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It's never a good day when an ancient demon shows up on your toilet bowl. For Lizzie Brown that's just the beginning. Soon her hyperactive terrier starts talking and her long-lost biker witch Grandma is hurling Smuckers jars filled with magic. Just when she thinks she's seen it all Lizzie learns she's a demon slayer-and all hell is after her. Of course that's not the only thing after her. Dimitri Kallinikos a devastatingly handsome shape-shifting griffin needs Lizzie to slay a demon of his own. But how do you talk a girl you've never met into going straight to the underworld? Lie. And if that doesn't work how dangerous could a little seduction be?
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The Right Narrator for the Right Book
Utterly, completely fantastic
Lizzie because of her conflicted feelings, her squeamishness and her bravery.
There is not a portion of Ms Gilbert's performance that I didn't like. Her ability to give voice to the conflicted Lizzie, from her reaction to that which is gross to her inner arguments, to her elation during her intimate moments with Dimitir... just a great performance. My only question would be "is that what a greek accent really sounds like?" only because the accent given to Dimitri sounded more Mary-Poppin-english than sexy Greek griffin, but that is certainly just me and not at all a distraction from Tavia Gilbert's performance.
"Moved"? Well, that is tough to narrow as this book is more a comedy than a moving story. Maybe it would be Lizzie's final decision to remain a demon slayer -- not that I thought for a moment she would "give up" her powers and her grandma and Dimitri, but the inner discussion was touching.
I am certain I wouldn't have read this book as entertainly well as Tavia Gilbert did and that makes all of the difference. I volunteered to listen to Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox in exchange for an honest review through Audiobook Jukebox. I thought I was getting two birds with one stone, as I had this book already on my to-read list before volunteering to listen to it. What I didn't expect was to be thoroughly entertained and now anxiously awaiting the release of the next Demon Slayer books in audio version.
Lizzie is a mild mannered, likes-to-overplan, preschool teacher with a rising Demon Slayer self awaiting her 30th birthday. Lo and behold, her world starts to unravel as she prepares to prepare for her self-planned birthday celebration. In a mere hour, her long lost grandma shows up, she is battling supernatural creatures and she begins to hear her little doggie talk to her.
This highly entertaining paranormal romance features a timid woman about to come into her true self, a foul-mouthed too-honest grandma, spicy geriatric bikers witches and a yummy griffin "protector" out to save the human world from a power-hungry fifth level demon. Thanks not only to the words provided by Ms Fox, but also to the voice of Tavia Gilbert, this story was addictive and full of more emotion than I naturally read with -- the emotion that Miss Fox may have intended, but I am sure I would have skimmed.
Nearly nine & a half hours in length, this 300+ page book is just the first in a (as of today) 6-books series. I certainly hope that Ms Gilbert will provide her voice to each installment of the series.
- Pemberley Proud
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