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The Price family has spent generations studying the monsters of the world, working to protect them from humanity - and humanity from them. Enter Verity Price. Despite being trained from birth as a cryptozoologist, she'd rather dance a tango than tangle with a demon, and is spending a year in Manhattan while she pursues her career in professional ballroom dance. Sounds pretty simple, right? It would be, if it weren't for the talking mice, the telepathic mathematicians, the asbestos supermodels, and the trained monster-hunter sent by the Price family's old enemies, the Covenant of St. George.
When a Price girl meets a Covenant boy, high stakes, high heels, and a lot of collateral damage are almost guaranteed. To complicate matters further, local cryptids are disappearing, strange lizard-men are appearing in the sewers, and someone's spreading rumors about a dragon sleeping underneath the city....
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By Dianne Herbert on 04-06-13
Monster hunting and ballroom dancing...who knew?
While this story is interesting and enjoyable, I feel an obligation to share that "there be mice" lots and lots of mice. Since I am one of those who has a rodent phobia, discovering that the heroine shares her living space with a colony of mice was off putting to say the least. I almost stopped listening. Thankfully I came back to the story and pushed through. In all honesty, the mice were more the mickey type than the horror story, attack the human type.
I enjoy this genre of books. Being an avid reader all my life, I have transferred this same enthusiasm to listening. I have been through many series and am constantly looking for new. What I liked the best about this book is the more human qualities the supernaturals are given. It is a different approach than all the "kill the bad" that many authors take. The snark wasn't bad either.
This wasn't the best series I've experienced but is was enjoyable and I think well worth the credit. Good start. Now I'm interested in seeing where this goes.
14 of 14 people found this review helpful
By a on 11-21-12
I love this book!
Where does Discount Armageddon rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
I've enjoyed all of Seanan McGuire/Mira Grant's other books but this is rapidly shaping up to be my favourite!
Who was your favorite character and why?
Tie between Sarah Zellaby and Verity Price ( although I'd be really interested in her grenade toting grandmother as well).
What does Emily Bauer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
For a lot of Characters the young bright and perky thing wouldn't work but for Verity it's perfect!
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes, I had to tear myself away from it.
Any additional comments?
The cover and the short synopsis made me a little wary of this book but it's gone way past my expectations, it's just ridiculously fun!
Basically I'm at the point where Seanan McGuire is an anxiously awaited autobuy ( on the same level as Patricia Briggs or Ilona Andrews).
26 of 27 people found this review helpful