Curse the Dawn : Cassandra Palmer

  • by Karen Chance
  • Narrated by Cynthia Holloway
  • Series: Cassandra Palmer
  • 14 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Cassandra Palmer may be the all-powerful Pythia now, but that doesn't mean people have stopped trying to kill her. Most of the supernatural power players don't want independent-minded Cassie as chief clairvoyant - and they'll stop at nothing to see her six feet under.
The Vampire Senate does support Cassie in her position, but their protection comes with a price: an alliance with the sexy master vampire Mircea, who has claimed Cassie as his own. But even the vampires will have trouble keeping Cassie alive now that the self-styled god Apollo, the source of the Pythia's power, has it in for her in a big way.
To save her life - and the world - Cassie's going to have to face down her creator once and for all.


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Customer Reviews

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Cassie, Mircea, and Pritkin are back and dysfunctional as ever. In this installment, the world's chief clairvoyant tries to be assertive, stay alive and oh yeah, kill a god in her spare time. This is just a fun series. The author is witty and the characters are ridiculous and I love it all. Holloway is a solid narrator but is unable to produce a British accent for Pritkin.
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- Leanna "Like many of you, I love to read, but I am time-limited. Audiobooks allow me to keep up with my favorite authors. I am currently listening to 'Undead and Unstable' by MaryJanice Davidson, because 'Yours, Mine and Ours' is still not available. Grrr."

Great story, Horrid pronunciation

If you could sum up Curse the Dawn in three words, what would they be?

Supernatural action romance

What was one of the most memorable moments of Curse the Dawn?

The lay line car chase was well written and fun.

Would you be willing to try another one of Cynthia Holloway’s performances?

Only if I REALLY wanted to know the story. Big tip: If a word is used frequently, learn how to pronounce it! "Malevolent" has only one "N" in it, sister, and it ain't in the beginning. As far as I know, "menevolent" isn't a word

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

I have no idea. This is a stupid question.

Any additional comments?

Yes, the story here is heavily reliant upon the other books in the series, so if you are a "Cassie Palmer" beginner, start at the beginning, and do the series right. You'll enjoy the trip much more. That said, the series only gets better (except, of course, for the performance, which continues to be badly pronounced). As far as the supernatural element goes, just go with it-- suspension of disbelief is a happy thing, and this series/book will go anywhere it damn well pleases. Ghosts? Check. Vampires? Check. Fey? Check. Pissed off ancient Greek gods? Double check. If you haven't heard of a weird creature, don't worry-- Cassie/Karen Chance is very nice about explaining everything and its relationship to the other things.

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- Claire

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-28-2010
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio