DYING FOR A LIVING
Author: Kory M. Shrum
Narrator: Hollie Jackson
Type of Book: Audiobook – Unabridged
Length: 8 hours, 56 minutes
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Paranormal Fiction
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
* I received a free copy of this audiobook from the author in exchange for an honest review.
This book grabbed my attention right away. The narrator’s voice is perfect for the lead character. She has just the right amount of attitude to pull it off.
I have to say I LOVED this book. It is so rare to find a story that is truly unique. DYING FOR A LIVING is one of a kind. It is a completely original story. It takes a lot to get me excited about a new book series, but I am excited about the Jesse Sullivan series and can’t wait to listen to more of these audiobooks.
Jesse is different. She may be a bit emotionally damaged (ok, maybe she is more than just a little damaged) but despite the emotional baggage she is a wonderful heroine. She may not have super powers, but she has something better: she is a Necronite and works as a Death Replacement Agent.
What is a Death Replacement Agent? Well, to describe her job I will have to describe Jesse’s DNA mutation. Jesse has a special DNA mutation which gives her the is ability die and to then heal and return from the dead. Some people call people with this gene zombies, but that is a politically incorrect term. The proper term is “Necronite.”
Necronites are able to work with special predictors who tell people the exact date of their death. If a Necronite is present at a person’s death, they are able to “replace” them and die in their place. Now, that is a unique storyline.
Think you know what this book is about from what I have detailed above? Think again! This book has so many twists in it that you need to pay attention.
The narrator has the perfect voice for Jesse. Jesse has a sarcastic sense of humor and the narrator does an exquisite job of delivering her many one liners. I laughed out loud a few times and even snorted a couple times.
DYING FOR A LIVING is a great book to listen to. I’m sure reading it would be good too, but it is definitely a book that lends itself well to narration. A good narrator can make all the difference when listening to an audiobook and Hollie Jackson’s narration allowed me to immerse myself in the story and helped to bring the character of Jesse to life.
The characters in the book are very well developed and as the story progresses we learn more about the main characters. Because of this the listener is always kept interested. There is never a dull moment.
I rate this book as 5 out of 5 stars. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I look forward to listening to DYING BY THE HOUR which is the next Jesse Sullivan novel.
About the Author:
Kory M Shrum lives with her partner and a pug in Arizona.
To learn more about her and her books visit her blog at http://korymshrum.blogspot.ca