Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Bayou Moon by Ilona Andrews


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Audiobook review: Bayou Moon

Bayou Moon AudioAuthor: Ilona Andrews
Narrator: Renée Raudman
Audio Speed: 1.25x
Series: The Edge #2
Genre: Urban Fantasy Romance
Source: Purchased

Bayou Moon opens two years after the conclusion of the previous book, On the Edge, where we find William living a solitary life in the Edge. He is soon recruited by the Mirror, a spy network for the country of Adrianglia in the Weird, and finds himself off to the Mire in the Edge. Cerise Mar lives in the Edge in the swamps called the Mire. The Mars are in a family feud with the Sheeriles, and her parents have been kidnapped by evil agents of the Hand. Lucky for Cerise, she crosses paths with William, and they team up to stop the Hand.

The second book started as a bit of a shocker to me. I thought that the Edge series was an urban fantasy series that would follow Rose and Declan through four books. But it’s not… It’s more of a UF romance, with a different couple featured in each book. After my initial disappointment, I learned to love both William and Cerise.

Overall, I enjoyed Bayou Moon. Once again, the storytelling is phenomenal, with an engrossing plot filled with some twists and turns. It is, however, a long book, and I felt that it would have benefitted from some editing. The ending dragged on a bit too long and started to frustrate me. Additionally, the authors left open some doors that I would have preferred closed. I guess I’ll have to wait to see if they are resolved in future titles. I did enjoy the reintroduction of the main characters from the first title. I hope that the next two books will continue to involve some of these familiar players.

Renée Raudman’s performance is utterly amazing. She captures every moment perfectly – reconstructing emotions that allow a listener to experience what the character feels. She also introduces appropriate sighs, breaths, and more to express the attitudes and physical exhaustion (for example) of the characters.

In the end, another wonderful addition to the Edge series.

My Rating: B
Narration: A


  • I always wanted more from this series

    • It would be nice to have another book, but I like the tie in with the Innkeeper Chronicles.

  • I loved revisiting this novel through your review. Thank you.

  • I’m trying to remember what the open pieces are that you mentioned. It has been many years since I’ve read (or well listened) to this series. I’ll have to give it revisit at some point soon.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

    • I don’t even remember now. It was all addressed within the conclusion of the series. I listened to this a few months ago and wrote the review right after I finished it. I’ve since listened to the subsequent titles and written those reviews as well. Haha. Actually I went back and read my notes. There were a lot of unknowns at the end, like if certain people survived and why some actions were taken. So, yes, it was addressed in the next book.

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