Review – The Outlaw Demon Wails by Kim Harrison

Posted January 17, 2022 by Carole in Reviews / 9 Comments

Review – The Outlaw Demon Wails by Kim HarrisonThe Outlaw Demon Wails by Kim Harrison
Narrator: Gigi Bermingham
Series: The Hollows #6
Published by HarperAudio on February 26, 2008
Genres: Fiction / Fantasy / Urban
Length: 16 hours 28 minutes
Format: Audiobook
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four-stars

To save the lives of her friends, Rachel did the unthinkable: she willingly trafficked in forbidden demon magic. And now her sins are coming home to haunt her.

As Rachel searches for the truth behind a terrifying murder, an even greater menace threatens, for the demon Algaliarept will stop at nothing to claim her, and the discovery of a shocking family secret throws Rachel's entire life into question. If she is ever to live free, Rachel must first walk willingly into the demonic ever-after in search of long-lost ancient knowledge.

But when you dance with demons, you lay your soul on the line...and there are some lines that should never be crossed.

I enjoyed this book! I have been slowly working my way through this series and I am finding that it gets better and better with each book. I hesitated to pick up this audiobook once I noticed that there was a narrator change. I thought that my best move might just be to sit down and read the book and switch back to audiobooks on the next installment. I decided to give it a try and found that the narrator change wasn’t as big of a deal as I had thought it would be. I definitely enjoyed myself with this book.

This story was amazing. We learn so many important things in this book and I found that I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. Rachel can hardly get a break. Demons seem to keep wanting to drag her into their drama and everybody thinks that she is dealing with black magic. Rachel’s mom plays a bigger role in this installment and I really liked what she added to the story. The story was rather exciting and I loved how it kept me guessing.

Gigi Bermingham did a decent job with the narration. The problem is that Marguerite Gavin narrated every other book in the series and her voice is who I think of when I think of Rachel, Ivy, and the rest of the gang. There were a few words and names that were pronounced differently than they have been in the rest of the series and I thought that the voice used for Jenx was annoying. It wasn’t a deal-breaker though. I would listen to her narration work again in the future if she were narrating a different series of books.

I would recommend this series to others. This is a series that does need to be read in order since each book builds on the events in previous installments. I feel like the series gets better and better with each book and I cannot wait to see what happens in the next book.

About Kim Harrison

Kim Harrison is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Hollows series, including Million Dollar Demon, American Demon, and The Witch with No Name. She has also published traditional fantasy under the name Dawn Cook. Kim was born and raised in Michigan and between other projects is currently working on a new Hollows book.

9 responses to “Review – The Outlaw Demon Wails by Kim Harrison

  1. I am really enjoying the series and liked this one. I am glad to see you did too! It’s been so interesting to get to know more about Rachel’s background and just who she is and what she’s capable of.

  2. I read all these in book or ebook. I did a Read-along in 2014 for the series. I like the new series even better, after the original 12 or 13. Rachel does have a hard time catching a break though.

  3. I want to try this author sometime. I’m happy to hear the narrator change didn’t impact your enjoyment. Sometimes that makes a big difference. I’ll look these audios up.

  4. It does annoy me when the narrator on a series changes but I’m glad you enjoyed this anyway. This is an author I’ve been wanting to read. I don’t think I’ve read any negative reviews of her books!