Audio Review: Two Weeks’ Notice by Rachel Caine

Posted July 17, 2013 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 3 Comments

Audio Review: Two Weeks’ Notice by Rachel CaineTwo Weeks' Notice by Rachel Caine
Series: Revivalist #2
Narrator: Julia Whelan
Published by Penguin Audio on 05-20-13
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Format: Audiobook
Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
Source: Purchased
Amazon | Goodreads

Story Rating: B+
Narration Rating: B

After dying and being revived with the experimental drug Returne, Bryn Davis is theoretically free to live her unlife - with regular doses to keep her going. But Bryn knows that the government has every intention of keeping a tight lid on Pharmadene's life-altering discovery, no matter the cost. Thankfully, some things have changed for the better; her job at the rechristened Davis Funeral Home is keeping her busy and her fragile romance with Patrick McCallister is blossoming - thanks in part to their combined efforts in forming a support group for Returne addicts. But when some of the group members suddenly disappear, Bryn wonders if the government is methodically removing a threat to their security, or if some unknown enemy has decided to run the zombies into the ground.

 

Zombies SciFi

First Thought:
Oh Snap! Bryn 2.0 is going to be very interesting.

Issue(s) I Had:
I don’t understand why the revived people are being called Returne addicts. Addicts are people who can (if they choose to) stop doing something like drinking or drugs. But the revived NEED the Returne drug or they die. It’s like calling me an oxygen addict. I don’t get it.

The Story:
Bryn is now working for the government in order to get her doses of Returne to stay “fresh”. But little does the government know, she has her own private supplier. The crazy ex-FBI mad scientist, Manny is trying to tweak Returne so that Bryn and the revived do not have to get their supply from the government.

While Bryn works her first assignment for the government she is trying to find her sister, Annie that was also killed and revived in Working Stiff. But Bryn is not alone; Joe is still working for Bryn at the funeral home and doubling as her back/bodyguard. And Bryn’s would be lover Patrick is sticking around to help.

Speaking of Patrick, a part of his past comes back to bite everyone on the ass this time around.

While the gang tries to work out the mystery and keep Bryn “alive” they find themselves getting into a much big and darker conspiracy than they ever thought was possible.

Narration:
The narration is not the best but still very enjoyable. Whelan does a great job with Bryn and her male voices are believable.

Final Thought:
A whole can of worms was opened at the end of Two Weeks’ Notice so it leaves me thinking that the Terminated, the 3rd book in the trilogy will have to be fast paced to get us to a conclusion.

 

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[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]http://i1313.photobucket.com/albums/t550/nocreads/buttonresize_zpsed01d6e0.png[/author_image] [author_info]Jennifer aka The Book Nympho is the owner and operator. When I’m not reading a book, I’m listening to one. I love Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and I’m dipping my toe into other romance subgenres like Contemporary and M/M. From time to time I get in the mood for more smutty reads so I also read erotica.[/author_info] [/author]

 

About Rachel Caine

Rachel Caine is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 45 novels to date, and many short stories, including fantasy, urban fantasy, science fiction, young adult fiction, mystery, thriller, and horror. Her notable series include The Morganville Vampires, Weather Warden, Revivalist, Red Letter Days, and Outcast Season novels. She graduated from Socorro High School in El Paso, Texas, and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Her first short story was published in 1990, and her first novel in 1991.

After a long career in business (including working as an office manager, payroll manager, insurance investigator, web designer, graphic designer, and corporate communications executive) she began writing full time in 2009.

She and her husband, artist R. Cat Conrad, live and work in Fort Worth, Texas.

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My name is Jennifer (not Jen!) and I live in the South. I coexist with my husband of 15 years, our 11-year-old son and two cats. I'm finishing my BA in English this Spring (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not touch anything labeled "classic" but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my courses. While I hated to read growing up I am now avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction with my favorite (at least to date) genres include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly paranormal from authors I read in the adult genre but I'm explaining after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in my college courses).
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3 responses to “Audio Review: Two Weeks’ Notice by Rachel Caine

  1. Lauren

    Noticed that you aren’t that enthusiatiac about the narration. I read the first as an ebook do you recommend reading or listening?

    • TheBookNympho

      I enjoyed the narration. She’s not my fave narrator but I’m heard much worse.

      I would listen to the 3rd book if I didn’t have a printed ARC of it. 😉

  2. Another series that I need to read… As soon as I’m done reading for Stomp vs Romp I’m going full tilt on the UF because I’m on PNR overload right now. Only one more good to go… I CAN DO IT!!

    PS Damn you for making me switch sides!