ReRead Audiobook Review: Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews

Posted January 27, 2015 by Felicia S in 2015 Read, 3.75 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews / 20 Comments

ReRead Audiobook Review: Magic Bites by Ilona AndrewsSource: Audiobook Purchase

Format: Audiobook
Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews
Narrator: Renée Raudman
Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins

Date Read: January 2015

Genre: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

Kate Daniels is a down-on-her-luck mercenary who makes her living cleaning up paranormal problems. Atlanta has two factions struggling for power. Masters of the Dead are necromancers who control vampires. The Pack are a paramilitary clan of shapechangers. When Kate's guardian is killed, she is caught between.

More Information:
Publisher: Ace, Tantor
Series: Kate Daniels #1

Also by this author: Magic Bites, On the Edge, Bayou Moon, Fate's Edge, Burn for Me
Also in this series: Magic Bites, Magic Burns, Magic Strikes, Magic Mourns, Magic Bleeds

Re-Read Review


Listened for Fun (Audible)
Original Thoughts: March 18, 2013
Overall Rating: 3.75
Story Rating: 3.50
Character Rating: 4.00

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

NOTE: I listened to this book to prep for #ArmchairAudies and Gunmetal Magic. This used the same narrator though and I liked her.

First Thought When Finished:The last half of Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews really hooked me and now I see why everyone raves about this series.

Story Talk: I am one of the last people I know to get to this series so my review could be “what she said” 🙂 However, I want to say that I loved the action, the emotion, and the world of Kate Daniels. The first of the story took me a bit to get into but by the end I was in the mood for more. I see why everyone loves this series.

Character Talk: Kate was AWESOME! I love her brass, sass, and her being a little unusual looking. I like that she isn’t a beauty queen and she is quite OK with it. I am still warming up to Curran but I am sure I will get there. Overall,the characters hooked me and I can’t wait to read more.

Audiobook Talk:

Narrated by Renée Raudman / Running Time of 9 hrs and 6 mins

This is the first book that I have listened too by Renee but it won’t be my last. I enjoyed her emotions, pacing, and most of her voices. Curran’s voice is the only one that I am still getting used too. All of the other voices I think she nailed! I would recommend this series in audio format.


Final Thought: Great beginning for a new to me series. I am glad that I am finally knocking some things off my TBR.


ReListen Thoughts Jan 10 2015


ReListen Thoughts: Overall I pretty much feel the same way. I am glad I relistened as it was a good refresher of the characters. Now I am on to book 2! If it rocks then I will continue the series 🙂



FTC Disclosure


Story Rating
3.5 / 5
Character Rating
4 / 5
Narrator Rating
5 / 5
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20 responses to “ReRead Audiobook Review: Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews

  1. Better late than never!! And I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled (for real this time) for your thoughts on Magic Burns b/c it’s gonna hook you *nods emphatically* It will. Just wait 😀

    ALSO–I can’t remember if I already said this (and I’m not even sure how long you’ve had the new look), but regardless, I love it.

  2. I’m binging on these audiobooks. I started last week with this book and yesterday I finished audiobook #5. I’m on a roll baby!!
    I love the books, but I think I like the audiobooks a bit more. Renee Raudman does an awesome job.

    • I had only read this one before this year (and since that was 2012 I had to reread). I am now all caught up and counting down to the next one. I LOVED THE WORLD!

  3. I liked book 2 more than the this one, though I haven’t managed to read them all yet. I have them all (except maybe the most recent one) so soon!

  4. I remember thinking this was just OK but interesting enough to continue, Oh boy! I so freaking glad I stuck around. The hours of entertainment these listens have brought me are priceless! Every book after this one has made my top ten, and I hope it continues just as strong. Renee Raudman was nominated for Audie a few years back with ones of this narrations. I was so glad that finally the professionals took notice 🙂

    • I am glad I decided to give the rest of them a try! I finished all of them last week and now I am waiting for the next ones. They were a great combo of words, narration, and action 🙂

  5. I am half way through the audio right now and it is just starting to pick up. There was a lot to absorb with the characters and world, but now it is hitting its stride. This is my second book by this narrator, and I like her overall but her male voices need work.

    • I finished all of them last week. The narration gets better each book and the story really is good starting book 2. They were so good! This was my least favorite 🙂