Need for Magic is an unabridged telling of the thought provoking and dangerous novel by Joseph Swope. Chris Dooly and Justine Moral combine their voice talents to offer a fantasy world where listeners can hear the gruff rumble of dwarves, the ancient wisdom of elves and even the accented spell work of wizards. The arch-villain is not a dragon, wizard or overlord. The evil one is a charismatic woman who knows what people need.
The story drew me in right from the start and kept me immersed. I never wanted to hit pause to go back to real life. I could see that the psychological aspect of the magic could work in real life and it was fun to imagine how I could use the magic in my job. The characters were fun and fascinating and I don't know which sub plot I liked more.
The readers were good. I liked how they did not simply read but performed it. At times it soundled like a read through for a play, but it definitely works. There were a few rough spots in the sound quality and production, but the story more than made up for it.
I wish there was a sequel as the end leaves the reader hanging. It is strange to think I acutally miss the characters and wish them well.
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