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On the Edge Audiobook

On the Edge: The Edge, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Rose Drayton lives on the Edge, between the world of the Broken (where people drive cars, shop at Wal-Mart, and magic is a fairy tale) and the Weird (where blueblood aristocrats rule, changelings roam, and the strength of your magic can change your destiny). Only Edgers like Rose can easily travel from one world to the next, but they never truly belong in either. Rose thought if she practiced her magic, she could build a better life for herself. But things didn't turn out how she planned, and now she works a minimum wage, off-the-books job in the Broken just to survive.

Then Declan Camarine, a blueblood noble straight out of the deepest part of the Weird, comes into her life, determined to have her (and her power). But when a terrible danger invades the Edge from the Weird, a flood of creatures hungry for magic, Declan and Rose must work together to destroy them - or they'll devour the Edge and everyone in it.

Spend some more time on The Edge.

©2009 Andrew Gordon and Ilona Gordon; (P)2009 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"[E]ngaging urban fantasy....Andrews has created a complex plot and convincing characters that will keep the pages turning." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Alex Olympia, Washington, United States 09-11-12
    Alex Olympia, Washington, United States 09-11-12
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    "Typical fantasy romance but a good one"

    This book is as advertised, it is a fantasy romance with little in the way of surprises as far as general plot goes but what it does, it does well. There are a couple interesting twists within the story that one may or may not see coming and it details the daily life and world-changing adventure of a young woman raising her two brothers. Magic and a typical male hero intervene and shake things up with a backstory for he and she developing throughout the book. The heroine seems to me the best character and wields a genuinely enjoyable personality that brooks no injustice but is tempered with calm and reason. Thankfully her response to the dashing stranger is more original than his character and she is easy to like. The seeds are laid for a potentially compelling series and, while it is not the most original story ever, it is competent and will probably entertain most lovers of fantasy.

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    Pnuttygal Eufaula, OK 09-07-12
    Pnuttygal Eufaula, OK 09-07-12
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    "Loved this book!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of On the Edge to be better than the print version?

    I love the way that Renee Raudman narrates! This was a great listen.


    Have you listened to any of Renée Raudman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    She's always great!


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    jason phoenix, AZ, United States 09-07-12
    jason phoenix, AZ, United States 09-07-12
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    "Memorable Characters and Story."
    What did you love best about On the Edge?

    The characters were All very rich, and the story flowed easily.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The protagonist Declan Camarine with all his arrogance and bravado made this story! He is not a character I will soon forget.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    A few come to mind, but i liked the end when Rose met the Dutches of the Southern Provinces. Moments like that make this story compelling, and induce the reader/listener to continue on in blithe.


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

    If I had the time I would definitely give it a try. This story moves along seamlessly and with pace.


    Any additional comments?

    I already purchased the second in this series.

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    Patricia Coeur D'Alene, Idaho 09-05-12
    Patricia Coeur D'Alene, Idaho 09-05-12
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    "Fantastic Story, Fantastic Narration!!!!!!"

    It starts out a bit slow but I guarantee you that you will be so hooked on this book that instead of listening to it on way to work and breaking it up over a few weeks, you will stay up all night listening to it like I did. I just couldn't get enough, I was sucked in, I was part of the story! A fantastic story with fantastic characters. I could visualize them all as I lived in the story while it was being told. When it ended, I was so sad to return to the real world.

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    Angie COLLIERVILLE, TN, United States 09-03-12
    Angie COLLIERVILLE, TN, United States 09-03-12

    3,495 hours listened in 2012! I used to be a voracious reader, then my job had me driving about 1k miles a week. I started listening to Audible and have never stopped. I quit work and now just listen all the time, cleaning house, shopping, driving, in the hot tub. I even put one earbud in and let Audible read me to sleep every night.

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    "Ok start to new world, new story"
    What did you love best about On the Edge?

    The narrator was great, I love Ilona Andrews worlds too. Very original, not your usual paranormal romance based here in our world. Ms. Andrews definitely separates the humans from the "others" and gives you a reasonable explanation why they are and where they are.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Ilona Andrews? Why or why not?

    I will definitely get the next book in this series to see how she builds out the characters and the supernatural world they live in.


    What about Renée Raudman’s performance did you like?

    Renee did her usual good job of differentiating the different characters voices, really good job on the sullen William.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed out loud several times, which wasn't good since I listen to my books while I'm going to sleep and cracking up laughing tends to wake my husband up!! LOL


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    Ida 09-03-12
    Ida 09-03-12 Member Since 2011
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    "A fun listen"

    A very fun listen with some different notes. It hinted at interesting backstories and definitely left me wanting to know more about the folks in the story. I will look for more in this series and by this author.

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    ebony LANSDOWNE, MD, United States 08-18-12
    ebony LANSDOWNE, MD, United States 08-18-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Wonderful Story"
    Where does On the Edge rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This Book was different for me but I enjoyed it! It rates at the top for me and I will be listening to the rest of the series.


    What other book might you compare On the Edge to and why?

    na


    Which scene was your favorite?

    in the burger king parking lot


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    laugh mostly


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    Jan PointBlank, TX, United States 08-16-12
    Jan PointBlank, TX, United States 08-16-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Love the Kate Daniels books? You'll love this!"
    What made the experience of listening to On the Edge the most enjoyable?

    I got this book because I am very fond of the Kate Daniels books by Ilona Andrews. This did NOT let me down. It is written in a very similar style. It has a strong no nonsense female character.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Rose is my favorite character in this book because she is strong and a no nonsense kind of gal. She can hold her own and doesn't mind proving it.


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

    She also narrated the Kate Daniels books. In both series, I've gotten very into the characters as enacted in her voice.


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

    The beautiful Rose has thorns!


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    Mary Quezon City, Philippines 08-15-12
    Mary Quezon City, Philippines 08-15-12
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    "Very engaging! Absolutely a good read!"
    What did you love best about On the Edge?

    It's a good easy read with an engaging story. The plot satiated my fantasy of being swooped by a a knight with wizardly powers without demeaning the female character as a hopeless and weak damsel. The story was simple and believable. I was drawn to the characters. I would very much like to see this book come to life in a movie. I wish Ilona Andrews would go further and make the world of magic and Weird a little bit more intricate and not just a mirror copy of the real world. Besides, magic is a limitless possibility.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Aside from the leads, I loved the character of Georgie. He made me cry.


    What about Renée Raudman’s performance did you like?

    The narrator is amazing! Bringing emotion with precise tempo. I really enjoyed her performance.


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

    Would you give your life for the person you swear not to trust?


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait for the next book! The story is a promising series of adventure and romance. I would like to know more about the Weird and how the characters will evolve. Thank you so much Ilona Andrews for creating a wonderful novel.

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    Debbie Gloucester, VA, United States 08-14-12
    Debbie Gloucester, VA, United States 08-14-12 Member Since 2008
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    "I like it way more than I expected."

    I didn't expect to like this book as much as I did, a very pleasant surprise. I liked the heroine but her little brothers were my favorites to read about. I loved how she interacted with them, especially, Georgie.

    This story is unique and I cant think of one book that I could compare it to, so I love the newness of it for me and the concepts brought into this one. I would like to learn about about the differences in the two connected dimensions, very interesting ideas here, for that I look forward to reading the other Edge books.

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