Ill Wind: Weather Warden, Book 1 : Weather Warden

  • by Rachel Caine
  • Narrated by Dina Pearlman
  • Series: Weather Warden
  • 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Joanne Baldwin is a Weather Warden. Usually, all it takes is a wave of her hand to tame the most violent weather. But now, she's trying to outrun another kind of storm: accusations of corruption and murder. So, she's resorting to the very human tactic of running for her life.... Her only hope is Lewis, the most powerful warden known. Unfortunately, he's stolen not one but three bottles of Djinn - making him the most wanted man on earth. Still, she's racing hard to find him - before the bad weather closes in fast.


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Customer Reviews

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Great Start to a new Series

Joanne Baldwin is a weather warden, on the run for a crime she kinda didn't commit and is on the hunt for a djinn the only thing that will save her.
Joanne was easy to like, this is a fun story, with lots of magic, heaps of action and just a hint of mystery thrown into the mix.
No the story is not that complicated, but it doesn't take away from the story it is a perfect choice for an easy listen but one which you want to enjoy.
At times I thought the narration could have been better, getting into the narration of the story was hard at the beginning, thank goodness for a long journey and one where I only had this book with me otherwise I may have missed out.

My advice is stick with it if you are having trouble, the story is engaging and soon takes over.

Anyone who like the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher then this is right up your street.

Give it a go I bet you won't regret it.
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- Mandy

Nothing happens.

I badly wanted to like this, but I couldn't even finish it. I got about halfway through.

Once the novelty wears off from the idea of the weather magic (this happens sooner than you might think) the entire journey boils down to -

Heroine drives. Has a lot of racy thoughts and ideas about every man she sees/thinks about. Some kind of attack happens. Heroine staves off the attack, and continues.

This pattern simply repeats on a loop. The frequency and similar nature of every attack reminded me of being plagued with random encounters in J-RPGs; I began to think of the car journey like Rock Tunnel full of Zubat.

The only thing breaking the monotony is occasional revelations about the past that led her to this point, but they are unsatisfying and repetitive, not giving enough information to make me curious enough to read on. Eventually, the tedium of the repetitive actions, the lack of likeability of the heroine, and the elusive nature of the larger plot combined to overwhelm my curiosity and made me put it down.

Audible kindly refunded my purchase of the other books in this series, since I didn't even get past this first one.
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- Anastasia

Book Details

  • Release Date: 17-11-2010
  • Publisher: Audible Studios