Sarah Anderson has found her dream job: Clerk of Court for the District of Columbia Night Court. Dream job, that is, until she's attacked in the open courtroom by a vampire defendant. And until she's forced to take self-defense lessons from her boss, the enigmatic vampire James Morton. And until she learns that she can't share the truth about any of that with her best friend, Allison Ward - even over delectable cupcakes from the Cake Walk bakery. Soon, Sarah is surrounded by vampires, griffins, and sprites - all members of a secret supernatural court. And when a deceptively easy-going reporter starts to ask questions, Sarah wonders just what answers she is supposed to give... Will Sarah be able to create order in the court?
©2008, 2011, 2012 Mindy Klasky (P)2014 Audible Inc.
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"YUCK!!!! Narrator or author? IDK!"
I am all for a good vampire story, but the voice and accent of the narrator is totally awful. Also, some of the wrong pronunciations of the simplest words are just sad.
"Please no more Emma Galvin!"
I really enjoy Mindy Klaskys writing. Her stories are light and generally fun, but I am pleading, PLEASE, find a different narrator! Emma Galvin has a pleasant voice and I would find her portrayal of these characters if she only knew the meaning of punctuation! She pauses where she shouldn't so often that I find it terribly distracting. As much as I enjoy listening to books I'm afraid that any other Klasky books I purchase will have to be in print not on audible!
Setting: Washington D. C contemporary
Genre: paranormal, supposed to be funny
I could not give zero stars, so I gave it one. I don't like to give crappy reviews unless I have been unable to finish a book, then it serves as a warning.
As I said, I was unable to finish. I got barely into chapter 3 before I had to stop.
This character, Sarah Jane Anderson, supposedly found her "dream job" working as Clerk of Court in night court, but then she's attacked by a vampire her first night at work. Apparently, working with supernatural individuals was not on the job description, and she's freaked out. Her boss, a vampire, saved her life but was unable to mesmerize her into forgetting what happened. He offers her 3 months pay and an excellent recommendation, but she begs to keep her job. Now, this woman continues to be extremely frightened. She whines about the situations and monsters she may encounter in the course of her duties. She's irritating!bSecondary characters are introduced in the first two chapters, but are extremely one-dimensional. You can barely tell they will figure into the plot. Or will they?mSarah should have taken the excellent severance package and gotten another job. But then, what of the plot? Look, it's a great concept, but so poorly executed that it was painful. Also, it's in first person POV, which lends itself to internal monologues, but there was too much of that telling and not enough showing. It is just bad writing. Apparently this author has done better work, but it will have to be free for me to even try.
The narration wasn't bad. There were some starts and stops where there shouldn't have been, but maybe the script was crappy. Differentiation of characters was okay.
Anyway, life is way too short to waste time on bad books, so move on from this one. I got the Whispersync deal, so it wasn't terribly expensive, but still...
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