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Deadly Spells

Prospero's War, Book 3
Narrated by: Morgan Hallett
Series: Prospero's War, Book 3
Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
Categories: Romance, Fantasy
4.5 out of 5 stars (238 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

USA Today best-selling author Jaye Wells pens urban fantasies brimming with nonstop action and wit. When a dirty-magic coven leader is found murdered, Detective Kate Prospero must hunt down the killer - but it's the nosy reporter with an axe to grind who may be the greater threat.

©2015 Jaye Wells (P)2015 Recorded Books

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Lots of potential, no result.

What could Jaye Wells have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

The backbone story line is good. But as usual, the main charater's worst enemy is herself.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Deadly Spells?

Every drama queen scenes, that is 60% of the book.

Any additional comments?

The lack of character evolution is only forgivable in the first book. Characters regression change the category of this book from fantasy to drama.

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  • Bunty
  • Burnaby, BC, Canada
  • 02-16-15

WELL WRITTEN AND WELL NARRATED

Exceellent! Very exciting and the narration was very good. I hope there will more of this series. Thanks to Jaye Wells for an excellent series. Morgan Hallett is a very good narrator. Brings out the personalities of the different characters beautifully.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Very unique Urban Fantasy

So, I’ve picked up the audio for this series. I read the first two books. Now, I’m listening to the series. I think this series is great whichever way you choose to try to tackle it. I just recommend that you try it. This series is very much a unique series. It followed Kate Prospero, the niece of a powerful coven leader who is currently serving time in a magical prison. Kate walked away from the covens and her family (except her little brother, which she took with her) and went off on her own. She’s become a cop in one of the magical cities in the country. Adept (the term for magic users) cops are frowned upon. Most non-adept people don’t trust Adepts. But now, there’s an Adept mayor, who just so happens to be Kate’s ex-boyfriend and was also very high up in the coven in his own right.

So in the first book, Kate is attached to an FBI team, The Magical Enforcement Agency. She is the liaison between the local cops and the FBI. She has two bosses and it can make things difficult for her when she’s caught in the middle. She’s earned the respect off all her co-workers for sure. That is not something she had with the local cops. The FBI really suits her.

Each book so far, Kate and Morales (her partner), work with MEA team and local cops to solve a magical crime. This book is no different. Again, someone is killing people. This time, it’s coven members dying, which is sure to start a coven war. Kate knows more about the covens than any of law enforcement, since she has first hand experience with them. She is pulled in several directions on this case and not just work wise. There are also some dating issues for Kate.

One thing I really love about this series, is how close to real life it is. Kate has to deal with things like bad dates, a little brother that she’s raising and his school issues. These little touches really make Kate feel more like a real person. She’s doing everything she has to raise her brother while working as a cop, which has long hours and being on time to school things is very hard.

If you like cop stories, magic and gritty urban fantasy, this is the series for you.

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This is not my first audiobook with Morgan Hallett. I’ve listened to a few, but not a lot. I think she does a really good job with the narration. It has been many years since I’ve gone from reading a series to listening (I tend to jump into listening these day), but I can say that it was no issue for me. I have to give a huge kudos for the voicing of Little Man and Mary. They are an interesting character in this series. Little Man is a baby that will never grow up. He’s attached (as in literally) to his sister, Mary. LM is the brains and Mary is the brawn, though they tend to just hide away when danger is lurking about. They are full of information. They share it with Kate for a nominal fee. I thought that Ms Hallett did a great job with this unusual pair. The whole things was good, but I wanted to call out that.

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The best one so far!

Narrator does a great job changing inflection where necessary.

Ms Wells has a winner with this latest book. We will find Kate having to rethink a lot of her stands and views. the MEA will be tested. We might even get to see Kate on a date or two though with Kate the outcome is never what is expected.

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Great Series

I love listening to Wells books. I have bought them all. This one is just as good as all the others. I have a hard time waiting for the next one to come out.

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  • Lori
  • APO, AP, United States
  • 04-03-15

Good solid enjoyment.

Reader was good and the voice was not annoying. Although The readers voice might not match exactly like I would've expected. The novel itself is entertaining, and the characters are consistent. Unlike some other series, Wells has done a great job with character growth. I hope that there is another installment. I also like that the book is heavy on mystery and story and not Romance.

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Deadly Spells

Great addition to the series. Cannot wait to see what's next. I really liked the end that's how I've been wanting it to go since the character was introduced. Hope it stays that way. :-)

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  • bevin
  • s, ID, United States
  • 02-16-15

Another great book by wells

Enjoyed every minute. Great story, likable characters, and the narrator did a wonderful job. Can't wait for the next one in this series!

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Really like this series.

Enjoy the growth of characters in this series. Glad such a strong woman has learned she doesn't have to be strong all the time.

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