Roadside Magic Audiobook by Lilith Saintcrow (REVIEW)

Posted by on Jan 30, 2016 in Reviews | 27 comments

Roadside Magic Audiobook

By: Lilith Saintcrow

Narrated by: Joe Knezevich

Published by: Hachette Audio 01/26/2016

Roadside Magic Audiobook by Lilith Saintcrow

Gallow and Ragged #2

8 hrs and 42 mins

Urban Fnatasy

Roadside Magic Audiobook Sample

Roadside Magic Audiobook


This is the not the first series that I’ve read from Lilith Saintcrow. I read and really enjoyed both the Jill Kismet and Dante Valentine series. I read both of these before blogging, so I don’t have review. I also read them before I was such the audiobook junkie so I haven’t tried them on audio yet, but I would like to revisit the series sometime on audio. This Gallow and Ragged series just isn’t for me. I listened to the first book and thought it was okay. I decided to pick up the second book because many times the books get better for me throughout a series.

For me, Roadside Magic just didn’t seem to be going anywhere. I actually DNF this story at 65%, which left 3 hours and 10 minutes left. I rarely DNF any books, but I really just wasn’t feeling this one. I even tried to speed up the narration so that I could get through it quicker.

In this story, Robin is running from both Summer and Unwinter. Jeremiah Gallow is trying to hunt her down to protect her from both. Robin is worried that Gallow just wants to protect her because he is trying to bring back her sister and his former lover.

The addition of Pepperbuckle was interesting. He was a dog-like fae creature that is tied to Robin. I couldn’t tell you exactly what kind of fae he was. There was a lot of creature and fae names dropped about and I couldn’t keep them all straight.

I will say that the dialogue was much easier to read. There were bits and pieces of action, but these scenes didn’t hold through. Who knows, maybe I would’ve enjoyed this more if I had re-listened to Trailer Park Fae for a refresher. I don’t think this is a bad story and I definitely don’t think Saintcrow is a bad author, this series just isn’t for me. As I said above, I’ve read two series from this author before, which I loved. I just haven’t done a lot of series where fae are the sole characters of the series, so maybe this just isn’t my thing.

If you want to check out some other reviews for Roadside Magic here are some other people’s opinions:
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Roadside Magic Narration

3.5 Hearts

Joe Knezevich continues to do a great job with the narration of this series. He isn’t the best at female voices, but he is good enough. He also handles the more difficult tasks like the interesting voice of Unwinter and the “fae speak”.

Lili Saintcrow was born in New Mexico (which probably explains everything, given the nuclear testing) and spent her childhood bouncing around the world as a military brat. She fell in love with writing in second grade and has done it obsessively ever since. She currently resides in the rainy Pacific Northwest with her children, dogs, cat, and assorted other strays, including a metric ton of books holding her house together.

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Originally from Miami, Florida, Joe earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting from Florida State University and studied in London with members of the world renowned Complicite.

Joe is an Associate Artist at Georgia Shakespeare where he has appeared in over 40 plays and taught in the education department. He is also a frequent guest on the Alliance Stage and has taught in their education programs.

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I like to thank Hachette 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.