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The Alchemist and an Amaretto

The Guild Codex: Spellbound Series, Book 5
Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
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Summary

As a guild bartender, I can handle pretty much anything - mages, sorcerers, witches, the occasional demon. But show me anything family-related and I'd rather run for the hills. It doesn't even have to be my family.

So I have no idea why I thought spending the holidays with Aaron's mom and pop was a good idea.

Meeting his famous parents is already terrifying enough, but I've got a bigger problem. Students of his family's renowned mage academy are being attacked on the grounds - and somehow no one has seen a single assailant? Unexplained tracks litter the nearby woods, rumors of forbidden alchemy are circulating the campus...and Ezra has been acting strangely since we arrived.

Something deadly is brewing in the shadow of Sinclair Academy, and the longer we take to uncover it, the more dangerous it becomes. But no matter the risk, we'll protect the students.

And Aaron's parents too, I suppose. If we have to.

©2019 Annette Marie (P)2020 Tantor

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Great

Wasn't as fast paced as the previous books but it was just as good.

Someone or something is attacking students on the grounds of Aaron's parents school, where our quartet and Sin have headed for the Christmas holidays.

Great book and brilliant narration.

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The Alchemists and an Amaretto

This is another really funny story with Tory proving she can keep up with the Mages. Read brilliantly by Cris Dukehart.

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more of the same good stuff

this book focuses inn on the 4 main characters. I'd call it filler if it wasn't good as the plot advances very little but rather focuses on character development

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Amazing next chapter

I can't wait for the next book, what's going to happen with Tori and Ezra? ❤️

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  • jason
  • 30-01-20

Cliffhangers!!!

big fan love the story so far, tori is my current favorite heroine. but omg the ending of this book will have you cursing rhe autors name with every day she makes you for the next one in the series

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  • KLM
  • 30-01-20

Next one please

This book was better than the last one and quite frankly I have to know if the amulet will work or not. I know the next book is in print right now but I have to have the audio book please. This book is great I love the backstory on Aron and the incorporation of werewolves into the book with very unique take on them.

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  • niaskywalk
  • 29-01-20

Better and Better

The standalone stories are intriguing and unfolding an interesting world, the story arc for Guild Codex: Spellbound takes an emotional turn during this one and I am already dying for the next title. I also cannot wait to see how the two series in the Guild Codex intertwine. Robin was briefly seen here, but Tori and the mages stepped away from the Guild for this exciting episode.

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  • TERESA
  • 29-01-20

How long until the next book.

Love this series. I sure hope we don’t have to wait to long for the next book.

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  • LyricalRain
  • 29-01-20

The friendship continues

Although I love the action in the book. I would've liked to see the romance progress more. These books tend to be too short like a series I have to wait months to see another episode of. Overall good story

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  • Peggy Barker
  • 01-02-20

Fantastic series

I stumbled across the first book in this series and was totally hooked. Since then I’ve anxiously waited for each new audible book to come out. The author is wonderful and the narrator is one of my favorites. Trust me, if you enjoy paranormal books, this is a series not to be missed!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 29-03-20

The little things

It's a very small criticism because there are only a few lines for a Texan, but Cris Dukehart needs to work on the accent. It's all about hard Rs and talking without opening your mouth much. The accent she does for Texas is more like Georgia, broad vowels and open-mouthed with Rs dropped of the end of words. Hell, Texans add Rs where no Rs are supposed to be, like "wash" becomes "warsh." As a native Texan, it made me cringe. Think Matthew McConaughey.

Other than that, there was a bit of a cliche moment in the story ("look over there!" then running when the opponent actually does), and I get a little impatient with the helplessness of Tori. If physical combat was standing between a person and anticipated death, I feel like that person would become obsessed with training, especially if it was easy to do so because there were people offering left and right to teach them. The fear of Tori's encounters would stay with her and be a lasting motivation, would probably give her ptsd, in fact, and make her harder and meaner, with the impulsive to suddenly and ruthlessly squash her enemies like a bug before they could hurt her. Her carefree attitude is starting to ring a little hollow for me after all of her experiences.

I also feel like the romance aspect is very hot and cold. One day, Tori likes one guy, the next she likes another, then suddenly without warning she's moved on to a third. Didn't she have something with Zach? But suddenly and without explanation, she just stops thinking about him and Ezra is the hottie with the body for her? Why did that happen? I don't know, the transition is just abrupt and jarring for me. I'm glad the romance aspect takes a back seat most of the time because of this quality.

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  • seamus
  • 27-03-20

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I predict that tori will go to robin for help to save Ezra Orr that robin and tori can help each other with their daemon problem

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  • D. Messing
  • 18-03-20

Fantastic read!

This was a fabulous addition to this series, the narrator is great, and as usual the big questions from the last book are hinted at and new questions loom! Loved it!

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  • Jannine E Zerres
  • 16-03-20

A bigger glimpse - great book

Edge of seat, funny sweet. We get a bigger glimpse in to the mythic world. This school deserves its own thread if she can pull it off and not seem like she is trying for Harry Potter.