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    Bookburners Season One (16 Book Series) | Max Gladstone, Margaret Dunlap, Mur Lafferty, Brian Francis Slattery

    Bookburners Season One (16 Book Series)

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Max Gladstone, Margaret Dunlap, Mur Lafferty, and others
    • Narrated By XE Sands
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    Magic is real, and hungry - trapped in ancient texts and artifacts. Only a few who discover it survive to fight back. Join Detective Sal Brooks, newest recruit to a black-ops magic hunting team backed by the Vatican, as she travels the world to keep the supernatural in check. Just remember: watch your back and don't touch anything.

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    Bookburners: Badge, Book, and Candle: Episode 1 | Max Gladstone, Margaret Dunlap, Mur Lafferty, Brian Francis Slattery

    Bookburners: Badge, Book, and Candle: Episode 1

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 18 mins)
    • By Max Gladstone, Margaret Dunlap, Mur Lafferty, and others
    • Narrated By XE Sands
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    NYPD Detective Sal Brooks is no rookie - but even the most hardened cop would think twice when they see their brother open a book and become...well...something entirely not their brother. When her attempts to solve the case cross paths with a mysterious team led by a priest, she starts to realize that the world is far more than what is seems, and, just maybe, magic is real - and hungry.

    Very enjoyable, well written, great performance

    I really enjoyed this first chapter of the "Bookburners" --certainly liked it enough to order the next two chapters. The reader is outstandin..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 04 2016 by Julie W. Capell (Milwaukee, WI USA)
  • 2
    Bookburners: Anywhere But Here: Episode 2 | Brian Francis Slattery, Max Gladstone, Margaret Dunlap, Mur Lafferty

    Bookburners: Anywhere But Here: Episode 2

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 24 mins)
    • By Brian Francis Slattery, Max Gladstone, Margaret Dunlap, and others
    • Narrated By Xe Sands
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    Sal Brooks, newest member of Team Three of the Societas Librium Occultorum, is settling in to her job and apartment in Rome. In this episode, we meet the rest of the team and get a tour of the Black Archives (pro tip: don't touch anything) before being whisked off on Sal's first mission: investigate a magical disturbance in the heart of Madrid, Spain. There they find a breathing apartment door, little girls being held hostage, and some furniture that is far too alive for good taste. First days on the job are never easy....

    Liked the descriptions more than the plot

    There's some nice writing going on here, and some very cool descriptions of the effects of demonic possession on an apartment in Madrid, but other tha..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 29 2016 by Julie W. Capell (Milwaukee, WI USA)
  • 3
    Bookburners: Fair Weather: Episode 3 | Margaret Dunlap, Max Gladstone, Brian Francis Slattery, Mur Lafferty

    Bookburners: Fair Weather: Episode 3

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 12 mins)
    • By Margaret Dunlap, Max Gladstone, Brian Francis Slattery, and others
    • Narrated By XE Sands
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    The team saves on flight costs as the newest mystery happens around the corner. A tip from a local antiquarian doesn't make it to the team in time, and they are left with a once-bookstore-now-rubble pile, a missing magical tome, and very few clues beyond a helpful tour guide (one might even say too helpful). Tracking the missing book to a luxury yacht, the team gets less of the high-end boating experience and more of the demon-on-the-loose nightmare.

    Not worth the price of admission

    Neither the characters nor the plot of this third installment were interesting enough to keep me following the series. Retread of Warehouse 13 withou..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 24 2016 by Julie W. Capell (Milwaukee, WI USA)
  • 4
    Bookburners: Episode 4: A Sorcerer's Apprentice | Mur Lafferty, Max Gladstone, Brian Francis Slattery, Margaret Dunlap

    Bookburners: Episode 4: A Sorcerer's Apprentice

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 12 mins)
    • By Mur Lafferty, Max Gladstone, Brian Francis Slattery, and others
    • Narrated By XE Sands
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    Sal and Asanti leave the rest of the team in the lurch when they jet off to Scotland to attend the funeral of the archivists' mentor. However, something is amiss in the dear green place as the pair lands to discover the entire city has become obsessed with a restaurant (which just happens to be owned by the deceased mentor's only living relative). They beat the crowds to get a table, only to find the fight has just begun and they left their muscle at home.

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  • 5
    Bookburners: The Market Arcanum, Episode 5 | Margaret Dunlap, Max Gladstone, Brian Francis Slattery, Mur Lafferty

    Bookburners: The Market Arcanum, Episode 5

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 15 mins)
    • By Margaret Dunlap, Max Gladstone, Brian Francis Slattery, and others
    • Narrated By XE Sands
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    When a mysterious invite arrives in the mail and Father Menchu responds by whisking Sal off to Lichtenstein, the former cop is left on very new ground as she gets more than a glimpse at the broader world of magic users. Unfortunately, they are immediately confronted by a wealthy businessman who is less upset about them blowing up his boat two episodes ago than he is about them stealing his (sludge-demon releasing) book.

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  • 6
    Bookburners, Episode 6: Big Sky | Brian Francis Slattery, Max Gladstone, Margaret Dunlap, Mur Lafferty

    Bookburners, Episode 6: Big Sky

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 14 mins)
    • By Brian Francis Slattery, Max Gladstone, Margaret Dunlap, and others
    • Narrated By Xe Sands
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    Weather alert: Tornado-eating titans on the loose in Oklahoma. There might not be much upon the open, wind-swept plains of Oklahoma - but magic, like life, finds a way to thrive nevertheless. In this week's episode, the team is literally blown away when they touch down in a tiny country town, utterly destroyed by horrifying monsters the locals call Tornado Eaters. The town is past saving, but the threat remains - it will take all the society can throw at them, and even that might not be enough.

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  • 7
    Bookburners, Episode 7: Now and Then | Max Gladstone, Margaret Dunlap, Mur Lafferty, Brian Francis Slattery

    Bookburners, Episode 7: Now and Then

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 18 mins)
    • By Max Gladstone, Margaret Dunlap, Mur Lafferty, and others
    • Narrated By XE Sands
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    Weather alert: Tornado-eating titans on the loose in Oklahoma. There might not be much upon the open, wind-swept plains of Oklahoma - but magic, like life, finds a way to thrive nevertheless. In this week's episode, the team is literally blown away when they touch down in a tiny country town, utterly destroyed by horrifying monsters the locals call Tornado Eaters. The town is past saving, but the threat remains - it will take all the society can throw at them, and even that might not be enough.

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  • 8
    Bookburners, Episode 8: Under My Skin: Bookburners, Episode 8: | Mur Lafferty

    Bookburners, Episode 8: Under My Skin: Bookburners, Episode 8:

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 10 mins)
    • By Mur Lafferty
    • Narrated By XE Sands
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    The team must travel to Las Vegas when the human canvases of a tattoo competition show start dying. The list of potential magical murders is colorful and well-documented across episodes of Ink Stainz: Vegas; but appearances can be deceiving, and the team must check their prejudices at customs and investigate the bristly and well-inked lot before time runs out and more victims fall prey to the demonic ink.

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  • 9
    Bookburners, Episode 9: Ancient Wonders | Margaret Dunlap, Max Gladstone, Mur Lafferty, Brian Francis Slattery

    Bookburners, Episode 9: Ancient Wonders

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 11 mins)
    • By Margaret Dunlap, Max Gladstone, Mur Lafferty, and others
    • Narrated By XE Sands
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    After being sent on a wild goose chase in the latest game of cat and mouse with the mysterious Mr. Norse, the team decides they need to get ahead of their competition in the hunt for the Codex Umbra. With no other options, they turn to old friends and even older magic: specifically, the Oracle of Delphi. Sal grows suspicious of her own sleeping habits, and Asanti enjoys some field time; but everyone learns the deadly dangers of playing with prophecy.

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  • 10
    Bookburners, Episode 10: Shore Leave | Mur Lafferty, Max Gladstone, Margaret Dunlap, Brian Francis Slattery

    Bookburners, Episode 10: Shore Leave

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 10 mins)
    • By Mur Lafferty, Max Gladstone, Margaret Dunlap, and others
    • Narrated By XE Sands
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    From spin class to a Matrix marathon to saving Rome in the nick of time, it's all in a day off for Grace and Sal in urban fantasy's new hit episodic series. It's Grace's one-day-off-a-year, and nothing will stop her from enjoying every last second of it: not Sal's troubling sleepwalking, not the mysterious tour guide, Aaron, and not even the magical artifact spreading a time-slowing bubble across Rome. The team's troubles may never stop - but sometimes, you have to make time for a spin class.

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  • 11
    Bookburners: Codex Umbra: Episode 11 | Max Gladstone

    Bookburners: Codex Umbra: Episode 11

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 20 mins)
    • By Max Gladstone
    • Narrated By XE Sands
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    An epic smackdown ensues as Sal and Team Three match wits and magic with Mr. Norse in the latest thrilling adventure in everyone's favorite online urban fantasy episodic series. The stage is set for Mr. Norse's grand move in possessing "The Norton Anthology of Evil?", aka the Codex Umbra. The team's plans include infiltrating a yacht party, sneaking into a secret compound, and generally trying to stop an evil billionaire from gaining control of a compendium of demons.

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  • 12
    Bookburners: Puppets (Season One, Episode 12) | Brian Francis Slattery

    Bookburners: Puppets (Season One, Episode 12)

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 10 mins)
    • By Brian Francis Slattery
    • Narrated By Xe Sands
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    Intrigue and betrayal await in the latest installment of Bookburners, the urban fantasy episodic series that's taken the Internet by storm. Open Season is declared on the Black Archives with every demon in the world wanting the Codex Umbra for their own. Security tightens and the team prepares for inevitable assault never suspecting the sleeper cell already in their midst.

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  • 13
    Bookburners: Keeping Friends Close: Episode 13: Bookburners, Season One | Mur Lafferty

    Bookburners: Keeping Friends Close: Episode 13: Bookburners, Season One

    • UNABRIDGED (58 mins)
    • By Mur Lafferty
    • Narrated By Xe Sands
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    After Sal, possessed by the Hand, turns on her friends and teammates, Team Three has to decide whether she is a victim or a target. As Father Menchu tries to buy time, Teams One and Two gear up for the kind of action usually filed under "extreme prejudice". And the Hand, with the dark power of the Codex Umbra at his command, begins to assemble an army.

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  • 14
    Bookburners: An Excellent Day for an Exorcism: Season One, Episode 14 | Brian Francis Slattery

    Bookburners: An Excellent Day for an Exorcism: Season One, Episode 14

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr)
    • By Brian Francis Slattery
    • Narrated By XE Sands
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    Someone has betrayed Sal, turned her over to the not-so-tender ministrations of Team Two's Balloon and Stretch. Death seems certain...but the Hand has more tricks up its sleeve. As Father Menchu leads the rest of Team Three to her rescue, will they find a corpse...or something even worse? This episode is brought to you by team writer Brian Francis Slattery, who would like to assure listeners that no actual demons were harmed in the writing of this exorcism.

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    Bookburners: Things Lost: Episode 15: Bookburners, Season One | Margaret Dunlap

    Bookburners: Things Lost: Episode 15: Bookburners, Season One

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 6 mins)
    • By Margaret Dunlap
    • Narrated By Xe Sands
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    Nothing is what it seems in the shocking penultimate installment of Bookburners, the urban fantasy episodic series from Serial Box. With time running out and the Hand growing stronger inside Sal, the only hope is to banish the demon back to his hellish domain. But to do that, Team Three needs The Book of the Hand, which is back in the Vatican. Now, thanks to a timely offer from Aaron, Sal and the rest of the team stake their freedom on a desperate throw of the dice by venturing into the lion's den....

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    Bookburners: Siege: Episode 16: Bookburners, Season One | Max Gladstone

    Bookburners: Siege: Episode 16: Bookburners, Season One

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 8 mins)
    • By Max Gladstone
    • Narrated By XE Sands
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Questions are answered and new mysteries introduced as season one of Bookburners, the urban fantasy episodic series from Serial Box, comes to its thrilling conclusion. With The Book of the Hand in their possession at last, Team Three can finally kick the Hand out of Sal's body. The only problem is, if she wants to save Perry, too, she'll have to bring him back from the Hand's dark dimension. That's a tall order, even with the help of Aaron - whatever he is.

    Marvelous.

    This is the TV series I have in my head when I write my first drafts of the TV series I write. A pitch-perfect example of adventure-y urban fantasy se..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 22 2016 by Geoffrey Thorne (California, USA)