• In Absentia

  • An Anthology
  • By: Ben Reeder
  • Narrated by: Charlie Thurston
  • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (587 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Chance Fortunato may be away at boarding school, but the bad guys haven’t gone anywhere, and they certainly haven’t changed their ways. It falls to Chance’s friends to pick up the slack. 

In Mage Enough, Lucas is confronted with the consequences of helping Chance during an earlier adventure and must delve into the vampire subculture of New Essex in order to find a missing priest. As he uncovers another, greater threat, he also discovers that he’s capable of far more than he ever thought possible.

In Freedom, Shade learns that there is much more to the world behind the Veil than she ever suspected. When Lucas shows up needing her help for a newfound friend, she’s more than willing to assist. But they quickly discover that he’s taken something that the vampires will go to any lengths to get back. In trying to keep those around her safe, she will discover what it truly means to live free, and how far she’ll go to safeguard that right. 

In Those Who Can, Dr. Corwyn discovers how far the conspiracy Lucas and Shade have uncovered goes, and how much the Conclave doesn’t know. Drafted back into a role he had given up years ago, he must figure out how the Sentinels have changed over the years, and if he can do the job now. As he struggles to find his way in his old/new role, he finds an even bigger conspiracy and the hint of something familiar.

©2017 by Ben Reeder (P)2021 by Blackstone Publishing

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Worth it if free

This was book 4.5 and addressed what happened while the MC was off at school. Every chapter was about the supporting characters. It's much like most of the other books and the only thing I found fairly annoying was that The narrator used the same voice for the MC as he did for Lucas.

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Exhilarating

Fantastic book series, I really hope that there are more stories in the series to come. I haven’t been so excited for a book series in a really long time, well done to the author, thank goodness it is on audiobook because that’s the only way that I can enjoy any literature anymore. As a blind person audiobooks are sort of my life.

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OMG! You have got to hear this series

This is the first I have listened to Ben Reeders work and I am so very glad I have.
The entire series is fantastic!
I know I get critical about some books and narratives but I have absolutely nothing negative I can think of saying about this series. The transition from one book to another is very smooth, the topics covered were well researched and the narrative was performed perfectly.

You have got to add this to your must listen to list.

Enjoy

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very good story

love this story very much I can't wait for more from this author. I hope it continues

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fantastic book series

as always this is another fantastic book in this series. it is a must read that everyone would enjoy. I really like how had chapters from different characters point of views.

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loved it

I wish there was more to this series. I'm deeply saddened by it's conclusion.

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Great Series

Excellent work on the everyone’s part. This author is a good writer. The profanity and gratuitous sex are a little creepy but the story line is interesting.

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not the ending of the series

Struggle to finish it didn't seem to end or extend book series. disappointing but a decent listen.

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Takes place during Charm School

Seeing things from others' perspectives was interesting and was just as good as every other book. Should have checked to see where to read this one in the series beforehand but still an amazing read.

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great urban fantasy

Ben Reeder continues to amaze me with the artful way he writes his stories.