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Double-Sided Magic

Legacy Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Stacey Glemboski
Series: Legacy Series, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (409 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

I am Levy Michaels. Once my kind were the hunters—now we are the hunted.

Supernaturals are out of the closet but I have to stay hidden because of the type of magic I possess. I’m a Legacy. It sounds like the title should come with reverence, a trust fund, or at the very least a cool backstory—instead it comes with a death sentence.

I have to hide in plain sight and pretend to be just human. I’m pretty good at it. I live a simple and somewhat normal life, and I work in antique acquisitions. Everything’s going fine until a dangerous and enchanted dagger that was once in my possession is stolen. I didn’t think things could get any worse until I woke up next to a dead shifter, fae, and mage, without any memory of the past twenty-four hours. Considered guilty of murder by most of the magical community and humans, I must work with Gareth, the sexy and dangerous leader of the Supernatural Guild. If he’s as good as rumored, it’s only a matter of time until he discovers the truth about me—then being found guilty of murder is the least of my worries.

©2016 McKenzie Hunter (P)2017 McKenzie Hunter

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She'll kick arse

Levy makes a fabulous lead character, she's strong, determined and not afraid to do what needs to be done, which is just as well because life has taken a turn for the bumpy! Surrounded by a great cast her adventures are intriguing and I did not want the book to end, I'll definitely be reading the next book.

Great world building, the fantasy element in this book is great, along with the 'standard' beings like vampires and shifters there's whole new types of magic users and everything is tailored to create a unique world.

The narration was spot on, the character voices are first class and the delivery made a great book even better.

I received a free copy of this book from the author and/or narrator and/or publisher and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.

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Got better with time


As I started Double-sided Magic I felt it was crowded. The author immediately goes into background story mode. She attempts to explain too much in the beginning. I prefer when an author either adds a prelogue to cover that stuff or just lets the details flow naturally into the story.

After the first few chapters the story has a better flow. Our main character is accused of murder and for some dumb reason she constantly returns to the scenes of the crime. She isn't the sharpest tool in the shed but the author attempts to make her come across as brave. I don't know why brave is always paired with reckless.

I didn't get to the point where I absolutely loved these characters. The lead is a basic female herione. Nothing really stands our about her. She has an annoying bestfriend and a tough boss that's almost like a father figure.

During the course of the book the main character has to put her wits up against a shifter detective and the magic counsel.

She finds that her secret is harder to kept as evidence piles against her and she constantly has to use her secret powers as a Legacy.

The narrator is new for me. I can't remember any stand out moments but she also didn't stink. So I'd say she did her job :-)

For the next book, I hope the bulk of the book evolves around the magic counsel and Legacy secrets.

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Beginning of something exciting!

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

YES! Levy is an amazing female lead, she is so strong and independent and now she's learning that the world of secrets she's always lived in is going to have to change.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Levy for sure, she's so fierce and challenges the people around her and is always true to herself. She's a great character to carry this story and series.

Have you listened to any of Stacey Glemboski’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, I have not, but I really enjoyed her performance of this book and would listen to more books she has done.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, it definitely was intriguing and quickly grasped the listeners interest. Who is Levy? Why is she hiding? How long will this last? And so much more.

Any additional comments?

The characters in this book are all amazing, Gareth is a challenging alpha male character who questions Levy and sees through her lies, but he lets her think he knows less than he does because I think he realizes that the secrets she holds are keeping her safe. Her best friend Savannah is so loyal towards her and is a spitfire vamp lover. This was such a fun book and I can't wait to listen to the rest of the series.

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Nice start to a new series!

Double Sided Magic brings to life a situation in which none would hope to face; alone and hunted but not as a result of your actions. Magic and mayhem abound and threaten to cause catastrophic upheaval. The characters are likable and believable and the story contains just the right amount of sexual tension . The narrator did a nice job but a bit more tone inflections to fit the scene would have made the performance great!

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love love love it!

good plot
good characters
an wait to read the next one..
you will love it 2

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2nd time

Awesome book! I liked it so much I just had to read it again, it's a must read.

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Interesting and Well-Read

I have encountered some audible narrators that just make me cringe and not even able to continue the book... this was not one of them. The story was exciting and the narrator emphasized and changed things ti fit characters wonderfully.

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Just disappointed...

The story had potential but execution of it was pretty bad. Some scenes seemed rushed and needed much more explanation/description while other things were discussed over and over...and over. There wasn't really enough character development either and the narrator was just boring and monotone. I really tried but just couldn't get into this series.

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Magical Romance.

Loved it!!! Can't wait to start book 2 which I have bought. Easy listening, great narration.

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Good Series Starter

I thought this book did a good job setting the groundwork and introducing the characters for the series. Overall I liked the different types of magical beings and their abilities as well as the world building of how magic is treated in the series. The narrator was great at bringing the story to life. I would like some more background and depth in the side characters but hopefully that will come in book 2. I will be continuing this series and am looking forward to more from this author.

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  • J
  • 10-11-18

Not advisable

I would highly recommend skipping this series. I've read many paranormal books and very rarely DNF, this was one. I read most of the series even starting book 4, waiting for it to improve but it never does, this is not well thought out and could be written in about 10 minutes. Here's my summary;

Heroine hides abilities.
Bad guy appears
Heroine defeats bad guy
bad guy escapes and comes back
heroine defeats all bad guys
bad guy escapes and comes back

Next Book

Heroine finds more problems
same bad guy appears
herione defeats bad guy
bad guy escapes and comes back
heroine locks up bad guy
bad guy escapes and comes back
Heroine defeats bad guy
bad guy comes back from dead

Rinse and repeat. this is the most repetitive aggravating book i have ever read. However that's just my opinion, they are short so it may not bother you as much. Enjoy

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  • Mrs. C. Hunt
  • 09-29-18

Double-Sided Magic

It took a little but to get into but once the chemistry started and the story developed I became very absorbed in it. First time I've heard Stacey Glemboski narrate, she was a dream to listen to.

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  • JanBusson
  • 01-06-18

Fabulous

I think this series is going to be Mckenzie’s best yet.
Don’t miss this one.
I’m going to hate waiting for the next instalment