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Would you listen to Dying for a Living Boxset: Books 1-3 of Dying for a Living Series again? Why?
Maybe, if the series continues for years to come and I find myself forgetting the story.
What other book might you compare Dying for a Living Boxset: Books 1-3 of Dying for a Living Series to and why?
I don't know, I usualy don't listen to stuff like this...
What does Hollie Jackson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
She gives a great performance and brings all the characters to life with different voices and accents
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
i die for you to live
Any additional comments?
I usually don't listen to this kind of audiobooks, not my genre at all, but I gave a chance to this trilogy by Korry M. Shrum and I was really happy to discover a very well written series, with likable characters and a good an original plot. This is not your usually dumb zombie story, not at all...
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was a good intro to the series. but I suspect all the action is to follow
*Not one for plugging into the speakers whilst doing the dishes (NSFW)*
Jesse feels just like a real person, despite the fact that she's technically a Zombie but you shouldn't use the Z-word unless you're one too and you're trying to reclaim it. She's truly funny, knows the right amount of information to make the plot twist and turn, and her cast of supporting characters are varied and interesting too. I was concerned about the presence of a love-triangle (even if it is a bisexual love-triangle). However, it is different from the 'young-adult love-triangle' trope as these characters seem like they are largely just getting on with things, like I've witnessed with love-triangles in real-life.
It's set in Nashville and the town feels as part of the novel as the characters. Give the first book a chance passed the first few awkward descriptions - the author gets better at integrating new characters and there is a noticeable step up in quality between books 1 and 2.
Saying that the descriptions of sex-crimes (mainly in book 2) are horrifying... I mean they are describing horrifying crimes so they shouldn't be anything else, but I decided to fast forward through the end of those minutes. I don't think I missed anything plot-wise (if you decide to do this too). I already had boundless sympathy for Jesse's vaguely described childhood horrors, without re-living them with her. The vivid descriptions of institutionalized torture are also in this category.
This is not a light-novel despite zipping through the plot in pacy and entertaining way. If anything, although I am invested in the story, I am holding back from the next novel in the series because it's hard-work in these parts. Still I think more novels should be about people like Jesse and I think the satirical elements don't seem too forced.
Good for fans of Jessica Jones (Marvel); similarly adult themes, but set in a vibrantly new world with a wildly different protagonist even if they do share a name!