Friday, 12 April 2019

Audio: In a badger way - Shelley Laurenston


Narrated by: Charlotte Kane
Series: Honey Badger Chronicles Series, Book 2
Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release date: 03-26-19
Publisher: Tantor Audio
PNR


My Thoughts
Honestly, there is only one way to describe this book and that is crazy! It is on a hell of a ride. A roller coaster filled with madness and fun.

Stevie is smart, like crazy smart, could win every Novel prize there is smart. She also suffer from depression and anxiety. And she is really scared of bears. Which makes it hard living among bear shifters. I like Stevie, she feels like a lost puppy (make that kitty) at times. She is fun, strange and when she decides something then that is it.

And she has her eyes on Shen. Ha, omg this guy was awesome. He is a giant panda and he is nice, cos pandas are nice. Calm and loves hanging upside down eating bamboo. Who can blame Stevie for setting her eyes on him! And she is also not afraid oh him, cos hello, panda, the sweetest of bears.

Ok, that sounds normal, well it is not. She has two sisters. They are all crazy. Max keeps trying to capture a stray cat. Charlie bakes all day. Their father is a crook and so is the rest of the family. Max is probably a sociopath. They enjoy getting into fights and gets into a LOT of fights. Stevie has shift into a godzilla like honey badger since she is a hybrid. Someone out there is killing hybrids. Stevie is on the case. More ass kicking. More craziness. *deep breath* It never ends, craziness ahoy!

I did like book 1 more, because even though this one was funny, it felt at times, maybe she was trying too hard to always be funny. But hey, it still works for me. 

Final thought
I love the absurdness of it all!

Narration
She has her work cut out for her. Non stop craziness and people beating the shit out of each other. But she did great and kept up the tempo and still, most importantly, made these characters fun and likable.

The voices for men and women worked well and they had their own distinct voices. This really is one for audio so you can breath in all the craziness 


Blurb:
Petite, kind, brilliant, and young, Stevie is nothing like the usual women bodyguard Shen Li is interested in. Even more surprising, the youngest of the lethal, ball-busting, and beautiful MacKilligan sisters is terrified of bears. But she’s not terrified of pandas. She loves pandas. 

Which means that whether Shen wants her to or not, she simply won’t stop cuddling him. He isn’t some stuffed Giant Panda, ya know! He is a Giant Panda shifter. He deserves respect and personal space. Something that little hybrid is completely ignoring.

But Stevie has a way of finding trouble. Like going undercover to take down a scientist experimenting on other shifters. For what, Shen doesn’t want to know, but they’d better find out. And fast. Stevie might be the least violent of the honey badger sisters, but she’s the most dangerous to Shen’s peace of mind. Because she has absolutely no idea how much trouble they’re in . . . or just how damn adorable she is.


29 comments:

  1. I read a novella by her, and it was crazy and funny! First time I read anything by this author, but I'd like to read more and I like the sound of this one. I'm off to find out if it's at my library. Great review! :)

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  2. OmG I feel like I would fall this hero! And he's one of my fave animals?? :D I must read this.

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  3. I thought this first book was hilarious. Excited to get the second from the library!

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    1. The first book was so funny :D ANd yes the craziness continues

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  4. OMG so many thoughts running through my head as I was reading this review. Stevie sounds like a really annoying idealistic protag but then I'm like, holy shit, giant panda shifters?! That's awesome! And then I read about all of them beating the shit out of each other and couldn't help but think Kungfu Panda, which I'm sure is all wrong for this novel, lol.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. Lol, well, I would rather say that they are like cray tomcats that are fighting each other all the time and Shen is..not a fighter. He is like that Ferdinand the bull

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  5. panda shifters is an interesting take

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  6. This was my first book by her. This is going to sound terrible, but I couldn't get into it. It was funny and I liked the sisters and Shen, but I thought it got into the crazy antics more than a plot. I'll have to try again later and see if I do better.

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    1. Oh there is only cray antics! I think one have to read book to get into things and even then I felt there was too much here

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  7. Its been a while since I've read her and wow you can just about turn anything into a shifter LOL

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  8. It's an author I heard about but I haven't tried any of her books

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    1. They are strange lol. Can't say about the rest though

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  9. Scared of bears but living among bear shifters. lol This sounds great.

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  10. This one does sound a bit out there. I do want to read more of this author's work and hope to give this series a try. Glad you enjoyed it!

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  11. I was wondering why there is a panda on this cover lol. Sounds different!

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  12. I had a great time with this book. The characters are a bit over-the-top, but I find it fun. There are times where she might have tried too hard, but that's okay too. It was fun and made me laugh and that's really all I cared about. :-)

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart

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    1. She did try to hard at times, but I forgive, because it is so damn insane :D and fun

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  13. I'm glad you ended up liking this one. I just couldn't get into it. I was more annoyed that laughing. Oh well!

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    1. AT times I felt that I was on the border between those two, but I always stayed on funny

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