Friday, November 15, 2013

Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective - Audiobok Review

Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective by Christine Amsden
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Published May 15th 2013

Cassie Scot is the ungifted daughter of powerful sorcerers, born between worlds but belonging to neither. At 21, all she wants is to find a place for herself, but earning a living as a private investigator in the shadow of her family's reputation isn't easy. When she is pulled into a paranormal investigation, and tempted by a powerful and handsome sorcerer, she will have to decide where she truly belongs.

When sorcerers call the shots, what's a girl without powers to do? Get ready for a ripper of a murder mystery full of romance and intrigue, where magic potions bubble, passions spark and vampires are definitely not your friend.

Any book with vampire hunting is alright with me.

Cassie Scot is awesome. She's pretty much the Marilyn Munster of her family and doesn't seem to quite fit in. To be honest I kind of expected that to change by the end, but it doesn't Cassie just finds herself fighting more.

Which made me like her all the more.
She's a fighter and doesn't let anything stop her, even though she's fully aware that she has no real way to protect herself.
Well no way except Evan, the "powerful and handsome sorcerer," yeah. He definitely knows how to work the love charms.
Tell me I wasn't the only one ready to throw myself at him.
And if I was; don't.

The story was so great, it's an adventure very much worth getting swept up in. It's so fun and a great addition to the paranormal genre

As for the audio narration: I'm not sure if that's the voice I would have given Cassie.

About the Author: 
Christine Amsden has been writing science fiction and fantasy for as long as she can remember. She loves to write and it is her dream that others will be inspired by this love and by her stories. Speculative fiction is fun, magical, and imaginative but great speculative fiction is about real people defining themselves through extraordinary situations. Christine writes primarily about people and it is in this way that she strives to make science fiction and fantasy meaningful for everyone. At the age of 16, Christine was diagnosed with Stargardt’sDisease, a condition that effects the retina and causes a loss of central vision. She is now legally blind, but has not let this slow her down or get in the way of her dreams. In addition to writing, Christine teaches workshops on writing at Savvy Authors. She also does some freelance editing work. Christine currently lives in the Kansas City area with her husband, Austin, who has been her biggest fan and the key to her success. They have two beautiful children.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for your thoughtful and honest review! I'm so glad you liked Cassie (and Evan). :)

    Melissa was not the voice I had in mind when I started looking for audiobook narrators, so I totally get what you're saying. I was looking for a younger sounding voice since Cassie is 21, but after listening to over two dozen auditions, Melissa was the only one I felt pulled off Cassie's attitude and engaging style. (Almost half the narrators who auditioned had a flat approach, like reading the words instead of telling a story.) In the end, it literally came down to a choice between the youth and the attitude.