Ride the Storm Audiobook by Karen Chance (REIVEW)

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Review of: Ride the Storm Audiobook
Karen Chance

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On November 7, 2017
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Ride the Storm Audiobook

By: Karen Chance

Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie

Published by: Tantor Audio 09/26/17

Ride the Storm Audiobook by Karen Chance

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Cassandra Palmer #8

22 hrs and 1 mins

Urban Fantasy - genre

Ride the Storm Audiobook Sample

Ride the Storm Audiobook

3.5 Hearts

When I first started reading Cassie Palmer back in 2009, I love the series. I loved spending time with Cassie, Rafe, Mercia, Pritkin, Casanova, Billy Joe and the rest of the gang. There is a great mix of mythologies and historical characters including bring Bram Stoker, Kit Marlone, Rasputin, Vlad Dracula, Apollo, Ares and more.

So, if you’re not familiar with this series, you don’t want to start here. You will be completely lost. You need to start with book one. Cassie starts off as a girl running from the vampire family who raised her. She is a seer, but as the series goes on, she learns that she isn’t just any ole’ seer, she has much more than reading fortunes for tourist in her future.

As per normal for a Cassie Palmer book, there is a lot going on in this book. Cassie is working with Rosier, king of the Incubus, to try to save Pritkin. They are traveling way back in time to do this. Cassie is really upsetting the Pythias of the past. There is also some stuff that Cassie learns about Mircea. She also learns more about her own past, as in her parents who died when she was very young.

There are some things that are finally wrapped up in this story. I was glad to see that story arc finally come to an end. Another things about Cassie Palmer books, they give new meaning to fast paced. I get exhausted by the end of the story. I can’t imagine how Cassie does it. One thing that surprises me every time I read it, it has only been a few months since this story started. Because the books are long and I’ve been reading them for years, I forget that it has only been months for Cassie. Part of that is all the time she spends in the past. Oh, last, if you’re fans of the Dorina Basarab series. She makes an appearance at the end of this book.

Ride the Storm Audiobook Narration

4 Hearts

Jorjeana Marie has narrated the last two books in this series. While, I’m not happy with the number of narrators that have read for this series (Jorjeana Marie is the third). I do enjoy her narration. I’m glad that they stuck with her. I hope she continues to narrate this series. I like her better than the second narrator. There is a large cast of characters and she does a great job. She does well with this very fast paced book.

Author: Karen Chance

Karen Chance is the author of two New York Times bestselling series, plus a number of novellas and short stories, all set in the Cassandra Palmer universe. A full-time writer since 2008, she was previously a university history teacher, which comes in handy when writing the time-travel aspect of Cassie’s crazy adventures. She loves Las Vegas, the main setting for her novels, but currently lives in Florida near her family home.

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Narrator: Jorjeana Marie

Narrator Jorjeana Marie

From quirky comedienne to startling indie actress, Jorjeana’s roles have varied extensively. Her most recent role, as the tormenting ex-girlfriend in “Listen to Grandpa, Andy Ling” starring Eliott Gould and Randall Park (Dinner for Schmucks) has propelled her forward, stretching from the usual sweet and funny to “hilariously disturbed”.

The story is by Jason Venokur from “Third Rock from the Sun” and produced by Rafael Marmor, also producer of the comedy series “Svetlana”, which stars a variety of Hollywood’s elite comedians as well.

As a veteran stand-up comic, Jorjeana has opened for some renowned talent, including Louis Anderson, Richard Lewis and Louis CK. And after penning three one-woman shows and performing them throughout NYC, it’s an easy move to begin filming some of these characters from her stand-up routine and solo shows. Jorjeana’s next multi-hyphenate project “Over Due” is a cross between a Tracy Ullman show and ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ and focuses on her ability to create a variety of smart, funny and distinct females and one Sarah Palin.

Additional roles include a lead voice-over role in an untitled Steven Spielberg project, hosting ‘Date Night’ on AMC, regular hosting ops at the Hollywood Improv, a role her mother hasn’t yet seen on ‘Chapelle’s Show’ and a fully improvised part in Ashton Kutcher’s “True Beauty’ on ABC.

As an improvisor she has studied and performed at UCB, the Groundlings and Improv Olympic West.  She is a member of The Popular Mechanics and Cupcake Comedy.

She is involved in many charitable organizations as a host and comedienne including: Gilda’s Club, Comedy Cures, Comedy Fights Cancer, Paul Newman’s Double H hole in the Wall, The Hollywood Arts Society and BookPals.

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I like to thank Tantor Audio 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.