by Rachel Caine
Series: Weather Warden #1
Narrator: Dina Pearlman
Length: 10 hours and 6 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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Narration: 4.5 cups Speed: 1.4x
The Wardens Association has been around pretty much forever. Some Wardens control Fire, others control Earth or Water or Wind—and the most powerful can control more than one. Without wardens, Mother Nature would wipe humanity off the face of the earth...
Joanne Baldwin is a Weather Warden. Usually, all it takes is a wave of her hand to tame the most violent weather. But now, Joanne is trying to outrun another kind of storm: accusations of corruption and murder. So, she’s resorting to the very human tactic of running for her life…
Her only hope is Lewis, the most powerful warden known. Unfortunately, he’s also on the run from the Council. It seems he’s stolen not one but three bottles of Djinn—making him the most wanted man on earth. And without Lewis, Joanne’s chances of surviving are as good as a snowball in—well, a place she may be headed. So, she and her classic Mustang are racing hard to find him—because there’s some bad weather closing in fast...
Who’s ready for a road trip? Hop in and check out my thoughts on the audiobook Ill Wind by Rachel Caine, narrated by Dina Pearlman. Buckle up the weather is going to get rough.
Ill Winds is the first audiobook in the Weather Wardens series. All are available in ebook, print, and audiobook format. In this urban fantasy we meet Joanne Baldwin, a powerful weather warden. When we meet her, she is running from a storm and headed to Lewis, the one person she thinks can help her. It appears Joanne has been demon marked and accused of murder.
The tale is an action packed road trip with unusual weather, threats and Djinn. Woot!
Rachel Caine is a masterful storyteller and she quickly pulled me in. We learn on the open road as Joanne wrangles her Mustang and picks up a hitchhiker named David.
Through flashbacks, we get Joanne’s history and that of the Warden council. We learn about the different elemental wardens like fire, earth and weather. We gain insight into why she is seeking Lewis’s help, about her friend Star and the warden Joanne is accused of killing.
As first in series, Caine did a stellar job of introducing us, setting up dynamics between characters and allowing me to form favorites.
Dina Pearlman nailed Joanne and did a wonderful job giving voice to the other characters. The audiobook was produced in 2010 and shows it. The sound quality isn’t up to par from voices fading and background noises. We’ve come a long way since then. I plan to continue on audio since I enjoy urban fantasy in this format and will slowly pick them up.
Magic, colorful characters and suspense await you in Ill Wind. I will be downloading and enjoying the next audiobook in this series, Heat Stroke. There are currently eight audiobooks and numerous novellas in the series, so plenty to slipback and listen to!Who's ready for a road trip? Hop in and check out Caffeinated's thoughts on the audiobook Ill Wind by Rachel Caine, narrated by Dina Pearlman. Buckle up the weather is going to get rough. Click To Tweet
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