by Ilona Andrews
Series: Innkeeper Chronicles #3
Narrator: Renée Raudman
Length: 10 hours and 40 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Purchase: Amazon | Audible
Narration Rating: 5
Gertrude Hunt, the nicest Bed and Breakfast in Red Deer, Texas, is glad to have you. We cater to particular kind of guests, the ones most people don’t know about. The older lady sipping her Mello Yello is called Caldenia, although she prefers Your Grace. She has a sizable bounty on her head, so if you hear kinetic or laser fire, try not to stand close to the target. Our chef is a Quillonian. The claws are a little unsettling, but he is a consummate professional and truly is the best chef in the Galaxy. If you see a dark shadow in the orchard late at night, don’t worry. Someone is patrolling the grounds. Do beware of our dog.
Your safety and comfort is our first priority. The inn and your host, Dina Demille, will defend you at all costs. We ask only that you mind other guests and conduct yourself in a polite manner.
“I learned that sometimes what you go looking for isn’t as important as what you leave behind.”
I. Love. Ilona Andrews. This writing team combined with the narration of Renee Raudman is pure friggin magic! ONE FELL SWEEP is the third book in the Innkeeper Chronicles featuring Gertrude Hunt, a magical bed and breakfast located in Texas, and her InnKeeper, Dina Demille. The Andrews writing team delivers this story for fans for free as a serial on their website before publishing them. While I bought the eBook, I held out for the audio release and man it was so worth the wait! Humor, heart, snark and more await you in ONE FELL SWEEP.
What an intense ride filled with rewards for readers of the series. I am not going to reveal any, but ONE FELL SWEEP had my emotions all over the place. Dina has family arrive, and a return guest who provided support and an interesting thread of their own.
I held my breath as Dina, and the Inn found themselves under attack for offering shelter to a particular species. Andrews impressed me with their descriptive imagination regarding these creatures, their room, and the mission. Dina and her motley crew of both staff, friends, and guests come together to protect their guest and more.
For fans of the series, you know that pesky Sheriff who Dina always manages to allude when there is a commotion at the Inn. Well, things get mighty interesting from meddling to conversations. I laughed so hard I had tears streaming down my face.
Dina goes through some trials and revelations of her own. Not only do we see movement in her relationship with a certain sexy wolf, but she also has problems with the Inn. What an emotional roller coaster. From fear to tears the Andrews delivered twists and turns that made my stomach flip.
One of my favorite aspects of this series, heck in any of their series is how well developed and unique the secondary characters are. From a sweet little girl to the resident cook. I delighted in their antics. The definition of Christmas from an alien’s perspective. PRICELESS! Despite the dangers, I want to pack my bags and move into Gertrude Hunt for a month. I know exactly what my room will look like, complete with bookshelves and a coffee maker.
As I mentioned Renee Raudman narrators and for me, she is the voice of Ilona Andrews. I love the different voices she creates which allow me to know who is speaking immediately. Her pacing and tone only enhance the humorous aspects and bring the suspenseful, nail-biting moments to life. While I have to avoid reviews, the wait for the audio and the pure pleasure I derive from listening makes the wait worth it.
The climatic ending revealed a clue regarding Dina’s parents, but we will have to wait for the next installment to discover more.
One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews was another brilliant edition of the Innkeeper Chronicles… Click To Tweet
“Chicks dig a man of mystery.”
“You don’t say.”
“You know what else chicks dig?”
“And werewolves. Chicks really dig werewolves.”
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