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Publisher's Summary

Rachel Morgan is a runner with the Inderland Runner Services, apprehending law-breakers throughout Cincinnati. She's also a witch, one of the many Inderlanders who revealed themselves after a genetically engineered virus wiped out 50 percent of humanity. Witches, warlocks, vampires, werewolves: the creatures of dreams and nightmares have lived beside humans for centuries, hiding their powers. But now they've stopped hiding, and nothing will be the same.

On the run with a contract on her head, Rachel reluctantly teams up with Ivy, Inderland's best runner...and a living vampire. But this witch is way out of her league, and to clear her name, Rachel must evade shape-changing assassins, outwit a powerful businessman/crimelord, and survive a vicious underground fight-to-the-death...not to mention her own roommate!

Fun, sassy, filled with action, humor, and romance, Dead Witch Walking is the perfect summer listen for anyone who likes vampires, paranormal fantasy, romance, or just a great beach book.

And hear more from the Rachel Morgan series!
©2004 Kim Harrison (P)2007 Tantor Media Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Fast-paced and loads of fun - the perfect read when you just want to get away from things for a bit." ( Fantasy & Science Fiction)

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Obsessed.

This is an absolutely amazing series, and my sanity during my long commutes. These characters will become your best friends. Endless laughter and intrigue with The Hollows group. Great narration as well.

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Outstanding book. Thank god there is more.

Would you consider the audio edition of Dead Witch Walking to be better than the print version?

Great story. So glad this is a series to quench my thirst. Thank you Kim Harrison!

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Dead Witch Stumbling

Any additional comments?

I guess I prefer my heroine to be a little more bad @ss. Rachelle is just too clumsy and ignorant (try, fail. talk about how good you are. try, fail. get recognized by others for being awesome. try, fail. get caught again). Also, the story introduced characters and information without providing feasible background and failed to capitalize on opportunities to add depth to the story. I will not provide detailed examples as to avoid spoilers, but, the rat, the neighbor, the roommate, the ex-boss, the bad guy...I was disappointed. I was really hoping to like the series. When I find it on sale or at the library, I may try one more book in the series just to see if Ms. Harrison changed up anything as the series progressed. My humble opinion.

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TOTALLY AWESOME EDGE OF YOUR SEAT BOOK!!!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes I would. Marguerite Gavin narrates this book perfectly. I could really get the feel for each individual character

Which character – as performed by Marguerite Gavin – was your favorite?

Would have to be Ivy in this book

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second time to time through

I have all of the books, this one's great thoroughly enjoyed it. strong character good story going through it for my second time I do not feel you waste your credit on this enjoy

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In hindsight: one of the best books in the series

If you could sum up Dead Witch Walking in three words, what would they be?

Fantasy, Action, Attitude

Who was your favorite character and why?

Rachel is obviously my favorite character, but there really isn't much to choose from. She's clearly the character we are meant to identify with, and all the others are either somewhat 2-dimensional or pretty flawed and not likeable.

Have you listened to any of Marguerite Gavin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

It's typical Marguerite Gavin, and that's a good thing! She is perfect for this role, as she gives it just the right amount of "attitude".

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

No, I was happy to spread it over a week or so.

Any additional comments?

I've been through the entire series, and the series has had it's ups and downs, in terms of my enjoyment of the books. In hindsight, this first book is certainly one of the best.

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  • DF
  • Canton, OH, United States
  • 03-31-14

Not bad.

Aside from the alternate reality setting, the lead character makes me think of a female Harry Dresden. The lead is just a bit too concerned with her libido as well. The performance is ok. I've heard better and I've definitely heard worse.

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Awkward Badass

What did you love best about Dead Witch Walking?

This book was hilarious! The characters were well written and the scenes were fantastic. The story line was in-depth and interesting.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Dead Witch Walking?

Every time Rachel had an encounter, here inner dialog was great.

Which character – as performed by Marguerite Gavin – was your favorite?

Rachel was done well and Francis was the best! Nasally and annoying..

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

Absolutely. I'm pretty picky about how I spend my credits, and I'm really tired of the Teen drama with a twist of fantasy. I've read a ton of the vampire and ghost stories available, but this one is for adults without the sex.

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Vampires and Witches

What did you like best about Dead Witch Walking? What did you like least?

Jenks - He was hilarious and I loved the voice the narrator gave him. Rachel - Got a little tired of her reactions to Ivy every time she came near her. Also, some of her decisions were a little questionable.

Have you listened to any of Marguerite Gavin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No.

Any additional comments?

The story was good for the most part but dragged in several places.

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  • JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, United States
  • 10-14-13

Dead Witch Crawling

What fun character's & fun situations they get into.Great series so far.I love the paranormal & mixing it up with Mystery is even better.Rachel needs to grow a pair though with concerning her"room mate"Ivy.Ivy seems to be taking the"Hero"role in this book.Jinx is funny & flighty a great companion to Rachel,her little side kick.I look forward to listening to the other books in the series to see what other trouble,Rachel & her team can get into:)