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Jacqueline Carey is the New York Times best-selling author of the award-winning Kushiel's Legacy series. Dark Currents introduces Daisy Johanssen, a hell-spawn living in a Mid-west resort town that also boasts fairies, vampires, and a Norse goddess. As police department liaison for the paranormal, Daisy takes notice when a drowning victim shows signs of eldritch involvement. Paired with officer - and werewolf - Cody Fairfax, she must solve the case before tourist season is ruined.

©2012 Jacqueline Carey (P)2012 Recorded Books

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Fun Urban Fantasy

I am a fan of the author - and this is a huge departure from her other books. I had no problem with the narration (some disliked her accent). I found the pronunciation for some words to be strange (which can be jarring) and she does talk too fast at times, but it did not distract too much from the great story. I cannot wait for the next book! If you enjoy urban fantasy (Patricia Briggs, Kim Harrison, etc) then you will enjoy this one:)

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  • Bonnie
  • Bellmore, NY, United States
  • 11-10-12

If you are a fan of Jacqueline Carey ..be aware.

What made the experience of listening to Agent of Hel the most enjoyable?

First I enjoy Jacqueline Carey's way of writing. Also Johanna Parker was wonderful in her narration This was VERY different from other Carey books. If You read the Kushel series. This is very different and the character, the main character is a half daemon. She kind of polices the supernatural in the area where she lives. Not as erotic as Carey's other works but it does have very dark and sinister moments that can be upsetting to some Ie rape.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Agent of Hel?

The main character Daisy, is always finding new strengths, and powers. It is really nice to see how she interacts with some strange situations.

Which character – as performed by Johanna Parker – was your favorite?

Johanna Parker is a wonderful narrator....If you've listen to "Sookie Stackhouse" you are familiar with how she can switch characters and voices. Also showing emotions

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

*SPOILER: The end when Daisy has to kill the ghouls because it is her job to punish those who perpetrated the horror to the mermaid held captive for rape.

Any additional comments?

This is a new genre for J Carey in urban fantasy, I believe she did two books about werewolves also which were done very well I hope to see another book with this character. Daisy was fun.

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  • Sires
  • Chesapeake, OH, United States
  • 10-28-12

Entertaining Urban Fantasy

Her mother lives in a mobile home park on the edge of town, her father was a lesser demon of Hell and occasional incubus. Daisy works as a part time file clerk at the local police office and as the liaison between the mundane world and the goddess Hel who is the local supernatural in charge. A young college student is found drowned and all of the signs indicate that this is not an ordinary accidental drowning.

Not as dark and angsty as some of her high fantasy novels, this is still an entertaining read. I like Daisy's relationship with her best friend, Jen, and how she was willing to try to repair it after she causes a breach. She also has a good relationship with her mother and her old baby sitter. Daisy is not just a smart-assed hellspawn-- although she does have a tail.

i noticed that someone objected to what they thought was Johanna Parker's southern accent. I have a fair ear for accents and I didn't think she was using an obvious southern overlay. After all a midwestern accent is frequently considered received pronunciation in the US.

Pretty enjoyable listen.

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  • Beatrice
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • 01-28-17

Great Listening Experience

This is my first book written by Jacqueline Carey. I enjoyed it immensely. The characters feel real and engaging. The interactions between the characters are realistic and genuine. I love the world created and how it includes the paranormal. Daisy's struggle with her own relationship with the paranormal is unique and creative. Daisy is a great character and I look forward to reading about her next adventure. Johanna Parker narrates the book we'll. She gives the characters a voice and helps to bring the book alive. Over-all this is a great listening experience.

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  • NICOLE
  • Bolingbrook, IL, United States
  • 02-08-16

Great for first book in series.

Usually first books suck, but this was surprisingly great. I like the characters and the storyline. It felt short, but I like long books.

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  • Tracy T
  • Jacksonville, FL USA
  • 12-31-17

Decent story, good narration.

I have been waiting on the price of this book to go down for a while and I finally got it on sale. It was a decent story and kept me entertained.

The story line and plot are interesting and there were some twists and turns that kept me guessing. I liked the concept of this series, but it didn't make me want to rush out and get the next book in the series.

As for the narration, I do like Johanna Parker so it was a good narration. She has a nice southern voice that doesn't get on your nerves.

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like remeeting Phedra, but more hell predisposed

Daisy deals with well thought temptations and where Phedra leaned in, Daisy holds fast to what she feels is safer. (If you haven't read Kushiel's Dart - do it. it changed my life knowing I wasn't alone.)
I finished this audio book in less than a week and I'm about to get the next book.... I should he sleeping, but a good story usually wins in my world.

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I love Jacqueline Carey

Always have, and this book is great. The narrator did a great job reading it, pacing was great. Overall, enjoyable.

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Give it a Try!!!

Pleasantly Surprised...

I like Urban Fantasy but sometimes with the first book of a series it is slow and drawn out while trying to explain the world and the supporting characters. Not so with Dark Currents, it is well written and the characters are interesting and believable,

I really liked this book. The heroine is young but not stupid and accepts herself for who she is. It was a fun read. Will definitely check out next book in the series.

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  • darswords
  • Christmas Valley, Oregon, United States
  • 05-19-15

Love Jacqueline Carey!

This is for Kindle Version ASIN: B008RD2W58. And the Audible version.

Yeah.

Before I got mired down in the mystery and ghostly farts of Temple Secrets, I finished reading Dark Currents. I bought the Kindle and Audible versions a long time ago (a year, I think). I finally got into it, Friday, I think. It seems so long ago. Wish I would have remembered to write the review right after, but something happened and I only just saw that I hadn't given this book it's due.

First of all, I love Jacqueline Carey's writing. I read almost all her stuff a while back. I still love her Kushiel's Legacy series the best. This is a little different in that it is more on the lines of the demony-werewolfie stuff I have been reading a lot lately (wave to Sara Reine). Still Ms. Carey had a new take on the genre. I loved her characters and world. It all seemed believable, well, sort of.

Second, the narrator, Johanna Parker, was fantastic! She could change her voice according to character or mood and keep the story moving.

Oh and a note about the cat. Geeze, now I can't remember his name. He was adorably real among all the werewolves, mermaids and other fantasy beings. As tense as the story got sometimes, Ms. Carey kept the banter light enough to not get to be too much.

There is a bit of romance but not sickeningly so. Mostly it is about Daisy, the half-demon, Hel's agent (the goddess not the place), trying to live a useful life in this town full of fantasy creatures. And she and her partner have to solve a murder. Difficult enough with merely humans involved, but how did the boy die in salt water in Lake Michigan, fresh water?

Though the book didn't leave us on a cliffhanger, I find myself wanting to enjoy the characters and the town more. So Now that I have my free credit on Audible I will download that version and buy the Kindle version when I get paid. I look forward to more.