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Germantown, MD, United States
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  • Need for Magic

  • A Social Psychology Novel
  • By: Joseph Swope
  • Narrated by: Chris Dooly, Justine Moral
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 11

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Draws you in and makes you believe

  • By Heather on 12-13-10

Draws you in and makes you believe

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-13-10

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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