We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Damsel Under Stress: A Novel | [Shanna Swendson]

Damsel Under Stress: A Novel

To-do: Stop the bad guys. Rescue the wizard. Find the perfect outfit for New Year's Eve. At last, Owen Palmer, the dreamboat wizard at Magic, Spells, and Illusions, Inc., has conjured up the courage to get Katie Chandler under the mistletoe at the office holiday party. But just when it looks like Katie has found her prince, in pops her inept fairy godmother, Ethelinda, to throw a wand into the works. Ethelinda's timing couldn’t be worse. A plot hatched by MSI's rogue ex-employees, Idris and his evil fairy gal pal Ari, threatens to expose the company's secrets - and the very existence of magic itself.
Regular Price:$24.95
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

To-do: Stop the bad guys. Rescue the wizard. Find the perfect outfit for New Year's Eve.

At last, Owen Palmer, the dreamboat wizard at Magic, Spells, and Illusions, Inc., has conjured up the courage to get Katie Chandler under the mistletoe at the office holiday party. But just when it looks like Katie has found her prince, in pops her inept fairy godmother, Ethelinda, to throw a wand into the works. Ethelinda's timing couldn’t be worse. A plot hatched by MSI's rogue ex-employees, Idris and his evil fairy gal pal Ari, threatens to expose the company's secrets - and the very existence of magic itself. Even worse, it could also mean the end of Katie's happily-ever-after. Now Katie and Owen must work side by side (but alas, not cheek to cheek) to thwart the villains' plans. Braving black-magic-wielding sorceresses, subway-dwelling dragons, lovelorn frog princes, and even the dreaded trip to meet Owen's parents at Christmas, Katie and her beau are in a battle to beat Idris at his own sinister game. All mischief and matters of the heart will come to a head at a big New Year's Eve gala, when the crystal ball will drop, champagne will pour, and Katie will find herself truly spellbound.

©2007 Shannon Swendson (P)2014 Audible Inc.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.3 (682 )
5 star
 (349)
4 star
 (239)
3 star
 (77)
2 star
 (10)
1 star
 (7)
Overall
4.4 (601 )
5 star
 (316)
4 star
 (201)
3 star
 (72)
2 star
 (7)
1 star
 (5)
Story
4.4 (606 )
5 star
 (334)
4 star
 (181)
3 star
 (72)
2 star
 (13)
1 star
 (6)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Catherine Norfolk, VA, United States 01-17-14
    Catherine Norfolk, VA, United States 01-17-14 Member Since 2010

    I'm a avid listener, 1000+ in my collection. Some of my favorite series includes: Charlaine Harris's Sookie S., J.K's Harry P. and K. Armstrongs Otherworld. Single books T. Clancy's Hunt for Red October and S. Meyer's The Host.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    21
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    197
    19
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    4
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Fun easy listen."

    Audible has given us the first three books in this series and I have listened to them all. I find them light and quirky. If you like Molly Harpers books, you may like these. I hope Audible will give us the rest of this series.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Bonnie 04-07-14
    Bonnie 04-07-14 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    74
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    263
    183
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    13
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Alice in Wonderland meets Harry Potter"

    Enchanted Inc. is the third in the series from author Shanna Swendson. This is a fun chick series that is a mystery, an adventure, and a romantic comedy which is lighthearted, magical, and fun.

    There are characters you'll love and remember. The heroin, Katie, is “completely ordinary” in a universe of magic. This is a good thing.

    For adults the series is “Alice in Wonderland” and “Harry Potter” all rolled into one. It is a mystical romp and a fun escape. Read and enjoy.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    ABB 04-13-15
    ABB 04-13-15 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Magic is for real again"

    Growing up in New York City I'd always known about the rumor of alligators in the sewer system, but now finding out that they are really dragons that live in the depths of the rail systems makes the possibilities of riding the Amtrak or subway even more exciting.
    Once again Shanna Swendson has written a delightful tail about the magical craziness of NYC. As a New Yorker, now living in very rural USA, I can relate to both sides of her story. It is enchanting, light hearted and a great deal of fun, without all the darkness of today's most popular mystery fantasies. Ms. Swendson's writing style is engaging and Ms. Eva Wilhem's performance as first person narrator, heroine is spot-on. I recommend you start with book 1, Enchanted Inc., so as to become familiar with all the characters. Once you have finished book 1, you'll be hooked and on to book 2, Once Upon Stilettos, which will send you directly to book 3. Damsel in Distress; all three are equal fun and the plot remains the same but very, very different scenarios. You honestly Don't know where the stories are going until they get there.
    So if what you are looking for is light reading, magic mixed with a touch reality and a touch of romance (glad to say no shades of gray here), I'd say at least the first 3 (I'm just now starting #4) of the Swendson Enchanted series are a delightful set of brain candy. It is written as "chick" stuff.
    I'd recommend teens through adult for relaxation-fun, subway, lunch break, beach, Sunday reading.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    JEAN nederland, TX, United States 04-13-15
    JEAN nederland, TX, United States 04-13-15 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    141
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    151
    124
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    24
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "ready for the next one.... need me some more Sam"

    fun fast funny..... easy listen. great series, cant say enough. I'm a Sam fan would love to see more of him.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    madam2u 01-26-15
    madam2u 01-26-15 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great Story"

    Although, somewhat predictable in parts it was quite imaginative. I'm personally not too thrilled with the ending, but I do see the point.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Melody Longmont, CO, United States 05-09-15
    Melody Longmont, CO, United States 05-09-15 Member Since 2015

    Have a renewed interest in books after falling in love with audio books. I am listening to all different genres and exploring different authors.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    20
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    236
    69
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    6
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "fun"

    I like this series for just simple, easy, fun. Not the most mentally challenging, but fun.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    twinsmom 04-19-15
    twinsmom 04-19-15
    HELPFUL VOTES
    97
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    112
    76
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    21
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "For fans of the series"

    A frustrating ending but still a great addition to the series. While not a cliffhanger, the end makes you want to quickly pick up book 4, which I'm about to do as soon as I finish this review. Have really enjoyed this whole series so far both on audio and on kindle.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Colleen 03-11-15
    Colleen 03-11-15
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    30
    8
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Magically entertaining!"

    The further adventures of the "magically immune" Katie in New York City. Book 3. Magic, "danger" and romance. I like the first book the best so far, but this was a fun break. The narrator is perfect for this series, and the only reason I listen to the books instead or reading them. Listen to the sample & you'll be hooked.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Lynda 01-23-15
    Lynda 01-23-15
    HELPFUL VOTES
    11
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    165
    16
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I'm Hooked"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I've already recommended this series to several of my friends


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Damsel Under Stress?

    When everyone figures out that Grandma knew what she was talking about


    What does Eva Wilhelm bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I've grown to associate her voice as Katy


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Hex in Texas


    Any additional comments?

    I am thoroughly enjoying this series

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Tessie T 10-23-14
    Tessie T 10-23-14 Member Since 2014

    My name is Tessie. I'm a married, twenty-something bookworm who loves her kindle, her husband, and hot tea. ✝ Festina Lente.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    8
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    70
    22
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Interesting. Hooked."
    Where does Damsel Under Stress rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This dang series. It is so good and I'm so hooked.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Damsel Under Stress?

    Katie and Owen's kiss under the mistletoe.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Christmas at Owen's foster parent's house. Owen is such a complex character and I love learning more about the sexy, powerful wizard who's so shy.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. I bought it and finished it in the same day. I am so hooked on this series. The ending of this one had me throwing money at Amazon and Audible for the next book.


    Any additional comments?

    Katie was much better in this book and Owen became even more complex and I'm still swooning. (Don't tell my husband! lol). He really is a wonderfully developed character and I'm dying to read more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-10 of 16 results PREVIOUS12NEXT

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.