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.
Publisher: Ace, Tantor
Series: Kate Daniels #1
Also by this author: Magic Bites, On the Edge, Bayou Moon, Fate's Edge, Burn for Me br> br>
Also in this series: Magic Bites, Magic Burns, Magic Strikes, Magic Mourns, Magic Bleeds
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.
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 🙂
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