Friday, December 18, 2015

Audiobook Review with Crafts: Curse the Dawn by Karen Chance


Series: Cassandra Palmer #4
Narrator: Cynthia Holloway
14 hrs. 27 min.
Unabridged
Publisher: Tantor Media
Published: 6/30/10
Source: Hoopla/Library
Cassandra Palmer may be the all-powerful Pythia now, but that doesn't mean people have stopped trying to kill her. Most of the supernatural power players don't want independent-minded Cassie as chief clairvoyant---and they'll stop at nothing to see her six feet under. 
The Vampire Senate does support Cassie in her position, but their protection comes with a price: an alliance with the sexy master vampire Mircea, who has claimed Cassie as his own. 
But even the vampires will have trouble keeping Cassie alive now that the self-styled god Apollo, the source of the Pythia's power, has it in for her in a big way. To save her life---and the world---Cassie's going to have to face down her creator once and for all.

My thoughts:

I have been seeing people pick this series back up and I have missed it. I've read the others so I thought it might be time to try it on audio. I was not disappointed and I enjoyed Cynthia Holloway's voice throughout the story. I hope she narrates the rest of the series.

The book felt a bit uneven to me with the high action and then the sudden lulls. It still kept my attention as the others in the series but it doesn't progress too much on the Pythia problem Cassie is having. It does progress but just barely. There is still a love triangle and nothing is terribly clear there by the end of the book either, but small advances were made with both Mircea and Pritkin. Still not sure if there will be a clear winner, but both are alpha males even if the Pythia has no problems courting both.

I give this audio 4 stars. It is another fun addition to the series and I cannot wait to continue it. I seem to always want more after finishing a Cassandra Palmer book and it was no different here. I enjoyed it on audio and may continue it that way with the rest of the books. I recommend it to those who enjoy UF and humor.

The Craftiness: 
I made gifts when I listened to the book. I made 4 wristlets (Caroline by Swoon Patterns). 3 of them are identical and have a drum pattern on the outside. It is silk from a obi. The 3 girls I made them for all play the drums and I thought it was perfect for them. You have no idea how hard it is to find drum fabric. :)

The other one is for someone who loves hearts. I thought I'd do a simple embroidery pattern on the front. I put card and bill holders on the inside (think wallet) of all of them. No, none of them read the blog so they shouldn't know they are getting a wristlet. *evil laugh* :)

The last one was described in my post on Monday. Not my fave but things happen and hopefully someone will love this misfit wristlet. :) Just go HERE if you need to find out more and possibly win the poor unfortunate bag.

24 comments:

  1. What a great idea to make gifts as you listen and wow! I love them!

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    1. Thanks! I seem to get more done that way as well.

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  2. I am amazed at all the wonderful things you create! You area amazing!

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    1. Aw, Thanks Heidi! I've seen your crafts so it means a lot!

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  3. I love, love, love this series! I don't know if I could do the audios though, there's so much to keep track of!
    And the wristlets are amazing, I love them!

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    1. It was so easy to follow along. I was worried too, but it works on audio! And thanks!

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  4. Dang you are awesome crafty. I've still not tried one of her books. They do sound intriguing though!

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    1. Thanks!

      I think you'd like the romantic interests in this series. :)

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  5. The wristlets are adorable, and glad to hear you enjoyed

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  6. Oh hai!

    I sent you a DM via Twitter re: craftiness

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    1. Sent one back. Don't know why Twitter didn't notify me. :-/

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  7. I need to do something like this, usually I listen while cleaning.LOL I haven't tried this author, but love that the narrator was good.

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  8. I'm late late late! I need to read this one and I think I have it in fact. I'm glad it was a good one.

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  9. The crafts are great. I'm sorry to disappoint, but Cynthia Holloway does not continue this series. I was not very happy about the change. The next two books each have different narrators. Neither are bad, but not as good as Holloway, in my opinion.

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  10. How come I missed the blogger creativity gene??!! lol

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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  11. Given this wonderful creations I can certainly understand why audio books appeal to you. 14 and a half hours seems to be an awful long time though. Odd that I have the patience to sit and read this long but not the patience to sit and listen to an audio book for any long than twenty minutes or so before I get, if not exactly bored, restless.

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  12. This is a series that I should pick up one day. I am glad the narrator was so good for you! I wish I was crafty, but sadly I never have been. Great gifts!

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  13. I haven't heard much of the Palmer series but I have seen the covers around. Maybe I'll pick them up during the Kate Daniels and Mercy Thompson series waiting period.
    The wristlets are amazing! Seriously, I don't see anything wrong with your "mistake". They all look incredible. :)

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  14. I agree on the Karen Chance book, lots of action but no solutions. Very exhausing to read. But I will persevere. And you are amazingly creative!

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