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Indexing

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Publisher's Summary

"Never underestimate the power of a good story."

Good advice…especially when a story can kill you.

For most people, the story of their lives is just that: the accumulation of time, encounters, and actions into a cohesive whole. But for an unfortunate few, that day-to-day existence is affected - perhaps infected is a better word - by memetic incursion: where fairy tale narratives become reality, often with disastrous results.

That's where the ATI Management Bureau steps in, an organization tasked with protecting the world from fairy tales, even while most of their agents are struggling to keep their own fantastic archetypes from taking over their lives. When you're dealing with storybook narratives in the real world, it doesn't matter if you're Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, or the Wicked Queen: no one gets a happily ever after.

Indexing is New York Times best-selling author Seanan McGuire’s new urban fantasy where everything you thought you knew about fairy tales gets turned on its head.

©2013 Seanan McGuire (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Monty 04-25-16
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    "A great read"

    I liked the characters and the story. Good writing with subtle humor throughout. It would be hard to explain the stories premise, but I really liked it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tamara Greer Clarksville, TN United States 03-27-16
    Tamara Greer Clarksville, TN United States 03-27-16 Member Since 2006
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    "Not fond of the narrator"

    Thank god this was a really good book because otherwise the narrator would have completely ruined it. For starters why does every woman in the story become a valley girl at some point?? None of them have the personality type that screams valley girl to me. I never ever though that when I was reading it. I'm very disappointed that this narrator seems to be reading a lot of this authors work because she is one of my favorites but I'm not sure I can listen to this woman try her hardest to ruin some of my favorite books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Robert 02-21-16
    Robert 02-21-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Would have paid full price for this"

    I genuinely enjoyed this story. It was original and the characters were unique and compelling to follow.

    A point those looking to decide if they want to buy this. Do so if it is on sale if you are unsure. The format of the tale is a little odd and I couldn't put my finger on it until the end; it reads like a season of a TV show. Within the overall arch of the story there are numerous little stories with an underlying narrative that ties them all together. Honestly if this kind of story telling bothers you then you probably won't like this book, but give it a shot. Especially because the price has dropped insanely low for such a good book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    paul nettleford 02-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Potential lost"

    I really thought the premise for this book was interesting but I was just unable to connect or care about any of the characters. They were rather flat and one dimensional. They lacked depth. In one part the the book the author attempted to switch back and forth from different characters perspectives. The attempt, while an interesting attempt failed to add anything to the story telling. This concept could have been amusing if written by Scott Meyer or deeper if written by Marissa Meyer but just fell flat with this author. I won't be buying the next in the series

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Collingwood Corner, NS, Canada 03-06-14
    Jennifer Collingwood Corner, NS, Canada 03-06-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Once upon a time"

    Seanan has always had a love of and interest in fairy tales. It shows through in glimpses in her other stories, and more clearly on her website, but in Indexing, she has finally found a way to really showcase it.

    There are some similarities between this book and her other series, but it is very much unique, and it may actually supplant the October Day series as my favourite if it continues to be as good.

    There are a number of plot twists, some of which I saw coming, some of which I did not. The narration is, as always, excellent, but I had to give it a 4 out of 5 for the "Nova Scotia accent" sounding like someone Irish. I'm not sure how one could describe our accent, but it's certainly not that.

    If you've enjoyed Seanan's other books, try this. If you've never read anything by her before, and are a fan of fairy tales... buy this book. Heck, no matter what you like, buy this book. It's a fun ride, and you won't be disappointed.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Ann Townsend Central Valley, CA United States 01-02-16
    Ann Townsend Central Valley, CA United States 01-02-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Wickedly Funny, Very Inventive, Well Read"

    I think the only thing that messed with my head was when I found out too late in story that Sloan was 5'11" in her stocking feet! Goth girl CHECK Pissed off at the world CHECK Marathon runner CHECK 5'11" errrrmm.... ANYWAY! Loved the modern-day characters. LOVE LOVE the diversity! Before I say the next, steam punk CHECK and plenty of well placed straight folks appropriately strewn across the narrative (no pun intended). It was super funny, super drama-just-right, super interesting, super clever, and all around a good time. So glad there's another one to follow. Maybe there we'll find our missing L in the LGBT alphabet soup. Go public servants looking bad-ass in their Men in Black, tailored suits. Very cool.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sheryl 03-13-14
    Sheryl 03-13-14
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    "Interesting twist on fairy tales"

    I just loved this book! It was original and had a great narrative voice which suited it well to audiobook format. Mary Robinette Kowal does a great job narrating. Though I wasn't a fan of her male voices, she did a fantastic job with the female ones, particularly the two main characters of Henry and Sloane.

    Fairy tales must be the "in thing" as I have seen lots of books lately playing off this genre (not to mention the TV shows). This book puts an interesting twist on fairy tales which makes it even more enjoyable than your standard fare. The cast of characters is great. I especially love Henry (a Snow White) and Sloane (a wicked stepsister). The interplay between these two had me chuckling.

    I'm not sure if the author has plans to write more books for these characters but I hope she does. This one was very entertaining. I highly recommend it!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Tiffini 12-17-16
    Tiffini 12-17-16 Member Since 2016

    I'm a wife a mom and love to read.

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    "Snow White, The Wicked Step Sister, and Bears O My"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    If I could change something it would be to tighten the book more, the story seemed to drag in parts, yet, the ending felt rushed. And so many pieces felt left out, while other things felt crammed into the pages.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    no idea.


    What aspect of Mary Robinette Kowal’s performance would you have changed?

    One thing I noticed, was the narrator seemed to lose the characters voices. not often, but sometimes it was hard to tell people apart.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Federal Way, Wa, United States 12-15-16
    Amazon Customer Federal Way, Wa, United States 12-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "a diffferent tilt"

    It took me a bit to get a handle on the story but once I did it really was pretty good. It's an odd way to look at the narrative but then you always get an odd tilt from Mcguire which is why I read her stuff.

    Narrator did a great job.

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    Michelle Robbins USA 12-04-16
    Michelle Robbins USA 12-04-16 Member Since 2015
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    "I feel infintely intrigued by this world"

    The more I read of Seanan McGuire, the more I find I enjoy this author's sense of character and world building. The concept of fairy-tales and the overall push of "The Story" on the world and particularly certain people, who fall into certain tropes (Snow White, Pied Piper, Evil Step Sister) - sometimes rather broadly - lives is a fascinating concept to me. It becomes especially as they show over and over again how so many others can be harmed simply by being caught nearby.

    I'll keep reading whatever is written in this vein - and probably simply whatever else McGuire writes at all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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