Chaos Choreography : InCryptid

  • by Seanan McGuire
  • Narrated by Emily Bauer
  • Series: InCryptid
  • 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Fifth book in Seanan McGuire's funny and fast-paced urban fantasy InCryptid series, featuring ballroom dancer and monster expert Verity Price.
Verity Price is back on the West Coast and getting back into the swing of the family business: cryptozoology. She's rescuing cryptids from bad situations, protecting them from monster hunters, and generally risking life and limb for the greater good, with her ex-Covenant partner/husband, Dominic, by her side. Her ballroom dance career is behind her - or so she thinks.
When Verity gets the call from the producers of Dance or Die, the reality show she almost won several years before, she finds the lure impossible to resist, and she and Dominic are off to LA for one last shot at the big time. Of course, nothing is that simple. When two contestants turn up dead, Verity will need every ally she can find with the investigation, without blowing her cover....

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Fun, but not my favorite InCryptid book

Is there anything you would change about this book?

It was a fun story overall. The Dance or Die crew was a little too obviously the SYTYCD host/judges with different names. For me it detracted from the story. For some people it would probably be a plus.


What did you like best about this story?

McGuire gets into what it is like to be a dancer on reality television which I enjoyed. The Aeslin mice are always great.


How did the narrator detract from the book?

Unfortunately she constantly mispronounces words (tarot, catechism, obligate, Cthulu, to name just a few), and her accents are atrocious (the British judge/producer was bad, the Irish witch was beyond bad, and I couldn't even tell what kind of accent Dominic was supposed to have). She does a decent job differentiating between who's speaking and does a great job with the Aeslin mice,


If this book were a movie would you go see it?

If Joss Whedon was producing it, yes.


Any additional comments?

I did enjoy the book, but this will likely be the last InCryptid audio I listen to. I'll switch to print for the next book, because the narration is getting too frustrating for me.

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- J. Kearney

Still love it!

It was wonderful to be back with Verity Price! I have a bias for this series. We get a wonderful surprise with the appearance of the famous Grandma Alice. This is the time when Verity must make the choice for her life. Will she be a dancer or a cryptozoology? This decision not only affects her but Dominic as well. They are now happily married. Remember they had to leave New York because of the Covent.

So I am happy as a two-year-old playing in the rain on a warm day. Verity/Valerie is dancing! That has never played a large part of the plot. We meet her friends, she actually has a BFF and her dance partner. Of course when you have dancers, there is always a bitch and that is no difference here. We are taken on a view of the world of competitive dancing. To document the adventure, we have the Aeslin mice! I love them and how every day is a day of celebration. A one point where Verity and Dominic wants a little privacy, they offer the mice food. A mouse said, “you are doing that to get rid of us” LMAO … Hail

The Price never goes anywhere where there is not a problem. That holds true here. With bodies showing up Verity/Valerie is torn between dancing and saving lives. Of course she can do both. We have dancers, dancers who are monsters (really), Dominic (he took the last name of Price… my man!), mice (Hail) and Alice (grandmother/sister), dragons, and displaced races. We have got a great Price story. As I said, I am biased. Some of the reviews are negative, it is your choice in the end. Hey when is Antimony Price, the younger sister of Verity and Alex get her story?
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- Yvonne

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-01-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios