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Can science save us when all else fails?
Trisk and her hated rival, Kal, have the same goal: save their species from extinction.
But death comes in the guise of hope when a genetically modified tomato created to feed the world combines with the government's new tactical virus, giving it an unexpected host and a mode of transport. Plague rises, giving the paranormal species the choice to stay hidden and allow humanity to die or to show themselves in a bid to save them.
Under accusations of scientific misconduct, Trisk and Kal flee across a plague-torn United States to convince leaders of the major paranormal species to save their supposedly weaker kin, but not everyone thinks humanity should be saved, and Trisk fights the prejudices of two societies to prove not only that humanity does have something to offer but that long-accepted beliefs against women, dark magic, and humanity itself can turn to understanding; that when people are at their worst, the best show their true strength, and that love can hold the world together as a new balance is found.
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By Therese M. Woolley on 02-22-17
A Little Slow
I am a big Kim Harrison fan and was very excited about another book in my favorite world. I wasn't sure what to expect since this was a prequel. I was very interested to learn about The Turn and this book was very good at filling in the history behind that event. At times the story was a little slow and at times there was a little too much introspection from the characters. I would like to say I liked the heroine but I didn't. As a scientist I expected her to be a little more analytical but she made a lot of decisions based on her emotions. This didn't make for a very strong female lead. After a time I found myself rolling my eyes when she bemoaned the outcome of a decision. The antagonist was written really well and I did really hate him. My only complaint was his fate. I didn't like that at all although I understand why it had to happen that way based on the series. The performance by Marguerite Gavin was very good. I knew which character was speaking at all times and she put the right spin on the story. I would definitely listen to other books she narrates. All in all "The Turn" is a good book for fans of the series but without a stronger female lead I can't give the story more than three stars.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
By Elizabeth K. on 02-16-17
I'm sorry I finished it too fast!
Where does The Turn rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
I just love The Hollows series, Kim Harrison and Marguerite Gavin. I loved this prequel but it was too short! I did not want the book to end. The story was actually very exciting. I loved the pixy Orchid. Kim's world building is one of the best. Listening to this was like catching up with an old friend.
Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?
Yes! A page turner.
What does Marguerite Gavin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
I've listened to all The Hollows series books because of Marguerite Gavin. Unfortunately, I believe it was book 6 which I read on my kindle because I couldn't stand a different narrator. I loved Marguerite Gavin in all the Kitty Norville books too. When I see her name as narrator, I automatically have a positive view of a book. She just makes the books come alive.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful