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Shadow Hunter

Rosie O'Grady's Paranormal Bar and Grill Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Madeleine Dauer
Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
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Summary

When my magic manifested at puberty, my parents sold me to the Illuminati. The Order of the Illuminati trained me as an assassin, spy, and thief. But when they sent me to steal a magical artifact that reveals Truth in all things, I discovered that I was working for the Dark and not the Light. The Illuminati trained me well, and paid the ultimate price for their deception.  

Thousands of miles away, I landed a job in a quirky little bar. But the scattered remnants of the Order still strive for world domination, and no one leaves the Illuminati alive.  

Contains mature themes.

©2019 BR Kingsolver (P)2019 Tantor

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-10-19

No spoilers

This is a hard book/audio for me to rate so here it go's. This is the first book in this series and I find with Kingsolver first book are a bit boring. The first half of the book was MC and world development it did however pick up at little after 1/2 way point and pulled me in enough to give the second book a try. The narration wasn't bad but wasn't that good I am a bit of a narrator snob. If you've ever listen to Lauren Fortgang, Nicole poole, Margarita Gavin to name a few you understand. However Dauer has a nice voice and dose the voices of the characters very well. The reading of the story was just reading. No emotion put into it. I can't fully say I highly recommend yet!!. But I will read/listen to the next in this series.

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  • ERICK
  • 06-02-20

Good story once it gets moving

This book had a very odd, clunky beginning with the weird description of the Illuminati years. The story really doesn't begin, get moving or interesting until after that preamble is done. The main story is great as are most of the characters. The end is also a touch clunky, but not nearly as bad as the beginning.

The biggest problem of the book is the narrator. She really doesn't know how to handle the humor in the book and is too dry in many places. She also doesn't know how to add rhythm changes to accentuate mood or action. Hopefully she gets better or they get a different person for the next one.

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  • Elena
  • 12-01-20

Truly awful writing

I'm amazed that this was published, it's written the most bland way possible, so much "telling" it makes your teeth hurt! The author didn't even bother with a unique magic system, all the world building is ripped off from somewhere else with nothing that makes it unique.

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  • Jasmine
  • 18-10-19

Really good

I really enjoyed this. It's the first book in a series, and they have definitely set it up good. I'm excited to see where it goes.
The narrator was new to me, and didn't disappoint. I will be getting the rest of the series when it's available on audible. In the mean time I think I'm going to go read them :)

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-10-19

Read, not listen

it was a good story, but I got lost with the narrator. Inflections in the wrong place, I just think she needs a bit more training. She has a lovely voice, just not quite ready for audible.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 05-11-19

Told instead of showed

This book is poorly written. Instead of creating drama it was flat from the main character having an answer for everything. There was no flavor or color. Where was the excitement, fear or tension? All are missing.

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  • Emma and Steve
  • 31-01-20

Poor Man’s Guild Codex: Spellbound

One of the other reviewers mentioned that the world building is ripped off from other stories. Not only is that true, it’s almost 100% a less well written version of Annette Marie’s The Guild Codex: Spellbound except the main character in this one has magic. If you want a truly enjoyable, engaging series about a woman who ends up as a bar tender at a magical pub by accident, I highly recommend that series instead; the first book is Three Mages and a Margarita and it’s much better written. Even if you liked this one, in my opinion, The Guild codex is better.

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  • D.J
  • 16-12-19

Surprisingly refreshing

I actually got this recommendation from a group I follow and the author is a member. I’m picky about my urban fantasy and really enjoyed this book. The characters are good and I like the development of the story. I’m going for book two. There is a little repetitiveness in the fight scenes but they played out well overall. I like a solid female lead that isn’t to caught up in a relationship in the first book of a series. That may change but is played out very well here as well. I would recommend this book.