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  • Dragon's Gift Complete Series: An Urban Fantasy Boxed Set

  • By: Linsey Hall
  • Narrated by: Laurel Schroeder
  • Length: 30 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189

Cass Clereaux is good at two things: finding treasure and killing demons. Lying low is a close third - but not because she wants to be good at hiding. Cass is a FireSoul, one of the unlucky few to inherit a piece of the dragon's soul. On the surface, the perks are sweet - she has the power to find and steal any type of magical treasure, including the powers of other supernaturals. But it doesn't come without a price - stealing powers requires that she kill, and others would destroy her if they discover what she is.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Boxed Set

  • By ZOE R on 04-26-18

Don't miss out due to the narration!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-29-18

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Every time I listen to an audible book, I have to force myself to get used to a new narrator. Laurel Schroeder's narration of this series consists of a dry, sharp narration. It's hard to describe but I promise if you stick with it, you will begin to appreciate her style.
The story has some great elements of science fiction, action, quirky humor, friendship, and romance. It can get a tad predictable in parts but still enjoyable. I am currently on book 11! I chose the series because it has a lot of books in the series that are already on audible. No waiting for the next to come out. I love stories with strong women characters.

What did you like best about this story?

This particular story (the box set) focuses on the mysterious past of the three main characters with one of them in the forefront. Through Cass' eyes, we get a feel for the relationship that she has with her chosen sisters and the inner strength that these three display in the face of adversity.

What does Laurel Schroeder bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Through all of the books, she is consistent in her presentation of the characters-voices, accents, and inflection. She reads pretty dry but places emotion where it fits best. I think, in a lot of ways, her style allows for the listener to create their own version of these characters much like we would if we were to read the story ourselves.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The Dragon Heart deirfiúracha

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