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Summary

Where winning means survival...

According to legend, I’m supposed to be some kind of all-powerful DragonGod - gifted with the magic of gods. Instead, I’m a dud. In fact, I'm currently failing out of the Undercover Protectorate’s magical institute.

It's the supernatural version of Scotland Yard, and I’ve got one chance left to earn my place here. To do so, I have to compete in a deadly race across the world. In order to win, I need to survive. And I’ll need the help of a sexy and powerful shifter mage named Lachlan Munroe.

When we figure out that the race is rigged, Lachlan and I must rely on each other to make it through. But will I be able to learn enough magic to save my life?

Institute of Magic is a fast-paced, urban, fantasy adventure starring a kick-butt heroine, a powerful hero, and magic that will blow your socks off.

©2018 Linsey Hall (P)2018 Linsey Hall

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  • Jan M
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  • 21-05-18

Magical Listen!

This is such a fun listen and the narration was pure magical. Laurel Schroeder is a genius at accents and different voices for the numerous characters. This story is outside my typical listening genre, yet it pulled me in. I was enthralled with Lachlan, Ana and the 3 cats of catastrophe (Muffin, Princess Snowflake III, & Bojangles).
The imagery in this story was wonderful. I loved how actual places and historical events were wove into the story. This book is a standalone listen and part of a series. I will definitely listen to more books by Linsey Hall and Laurel Schroeder.

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  • Chandra
  • 25-05-18

Good book; bad narration

The story was pretty decent, but the narrator's cadence sounds funny. She drags out a lot of letters at the end of sentences, which also makes it sound funny. I definitely don't recommend the Audible version of this book; it's not worth the price.

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  • Jamie M.
  • 22-07-18

A new Series

while craving for some more shadow hunters or some more of Kate Danials, or the Dark Hunters, I came across this book, and it is such a joy supernatural, magic, and creatures.

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  • karina Larson
  • 29-06-18

love it

right up my alley, I totally enjoyed this book. it has a good story and it was well written. I would recommend to others. it was also a great narration!

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  • blue_river
  • 11-06-18

Institute of Magic

Another great book! This book starts of running and stays that way all the way to the end. I love watching them grow in strengths of magic and finding out who they are themselves. Can’t wait to see what comes next.

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  • Nina DuBois
  • 05-06-18

Couldn't get into it

I could not get into this book at all. I'm not really sure what it was. The story was hard to follow and I was still quite confused about the magic and how it worked. The characters were ok, but I didn't feel much of a connection to them.

There was a good amount of action that I really enjoyed. I also liked things about the story, like how they were losing their powers and trying to figure out how it was possible.

The narration was just ok for me. I thought that with the story being a little hard to focus on and follow, the narration would make the reading experience a little better, but unfortunately I found the narration to be a bit boring. I think I may like this book better if I read it in ebook form better.

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  • Claire
  • 03-06-18

I need to know what's next?

I'm loving the Dragon's Gift series although at this point I've missed books 11-15 and I did feel like that was affecting me as I listened to this book. I felt there were gaps in what I understood of the backstory, so I highly recommend that you read this series in order, although you could do the sub-series individually without missing too much (but you'd create lots of spoilers for yourself).

I really liked Ana and Lachlan as individual characters but I thought that their connection was a bit lacking, I'm hoping this will be fixed in the following books.

The plot was lots of fun, there's enough twists and turns to be an amusement part ride and there's plenty of action. I really enjoyed it and I liked that there was so much happening all at once.

The narration was excellent, the character voices were clear and recognizable and the delivery was dynamic and flowed smoothly.

I received a free copy of this book from the author and/or narrator and/or publisher and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.

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  • Demetra Toula Iliopoulos
  • 01-06-18

A magic of a listen

First I heard from the author. Wow it’s a magic of a listen another winner. Full of magic . Competition and team play.
Ana is steaming mad that Bree passed the tests and Bree got her powers. What she going to do . There are many stories in this one listen and a lesson to learn. This was a fast pasted one from beginning to end .

Love Laurel voice . This was no exception she nailed it

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  • sherry Christenson
  • 29-05-18

Another Great Linsey Hall book!

Linsey Hall goes in to great detail in telling her stories. She has completed hooked me again in to what will be another amazing series. I prefer books told in the first person as I feel like I get to know the characters better that way. This was definitely the case with Ana. Dragons, magic, Scotland, hot guy named Lachlan. I loved everything about it. And as always Laurel Schroeder does an amazing job with the narration

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  • Darcy
  • 29-05-18

A delightful escape from reality!

** Free audiobook code received in return for an honest review **
This was my first Linsey Hall book and introduction into the magical world of the protectorate. I really enjoyed the fantastical world Linsey created, as well as the characters. The narrator, Laurel Schroeder, was the perfect voice for Ana and I enjoyed her British accents as well. The only thing that turned me off a little was the over use of some phrases, such as “holy fates” and “I drew my sword from the ether”. That being said, I am really looking forward to more magical adventures by Linsey and will be seeking out other audiobooks narrated by Laurel.

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  • Mojca Mocnik
  • 28-05-18

easy breezy fantasy, but narration needs work

The story was nice for this genre, it had an easy flow to it though it is still lightyears from fantasy pros. it is an entertaining read,and quite fast paced.

i did struggle with the narration though. Tye various accents are the only thing that saved it abd actually influenced me to keep listening. The main narration is in my opinion completely flat, there are no inflations no real emotion to it. everything sounds the same and it does not sound like an acutal native speaker, because of the whole intonation - it's just off. I fell a sleep quite a few times listening until the story introduced a Scottish character whose accent finally gave some depth and colour to the narration.