Murder of Crows : The Others (Bishop)

  • by Anne Bishop
  • Narrated by Alexandra Harris
  • Series: The Others (Bishop)
  • 14 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Return to New York Times best-selling author Anne Bishop’s "phenomenal" (Urban Fantasy Investigations) world of the Others - where supernatural entities and humans struggle to co-exist, and one woman has begun to change all the rules.…
After winning the trust of the terra indigene residing in the Lakeside Courtyard, Meg Corbyn has had trouble figuring out what it means to live among them. As a human, Meg should be barely tolerated prey, but her abilities as a cassandra sangue make her something more.
The appearance of two addictive drugs has sparked violence between the humans and the Others, resulting in the murder of both species in nearby cities. So when Meg has a dream about blood and black feathers in the snow, Simon Wolfgard - Lakeside’s shape-shifting leader - wonders if their blood prophet dreamed of a past attack or a future threat.
As the urge to speak prophecies strikes Meg more frequently, trouble finds its way inside the Courtyard. Now, the Others and the handful of humans residing there must work together to stop the man bent on reclaiming their blood prophet - and stop the danger that threatens to destroy them all.

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A beautiful yet horrific fairytale.

I can't think of another author quite like Anne Bishop her worlds are so different to anything else out there. Her characterisation is so good that you're often seeing the world from several conflicting points of view and often sympathizing with all the main characters. Her description and sense of her world is so real that many other writers feel bland in comparison.

She contrasts the engaging almost childlike hope and innocence of her heroine with a complex world where fairy tale creatures fluctuate between benevolence and horrific actions, many humans are worse still and the socio-economic climate is ruled by a powder keg of racial and political tensions.

I'd put this series in my audiobook top ten. I've already re-listened to the previous novel before this came out and found it to be one of the few that I enjoyed just as much the second time and it will be the same with this book. You do need to read this series in order.

Alexandra Harris is a brilliant narrator not only does she draw you into the story like any good narrator but she is so good at voicing the male as well as the female characters, that I often forgot that I was listening to just one woman.

Anne Bishop clearly writes for a female audience but although I heard the first book in the series referred to as young adult, having read the second I personally wouldn't put such a tag on this series. I'm in my late thirties and can see the book appealing to a much wider audience. The heroine is 24 not a teenager and Bishop doesn't flinch away from any of the harder issues which although not gratuitous are clearly spelt out.
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- nicole

Brilliant in a quiet way

What made the experience of listening to Murder of Crows the most enjoyable?

The story follows on well from the first book 'Written in Red'. As with the first book nothing is frenzied but the story is lively and I really enjoy this invented world so completely different from any other book I have read.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Murder of Crows?

I loved the bedroom scene where Simon changes from Wolf to man and does not understand why Meg is so upset.


Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I just loved it - the slowly developing relationship between Meg and Simon, I find particularly lovely - no raw sex or innuendoes. I so want them to end up together but in a calm and open way.


Any additional comments?

Beautiful book beautifully written with lots of space for more in the series which I will watch out for. I will read both Written in Red and Murder of Crows again and again.

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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-03-2014
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio