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Poor story; plot twists are contrived to make the story go where the author wants it to the just come out of the blue instead of flowing with the narrative. The bits that were meant to be funny were not, generally just a poor book. Another I won't be listening to again. the narrator's voice is high pitched and the accent is awful.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I was intrigued with the premise of a demon slayer coming of age with a Harley Davidson riding grandma and a talking dog - sounds like fun yes? Well it probably is for some but for me the 'heroine' did nothing but whine in a very very annoying way and grandmas voice - well I have NEVER heard an older woman talk like that - whats with the quavery voice and the shrill manner urgh Even the dog sounded shrill and stupid. When the love interest kicked in that was enough for me. Sorry - returned it and wont be picking up book 2
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
If you could sum up The Accidental Demon Slayer in three words, what would they be?
Utterly, completely fantastic
Who was your favorite character and why?
Lizzie because of her conflicted feelings, her squeamishness and her bravery.
What about Tavia Gilbert’s performance did you like?
There is not a portion of Ms Gilbert's performance that I didn't like. Her ability to give voice to the conflicted Lizzie, from her reaction to that which is gross to her inner arguments, to her elation during her intimate moments with Dimitir... just a great performance. My only question would be "is that what a greek accent really sounds like?" only because the accent given to Dimitri sounded more Mary-Poppin-english than sexy Greek griffin, but that is certainly just me and not at all a distraction from Tavia Gilbert's performance.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
"Moved"? Well, that is tough to narrow as this book is more a comedy than a moving story. Maybe it would be Lizzie's final decision to remain a demon slayer -- not that I thought for a moment she would "give up" her powers and her grandma and Dimitri, but the inner discussion was touching.
Any additional comments?
I am certain I wouldn't have read this book as entertainly well as Tavia Gilbert did and that makes all of the difference. I volunteered to listen to Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox in exchange for an honest review through Audiobook Jukebox. I thought I was getting two birds with one stone, as I had this book already on my to-read list before volunteering to listen to it. What I didn't expect was to be thoroughly entertained and now anxiously awaiting the release of the next Demon Slayer books in audio version.
Lizzie is a mild mannered, likes-to-overplan, preschool teacher with a rising Demon Slayer self awaiting her 30th birthday. Lo and behold, her world starts to unravel as she prepares to prepare for her self-planned birthday celebration. In a mere hour, her long lost grandma shows up, she is battling supernatural creatures and she begins to hear her little doggie talk to her.
This highly entertaining paranormal romance features a timid woman about to come into her true self, a foul-mouthed too-honest grandma, spicy geriatric bikers witches and a yummy griffin "protector" out to save the human world from a power-hungry fifth level demon. Thanks not only to the words provided by Ms Fox, but also to the voice of Tavia Gilbert, this story was addictive and full of more emotion than I naturally read with -- the emotion that Miss Fox may have intended, but I am sure I would have skimmed.
Nearly nine & a half hours in length, this 300+ page book is just the first in a (as of today) 6-books series. I certainly hope that Ms Gilbert will provide her voice to each installment of the series.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
Wow. This story was so funny i am still laughing. What happens when you are getting ready to out with your friends to celebrate your 30th birthday and along comes your long lost grandma on her "hog". Then tells you that you are a demon slayer. Then in comes a demon standing on your toilet seat trying to kill you. That can ruin your whole day. She then practically drags you out of your house along with your terrier dog who you now can talk too and expects you to get on her Harley and run because the demons are after you. You continue to be attacked get stuck in hole and have to be rescued by a Griffin shifter who says he is your protector. Then get to a biker bar where your grandma's witch coven is at. They are all a bunch of old lady biker types. Thus your new life begins.
This book was a "hoot". It reminded me of a cross between Molly Harper's Half Moon Hollow books and Robyn Peteman's Fashionly Dead series and her Magic and Mayhem.
Loved them. Look forward to reading more.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful