Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: On the Edge by Ilona Andrews

Posted May 26, 2016 by Jen in Listen Up!, Rating A, Reviews, Romance, Urban Fantasy Tags: , , ,

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Audiobook review: On the Edge

On the Edge AudioAuthor: Ilona Andrews
Narrator: Renée Raudman
Audio Speed: 1.25x
Series: The Edge #1
Genre: Urban Fantasy Romance
Source: Purchased

On the Edge is the first story in Ilona Andrews’ unique urban fantasy romance series. The Edge is the place between the Broken (human, non-magical world) and the Weird (mirror world with alternate history and magic-filled). Rose and her two young brothers, Georgie and Jack, live in the Edge, while Rose holds a below minimum wage job in the Broken to try and make ends meet. Everything changes when a Blue Blood from the Weird, Declan, shows up on Rose’s land, while mysterious, evil hounds pick off Edgers one by one.

The writing team of Ilona Andrews is one of the best around. Their attention to detail, while weaving a unique and exciting, action-packed tale, results in one engrossing story after another. On the Edge reads mostly like an urban fantasy, but has multiple third-person POVs and features a romance.

Declan and Rose are like Curran and Kate (Kate Daniels series) or Rogan and Nevada (Hidden Legacy series). They are oil and water. Noble, calm, alpha male and feisty witty hard-on-her-luck female. Female in trouble and could protect herself, but the male wants and needs to protect. I love the dialogue and banter.

Renée Raudman, who narrates all of the Andrews’ titles, works her charm, giving each character a unique, age-appropriate voice. She works in accents, attitude, and emotion to keep the listener engaged.

Overall, On the Edge is exciting and full of twists. The authors have created an incredibly fascinating world, filled with complex and engaging characters, coupled with strong storytelling. I look forward to more from The Edge.

Story: A
Narration: A


19 responses to “Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: On the Edge by Ilona Andrews

  1. I really loved this series. I was sad that it was only four books long. I thought the world they built here was a lot of fun. I do love George and Jack. They are great. This series has a ton of great side characters too. I’m glad you picked it up. 🙂

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

    • After my initial shock starting book 2 and found out it featured a new couple, I continued to enjoy this one until the end. (All four books will be reviewed over the next few weeks). I do like how the authors tied Innkeeper to this series!

      • When they ended the series, I think I remember them commenting about people not liking the more PNR aspect of this series. PNR, UF, I’ll read anything this pair puts out. LOL 🙂

      • I sort of remember that as well. I call this UF romance – it’s not really what I would call PNR. I think it was hard to market. But I loved it!

    • It really is an amazing series. So unique and well written. Again, I’m glad to see some of the characters in the Innkeeper series!

  2. I really loved this novel and I love this series. I wish they would write more then the four books, I don’t think they have plans too though.
    The main characters are great, but we also get several side characters that are just as amazing as the main. The world, OMG is outstanding. So detailed and built wonderful. The Andrews team are amazing!
    Thanks for the review. I loved revising this book through your review.

    • Thanks!! I can’t believe it took me so long to finally listen to the series. I’m a huge fan of their work. I don’t know if they will go back to The Edge, but we do get some of the characters in the Innkeeper Chronicles.

      • I read the Innkeeper books before the Edge, so I had no clue. After finishing this series, I went back and re-read Innkeeper – that was fun!

      • I LOVE to re-read any of the Andrews books. I think I’ve read both the Innkeeper and Kate Daniels books three times now. I just bought the paperback for The Edge, so I’m going to be re-reading it again soon. Always fun to re-read books we have enjoyed.

  3. UnaReads

    Absolutely loved this series! I didn’t think it could get better until I listened to it. Great review!

  4. Jennifer @ The Book Nympho

    I’ve only listened to this one. I need to get back to the series and finish it.