Audio Review: Eye of the Tempest by Nicole Peeler

Posted June 12, 2013 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 5 Comments

Audio Review: Eye of the Tempest by Nicole PeelerEye of the Tempest by Nicole Peeler
Series: Jane True #4
Narrator: Khristine Hvam
Published by Tanor Media on 06-03-13
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Format: Audiobook
Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
Rating: B-
Narration: A

Nothing says "home" like being attacked by humans with very large guns, as Jane and Anyan discover when they arrive in Rockabill. These are professionals, brought in to kill, and they bring Anyan down before either Jane or the barghest can react. Seeing Anyan fall awakens a terrible power within Jane, and she nearly destroys herself taking out their attackers. Jane wakes, weeks later, to discover that she's not the only thing that's been stirring. Something underneath Rockabill is coming to life: something ancient, something powerful, and something that just might destroy the world.Jane and her friends must act, striking out on a quest that only Jane can finish. For whatever lurks beneath the Old Sow must be stopped . . . and Jane's just the halfling for the job.


The Rant/Spoiler:

I’m starting this review with a small rant and spoiler and it can be summed up with … cock blocking.

[learn_more caption=”SPOILER”]I mean how many times can Peeler stop Jane and Anyan from doing the deed? That part where his dick was knocking on her vagina and Blondie popped in. GRRRR! And then she goes and makes him a dog for 80% of the book. I guess that was better than having more people walking in on them. When they finally get around to it, it better be fucking amazing! [/learn_more]
The Plot:

Eye of the Tempest was a little on the weird side. It felt like a bridge book; connecting the previous book and the next book. It’s a turning point in Jane’s life and I think it sets the tone for the rest of the series.

The weird part is the octopus-like creature that is hiding under Rockabill that has a powerful connection with Jane. Blondie is around a lot in this installment to help Jane with her inner and outer journey in becoming the champion. Actually most of the book is about Jane, Blondie and the creature. Definitely a different feel from the other books. But I felt like it was necessary in order to have a few questions answered even if it only made other questions pop up.

The Series:

Even though Eye of the Tempest had a very different feel to it and it was not my favorite in the series, Jane True is still going strong in my heart and I’m a little nervous for the next two books. I’ve heard they have some tough moments. But when there looks to be a supe war in the gang’s every near future that is to be expected.

The Romance:

Now that it looks like Jane and Anyan might be moving to having a future together I can’t wait to see how that part of the story ends. And NO MORE COCK BLOCKING!!

The Narration:

I was so freaking excited when I found out that Khristine Hvam was narrating the rest of the series. She has breathed new life into the Jane True series. Peeler’s writing is great but the narration for books 1 -3 was not letting it shine. But the team of Hvam and Peeler is the right fit for bring Jane and crew to live for audio listeners.


About Khristine Hvam

Khristine studied acting for the theater and film and soon discovered a love of voice over. You can hear her in various TV and Radio commercials, video games, animated series, and most notably in over 100 audio book titles. Khristine has been honored with several Audie nominations and in the summer of 2012 earned her first Audie Award in the fantasy category for her performance of Lani Taylor’s “Daughter of Smoke and Bone.” This year she is thrilled to announce three more Audie nominations!

“I sort of tripped and fell into the world of voice over and audio books and it’s been the best fall yet. I’ve discovered a real passion for this medium of acting, and consider myself very fortunate to be able to do it.” -K.Hvam

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