Audio Review: Every Which Way But Dead by Kim Harrison

Posted October 11, 2013 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 10 Comments

Audio Review: Every Which Way But Dead by Kim HarrisonEvery Which Way But Dead by Kim Harrison
Series: The Hollows #3
Narrator: Marguerite Gavin
Published by Tantor Audio on 01-02-08
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Format: Audiobook
Length: 16 hrs and 4 mins
Source: Library

Rating: B
Narration: B

There's no witch in Cincinnati tougher, sexier, or more screwed up than bounty hunter Rachel Morgan, who's already put her love life and soul in dire jeopardy through her determined efforts to bring criminal night creatures to justice.

Between "runs," she has her hands full fending off the attentions of her blood-drinking partner, keeping a deadly secret from her backup, and resisting a hot new vamp suitor.

Rachel must also take a stand in the war that's raging in the city's underworld, since she helped put away its former vampire kingpin - and made a deal with a powerful demon to do so that could cost her an eternity of pain, torment, and degradation.

And now her dark "master" is coming to collect his due.

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Rachel, Ivy, Jenks, Kisten, Al and Trent are all back in Every Which Way But Dead.

Rachel is a mess and I love every minute of it. Let’s see when we last saw her, she has received couple of demon marks from Al and she promised to be his familiar if he would help her bring Piscary to justice. So naturally Rachel’s been trying to avoid Al by not going into the Ever After. Oh and she made her boyfriend, Nick her familiar by mistake.

After Rachel scares the crap out of Nick by using him as her familiar he’s been distance which has left Rachel feeling lonely and hurt. But have no fear there’s always other (better IMO) guys around that are both sexy and bad boys. Namely a sexy blonde vamp named Kisten and an elven business man, Trent.

Don’t worry. Rachel Morgan is no Anita Blake. She doesn’t juggle multiple men in her bed. She’s just a witch that’s good at her job as a runner (paranormal bounty hunter) but sucks (no pun intended) in the personal life department.

Rachel works a case and makes her life even more complaint. Will she never learn? If you like your heroines on the witchy side and just a little clueless (in a good way) then check out The Hollows series. It has a bit of everything from witches, pixies, vampires, weres, demons and fae.

I’m continuing to enjoy Gavin’s narration of Rachel and the other characters. Her voice, tone and pacing is perfect for this series. I don’t know that I would enjoy the books more if I read them. This is a series I will experience through audio to the end.


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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10 responses to “Audio Review: Every Which Way But Dead by Kim Harrison

  1. I sound like a broken record, but, maybe one day I’ll finish listening to the first book, I want to feel like everyone does about this series…LOL

    • TheBookNympho

      I liked the 1st book it just had a lot of world building which is usually the case with UF series and the 1st book.

  2. I’m not a huge fan of witches so I’ve been delaying reading this series. I think I picked-up the first book years ago and didn’t especially enjoy it. But then again, a kick ass narrator can make all the difference. Are you diggin’ Marguerite Gavin’s voice?

    • TheBookNympho

      I am. I dare say I don’t know if I would like the books as much if I read them. I’m doing this series on audio all the way.

  3. I love this series. Some books are better than others, but over all it is a great series. I also love listening to it. I think this narrator pulls of the characters great. I love her voice of Al and Jenks the most. “Crap on Toast”

    • TheBookNympho

      Yes. I love both voices. The only voice that had to grow on me was Ivy’s voice. She sounded like a drag queen at first. LOL