By: Rachel Vincent
Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
Published by: Recorded Books 10/30/18
8 hrs and 29 mins
Fury Audiobook Sample
I can’t believe this series is over. I don’t want it to be. I want more time with these characters and this world. This series has been dark since it started with Menagerie and only got darker in Spectacle. So, going into this book, you know things are going to continue to be dark.
The biggest difference between this book and the previous two books, is that this one follows two timelines. We still follow Delilah and the family she has made around her with the other cryptids (people who aren’t human. Shifters, sirens, minotaurs, oracles and more. Some can pass as human and others can’t). But we also follow another family, the Essigs, that we haven’t met before. This timeline starts off in 1986, before The Reaping and follows into the years that follow.
This series has followed cryptids and how they’ve been horribly treated by humans (humans continue to fear what they don’t understand and when humans fear, they can be incredibly cruel). Humans do have reasons to fear some of these creatures. The Reaping is an event that took place in the past (like 1980s), where changeling children (fey children swapped with human children, raised by human families not knowing they were fey), went through and made the parents of the children kill all of their other kids. It was a very scary time. However, all cryptids were forced to pay for what the fey children did.
I love how this story gives us a glimpse into what life was like around the time of The Reaping. It also wraps up the story of Delilah. This has been a very dark story from the beginning and it is a very dark story in the end. I do think it wraps up the overarching series arc really well, though, I’m not exactly happy with the ending. I would’ve liked see things end differently, personally. There are a few things I still want to know. We don’t get much detail in how things play out for cryptids after the final big event or even the group that we’ve been following since book one.
If you’re looking for a dark fantasy series, I highly recommend this one, though it is not for the faint of heart. I want to say more, but at the same time, I don’t want to spoil anything.
Fury Audiobook Narration
Gabra Zackman narrates this entire series. She does a fabulous job of it. There are a wide variety of characters and age groups in the series. She does a great job selecting each voice to fit the wide variety of characters very well. Male and female characters, alike, have a voice that fits them perfectly. Her pace and tone also reflect each scene and character’s emotions.
Rachel Vincent is a former English teacher and an eager champion of the Oxford comma. She shares her home in Oklahoma with two cats, two teenagers, and her husband, who’s been her # 1 fan from the start. Rachel is older than she looks and younger than she feels, and she remains convinced that writing about the things that scare her is the cheapest form of therapy—but social media is a close second.
I am an actress, writer and voice over artist, frequent traveler and lover of adventure. I’m based in New York where I grew up and built my career. I’m lucky to work regularly in theater, have a parallel and sustaining career in audiobook narration, and I’ve had great success with my first writing contract,the humorous, romantic, spy centered BOD SQUAD series. The title of my current life might be:
“I’ll Tell A Story Any Way They Let Me.”
I got my start in sixth grade, wearing my mother’s tablecloth as a star turn in Oedipus Rex. From there I was hooked. I studied theater at Northwestern and then went to grad school at The Shakespeare Theater’s Academy for Classical Acting. I’ve had the privilege of working all around the country doing new plays and classics, working locally in New York theaters, and doing a handful of TV and film roles.
I have recorded over 300 audiobooks to date in studios all around the country and I love to record books in all genres. Inspired by the books I’ve narrated, I’ve completed the first three books in THE BOD SQUAD SERIES (Pocket Books 2015)- and now all sorts of new doors have opened for me. I’m so excited for all that lies ahead!