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My friends on Audible.com have been telling me to get this for ages, so I was really pleased when I at last found it in this weeks new releases. This is, as the title says a Jane Yellowrock/Walker Papers Crossover, set in an alternate universe closer to Jane's New Orleans but still startlingly different. Jane soon finds herself in a magical power struggle that could never happen in her own world. I can't say much without spoiling this short story but you do need to have read up to at least book three in the Jane Yellowrock series, to avoid major spoilers for that book.
Unfortunately Audible UK doesn't have C.E. Murphy's series at the time of writing my review but it has been recommended to me by other Faith Hunter fans in the States and after reading this book I can understand why. I'd definitely listen to this again and will be putting in a content request for C.E. Murphy's series.
The narrators are two of my favorites Khristine Hvam is very well known, having narrated all the Jane Yellowrock series and The Chronicles Of Elantra, which is another favorite of mine. Her acting is impeccable and she will always be in my top five. Gabra Zackerman did a great job with Mercedes Lackey's tales of the 500 kingdoms. While she doesn't quite have the presence of Hvam, she has a really pleasant way of telling a tale and is able to bring to life the soul of her characters.
My only complaint is that not knowing the Walker Papers, it took me a little while to get into the story and because of this I would have liked it to be a bit longer. If I'd read the Walker Papers and didn't need to play catch up with the character, I expect I would have given it a 5 and the reviews on Audible.com are similarly positive.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Although I have read everything available for Jane Yellowrock and absolutely adore the books,
Audible UK does not supply any Joanne Walker books which means I had no emotional connection towards Joanne which affected my enjoyment of this story.
Khristine Hvam is an excellent narrator for the Yellowrock series and continued her good work but Gabra Zackman seemed disconnected with very little emotional connection. I'm not too sure that Khristine and Gabra were in the same studio to feed off each others narration.
The story does explain the coyote broach Jane has in her jewellery box.
The story is OK but not brilliant. I might feel more invested in the joint exercise if I was able to read the Joanne Walker Papers.
I've listened to this book at
least eight times and always laughed and enjoyed the story and narration. Great cross over story. would love more like this.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Would you listen to Easy Pickings again? Why?
Yes, I loved it, two of my favorites together,wish there was more.....
What was one of the most memorable moments of Easy Pickings?
I loved the whole thing, could not pick just one.
Which scene was your favorite?
Again I could not pick just one.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes, and I did.
Any additional comments?
I just really want more of these two together.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful