listening to books via audible

Trying To Wait Patiently To Drink Deep

Image from chloeneill.com

I love to read fiction. Especially, speculative fiction in the urban fantasy and/or paranormal genre (think Sookie Stackhouse, Harry Dresden, Anita Blake, etc). Unfortunately, time being what it is and my relationship to it being fleeting, I always have chores and such that get in the way of me sitting down and reading. Thankfully, there are services like Audible that allow me to at least listen to novels while I’m moving around getting other things done. Though maybe not as satisfying as reading text (and definitely not necessarily a great way for me to retain any memory of the experience) it at least keeps me exposed to these wonderful worlds of fancy while I get other things I need to do out of the way.

This past week sucked me into the world of the Chicagoland Vampires series by Chloe Neill. At first I wasn’t initially drawn in by the style of writing (or I guess narrating in this case) but the premise was interesting enough that I continued to listen and before you knew it I went through all 4 novels and cannot wait for the fifth one to come out in November next month (it’s available in print right now but not in audiobook form just yet).

Not to reveal any spoilers, even though the fourth book has been around for at least a year now, but an unexpected twist close to the ending of “Hard Bitten” really left me for a loop. It was definitely not something I was accustomed to experiencing in any of my past favorite fiction series and it makes me impatient of what’s to come in the fifth book of this series.

I want to hear what’s in store for the vampire heroine, Merit, and what new disasters await her beloved Cadogan House. Hopefully the wait won’t be that long.