Mar 012011

Pandora’s Daughter by Iris Johansen
Rating: 1/5
Source: Local library
Links: Amazon, Goodreads, Author’s website

This was my February commute audiobook. Megan Blair is a doctor who hears voices. These voices are actually part of a psychic power that she only just learned she has. This comes at a time that someone is trying to kill her, and she must learn to accept and prevail, or risk losing her life.

The premise of the book sounds exciting and interesting, but it fell flat. The plot progresses really slowly, and the characters are just annoying.

Megan is supposed to be a doctor in her late twenties. But she alternates being seeming like a child and a middle-aged woman. I had to keep reminding myself of who she was supposed to be. The further into the story I got, the less I could stand her.

The other characters are very cut and dry, with a huge dose of annoying. There is a very evil villian, and a not-so-nice good guy. Everyone is just simply unbelievable. The only exception being Harley, who provides comic relief while actually coming across as real.

Overall, I couldn’t wait for the story to end. Several times, I debated just stopping. I didn’t really care to find out how it ended.

A word of advice, there is a lot of profanity and sex. Neither element added anything to the story, and it is really distracting.

The narration was very well done. Each character had a slightly different voice, and they were easily distinguishable. Conversations on the phone had an element that sounded like they were actually conducted through a phone, and were great additions. I was impressed with the narration, just not the actual story.

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