Audiobook Review: Ill Wind by Rachel Caine/Narrated By Dina Pearlman

Posted July 18, 2013 by Felicia S in 2013 Read, 5 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews / 13 Comments

Audiobook Review: Ill Wind by Rachel Caine/Narrated By Dina PearlmanSource: Library Borrowed, Physical Book Purchase

Format: Audiobook

Ill Wind by Rachel Caine
Narrator: Dina Pearlman
Length: 10 hrs 6 mins

Date Read: July 2013

Genre: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

First in the new Weather Warden series...

Joanne Baldwin is a Weather Warden. Usually, all it takes is a wave of her hand to tame the most violent weather. But now, she's trying to outrun another kind of storm: accusations of corruption and murder. So, she's resorting to the very human tactic of running for her life...

Her only hope is Lewis, the most powerful warden known. Unfortunately, he's stolen not one but three bottles of Djinn-making him the most wanted man on earth. Still, she's racing hard to find him-before the bad weather closes in fast..

More Information:
Publisher: Audible Frontiers, Roc
Series: Weather Warden #1

Also by this author: Glass Houses, Working Stiff, Heat Stroke, Undone, CarniePunk
Also in this series: Heat Stroke

My Thoughts on Audiobook Review: Ill Wind by Rachel Caine/Narrated By Dina Pearlman

Listened/Read for Fun (Library Audiobook/Paper Copy)
Overall Rating: 5.00
Story Rating: 5.00
Character Rating: 5.00

Audio Rating: 4.00 (not part of the overall rating)

First Thought when Finished: Ill Wind by Rachel Caine made me go “Oh my! Why did I wait so long to start reading these!”

Story Thoughts: Confession: Urban Fantasy is always hit/miss with me. I love strong women characters but I also need them to not be totally unidentifiable (they must have quirks and flaws). Ill Wind was right on the money with what I expect out of a very good Urban Fantasy novel. It had action right from the get-go! The story and character building happened as the story progressed instead of being an information dump. It also had heart! I was just really sucked in from beginning to the cliffhanger ending (I didn’t dock Ill Wind for this but I did the next one LOL–you only get one cliffhanger free pass from me)!

Character Thoughts: Ill Wind’s characters ROCKED! Hard core rocked! I immediately felt myself rooting for JoAnne even though I wasn’t sure if she could be saved (OK–as lead of the series I had a pretty good idea but you never know). I loved her fight to do right, her bone-headed ability to turn down the easy fix, and her end struggle! I loved all the boys too: Lewis, Phil, and David. I even liked the Weather Wardens that were on her tail! In other words, the characters totally sold me on this series.

Audio Thoughts:

Narrated By Dina Pearlman / Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins

I have never listened to a book narrated by Dina Pearlman before but I will again in the future. I thought she did a great job with the pacing, emotion, and timing of Ill Wind.

Final Thoughts: I am on board with the Weather Wardens!

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13 responses to “Audiobook Review: Ill Wind by Rachel Caine/Narrated By Dina Pearlman

  1. Squeel!!!!!!!! This was one of the first of three UF series I read one after the other. This was about 4 years ago (keep track of all those numbers!!!!) This series is so freaking special to me!!! I loved the entire thing and you really should keep going!!! I did some serious crying during this series!!! Ugh…

    I suck at commenting from my iPad so I should just give up.. Spectacular review, Chica!!!

  2. I bought this one, like 2 years ago, lol….its still waiting to be downloaded. Geez Im so behind. Great review!!

  3. Ashlee Stalling

    If the weather books are your thing as they are mine then you have to read White Thaw: The Helheim Conspiracy by Paul Mark Tag. Fiction that is about global warming, climate change and conspiracies…It’s really a good read that poses some interesting questions. Something to look into, Tag’s site is, he worked at the Naval Reasearch Lab as well so he’s done the homework. You have also caught my attention with Ill Wind, I don’t do audio books very often but this one I mught have a listen to!

  4. I read the first 6 books many years ago, and now I am buying them myself for a reread. It is a good series, I do hope you will read the rest soon.

  5. Must read this series Felicia! I adore Rachel Caine, so I know her writing style will work for me, and JoAnne just sounds awesome. I read a short story in this world in an anthology a while back and even though I didn’t know the characters or the world, I still loved the story itself so I need to go back and start from the beginning. Glad you loved it!

  6. I love this series. It gets super-crazy near the end (no spoilers, I promise!) but it’s such a WILD ride!! Amazing characters, so creative.

  7. I have been told so many times to read this series it isn’t funny. Now I feel that you are saying the same thing. GAH! You make this sound so good. I know I will love it. You know I love a good UF. Oh and I’m with you! Our heroines MUST have flaws. πŸ™‚

  8. Wow! I have been wanting to try this series as well. I like to see that five star rating despite the cliffie! I am definitely bumping this up in the ole TBR… I am jelly that you are getting through your pile!

  9. UF is my first love I think. But I agree with these ad chicka needs to be identifiable & flawed. Audio may be how I attack this series. Thanks for the heads up.

  10. ooh I loved it when a book does this to you and your kicking yourself for the delay in reading it. I love urban fantasy and you totally have me curious about this one!

  11. 5 stars wow! I put this one on my audio wishlist a few weeks ago after listening to Caine’s Revivialist series. I’ll move it up my TBL stack.

  12. As I already told ya on GR I will just mention something else…I won an audio book πŸ˜€ received it today. But I am all 17 hours! When?