Alex Verus
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(4.5 based on 11357 ratings)
  • 1
    Fated: Alex Verus Series, Book 1 | Benedict Jacka

    Fated: Alex Verus Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Benedict Jacka
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Alex Verus is part of a world hidden in plain sight, running a magic shop in London. And while Alex's own powers aren't as showy as some mages, he does have the advantage of foreseeing the possible future-allowing him to pull off operations that have a million-to-one-chance of success. But when Alex is approached by multiple factions to crack open a relic from a long-ago mage war, he knows that whatever's inside must be beyond powerful.

    Harry Dresden meets the Temple of Doom

    With all of the comparisons to Jim Butcher and Kevin Hearne I thought I'd give it a try. In the first few minutes of the book, it's hard not to compa..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 15 2014 by Jessica (St Paul, MN, United States)
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    Fated: Alex Verus, Book 1 | Benedict Jacka

    Fated: Alex Verus, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Benedict Jacka
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26)
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    Camden, North London. A tangled, mangled junction of train lines, roads and waterways. Where minor celebrities hang out with minor criminals and where tourists and moody teenagers mingle. In the heart of Camden, where rail meets road meets leyline, you might find the Arcana Emporium, run by one Alex Verus. He won't sell you a wand or mix you a potion, but if you know what you're looking for, he might just be able to help.

    Excellent gritty fantasy

    I came across this book/reading by accident on the audible website and I thoroughly enjoyed the audiobook. I enjoyed the nature of the main character ..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 15 2015 by lynn (ADELAIDE, Australia)
  • 2
    Cursed: Alex Verus, Book 2 | Benedict Jacka

    Cursed: Alex Verus, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Benedict Jacka
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Since his second sight made him infamous for defeating powerful dark mages, Alex has been keeping his head down. But now he's discovered the resurgence of a forbidden ritual. Someone is harvesting the life-force of magical creatures-destroying them in the process. And draining humans is next on the agenda. Hired to investigate, Alex realizes that not everyone on the Council wants him delving any deeper.

    hoping it gets edgier

    Feels so derivitive of Jim Butcher's Dresden Files. Alex is okay but the disappointing treatment of all the female characters is annoying. I want it t..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 02 2014 by Gypsyjolie (Madison, WI, United States)
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    Cursed: An Alex Verus Novel | Benedict Jacka

    Cursed: An Alex Verus Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Benedict Jacka
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
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    Things are going well for Alex Verus. He's on moderately good terms with the Council, his apprentice is settling in, and his shop in Camden is gaining quite a reputation. But when a mysterious woman bursts into the Arcana Emporium one night with an assassin on her tail, Alex is thrown into a plot to revive a long-forbidden ritual.

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  • 3
    Taken: Alex Verus Series, Book 3 | Benedict Jacka

    Taken: Alex Verus Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Benedict Jacka
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    This time last year, I could go weeks without seeing another mage. In mage society I was an unknown and, all in all, that was how I liked it. It’s hard to say what changed. Whatever it was, I got involved in the magical world again and started getting myself a reputation.

    Great book. Action packed and fun.

    This is the third book in this series. I have to say that the Alex Verus series has quickly become one of my favorites. Taken is another strong entry ..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 03 2014 by Cliff (madison, MS, United States)
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    Taken: An Alex Verus Novel | Benedict Jacka

    Taken: An Alex Verus Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Benedict Jacka
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
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    (9)
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    Welcome to Fountain Reach. Ancient seat of the Aubuchon dynasty. Majestic setting of the White Stone tournament. Alex Verus' (not necessarily reliable) reputation attracts all sorts. Most are plain bonkers. Yet there's one invitation he just can't refuse. At Fountain Reach, Alex is perfectly placed among the noted and notorious to figure out why apprentices have been vanishing.

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  • 4
    Chosen: Alex Verus, Book 4 | Benedict Jacka

    Chosen: Alex Verus, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Benedict Jacka
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    I don't publicly advertise that I'm a mage, but I don't exactly hide it either, and one of the odd things I've learnt over the years is just how much you can get away with if you're blatant enough. Hide something behind smoke and mirrors and make people work to find it, and they'll tear the place down looking for what's there. Alex Verus is a diviner who can see probable futures-a talent that's gotten him out of many a tough scrape. But this time, he may be in over his head. Alex was once apprenticed to a Dark mage, and in his service he did a lot of things he isn't proud of.

    best on in the series so far

    This is a great series. I like this one because it is more gritty and real than others of the same genre. There isn't a lot of snarky humor, pop refer..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 19 2014 by Cliff (madison, MS, United States)
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    Chosen: An Alex Verus Novel | Benedict Jacka

    Chosen: An Alex Verus Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Benedict Jacka
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
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    Life is quiet for Alex Verus. Amazing. With a flat full of friends (and the occasional fish) and business booming, why not enjoy the humdrum here and now? But of course that's too good to be true. In a sudden and cruel pincer movement of fate, Alex finds himself fighting a sinister and powerful gang as well as his own demons - for the same crime. Held hostage by the choices of his past, Alex's future is now in jeopardy....

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  • 5
    Hidden: Alex Verus, Book 5 | Benedict Jacka

    Hidden: Alex Verus, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Benedict Jacka
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (1230)
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    With his talent for divining the future, Alex Verus should have foreseen his friends' reactions to the revelations about his previous life. Anne Walker no longer trusts him-and has also cut all ties with the mage community after getting kicked out of the apprentice program. As a favor to Luna, Alex's own apprentice and Anne's best friend, he checks in on her only to be told to leave her alone. Then Anne gets kidnapped.

    Thought it would be boring
    Reviewed on December 25 2014 by Leanna (Seattle, WA United States)
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    Hidden: An Alex Verus Novel | Benedict Jacka

    Hidden: An Alex Verus Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Benedict Jacka
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
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    Never look back. Alex Verus is a diviner who can see probable futures - a talent that's gotten him and his friends out of many a tough scrape. But what happens when someone doesn't want Alex's help? Alex's friend, the life mage Anne, distanced herself from him when she found out about his past as a Dark apprentice. Now she's in serious trouble but wants nothing to do with him. Alex has to start wondering if Anne's problem is really with him - or if there's a secret she's trying to hide.

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  • 6
    Veiled: Alex Verus, Book 6 | Benedict Jacka

    Veiled: Alex Verus, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Benedict Jacka
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Alex Verus and the Council that governs the magical community have never gotten along. But with his former teacher back in Britain, Alex is in desperate need of allies, and he'll do whatever it takes to get them - even if it means accepting a job enforcing magical law. Alex forms an uneasy alliance with his new partner, but his attempt at legitimacy quickly turns lethal when a mission puts him in possession of an item that factions both inside and outside of the Council would kill to get their hands on.

    Motions

    I read this in about 2 days and it cheered me up to having another Alex Verus book but it felt like Benedict need some things to happen to set up for ..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 16 2015 by Coral (Mississauga, ON, Canada)
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    Veiled: An Alex Verus Novel | Benedict Jacka

    Veiled: An Alex Verus Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Benedict Jacka
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
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    (14)
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    Alex Verus is a mage who can see the future, but even he couldn't have seen this day coming. Alex has agreed to join the Keepers, the magical police force, to protect his friends from his old master, the Dark mage Richard Drakh. Going legit was always going to be difficult for an outcast like Alex, and there are those in the Keepers who aren't keen to see an ex-Dark mage succeed. Especially when Dark mages are making a play for a seat on the council for the first time in history.

    Friggin' love this series. Obsessed.

    Love the stories and colorful characters.

    The narrator is king - LOVE HIM ! Highly recommend this entire series to anyone interested in bein..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 17 2016 by Mariel Segovia ()
  • 7
    Burned | Benedict Jacka

    Burned

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Benedict Jacka
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
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    Alex Verus has a magic shop in Camden, London, and an uncanny ability to see the future. But suddenly everyone can see Alex's future. Because the Mage's Council of Great Britain just named him a traitor and ordered his death in seven days' time, and there's no way anyone can get out of that. Alex's friends - Luna and the other apprentices he's taken in - are tainted by association. They'll be marked for death, too, when the ruling comes into play, and Alex becomes locked in a race against time to save them.

    Great book

    Fun, exciting, interesting characters and world and a great continuation of the series. I hope the next book comes soon.

    Reviewed on September 18 2016 by Elena ()
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    Burned: Alex Verus, Book 7 | Benedict Jacka

    Burned: Alex Verus, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Benedict Jacka
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
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    Diviner Alex Verus finally made one too many enemies on the Council of Mages, and now one of them is angry enough to have him executed. Fighting for his life is nothing new, but this kill order also calls for the death of Alex's dependents - and there's no way that he'll let Luna, Anne, and Vari take the heat. With only a week before he's history, Alex will have to figure out how to disassociate himself from his friends, scrounge up allies on the council, and hopefully keep his head attached to his body.

    Not the best in the series.

    My least favorite kind of series installment...the one that doesn't really move the plot forward, but rather sets the stage for, one assumes, the next..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 25 2016 by Debra (Ada, MI, United States)