Heat Stroke by Rachel Caine

February 18th, 2021 Kimberly Review 9 Comments

18th Feb
Heat Stroke by Rachel Caine
Heat Stroke
by Rachel Caine
Series: Weather Warden #2
Narrator: Dina Pearlman
Length: 9 hours and 58 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Source: Gifted
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Narration: 4 cups Speed: 1.3x

In Rachel Caine's tempestuous follow-up to Ill Wind--forecast as "a fun read" by bestselling author Jim Butcher--the Wardens Association still protects the human race from extermination by climatic extremes, when they're not turning on their own....

Accused of murder, Weather Warden Joanne Baldwin was chased across the country--and killed--by a team charged with hunting down rogue Wardens.

Five days later, Joanne had a lovely funeral and was posthumously cleared of all charges. Her human life was over, but she had been reborn into Djinnhood. Now, until she masters her enhanced powers, Joanne must try to avoid being "claimed" by a human. But when a hazard that only a Djinn could sense infiltrates Earth's atmosphere, Joanne must somehow convince someone to do something about it--or the forecast will be deadly.

So who said being all-powerful was going to be easy?

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Heat Stroke written by Rachel Caine and narrated by Dina Pearlman is the second novel in the urban fantasy series Weather Warden. Action packed with twists, complex characters and vivid world building I can see why this series is a fan favorite.

Every year I choose a series on my TBR/Wishlist to complete. This time it’s the Weather Warden series. There are nine audiobooks and I plan to listen to one a month.

After the world wind start of Ill Wind, I was eager to find out what happened. Caine has created a vivid world with elements, Djinn and council. Because of events and the story arc, it is essential that you listen to these books in order.

Joann barely has time to understand what she is, before she is swept into the ethers with David. The Djinn are interesting, and David will soon have you rethinking the whole genie in a bottle thing.

The pacing was intense from training, to discovering the world is in serious trouble. I loved the romance, new characters, and dynamics of the storyline.

As Jim Butcher said, “these are fun reads” and I throughly enjoyed listening. Now this audio was produced in 2010 and Dina Pearlman did a fantastic job giving voice to the characters. The sound is a little like listening through a tin can, but I am sure it was a high quality for its time.

Action packed with interesting characters it is easy to see why Heat Stroke and the #WeatherWarden series written by Rachel Caine and narrated by Dina Pearlman is a fan favorite. #UrbanFantasy #Audiobook Click To Tweet
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9 Responses to “Heat Stroke by Rachel Caine”

  1. Jen

    I’ve wanted to read this series for a few years now. I’m glad to hear that the audiobooks are good. I’ll be following your reviews to see how it goes and maybe I’ll check availability at my library.

  2. karakarinanbr

    When they just came out I read quite a few of these but have no idea if I finished the series or not. I remember enjoying it though! Rachel Caine died last year, and it was really sad to lose one of the first UF authors I admired.

  3. Joyousreads

    I ‘m not familiar with this series, but I can definitely see why you find this enjoyable. That’s a lot of books, but very interested in your system of trying to finish a series you started by reading a book a month. I might implement that on my TBR. 😀

  4. Jessica @ a GREAT read

    This was the first series I read by Rachel and is still one of my all time favorites!! Be sure to continue the world series with The Outcast Season series! It focuses on characters you’ll meet further down the road and familiar characters still pop up! It too was awesome! Hope you continue to enjoy this series!

  5. Melliane

    I have the first book but I haven’t read it. But the spin off series will be released in French so I’m happy for that as I really enjoyed it