Shadow Sight Audiobook by E. J. Stevens (REVIEW)

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in Reviews | 16 comments

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On June 22, 2015
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Shadow Sight Audiobook

By: E.J. Stevens

Narrated by: Traci Odom

Published by: E.J. Stevens 04/24/2013

Shadow Sight Audiobook

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Ivy Granger #1

7 hrs and 34 mins

Genre: Urban fantasy

Shadow Sight Audiobook Sample

Shadow Sight Audiobook

4 Hearts

This is the first book that I’ve read or listened to by this author. I’ve seen several reviews that really peaked my interest, but never got around to picking them up. Then I hear that they were available on audio, which I can get through much faster than reading, as I can listen while working, so this worked perfectly for me. I’m so glad I was finally able to get to this series. Shadow Sight was a great start to the series.

Ivy Granger is a psychic detective. She also has some special powers. She can see things when she touches things. Some people might call this a gift. Ivy calls it a curse. She tends to see horrible things that happen to people who’ve touched an object. It makes things really hard for her. She doesn’t like to go out where she might touch someone else. She always wears long gloves to prevent skin contact. She also has the ability to see through glamour.

Ivy is surrounded by some pretty great friends. Jinx is Ivy’s roommate and business partner. She has the nickname because she is a clutz. She has bad luck wherever she goes. She is more of the people person and organizer of the business. Kaye is an elderly witch who helps to mentor Ivy. Ivy goes to her with supernatural questions and advice. There is also Hob, Kaye’s kitchen brownie and Marvin, a young troll who has a hard time in the story, but has a really big heart.

Ivy is hired by a demon to help find the kelpie king’s bridle. A kelpie’s bridle holds all their control. Steal a kelpie’s bridle and you have complete control over them. She works with a priest to help with the demon. She does a ton of leg work on the case while the priest and Jinx workout the contract, because demon contracts are from Hell.

I enjoyed the story. I thought the worldbuilding was phenomenal. There are several different kinds of fae. Some of which I was familiar with from other stories, others were new to me. I felt that they author gave enough information about each kind that I was never lost, even if I wasn’t aware of the mythology behind them. Some had very small parts in this story, I hope that I’ll be able to see more of them in future books. All in all, the book was a great read. There is a very light romance that might build going into future books, but not really anything to speak of in this one. There is enough action to keep you from being bored at any time.

Narration

4 Hearts

This was the second time I listened to Traci Odom (first was Pride Mates by Jennifer Ashley). I really enjoyed her narration of this book. I thought she did a great job with the vast array of characters. I really felt like she handle the many different types of creature voices really well. I always felt like I knew which character was talking. I liked her tone and pace. I listened to this at normal speed, but that is my preference in general.

E.J. Stevens is the author of the SPIRIT GUIDE young adult paranormal romance series, the HUNTERS’ GUILD urban fantasy series, and the award-winning IVY GRANGER urban fantasy series. She is known for filling pages with quirky characters, bloodsucking vampires, psychotic faeries, and snarky, kick-butt heroines.

When E.J. isn’t at her writing desk, she enjoys dancing along seaside cliffs, singing in graveyards, and sleeping in faerie circles. E.J. currently resides in a magical forest on the coast of Maine where she finds daily inspiration for her writing.

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I am an actor and voice artist.  I love doing commercials, voice-over and audiobooks.

As a voice artist, the majority of my time is spent narrating and producing amazing audiobooks from some of the most creative authors on the market today.  I love giving voice to the sexy, strong, vibrant characters that my authors have given life to and look forward to continuing to work with them.

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I like to thanks E.J. Stevens for providing me with a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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Melanie Simmons
I’m Melanie and I live in Ohio. I have two horses and a dog. I’m an animal lover, avid book reader and audiobook listener. I like to live vicariously through fictional characters. I enjoy reading and listening to mostly fictional books in the paranormal genre, including Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and Horror. My favorite paranormal creatures are shifters, doesn’t matter the flavor.

    16 Comments

  1. That’s great you were able to give this one a shot and ended up enjoying it. It sounds a bit familiar, so I think I’ve seen it around. I like the premise a lot!

  2. Oh thanks for turning me on to this..I love the sound of the world and UF is one of my favorite audio genres.

  3. here here for a fantastic sounding UF novel.

  4. My TBR list thanks you 😉 I think I’d enjoy this one as well. Great review <3

  5. I think I’ll really have to try a book by the author. I keep hering great things about her work and I’m finally so behind. One day I’ll! Maybe not in audio but I’ll! thanks for the review!

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