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In a Badger Way (Honey Badger Chronicles) Audio CD – Audiobook, March 26, 2019
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Charlotte Kane is a classically trained actor with numerous film, television, and voice-over credits. Audiobook narration has become the unexpected niche where her love of books and her love of storytelling come together in an incredible, inevitable fusion.
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Other than the geniuses, everyone seems remarkably dumb and completely uninformed about anything outside their day to day lives. Ms. Laurenston usually makes this fun, but it fell flat for me because there was nothing to counterbalance it.
The body count is surprisingly high for this kind of book. At one point Max talks about killing people and mentions that sometimes when she kills (on purpose) people die who don't necessarily deserve it. This is too coldblooded for me coming from a character I'm supposed to enjoy.
I found the plot confusing and kind of random. It seemed shoehorned into the story to break up endless scenes in which the sisters beat the stuff out of each other.
I didn't find any romance in this book. The characters just kind of move together out of proximity more than anything else as far as I can tell.
I was kind of puzzled about having to bring in Miki because I thought that Shen had kind of a hacker profile in the past, in his work with Vic? But it added a time factor that worked for the plotline.
There were enough loose ends left after this to have the story continue, but not really give away where it's heading, so happily we'll get at least one more book (I'm hoping for a bunch, but will settle for one!).
This story was fun! We spend a lot of time with other characters; like the Jean-Louis Parker family. We also see a lot of previous characters interwoven into the story. It was fun to get all these characters that I’ve liked from the Pride series and the first book of this series. If you aren’t familiar with the cast, then it can be a bit much and overwhelming.
I have really enjoyed the banter/arguing that goes on with the couples, families, and friends. It’s normal for the Pride series and the Honey Badger Chronicles, but this time around it was a bit to much…. It needed to be toned down.
I LOVE Shen our adorable panda, but wasn’t to found of Stevie. The romantic relationship between Shen and Stevie was eh. I wasn’t feeling it. Stevie was just to pushy. She kept saying they where in a relationship or we are going on a date or yes, we are boyfriend/girlfriend, but Shen kept saying NO. She had no respect for him. It was I deiced and it’s yes we are. It all felt forced.
The plot continues with the evil Aunts that are still out to get the sisters, as well as another relative is now gunning for them, and we get another side story of a mad shifter scientist experimenting on hybrid shifters. Their was no one plot line to focus on. We don’t get much progress in any of the plot lines and the mad scientist isn’t really focused on until the end of the story.
In a Badger Way focused more on the drama then on the romance. It was still enjoyable read, but not my favorite from Laurenston.
Rated: 3 Stars
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It has taken me a couple of days to look through the book, to understand what it is I really don't like. The story has all of Ms Laurenston favourite shifter families: the Smiths, the Van Holtz ( especially Dr Irene!) , Jessie & the Wild dogs, Bo & Blaine Novikov (both of whom I absolutely adore), Gwen & Lock, Livy and her mate Barinov and all of the Jean- Louis Parker brood! Old friends who I love. We even had Miki Kendrik.
That is where I realised that there were too many people in the book. It made for an over indulgence of charters and not enough solid story about the McKilligan and their men. They are weak by comparison. Yes they are crazy, dangerous and mad cap, but it feels much too contrived this time. I did like Shen, the panda hero. It was not enough to save this book.
From Stevies huge and dangerous shift animal, to her ability to sing like anyone she has heard before, her love of music and science, to her ability on the soccer field. I can forgive "football" being called soccer, but I got really fed up with this particular 'prodigy'. Enough already!
Don't get me wrong: I believe that Shelly Laurenston is one of the most inventive, funny and clever writers of the shifter genre. The book did have all the same laugh out loud, crazy scenes that we have come to expect. Unfortunately, this was not enough to lift my appreciation. It was good, but not that great.
Will I buy the third book: probably. I'm saying now that it will be because I want to know what my favourite shifters are doing now. Like- where was Lou Crushek???
I've read the other reviews of this book and it's obvious that we're all die-hard fans who have followed these characters since the beginning. I absolutely loved the fact that so many old friends were included in Stevie and Shen's story and to be honest, am still marvelling at how Ms Laurenston managed to juggle the tonal and behavioural qualities of each re-introduced character. From Irene's icy speech to Blayne's hyper-hugging friendliness - as each "old" character reappeared it was as though no time had passed since reading their stories. They are there (in this story) and real.
If you're reading this review because you're a new reader looking for something to enjoy, please don't start with this book. At a very minimum you need to read Book 1 of the Honey Badger Chronicles before reading Book 2. But if you're looking for a real, wonderful reading treat, start where it all began with The Pride Series. There are only (!) 9 books and Book 9 of that series introduces the first of the honey badgers into the plot lines. If you read those first, you'll have the back stories of all the old friends who actively participate (or indeed are simply mentioned in passing) in "In a Badger Way". You'll also have a deeper appreciation for one of those rare writers who can create worlds, characters and plot lines through dialogue.
I always read Shelly Laurenston/G A Aiken's work with a smile on my face and I always feel slightly jealous of any reader who, after reading one of my infrequent reviews of her work, picks up one of her books for the first time. If I've persuaded a new reader into the fold, you are in for SUCH a treat!
Some thing felt off with Stevie an Shen. Not like the other book, they don't click for some reason.
Overall it is an alright read not hyped as previous books.
I was given an ARC of this excerpt in exchange for an honest review.
Also have you thought about doing a story about the kids it would be very funny