Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Audiobook: Tempest Rising Review

Tempest Rising (Jane True 1)
Written by Nicole Peeler
Read by Kate Reinders
Living in small town Rockabill, Maine, Jane True always knew she didn't quite fit in with so-called normal society. During her nightly, clandestine swim in the freezing winter ocean, a grisly find leads Jane to startling revelations about her heritage: she is only half-human. Now, Jane must enter a world filled with supernatural creatures that are terrifying, beautiful and deadly - all of which perfectly describe her new 'friend' Ryu, a gorgeous and powerful vampire. It is a world where nothing can be taken for granted: a dog can heal with a lick; spirits bag your groceries; and whatever you do, never - ever - rub the genie's lamp.
Tempest Rising is written in the first person and as such Kate Reinders does a fantastic job of becoming Jane and helps create a unique voice for the character. All the other characters are always seen through Jane’s eyes so Kate manages to complete inhabit Jane and portray a woman hemmed in by circumstances and discovering a world around her. Between the great writing and the performance Jane comes across as a funny, relatable and original girl – with a very healthy libido! J
Apart from being slightly surprised at first by the American accent (I’m British so when I read books no-one has an accent!), this is a great audiobook. I’d read the book previously and really enjoyed learning about Jane’s world so listening to the CD was no trouble. It was unabridged (my favourite!) so I was able to spend just under ten hours in Jane’s company and urge her on in her relationship with Ryu, laughed as she discovered what a genie really keeps in his pants and jumped when she did.  A great book, brilliantly performed that left me wanting more.
Recommended for fans of Charlaine Harris and Jaye Wells. 9 out of 10


  1. I have it, the book version that is, and I really must start it soon

  2. I can't get myself to give these book a go because I don't like the covers. How lame is that?

    Maybe if I tried it on audio. Something to consider.

    Thanks Mel.

  3. Oh I have this one on my tbr and everyone is trying to get me to read it. I just need more time.

    Oh and American accents are really no accent... :P

  4. Oh so glad you enjoyed the CD!! :) I have not listen to it, so its great to hear that it sounded good. :) I did enjoy reading this book. :) Thanks for the great review.

  5. I read this book and enjoyed it myself as well. Jane is a fun character to read about and I like how she is just learning about everything supernatural. I think that it would be interesting to listen to this book in audio...maybe I'll have to give this a try myself :)