Audiobook Review: Visions by Kelley Armstrong

Posted October 10, 2014 by Felicia S in 2014 Read, 4.00 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews / 13 Comments

Audiobook Review: Visions by Kelley ArmstrongSource: Audiobook Review, Provided by Penguin Audio

Format: Audiobook

Visions by Kelley Armstrong
Narrator: Carine Montbertrand, Mozhan Marno
Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins

Date Read: September 2014

Genre: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

As number one New York Times best-selling author Kelley Armstrong's new Cainsville series continues, Olivia's power to read omens leads to the discovery of a gruesome crime with troubling connections to her new hometown.

Omens, the first installment in Kelley Armstrong's exciting new series, introduced Olivia Taylor-Jones, daughter of notorious serial killers, and Gabriel Walsh, the self-serving, morally ambiguous lawyer who became her unlikely ally. Together, they chased down a devious killer and partially cleared her parents of their horrifying crimes. Their success, however, is short-lived. While Olivia takes refuge in the old, secluded town of Cainsville, Gabriel's past mistakes have come to light, creating a rift between the pair just when she needs his help the most.

Olivia finds a dead woman in her car, dressed to look like her, but the body vanishes before anyone else sees it. Olivia's convinced it's another omen, a sign of impending danger. But then she learns that a troubled young woman went missing just days ago - the same woman Olivia found dead in her car. Someone has gone to great lengths to kill and leave this young woman as a warning. But why? And what role has her new home played in this disturbing murder?

Olivia's effort to uncover the truth places her in the crosshairs of old and powerful forces, forces that have their own agenda, and closely guarded secrets they don't want revealed.

More Information:
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Series: Cainsville #2

Also by this author: Omens, Bitten, Deceptions
Also in this series: Omens, Deceptions


Read It File It Review

JUST A NOTE: Read It File It is for books that I have read that I need to keep track of. The reviews will be super short (think tweet longer length) but will serve the purpose of getting the books into UBB for tracking purposes πŸ™‚

Listened for Review (Penguin)
Overall Rating: 4.00
Story Rating: 4.25
Character Rating: 3.75

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

Read It File It (short review): Visions by Kelley Armstrong is the 2nd in the Cainsville series and I really dig this world. This series combines my favorite genres: Mystery and Urban Fantasy. Overall, I am still enjoying the mystery more than the characters but they are growing on me as the story moves forward. They mystery in Visions was fantastic: twisty, forked, and something that made me put on my Sherlock hat. I love when mysteries pull me in like that because I feel like I am part of the story. I am really curious about the next book in the series and will be counting down!

Audio Thoughts:

Narrated By Carine Montbertrand, Mozhan Marno / Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins

I thought Carine and Mozhan did a fantastic job with the narration. They had great pacing and their voices worked well together. I will continue this series on audio!


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Overall Rating
4 / 5
Story Rating
4 / 5
Character Rating
4 / 5
Narrator Rating
4 / 5
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13 responses to “Audiobook Review: Visions by Kelley Armstrong

  1. I am glad to hear you liked this one so much. WOMEN OF THE OTHERWORLD was one of my favorite UF series, so of course I jumped on OMENS when it first came out, and . . . meh. But I like Armstrong enough to not give up immediately, AND I’ve since found out about the prequel, so I have higher hopes for book 2 πŸ˜‰

    • I am not sold on the characters yet but I like the mystery part. Oddly enough, if I don’t like the characters after the next one I will probably drop the series. Strong mysteries will only get me so far.

  2. I liked this second installment WAY more than the first one. I wish I could listen to more of Armstrong’s books, but alas they are never available via Audible. Such a piss off!! And, it’s doubly bad because there are two narrators. Why they make a CANADIAN author’s titles so difficult to get in CANADA I’ll never know. Nice review!

  3. I’m reading this story now. I thought I about doing the audio, but when I tried to listen to a sample I didn’t get a good vibe from it. I’m glad you liked it, maybe I’ll try the audio for the next book. Samples can be so hard sometimes to tell if you’re going to like with just a few minutes of narration. I don’t even remember what I didn’t like about the sample. LOL.

    • I will say this about the narrators: one is stronger than the other. I felt the same way in the first book. So if you listened to a snippet and the one was narrating it might have been a little off-putting. As with most audiobooks, I tend to fall into a narrator after a period even if I didn’t initially love them. Though I just recently quit a series on audio (after listening to the first 5) because the narrator blew chunks in book 6 (I didn’t actually write that in my review) πŸ™‚