Audio Review: Three Days to Dead by Kelly Meding

Posted June 15, 2012 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 3 Comments

Audio Review: Three Days to Dead by Kelly MedingThree Days to Dead by Kelly Meding
Series: Dreg City #1
Narrator: Xe Sands
Published by Tanor Media on June 1st 2011
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Format: Audiobook
They'll never see her coming. . . . When Evangeline Stone wakes up naked and bruised on a cold slab at the morgue in a strangers body, with no memory of who she is and how she got there her troubles are only just beginning. Before that night she and the two other members of her Triad were the city's star bounty hunters, mercilessly cleansing the city of the murderous creatures living in the shadows, from vampires to shape-shifters to trolls. Then something terrible happened that not only cost all three of them their lives but also convinced the city's other Hunters that Evy was a traitor and she can't even remember what it was.Now she's a fugitive, piecing together her memory, trying to deal some serious justice and discovering that she has only three days to solve her own murder before the reincarnation spell wears off. Because in three days Evy will die again but this time theres no second chance. . . .

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I’ve had the Dreg City Series on my TBR list for a while now and since I’ve been on an Urban Fantasy kick I decided to finally start it.

I totally love the world that Meding has built. Even though it’s paranormal and I’ve read many books with some of the same kind of creatures, I was not bored. Meding introduced different creatures in her world that I’ve heard of but not read and the why she described them were fantastic. You get vampires but you also get spirits, trolls, gargoyles and gremlins that talk like Yoda. Not to mention the fact that Evangeline (Evie) is brought back to life in a different body. That is totally new to me.

Evie is still her, just in someone else’s body. She has all her old memories save the ones that lead up to her death. Her uber sexy boss, Wyatt brings her back hoping that she will remember who killed her and the knowledge that is needed to help stop a war that is brewing in the supe world.

As Evie works to help Wyatt with the fight and remembering her last days, she finds herself on an emotional roller coaster.

Three Days to Dead is a great start to a dark Urban Fantasy series that has just enough sexual tense and romance. Evie is a kick ass heroine and I can’t wait to start As Lie the Dead, the second book in the series.

Narration Note: Xe Sands does an awesome job with the narration. It’s hard to find a female narrator that does a great job with the male characters but Xe has a great smokey voice that works for both female and male.



About Xe Sands

Award-winning narrator known for credible characterizations and an intimate delivery with more than a decade of experience bringing stories to life through narration, performance, and visual art. I believe an authentic performance demands authentic connection to the text and subtext.

Beyond professional narration, I have a passion for poetry and short/micro independent fiction, and can frequently be found perusing the Poetry Foundation archives for upcoming Going Public pieces.

About Kelly Meding

Kelly Meding, urbanfantasy author and dabbler in tales of the paranormal.

Books 1-4 in the Dreg City Series, THREE DAYS TO DEAD, AS LIE THE DEAD, and ANOTHER KIND OF DEAD, WRONG SIDE OF DEAD, are now available from Bantam Books in digital and mass-market paperback formats. Book 5, REQUIEM FOR THE DEAD, will release September 16 in digital format only.

Book 1 and 2 in the Metawars superhero series,TRANCE and CHANGELING, are available from Pocket books in digital and mass-market paperback formats. Book 3, TEMPEST, is available digitally only, with book 4, CHIMERA, releasing digitally November 11. 2013.

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After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.

While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).
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3 responses to “Audio Review: Three Days to Dead by Kelly Meding

  1. Yay! So glad you enjoyed it. I agree, Kelly Meding does a fantastic job with her descriptions and drags you right in.
    I’m so glad you enjoyed Xe Sands performance too, I thought she was great.

  2. Glad to hear that you enjoyed this one. It’s been on my TBR list forever too. One of these days… I noticed that you bought PJ’s new adjective icons set. I was tempted, let me tell you. Still am. Hehe