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Magic Bites Audiobook

Magic Bites: Kate Daniels, Book 1

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When magic is up, electricity dies, cars stall, and skyscrapers tumble; when it's down, phones and guns work, and defensive spells can't protect your house from the creatures who stalk the streets. Equally dangerous are the competing factions of The Pack - a highly organized and military clan who governs Atlanta's were-bears, -wolves, and -hyenas - versus the Masters of the Dead, power and knowledge-hungry necromancers whose minds control hordes of blood-crazed vampires.

This is home to Kate Daniels, a mercenary who investigates when things get out of hand. Kate likes her sword a little too much and has a hard time controlling her mouth. But when her guardian is murdered, she must choose between doing nothing and staying safe, or pursuing the dangerous entity who killed him. Kate is way out of her league; but who ever said the right choice was easy?

©2007 Ilona Gordon and Andrew Gordon (P)2009 Tantor Audio

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    "Extremely slow to begin"

    I almost returned this a few times but stuck with it. I did not love this book. It was just ok and hope the second is better.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Nina Selma, AL, United States 02-04-17
    Nina Selma, AL, United States 02-04-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Fantastic Series"

    I saw this series on audible and it had so many good reviews I bought the first two books so that I could start at the beginning and I was not disappointed. This series is incredible, Kate is a badass but one you like, you never know what is going to happen. You stay at the edge of your chair or in your mind waiting to see what will happen, you can't guess. It keeps you enthralled. Kates father is several thousand years old, (Spoiler Alert) He killed her mother and tried to kill her at birth. She has in essence in the first book been in hiding so that he can't find her but events come into play that out her. She is friend to the pack, The largest group of shape shifters in the country. The world in in upheaval, it fluctuates between magic and tech and the people never know when it will change. She meets Curran the beast Lord and boom chemistry. But they have alot of animosity towards each other. He gives her Dereck to act as a body guard. He turns into a wolf. But Kate has her own remarkable traits, she can make her blood turn into body armer or a weapon. She has been trained all her life as a warrior so that one day she can go against her father. I loved Kate, Curran, Dereck, Julie, Angela, et.al. they are like a family. You will never know what is going to happen. Read this series, you won't be sorry.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    leo frediani 04-19-17
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    "Fun story, questionable pronunciation"

    I'm a long-time Ilona Andrews fan. This book was just as entertaining as their others, though it seemed like they read several Anita Blake books just before writing it and borrowed heavily from that style. The narrator's accent was inconsistent, but that wasn't the worst part. For the love of god, please make sure your narrator can say the word "wolf" before giving her a book predominately about werewolves, or you'll have a book about "werewoofs" instead.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    NEW NAME Georgia, United States 05-26-17
    NEW NAME Georgia, United States 05-26-17 Member Since 2015

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    "9 hours and I couldn't tell you what this book was"

    I did finish it but it seemed like the entire book was about building the foundation for....something. I couldn't tell you what the something was. The magic was cool, I liked the spells, but there were some things that I guess were suppose to be common knowledge that I was just like HUH? There wasn't anything bad about the writing but it didn't really go anywhere.

    To put it another way, I spent 9 hours reading this book just a few weeks ago and downloaded it onto my phone again because I had no memory of reading it...yeah it was that forgettable. I don't know what everyone else sees in this book.

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    Trevor 04-25-17
    Trevor 04-25-17 Member Since 2017
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    "i really enjoyed"

    both the story and the narrator. Kate is an awesome character who combines sass and intelligence.

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    elizabeth 04-01-17
    elizabeth 04-01-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Disappointed"

    I really wanted to like this book. I have liked other books she has written. I felt like this one was vulgar and I could not follow the story line.

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    Sarah (Feeling Fictional) Kent, England 03-16-17
    Sarah (Feeling Fictional) Kent, England 03-16-17
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    "A brilliant start to the series"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I've been a huge fan of the Kate Daniels series for years now and it honestly gets better and better with every book. There aren't many series that I reread on an annual basis but this one is always top of that list.

    Kate is a brilliant main character, she starts out as quite a loner but quickly gains friends and allies as the series continues. I love that she's fierce, determined and incredibly protective of the people she cares about. This series also has some of the best side characters you'll ever come across, they're all so vivid personalities that it's impossible not to care about them.

    This series is full of action, Ilona Andrews is constantly finding unusual mythologies to dip into to add depth to her world building, there are plenty of humorous moments to lighten the tone when the story turns darker and the characters are absolutely fantastic.


    What does Renée Raudman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I'm still fairly new to audiobooks so this was the first time I've listened to this book (even though I've read my print copy 4 times previously!) but I enjoyed Renee Raudman's narration and liked hearing the characters brought to life.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I tend to get easily distracted when reading audiobooks but this one held my attention from beginning to end. I was making excuses to find activities where I could spend time listening to the story.


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    Kindle Customer United States 02-24-17
    Kindle Customer United States 02-24-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Listen"

    Reminded me of the Sookie Stackhouse series. Haven't heard anything that good in a while. Kept me entertained. Great story line, cute, funny, and keeps you hooked. Really enjoyed it. the narrator was excellent!

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    J. Jones Bella Vista, AR United States 01-18-17
    J. Jones Bella Vista, AR United States 01-18-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great First Book"

    A fun intro to Kate and Curran. Lots of action read by a very good voice.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    "Hard work to begin with but well worth the effort"

    Ilona Andrews is a new author for me but I will certainly be listening to more of her work

    This book is the first of the Kate Daniels series and has a few problems to begin with - its almost as if you had missed a book and started with book 2 and I found it hard to follow - in fact had to go back and re-listen to the first couple of hours before I really got it and still feel like I missed some bits, but then the book gets going and its hard to put down.

    Our heroine is a great character who really grew on me. Starting as a loner but she gradually bonds with a few others who will doubtless feature in future books. I have high hopes for the series being a good one.
    Similarities to Jane Yellowrock or Mercy Thompson are definitely there

    I liked the narration which seemed well suited to the book and I loved the story, it wasn't at all clear how this was going to pan out until well into the book but was gripping once the action really started.

    Different take on Vampires in this book - definitely they are different creatures to the normal ones in this genre.

    The book itself is a complete story but obviously there are more books in the series and I will be downloading book two shortly to see where this this takes Kate and hope I have found a new series to keep me going for a while


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