Audiobook Review – Reaper’s Justice by Sarah McCarty
Written by: Sarah McCarty
Narrated by: Käthe Mazur
Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
Publisher: Tantor Audio
An exciting new paranormal historical romance series set in post- Civil War America.
When the War Between the States came to its end, the battle inside Isaiah Jones raged on. Neither fully human nor fully wolf, he found his peace-and the passion his inner wolf craved-with Adelaide Cameron. Though their union was forbidden by the werewolf soldiers, Isaiah satisfied his urges by guarding her from afar. But when Adelaide is abducted, Isaiah must not only expose his dark nature, but invite her into the shadows with him.
I wasn’t sure what to expect with this book. I was pleasantly surprised with this historical, kind of read. Most of the world building is great, there are several vague spots that make me think it is connected to another series or that there was a prequel I did not know about. I was able to follow, just felt there were holes in the overall background.
Addy is kind of awesome! I love her spunk and sassy attitude. She has been through some trials and tribulations, but she comes out stronger. She is a great character and a joy to read. Her interactions with her cousins and Isaiah are filled with witty banter.
Isaiah is an interesting fellow, his back story feels incomplete. Perhaps it was in another series or will become clearer with the next book. I am trying to understand the whole Reaper world, it was just tough. I loved seeing him grow more social and come out of his shell with Addy and with her cousin Reese.
This is a smexy read, the steam comes in after a nice getting to know you period. There is a fair amount of detail, open bedroom door! Not as much as a full erotic, but enough to make things hawt.
It is a mixed narrative, which really helps you get to know the two leads on a deeper level. They are both complex and have so much going on in their heads, makes the insights very important.
I listened to the audiobook narrated by Käthe Mazur, who does a very nice job. This is my first listen from her, so I have nothing to compare it with. I thought pace was steady and she had plenty of energy to add to the read. I enjoyed the levels she added to the voices, not too deep for the men. Just the right touch all around. I would be interested in checking out other narration from her.
I am going to have to look into this author’s other books to see if I was missing anything or just not getting it. I would definitely like to see more of her books, because she weaves an engaging tale!
*** I hope this review was useful to you and helped your decision to read or not read this book. I love reading and sharing my opinions with other readers. I listen at double speed; all my impressions of the narration are from that setting. Thanks for taking the time to read my review! ***
Borrowed for free from my local library online with Overdrive