Author: Kim Harrison

The Operator by Kim Harrison

Posted January 16, 2017 by Jennifer in Book Review | , | 2 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

The Operator by Kim HarrisonThe Operator by Kim Harrison
Series: The Peri Reed Chronicles #2
Narrator: January LaVoy
Published by Simon & Schuster Audio on November 22nd 2016
Genres: Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy
Format: Audiobook
Source: Publisher
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On-the-run ex-agent Peri Reed returns bigger and bolder than ever in this second highly-anticipated installment in #1 New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison's new suspense trilogy, The Peri Reed Chronicles.

Peri Reed’s job eats her mind, but for a special task agent in hiding, forgetting the past can be a blessing.

Betrayed by the man she thought she loved and the agency who turned her into the very thing she fought against, Peri abandoned the wealth and privilege of Opti for anonymity riddled with memory gaps and self-doubt. But when a highly addictive drug promises to end her dependency on those who’d use her as a tool for their own success, she must choose to remain broken and vulnerable, or return to the above-the-law power and prestige she once left: strong but without will—for whoever holds her next fix, will hold her loyalty.

Yet even now as then, a love based on lies of omission might still save her life.

Kim Harrison always delivers a great ride and The Operator is another keep-your-hands-inside-the-cart ride you will want to be first in line to experience.

So I did a reread of The Drafter via audio before I started The Operator because this series is one that you need to remember the details for, so no you can’t jump into this new series without reading the first book. Don’t even try!

I really enjoyed listening to both (I read The Drafter the first time). January LaVoy does a fantastic job delivering the action and feelings involved in Peri’s world. She managed to keep the pace at the correct speed for the scenes and interjected the perfect tones for each character and their personalities.

The Operator builds upon the storyline from The Drafter and takes many twists and turns. One turn I just knew was going to happen didn’t, which I like because that means I didn’t have the plot figured out within the first three hours of the audio like I do with most books I read/listen. I love it when an author can keep me guessing all the way up to the last word of the book.

I guess you could say The Operator ends on a cliffhanger of sorts. Peri is kind of back to point A when it comes to what future she will choose of herself. If there is only one more book in the series then this “trick” can be overlooked but if this is going to be the usual formula for more books to come I’m not sure I can over look it. But I did highly enjoy the sophomore book in Kim Harrison’s Peri Reed Chronicles so I’ll stick around for a third installment and as long as LaVoy narrates I will visit it on audio.

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.

Review Breakdown
Characters
three-half-stars
Narration (Audio)
four-stars
Overall: four-stars

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Posted April 16, 2016 by Jennifer in Book Review | 1 Comment

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Posted September 4, 2015 by Jennifer in Book Review | 7 Comments

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Posted April 18, 2014 by Jennifer in Book Review | 3 Comments

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