Audiobook Review: Written in Red by Anne Bishop

Posted April 16, 2014 by Felicia S in 2014 Read, 4.50 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews / 13 Comments

Audiobook Review: Written in Red by Anne BishopSource: Gift

Format: Audiobook

Written in Red by Anne Bishop
Narrator: Alexandra Harris
Length: 18 hrs and 32 mins

Date Read: March 2014

Genre: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

No one creates realms like New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop. Now in a thrilling new fantasy series, enter a world inhabited by the Others, unearthly entities—vampires and shape-shifters among them—who rule the Earth and whose prey are humans.

As a cassandra sangue, or blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut—a gift that feels more like a curse. Meg’s Controller keeps her enslaved so he can have full access to her visions. But when she escapes, the only safe place Meg can hide is at the Lakeside Courtyard—a business district operated by the Others.

Shape-shifter Simon Wolfgard is reluctant to hire the stranger who inquires about the Human Liaison job. First, he senses she’s keeping a secret, and second, she doesn’t smell like human prey. Yet a stronger instinct propels him to give Meg the job. And when he learns the truth about Meg and that she’s wanted by the government, he’ll have to decide if she’s worth the fight between humans and the Others that will surely follow.

More Information:
Publisher: NAL, Penguin Audio
Series: The Others #1

Also by this author: Murder of Crows, Vision in Silver, Marked in Flesh
Also in this series: Murder of Crows, Vision in Silver, Marked in Flesh

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 🙂

Listened for Fun (Borrowed from a Friend)
Overall Rating: 4.50
Story Rating: 4.50
Character Rating: 4.50

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

First Thought when Finished: Written in Red by Anne Bishop was downright awesome! Read IT!

Read It File It: Meg is freaking awesome! She is one of the most compelling leading characters that I have read in awhile. She has innocence, gumption, and also a brutal past. I don’t know how Anne managed to wrap those 3 traits in one person but she did. The story was engaging, the world was different and interesting, and the other characters were a perfect match for Meg. Did I already say that you should just read it?

Audio Thoughts:

Narrated by: Alexandra Harris/Length: 18 hrs and 32 mins

Alexandra did an excellent job with Written in Red. I really enjoyed her narration, style, and pacing. She is going on my list of good narrators.

Final Thought: If you like Urban Fantasy then you should check out Written in Red.


FTC Disclosure


Overall Rating
4.5 / 5
Story Rating
4.5 / 5
Character Rating
4.5 / 5
Narrator Rating
4 / 5
Felicia S
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13 responses to “Audiobook Review: Written in Red by Anne Bishop

  1. You are starting lots of new series. But I guess that’s what happens when you a reading machine ;D Loving the “File It” Bites.

  2. Krista

    I sadly didn’t love this one as much as everyone else did. Too much package sorting and not enough action for me. But I can’t wait to see Simon realize that he is in love.

  3. Agreed! Loved this one and the narrator does a bang up job. The world building and characters are just awesome. I loved book two just as much!

  4. I love, love, love this series. I read the books, but couple of weeks back I got the audiobooks. I haven’t listened to them, but they are there waiting for me. My precious. 🙂