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Her Father’s Daughter

An Urban Fantasy Action Adventure (Alison Brownstone, Book 1)
Narrated by: Kate Rudd
Series: Alison Brownstone, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
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Summary

Drow Princess for Hire.

Skills include wielding dual magics, stabbing bad guys with the pointy end, and protecting the good people of Seattle from dark wizards.

Also wraps a mean sashimi roll.

The name Brownstone evokes a certain reaction no matter who hears it. And for Alison Brownstone that’s both a blessing and a curse.

But it’s time for her to step out of her dad’s shadow and make a new name for herself.

She just has to decide what she wants that name to mean.

At 25 years old, it’s time Alison chose who she wants to be now that she’s grown up. She has many role models who’ve shaped her and trained her into the woman she is now.

But she is her father’s daughter....

Old face, new attitude.

Join Alison as she faces off against technomagic, cults, criminal organizations, and the growing discrimination against all things magical.

NOTE: While the series continues in the same world with some returning characters, it takes place years later and does stand alone. No prior experience necessary.

©2018 Judith Berens, Martha Carr, Michael Anderle (P)2019 Judith Berens, Martha Carr, Michael Anderle

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Fantastic

A fast paced novel . A light and full of action modern urban fantasy story . A cross between Lara Croft from tomb raider and Harry Potter .

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Great start to the next chapter in Alison's life

I loved the SNM series with Alison and co.

Alison is now 25 and is a solo security specialist, but she has a small problem, well, it's a rather large problem, she's losing her magic due to a virus which is affecting magicals, mainly magicals that are half human/half oriceran.

After a terrorist attack in DC, which forces Alison to use her wish, she decides to move to Seattle and set up her own security company.

This is a really great story which starts off Alison's adulthood.

Now to listen to the next book.....

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  • Milton
  • 07-02-20

Loud and silly when it isn't profane

I don't know any women who would act like the heroine and her mother, and in 70 odd years, I have heard a lot of women talking to each other.

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  • SV
  • 15-09-19

"Girlfriend" .....I cringed every time.

Be prepared, You will hear this word so much that you will lose the will to continue. Excellent storyline but good lord find another catch phrase. If this it what I have to look forward to, I hesitate to purchase Book 2. I mean I'll give it the ol college try.

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  • Jose
  • 02-06-19

Like the new direction

When the stories were from the school, it was cool how it was based around the group of students. even with the occasional character loss (a.k.a. Izzy). Now.with the story focusing on Alison, I was worried it would lack depth. But, I can happily say otherwise. Hannah is a great addition with her road to redemption from a con artist. I look forward to the next step in Alison's evolution. the only thing I don't like is her losing her soul sight. But, life is boring without change and I can accept it.

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  • C. E. Wright
  • 15-03-20

Definitely a good Audible

Family is what this story is about be it birth family or adoptive. what those parents teach is how one views life and the world.
Yet another thing that you come to understand is that there are no black and white answers to situations or life decisions. Sometimes compromises are made.
Narration by Kate Rudd was done very well. She has a good range of voices and subtle dialects. She easley draws in the listener and makes it hard to put down the Audible. Say to get to bed at a decent hour.

C Wright
Somewhere in the hills of Northern California.

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  • BikeVON
  • 05-08-19

Alison claims Seattle as her city

Alison Brownstone delivered action from the opening of the story. She displayed exceptional fighting and magical skills. Her maternal and adopted family lineage is impressive. Establishing her reputation based upon her own actions is her main motivation in accepting jobs. Her line of work is in investigating though she will become side-tracked to right any injustice she finds.

Yes, she is powerful even with a debilitating disease. The Advance Magical Deficiency Syndrome is a virus. When Alison uses her magic, she experiences fatigue, pain and difficulty with higher level magic. She shows smarts in her ability to adapt but less smarts in her ability to proceed with caution when going into fights. Her opening line into battle is do you know who I am? When she uses her wish to have her sight restored, she was imbued with extra magic. She was strategic in overcoming insurmountable odds when a mall full of people were going to be used as fodder.

Alison is a straightforward woman, see bad people, I kill bad people. I felt I came in the middle of her life. She has an intense hatred for the dark wizards because of what they did to her ex-boyfriend Tanner. That relationship and those of her college friends comprise the series The School of Necessary Magic. I would hope it would provide information as to why she was targeted for the virus. My disappointment is Alison is totally unaware that she has been targeted with a virus. I hope as I follow the series the conspiracy will be uncovered.

Right now, Alison has moved to Seattle. She is setting up an investigating business. She has taken the advice of her mom and the billionaire Scott Carlyle and will form a team of people to work with her. Hana her friend and investigator, is a nine-tailed fox who uses charm to convince people to do what she wants. Her previous occupation was running cons on people.

I will continue with the next book to see the unique people that Alison’s hires and to see if she learns that she was intentionally infected.

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  • Dean kelley
  • 04-10-19

good story

really good story, strong main character. just needs a bit more in the telling by