Audiobook Review: Between Jobs (The City Between #1) by W.R. Gingell (Narrator: Zehra Jane Naqvi)

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Between Jobs Book Cover Between Jobs
The City Between #1
W.R. Gingell (Narrator: Zehra Jane Naqvi)
Urban Fantasy
Tantor Audio
March 12, 2019
Audiobook
7 hours and 43 minutes
Library

 

When you get up in the morning, the last thing you expect is to see a murdered guy hanging outside your window. Things like that tend to draw the attention of the local police, and when you’re squatting in your parents’ old house until you can afford to buy it, another thing you can’t afford is the attention of the cops.

Oh yeah. Hi. My name is Pet.

It’s not my real name, but it’s the only one you’re getting. Things like names are important these days.

And it’s not so much that I’m Pet.

I’m a pet.

A human pet: I belong to the two Behindkind fae and the pouty vampire who just moved into my house. It’s not weird, I promise—well, it’s weird, yeah. But it’s not weird weird, you know?

 

Between Jobs is book one in The City Between series by W. R. Gingell and narrated by Zehra Jane Naqvi.

I was so enamored by the audio narration. Zehra Jane Naqvi captured me from the first moment until the last. I couldn’t stop listening! I loved all the voices; especially JinYeoung, vampire, who will only speak Korean even though he knows English and understands it. This element added something more and special to the story.

Between Jobs is an interesting and unusual story. I liked the concept and characters introduced to us. Our lead, Pet (can’t remember if the author tells us her real name), is a 17-year-old-women living alone in a house that was her’s, but isn’t. She finds herself waking up one morning to a dead almost decapitated body outside her window and soon she’s immersed in the Fae world and a few different mysteries.

I really liked all the characters introduced. Each has a distinct personality and the interactions between Pet and her three psycho’s was a lot of fun to watch. It’s an odd relationship, but one that works for the supernaturals. It’s clear their is something different about Pet, but we don’t know what that is. Besides Jenyung who only speaks Korean, we are also introduced to Zero, a Fae, and Athelas another Fae. Zero is the leader of the psychos and we learn some tidbits about him. Athelas sits back and finds humor in the interactions of the others. The dynamics between all is great.

Between Jobs wrapped up well considering some threads and questions are left open. I enjoyed the story enough that I went out and borrowed the next book, Between Shifts, in the series from my library to listen too. I recommend the audio. I don’t think I would have liked this book as much had I not listened.

Rated: 3.5 Stars
Narration: 4 Stars

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Anne - Books of My Heart
December 13, 2019 5:38 pm

This is the kind of book where I want to listen to the audio. Wonderful review! I may try this series if I get caught up at all.

Jen
Jen
December 13, 2019 10:55 am

Wow! This one sounds really different and cool. And it’s audio that you loved. Thanks for the recommendation!

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer
December 13, 2019 10:15 am

Wahoo. This series just keeps getting better and I adore the narration. I am so happy you are listening to these.

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