Audio Review: White Witch, Black Curse by Kim Harrison

Posted February 26, 2014 by Jennifer in Book Review | , | 5 Comments

Audio Review: White Witch, Black Curse by Kim HarrisonWhite Witch, Black Curse by Kim Harrison
Series: The Hollows #7
Narrator: Marguerite Gavin
Published by HarperAudio on 02-24-09
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 576
Format: Audiobook
Length: 18 hrs and 33 mins
Source: Purchased
Audio | Goodreads

Some wounds take time to heal . . . and some scars never fade.Rachel Morgan, kick-ass witch and bounty hunter, has taken her fair share of hits, and has broken lines she swore she would never cross. But when her lover was murdered, it left a deeper wound than Rachel ever imagined, and now she won't rest until his death is solved . . . and avenged. Whatever the cost.Yet the road to hell is paved with good intentions, and when a new predator moves to the apex of the Inderlander food chain, Rachel's past comes back to haunt her.Literally.

Just in case you have not noticed this is the 7th book in the series. So there WILL BE series SPOILER below.

First Impression:

If it wasn’t for the last quarter of the book it would have gotten a C- rating.

Favorite Line/Quote:

“But he’s Rachel Candy!”

“Five trolls in a dra-a-a-a-ag,’ the four-inch man sang from my shoulder. ‘Four purple condoms, three French ticklers, two horny vamps and a succubus in the snow.” 

“…Everyone had to eat, but eating people wasn’t polite.”  

The Narration:

I’m so glad that Marguerite Gavin is back as the narrator!!! She is Rachel Morgan. NO ONE can replace her.

What I liked: (SPOILER ahead)

That last part of the book really brought it around for me. After reading For a Few More Demons I was not blown away by Kisten’s dead. But after Rachel relives that night on his boat I got it. It was very sad and sweet at the same time. I never really got Kisten as a character but after finding out he did what he did to save Rachel and Ivy I wish we got a little more time with him.  Those last few chapters dealing with the returned memory and how the book ended was the best part.

What I didn’t like:

7 books in and I’m still not an Ivy fan. I’m sick of the push and pull of her and Rachel’s relationship. I just want her to either become undead already or for one of them to move out.

Not enough Al and Trent.

Will I continue this series:

I’m in the middle of it so yeah. Unless the series take a crappy turn I’m sticking with it to the end. In fact I can’t wait to check out the next audio book, Black Magic Sanction from the library.


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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5 responses to “Audio Review: White Witch, Black Curse by Kim Harrison

  1. I have never been an Ivy fan. There was just too much angst there. I did love Kisten, and miss him. Definitely need more Trent and I think today’s release is going to make me a happy Trent fan! I heard that the series switched out narrator’s and a lot of people were upset by that. When I read this I hadn’t even gotten to e-books so I didn’t try the audio. Glad it came around to the right voice!

    • TheBookNympho

      Marguerite Gavin has narrated all the books but 1. But that’s all it took for me to be glad she returned. The other narrator got on my nerves.

  2. IMO the series only gets better. I was also getting tired of Rachel and Ivy’s relationship, but the dynamic changed somewhere (it’s been too long, I can’t remember where), and it stopped being so damned awkward.

    And Kisten never really did it for me either. After this book, I did like him more and for the same reasons you did, but it was obvious to me that Kisten was an owned man. Doesn’t matter if it’s not his fault–Rachel was never going to come first for him. Until she did.