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Mackenzie's Magic

Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
Series: MacKenzie Family, Book 4
Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4 out of 5 stars (556 ratings)
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This Story Is Seductive

Publisher's Summary

Just in time for the holidays: author Linda Howard's beloved Mackenzies. Meet Maris Mackenzie - and the sexy stranger she woke up to find in her bed! Unfortunately, she had no memory of Alex MacNeil, the previous day… or the prize thoroughbred she'd apparently stolen.

©2007 Linda Howard (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

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CUTE!

Cute and easy listening. It would be a good book to listen to while commuting--not too distracting. Likable characters, especially the little girl that appears near the end of the book. Linda Howard describes her so well it's as if you can literally see her.... and her little antics makes you smile.

Well narrated by Dennis Boutsikaris .

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Short Book

It was great to revisit the Mackenzies again. The book was short and I felt it could have been more developed. I enjoyed the book probably because I love the Mackenzies. I really would like the author to put Chance's book on tape. I have read both books before and enjoyed hearing them read. It was good Dennis Boutsikaris read this one as he did Mackenzie's Pleasure so it was the same voice.

It was good to have all the family in the book but only at the end. Others may not enjoy the book as much unless they know the history of this family. It would have been nice to have had some updates as to where the family was at this point.

I did not use a credit for this book because the cost was much cheaper than a credit cost. I can't complain it was money well spent. If you are looking for a quick listen - fun, short and a no-brainer this is the book for you.

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Not what I expected...

I bought this audiobook because I had read all the other books in this series and liked them. This story didn't measure up to the other stories, it was just okay. The story centers around the only MacKenzie daughter Maris and the man she falls for. Narration was well performed.

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  • Teresa
  • NAMPA, ID, United States
  • 05-14-12

More of Mackenzie.

Cute little story, romance was way fast, but to be expected in a short story. Defiantly could have made this into a full size story with some mystery added. Although Dennis Boutsikaris did a good job reading the book, he sounds older and maybe accountant type. Not the manly man, portrayed in the story, and it was mostly from a woman’s point of view. There is a lot of revisiting of the Mackenzie family at the end.

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  • Darlene
  • Yucaipa, CA, United States
  • 11-01-11

Mackenzies Magic

This book is outstanding and equal to all the other Mackenzie book's. Linda Howard has out done herself with this Mackenzie series. The only thing wrong with this book is it isn't long enough.

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Recommended

Maris is just as the title indicates, Magic. From a little girl to present her gift working with horses is legendary. She takes after her warrior, horse whisperer father Wolf. This story is fitting for such a remarkable woman. As I have read the series from the beginning (each story stands on its own as well), This lone daughter among so many brothers has shown herself to be strong and valiant. She would have to be to survive I think. That alone would make this story special. The fact that it is so much more is bonus.

I highly recommend this story and the series as a whole.

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Maris finds her man

Maris Mackenzie wakes up in a motel room bed with a man with no idea how she got there. Could be the slight concussion getting in the way of her memories. As she talks with Mac, memories start to return of racing to the Kentucky stable to save Sole Pleasure from being killed.
In the ensuing conversation, details come out, and Maris comes to know who Mac is and what he means to her future. Once they deal with the bad guys, it’s time for the two of them.
The final chapter and Epilogue with the Mackenzie family is precious and priceless. Love it!
Boutsikaris does a decent job of narration.

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I loved the book when I read it years ago but ...

This is a matter of preference only ... I can't deal with men reading a romance to me. I love this Linda Howard, I've read the entire Mackenzie series and would LOVE to listen to them but I get involve with my female characters, totally engrosses and since I'm not a man, I really can't relate. I bought this one as a test and I won't go back listen to the first books unless a woman steps up. I own them, I'll read them until a woman narrates.

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Poor recording

The story is as delightful as ever, but the quality of the recording leaves something to be desired. The volume fluctuates from one extreme to another.

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  • Joy C.
  • norwood, ma United States
  • 05-02-16

ok

Would you try another book from Linda Howard and/or Dennis Boutsikaris?

yes Linda Howard is on my top list of fav authors.

Would you be willing to try another book from Linda Howard? Why or why not?

absolutely. already have. love her suspense combined with love story books.

What aspect of Dennis Boutsikaris’s performance would you have changed?

nothing

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

i think it would be a great movie. its not about special effects its about a realistic story. the only problem with making books into movies is that they leave things out or they add things that the ppl think would make the story more marketable.

Any additional comments?

the only problem i had with this book and some of her earlier stories is that they are too short.