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Dark Waters Audiobook

Dark Waters: Elemental, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Devon Sanders, a private investigator known for his efficiency and discretion, has no interest in getting involved with the paranormal community. Unfortunately for him, the paranormal community does have an interest in him, or at least in his secret. Devon is exceptional in solving cases using his uncanny intuition.

When Devon uncovers a violent murder, he knows it is not a natural crime. In order to solve this case and expose the murderer, he will have to go undercover as a wizard in the paranormal university, Quintessence. He soon discovers that his talent has more to do with supernatural forces than he ever knew.

Magic is elemental.

©2015 Rain Oxford (P)2015 Rain Oxford

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    "Great story!"

    Loved it! Lots of action, funny, and well-written. I can't wait for the next one!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bookaholic 02/12/2015
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    "Slow start"

    I found the start a bit slow but I am glad I persevered with the story. Possibly though a one time listen.

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  • Amazon Customer
    30/10/15
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    "Such a GREAT Listen!!! "

    This is my second Rain Oxford audiobook, also narrated by Todd Menesses, and I enjoyed this one even MORE than the first! The writing is so clever and Todd Menesses does an amazing job bringing Rain's imagination to life! I thoroughly enjoyed every minute. I've been taking a chance on more fantasy and paranormal type audiobooks and, so far, Rain Oxford is definitely my favorite.

    Dark Waters tells the story of a detective who finds himself caught up in a world he really has no interest in, but discovers he thrives in quite well. I was an avid True Blood watcher and it was fun listening to descriptions of shape shifters and Fairies and vampires and such. Don't get me wrong, this has nothing to do with True Blood, but if you enjoyed that, you'll DEFINITELY love Dark Waters. Lots of good stuff about magic.

    The writing is so vividly descriptive and the pacing is phenomenal. It made me wish I'd been listening to audiobooks for much longer than I have!!! Great job, Rain! This is definitely film quality work. Very well done.

    21 of 21 people found this review helpful
  • erobbins33
    17/12/15
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    "Excellent Paranormal Investigation!"

    This is the first time I've ever read anything by this author, and I am very impressed! Her storytelling lies somewhere between Harry Potter and the Dresden Files. Since I just finished Dresden, I was looking for something similar to share on long car rides with my son. We are both looking forward to delving deeper into this series. The voice actor has a deep, basso, voiceover-type voice that adds a level of drama, and sometimes snark, that can only add to the story. I was gifted this book, by the author, in a Facebook group, and was not required to review. I was just so lucky to get a chance to "discover" this author, and I want everyone to know.
    A brief synopsis: Devon is a private investigator who unintentionally gets drafted to solve a case at a school for magic, thereby discovering he has a "bit" of magic himself.
    I am looking forward to more in this series!

    19 of 20 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    03/07/16
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    "great book, excellent story"

    really like the book. took me a few chapters to get used to narrator voice /Todd Menesses/, deep voice and overly dramatic, but guy is brilliant doing at least 5 different voices through the book. Very interesting story. very happy with the purchase.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Michael
    30/06/16
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    "A Older Harry Potter?"
    What did you love best about Dark Waters?

    The protagonist is fascinating and is what make the story. Though he might be a bit too powerful for his good.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The protagonist, followed by the genius person.


    What about Todd Menesses’s performance did you like?

    Very Engrossing and easy to concentrate on.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No


    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Bess Clemons
    COOKEVILLE, TN, US
    04/07/16
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    "Loved this book"

    I enjoyed the story, and fantasy world it brought me into. The narration was excellent. Kind of an adult version of Harry Potter. It's sort of a cross between Hogwarts and Harry Dresden. I hated when the distractions of life forced me to stop reading. I can't wait to read the next in the series. Another thing that I appreciated was that it was cleaner than some other similar books. That can be hard to find.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    MANCHESTER, KY, United States
    01/07/16
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    "A pleasant surprise"

    Devon is a PI and he hates vampires. He had a vampire friend when he was young. It just didn't work out. That left him with a bad taste for the paranormal, and the hatred for vampires.

    Devon only works human cases and is really good at his job.

    Knowing that, you can imagine his uneasiness when his job lands him in the "magic" college, pretending to be a magician!

    I was sure I would enjoy this book, but didn't think I would like it as much as I do.The big problem, however, is that Audible doesn't have all the books in this series.

    The narrator does a good job. His female voices are good, as are his accents, and almost all of his pacing is good. Devon is the pacing problem. He has him speak so quickly that I want to run the book at half speed. Then I remember the rest of the narration is great! LOL

    The story line is engaging. I would like to have been able to read it all at once, but, alas.

    My favorite characters are his roommates and the cat, someone's familiar. The cat is fug ugly and PO'd looking, even in his sleep!! He helps Devon quite a bit.

    Henry, a shape-shifter jaguar, and Darwin, who thinks he has no talent, are the roommates. Darwin won't let anyone touch him, and Henry is ultra secretive--if you find out, my parents will kill you. Darwin's voice gets squeaky when he gets into trouble, LOL

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Aurora
    01/11/15
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    "Great stroy and narration"
    What made the experience of listening to Dark Waters the most enjoyable?

    The narrator did a great job. I could tell all of the characters apart easily.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    I loved the Guardian books and I love that this is much darker. It's definitely for an older audience, but with the same descriptive writing style. There's death without it being too gory, romance without being chick-lit and adult language without being vulgar. It has a lot of suspense, magic and action.


    Which character – as performed by Todd Menesses – was your favorite?

    Devon is my favorite because he's smart and sarcastic. Darwin is a close second because he's adorable and his accent is cool. I read the books in this series so I know the characters get fleshed out. I didn't like Henry in this one and I really thought he was going to turn out differently, but now I think he's awesome.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    A fast paced suspenseful paranormal mystery.


    Any additional comments?

    Well written and narrated. It wasn't a very long book, but I can't think of anything to add. Great pacing. I can't wait to listen to the next one.

    20 of 22 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    11/07/16
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    "Like an adult Harry Potter"

    I wasn't sure I was going to like the book at first, it took me a bit to get over the voice of the narrator. once I but the voice together with the story it fit perfectly. I really enjoyed it, it honestly reminded me of the Harry Potter story line with magic and weird creatures. I'm excited to read book two.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    02/07/16
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    "Really Good book. I didnt want it to stop or end."

    Really good book, I didnt want it to end. The story was interesting and imaginative. The only draw back i found was the narrator, he put so much drama at the end of EVERY sentence.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Buneary Thomas
    California
    09/11/15
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    "Enchanting story"
    Where does Dark Waters rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I give Dark Waters a 10 I love the plot and the characters and the narration is enjoyable. I really enjoy stories you can listen to while your driving and think about the story instead of what impending doom your driving to (ie work) I get rather addicted to authors and start to binge listen to all their books. I have already listened to The Guardian's Grimoire book one and that was amazing, same narrator also. I could tell it was the same narrator when he was doing some of the voices hehe. I also love paranormal books and this one dipped into all sorts of paranormal areas.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    There are a handful of characters I liked, I really enjoyed all the shape shifters. I felt bad for Astride and her story. I like the throw back, Darwin, his accent was very well done also and he makes me laugh every time he opens his mouth LOL.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I was especially paying attention to the scenes when a body is found and it looks to be a death by vampire. Then all of a sudden you turn around or leave and come back and everything is gone like it never happened. You start wondering if you imagined what you saw.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No I didn't listen to it all in one sitting. I will listen driving to work or before bed. It's a great story I'm not sure I could listen for 8 strait hours though.


    11 of 12 people found this review helpful

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