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Midlife Fairy Hunter

The Forty Proof Series, Book 2
Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
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Now a number one best seller!

Number one in Women's Divorce Fiction.

Number one in Women's Action and Adventure Fiction.

Number one in Women's Fantasy Fiction.

Over the hill, all outta ducks to give, and suddenly life is looking up...even if you're living with a ghost and fighting off werewolves.

Moving back to Savannah changed my life in all the best ways. New job. New friends. As far from my ex-husband as possible.

I didn’t count on the Shadow World intensifying its hold on my life.

Color me surprised, when a new job lands in my lap watching over a fairy ring. Worth ten times what I’d make anywhere else, it seems too good to be true. I take it anyway.

And that’s when things get weird.

Spells are cast on my friends that seems to make them lose their marbles.

I’ve got a Bigfoot baking in my kitchen.

And a skeleton is quickly becoming my go-to guy. Which is silly because the eye candy strutting around in front of me is drool worthy. (I’m looking at you, Crash. Really looking 0_0).

Nothing in Savannah is what it seems, and the magic and undercurrents of this city are pulling me onto a dangerous path.

But with a Fae Queen begging my help, and the darkness closing in, I can only do one thing.

Pop a couple Advil, and kick some serious ducking butt.

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Loved it!

Some of Shannon Mayer’s series haven’t got the best reviews, but I thought I’d give this one a go - and I’m so glad I did. Both books so far have been great. Older protagonist with a bit of dimension, an underdog, and underestimated. Much more fun as a story than perfect people adored by all like most books out there. Enjoyable romantic angle with a couple of men without jumping all the way in or creating angsty drama - just enough love interest to satisfy that side.

In case it helps you judge whether to give this book a go, or if you’re after some inspiration, I also enjoy books by Ilona Andrews, Faith Hunter, Dannika Dark, Anne Bishop, Jeaniene Frost, Kresley Cole, Thea Harrison, Debra Dunbar, and some books by Hailey Edwards, Mary E Pearson, Melissa F Olson, Suzanne Wright, Danielle Jensen, H.D. Smith and C.N. Crawford/Alex Rivers.

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Love this series.

Things are never straight forward for Breena and now the Faerie Queen needs her help.
Her Grans house is set to be auctioned she doesn’t have enough to buy it but she going to try and get it before others take what’s hers by right . Breena goes in guns blazing as usual and things get a little scary but she always shrugs and goes ahead anyway. Love this book and have just bought Midlife Demon Hunter which I will be listening to soon.

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Mostly good stuff

Engaging story, interesting characters and alrgely good storyline

I knocked off some points for the nausiatingly overblown attraction between Breena and Crash. That part is sickenly overdone and nausiatingly hackneyed, "Oh! Oh! He's so hot that my libido won't let me ignore it"... {GACK!} Really? That cliche was done to death twenty years ago and is still being trotted out by too many authors ro ruin otherwise entertaining books an dseries.

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She did it again!

Great story line, great character development. Want more! Now please 🤣 another fantasic example of Shannons world building superpower. Huge fan of reading this new genre with a kickass woman that gives no ducks! What are you waiting for? Get listening!

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Brilliant

Loved this book, couldn’t wait to read it and now I cant wait for the next!
This is such a great story line, not the norm at all.
Great narration at all. Really fits the role

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Lots of fun

I really did enjoy reading both the first and second book. The second book had improved in both the story line and world building, so I’m encouraged that the series will develop nicely. I love that the heroine is older, maybe not so much wiser, but definitely funnier. Well worth your time to read. Enjoy!

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Awesome!!

Another blinding book. Loving all the characters and can’t wait for book 3 on auditable - this series will definitely be a re-listen!

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Another great series from Shannon Mayer

Even though I own this series on Kindle when I was offered a free copy of the audiobook for my honest review I jumped at the chance to listen to it.
As it turned out I enjoyed listening to Lauren Fortgang bringing the story to life so much more than I enjoyed reading the book and I’d thoroughly enjoyed every page when i’d read it.
I’m not here to tell you what happens in the book, i’m sure others will do that, or you can read the blurb.
I want to tell you that In my opinion, it’s a winning combination of Shannon Mayer’s ability to write a great story, and Lauren Fortgang’s ability to bring that story to life that makes for a perfect listen, the narrator made the men sound like men, each voice different and distinct from the other, and again each woman sounded different to the others, which you’re thinking is as it should be, and yes it should, but believe me, as someone who has bought nearly 300 audiobooks that’s not always the case.
I enjoy listening to audiobooks, they entertain me when i’m alone driving, doing the ironing, cooking, gardening, and working my way through all the other monotonous daily/weekly chores, and I know this book will be one that I will listen to again and again.

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Brilliant follow up! Forty, divorced & LOLs!

I loved the first book in the series and couldn't wait to get my hands on this book. It certainly did not disappoint!

If you want to listen to a good narrator telling a great story about a woman re discovering herself and her magical abilities following a nasty divorce, (which is full of magic, mystery, laugh out loud moments and endearing characters) this is for you. Although, you ought to read the first book :)

I dont like to say what happens in the books due to potentially spoiling it for readers/listeners. I feel the book summary provides plenty of details to hook you in. So go ahead and enjoy!

note to author: Hurry up and release the next one!

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Fantastic!

Loving this series can't wait for the next book . Great narrator as always . Thank you Shannon for yet another excellent listen .

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  • Mary Smollack
  • 25-05-20

Not Disappointed!

I had recently listened to Book 1 of the series and really liked it. In a lot of respects, I can identify with the heroine. I, too, am well acquainted with the healing effects of ibuprofen and enjoy the benefits of sleeping on a heating pad.

That being said, I was mentally preparing myself for more "woe is me, I'm over 40 and have to prove myself" rhetoric. (Note, I didn't think it was overdone in book 1, but more of the same, would be too much for me.) I am pleased that this story wasn't a continuation of that thread.

Bree once again is tasked with doing the right thing. But she doesn't fully know what the "right thing" is, or who the "baddies" even are. But she is determined to do her best to take over for her grandmother as a guardian of Savannah. And, she's collecting quite the cadre of friends to help her.

The book is full of more twists and turns to keep you on your toes. And more than once, I literally laughed out loud. I recommend this book. However, if you haven't already read/listened to the first book, I recommend doing that first. There's backstory there that this book builds on.


A note about the narrator, Laura Fortgang:
For anyone who has ever listened to an audiobook, you know that the narrator can make or break the book.

Laura completely delivers here. I absolutely LOVE the voices she uses for Bree in all the scenarios she has to. And she does a great job with the other voices as well. She's engaging. She helps bring the book to life.

In full disclosure, I received a free copy of the audiobook for an honest review.

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  • 03Dustin51
  • 19-06-20

Holy Duck, I Love This Series!

I'm a 35 year old guy, but a strong, snarky female lead is my favorite to read. And the Forty Proof series has that, and more. Our heroine is freaking awesome!! It's been quite a while since I've loved a character this much, and Lauren Fortgang as the voice of Breena is the icing, sprinkles, and coconut shavings on the cake. I listen to a lot of audio books and Lauren Fortgang was one of my favorites before. But I don't think she has ever brought a character-or story-to life so perfect as this, and of all the narrators I've listened to, I don't think any other could have done Breena and the rest of this story's characters better. I laughed my butt off through the whole thing.
Perfection.

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  • Sandy M
  • 24-05-20

Really Enjoying This Series

I re listened to book one before listening to this.

This was as good as book one. I liked both very much. Big fan of Eric, Robert, Faeish, And Crash.

I’m wondering if he author has an issue with being 40. Constantly being reminded she is 41 and an old lady. Less “himself” in this book, but still plenty of references to himself.

I laughed a lot in this book also, and will continue with book 3 when it is available. Some nice twists in this book, so next one should be a good one. Good stories, and love Bree’s Grandmother.

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  • H.
  • 21-06-20

REALLY ENJOYED

loved the character especially bc she isn't weak. great story line and enough to not outright guess the next step.

looking for book 3!

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  • Heather Dryer
  • 29-05-20

Over 40 and still kicking butt

What to say about this book without spoilers? There are so many epic scenes that I'm not even sure where to start. We're back with Breena after the events of the first book, and life continues to not be dull for her. There are scenes to funny I laughed out loud long and hard until I cried. After I finished I bugged all my friends to finish so we could laugh over some of the scenes together. I adore Robert, more than I can say. I'm also a fan of Corb and Crash (hot hot hot). Breena makes more friends/allies in this book and damn she's becoming one of my favorite heroines. Highly recommend this series.

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  • neichan
  • 28-05-20

Fabulous!

Getting better and better. I am seriously looking forward to book 3. Hoping and hoping for another book beyond that.

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  • Lori
  • 26-05-20

Another hit for Mrs. Mayer!

As per usual, I enjoy Shannon Mayer's stories tremendously. The best thing about this series is i can so relate to the main character, being I'm over 40. I enjoy the main character having real, everyday issues and not being a beautiful, size 2, great boobs, twenty something with perfect hair. I'm much closer to the "real" women out there, and so is this book!

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  • KKaiser
  • 02-08-20

LOVE

I absolutely love this series and can not wait to read for the next book!

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  • D.Smith
  • 29-07-20

Awesome!!

I absolutely love this series and love listening to it!! It is so well done.. both the writing and the narration!! I highly recommend this and can not wait to jump into the next!!

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  • L M Laps
  • 29-07-20

Hold On Tight!

In book 2 Shannon Mayer picks up on Breena's story right where we left off. Just as Breena is starting to get her feet back under her, the Shadow World threatens to unravel it. Like a spider's web, we are beginning to see how threads of Breena"s past are woven through to create her new life. Midlife Fairy Hunter draws you further into the character's, relationships, and story of the series. This series has me hooked!