Trailer Park Fae Audiobook by Lilith Saintcrow (REVIEW)

Posted by on Jul 31, 2015 in Reviews | 25 comments

Review of: Trailer Park Fae Audiobook
Audiobook:
Lilith Saintcrow

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Rating:
3.5
On July 31, 2015
Last modified:November 5, 2015

Summary:

Trailer Park Fae Audiobook

By: Lilith Saintcrow

Narrated by: Joe Knezevich

Published by: Hachette Audio 06/23/2015

Trailer Park Fae:-Gallo and Rage Audiobook

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8 hrs and 59 mins

Trailer Park Fae Audiobook Sample

Trailer Park Fae

3.5 Hearts

I had no idea what I was going into with Trailer Park Fae. I’ve read books by Lilith Saintcrow before, so I knew she wrote some dark and gritty stories. However, when I saw that cover, I don’t know what I was expecting. I think I was expecting something along the lines of Diana Rowland’s White Trash Zombie series. I should’ve known better. Just because they have the same cover artist, doesn’t make them the same story. That is what I get for judging a book by it’s cover *hangs head in shame*. That isn’t to say that I didn’t enjoy this book, I did, it just was not what I was expecting and that is totally on me.

The story did take a little bit to build. It starts off with Jeremiah Gallow as a construction worker and living as a human. He gave up court life to live with his human wife, Daisy. Unfortunately, she dies in a tragic car wreck before this story even starts, so we never meet her.

Robin Ragged is a half fae, half human who grew up with the fae. The pureblood fae are getting ill and dying. Robin is sent into the mortal world to try to work with a human to find a cure by the Summer Queen, queen of the Seelie Sidhe. She also resembles Jeremiah’s dead wife, which is what pulls him into the issue. He doesn’t care about what is going on in the fae world.

Ragged and Gallow are hiding from Unwinter, who is the king of the Unseelie Sidhe, who they are concerned has started the plague. There is also the leader of the free Sidhe, Puck. Yes, that Puck. He is as mischievous as I remember from some of the stories I’ve heard with him.

All in all, this was a very intriguing story. It is what I would expect in a story about the fae. They are all about politics and twisting things to meet their own needs. While they are very beautiful on the outside, they are much uglier on the inside. I don’t know where the series is going from here, but I will be searching it out when it is available.

Trailer Park Fae Audiobook Narration

3 Hearts

This is the first time I’ve listened to Joe Knezevich. I thought is did a pretty good job. There is a bunch of “fae speak”, which I thought he handled well. I wasn’t overly fond of his women’s voices, but they weren’t horrible. I thought his pacing was done well. I did listen at a normal speed because of the complexity of this story. I didn’t want to risk missing anything.

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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ML Simmons Reviewer

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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.

    25 Comments

  1. I’ve been wanting to read this but haven’t managed the time. And I looked at the cover and thought the same thing about the Rowland series, so don’t feel bad. My question is: is there any humor in it?

    • There really isn’t any humor in this book. It us more dark and gritty. It was a intriguing story, but did take a little bit to build. I highly recommend at least giving it to the halfway point.

  2. Now that you mention it, I think I was expecting the same type of thing due to the cover lol! I didn’t even recognize that I’d seen the artist’s work before *shakes head* Great review, I have to agree that it was a slow build but interesting as the story progressed.

    • Yea, this is Dan Dos Santos, who does both series for Diana Rowland and both werewolf series for Patricia Briggs. I am excited to see where the next book goes with the story of these two. I think it would build faster.

      • I love Dos Santos work. My favorite covers are the Gini Koch Alien novels. Each time I look at his illustrations, I find something new to appreciation. I’m glad they kept his work for the audio versions. He has mad skillz yo!

        • I have not heard of the Gini Kock books before. I looked them up to look at the covers. They look really interesting. I’m adding them to my TBR list. Thanks 🙂

  3. I was very excited about this book the first time I saw the cover, but after reading some reviews (including yours), I’m not as excited anymore. My reasons are the same as why you didn’t like it as much, I thought this book will be “similar” to Diana Rowland’s books. I don’t know, I think I’ll wait for second book and then decide what to do.

    • It was a good story once you got through the halfway point. The first part wasn’t bad, just a little slow for my liking. I completely understand waiting. I know my TBR pile is so big that I’m always hesitant to start a new series.

  4. My track record with her books isn’t really good although I haven’t read any of her UF, just her steampunk and high fantasy which didn’t work for me. I’ll wait for book 2, see if it’s better than this. I read somewhere that it was a slow start?

    • Yeah, it was a slow start. I’ve read two other series by her. I’ve read Dante Valentine and Jill Kismet, but both of those were years ago. The first one is demons and has Lucifer in it. The Jill Kismet was also demons and she was a cop, if I remember correctly. So far, from what I remember, I liked those better than this one so far. I will still pick up book two and see how it goes.

  5. The title and cover really did make me want to find out more. I haven’t read much stories with fae, so I wouldn’t know what to expect. This is a new-to-me author, and your review is a nice introduction to her work. Thanks, Melanie!

    • This is the third series that I’ve read from Ms. Saintcrow. I’ve really enjoyed her work so far. The first two were with demons. I do enjoy her work.

  6. Ah, this has the same cover artist as WTZ? No wonder I love it. Hmm … well, I think I’ll listen to this, but I’m going to wait until more in the series are out. And I’ll be prepared for what not to expect.

    • I’ve done that with some series. Wait until a few more books are out and then binge read/listen to it. It has come in handy a few times. I hope you enjoy.

  7. The title sure does intrigue me and since Zombies freak me out perhaps i should try this.

    • Once I got past the halfway point the story got really interesting. I’m very excited to see where book two goes.

  8. It’s often hard to get into a book when you are expecting something different. It sure is a nice cover. I like how fae stories often focus on politics and it sounds like that aspect is well done. The plot sounds interesting. Great review!

    • Thanks, Lola. The fact that I was expecting something different, is probably why it took me so long to get into this book. It turned out great. I should know better than to judge a book by it’s cover, but sometimes you just can’t help it. I’ve even read this author and know that she doesn’t do humor, but does dark and gritty. Oh well, I will remember for next time. Thanks for stopping by.

  9. Okay, I saw you reviewed this so it looks like I’m “bombing” you today but I’m not! I just needed to know what you thought of this b/c I read it, too. I was wondering if anyone was going to do what you did – think WTZ going in. The title didn’t help it, either…

    I really loved the brutal ending but I do love my crazy fae. It sort reminded me of Mercy Thompson’s fae. Hey! Same cover artist too! Yes, I’m a fan of Dan’s, too…

    Great fair review!

    • Thanks, and feel free to bomb me anytime. 🙂 I love Dan’s work. He is a great cover artist. I did enjoy the story. I’ve already added the next book to my TBR list.

  10. I requested this at the library but haven’t read it yet. So this Puck, is he from one of her other books? Is there a tie into another series?

    • Puck from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. There is also talk of Oberon. I don’t think she has him in another series.

      • Oh I never read A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the only Oberon I know is the Irish Wolfhound in the Iron Druid Chronics by Kevin Hearne.

  11. Between the title and the cover I would’ve expected the same thing, so don’t feel bad. I’m glad that it turned out to be a decent fae story. The part with Puck intreagues me, he could be a fun character!

    • I’ve always loved Puck. I’m really interested to see where his story goes.

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