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An Easy Death

Narrated by: Barbara Barnes
Series: Gunnie Rose, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From the number one New York Times best-selling author of the Sookie Stackhouse series and the inspiration behind HBO's True Blood comes an electrifying new thriller centered on a young gunslinging mercenary, Lizbeth Rose.

Set in a fractured United States, in the southwestern country now known as Texoma, this is a world where magic is acknowledged but mistrusted. Battered by a run across the border to Mexico, gunslinger Lizbeth Rose takes a job offer from a pair of Russian wizards. 

She may be young, but Gunnie Rose has acquired a fearsome reputation and the wizards are at a desperate crossroads, even if they won't admit it. They're searching frantically to locate the only man whose blood they believe can save their tsar's life.

As the trio journey through an altered America, they're set upon by enemies. It's clear that a powerful force does not want them to succeed in their mission. Lizbeth Rose is a gunnie who has never failed a client, but her oath will test all of her skills and resolve to get them all out alive.

The Dark Tower meets True Blood in this gritty and wildly entertaining tale of Gunnie Rose. A woman fighting unimaginable odds to keep her people alive after the disintegration of America, this is a surefire hit for fans of The Walking Dead or Westworld.

©2018 Charlaine Harris (P)2018 Hachette Audio UK

Critic Reviews

"'Immersive, involving, suspenseful, and intriguing, with a main character you'll love." (Lee Child)

Praise for Charlaine Harris: "Harris has a remarkable talent for world building." (Booklist)

"Will leave readers enthralled. [A] fascinating setting and a heroine who's sure to be a new fan favorite." (Publishers' Weekly)

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  • Kel
  • 01-08-2019

Terrible narration

Unfortunately I found this a terrible story to listen to! I haven’t read the book, so can’t comment if the punctuation is the cause for the terrible narration or if that is how Barbara Barnes always sounds.
It seemed like she was pausing in the wrong parts of sentences, her emphasis was on the wrong words and there is a complete lack of excitement in her voice for the majority of the story.
So disappointed

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  • Tania
  • 05-10-2018

Disappointed

Normally I love Charlaine Harris books. Tried to explain to a girlfriend what the book was about and she goes wow that sounds boring. I have to admit I was bored and nearly didn't finish it. Only finished it because I was cross stitching and I could put it on 3 speed. Maybe it is just because I have been listening to some fantastic books. Lets just say nothing really exciting happened for me. But someone else may love it.

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  • lynsey Patina
  • 05-10-2018

Good Stories but not so great narration

I think this series has promise, but the narration is very difficult to endure. We are very spoiled with such amazing voice actors that I have become very picky.
On a brighter note the book itself which I have read is a great start to what I hope will be another fantastic series by Ms Harris.

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  • CB
  • 08-10-2018

Interesting but...

I think this would be a great new series but it was ruined by the flattest narration I`ve ever heard. I will happily buy the rest of the series... provided it is read by someone else. Who has a grasp of timing, pace, emotion and interpretation. It was a little like listening to a robot. The story was, in spite of this, good, the characters well set up. Such a shame.

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  • Hannah
  • 08-12-2019

Excellent Book

I really liked the book and look forward to listening to the next instalment. I wasn’t so keen on the narration. It’s very dead pan throughout and I found myself being taken out of the story at times. I would recommend the book although.

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  • John O'Neill
  • 10-10-2018

ANOTHER EXCELLENT STORY

I still prefer Midnight Crossroad probably because of the excellent Sookie Stackhouse series and I feel that I would have enjoyed this more if Johanna Parker was narrating. Nevertheless it was still up to Charlaine Harris’ very high standard story telling. I enjoyed it very much :-)