The Operator : The Peri Reed Chronicles

  • by Kim Harrison
  • Narrated by January LaVoy
  • Series: The Peri Reed Chronicles
  • 15 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

On-the-run ex-agent Peri Reed returns bigger and bolder than ever in this second highly anticipated installment in New York Times best-selling author Kim Harrison's new suspense trilogy, The Peri Reed Chronicles.
Peri Reed's job eats her mind, but for a special task agent in hiding, forgetting the past can be a blessing.
Betrayed by the man she thought she loved and the agency that turned her into the very thing she fought against, Peri abandoned the wealth and privilege of Opti for anonymity riddled with memory gaps and self-doubt. But when a highly addictive drug promises to end her dependency on those who'd use her as a tool for their own success, she must choose to remain broken and vulnerable or return to the above-the-law power and prestige she once left: strong but without will, for whoever holds her next fix will hold her loyalty.
Yet even now, as then, a love based on lies of omission might still save her life.
Contains an excerpt from The Turn, Kim Harrison's stunning prequel to the Hollows series!

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Disappointing

I have waited so long to come out. It was not worth the wait. This is such a disappointment. Peri spend most of the book screeching at people. Her comments are "I told you don’t call me, don't say that or a threat to do them bodily harm" The best is"I will not let you get in my mind'

It reads like the author threw dices to decided which man Peri was going to like, love, hate or be in different to, it changed within minutes. Every man in the book is concern about her welfare and she can kick everyone’s ass.

There is more time spent on the highway picking up or dropping of drugs. She is so impulsive with her decisions. She has a strong character, instead of getting off the drug, so starts injecting herself. One minute she cannot stand Jack and the next she needs him to help. She knows he wants to get in her pants so she ends up bitching at him.

The best time is when Micheal goes psycho on his boss. He would take him to the brink of death and then drafted. The next best scene was when Peri was kicking ass in the first park of the book. I really wanted to like this book. There are a couple of new characters that I liked. I am a fan of Kim Harrison. But this falls way short from her usual stuff.

I only gave it 2 stars because they at least had drafts that were good.
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- Yvonne

A little better than the first

I had a difficult time liking the first book in this new series and only tried this second installment because I loved Harrison's previous series. Though I like the basic idea of drafting that underpins the new series, I don't much care for the actual story lines or the main characters.

In this follow up Peri is a bit more sympathetic and likeable, but I do get really sick of her rhapsodizing about how much she loves/misses expensive cars and clothes and such. And an adrenaline addiction isn't inherently more interesting than any other addiction just because it includes car chases and fight scenes. There needs to be more substance to this chronicle.

With the introduction of LB and his crew, this story became a bit more interesting, but most of the secondary characters are pretty flat, frequently inconsistent, or very predictable. I find almost every male character (except LB) simply annoying, even Silas who is supposed to be the most sympathetic (I think...).

Nevertheless I'm willing to try one more book before I give up. I'm still hoping for a more interesting direction than factions fighting over who will catch and use Peri as a resource. That is such an old tired story played out in comic books, tv shows, and movies constantly. And since it is the only thing actually happening so far, it feels abusive to both Peri and to Ms. Harrison's readers.

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- Gash

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-22-2016
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio