The Undoing by Shelly Laurenston
Narrator: Johanna Parker
Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
Date Read: April 2016
Genre: PNR, Romance
A risk worth taking…
No one would ever accuse Jace Berisha of having an easy life—considering her husband…you know…killed her. But that was then! Now she fights for mighty Viking gods with the spectacular and vicious Crows. But things are turning very bad, very quickly because a vengeful, ancient goddess has come into the world with just one thing on her mind—ending it. And the only way they can hope to stop her is if the Crows join forces with their one-time enemies, the Protectors. A Viking Clan created to do nothing but kill every Crow they see. Thankfully, Protector Ski Eriksen is a peace loving kind of guy. Because the woman he is desperately trying to get close to is the beautiful and not-very-chatty Jace. Battling Nordic clans? Unkillable goddesses? Jace’s mean-spirited dog? None of these things would ever get in the way of a true Viking!
Series: Call of Crows #2
Also by this author: The Mane Event, The Unleashing, The Unyielding br> br>
Also in this series: The Unleashing, The Unyielding
Listened for Review (Tantor)
Overall Rating: 4.50
Story Rating: 4.50
Character Rating: 4.50
Audio Rating: 4.00 (not part of the overall rating)
NOTE: Despite my long time taking to listen to The Undoing–it is probably in my top 5 of the year so far!
First Thought when Finished: The Undoing was funny, action-packed, sassy, and romantic! In other words, Classic Shelly L!
Quick Thoughts: One of the best things I love about Shelly is her ability to write a Paranormal Romance that reads a bit more like an Urban Fantasy. She gets the grit and massive character scale balanced just right with the main couple in the story. She doesn’t let the side characters over shadow the couple and that takes some pretty darn good balancing skills. In this case, Ski and Jace were the focus. I loved their romance. It was perfect for them since they are both a little unconventional. It was sweet in a weird way and just the right pace. I loved seeing The Crows and the new guys were an awesome addition (specifically Bear). I look forward to the next story! I don’t even care who the couple is as long as we can have more of Jace’s (view spoiler)!
Narrated By Johanna Parker / Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
I love me some Johanna Parker. She manages to make large casts seem like no problem at all and in this case that included men/women/accents/dogs! She really does a great job with this and pretty much hits it out of the park. I would recommend this on audio!
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