Accidental Alchemist Mysteries
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(4.2 based on 3636 ratings)
  • 1
    The Accidental Alchemist | Gigi Pandian

    The Accidental Alchemist

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Gigi Pandian
    • Narrated By Julia Motyka
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2967)
    Performance
    (2746)
    Story
    (2729)

    Unpacking her belongings in her new hometown of Portland, Oregon, herbalist and reformed alchemist Zoe Faust can't help but notice she's picked up a stowaway. Dorian Robert-Houdin is a living, breathing three-and-half-foot gargoyle - not to mention a master of French cuisine - and he needs Zoe's expertise to decipher a centuries-old text. Zoe, who's trying to put her old life behind her, isn't so sure she wants to reopen her alchemical past... until the dead man on her porch leaves her no choice.

    She's fictional, so, no, you can't slap her!

    I wanted to like this, I really did. The premise seemed so promising: an ageless alchemist who's been hiding in plain sight for centuries, a livi..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 27 2016 by D. Austin (Maine)
  • 2
    The Masquerading Magician: An Accidental Alchemist Mystery | Gigi Pandian

    The Masquerading Magician: An Accidental Alchemist Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Gigi Pandian
    • Narrated By Julia Motyka
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (669)
    Performance
    (624)
    Story
    (623)

    Deciphering an ancient alchemy book is more difficult than Zoe Faust bargained for. She'd much rather be gardening and exploring her new hometown of Portland, Oregon - but time is running out for living gargoyle Dorian Robert-Houdin. If Zoe isn't able to unlock an unusual alchemy book's secrets soon, the French gargoyle will remain awake but trapped in stone forever.

    Performance - great. Story, good concept needs better execution.

    The issues I have with this series (and writer) are these:

    1. She constantly restates what has already been said, sometimes even in the same ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 26 2016 by P. J. Zannini (Charlotte, NC USA)