Audio Review: Black Magic Sanction by Kim Harrison

Posted April 14, 2014 by Jennifer in Book Review | , | 4 Comments

Audio Review: Black Magic Sanction by Kim HarrisonBlack Magic Sanction by Kim Harrison
Series: The Hollows #8
Narrator: Marguerite Gavin
Published by HarperAudio on 02-23-10
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Format: Audiobook
Length: 19 hrs and 6 mins
Source: Library
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Rachel Morgan has fought and hunted vampires, werewolves, banshees, demons, and other supernatural dangers as both witch and bounty hunter - and lived to tell the tale. But she's never faced off against her own kind...until now. Denounced and shunned for dealing with demons and black magic, her best hope is life imprisonment - at worst, a forced lobotomy and genetic slavery. Only her enemies are strong enough to help her win her freedom, but trust comes hard when it hinges on the unscrupulous tycoon Trent Kalamack, the demon Algaliarept, and an ex-boyfriend turned thief.

It takes a witch to catch a witch, but survival bears a heavy price.

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Since this is the 8th book in the series this will be a fast break down review so I can start listening to Pale Demon ASAP.

First Impression:

Much better than the last book, White Witch, Black Curse. And is my favorite book to date.

Favorite Line/Quote:

“Could you be of the mind to let me go?”

“Sorry.” I said dropping my hands from his shoulders.

“No. I meant a little lower.”

I flushed red. “I’m working on that,” I said embarrassed. But it was kind of nice doing the nasty with a witch. Where I didn’t have to explain myself. Biology was grand. Male witches were not as well endowed as humans. and to make up for it we girls had a couple of extra muscles that didn’t let go right away. I didn’t have control over it, actually. And the saying was that the better the sex, the longer it took. Right now it seemed like it might be a while.

Witch on witch sex sounds freaky and a little fun. Go Rachel!

The Narration:

Marguerite Gavin is Rachel Morgan. NO ONE can replace her. I’ve enjoyed Gavin’s narration so much I’m going to try some other series she narrates.

What I liked:

Lots of Al!

Kim Harrison made me cry, I’m not heartless after all.

What I didn’t like:

UGH. Nick.

Kim Harrison made me cry. Yes this is in the What I liked. But damn it I was sad over the reason I cried. SNIFF

Will I continue this series:

Already have Pale Demon downloaded 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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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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4 responses to “Audio Review: Black Magic Sanction by Kim Harrison

  1. This was the second time she made me cry, and few authors have done that. I can’t wait for you to be completely caught up. The most recent book is my favorite in the series so far. I think you will be able to read the final book with all the rest of us. 🙂