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Poison Study Audiobook

Poison Study

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Publisher's Summary

Choose: A quick death...or slow poison.

About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She'll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace, and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia.

And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster. But the chief of security, leaving nothing to chance, deliberately feeds her Butterfly's Dust and only by appearing for her daily antidote will she delay an agonizing death from the poison.

As Yelena tries to escape her new dilemma, disasters keep mounting. Rebels plot to seize Ixia and Yelena develops magical powers she can't control. Her life is threatened again and choices must be made. But this time the outcomes aren't so clear.

Don't miss Magic Study, the sequel to Poison Study.

©2005 Maria V. Snyder
All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. This edition is published by arrangement with Harlequin Books S.A. All characters in this book are fictitious. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

What the Critics Say

"Riveting fantasy that unites the intelligent political focus of George R.R. Martin with a subtle yet potent romance....The first in a series, this is one of those rare books that will keep readers dreaming long after they've read it." (Publishers Weekly)

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    kristopher 04-03-11
    kristopher 04-03-11
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    "love the series"

    I usually don't write reviews but I am hooked. I am on the 3rd book and it has been less than a week since I bought the first one. I love the books!!! A must read.

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    Barb Wasilla, AK, United States 02-06-11
    Barb Wasilla, AK, United States 02-06-11
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    "Liked it."

    I read the entire trilogy and enjoyed all three. These were kinda different though. I like to explore all genre's not sure what this would be in, but I'm glad I read them.

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    Robert Chicago, IL, United States 01-11-11
    Robert Chicago, IL, United States 01-11-11
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    "Ineresting...if a little sappy"

    I didn't quite realize that this was a Harlequin book until I started listening to it. I was not optimistic. But the plot and characters were interesting and developed at a good pace. There wasn't that much in terms of 'romance', but sometimes the main character was a little too cliche. She was always surprised that she could accomplish tasks by herself and still in the end was waiting for her man to come in and save the day.

    The narration was good, only a little weak in some of the more action related scenes.

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    Leeloo 10-06-10
    Leeloo 10-06-10

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    "Great Adventure"

    Wonderful adventure, not so much a romance novel. On to the second book, Magic Study!

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    K. Taylor 09-28-10
    K. Taylor 09-28-10 Member Since 2009

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    "Escapist Fun"

    I very much enjoyed this series - the story is entertaining, the characters are interesting, (and the lead female protagonist isn't simpering or judgemental) - it's exactly the type of light fiction I love having on my ipod.

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    Olanike Irvington, NJ, United States 08-30-10
    Olanike Irvington, NJ, United States 08-30-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Pretty Good"

    At first I was a little hestitant, but after the first few chapters I got into it. I thought the author was very descriptive...the narrator kept my attention. Interesting read.

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    marianne United States 08-13-10
    marianne United States 08-13-10 Member Since 2017
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    "Poison Study"

    Must read this book first and then enjoy the rest. I loved the series and looking forward to the next book. It is wonderful that this author can write a series but each book can stand alone.

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    Steve Bethel, OH, United States 12-17-09
    Steve Bethel, OH, United States 12-17-09 Member Since 2005
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    "Loved it!"

    I won't lie it took time to get into but then I fell in love!!!! It was awesome!!! And the other books in the series I loved too, though not as good as the first. I've listened to it 4 times!

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    Theresa Audubon Park, NJ, USA 02-05-09
    Theresa Audubon Park, NJ, USA 02-05-09
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    "I wish I could give this negative stars."

    I'm sorry, but I thought this was one of the corniest books I've listened to in a long time. I liked the premise, though, so I kept listening, hoping it would get better. It didn't.
    The plot was boring and predictable. The characters were flat and cliched with no (or erratic) development. The narrator, while somewhat pleasing to listen to in her primary voice, made the male characters sound ridiculous! I won't be reading the next book... I'm glad I only paid $4!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    wildmon az 01-28-09
    wildmon az 01-28-09 Member Since 2008
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    "not engaging"

    boooorrrrriiinnggg, the author and reader where trying to put me to sleep. I plot was too trasparent and the reader's voice to monotonous. the few character voices she did were laughable, especially her (deep) male voice, which if the commander really did talk like, would have had nobody fooled- you'd understand if you read it. anyhow, it was on sale for 4$ so I guess I'll stop complaining

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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