Rachel Morgan: The Hollows (6) - Where Demons Dare

Narrated by: Gigi Birmingham
Series: The Hollows, Book 6
Length: 16 hrs and 30 mins
4 out of 5 stars (24 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The sixth book in Harrison’s New York Times best-selling urban fantasy series starring Rachel Morgan. A pacey and addictive novel of sexy bounty-hunting witches, cunning demons, and menacing vampires.

Having barely escaped being skewered by the criminal vampire overlord of Cinncinati, Rachel now has even bigger problems to contend with. The demon, Algaliarept, although banished back into the ever after has infected others of his kind with his interest in a witch who can channel demon magic. Rachel soon finds herself with not one but three hellions on her tail - and one of them is even crazier and more dangerous than all the fairy assassins, weres, and vampires on the planet.< /p>

Published as The Outlaw Demon Wails in the US.

©2012 Kim Harrison (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"Action packed chick-lit with a supernatural twist." (The Times)
"A spellbinding blend of sharp wit and vivid imagination. A wonderfully fun romp through the supernatural world." (Kelley Armstrong)
"Discovering a new series like this is like finding buried treasure." (Diana Gabaldon)

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  • 06-28-17

Loved the story

Love this series but please change back to prior narrater. I almost couldn't listen to it but book is to good to miss

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Bad Narrator.

Cant stand the voice of the narrator. Its loud, hi pitching whining/moaning sound. Hard to hear and listen to. Bad performance.

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Terrible narration

Not sure why they changed the narrator but Gigi Birmingham was not a good choice. Pronunciation was completely different from the previous books which made for confusing listening. There was not enough variation between the characters voices, everyone sounded the same and Trent sounded like a woman.

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Change of Narrator

If you could sum up Rachel Morgan: The Hollows (6) - Where Demons Dare in three words, what would they be?

Like any Star Trek Next Generation Episode its always good when Q Turns up. So when Al turns up again I say yippee.

What does Gigi Birmingham bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I like her new voices for the different characters but her male voices are just two high. The only thing that bites his her pronunciation of ley line and Piscary

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Horrible naration

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Gigi, find another job, please. Listening to your voice was a painful experience, God bless this is the only book from my favorite series narrated in a way that almost killed the story.

Any additional comments?

Despite your criminal choice of the narrator I am not returning this book, I bought it to listen to the story and I want to keep my collection complete. Please do not switch narrators in the middle of the series, I am paying for this terrible experience.

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Glutton for punishment

This series is driving me crazy, the sheer stupidity and indecisive behaviour of the main character is beyond belief. Rachel constantly takes one step forward and then two backward, considering she is supposed to be a 26 year old woman she acts like a braindead teenager with no ability to educate herself. Please let the character grow up because at the monent she is just tedious.

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  • Christine
  • 04-13-13

Where Demons Dare

I have enjoyed the previous books in this series. However, beware that the narrator on this book is different to that than of the previous volumes. Although she is not bad, I found the differences in pronunciation and the accents/voices for the characters to be so different as to be rather off-putting.

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  • Kirsty
  • 04-26-14

annoying narrator

What did you like best about Rachel Morgan: The Hollows (6) - Where Demons Dare? What did you like least?

I have really enjoyed the series and am unsure why they changed the narrator for this book. Her voice is annoying with some of the characters and she pronounces things completely differently to the original narrator...so much so that on occasions I didn't know who she was talking about for a while. I am also getting fed up with the blood balance thing between rachel and Ivy, it detracts from the story and is going on too long. Hopefully the next book will be back on form.

What did you like best about this story?

Kim Harrison is an amusing writer, all series have there good and bad points.

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Gigi Birmingham?

The narrator who reads all the other books in the series..Marquette Gavin.

Do you think Rachel Morgan: The Hollows (6) - Where Demons Dare needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

I hope so as the series hasn't finished!!

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  • H. Griffiths
  • 08-23-20

Brilliant story bad narrator

The narrator for this book made no attempt to keep the audience on board. Completely different pronunciations for names and places and made the main character sound like a whinny child.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 04-18-20

Great story, prefer the other narrator

The story is brilliant but I didn’t like this narrator. She said the names and words different to the previous one, I found it very distracting and the random music bits to the parts she found needed it were irritating.. I’ve looked ahead and found the other narrator is carrying on with future books or I would be continuing on in print.

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  • Deborah W.
  • 05-25-19

Horrifying narrator

Iv been listening to all the Rachel morgan books back to back. The stories flow really well, with no massive jumps in time. But this book has just upset the flow of the whole series. The story is good, but the narrator is so annoying it's hard to get past it and pay attention to the content. This is such a change, names are pronounced so differently it's hard to place the characters, the cadence and nuances that characters had were obliterated, as the voices didn't match the characters. Even the pronunciation of the main use of magic was mispronounced. I found my self. Correcting the narrator though out the book.

Very poor choice to change narrator, luckily the next boomk it's back to the usual person. I'm not saying the narrator is bad, just the sudden change throws it all off. Worth listening to to be able to follow the story to the next book.

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  • LB
  • 02-06-19

Another great adventure

Didn’t care for this narrator at all! Glad it’s only this one book. I almost just skipped this book, but sooo glad I powered through it. A real turning point in the series. The story is a must listen. Big surprises & turns for Rachel.
Narrator pronounced names & words differently and Janx’s voice is ear piercing horrific!

Can’t wait to start next book and be back with Marguerite’s characters.

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  • Kathryn
  • 10-03-18

A painful experience

I have previously read all these books, but decided to get them on Audible as well. I was disconcerted at first at the change in narrator but was willing to give her a chance, that is until she started mis-pronouncing pretty much everything! Jenks sounds like Mickey Mouse and ITS LAY LINE NOT LEE LINE for tinks sake! Taking over from an established narrator I would have thought it would have been wise to listen to a previous book to get all the pronunciations right but oh no.. I think she managed to get every name wrong! For the first time I found myself getting impatient with Rachel and remember muttering 'grow up woman' at one point. All in all, a good read, but found it hard to follow the story with the change in narrator.

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  • debra paling
  • 09-22-17

Brilliant

but don't like the change in the story teller, she got words wrong !!!!!! .

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  • Mrs SH
  • 04-21-17

Dreadful narration! story is okay though

I don't understand why this book was produced and narrated by a different person to the first 5 books! This narrator is dreadful, you would have thought someone would have told her to listen to a previous book so she could get the pronunciation right, some of the names she says don't even sound like the same person from the previous books. At one very important part I got totally lost as the way this narrator said the characters name I hadn't recognised it as the same person from a previous book, so I was left wondering why Rachel was so familiar with the character! eventually it dawned on me who the character actually was. I'm forcing my way through this book as I want to keep in touch with the story, but if I wasn't so precious about that I would skip this book and go straight to the next one. All the rest are read by the original narrator so this is the odd one out. INCREDIBLY ANNOYING!!

Unlike many other reviewers here I actually thought the story in this one was okay and interesting in parts, though Kim Harrison dwells way too much on the minutia of Rachel and Ivy's relationship to the point where it's overkill and very boring. It becomes a laboured point!

Finally the musically interludes between chapters, WHAT IS THAT? again makes this book worse.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-13-16

Preferred previous narrator

Gigi Birmingham not as good as previous reader. And why the music? But the story is engaging as usual.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-24-18

why did they change the narrator

love the story but narrator's pronunciation of the name's is so painful. Suffered through this.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-01-20

Pronunciation narrator

What the pixie fudge? Ok sure they had to use a different narrator for whatever reason but she could at least have listened to the previous books to understand how to pronounce words like piscary and ley line. So rubbish definitely a downgrade from the amazing narration we've had so far. Ruined the whole book for me.

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  • Tracey
  • 03-01-20

Narration

This narrator absolutely ruined this book for me. I could not listen to her or that god awful music interlude...what were you thinking.....? Purchased the book old school and read it. if I could give less than 1 star for performance I would.