Adept Solutions Series of Special Investigations for the Magickally Challenged Box Set: Books 1-2

Narrated by: Elisabeth Lagelee
Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
4 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

JB runs the Adept Solutions Agency for the magickally challenged with help from his maverick team of hybrid supernaturals: Zhanna and Nikki and the psychically gifted twins Jason and Gemma. They’re resourceful, determined, and will do everything they can to solve their cases.

©2018 Teagan Kearney (P)2018 Teagan Kearney

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Mixed Heritages

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
The stories were great, action, mystery, romance and a mix of several different urban fantasy races, mostly in halves and quarters. But the narrator didn't seem as into the story as I was and the delivery wasn't quite what I was used to. Still worth a listen.

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Good read

Hekate’s Chalice (Adept Solutions #1), my first (short) read/listen from author Teagan Kearney, although I own five of her books I’d never gotten around to reading one before. I was given an Audible copy of this book & am voluntarily reviewing it & since I own both the Audible & Kindle editions I was able to follow along while being read to. Elisabeth Lagelee’s talented narration & wide variety of voices added to the well-written book's enjoyment.
Sorcerous Deeds (Adept Solutions #2), my second read/listen from author Teagan Kearney, although I own five of her books I’d never gotten around to reading one before. I was given an Audible copy of this book & am voluntarily reviewing it & since I own both the Audible & Kindle editions I was able to follow along while being read to. Elisabeth Lagelee’s talented narration & wide variety of voices again adds to the well-written book's enjoyment. I look forward to the next book in the series! (RIP Marley January 20, 2014 - July 24, 2018).

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Paranormal Private Detective

A box set of the first two books in The Adept Solutions series. The interesting stories deal with a variety of paranormal characters working together (and against each other!) to solve the mysterious cases. Stolen artifacts, kidnapping, murder... these stories are full of action.

While the narration was ok, something just didn’t sit right with me. At times it seemed a little unenthusiastic, but not enough to turn me away from the story.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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Box set

I loved the various characters throughout both books! the author gave there own perspective on various creatures which I really liked.

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Enjoyed Fun, Fun, Fun!!

This was a greatly appreciated Book 1&2 of the series. I like the various characters throughout both books and the ones only in each book too!
Definitely gives a much different outlook on various creatures, Demons, Farie, imps, mixed bloods, and of course humans.

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Fun listen. Overall enjoyable.

 

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

I was not sure about this one at first. The story line took me a bit to get into. The narrator was good, though some of the characters voices were a bit annoying to listen to for me. As the story line evolves and we learn more about our characters and who they are, who their parents are, it gets more interesting. By the time I finished, I very much enjoyed the listen. It was fun. With some mystery, some horror, romantic tension and plenty of faries and mythical beings in the mix. It was worth the listen. thank you.

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Enjoyable Paranormal Stories

I enjoyed this two-book set, although it started a bit abruptly without a lot of history on the characters, and some action, including a short-term relationship between two of the main characters, appears to occur between the books that is referenced but not detailed. That said, the characters and stories are entertaining, and a pleasant way to spend your down-time. I enjoyed the mix of paranormal beings working together, and liked watching them employ their special skills.. I would like to see more character depth, and I'd like to hear from Jason once in a while. He seems to be painted mostly as a womanizing ne'er-do-well and not much of a team player. I'd like to hear his point of view.

The narration was pretty good, and I had no trouble distinguishing between the different characters. The delivery was smooth and well paced.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Overall it's 3.5 rounded up to 4...

First of all, I generally liked the stories - both of them - as they are short, relaxing and entertaining.

The plots are not overcomplicated; JB and his team take a job, investigate into the case and follow the leads, and then get the bad guy and save the day, all without much effort really, and with the help of JB's grandfather, who happens to be a powerful demon:) The only problem is, they have it almost too easy; the bad guys turn out to be not so powerful, the obstacles are overcome in an instant and problems are not so problematic... That's why I can't give the stories more than 3.5-4 stars.
Also, there's not much character development, especially in the first book, still, the characters themselves are likeable, with some background that we are yet to discover more of, so there's potential for further development.

Narration by Ms Lagelee is overall good, ranging from just OK to really good at times; she's sometimes a bit flat in the narative parts where I'd like to have more emotions. Dialogues are much better, very good when it comes to women, male voices, however, sound a bit strange sometimes. But as soon as you get used to her way of reading, you stop noticing those things most of the time. So I'd say it' again 3.5 stars rather than 3.

DISCLAIMER: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Short Urban Fantasy Stories

I received this book for free. I am voluntarily posting this review and all opinions expressed herein are my own.

This covers the first two books in the Adept Solutions series. The stories takes place in a detective agency full of paranormal characters.

In the first story, JB has taken over the agency after his father was hit by a car and lies in a coma. The case is to find a chalice for a witch. The story was interesting and I liked how the mystery of the chalice intertwined with the events of JB's father's accident. However, there wasn't a lot of character development and it just felt a bit flat for me. It just seemed like there was a lot of complaining by everyone in the agency about each other.

In the second story, JB must rescue a princess from an evil wizard while at the same time, Jason, one of the investigators, has gone missing. Problem is that Jason is so unreliable that JB believes that he has disappeared on purpose. What I liked about this book - and what I missed in the first book -- was more character development. I also enjoyed that there was less whining/complaining by the characters within the agency about each other. This was a more involved story - between an evil wizard and the succubus.

The narrator, Elisabeth Lagalee, did a good job. She had voices for the various characters - although the male voices were my least favorite.

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What's Next I can't wait

First time listening to the Author and Narrator. The Author did a brilliant story I kinda fell in love with the characters.

The narrator has a great talent switching between characters, but her just reading voice took me a while to get used to, that however didn't take anything a way from the story it's just my personal preference.

I can't wait to too listen the next book in this series.

If you like action, mystery and fantasy I would recommend this one to you.

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  • ChaosKay
  • 11-04-19

Excellent

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

Adept Solutions Agency caters to the magically challenged and his run by JB and his team of supernaturals.
They do whatever it takes to get the case solved.
I really enjoyed the first 2 books in the series and look forward to listening to others.