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Magic Harvest

Fairy Trafficking Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Ruth Urquhart
Series: Fairy Trafficking, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
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Summary

Young fae girls are disappearing. 

Layla has never belonged to the fairy realm - at least, half of her hasn’t. She’s never known anyone with human blood, not even her father. When she was three, the dragon Fauth attacked the fairy festival, murdering her fae mum & stepfather. Frankly, some fairies think she should’ve been eaten too. 

As she grew, despite being called names like “fuman” for being a half-blood, she’s discovered that being half-human isn’t terrible. She may lack magic, but she is immune to iron sickness, and she can wield a sword with elven skill.   

Magic in the human world is disastrous. 

Sixteen years later, when Layla’s half-sister is kidnapped and taken through a portal to the forbidden human realm, Layla rushes to the rescue. She’s older and stronger, and she’s not about to let her last living family member be taken from her without a fight. 

Only someone who belongs to both worlds can find the truth.

The portal spits her out in the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, but neither her sister or the kidnapper are anywhere to be found. Stuck in a world she only knows from school books, Layla forges unlikely alliances to find her sister. As she becomes tangled in the dark world of fairy trafficking, magic harvesting, and murder, Layla will have to find the strength within if she is to survive and save her sister.

©2018 Inc Monster LLC (P)2018 Mary F. Karlik

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brilliant storytelling!

This is the first book I've read by this author but I will definitely be reading more. This was a brilliantly written tale, with amazing characters and a detailed plot. I didn't want to put it dow. Truly compelling writing. Highly recommended. Superb narration brought the characters and story into vivid relief. Amazing. Loved it.

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Brilliant!

I really loved this, the story itself was refreshing, innocent and perfect YA fantasy, it kept me captured from the first chapter and kept me in that zone until the very end. I liked the characters, especially the main character and the plot was brilliant too. I’m looking forward to book 2 in the series. 🎧 AudiobookObessionReviewer

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Interesting Concept

The author's idea as a whole was very intruiging and interesting and it is presented to us well, but it seemed a little slow. If you're a fantasy fan, this is a good listen. If you were listening for the romance aspects of this story, it falls kind of short. There are hints at possible chemistry between the main characters, but they are very subtle. We mostly experience are taken on a journey to rescue the main character's sister. I'm intrigued to see where the author wants to take us next. I liked the narrator's performance and the accent that is used throughout. Great job!

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Excellent narration

Ruth really gives a fantastic performance. Excellent accents and shows great talent. Written well, with lots happening. A good storyline and likeable characters. #audiobookobsessionreviewer

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Adorable

I really enjoyed this story a lot. I'm convinced that if I hadn't had training and studying for certification, I'd of finished this book in one sitting. It was entrancing! I was rooting for everybody! I do have to disclose that there is a minor bully trigger warning. It's brief but it's there. The characters were, for the most part, very relatable. There were times that they came out a tad big robotic. But that was very rare. I was rooting for all the good guys! The narrator did a fantastic job of this book as well. Her accent was a bit distracting. In a good way of course. It was very entrancing. I believe she added to the story very nicely! I hope she narrates the rest of the series!

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Magic Harvest

Wow, what a great listen! This book brings you into the world of fairies, dragons trolls and more. You will see so much detail in your kind with the descriptions that you are told and will feel so many emotions as you follow along with this group of characters. I absolutely loved this book and hope to get the next soon!

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Fae Mystery (and so much more)!

This book was so not what I was expecting, it was much more. It was imaginative, intriguing, thought provoking and had an underlying depth all roled into a fairytale/humantale. Mary Karlik is a new author to me and I loved the humour it held whilst dealing with strong issues and a strong woman! It kept my attention throughout the book and Ruth Urquhart certainly played a big role in that too with her wonderful Scottish voice and fantastic characterisation. I’m certainly looking forward to the next instalment! 🎧AudiobookObsession🎧 🎧AudiobookHeaven🎧

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Magic Harvest

Magic Harvest by Mary Karlik is book one in the Fairy Trafficking Series that I listened to on audio narrated by Ruth Urquhart. The book does end on a cliff hanger but book two Magic Heist is already released on audio. This is the first book of Mary’s that I have read and it definitely won’t be my last. This was a very enjoyable young adult fantasy. She did a great job tying in the fairy world with the human world. Ruth did an amazing job narrating. I absolutely loved her accent for this book. I felt like it brought authenticity to the fairy world. #AudiobookObessionReviwer #AudioBookObsession

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A whimsical fantasy adventure

This enchanting story of self discovery, friendship, and adventure was very entertaining. This YA tale is delightfully unique and the characters are charming and relatable. Ruth's performance definitely added to the charm of this book. Her accent was beautiful and I adored listening to her weave her tale. I'd love to listen to more of her melodic voice in the future! #audiobookobsessionreviewer

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  • Michelle
  • 25-11-19

Fairy Tales

I’m not big on the fantasy reads, but I really enjoyed this one! It’s a combination of our world and their world. I gotta day I LOVE the Scottish accents. Great narration and the story kept me on the edge of my seat!

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  • Nadja Schorr
  • 18-10-19

Magic meets human world

An outsider in the fairy world, but this doesn't stop her from rescuing her sister and the captured fairies. She followed the horse man too the human world and is confronted with many difficulties. Though I'm not a fan of British accents the narration was great. Part of the audiobook obsession review group

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  • Lyssa R.
  • 16-10-19

Cute book

The characters were somewhat interesting. They lacked some personality. Like the Dragon. Good story line.

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  • 15-10-19

Fantastic accents

Ruth really gives a fantastic performance. Excellent accents and shows great talent. Written well, with lots happening. A good storyline and likeable characters. #audiobookobsessionreviewer

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  • Books in the Skye
  • 10-09-19

I love the lore

There was so much about this book that honestly worked. I loved the setting of the whole story. I think if it took place in any other setting, it wouldn't have worked as much. All of the surroundings truly fit and I enjoyed it. The story itself was very unique also. I really enjoyed the mystery behind what was happening to the other fairies and the mixture of witches and dragons. The pacing of the novel was good but there were certain things that felt rush. If the book was a little longer and certain circumstances took a little more time - it would have been more successful for me. One of the issues I had was how she didn't have magic BUT WAIT, she actually did the whole time and could use it almost perfectly. While I loved the fact that she didn't have magic in the beginning (because that's what really made her character develop) it was almost instant that her magic returned and she knew exactly what to do with it. Maybe it was because she is a fairy and it comes naturally to them, but this bothered me just a little. The other aspect that I had an issue with was how fast the task team just accepted all of this supernatural/fantasy things. I mean, I would LOVE for all this to be true but it would still be a little hard to believe.... and they barely questioned it. Them accepting everything helped move the story along but I wish the task force would have resisted just a little bit in order to build them up and make it a little more believable. Besides that, I really enjoyed everything. It was a faster paced read which helped me fly through the book. Each event led me right into the next and it was nice that there weren't that long of breaks. Even during the slower parts in the book, they were never boring which helped me keep my interest in the main story. I really did enjoy the characters. Layla was a fantastic protagonist. I loved her character and her dedication to her people - even though they ostracized her. Layla is exactly what I look for in a main character and she was perfect. All of the characters throughout this novel fit perfectly in the story. AUDIO REVIEW (Please note the narration does not affect my rating on the story) Ruth was PERFECT for this story. What I really loved was her accent. It was just enough to help really set the story since it took place in Edinburgh but it wasn't heavy enough where I couldn't understand. She really enveloped the story and performed it excellent. I'm so glad she was chosen for this story and it would definitely be an audio I recommend.

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  • JuttaS
  • 06-09-19

Enjoyable story, great narration

I enjoyed the way Ruth Urquhart brought these characters to life and I just love her Scottish accents! I could tell who was who very easily which was brilliant. I liked the idea behind this book, those poor fairies! I enjoyed watching the relationships build and the world they inhabited. I didn't see the twists which was good. And I really liked how feisty Layla is, but she doesn't let it rule her. Overall an enjoyable listen

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  • Shannan Triple A
  • 26-08-19

Interesting Fae story that definitely keeps you ho

Very interesting tale that had me engrossed from the start. The narrator's Scottish brogue added an extra layer of both realism and enjoyment. Characters are well fleshed out and plot runs smoothly. I can't wait to go listen to book two.

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  • sherry Christenson
  • 22-08-19

Fun exciting adventure

Layla and Ian are both relatable characters so I instantly liked both of them. We’ve got fairies dragons and more crossing over from the fae world to the underground of Edinburg Scotland’s human world. I have visited and love Mary”s Close so I thought the detail was vivid and accurate. Can’t wait for the next book to see what Layla and Ian get up to next. Ruth Urquhart did a great job with the narration her accent was perfect for this book #audibookobsession

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  • Amanda S
  • 21-08-19

super fun

really enjoyed listening to this fun story! the narration was great and this was a excellent start to the series! #audiobookobsessionreviewer

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 08-08-19

Fairy and human mix

This is an interesting way to show fairy and human interaction. Surprising twist with the dragons. #AudiobookObsession