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The Elusive Elixir Audiobook

The Elusive Elixir

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Dorian Robert-Houdin, the three-and-a-half-foot gargoyle chef who fancies himself a modern-day Poirot, is slowly turning into stone, and it's up to Zoe Faust to unravel the alchemical secrets that can save him. When they discover that a long-lost stone gargoyle with a connection to Dorian has reappeared in Europe, the stakes are even higher. From Portland to Paris, Zoe searches for the hidden knowledge she needs, but a cold case that harkens back to 1942 throws her off course. With an ailing friend desperately trying to discover his own elixir of life and a new romantic interest offering the first chance at love she's had in nearly a century, Zoe is torn between a dangerous form of alchemy and her desire for a safer life.

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    Christina 03-19-17
    Christina 03-19-17

    A lover of cozy mysteries and getting lost in the world of audiobooks

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    "The best of the series!"

    If you are new to this series: go to book 1 and start there! You will otherwise be very confused. This series is meant to be read in order.
    With that being said, this was the BEST book of the series. Things really came full circle in many ways, we get answers for old questions & meet a new cast of characters who play a huge role. Not everyone is how they seem, and I was constantly being surprised by what happened next.
    The end of this book is very satisfying.. finally! There is some closure on things with Dorian, but it leaves the door open for more ... I hope there is a book 4!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Raychelle M. Lee 03-08-17 Member Since 2014
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    I can't say what I want because I don't want to ruin it for anyone who hasn't listened yet. this is a really good series. Kept all of us interested. can't wait to see the movie hint hint

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jessica Johnson sunnyvale, CA, US 06-16-17
    Jessica Johnson sunnyvale, CA, US 06-16-17 Member Since 2016

    Jessica Johnson

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    "much better than the 2nd one"

    it was over before i knew it! can't wait for the next one. enjoyed it.

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    Jo 06-09-17
    Jo 06-09-17 Member Since 2013
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    "I loved this series"

    I loved this series. Just the right amount of suspense, mystery, and a little humor. A great listen!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Vorthe Audubon, NJ, United States 06-09-17
    Vorthe Audubon, NJ, United States 06-09-17 Member Since 2015
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    "A satisfying end to the trilogy."

    Julia Matyka did a brilliant job, as always. The death cycle of "Not Untrue Alchemy" comes to a satisfying conclusion, and the fate of everyone's favorite gargoyle is resolved.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    SJP11707 05-29-17
    SJP11707 05-29-17
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    "Lovable"

    I love this entire series! The narrator has such a kind and relatable demeanor! Not to mention that it is impossible not to fall in love with this adorable hilarious gargoyle!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Chris 07-14-17
    Chris 07-14-17 Member Since 2014
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    "What a GREAT series. Loved them all."
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    This was a great series, creative and fun. This last book was better than #2 and was a good finish to the series. Dorian Robert-Houdin, the three-and-a-half-foot gargoyle chef who fancies himself a modern-day Poirot, is slowly turning into stone, and it's up to Zoe Faust to unravel the alchemical secrets that can save him. When they discover that a long-lost stone gargoyle with a connection to Dorian has reappeared in Europe, the stakes are even higher. From Portland to Paris, Zoe searches for the hidden knowledge she needs, but a cold case that harkens back to 1942 throws her off course. With an ailing friend desperately trying to discover his own elixir of life and a new romantic interest offering the first chance at love she's had in nearly a century, Zoe is torn between a dangerous form of alchemy and her desire for a safer life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    LA Teacher Chino Hills, CA 06-26-17
    LA Teacher Chino Hills, CA 06-26-17

    cat lover

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    "Love this series!"

    I just love this series of books and, as usual, I can't wait for the next. Dorian, the gargoyle, is so lovable and cute! The stories are short, but entertaining. I'd definitely recommend this series!

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    Loren 06-25-17
    Loren 06-25-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Another fun story"

    The convoluted plot was entertaining. The characters are lovable, especially the gargoyle. Looking forward to the next adventure.

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    P S. Delaware United States 06-12-17
    P S. Delaware United States 06-12-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Delightful Series"

    Not sure how I found this series but glad I did. Fun original story. I hope there are more. Going to check out authors other works.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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