Friday, February 19, 2016

Audiobook Review: Bitter Spirits by Jenn Bennett


Series: Roaring Twenties #1
Narrator: Amy Landon
Unabridged
10 hrs. 35 min.
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Published: 5/14/14
Source: Hoopla/Library
Aida Palmer performs a spirit medium show onstage at Chinatown's illustrious Gris-Gris speakeasy. However, her ability to summon (and expel) the dead is more than just an act.Winter Magnusson is a notorious bootlegger who's more comfortable with guns than ghosts. Unfortunately for him, he's the recent target of a malevolent hex that renders him a magnet for hauntings. After Aida's supernatural assistance is enlisted to banish the ghosts, her spirit-chilled aura heats up as the charming bootlegger casts a different sort of spell on her.On the hunt for the curseworker responsible for the hex, Aida and Winter become drunk on passion. And the closer they become, the more they realize they have ghosts of their own to exorcise...
My thoughts:

I love Jenn Bennett's other series, Arcadia Bell and with other bloggers I follow said that they loved this one too (I didn't doubt it at all), I knew I had to dive in... and soon. Finally I got to this one and I loved every bit of it. I also have to say that Amy Landon's narration was so very good. Often I have to listen a while before I get used to it, but there was no problems with that here. While Winter's voice was still different in my head, her version of it didn't distract me from mine. :D Ah the voices in our heads. At least they tale a good story. ;)

The plot is full of twists in the mystery revolving around Winter and I didn't guess who was behind it even though I had my suspicions when we first met that character (no worries, I won't reveal who). The romance was sweet, sometimes frustrating and very hot. Yes, I did... like most PNR/UF books want to kick the male lead in the arse from time to time, but he did redeem himself in the end. I loved Aida from the beginning and I totally loved her independence. She was no shrinking flower but still felt vulnerable enough that I found myself worrying about her character.

I give this book 4 1/2 stars. I really enjoy this author's works and she has become one of my favorites. I cannot wait to get into the other 2 books in this series and I think I may have to do it on audio as well.

33 comments:

  1. I love everything she writes. It's always unique and fun.

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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  2. Loving the sound of Aida, not so much her male counterpart.

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  3. I have heard so many good things about this series

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  4. I had to giggle about the voices in our heads thing, so true! Glad you liked this, I really did as well.

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  5. I liked this one too and I am not sure why I havent' finishe the series. You reminded to get after it.

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    1. Finish it! :) Unfortunately, my library doesn't have the 3rd. I don't know why.

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  6. I've never listened to an audiobook before, but this sounds exciting! So glad you enjoyed it!

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    1. If you try it, do something. A lot of us just can't sit and listen to it. Often if I have a trip I do it then or when I craft.

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  7. I looove this book so I definitely want to do a re-read with the audio. Glad you enjoyed it so much, Melissa!

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    1. Oh nice. I think you'll love it. I can't wait to get to the next book.

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  8. Glad that it had a great plot and you liked the romance! 4.5 stars, awesome!

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  9. Ms. Braine of Talk Supe goes on and on about Jenn Bennett's books, but I've only ever read her lone YA novel. I have to check them out at some point. :D

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    1. I LOVE her work. Arcadia Bell series just rocks!

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  10. Oh happy dance..I am so glad this was good on audio. I loved the book..and you just reminded me I have book three, and need to read it!! Have a great weekend Melissa!

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    1. Oh nice. I cannot wait to get to the second book. It was so good on audio.

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  11. Oh yes I also really enjoyed this one! Plus the period, the characters and all! so much fun!

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  12. Ahhh good to hear! I've been having an urge for a 20s book recently and do have this one on the shelves. I'll have to grab it up :)

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  13. The characters sounds great. happy it turned out good.

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  14. I really enjoyed the other series of hers that I read -- haven't read this one yet but it sounds like I need to!

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    1. Arcadia Bell? I loved that one! You so need to dive into this one!

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  15. Yayyy!!!

    My only thing is I wish there were more books, there's only three. I love the Chinese myth in the background, so refreshing to read

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  16. Oh. It's on audio! That's awesome. I want to try this series and I love the twists and mystery that's here. :) Thank you!

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    1. I have access to the first 2 but not the third so if getting it at the library... be warned. :)

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  17. I haven't read anything by her but I want to. One day maybe. Great review! and sorry this comment is so late-my email is a TBR pile all on its own!

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