Monday, 29 February 2016

Owl and the Japanese Circus - Kristi Charish

Ex-archaeology grad student turned international antiquities thief, Alix—better known now as Owl—has one rule. No supernatural jobs. Ever. Until she crosses paths with Mr. Kurosawa, a red dragon who owns and runs the Japanese Circus Casino in Las Vegas. He insists Owl retrieve an artifact stolen three thousand years ago, and makes her an offer she can’t refuse: he’ll get rid of a pack of vampires that want her dead. A dragon is about the only entity on the planet that can deliver on Owl’s vampire problem – and let’s face it, dragons are known to eat the odd thief.

Owl retraces the steps of Mr. Kurosawa’s ancient thief from Japan to Bali with the help of her best friend, Nadya, and an attractive mercenary. As it turns out though, finding the scroll is the least of her worries. When she figures out one of Mr. Kurosawa’s trusted advisors is orchestrating a plan to use a weapon powerful enough to wipe out a city, things go to hell in a hand basket fast…and Owl has to pick sides.

My thoughts:
Now first there is the whole should I review this differently cos it was an audio book thing...

Let's do that, first up story:

Alix got screwed over and now she hunts for treasures for other people. I am not that happy about that, but I liked her too much to stay mad. If I were to dislike a fault it is the fact that she never listens and rushes in, she is too headstrong and wants to save everyone.

Vampires are after her because of a botched job. A dragon hires her for another. And she does not even likes supernaturals (but it seems that when you dig for treasures you will come across them and your world will never be the same.)

She has a cat for a sidekick, yay.
She has some feelings for this guy.....can't say more.
She has a friend in Japan, and she totally needs good friends because she is trouble.
Oh and she plays way too much Warquest (I forgot the name of the made up game, was it this?), but that was actually fun to hear about.

I liked her, I enjoyed the story.

Now to the narration.
Hmm, what to say. Well the narrator did an excellent job. They really make it or break it for me. She was great and I enjoyed listening to her voice. Sometimes the accents were a bit..hmm, but overall amazing job.

And now I do not know what else to say about the narration...it did make me want to listen to book 2 like this too. But then reading is fun and goes faster ;)

Conclusion.
A great start to this series.

Christy Romano (Narrator), Audible Studios
Audible Audio, 14 hours and 55 minutes
Published December 29th 2015 by Audible Studios (first published January 13th 2015)
The Adventures of Owl #1
urban fantasy


40 comments:

  1. Glad to hear you enjoyed it! I have Kristi stopping by my blog today for an interview about book 2 in the series. :)

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  2. I haven't heard of this series or author before so thanks for putting it on my radar! I'll definitely have to check this out!

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  3. This is a series I really want to try. I keep seeing it around, but I haven't tried it yet. I'm really glad you liked the narration.

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    1. I definitely recommend it, on audio too :D

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  4. I've had this series on my list to try for a while now.

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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  5. So far, the best thing I can say about this Monday is that it's sunny out.

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  6. This is a fun series, but Owl does require a lot of patience.

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  7. I don't do audio books, but glad that you enjoyed this one

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  8. Oh I haven't read this one yet and I have it on my tbr. Glad the audio was good since I may do the rest of the series on audio to catch up.

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  9. I love Owl! And it's so cool to see you do an audiobook review. It's a format I love and I can't do without it now. Hopefully you'll give book two a go too, Owl is always up to something fun.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. I am glad I tried it :D It was fun, but even more fun when I got a new android phone ;)

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  10. Oh! I forgot about this one. I wanted to read it and then never added it to my list. Glad you enjoyed it and that the audio version was pretty good, too.

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  11. I'm glad you had a good time with this one, it was fun! Curious to see what you think of book 2

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    1. Do not worry, they are evil Sobs

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  13. I've heard really great things about this series, so glad to see you're enjoying it as well:)

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  14. I enjoyed the ebook version of this one. Didn't know it came out in audio!! :D

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  15. Glad to hear you liked it, I read the first two books, but have agreed to review the upcoming new audio. I am glad you liked the narration.

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    1. I hope the narrator is the same cos I liked her :)

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  16. Oh I enjoyed this one! Glad you did, too. She is such a magnet for trouble. Lol. I hope you'll like the next book!

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    1. I am glad she always pulls through

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  17. Sounds good - and I do love audiobooks.

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  18. *waves* Forgot to comment. :3

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  19. Oh cool... I have heard great things about this series. Glad to know the narration is good. I'll add the audiobooks to my wish list!

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