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By Fairy Means or Foul Audiobook

By Fairy Means or Foul: A Starfig Investigations Novel

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Publisher's Summary

The last thing half-dragon, half-fairy private investigator Twig Starfig wants to do is retrieve a stolen enchanted horn from a treacherous fae, but there's no denying the dazzlingly gorgeous unicorn who asks Twig to do just that. Literally, no denying, because compelling the reluctant detective is all part of a unicorn's seductive magic.

To add to his woes, Twig is saddled with the unicorn's cheeky indentured servant, Quinn Broomsparkle. Dragons are supposed to want to eat humans, but Twig's half-dragon side only wants to gobble up Quinn in a more personal way. Making matters worse, it's obvious the smokin' hot but untrustworthy sidekick is hiding something. Something big. And not what's in his trousers. In the PI business, that means trouble with a capital Q.

Throw in gads of zombies, a creepy ghost pirate ship, a malfunctioning magic carpet, and Twig's overbearing fairy father's demands to live up to the illustrious Starfig name. Naturally, an old but abiding enemy chooses this time to resurface, too. Those inconveniences Twig can handle. The realization he's falling for a human who isn't free to return his affections and whose life may hang on the success of his latest case?

Not so much.

©2017 Meghan Maslow (P)2017 Meghan Maslow

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    Chia 25/11/2017
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    "good fun"

    I can't quite find the right words to describe this one. All in all I really enjoyed this one. If you are not a fan of the m/m slave trope. This is not for you! However there are no consent issues between Quinn and Twig as they are rather sweet with each other.
    Aso the audiobook made me laugh several times out loud in public and blush at other scenes. Greg Boudreaux's voice was perfect through it all!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mary 26/10/2017
    Mary 26/10/2017
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    "Marvellous and magical "

    Just finished listening and I can’t rate this book high enough. I love fantasy stories and this one ticks all the boxes for me. Trodden down hero, magic, magical creatures and wonderful world building. Such a fun story I’m looking forward to reading more in the series.
    What a master of narration Greg Boudreaux is.
    He has such a terrific range of voices for the various characters including an officious fairy. A complete joy to listen to.

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  • Clara
    25/11/17
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    "That was...weird. Fun, but weird."

    This was...well, I already said weird, didn't I? I feel like the story can't really decide if it wants to be whimsical or serious. It was kind of like a children's book, except the characters had sex.

    If you want a gritty urban fantasy detective story, this isn't the book for you. If you want a slightly surreal road trip with ghost parrots, tea drinking giants, zombie armies and tiny fairy politicians, then this is definitely the book you're looking for. It was an entertaining enough listen with a competent reader and a very satisfying end.

    A word of warning: there are allusions to a character having been raped in the past, as well as the overhanging threat of him being raped again. There is also some sexual mind control happening.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Bob
    East Hampton,NY
    03/11/17
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    "Whimsical, A Bit Too Fairy, But Fun"

    The 'rainbows and sparkles' and totally gay names were a bit over the top for me. Once I got passed that distraction, I enjoyed the story. It was creative, whimsical and fun.

    Greg Boudreaux did a great job. All in all a good listen.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Chris E.
    01/11/17
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    "Fun and exciting!"

    This book was very entertaining. I enjoyed all of the characters and the universe. It was easy to get sucked in and once I started I couldn't stop.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Dee Slate
    20/10/17
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    "Excellent!"

    I loved the book, but the narration took this to another level! This is such a great story that I didn't think could get any better. Greg Tremblay proved me wrong. For me, he made it perfect. I loved every minute of listening (even going over parts). I believed in every character, and he managed to knock Twig from being my favourite- now Bill 😈is my favourite character. I really hope if this becomes a series Bill gets his own story, but NOT with the odious Bransome 😠
    An excellent performance!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    Virginia
    28/10/17
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    "FUN !"

    This was a "funtastic" story, made even better by the narrator's brilliant and comedic portrayals.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    25/10/17
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    "Really Truly Enjoyed This"

    I love anything narrated by Greg but I truly enjoyed this story. light and entertaining

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • KimmyKimNYC
    Queens, NY
    15/10/17
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    "Good Stuff"

    Action packed and witty. If you enjoy fantasy books, then I would highly recommend this one.

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  • Diane
    25/11/17
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    "Excellent start to a new series"

    I need the next book now!!!!!! It was an enchanting tale. I loved the journey these two went on to find the unicorn's horn. I hated Bransom, he was a bastard. I loved Twig's dad, Pie and Bill. I wished Twig & Quinn would have mated before the end of the book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • PaulnSeattle
    29/10/17
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    "Fun, Amazing Story"

    Great story with many LOL moments and Greg provides a masterful narration. Can’t wait to listen to the next in this series!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kathleen
    San Jose, CA, United States
    21/02/18
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    "awesome book!"

    just finished listening for the second time, still made me laugh out loud in places and cry in others. loved it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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