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Takin' It Back

Narrated by: Shelley Reece
Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 13 & Up
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USA Today best-selling author Ash Krafton is bringing a new twist to the old swish-and-flick.... Magic is all in the way you cast it in Takin' It Back, her newest urban fantasy novel!

Think there's nothing worse than becoming like your mother? Try being possessed by her spirit.

Twenty-year-old Aerie hates running collateral recovery for her father’s magical supply shop. Repossession is a nasty business, even when you’re good at it. Her dream job? The store’s new acquisitioner...but Pop says that job’s for someone who finds things, not loses them. When a mysterious amulet must be found, Aerie sees an opportunity to prove her worth to him.

That’s when a spirit trapped inside the amulet possesses her instead. Demonic powers are handy on a door-knock or when facing down one’s nemesis, but mages can’t use the demonic ley without becoming tainted. Worse yet, the spirit may be Aerie's difficult, deadbeat, long-gone mother.

The possession will destroy Aerie if she doesn’t get the amulet off - but the only person who can do that is the guy she repo’d it from. Mr. Probable Ulterior Motive says if she finds some crummy old book she’d lost years ago, she may discover the spirit’s true identity and prevent its damnation. Aerie must entrust her fate to a complete stranger, or let the demon get what it wants - and it wants Pop dead.

Gonna be one hell of a family reunion.

Lara Croft meets The Magicians in this tale of magic, adventure, and hidden truths....
 

©2018 Ash Krafton (P)2018 Ash Krafton

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An intriguing new world of magic and mystery

Aerie is a magical bounty hunter. A sort of wing and hope for the best jump straight in type of character. I really enjoyed how the author has crafted this great lead character and also the world of magic and mystery in which the story is set. It's a great environment and from a pace perspective we jump in and strap ourselves in for the ride. There's no dull bits we have plenty of action filled story. All the main characters are great and there are even some less prominent ones that were interesting enough that I'd love to see more in any subsequent books (if planned). What is great is that we have a full story in the book. It's not deliberately written to set us up for another book/story. It's all here. The ending was very satisfactory and I enjoyed the book from the start to the finish. It's nice to see a full story in one and it will be interesting if the author wants to do other books using the world they have created. Very good

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • Chopsticks11
  • 04-12-19

Interesting Take on a Magic Novel

I was intrigued by the premise of this book, a repo man for magic items, but what I found was a novel about family and undying love. It was not what I expected but it was certainly a great read. This is the first time I’ve read anything by Ms. Krafton and I’ll admit I did anticipate a few of the twists of the book, but not all of them.

Ms. Reece did a good job narrating the book and provided voices for each of the main characters. Her narration certainly helped to keep the novel on track.

I did feel that the end felt rushed. There was a lot going on with different spells and artifacts and it became a bit hard to follow at times. Overall though I would recommend this book, especially if you enjoy the idea of magicians and supernatural beings living among us as typical business and homeowners.

I was provided with a free copy of this audio book for my honest review. The views expressed here are entirely my own.

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  • PattyH
  • 26-01-19

Urban fantasy

Join Aerie as she sets out on a dangerous journey to show Pop she is an invaluable repo worker. At the same time she's possessed by the spirit of her mother, who even on a good day is annoying and obnoxious.
I couldn't stop listening to this audible once I started. I absolutely love this story and am hoping for more to come.
Shelley Reese is amazing with her narration. I had no problem following the story and keeping the characters as individuals with there own personalities. I really enjoyed listening to her and am looking forward to more

I received a copy of this audible free at my request, I'm thrilled to be able to review this wonderful story

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  • Margaret
  • 24-01-19

Easy, entertaining mystery

This is the first book I’ve read/listened to by this author and I would listen to another.
I’m unsure if this is the beginning of a series. It seems to me there could be more books.
The publisher’s summary says enough, I don’t need to reiterate. This book has a nice little mystery (finding out who is in the amulet) and with that comes the characters that aren’t what/who they seem to be. It is an entertaining, uncomplicated listen.

This is the first book I’ve listened to by this narrator ( Shelley Reece ) and I would listen to another. She does a great job giving each character a distinct voice and personality her narration style is great and sucks you into the book.

There are no explicit sex scenes, or excessive violence. There is swearing.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily left this unbiased review.
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  • Michelle Titherington VanDaley
  • 20-01-19

Highly Recommend

Takin' It Back tells Aerie's Journey - it is fast paced and filled with wonderfully in depth characters that you quickly become invested in. The authors world building and descriptive writing make you feel as if you are seeing the story unfold. The narrator did a great job bringing the story and characters to life. I hope the author does a sequel and continues Aerie's journey

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  • Rebecca Azizov
  • 18-01-19

great mystery

a wonderful book I enjoyed listening to it very much it was written very wisely and I loved the narrator quite much as well
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  • Cleocutie
  • 12-01-19

Good listen

This is a good, fun listen about a supernatural bounty hunter. The world it is set in is very well built and different and the main character is great.

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  • Nikki Davis
  • 11-01-19

Masterful Narration

I wasn’t sure what to expect but I enjoyed this audio book.
The narration was exceptional - I could listen over and over again. The characters really cane to life.

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  • deanna
  • 20-11-19

exceptional

I received a free review copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review. I totally enjoyed reading this book. It’s well written and the characters were fantastic. I would suggest this book to my friends that like this sort of genera. this was a good book.

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  • Aurora McMillian
  • 14-11-19

Pleasant Enjoyable Mystery

Straight up I liked this book! I was given a copy for my humble thoughts and I have nothing but praise for the book. Magical repo what a great concept! A genuine person and a girl to boot, worked wonderfully! Narration was good, making the suspenseful moments sound suspenseful, you did good Shelley Reece. I would read more of Aerie's story, I think shes got a lot of open space for a series if you decide to venture that way Mr Krafton :)

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  • Curly's Ramblings
  • 16-10-19

I enjoyed this story!

Takin’ It Back is an entertaining, fast paced, and non-stop action fantasy story involving magic. The story captured my imagination and took me on a roller coaster of emotions. The characters are likable and relatable and Arie is quite the fighter/survivor. The narrator did a good job! I received a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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