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The Last Adventure of Constance Verity Audiobook

The Last Adventure of Constance Verity

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Publisher's Summary

Constance Verity has been saving the world since she was seven, and she's sick of it. She sets off on one last adventure to reset her destiny and become the one thing she's never been: ordinary.

Ever since she was granted a wish at birth by her fairy godmother, Constance Verity has become the world's great adventurer. She is a master of martial arts and a keen detective and possesses a collection of strange artifacts. Constance has spent the past 28 years saving the world, and she's tired of it. All she wants is to work in an office and date a nice, normal guy. And she's figured a way out.

The only problem is that saving the world is Constance's destiny. She's great at it, and there are forces at work to make sure she stays in the job.

Then again, it's also her destiny to have a glorious death.

©2016 Alex Martinez (P)2016 Recorded Books

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    Chrisps 07-24-16
    Chrisps 07-24-16
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    "Baffled by the enthusiasm"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Young readers. Not "young adult" - young.


    Would you ever listen to anything by A. Lee Martinez again?

    No.


    Have you listened to any of Cynthia Farrell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not. I think she is quite good... better than many on Audible... not as good as the best.


    Any additional comments?

    I like a light and fun read. So not faulting that, in any way. But I am baffled by the comments which caused me to buy this -- such as "fantastic ride", "masterfully", "ultimate female action comedy" and "laugh out loud". To me it seems like lightweight writing, severely lacking in substance. I can only think it is for young readers - but I don't see that stated.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    mary San Antonio, TX, United States 07-07-16
    mary San Antonio, TX, United States 07-07-16 Member Since 2017

    I was a 'readaholic' for most of my life. I started crochet and other hobbies. That took away from my reading time. I discovered audio books at the library. That set me off. now, that I am older my eyes make it too difficult to read. So I now am a very diligent audio book listener!

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    "another good book"

    I have most of A. Lee Martinez audio books. I keep a look out for any new ones. This book is good. A little more serious but humor still present. It was fun seeing a non super hero at work. I do wish a little more detail about the fairy godmother could have been given. Cynthia Farrell does a good job. She is excellent as Connie and her friend. The male voices sounded a little too much alike. These are enjoyable characters in a good story.

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    chris 10-12-16
    chris 10-12-16
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    "far from his best"

    not up to the usual standard of A Lee Martinez's
    writing not as many laughs or as much heart

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Rob 07-19-16
    Rob 07-19-16

    Rob Rogers

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    "Terrific story"

    This was a great read. It was funny, yes, but also had heart and adventure and a great sense of wonder. Highly recommended.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Unintendo 08-29-17
    Unintendo 08-29-17
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    "Not just an adventure story—It's EVERY adventure"

    First off, the narrator gives a great performance, beautifully covering a wide range of characters of varying genders and species. She did an amazing job and was a sheer pleasure to listen to.

    As for the novel itself, Martinez has this amazing talent at introducing the mundane into the fantastic. In this novel, he amps up the incredible by making a protagonist who has saved the world so many times that it's become a chore. Normalcy escapes her, but the extraordinary has become predictable.

    It's a fun listen from start to finish, with enough character moments to keep this from becoming too silly or repetitive.

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    Shannon K 06-08-17
    Shannon K 06-08-17
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    "the middle is a little muddy"

    I'm a big fan of A. Lee Martinez but this story lost me in the middle for a good while. Stick through it and it clears up though.

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    francois 04-02-17
    francois 04-02-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Everything that made smallville and buffy annoying"

    Incessant whining about how interesting/awesome she is. It's lazy writing and relies on the same device for filler that Family Guy uses

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    Mark L. Berry Dallas, TX USA 01-03-17
    Mark L. Berry Dallas, TX USA 01-03-17 Member Since 2017

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    "So Much for a Normal Life"
    If you could sum up The Last Adventure of Constance Verity in three words, what would they be?

    Follow the unique perspective of a charmed adventurer who just wants the madness to stop so she can become normal. Alas, the forces of the Universe (and possibly several other Universes) conspire against her. Ninjas, robots, aliens, and magic abound.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Last Adventure of Constance Verity?

    I’m just glad the author made four cats the arbitrary limit of “too many.” My three cats thank you.


    What about Cynthia Farrell’s performance did you like?

    Her voice felt appropriate for Constance and the other characters she brought to life.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Julie Eugene, OR, USA 11-16-16
    Julie Eugene, OR, USA 11-16-16 Member Since 2008
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    "A. Lee Martinez shines!"

    Just a joy to listen to his terrific tale. I await the second book of the series! Thank you for having the book available in audible format.

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    thomas dye 09-15-16
    thomas dye 09-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "not up to his usual standards"

    the last two books by this author have been nowhere near as good as his previous works. Nowhere near as funny, or is interesting or entertaining. If you're a big fan, you will still get something out of this. but don't go in expecting much.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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