Narrator: Marguerite Gavin
Series: The Hollows #7
Published by HarperAudio on February 24, 2009
Genres: Fiction / Fantasy / Urban
Length: 18 hours 30 minutes
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“The world of the Hollows is fast-moving, funny, harrowing, and scary, and—the greatest compliment to a fantasy—absolutely real.” — New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon
Kim Harrison is a New York Times-bestselling phenomenon, in the superstar pantheon along with Laurel K. Hamilton and Charlaine Harris of Sookie Stackhouse fame. Return to “the Hollows” in White Witch, Black Curse, as tough-as-nails bounty hunter witch Rachel Morgan seeks vengeance for the death of her lover among the creatures of the night. Indeed, Charlaine Harris herself has nothing but praise for Harrison’s peerless protagonist, promising, “You’re going to love this bounty hunter!” White Witch, Black Curse is contemporary dark fantasy at its electrifying best.
I really liked this book! I am quickly discovering that I am enjoying this series more and more with each book I read. Rachel has been through a lot and at this point in the series, I am pretty invested in seeing things work out for her. Unfortunately, it seems that she just can’t catch a break so this was another installment full of excitement that made it hard to step away from the book. I am so glad that I am finally making my way through this incredibly entertaining series.
So Rachel has a few things that she needs to work out in this installment. She is still trying to learn what really happened to Kisten and she is determined to find out what it is that she can’t seem to remember regarding his death. When she hears that Glenn has been injured, she wants to find out what happened to her friend within the FIB. Before you know it she is up against an almost impossible force, a banshee. Throw in more problems with Al, a ghost from her past, and some surprises in her family and there are plenty of things to keep Rachel, Jenks, and Ivy more than a little busy.
I had no idea how Rachel would deal with everything going on in this book. I felt so frustrated for her because she is constantly putting herself at risk to protect others and society seems to want to punish her for her efforts. There were some pretty exciting scenes in this book and Rachel found herself in a heap of trouble more than once. I have a strong feeling that a lot of the things that happened in this installment will have a big impact on future books.
Marguerite Gavin was back to narrate this installment in the series. I have to admit that I was really happy to hear her version of Jenks and the rest of the gang, along with pronunciations that were consistent with the early books in the series after listening to a different narrator for the previous book. I thought that she did a fabulous job with this book and really helped to bring the story to life.
I would recommend this series to others. It is quickly becoming a favorite but I would definitely recommend that it be read in order. This was an exciting story that helped to move the series along and kept me glued to my headphones. I cannot wait to read the next book in the series.
I’m glad you’re enjoying this series. I had a great time with it as well. I really wish that the publisher would have Gavin go back and record that one book she missed. I’m not sure why she didn’t record that one in the first place, probably a scheduling issue, but she is missed. Wonderful review.
I cant remember which series I tried, oops
I agree it seems like Rachel can’t ever catch a break. I read all of these in ebook but I love Marguerite Gavin so if I reread that is a strong possibility. This was the first Read-along I hosted in 2014.
Will check it out. Thanks for sharing.
Kim Harrison is an author I’d like to try. I do get frustrated with characters when the needlessly put themselves at risk, though. Glad to hear you’re enjoying the series more and more with every book, though!
Great review you have here. This is an author I have been tempted to dip into. Good to know these must be read in order as is the case with many series within this genre.
I have been wanting to try this author. Glad to see the series is still going strong.
I agree! This series keeps getting better. I think you will be ahead of me soon in the series. 🙂