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A Wish Upon the Stars

Tales from Verania
By: TJ Klune
Narrated by: Michael Lesley
Series: Tales from Verania, Book 4
Length: 18 hrs and 27 mins
Categories: LGBT, Romance
4.7 out of 5 stars (84 ratings)

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Summary

Sequel to The Consumption of Magic

Nearly a year ago, blinded by grief and betrayal, Sam of Wilds made a desperate decision to follow the Great White into the Dark Woods. Now, he emerges to a world changed.

The City of Lockes is a prison. The King has been locked away in the dungeons. The Kingdom of Verania has fallen, and the Dark wizard Myrin sits on the throne.

But soon after his return, Sam learns of a resistance fighting in his name, led by a courageous knight, a defiant prince, a pissed-off unicorn, and a half-giant who wants to smash everything in sight. If he has any hope of defeating the villains who have taken their home, Sam must face the consequences of his choices - and the friends he left behind.

©2018 TJ Klune (P)2018 Dreamspinner Press

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Truly awful narration

I love this series of books from TJ Klune and strongly recommend them to anyone. Unfortunately, I can't recommend the audio versions. Book 1 was OK but since book 2 the narration has become increasingly annoying. The narrator sounds permanently bored and unable to read full sentences without pausing for inappropriately long pauses, sighs or huffs. I understand it's supposed to embody the main character but it misses the mark by a mile and ruins the entire experience.

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As ever...

Loved it Michael Lesley...smashed it. . To Mr klune ,I wish I had you skill , I would retire from my current role and live the joy that is the written word.

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My happy place 😃💫🐉🐲

My favourite series of audio books EVER! I LOVE the characters and the story! The writing has me in tears and fits of laughter!! Michael Lesley is truly outstanding!! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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TJ Done it again

Brilliant Amazing, funny, sad loved from start to finish, takes a lot for a book to make me laugh out loud this one and the others in the series did.

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Awesome as always

Love everything about this series. Michael was excellent with the narration as always. Give this a listen, you won't regret it.

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Awful narration, so very disappointing.

T J Klune is one of the writers I buy automatically, hardly even reading the blurbs. I’ve read this series and all the others and loved every minute. On a whim I bought this audiobook and hated it almost at once. The phrasing is all wrong, the emotion is shallow and the characters I love are being ruined. I know this narrator has done the other books so this should have been way, way, way better than it is. I’m almost angry, I’m so disappointed ☹️

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Amazing series

Arguably the best work by one of the most talented LGBTQ authors out there. Narration is amazing too.

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Loved it

TJ ends the tale of verania in a way that does justice to the characters Michael Lesley is a joy to listen to, hope to hear more from both of them

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Just Fabulous

Read the latest adventures and enjoy hours of love life laughter and drama! Another fabulous installment!

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Listened to it twice already and still loving this book!

When the lightening struck heart was first published I thought it was a whimsical funny story, light hearted and happy. And then came A Destiny of Dragons, then The Comsumption of Magic and now this the ending for Sam and his merry band of men... well for now. I have loved all these books in the series and this conclusion is just perfect. I think both the writing and narration are such a beautiful medley which diffo gives me heart banners.

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  • Jen
  • 29-11-18

One of the best series ever. Seriously.

This is one of the best series I have ever read, and certainly one of the best narrations I have ever heard. The books are clever and funny. and from the start of the first book, The Lightning Struck Heart, I was immediately invested in the characters and their stories. The books are also tragic and heart wrenching and every other thing a story needs to be satisfying. Michael Lesley is an incredible narrator who truly gives each of the characters a unique voice.

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  • Therese Giefer
  • 01-12-18

When dreams come true

This is the final chapter in Sam's voice. If you don't know who Sam is you have to start at the beginning. 1. The Lightening Struck Heart 2. Destiny of Dragons 3.Consumption of Magic 4 . Wish Upon the Stars Tj writing is brilliant and Michael's narration is excellent and adds layers of enjoyment to the story. I highly recommend this audio book series

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  • Patrick
  • 02-12-18

Heart Boners!!

It's over!!! So sad, was a great book, narration was amazing like always.. This book gives me a feeling of loss, knowing it was the last, as this series was absolutely amazing and do not wish it to be over.

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  • Craygee
  • 23-12-18

Thanks Gurl!

I'm struggling on how to open this. I want to open with a strong "BI**H! ARE YOU SERIOUS?" then drone on about all the ways this book dragged me through the proverbial "feels" and angered me at the TMI sex scenes. You can't be telling our gay business like that TJ! GURL! GAY CODE!! SHHHHHH!!! Secrets gurl... (I capitalized that sh*t) However, that may be off-putting to the masses of straight Klune hopefuls drooling over his too cute face. Gods know I don't want to spoil their dreams. Then maybe I should open with the ever so standard pros vs cons of the story but, that always leaves such a sour taste like your man after a hard day's work... Mother Cracker! I just don't know how to write this except, it's NSFW, the story has heart wrenching plot twists, and made me cry from sadness and "heart boners". LOL. READ IT!! ...errr LISTEN TO IT!! You won't be disappointed.

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  • Smitten with Reading
  • 04-12-18

Definite FAVORITE! A++

This final book did not disappoint. Everything about this series is just so excellently done. I read the other three books in the series via audiobook, but for this final book, I couldn't listen to it fast enough so switched between the audio and print book. I have loved this series, but this final book was perfection. So, so, so good. TJ Klune is just one of the best story-tellers around and he's found the perfect narrator in Michael Lesley for this series. The characters are everything and the two partner to bring them to glorious life. I've LOVED this series and highly, HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend it. But you have to read all four books. This is NOT a book that will stand on it's own. Read the series...it's ridiculous and funny and is beyond anything I've ever read. But at the same time, it's heartfelt, sweet, and so romantic. Ryan and Sam...gah, I cannot love them anymore. In fact, there are so many characters in these books that I simply want to know in real life. I laughed out loud so many times and sobbed out loud a couple times, too. This series is just everything. And I highly recommend it on audio. Michael Lesley is KING OF NARRATORS!!

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  • Trio
  • 31-01-19

So sad it's over :( Michael Lesley is spectacular!

From the highest highs to the depths of despair, TJ Klune’s Tales From Verania flew me there and back again, and again, and again… I don’t think another series will ever capture my heart quite like this one has, and I’m so sad it’s over. The spectacular fourth and final episode, A Wish Upon the Stars, is everything I’d hoped for. Mr. Klune delivers love, humor, friendship, and yet in spite of some tense moments (and a wee bit of angst) I’d do it all over again in a lightning-struck heartbeat. If you’ve been thinking of starting this phenomenal read in order series, I’m just going to say it straight up: read if you must, but audio is the way to go! Michael Lesley’s stellar performance brings this tale to life. Honestly, it’s like listening to a Broadway show. There’s an incredible variety of unique and wondrous characters in this collection and Michael Lesley creates a distinct voice for each personality. I’m sure narrating this story would be exhausting, yet he infuses every line with emotion, and maintains it for over 70 hours! His performance is awe-inspiring. As much as I loved A Wish Upon the Stars, saying goodbye is doubly bittersweet. I’m going to miss the camaraderie of Sam’s band of misfits, the devoted guidance of his wizards, and the passion of true love (HaveHeart 4 life!). I’m also going to miss Michael Lesley crooning in my ear. If you haven’t started this incredible journey then get the show on the road with The Lightning-Struck Heart, and by all means... do it in audio!

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  • Addicted2MM
  • 07-12-18

Michael Leslie is a Storytelling Master

This is an outstanding book (and series). Michael Leslie's incredible talent is the perfect pairing for TJ Klune's Tales of Verania series. He gave me goosebumps. Literally. Made me laugh, and sob. The villian's voice is bone chilling, yet seductive. Amazing.

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  • Cole
  • 06-12-18

long time fan of it

I have followed the story from the start and I loved every second of it

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  • Nichole R
  • 06-12-18

Amazing!!

I loved this story but I would expect anything less from TJ Klune. He spins a great tale that keeps you engaged all the way through. But then to hear the story!! Michael Lesley does an amazing job with soooo many voices, sounds and yes even a song. The voices are so distinct you know who is talking. The emotions are felt. This is just an amazing performance and a definite recommend to all.

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  • Djiney
  • 06-12-18

Love It

Loved every second of this. I laughed cheered and was heartbroken when you know died. This book, like all his books, made me feel.

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