Audio Review: The Good, the Bad and the Undead by Kim Harrison

Posted February 25, 2013 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 0 Comments

Audio Review: The Good, the Bad and the Undead by Kim HarrisonThe Good, the Bad, and the Undead by Kim Harrison
Series: The Hollows #2
Narrator: Marguerite Gavin
Published by Tantor Audio on 12-10-07
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Format: Audiobook
Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
Source: Library
Rating: B
Narration: B

Rachel Morgan is back and in more trouble than ever!

Former bounty hunter Rachel Morgan has it pretty good. She has left the corrupt Inderland Runner Service and started her own independent service. She's survived werewolves, shape-changing demons, bad-hair days, and sharing a church with her vampire roommate, Ivy. She even has a cute (if human) boyfriend-what more could a witch want? But living with a reformed vampire isn't all it's cracked up to be, particularly when your roommate's very bad ex-boyfriend wants her back and wouldn't mind you in the process. And especially when he's six feet of sheer supernatural seduction and you've got a demon mark that makes vampires literally hotter than hell.To save herself and Ivy, Rachel must confront the vampire master-and the dark secrets she's hidden even from herself.


A fish called….Rachel. Rachel is floundering her way through life post IS.

I am really surprised by the amount of humor in this series and we get a lot of it in the opening scene where Rachel is on her current job; to steal back a fish, a were team’s mascot.

Rachel is learning that being on her own is not all rainbows. She’s still dealing with Ivy’s weird vampire emotions; never knowing if Ivy is going to kill her or vein rape her.

Then there’s her consultant work with the FIB, where she’s helping in a serial killer case. But after messing things up on a murder scene Rachel goes from trying to nail Trent as the killer to working with him. Speaking of Trent, we finally learn what he is.

With each book I find myself enjoying the world and characters more. With the exception of Nick, he is just too stupid to live when it comes to summoning demons. But with each summoning I find that I like “Al” and with the events in The Good, the Bad and the Undead we are sure to see more of him.

To sum up The Good, the Bad and the Undead it’s a mix bag of humor, blood and intriguing characters and unique world building.

Narration Note: I’m enjoying Marguerite Gavin’s narration of the books. Although she does make Rachel sound whiny at moments but honesty, Rachel can be a little whiny so it works. Her Jenks is great.


About Marguerite Gavin

Marguerite Gavin is a seasoned theater veteran, a five-time nominee for the prestigious Audie Award, and the winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones and Publishers Weekly awards. Marguerite has been an actor, director, and audiobook narrator for her entire professional career, and has over four hundred titles to her credit.

About Kim Harrison

Kim Harrison, author of the New York Times #1 best selling Hollows series, was born in Detroit and lived most her her life within an easy drive. After gaining her bachelors in the sciences, she moved to South Carolina, where she remained until recently returning to Michigan because she missed the snow. She’s currently working on the Peri Reed Chronicles, and when not at her desk, Kim is most likely to be found landscaping her new/old Victorian home, in the garden, or out on the links.

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I coexist with my husband of 15 years, our 11-year-old son and two chilled cats in the Deep South.

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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