Audiobook Review: Between Shifts (The City Between #2) by W.R. Gingell (Narrator: Zehra Jane Naqvi)

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The City Between #2
W.R. Gingell (Narrator: Zehra Jane Naqvi)
Urban Fantasy - Paranormal - Young Adult
Tantor Audio
March 29, 2019
6 hours and 58 minutes


There’s a body beneath the skip bins. Fae on the forklift. A vampire in the manager’s office. And there’s definitely something skeevy going on in the locker rooms.

Hi. I’m Pet. Well, not exactly Pet. I am a pet.

I was meant to stay out of it, but somebody’s gotta do something when humans are being killed by Behindkind creatures.

Lucky for me, my owners are just as dangerous and inhuman as the bad guys...

…maybe more.


Between Shifts is book two in The City Between series by W.R. Gingell.

When we left book one Pet was on her own and the three psychos, as she calls them, left to take care of some things. She didn’t know if they would be back, but they have returned.

Pet is continuing to learn and question everything about her housemates, their rules and the supernatural world. You may wonder why she’s named Pet, well that’s because the Fae and vampire living in her home don’t name their pets. Maybe one day we will learn her name, but for now she is Pet.

Pet is clearly something more than human, and the author is taking time on revealing what. I like her attitude and feisty independence, but she’s also loyal to her psychos. JinYeoung is hilarious. He’s the vampire who doesn’t speak English, which just adds to the story. Athens is slightly creepy and Zero well he’s still a mystery.

In this installment Pet discovers a dead body behind the supermarket and we soon learn we have Lycanthropes on the loose. The detective also pops in wanting help on similar murder cares. This was an interesting case as both Pet and JinYeong go undercover. I will say it was obvious to me who the villain was in this installment. Even though I figured it out early it didn’t deter me from the rest of the story.

I like the concept of the world and the characters. I find Pet and JinYeoung’s interactions to be a lot of fun. As for the world The Between and Behind can be a bit confusing, but they are also interesting. The Between is sort of a mirror of our world which Pet can see, but has been warned not to enter alone.

This is a fun urban fantasy series with a bit of mystery and no romance. The mystery was intriguing and our ending is a cliffhanger. I was like noooo, but at least the next book is out, so I can pick it up and find out what’s going to happen next.

Narration: Zehra Jane Naqvi is a fanatic narrator. She nails the characters personalities and tone. I like her accents and her Korean sounds authentic though I don’t know if it’s correct. I’d recommend the audio.

Rated: 3.5 Stars

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

6 comments on “Audiobook Review: Between Shifts (The City Between #2) by W.R. Gingell (Narrator: Zehra Jane Naqvi)

  1. I’ve seen this a bit and it sounds a bit different and interesting. UF is one of my jams. It’s great to hear the narrator is a plus too.

    • I like the narration. I don’t think I’d have gotten into this one, if I read it. I’ve got some issues with how Pet is treated and her role, but I can understand it. I like the direction of things and it moves along at a nice pace. Hope you enjoy!

  2. I was a bit mixed by book one but I was curious to try more

    • Me too. Theirs something that keeps me coming back.

  3. i’m curious about the creatures
    sherry @ fundinmental

    • It’s an interesting world and has interesting characters. I’m not sure what to make of it, but it does keep having me come back for more.