The Operator Audiobook by Kim Harrison (REIVEW)

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Review of: The Operator Audiobook
Kim Harrison

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The Operator Audiobook

By: Kim Harrison

Narrated by: January LaVoy

Published by: Simon & Schuster Audio 11/22/2016

The Operator Audiobook by Kim Harrison

Rating: 3 hearts

Peri Reed #2

15 hrs and 38 mins

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The Operator Audiobook

3 Hearts

I listened to the first book not long after it came out. It was not a story that blew my socks off. It was okay and a decent start to the series. I was hoping that book two would come out so that we could learn a little more about the world. I relistened to The Drafter before starting this book because, while I remember the main parts of the story, I didn’t remember many of the minute details. I can say that I didn’t like or dislike this book more than the first time through.

Upon starting this book, I was really hoping that this book would really set me to loving this series, but alas, it did not. I think for me, I didn’t really click with any of the characters. Silas is really the only one I liked. I don’t really like Peri all that much. She always seems to find herself in trouble and not able to get herself out of it. She seems to bring everyone around her down with her. She also seems to throw herself a pity party over the fact that she loses her memory. I’m sure that can be scary, but it is something that all drafters have to deal with.

I’m also not a huge fan of the love triangle thing that is going on between Peri, Silas and Jack. While Peri normally would push that she had no feelings for Jack any more, she still seems to rely on him too much after all that he’s done to her to trust him. I don’t think it would take much for her to go back to him.

I missed some of the characters we met in the first book, like; Howard and Taf. Some people return, like Bill, Allen and of course, I mentioned Jack and Silas. We have some new characters in this book, Cam (who I have no idea why he was such a large part to the storyline), LB and Fatman, Harmony, Michael and Helen. Of the new characters, I liked LB the most. He was a drug dealer who could draft, but didn’t realize it until Peri told him. He thought he was having blackouts.

The suspense in this story is pretty good. You never know what is going to happen next. There are several different groups, all with their own agenda all fighting for Peri. But the overall theme is that Peri is running for her life.


The Operator Audiobook Narration

4 Hearts

January LaVoy is a great narrator. She does a great job with the different characters. She really puts the correct inflection for each mood and scene. I love her men and women’s voices. If you haven’t given Ms. LaVoy a try, I highly recommend her.

Author Kim Harrison

Author Kim Harrison

Kim Harrison, dark urban fantasy author of the New York Times #1 best selling The Undead Pool, was born in Detroit and lived most her her life within an easy drive. After gaining her bachelors in the sciences, she moved to South Carolina, where she remained until recently returning to Michigan because she missed the snow. She’s currently developing what comes after the Hollows between working on the last Hollows book. When not at her desk, Kim is most likely to be found landscaping her new/old Victorian home, in the garden, or out on the links.

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Narrator: January LaVoy

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 Narrator: January LaVoy 

Named Publishers Weekly’s AUDIOBOOK NARRATOR OF THE YEAR for 2013, January has an extensive body of work in both audiobook narration and commercial voiceover.  Her voice has been heard in national campaigns for products such as Revlon, Toll House, United Health Care, Dannon,, Home Depot, and Obama for America. She is a five-time Audie Award nominee, and received a 2014 Audie Award for her work on Nicholas Sparks’ novel, The Longest Ride.

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I like to thanks Simon & Schuster 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.