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Infernal Magic

An Urban Fantasy Novel
Narrated by: Laurel Schroeder
Series: Demons of Fire and Night, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
4 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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Summary

She's forgotten her past. Too bad her past won't return the favor.

Ursula can't remember a single thing from before three years ago, so she has to keep her life simple. All she wants is to earn enough money for rent - and maybe a bit left over for a new pair of boots.

But on her 18th birthday, all hell breaks loose, quite literally, when a hellhound shifter shows up in her kitchen. Kester's lethally gorgeous, and he's come with a terrifying message: Ursula owes her soul to a demon.

No one seems to care that she doesn't remember striking that deal.

Thrust into the middle of a war between the gods of fire and night, Ursula fights her way across New York - and through the fae realm - to survive. Along the way, she must reclaim her magical knowledge and her long-forgotten skills with the blade if she wants to escape eternal damnation.

©2016 C. N. Crawford. (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
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Jarring Americanisms and peculiar accents.

This one really suffers from having an English main protagonist who appears to have been written by an American. One obviously familiar with English slang and idioms, but not familiar enough to strip the jarring Americanisms out of the English settings. To give them their due, they get points for using "trousers" instead of "pants"... but even so.

It also suffers massivly from being stuck with an American narrator whose only English accent appears to be a slight caricature of upper-crust English, which sounds REALLY peculiar using the slang-sprinkled speech patterns. It's also really distracting that she speaks in "common" English (albeit with a fake upper-class English accent), yet thinks in an American accent.

You'd think the job of voicing predominantly English characters would be given to... I don't know... A narrator who was actually English so they'd have a chance of getting the voices right.


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Enjoyed listening to this story looking forward to reading more from C N Crawford .

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  • tabathacoxtc
  • 04-06-17

it is a good book to listen to the series

good book to listen to lnfernal magic : An urban fantasy novel and I can't wait for book 2 the come out

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  • Lindsey
  • 02-02-17

Good Read

Despite the negative review I went ahead and purchased this book. While not the best I've ever read it still was very good and worth the time to listen. It's a little slow in the beginning but starts to show real potential towards the end. I will defiantly be purchasing book two in this new series. If your a fan of Karen Chance or Karen Marie Monning then you will enjoy this book and other titles by this author.

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  • Hallie Marden
  • 15-08-19

Good book. Bad reader.

I like this funky Fantasy series, but I’m sorry, the narrator is really god awful.

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  • Teresam
  • 01-04-18

Infernal magic

Very well written, I love books in this genre. Characters well defined and well done

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  • Suzanne
  • 05-11-17

Slow take off, but then...

As with The Vampire's Mage Series, also narrated by Schroeder, I can't stop listening. Every chapter has piqued my interest even more. Not to mention, there are some familiar types of creatures, demons and gods that also exist in The Vampire's Mage Series 'universe.' This time, we have a new hero and heroine, as well as strong supporting characters. I strongly recommend CN Crawford novels and Audible books. I can't get enough!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-07-20

well this was disepointed

Lacking. was not worth the price
it felt like you got no info of the past. no reason for what happend

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  • MsNing
  • 28-05-20

Ok

So this is the kind of series where you hate and like it so let me explain what I liked and what I hate

First Ursula half the time I want to strangle her because she is weak and can’t remember anything she does have amnesia I know but still don’t just stand there and get beaten up, or when trying to get a soul how dumb can you be to let a human get the better of you multiply times
The storyline I really enjoyed books about Gods and Demons are my favorite but I’m iffy about reading the 2nd book or buying 2nd audible because I still can’t decide if I hate or like it

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  • Twilla S. Stacy
  • 16-05-20

Just finished Book 1 on Audible!

Excellent story! Can't wait to listen to Book 2! The narrator is amazing and I desperately need to know what happens next!

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  • Lyssa R.
  • 12-06-19

Interesting concept

Liked the story line but very long. I almost stopped reading but I endured until the end. Like the characters. I think I know who the main character is to this story. Worth figuring out to see if I am right.

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  • Ms. Hill
  • 18-01-19

Pretty good.

It was a bit slow in the beginning but eventually the characters made sense and were likable!

I hope to listen to more of these books.