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Motor City Fae: Book 1 of Urban Arcana | [Cindy Spencer Pape]

Motor City Fae: Book 1 of Urban Arcana

Detroit artist Meagan Kelly has had a strong sixth sense all her life, but that doesn’t mean the gorgeous stranger’s crazy story—that she’s a half-elf, half human heiress—is true. But Meagan can’t deny the evidence of her own eyes—he’s Fae. A tall, blond, handsome, pointy-eared elf—and a man she just can’t get enough of.
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Publisher's Summary

Detroit artist Meagan Kelly has had a strong sixth sense all her life, but that doesn’t mean the gorgeous stranger’s crazy story—that she’s a half-elf, half human heiress—is true. But Meagan can’t deny the evidence of her own eyes—he’s Fae. A tall, blond, handsome, pointy-eared elf—and a man she just can’t get enough of.

Ric Thornhill’s assignment just got a lot more complicated. The more time he spends with Meagan, the harder it is to see her as a political tool to prevent an all-out war between humans and Fae.

Now Meagan’s in a race to master her newly released powers in time to prevent the conflict, convince a jealous Queen not to strip Ric of his powers, and find out if she can build a life that straddles two worlds.

©2010 Cindy Spencer Pape (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

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    Samantha Lethbridge, AB, Canada 07-27-10
    Samantha Lethbridge, AB, Canada 07-27-10

    I am a mother of two rowdy boys. I listen to audiobooks while house cleaning, on my commute and while working out.

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    "Horrible narrator!"

    This could be a good book but I can't finish listening because the narrator's voice is wrecking the story for me. Definitely listen to the sample before you purchase. I wish I had.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Manchester, tn, United States 11-18-10
    Michael Manchester, tn, United States 11-18-10 Member Since 2007
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    "Narrator with no talent"

    A good light story but not the most original, the narrator is horrible with no talent. If you can stand the narrator than the book is a good listen.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Maria Citrus Heights, CA, United States 04-16-12
    Maria Citrus Heights, CA, United States 04-16-12 Member Since 2010

    To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.

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    "Save This Story!!!"

    GET A NEW NARRATOR PLEASE!!!! The story wasn't half bad. But the narrator totally ruined it. Have you ever heard a black man from Detroit speaking with a Scottish accent????
    GEEZZZ!! In fact everyone sounded the same, bored!!! The female lead sounded as if she could have cared less about anything. The tonal quality was so bad, I just wanted the story to be over. The story itself sounded interesting but the narrator ruined it.

    Audible get someone else to read this book. Save it please!!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer LAKEWOOD, WA, United States 10-04-10
    Amazon Customer LAKEWOOD, WA, United States 10-04-10 Member Since 2008
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    "do not ever use this narrator"

    ok Cindy is wonderful but the reader of this novel droned on and on and on and there was no emotion where there should be and so many pauses that it made the reader sound realy bad i own hundreds of e books and audio books and i have never come across such a bad read job on a really great book ever now she has a nice voice but not showing a lot of skill just sounded bored dreadfully bored at that i will not buy another book she reads just left a bad taste.i am a avid reader and audio purchaser i suggest books to my group of military wives we read or listen and discuss many aspects and mrs pape is a great author this a good book but reader did not do this piece of work justice Melissa from awbr army wife book review club just a hobby group for moms wife's and women who love to read thanks audible i will recommend to our other ladies to come here and pick it up or get a written copy but to look past the reader i love you guys you got me through two deployments and another coming up thanks

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    Bookaholic Bay Area, CA USA 06-16-11
    Bookaholic Bay Area, CA USA 06-16-11 Member Since 2006
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    I loved the story and had previously read the e-book, so had been very excited to listen to the audio, the narrator was horrible for this book. While she may be good on the other stuff she narrates she did not do this book or its author justice. I am happy to see that she does not narrate the second book in the series. It would be nice to see this one re-done in the future with a better narrator.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia Tallahassee, FL, United States 11-12-10
    Patricia Tallahassee, FL, United States 11-12-10

    A very happy grandmother of 4, who finds Audible extremely conveniently for my way of life.

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    "Encore, please!"

    I really enjoyed this audible book. Are there any more from the author in this series?

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    Sandee United States 04-28-12
    Sandee United States 04-28-12
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    love this story if you can get past the narration. Can't wait to listen to the other books. Hopefully with a different narrator...


    Was Motor City Fae worth the listening time?

    Absolutely


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Aryn Pullman, WA; United States 04-21-12
    Aryn Pullman, WA; United States 04-21-12 Member Since 2007
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    "I cannot hear the story for the narration"

    The story, in a nutshell, is about a woman living in current time in Detroit, MI. The narrator is, I'm guessing, a woman from Ireland, or at least having an accent that, to me, sounds it. The speech patterns involved (word emphases and voice patterns and rates of speech and awful accents) are throwing me off; listening is proving to be an effort rather than 'a fun read'.

    On top of the accent and speech patterns, and whether it is culture or the producer's idea, the woman protagonist sounds whiny. The male protagonist comes across somewhere between supercilious and arrogant. There is very little definition of voices other than aforementioned tones. I've found it difficult to figure out who is talking and the author wasn't good about adding 'he said' 'she said'. NONE of the characters are people I particularly want to hang around with.

    When I can filter out the narration, the story seems pretty average; adopted child turns out to be half Sidhe princess and the male half is full Sidhe hunting for her to keep the bad guys from overthrowing the Queen, whom no one seems to like anyway. Perhaps in print, when in my head they can sound Midwestern or sexy or baritone or werewolf-y or whatever I'd care. And yes, I did pass on this book several times after listening to the 'sample'; but after reading a review of the PRINT version, I forgot why I'd passed on the ORAL one. YMMV, of course,

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    K. April Holgate Moosic, PA, United States 01-03-14
    K. April Holgate Moosic, PA, United States 01-03-14 Member Since 2012

    Take a look it's in a book...Reading Rainbow!

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    "Great start to a promising series"

    This was a really interesting read. Most of the time the story revolved around the vote at court, so the world building was no as in-depth as I would have liked. It was an interesting story and entertaining just more of a steady flow than fast paced.

    Meagan is actually a really awesome chick, I love that she did not go all damsel in distress and helped save herself. I would definitely be interested in hearing more about her powers. I loved her sass!

    Ric is yummy and he can sing!! I love a delicious guy who can take charge. I would have liked him a touch more Alpha, although I am sure he has it in him especially after his fighting.

    Terrific mixed narrative, easily swaps POV between the two lead characters. I love this style because you get a fuller picture of what everyone is feeling.

    The steam is quite smexy! Plenty of hot and heavy action. They have an attraction from the very first touch, so they jump in bed together quickly. I am fine with that, the relationship was believable even with the time frame. Oh la, the smexy is really yummy to read! You'll need to fan your face more than once.

    The story is really interesting it just could have used a touch more. A lot of characters are introduced and I am curious to see their stories. This is a promising start to the series. I really hope the other books happen in Detroit. I can't wait to see what happens with these characters.

    I listened to the audio-book, the narrator, Terry Donnelly, does a great job. She has distinct voices for each character. The only complaint I have is that the heroine had a slight British accent, even though she was born and raised in Detroit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ann VISTA, CA, United States 10-08-13
    Ann VISTA, CA, United States 10-08-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Narration makes all the difference in the world"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The description of the this book along with a special offer had me downloading it. The author could take a lesson from JD Robb in the "In Death" series, when writing the sex scenes. She's trying to show people falling in love, not catching a quickie, so the gross wording and descriptions take everything away from thinking it's a love scene and not some guy hiring a hooker. The major issue I had with the book which sadly discolored the whole listening experience for me was the narrator trying to come up with what she thought was the correct accent for the main male character. Early in the story it was said he was from the British Isles, so the narrator who herself has a British accent, could have easily used that along with some male intonations to accomplish that role. Instead she ended up making him sound like someone from New Delhi rather than Wales. It was totally off-putting, and since it was a predominant character throughout the book it very much threw off the whole thing. I've noted the narrator for following books is different so hopefully that issue has been put to rest. Otherwise it was typical of what I assume is a "first book". The basic story was fun but overshadowed by the issues I mentioned. I wish the author well and expect to see improvement so I may very well try at least one more in hopes of seeing an improvement. Again, the slutty sex scenes very much detract from the book, had they been delivered in a classier love scene fashion it would have gone a long way toward improving the listening experience.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Terry Donnelly?

    The best narrator I've found is the one who reads all of the JD Robb's "In Death" series. She has the ability for accents and is wonderful.


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    Making the sex scenes more into love scenes. Stop with the gross descriptions of actions and body parts, they really aren't needed to get the point across.


    Any additional comments?

    I truly believe the author will improve with time and experience.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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