Audiobook Review- White Cat by Holly Black

I’m jumping on Devourer’s Friday meme of reviewing audiobooks. Since I’ve started my hour+ drive to work and back, I’ve found that I can go through at least one book a week. That means, each Friday I can review the book I’ve finished during the week 🙂

*I have to admit, I have never been one to review books. Please note this is purely my opinion and I do not claim to be good at reviews. Thanks!

Earlier this week, I finished listening to Red Glove by Holly Black. A few weeks back I listened to the first in the series, White Cat.

Cassel comes from a family of curse workers — people who have the power to change your emotions, your memories, your luck, by the slightest touch of their hands. And since curse work is illegal, they’re all mobsters, or con artists. Except for Cassel. He hasn’t got the magic touch, so he’s an outsider, the straight kid in a crooked family.

You just have to ignore one small detail — he killed his best friend, Lila, three years ago.

Ever since, Cassel has carefully built up a façade of normalcy, blending into the crowd. But his façade starts crumbling when he starts sleepwalking, propelled into the night by terrifying dreams about a white cat that wants to tell him something. He’s noticing other disturbing things, too, including the strange behavior of his two brothers. They are keeping secrets from him, caught up in a mysterious plot. As Cassel begins to suspect he’s part of a huge con game, he also wonders what really happened to Lila. Could she still be alive? To find that out, Cassel will have to out-con the conmen.
Description taken from Goodreads.

Jesse Eisenburg reads brilliantly. I’m crossing my fingers he continues to read this series and that he chooses to read for other books because of the incredible work he does. It’s not always easy to find a reader who can make you forget you’re listening to someone read a book. Eisenburg does this. Each character’s voice is unique and consistent. Cassel’s monologues are never dull or too drawn out. And I adore the fact that I can tell that difference between Cassel’s thoughts and speech.

I love the world Holly Black has created. She only changed one small thing about our world, and I think it’s the simplicity that makes it work so well: gloves. Everyone in Black’s world has to wear gloves because of curse work- magic that is transmitted by touch. Place on top of this the con work Cassel does and the mob world he lives in- I’m addicted.

Both White Cat and Red Glove were incredible. I’m more than a bit bummed I have to wait until April 2012 for Black Heart to come out! I highly, highly suggest these books.

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