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Remnants of Magic, Book 1
Narrated by: Andrew Tell
Length: 25 hrs and 52 mins
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Summary

After another long day at work, all Jon Christensen wanted was a cheap burger and some peace and quiet.

When he pulled into the McDonald’s, Jon only had the usual cares on his mind. His sister. The bills. A career with seemingly nowhere to go.

But after a confusing encounter at the cash register triggers a violent episode in the parking lot, he’s quickly pulled into a world he doesn’t understand. His few careless sentences - and the odd gift of languages he’s kept hidden for years - wind up thrusting him right into the middle of a chaotic magical free-for-all, a battle taking place in the shadows of society. Entangled in an increasingly complex web of violence and lies, he's left with a choice: adapt or die.

Surrounded by strangers, Jon must struggle to survive, searching out friends amidst a sea of foes. If he can get his group of strays and rejects to work together, there’s a chance they might just make it out alive.

Should he fail, the consequences will be dire - not only for Jon, but also for those he loves.

©2019 Casey White (P)2019 Casey White

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  • Tracie Poling
  • 23-05-19

Very good start to the series

I received this book free at my request for unbiased review.

Great book, completely original take on modern day magic. I was enthralled from the start.
The narrator was spot on. Characters were distinct and recognizable.
The negative(for me) was the introspections. I love detail as does everyone, but the main characters pauses in the middle of critical situations were just a bit overdone. Again just my opinion and doesn’t change the fact I will be looking for the next in this series.

Thank you for the opportunity to review this book. It was my pleasure.

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  • Luke
  • 21-05-19

Negative reviews are unfair

I got this book for free in exchange for an unbiased review.

I went into this book expecting to agree with the few negative reviews on this book. At the very least I expected the book to be a 3 star book. I was very pleasantly surprised.

The book is a great length. I wanted it to be longer, but not due to lack of content. The story and development were full and enjoyable. The world is relatable, and you can really imagine something like this existing right under your nose. Sometimes it felt like there was too much inner dialogue going on in the middle of a fight, but it wasn't unpleasant. The magic system is a little underexplained. It felt more like superpowers, and actually they made that comment in the book. But that wasn't a bad thing, it was still enjoyable.

I can see myself listening to this book again.

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  • Courtney Odor
  • 21-05-19

GIVE ME ALL THE SERIES!

First, I have to start off by stating that I got this book free of charge in exchange for a review, but as I always state, this does not in any way impact my review. My reviews are always honest and my own.


I am HOOKED on the Remnant series. LITERALLY.

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  • Richard
  • 16-04-19

Good book

Awesome listen want another right now!!! I hope that there will be more soon!! Good plot readers voice is not annoying. Lots of excitement twist and turns. Just altogether well rounded book.

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  • The_Guru
  • 24-05-19

A promising start, but needs polish

So I'll give this a 3.5 story and a nod as a promising start. I like the premise, especially the hints and bits of story it seems are taking shape. It will be interesting to see how the main character solves his assorted moral quandaries. BUT.. I knocked 1-1.5 stars off as I think this could be TONS better if it were paced out differently. It drags in several places (for instance it takes 4 hours or so before it really starts to get out of what I would consider the prologue).

The narration itself is decent but neither is it the best I've heard between 3-4 varying throughout. If the narrator had done some of the flourishes he did in a couple portions of the story with one of the characters throughout it would I think be closer to a 4.25-4.75 for narration.

Overall about a 3.75 or so rounded to 4. Looking forward to the next book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-05-19

Great concept, but ...

I wanted to love this book. Heck, I should have loved this book. It had so much going for it. A great concept. (ancient relics that grant magical/super powers to people) Excellent narration delivered by the talented Andrew Tell. Unfortunately the story is a rambling mess. The book is nearly 26 hours long, which in itself is not a problem. I love long books, whether I am reading or listening, but the story is just a rambling mess. There are huge number of chapters where nothing happens, no character development, no action to advance the story. What we get is a running interior monologue from the main character. Every thought that pops into the characters head we are give. In the middle of an action scene the action will actually stop as we get 4 pages of the main character analyzing what is happening, with him repeating himself over and over and over. There are also odd instances where the main character will pat himself on the back for figuring something out that he was clearly told much earlier. Example? Sure. At one point the main character is questioning these two characters about what their powers are. The one kid flat out states that he is a mind reader. Ten minutes later something is said, and the main character is like "Ah, just as I suspected, He's a mind reader!" As you suspected? Suspected? You were TOLD that 10 minutes ago!. And things that happen repeatedly. As I said, the concept behind the story is great, but this book could really have benefitted from the author working with a developmental editor. This feels like a rough first draft where the author wrote out scene after scene, but then never went back and edited it into a tight story.

As I've said repeatedly I loved the concept, and as always Andrew Tell's narration was excellent (and honestly it was his narration alone that made me not give up on this one), unfortunately it just didn't come together for me and that's a shame. I'm actually quite sad as this could have been one heck of a series, which would have lent itself to becoming an excellent Netflix show.

I was given a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • KC
  • 21-05-19

Interesting book

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This story does a great job of keeping you entertained throughout. Magic, teen angst and small town humor in a fast paced story. I think what I liked most was the unique concept. This book started as a writing prompt on Reddit and turned into a full novel. I thought the way the author took the simple prompt and completely made it her own was really cool, and I enjoyed exploring that in the novel.The only thing that I hope for the next one is more character development and less emphasis on the battles. Andrew Tell did a good job narrating the book.

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  • matthew
  • 06-05-19

Its Okayish

Decent book. I am not 100% sold on it and I am not sure why.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-04-19

not interesting

I didn't even get halfway through the book before I said I was done with it it wasn't exciting at all nothing really good going on in it just lost it

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