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- Fire & Frost
- By: Kai O'Connal
- Narrated by: Tren Sparks
- Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
The coldest shadows. Arcano-archaeologist Elijah knows that digging into the past can be its own reward - or peril. When he’s hired to find an ancient map purported to lead to a mysterious location at the bottom of the world, his professional curiosity is more than roused. But his quest to simply get his hands on the map is more dangerous than he expected - even for a shadowrunner. He and his own team of runners - including everything from a goblin rigger to a troll street samurai - follow a murky trail that takes them from the ruins of Chicago to the jungles of Amazonia.
Finally!! A Shadowrun book is on audible!!!
- By Heath on 05-04-19
I've known about the pen and paper game and SNES games that take place in this world and thought I would give it a try. I wasn't disappointed. The story and characters are engaging. If you are into world-building, this story has it. It's even better if you know a little bit about the lure of the big companies, why they employ Independent contractors (Shadowrunners) to do thier dirty work, and why magic returned to the world.
If you've ever read/listened to Altered Carbon, this book has a very similar feel to it.
If stories about magic, futuristic technology, have a Bladerunner vibe or paint a picture of a dystopian future are your thing, definitely try this one out. I hope more of them are forthcoming. Highest recommendation.
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Minimum Wage Magic
- By: Rachel Aaron
- Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
- Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
The DFZ, the metropolis formerly known as Detroit, is the world’s most magical city with a population of nine million and zero public safety laws. That’s a lot of mages, cybernetically enhanced chrome heads, and mythical beasties who die, get into debt, and otherwise fail to pay their rent. When they can’t pay their bills, their stuff gets sold to the highest bidder. That’s when they call me. I’m a Cleaner: a freelance mage employed by the DFZ to sort through the mountains of magical junk people leave behind. It’s not a pretty job, or a safe one....
- By alisha jones on 01-31-19
Try something new
I 'd never listened to anything the author had written before, but found the blurb interesting. It sounded like storage wars with mages. I was not disappointed. She had great world building and the town and backstory felt alive. The romantic interest is pretty standard, but they typically are. I'm interested to listen to her next one.