Audio: Slaying It by Chloe Neill @chloeneill @sereads ‏ @TantorAudio

Posted September 1, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 2 Comments

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Audio: Slaying It by Chloe Neill @chloeneill @sereads ‏ @TantorAudioSlaying It by Chloe Neill
Narrator: Sophie Eastlake
Series: Chicagoland Vampires #13.5
Published by Tantor Audio on August 14, 2018
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Length: 2 hours, 14 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Publisher
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Merit, Sentinel of Chicago's Cadogan House, is pregnant. She's ready to meet her daughter, but also very excited about the possibility of seeing her feet again. But trouble always seems to find her...

Ethan and Merit have been married for eight months, and they're preparing for life-with-baby. Ethan's battling his overprotectiveness, while Merit's hoping she can figure out how to be a loving parent given her family's chilliness.

While out on an evening walk, Merit stops to help a human in need, only to find herself under attack. A sociopath with a debt figures pregnant Merit is an easy target--and Cadogan House would pay handsomely for her return...

I purchased all the main books of the Chicagoland Vampire series on audiobook. So when I saw this novella was coming out on audio, I wanted to review it. I bought the ebook previously. It also makes a great lead in to the  the spinoff series first book, Wild Hunger.  It’s not necessary for the new series though.

I enjoyed being back in the comfort of these characters. As short as the novella is, it really took a tour of many of the favorites, including quite a bit about Jonah.   There are two primary plot lines. The first is an attack on Merit who is 8 months pregnant.  The second is some backstory about Margot, the chef. This is a gift for long-time fans. There’s the “case” to solve with all our favorite players working together. It’s great to see the team in action together again.



I am very used to Sophie Eastlake now, although she is the second narrator of this series. I am very fond of her voices for Merit and Ethan now, especially.  I listened at my normal 1.25x speed.  Her performance added to my enjoyment of this novella.


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About Sophie Eastlake

An avid reader her whole life, Sophie Eastlake happily extends her love of books to her passion for narrating. She lives in New York, where she survives the subway grind with a book in her hand and drops in on every literary reading she can find, while on a never-ending quest for the perfect cup of coffee.

About Chloe Neill

Chloe Neill is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Captain Kit Brightling, Heirs of Chicagoland, Chicagoland Vampires, Devil’s Isle, and Dark Elite novels.

She was born and raised in the South, but now makes her home in the Midwest, where she lives with her gamer husband and their bosses/dogs, Baxter and Scout.  Chloe is a voracious reader and obsessive Maker of Things; the crafting rotation currently involves baking and quilting. She believes she is exceedingly witty; her husband has been known to disagree.

Photo by Dana Damewood.


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  • 2018 Audiobook Challenge

Posted September 1, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 2 Comments

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