Narrator: Susannah Jones

The Voodoo Killings by Kristi Charish

Posted May 20, 2016 by Jennifer in Book Review | , , , | 2 Comments

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The Voodoo Killings by Kristi CharishThe Voodoo Killings by Kristi Charish
Narrator: Susannah Jones
Published by Vintage Canada, Audible on May 10th 2016
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Format: Audiobook, Paperback
Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
Source: Publisher
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four-stars

For starters, she's only 27. Then there's the fact that she lives in rain-soaked Seattle, which is not exactly Haiti. And she's broke. With raising zombies outlawed throughout the continental USA, Kincaid has to eke out a living running seances for university students with more money than brains who are desperate for guitar lessons with the ghost of a Seattle grunge rocker--who happens to be Kincaid's on-again, off-again roommate.

Then a stray zombie turns up outside her neighbourhood bar: Cameron Wight, an up-and-coming visual artist with no recollection of how he died or who raised him. Not only is it dangerous for Kincaid to be caught with an unauthorized zombie, she soon realizes he's tied to a spate of murders: someone is targeting the zombies and voodoo practitioners in Seattle's infamous Underground City, a paranormal hub. When the police refuse to investigate, the City's oldest and foremost zombie asks Kincaid to help. Raising ghosts and zombies is one thing, but finding a murderer? She's broke, but she's not stupid.

And then she becomes the target...As the saying goes, when it rains it pours, especially in Seattle.

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I started reading The Voodoo Killings and because of finals week at school and work I wasn’t able to devour it in one night like I wanted to. My reading time just wasn’t my own and I hated having to put the book down each night. I took it with me on a road trip to my sister-in-law’s house in hopes that I would get to finish it but again, I had to talk to people instead of reading. LOL Then I saw it was released on audio so I requested it and was able to listen to the rest of the book on my drive back home (9-hour drive) and it was fantastic!

The Voodoo Killings is a great mix of paranormal and mystery. The title made me think it would be set in New Orleans, but nope it’s set in Seattle. Kincaid is a fun and sassy heroine and her ghost roommate Nate is a great partner in crime. I loved their relationship.

I switched between the print and audio, both were great but the audio kept me listening past my bedtime. Susannah Jones made Kincaid jump off the page. She performed Kincaid how I imaged her in my head when I was reading the print version.

I read/listen to a lot of paranormal books so some of the storylines and supernatural creatures get a little stale but Kristi’s supernatural world she built in The Voodoo Killings was fresh and unique. I can’t wait to find out what happens to Kincaid Strange and the other cast of characters next!

I look forward to experiencing more by Kristi Charish and Susannah Jones. I really hope they team up again for the next Kincaid Strange story.

If you’re looking for a great twist on zombies, ghouls and ghost you should give Kristi Charish’s The Voodoo Killings a try and I highly recommend it in print or audio.

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

About Susannah Jones

As an actress, I recently won Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy at the LA Webfest for the web series, Plant. I also played Miranda in The Tempest with the Portland Shakespeare Project this past summer and will be playing the leading role of Ralphie and Randy’s mother in the national tour of A Christmas Story-The Musical this holiday season. Other credits include work with Texas Shakespeare Festival, Stageworks/Hudson, Hudson Stage Company, New Georges, Marvell Repertory Theatre, et al.

As a professional actress with classical training from the prestigious Tisch School of Drama, I have a great understanding both of vocal performance and characterization. With thirty titles under my belt, I’ve recorded a range of books from mad-cap romance to memoirs about such serious subjects as traumatic brain injury and abortion. With consistently stellar reviews on Audible.com as well as numerous Audiobook review sites including Audiogals, After Dark Book Lovers and All About Romance, you can rely on me to bring life to the words on the page with sensitivity to the genre and zeal for the subject matter.

About Kristi Charish

I’m Kristi, the author of OWL AND THE JAPANESE CIRCUS (Jan 13th, 2015, Simon & Schuster Canada/Pocket Books US), an urban fantasy about Ex-archaeology grad student turned international antiquities thief, Alix— better known now as Owl—a modern-day “Indiana Jane” who reluctantly navigates the hidden supernatural world.

I write what I love; adventure heavy stories featuring strong, savvy female protagonists, pop culture, and the occasional RPG fantasy game thrown in the mix. The second instalment, OWL AND THE CITY OF ANGELS, is scheduled for release Jan 2016. My second series, KINCAID STRANGE (Random House Canada), about a Seattle voodoo practitioner who rooms with the ghost of late grunge rockstar, Nathan Cade, will be out May 2016.

Besides writing I’m also a scientist. I have a BSc and MSc from Simon Fraser University in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry and a PhD in Zoology from the University of British Columbia. My specialties are genetics, cell biology, and molecular biology, all of which I draw upon in my writing.

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

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