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- Listening Length: 11 hours and 25 minutes
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- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Tantor Audio
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 1 Jun. 2011
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0053R3JLC
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Three Days to Dead: Dreg City Series, Book 1 Audio Download – Unabridged
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There is also far too much going on. There are many, many different species of creature in this book, and it gets a bit tricky trying to keep all the different creatures and their alliances straight. The story jumps from one thing to another with little explanation and trying to keep all of it in order and remember it all isn't easy either. And whilst the world building was pretty good, the overall tone wasn't as dark and gritty as it could have been, leaving a slightly lighter tone than it really needed.
Knowing that there is a time constraint is one thing, but the pressure of it didn't really come across well in this. There were times when you felt Evy had all the time in the world to do whatever it was needed doing. There were a couple decent twists but nothing out of the blue, but the ending was reasonable anyway, even if a few things were left open ended.
However, despite all it's flaws, I liked this book. Yes it's not as good as it could be, but I still think it's a reasonable read and one I'll pass along to friends.Read more ›
Evy Stone is a hunter, a member of an elite and secret branch of the police force that enforces order over the "dregs". When she is resurrected in someone else's body, the clock begins ticking to recover her memories, find her killer, and prevent a catastrophic alliance between vampires and goblins. Unlike several other reviewers, I don't think the knowledge that she will somehow survive the book, despite the stated three-day limit on her life, ruins the book in any way. Lets face it; basic common sense tells you that the protagonist of any series is going to survive, no matter how imminent and deadly the danger might seem. The interesting and more important part is exactly how she will survive, and building suspense over that is something Meding accomplishes.
The characters in 'Three Days' are unique. Wyat Truman, Evy's handler/supervisor when she was a hunter, is not the ultra-alpha hero, the genius who has it all under control, or the lover who's affections border on stalking. He seems a fairly normal person with special skills. Evy herself is not perfect; she doesn't find everything to be smooth sailing in her new body, she has serious emotional problems dealing with her returned memories, and she makes several bad decisions which result in harm to innocents that she does not just easily brush aside. The secondary characters are also not typical; the vampires are not all evil, some of the prettiest denizens of the non-human world are fairly useless, and some of the ugliest and most disgusting are the most entertaining. Although the characters were interesting, that is not enough to carry the book.Read more ›
I also loved the world building. I always enjoy it when there are lots of different supernatural races interacting, which this series has. I liked the idea of the Triads of Hunters working to police the non-humans of Dreg city. While it's obviously not the first series to ever feature a vampire hunter, the way it was so organised and militant certainly felt like a new and imaginative slant on it.
The characters were very vivid and real and even a little bit damaged. Even among the action-packed, race against time plot line, there was still time to grow really attached to some of them. So much so, that I may have had a little something in my eye at a couple of points during the read . Or it could have been a trick of the light. I'll never tell.
Overall this was a great urban fantasy debut. The only slight negative (and it is teeny tiny) is that because of the premise of girl-wakes-up-in-new-body-with-only-three-days-to-live, a lot of stuff had to be told to us in flashbacks, which sort of caused the romantic element to fall a little bit flat as the relationship didn't develop in a linear fashion...That probably doesn't make any sense unless you've read it, but you'll see what I mean when you do. And you absolutely should!
4.5 Stars! ★★★★1/2
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've just re-read the Dreg City books, and Kelly Meding is without doubt an underrated author. Three Days to Dead is a white knuckle ride of a book, which kicks off from the start... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Pendle
Evy Stone, member of the Triads, an elite bounty hunting team, awakes in the morgue... in someone else's body. Read morePublished on 15 July 2012 by Jo
Our protagonist has to solve her own murder in three days, someone has paid a hefty magical cost to bring her back. Read morePublished on 13 May 2011 by sharon
This was an OK start to a new series but no more than that. Evy Stone the heroine was so relentlessly one-dimensional that I won't be buying another one. Read morePublished on 29 Sept. 2010 by JudeC
When Evangeline Stone wakes up naked and bruised on a cold slab at the morgue in a stranger's body (with no memory of who she is and how she got there) her troubles are only just... Read morePublished on 24 Dec. 2009 by Kindle Customer