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How steamy is it? Sizzling

Publisher's Summary

Lost Library brings together a mysterious, magical book and a quirky heroine to create the adventure of a lifetime!

John Braxton arrives unannounced on Lizzie Smith's doorstep looking for answers she doesn't have. She may have a magical book, but she hasn't a clue what to do with it - or even how to read it. And John's revelation that he's a Lycan isn't making the job any easier.

Before the code to the book can be cracked, Lizzie and John stumble into the middle of a power-hungry mastermind's plan. Caught up in one man's search for power, Lizzie soon begins to uncover surprising secrets about her past and powers. Can she and John put a stop to their new-found enemy's plans?

Take a romp through the life of the quirky and well-meaning Lizzie as she discovers magic, creatures that go bump in the night, and maybe love.

©2014 Catherine G Cobb (P)2015 Catherine G Cobb

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Lost Library audio

It is so sad and frustrating when one is presented with a good story but an unsuitable narrator. the narrator sounded like a 17 year old girl who was to be in her late 30's plus the author often describes the hero's voice as low and or deep.... the narrator never changed her voice to reflect the author's discriptions. producers of audio books need to be more professional when giving narration parts to persons who's voices do not even come close to the discriptions of age or genda of characters. narrator ruined the book for me.

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Magic

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I love reading this series and the audio version doesn't disappoint either. This story has mystery, romance, magic , Lycans, plucky women and hot sexy guys...what's not to like!This is the beginning of the series that still has a satisfying ending and yet leaves you wanting to know more about all the characters.Lizzie is a great heroine, not perfect, but real and so endearing and funny. John is drool worthy and trying hard to be honest with her without scaring her and letting her know how much he wants her for himself. And the other characters are just a great mix of humor, sexy ness, loyalty and friendship.The Lost Library was a good read and is an enjoyable audio book. Kelly does a great job as narrator and both sounds like and has the attitude I thought Lizzie would have.IThis is a different look at Lycans...not wrewolfs...... and magic...and one I thoroughly enjoyed.I did receive a copy of this book for an Honest review.

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  • Mal Kent
  • Vancouver, WA, United States
  • 12-29-18

Great Book

Great story, narrator took some time to get used to (this was my first audio book).

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Great book

This was a great book. It has action , romance and i love the characters.The only negative comment i have is with the narrator. Not saying she is a bad narrator but i would have liked to have seen a little more distinction between the characters. Especially with the male characters. This does not stop me from liking this book and look forward to more in this series.

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Lost library

I really enjoyed this book! It felt like a young adult story to me. It has a lot of action and mysterious deeds.

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Coldn't get past the narration

I think it was the narration, but some of the phrasing and verbiage, in addition to Lizzie's actions, may indicate it was just as much the writing.
After reading "Rage, Short Story 1", I was mightily intrigued with the potential of the series and happily started this one. Boy was I surprised when the "heroine" sounded like a 15-year-old girl. I wasn't expecting a YA book. Then I realized that she was supposed to be 34 (I went back and double-checked that). At first I attributed it to the narrator, whose voice is not that of a woman, but of a teenager. It is high-pitched and sharp, already making the listen uncomfortable. Then, Lizzie's behavior also turned out to be that of a teenager or a really dumb early 20-something. That a man worth reading about would be at all interested in her is unbelievable. IOW, when hell freezes over.
I like the concept of an unexplained magical book, etc. but Lizzie, as a character, is just worthless. I will be returning the book, something I very rarely do.

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Fun but far from perfect

There's a lot to like about this book.

Lizzie Smith and John Braxton are likable, interesting characters. The Lycan don't act out a stereotypical and scientifically disproven version of wolf dominance. The story is exciting, and keeps moving. The way magic works is interesting, and even the bad guys are somewhat interesting.

But.

You knew there was a "but" coming, right?

When Lycan John Braxton starts hanging around Lizzie's home (for good and sufficient reason), naturally the local dogs go nuts over the presence of the wolf. This includes Lizzie's two dogs.

Lizzie sees the wolf the first night, and mistakes him for the neighbor's dog, Spencer, a big, friendly, affectionate malamute.

Notice how much we know about the neighbor's dog. We know his name, his breed, his personality.

Guess what we know about Lizzie's dogs. Not just at this point in the book, but by the end of it, we still know only that they are dogs, and there are two of them. No names, no breeds, not even any dog type, and no clue where they came from or why she has them, something most dog owners can tell you at length and in as much detail as you seem up for tolerating.

Lizzie never talks about her dogs. She is concerned that someone gets them fed and walked at a point where she, without spoilers, genuinely can't herself. She tells us she's happy to be back with them when that happens. But it's very superficial, and none of it feels real.

My initial impression was that Baray must not be a dog owner, but apparently she is. She has pointers and bloodhounds. That makes this even weirder. Why does the otherwise likable Lizzie have dogs she doesn't even bother to name? Seriously.

Maybe the pointers and bloodhounds are a Clue. Maybe she decided that Lizzie's dogs must be small dogs, and that, as it does for many Big Hunting Dog people, makes them "not real dogs" for her.

And maybe not. But that's a huge lapse, for a dog-owning writer to make her protagonist's dogs anonymous, faceless, personality-free props.

There's a lot I liked about this book. But the dogs being there apparently solely for Lizzie to be really, really annoyed that they bark at, first the wolf outside, and then the guy that she initially doesn't trust at all, is weird and distracting and annoying, and really kicked me out of the book every time they were referred to in passing (they never got more mention than that.)

I liked it. I did, honestly, when I was allowed to forget the cypher-dogs.

But some serious eye-rolling happened.

Important note: No dogs die in the telling of this story.

I bought this audiobook.

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A detail where not needed

The story could be good but there is detail where not needed and no detail where there should be. The flight with a little turbulence is neorealism important than the hostages exchange??? And if you are kidnapped, upon waking who thinks first of their dogs rather than I just woke up in a trunk!?!?

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  • Jan
  • MKE
  • 08-25-18

Good story, better narrator

urban-fantasy, magic, artifact, shifters

Interesting and different. Good characters but they need more depth to my way of thinking. Worth investigating. I found it on sale with the audio at a bargain price narrated by Catherine G Cobb who does the perky very well.

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  • kaylady
  • Morgan Hill, CA US
  • 06-06-17

Exciting story, worth a listen

interesting plot weaving in magic, wolves and kidnapping, to protect some magic books. Fun read.

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  • Xan
  • 12-16-18

Confused, frustrated

This book is supposed to be about a 34 year old woman but reads as though she is a teenager. I am not sure if it is the voice of the 'reader' but I was continuously flummoxed when the story reminded me that the main character was a grown woman. I thought maybe the author was young but discovered this was not the case. Maybe an older 'reader' would solve this.

The story is quite slow but easy 'reading' and the length being quite short means that it can be listened to in one 'sitting'.
Although the cliffhanger makes me want to listen to the next 'book' I am annoyed to find books 2 and 3 are not available on audible. I would have waited to find out if these are to be recorded.if I had known.

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  • Trina H
  • 12-01-17

Looking for next book

I am surprised with the variety of ways writers can bring you a story about supernaturals and still introduce facts you never thought off. Great book look forward to the next one to see where Lizzie’s life takes her.