Book Reviews of Pandora's Daughter

Pandora's Daughter
Pandora's Daughter
Author: Iris Johansen
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780312368050
ISBN-10: 0312368054
Publication Date: 4/22/2008
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 333 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 9
I had somehow managed to miss this title, until I read QUICKSAND, Iris Johansen's newest release featuring Eve Duncan. Megan Blair plays a small role in that book, so I searched out PANDORA'S DAUGHTER to get her story. I'm glad I did.

Megan is a doctor who feels empathy for her patients that's beyond normal. When she finds out that a real bad guy named Molino is after her, her world comes crashing down. There are revelations about her Uncle Phillip, memories of her mother's death, and the arrival of Neal Grady, a man who may hold the key to the powers that Megan has.

This was a good, quick read that I really enjoyed. I also like stories that revolve around the paranormal, so this fit right in. I'd love to see more books featuring Megan and Grady (who is a force to be reckoned with!), along with Jed Harley and Renata, two other characters introduced in PANDORA'S DAUGHTER.
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Helpful Score: 7
Pandora's Daughter & Stalemate are so similar to her other books I had to keep checking if I had already read it. I love recurring characters but would like different stories. She is putting the same scenes in her books again & again. How many times can she have a male character tell a female how how he is for her and how much he wants her as the world around them is chaotic? I put down PD a third of the way through it because it was as if I had read it already, just as Stalemate was the same story again. I won't be in a hurry to pick her books up unless they're at a library sale cheap. Too costly to buy a book you've "already read" and put it down.
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Helpful Score: 6
I love Iris Johansen and she did not let me down with this book. She makes you feel for the characters and the story line keeps you entertained til the end. It's got a bit of mystery and adventure with some paranormal psychic spun in. Definitely a must read.
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Helpful Score: 4
A wonderful book. My first Iris Johansen and I am looking for more. This book has suspense and great characterization. You won't want to put it down.
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Helpful Score: 3
Loves this book! I read it 3 times. It keeps you interested and is not like any other read!
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Helpful Score: 2
WONDERFUL!! Definately a page turner. I didn't really want it to end!
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Helpful Score: 2
Since she was 15, Dr. Megan Blair was led to believe her mother died in a terrible accident. Megan has no idea she was murdered for using her extraordinary psychic powers to bring down the son of a brutal criminal. Megan also doesn't know that 12 years ago CIA operative Neal Grady sheltered her from the truth. But now one of Molino's men has tried to murder Megan, and Grady believes it's time for her to know her legacy....and master it.

At first Megan lashes out at Grady, in part because of their undeniable attaction. Once she's convinced, though, Megan agrees to help beat Molino at his own game. The problem is, she knows Grady hasn't told her everything...and the question is "why?"
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Helpful Score: 2
Not one of Iris Johansen's better books but the characters were intersting enough to make me care what happens to them. Worth while to read incase these characters come up in later books. More of the sci-fi/psychic genre, but had enough mystery and suspense to keep me wondering what will happen. My favorite thing about this authors books is how minor characters in one book become main characters in another while the book can stand alone and one does not need to have read any previous book by this author to be able to follow along.
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Helpful Score: 2
A MUST read. I found this book to be one, if not the best of Johansen's books. I couldn't put it down. I liked it even better than one of the Eve Duncan books.
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Helpful Score: 2
I enjoyed the hard-to-quantify possibilities of extra senses presented in this book. Great plot and enjoyable read.
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Helpful Score: 2
A great read! Especially if you are interested in paranormal talents plus mystery.
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Helpful Score: 1
Enjoyed this a lot. Good suspense, interesting paranormal (psychic) influences, a little bit of romance. A real page-turner, keeps you fully engrossed from the first to the last page.
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Helpful Score: 1
this was a great read. does any one know if there is a second one. it would make a great series
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Helpful Score: 1
GREAT SUSPENSE
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Helpful Score: 1
I think this book had tremendous potential, but fell short in my opinion. I could not quite understand why Megan spent the majority of the book denying her gifts. I also did not like the romantic relationship or the way it developed. This book started out strong, seemed to flounder through the middle, was highly predictable in so many ways and ended with a whimper. Read it if you're bored, but there are many much more interesting books available.
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Helpful Score: 1
this makes my second book,i love it, keeps you setting on the edge.thank you so much...
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Helpful Score: 1
This book disappointed me. I guess I was expecting something different. The characters actually annoyed me.
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Helpful Score: 1
I had somehow managed to miss this title, until I read QUICKSAND, Iris Johansen's newest release featuring Eve Duncan. Megan Blair plays a small role in that book, so I searched out PANDORA'S DAUGHTER to get her story. I'm glad I did.

Megan is a doctor who feels empathy for her patients that's beyond normal. When she finds out that a real bad guy named Molino is after her, her world comes crashing down. There are revelations about her Uncle Phillip, memories of her mother's death, and the arrival of Neal Grady, a man who may hold the key to the powers that Megan has.

This was a good, quick read that I really enjoyed. I also like stories that revolve around the paranormal, so this fit right in. I'd love to see more books featuring Megan and Grady (who is a force to be reckoned with!), along with Jed Harley and Renata, two other characters introduced in PANDORA'S DAUGHTER.
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Helpful Score: 1
Megan Blair has heard voices all of her life. She struggles to ignore them until suddenly someone wants to kill her. The mysterious and sexy Neal Grady who she knew as a child comes back into her life to help her. Shocking secrets about her mother and about her own "special" talents are revealed and megan knows she will never be the same. Another fun and interesting read from the master Iris Johansen
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Johansen's latest book is probably her best yet. A page turner. I am a big fan of hers and I have renewed respect for her writing.
Marianne F.
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Great way to spend a long car ride! Really holds your interest right to the very end!
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Great Book.. I was hooked early on. I never read Johansen before, but picked this up because of the paranormal aspect and was not disappointed. A must read.
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Megan Blair has heard "voices" since she was a little girl, but when her mother is murdered when Megan is 15, a family "uncle" takes her in and the voices seem to disappear. As an adult, she is now a physician in the ER, but has trouble blocking out her extreme emotions concerning her patients. After being run off the road and narrowly missing death, an old childhood friend, Neal Grady, comes into her life. Megan finds out she is a descendant of a family of psychics reaching back to the middle ages who are constantly being hunted (for the lack of a better word) by people who either think psychics are "freaks," or who want to use their psychic powers for their own devices/evil. Megan also finds out her mother was a "Pandora" psychic who killed a man that was beating and gang-raping her. Now she is in the fight for her life as the brother of the murdered man has been searching and found Megan for revenge.

While I like the premise of this book, with the psychic skills (it has potential to be refreshing and new), it falls seriously flat. A romance between Megan and Neal develops and really has no business being in the book, as it serves no purpose. The constant referring to psychics as "freaks" becomes redundant and frustrating to the reader. The psychic powers that are touched on and used could have been honed and featured more, yet they are only touched on, so what exactly is the point? All-in-all, a waste of time for me, but I could see how women who enjoy romance novels with a tinge of danger would find this an entertaining read.
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This book was great. I didn't know it had anything supernatural in it until I started reading it. It was a nice surprise.
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This was my least favorite Iris Johansen book ever. She's usually a sure thing for me, but I really disliked this book. In fact, I didn't finish it. It's a 9 disc audiobook (unabridged) and I finished disc 6 and gave up on it. I disliked the female lead. SPOILER - I know she's supposed to be highly emotional and sensitive due to her special gift, but I found her highly emotional and highly annoying! She disgusted me in almost every word that left her mouth. And the lead male - I never identified with him or felt anything for him at all. He's a prop. Renata was the most interesting person to me. I'd read a book about her.
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Orphaned at 15 and raised by her Uncle Phillip, Megan Blair is an Atlanta pediatrician who hears terrified voices. Revelation comes when childhood friend Neal Grady, who is now a shadowy government agent, arrives to apprise Megan of her psychic powers. And to warn her: Molino-the relentless villain who killed Megan's mother, believing her touch killed his son-is targeting Megan next. Molino thinks Megan was born to an ancient Sephardic family of psychics, and plans to force her to reveal the location of the Ledger, a book that contains the family's secrets and finances. He then plans to kill her, if Megan, Neal and Neal's sidekick, Jed Hartley, don't find him first.
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A light, fun read that is both a mystery and a romance. I particularly enjoyed the discussion about the Pandora myth: "...Pandora was given gifts from all the gods and that's why her name was Pandora, which means all gifts. Hermes gave her cunning, boldness and charm. Aphrodite gave her beauty, Apollo gave her musical ability and the power of healing. Hera gave her curiosity. The Zeus threw in mischief and foolishness." There is more discussion but this give you an idea of how it flows. Good read.
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great read I just love her books.
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This book started out slow and maybe a little confusing. Once I got into it though I couldn't put it down.
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Not the best book she has written but I love Iris Johansen's books so much that if you are a fan, I would definately read this book.
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Great. I could not put this down.
This book was very interesting.
I loved everything about it!
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Was a good suspense.
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This was not one of Johansen's best. Most of her books have well developed characters, smooth prose, tight plots and effectively carry the reader along to interesting conclusions. I admit not even finishing this one as the prose was wooden, and I kept having to re-listen to sections to recall characters and try to keep the plot succinctlly linked in my my mind. I finally gave up, which is rare for me. I fully expect to read more Johansen books and that they will be on a par with her usual excellence.
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Great book! I have loved all her books and this one sure does'nt disapoint.
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Easy read. Very action packed keeping you on the edge of your seat. I could not put this down.
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This was my first Iris Johansen book and it was good