Monday, February 25, 2013

Audio Review: The Good, the Bad and the Undead by Kim Harrison

The Good, the Bad, and the Undead 
by Kim Harrison
(The Hollows #2)
Narrated by Marguerite Gavin

Rachel Morgan is back and in more trouble than ever!

Former bounty hunter Rachel Morgan has it pretty good. She has left the corrupt Inderland Runner Service and started her own independent service. She's survived werewolves, shape-changing demons, bad-hair days, and sharing a church with her vampire roommate, Ivy. She even has a cute (if human) boyfriend-what more could a witch want? But living with a reformed vampire isn't all it's cracked up to be, particularly when your roommate's very bad ex-boyfriend wants her back and wouldn't mind you in the process. And especially when he's six feet of sheer supernatural seduction and you've got a demon mark that makes vampires literally hotter than hell.To save herself and Ivy, Rachel must confront the vampire master-and the dark secrets she's hidden even from herself.

A fish called....Rachel. Rachel is floundering her way through life post IS.

I am really surprised by the amount of humor in this series and we get a lot of it in the opening scene where Rachel is on her current job; to steal back a fish, a were team's mascot.

Rachel is learning that being on her own is not all rainbows. She's still dealing with Ivy's weird vampire emotions; never knowing if Ivy is going to kill her or vein rape her.

Then there's her consultant work with the FIB, where she's helping in a serial killer case. But after messing things up on a murder scene Rachel goes from trying to nail Trent as the killer to working with him. Speaking of Trent, we finally learn what he is.

With each book I find myself enjoying the world and characters more. With the exception of Nick, he is just too stupid to live when it comes to summoning demons. But with each summoning I find that I like "Al" and with the events in The Good, the Bad and the Undead we are sure to see more of him.

To sum up The Good, the Bad and the Undead it's a mix bag of humor, blood and intriguing characters and unique world building.

Narration Note: I'm enjoying Marguerite Gavin's narration of the books. Although she does make Rachel sound whiny at moments but honesty, Rachel can be a little whiny so it works. Her Jenks is great.


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