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Pointless

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-10-2020

The narrator did a good job but this was such a disappointment & found the story pointless. It was not scary & even suspenseful. We never get the full story of why Brant & Davy are at conflict, without this I found the story lacking a massive part of the information that would have made this more engaging. Most of the actions in the story seem pointless, they are never given a real reason as to why they have occurred. Towards the end Claire starts 'speaking' with her teenage self 'Silverfish'. This came out of no where & made no sense at all. This would have been better added right from the start or left out completely. Even the story line of Alison seemed disjointed & served no purpose. I stopped & started listening to this so many times & took so long to finish even though its only 7hrs as at no point did this ever grab me & want to finish it. **SPOILER** What was the point having the Claire as the protagonist only to be killed off at the end. This seemed like such a cheap ploy of a 'twist'.

Better than I expected

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-2020

Despite being so intrigued by the story I was so hesitant due to the negative reviews & a lot of people saying the same things like the women being spoken down to by their husbands. But I enjoyed this more than I thought I would. This is set in the 90s & where women are house wives who are always so polite, put their husbands, house holds & children before even themselves & what they want, even if they are right. This is not how I grew up so was an adjustment to be in that world. So many times I just wanted to scream at Patricia to be more firm. But for this life it made sense. Patty was a persistent character despite all the hurdles & knock downs she took, and thats what I liked about her so much & the spine she had developed by the very end. A great story about the monster next door & to pay attention & not ignore those nagging feelings thats something is not right. Grady Hendrix always paints such an amazing story & characters the only thing that turns me off his writing is the constant use of the word SAID. There was a time SAID WAS DEAD, not so much any more & I don't think Grady ever got that memo. There should be a limit on how many times an author can use that word. For me it takes away from the feel & emotion of dialogue between characters when so many other words can be used to help convey how a character is feeling or severity of what they are wanting to say. This is the 2nd story of Grady's I have listened to & this was also the only negative I had for that other book.

Boring.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-09-2020

This was really disappointing. There was no build up or climax. The story was stagnate & nothing really seemed to happen. A lot of the story Jade is going thru the trials to gain her power & memories. The scenes didnt seem to bring anything really new or seem to move the story forward & then you get to the end & I was like is that it.... I found the narrator was so slow, I was listening at speed 1.5 - 1.7.

LOL

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-09-2020

Story moves pretty quickly. Laughed out loud at so many parts. Quiet an interesting town with many secrets just waiting to be discovered.

Too long

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-09-2020

This was too long, with so much useless stuff that could have been cut out & still would have had a fast paced great story. Major changes & betrayal happen to Kara & new allies are made & she learns more about the demon realm & demons themselves & what it may mean to them during a summons. Need a break before getting next in series.

Love this series

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-08-2020

I have already read all 3 books in the series & love them & was so excited to find on audible so can listen to it on the go. The narrators did a great job. I love Paige & all her guys, specially her 'pet' Ezra. Ohhh Ezra. But I do hate that it ends on such a cliff hanger >_<. Contains RH & M/M themes.A quick fun listen.

Meh

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-08-2020

This did not do anything for me. I was really excited by all the positive reviews but didn't grab me. I kept listening hoping I could get into it, but never happened. I did finish it though. Didn't like the story, wasn't fussed on the narrator, clearly Im missing something with this one.

Meh..

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-07-2020

I couldn't stay focused while listening to this & found my mind wandering all the way through. The story just didn't grab my attention. I really wish this series was read by a different narrator. As this is a spin off series to the Nava Katz series, a lot of the same language , terms & even slang is used & being read by the same narrator doesn't give the characters their own voice seperate from Nava Katz's world. Hollie Jackson has a very distinctive voice & that makes it hard for me to seperate different book series where she is the narrator. Quite a few times through out this I was taken out of the Jezebel world & right back into Nava Katz's. I have listened to other series by authors with spinoff series & they have used the same narrator, but the narrator has changed up their voice, attitude of the characters or the way they have read each series to change it up so you know they are different worlds.

Has potential

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-07-2020

It's important to have read 'The beginners guide to necromancy" before reading this or the main characters past & the way she reacts to certain people & things wont make sense. I did enjoy this but did seem a little bit slow. But was good to get to know Hadley's past a lot more & what may have also driven her actions in 'TBGTN' series. Now things are being set in place Im looking forward for the next book on where Hadley & Midas's story goes.

Great boxset

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-2020

Great to have all 4 books together. Started strong but was disappointed in the last instalment. There was a subplot that just didn't seem to go anywhere instead a plot out of nowhere was added, some of the characters reactions seemed lack luster & some of the fight scenes seem too short. But did like the overall arc of the stories & Stacey Glemboski did I great narration.