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College Arcane

Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
Series: The Demon Accords, Book 8
Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
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Summary

Book 8 of the Demon Accords.

College. A time of transition from youth to young adulthood. New lessons, new responsibilities, new distractions. A period of life treasured by most. Unless you happen to attend an institute of higher learning where the bullies are werewolves, the teachers are sadists, and the pretty girls are all deadly. A school like that demands a special kind of student, someone with the skills and power to survive. Someone like Declan O'Carroll.

©2015 John Conroe (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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small steps some character development

the last book had some pacing issues. this one improves but then disappoints with forced character changed that seem entirely avoidable and just seem pre planned for future books. this feels like character derail.

the plot is great and fleshes out the world a lot more but this feels like more of a world building / exposition novel.

overall an entertaining story that wasnt as satisfying as previous entries.


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caeco and declan split up and it feels off. the rationale at the end (age etc) makes sense and the other girls vying for attention makes sense but i enjoy the chemistry between D and C. so it feels strangely forced considerin it gets swept under the rug in the last chapter.

the plot obstacles seem rushed and even though resolution could probably be reached it isnt shown in the text leaving it feeling arbitrary a scene showing them discussing things or going over it all could have at least given a more satisfying (for the reader) sense of closure. this is a personal take - it just bothered me and overshadowed the rest of an otherwise entertaining book.

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  • 25-06-19

Accents

The narrator really needs to meet some Irish people. His accent in this is appalling and ruined large parts of the story for me. Knowing from the last chapter that there is an Australian character in the next book for him to mangle is not filling me with anticipation in listening to it.

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Loved this series

Loved this series. Its even better how the narrator gives a voice to each character and you really feel all emotions from his voices, joy, sadness, humor, this has lead me to by the rest of this series and lots more books the narrator does.

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Brilliant storyline

Wow..each book in this series is better than the previous one..I love how the story has split into separate storylines yet links it all together

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Amazing !!!!!

loved every moment, fantastic from start to finish cannot wait for the next one to start :)

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Brilliant!

I have been a fan of the series but have put off reading this off shoot for a while as I like Chris but I'm really glad I took the plunge and glad I only have to wait until tomorrow for the next one :)

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  • Robin
  • 30-12-16

Wasn't sure I'd like....but DID

Another fun easy read/listen. ...I was worried I wouldn't like it because of the end of HS/1st of college storyline, but I was wrong. I truly enjoyed this story. Declan & his, girl Kaeco, are a very unique pair.. I have like all the books in this series & was genuinely surprised ovr how involved I hav become w/these 2 main characters.

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  • Dennis
  • 30-11-15

A great story that keeps you interested

What made the experience of listening to College Arcane the most enjoyable?

I liked the part where they played with the golems.

What other book might you compare College Arcane to and why?

I have listened to the whole series and wish they had the last one available

Have you listened to any of James Patrick Cronin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I must hand it to Mr Cronin he does a truely professional job by bringing all the characters to life and I will look forward to more of his works

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Many, both happy and sad the feelings of each lose and the joy of small victories made a very good book

Any additional comments?

Please don't stop writing these books, Well put together story lines and great performances from the reader.

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  • VIKINGWENCH
  • 23-05-17

Enthralling - this 1 got me hooked on John Conroe

I found this book very exciting. I found the character is very interesting, and the dialogue was very well written. James Patrick Cronin was definitely a good narrator. And I am looking for more books that he has narrated.
I like some sci-fi and fantasy, but find that some are just too bizarre. Conroe writes a very good book without getting too weird!

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  • john
  • 25-12-15

WOW

This series is by far one of the best ive listened 2 a long time. exciting funny and expertly read

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  • krbejo03
  • 18-11-17

One of the best books I have read!

I was at first like others who started this book. I was unsure whether I would enjoy a book that did not totally focus on Chris and Tanya. It was a great storyline. The ever expanding world of Chris and Tanya is memorizing. Each book has fresh ideas and new storytelling that ultimately lead to Chris and Tanya. I am already getting worried because there are only a few more books in the series. One of my favorite things about reading is when I can immerse myself in a series where the characters and storylines are rich and provide the much needed diversion from life that I seek. Hopefully, more stories are in the works.

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  • Margaret
  • 28-07-17

Pleasant surprise

I was a little irritated when I got the 1st book Declan was featured in. I thought it would be more of the adventures of the God Hammer. But after listening to it, and this book, I find I enjoy the adventures of young Declan a little bit more than Chris & Tania. So far, a very pleasant surprise!

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  • Brandy
  • 09-06-17

Good Young Adult Book

I really enjoy this book and I am in my 40s good World enjoyable story a little bit under me as far as maturity but the next book has more adult characters and seems to be a little bit more mature

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  • Thor
  • 13-12-15

intro/development

nice book builds for new world and character, it gives new look to this fantasy magic and more detail. Looking forward to the new MC.

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  • Kathy Chemacki
  • 13-01-20

Young Adult mainly, but a must listen!

I'm in my late 40's and not interested most young adult titles so I wasn't thrilled when this one seemed to by mostly geared towards that genre. However, like the rest of John Conroe's books, keep listening, it only gets better, you'll be glad you did! Plus as a young adult book, it's good enough to be a stand-alone and one I'd recommend if it was.

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  • Gregory
  • 19-10-19

Very Entertaining

Loved the story, and can’t wait for the next installment! With the new characters, the story just gets more and more interesting.