliant

Although I have read everything available for Jane Yellowrock and absolutely adore the books,

Audible UK does not supply any Joanne Walker books which means I had no emotional connection towards Joanne which affected my enjoyment of this story.

Khristine Hvam is an excellent narrator for the Yellowrock series and continued her good work but Gabra Zackman seemed disconnected with very little emotional connection. I'm not too sure that Khristine and Gabra were in the same studio to feed off each others narration.

The story does explain the coyote broach Jane has in her jewellery box.

The story is OK but not brilliant. I might feel more invested in the joint exercise if I was able to read the Joanne Walker Papers.

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  • Jennine Evans
  • 06-02-16

great cross over

story was great. love Jane Yellowrock and now going to try Walker papers. only thing I didn't like was that the voice actors hadn't recorded together. some sharp differences in recording quality distracted from story.

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  • leanne
  • 08-16-14

Disappointed with this crossover novel

Would you try another book written by Faith Hunter and C. E. Murphy or narrated by Khristine Hvam and Gabra Zackman ?

I am not sure

What other book might you compare Easy Pickings to, and why?

I have listened to all the jane yellorock books and loved them

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

The 2 narrators sounded like they had never met and recorded their pieces in different countries. I just didn't find their delivery comfortable or convincing. The other Jane Yellowrock books the narration was nearly as impressive as the writing and plots

Did Easy Pickings inspire you to do anything?

No