Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Audio: Grave Ransom - Kalayna Price

Grave witch Alex Craft is no stranger to the dead talking. She raises shades, works with ghosts, and is dating Death himself. But the dead walking? That's not supposed to happen. And yet reanimated corpses are committing crimes across Nekros City. Alex's investigation leads her deep into a web of sinister magic. When Briar Darque of the Magical Crimes Investigation Bureau gets involved, Alex finds herself with an unexpected ally of sorts. But as the dead continue to rise and wreak havoc on the living, can she get to the soul of the matter in time? 

Audio CD, 9 h
Published October 3rd 2017 by Tantor Audio (first published July 4th 2017)
Alex Craft #5
Urban fantasy
I received this title for free in exchange for an unbiased review.

My thoughts:
My memory was a bit shaky. It was 1,5 years since I read book 4. My memory was shaky in that review too as the space between book 3 and 4 was 3 years. And that is why you have reviews! I also never felt lost for a second, the author is good at that.

I used to be so Team Death, quite sad, it seemed the time between book 3 and 4 changed that, and now again it changed. He is just so distant, and he is obviously dead. Not the best boyfriend material. Sorry girlfriend but you can do better *coughs Faelan coughs*.

Alex is a grave witch, she can speak with the dead, she can raise their shades. She know things about the dead that others do not. She is also Fae and learning about her new abilities. But she is not equipped to deal with zombies or what on earth are crawling around Necro at the moment.

Luckily she has friends, a distant boyfriend *hmpf* and a pesky agent that wants her help. She may not be physically kick-ass but she can do other things. And I like that, her powers leaves her so depleted that she goes blind. Not that that is a good thing! But it makes her human *wink wink*. 

Conclusion:
I enjoyed this adventure and I am hungry for more.

Narrator Emily Durante
I think it was a good thing there was some time between my last visit to this world. Because after 4 books in print and then suddenly one in audio, well I might have had my own idea of her voice. But like it was now, Emily's voice is Alex and she does her well, and everyone else too. Though Death did sound very grim, oh the puns keep rolling off me today.

It was also my first audio UF and I like it. It works really well.

Listen to a sample


28 comments:

  1. Yes I really like this series as well!

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  2. I have heard good things about this series. I need to pick it up! But you switched teams?? Oh no!

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  3. Wow that's quite a feat for an author to not make you feel left out with that long between novels. I love the cover. Thanks for sharing your thoughts

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    1. I do understand why it was some time between novels, and I am glad it still worked

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  4. Is that love triangley?

    Sounds like an action packed series. Too bad such a long wait between books though.

    For What It's Worth

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    1. Nope. She is dating Death. She used to hook up with the other guy

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  5. I've been wanting to try this series. Hm... I may have to do all of these on audio if I can find them. Hello, library? ;D

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  6. This sounds like a good series.

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  7. It sounds like a good series to wait until there are a few in since the waits are so long, but yes, thank goodness for review notes to prompt you. :) I like the sound of the series with her brand of magic and the inclusion of the other paranormals.
    I find that I have trouble once in a while if I begin a series in writing and switch to audio. But if the narrator is good, I get used to them and all is fine. :)

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    1. What on earth would I do without those!

      I totally get that. One series I started on audio, then read a print and it was SO wrong. SO I went back to audio, lol

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  8. I think I missed this one. I need to see if Tantor can send me this one. I do love this series. I enjoy the narration too. Thanks for reminding me.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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  9. Sometimes having some time between books is good. Except for what I just read. Too much time

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    1. Too much here too, but the author had some personal things going on

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  10. She's another author I really need to read.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. She is good. I feel like UF is dying out somehow...or changing more like it

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  11. This is a series that I need to start reading. It sounds great!

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  12. Great when the narrator nails a character, does make a difference even if the book is good.

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  13. Yikes! Are reanimated corpses another term for zombies? Zombies and I definitely do not get along. (lol) I can tell you really enjoy this series! Hugs...RO

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    1. Well...I mean yes they are dead so in that aspect they are zombies. But at the same time not since they are almost alive

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  14. I've heard really good things about this series, and clearly they are in audio format ... #tbr/listen

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