Friday, March 13, 2015

Audiobook Review: Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews


Series: Kate Daniels #5
Unabridged
13 hrs. 17 min.
Narrator: Reneé Raudman
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Published: 6/8/11
Source: Hoopla via library
Plagued by a war between magic and technology, Atlanta has never been so deadly. Good thing Kate Daniels is on the job. 
Kate Daniels may have quit the Order of Merciful Aid, but she’s still knee-deep in paranormal problems. Or she would be if she could get someone to hire her. Starting her own business has been more challenging than she thought it would be—now that the Order is disparaging her good name, and many potential clients are afraid of getting on the bad side of the Beast Lord, who just happens to be Kate’s mate. 
So when Atlanta’s premier Master of the Dead calls to ask for help with a vampire on the loose, Kate leaps at the chance of some paying work. Turns out this is not an isolated incident, and Kate needs to get to the bottom of it—fast, or the city and everyone dear to her might pay the ultimate price.
My thoughts:

Okay, I'm guessing you are reading this because you want to know if I liked the book. Um... seriously?? DUH! I loved the book! My only complaint isn't really a complaint but more a question. How can the beast lord be such an ass and yet still make me root for him? Yes, I still want Kate to occasionally kick said ass (and she does) but I think it is because he eventually sees things Kate's way. That doesn't mean he agrees with everything but at the very least acknowledges her right to be so wrong. LOL

There were several storylines within this book and I was not confused at all. I enjoyed every minute of it. I also love the twist with Julie (even though I was biting my nails about it). I can't wait for the next book and in fact, I have the next one (which is really a full length novella) waiting for me to get to it. YES! Unfortunately this is the last my library has (okay my real complaint) and yes, I begged them to get more of this series in. I want to do it all on audio. Reneé Raudman is my voice for Kate and she is one female narrator who does male voices well.

I give this book 4 1/2 stars and recommend the series to every adult on the planet. This is a must read series and I can't wait to read/listen more!

21 comments:

  1. I so love this series but I haven't tried the audiobooks, maybe I should!

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  2. I really want to re-read this series through audiobook as I've heard the experience is wonderful. I'm so glad you're enjoying this, though, Melissa--it's one of my favorite series and I'm thrilled you've discovered it. Wonderful review, dear!

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  3. LOL the Beast Lord really can have his moments. Heh

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  4. I NEED TO GET CAUGHT UP ON THIS SERIES. I've fallen inexcusably behind and that must change. I want more Kate and Curran time, even if Curran is a bit of an ass in this one ;-) So glad you loved it Melissa!

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    1. Yes, you do need to catch up! You are missing so much Curran arse kicking! LOL

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  5. Haha "recommend the series to every adult on the planet." :D Me too! I'm so embarrassingly behind, but I'm doing all my catchup on audio because UF is just so fun to listen to in the car. :-)

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  6. I don't think there will ever be a day when I don't see a review for a book by ILonda Andrews. I have to read something by her to join the fanclub! Lovely review Melissa :)

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  7. ahh bummer your library doesn't have the next. did you try overdrive? I am just finished book three and I am eager to start book four. Curran is complicated isn't he!

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    1. Yep. :( The main library does Overdrive and then they have the addition of Hoopla (where they had these). Might have to read *gasp* the next book.

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  8. Another adult series I haven't started that I need to. Glad the audio is good because I THINK spring is going to finally show up and I'll need some books to listen to while I do my Spring cleaning!

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  9. I am glad you are discovering and loving this series. It is just so good!

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  10. Yep, yep, and more yep!! The next couple of books are utterly amazing. So glad you are loving, too!

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  11. LOL! I knew you'd love Curran. :D And several of the other men too. Such an amazing series. :)

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  12. YES, YES, YES..I loved this one too Melissa.

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