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On the Edge Audiobook

On the Edge: The Edge, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Rose Drayton lives on the Edge, between the world of the Broken (where people drive cars, shop at Wal-Mart, and magic is a fairy tale) and the Weird (where blueblood aristocrats rule, changelings roam, and the strength of your magic can change your destiny). Only Edgers like Rose can easily travel from one world to the next, but they never truly belong in either. Rose thought if she practiced her magic, she could build a better life for herself. But things didn't turn out how she planned, and now she works a minimum wage, off-the-books job in the Broken just to survive.

Then Declan Camarine, a blueblood noble straight out of the deepest part of the Weird, comes into her life, determined to have her (and her power). But when a terrible danger invades the Edge from the Weird, a flood of creatures hungry for magic, Declan and Rose must work together to destroy them - or they'll devour the Edge and everyone in it.

Spend some more time on The Edge.

©2009 Andrew Gordon and Ilona Gordon; (P)2009 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"[E]ngaging urban fantasy....Andrews has created a complex plot and convincing characters that will keep the pages turning." (Publishers Weekly)

What Members Say

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    Lolo 05-01-14
    Lolo 05-01-14 Member Since 2013

    I like realistic books that stretch the truth and the laws of physics...and also emotionally resonant narration that doesn't suck.

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    "Wow, surprisingly great book."
    Any additional comments?

    I had heard about this author, but upon looking at her other books decided that this was an author who just wasn't for me. Her premises, in their summaries, appear to be trope filled YA, with A LOT of emphasis on the "Y". I don't know about her other works yet, but wow. I was wrong. Ilona Andrews is just a really skilled writer! You can write about almost anything at all if you write well, and in this book the author really stretches the imagination. The thing I really appreciated about it though, was the way her similes and metaphors rang so true, and in such a concise and spare way. It really brings her character's minds into the reader's and helps you experience the story. I'm so happy I read her!

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    Pamela United States 02-20-14
    Pamela United States 02-20-14
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    "Powerful..."
    Would you consider the audio edition of On the Edge to be better than the print version?

    I have never read the print edition so I have nothing to compare it to.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of On the Edge?

    Aside from the sweet way Rose and Declan fell in love, a very memorable spot for me.. was with Georgie.. Rose's youngest brother.. he was so fragile and sickly. It was because he kept bringing things back to life.. people and animals because he could not let go. Declan finally got Georgie to see the error of his thinking by showing Georgie how the earth would get terribly overcrowded and people and animals would die.. from lack of food, etc. Georgie made up his mind to let all the things he kept alive.. he would let go and let die. They went into the yard and he started summoning all the animals and his grandpa.. he kept grandpa alive too. by the time Georgie had gotten all in his yard.. there were literally hundreds and hundreds of animals. It was breath taking to hear. Now they knew why Georgie was so sickly. He was keeping all alive with his own white light. they were sucking his life from him minute after minute.. till they all died and Georgie slowly regained his health.


    What three words best describe Renée Raudman’s voice?

    scratchy and irritating. I hated Declan's voice the most of all.


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

    definitely. But it was good to take in small bites as well. I enjoyed this book plenty.


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    Stephen 12-25-13
    Stephen 12-25-13

    I enjoy a good read, tough to do while driving.

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    "Need to think about it"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It is engrossing, every now and then I pause and just think about it, during the action and pretty good story I feel a bit of harlequin romance sneaking out. It ended well and I bought the next in the series so I can decide.


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    Rejena Lubbock, TX, United States 11-28-13
    Rejena Lubbock, TX, United States 11-28-13 Member Since 2017
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    "I Always Love IIona Andrews Worlds"
    If you could sum up On the Edge in three words, what would they be?

    It is a great escape for me.


    What other book might you compare On the Edge to and why?

    All of the books in the Edge series and the Kate Daniels Series.


    Which character – as performed by Renée Raudman – was your favorite?

    I love the narrator and all of the characters she brings to life. I guess that is what she does. She brings them all to life for me.


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

    Yes it was. It kept me thinking throughout the book. I have all of the edge series with the exception of the second book. I am about to purchase the second book now!


    Any additional comments?

    I love the authors and the narrator they make a great combination, at least for me they do.

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    Amazon Customer Manchester, NH, United States 05-25-13
    Amazon Customer Manchester, NH, United States 05-25-13 Member Since 2015

    Wife to sometimes neglected husband (due to listening to audiobooks) and mother to adult children. I am a relatively recent avid reader/listener, only really starting to read for pleasure a few years ago but now am thoroughly addicted.

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    "Sucked me into a new world."

    This was my first book by these authors and introduced a completely different world consisting of the Weird, the Edge and the Broken where the characters have various magic abilities. I thought the story was very original. I loved Rose and Declan but I especially liked the characters of George and Jack (Rose's young brothers). I thoroughly enjoyed this book and look forward to book 2.

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    A. Renea SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States 05-15-13
    A. Renea SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States 05-15-13 Member Since 2017

    I have a real crazy in love relationship with books!!!

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    "A keeper!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of On the Edge to be better than the print version?

    Never read the print version.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Ilona Andrews? Why or why not?

    Of course. This husband/wife team is awesome. They constantly come up with good ideas and have quite an imagination. I am never bored when I read fo them.


    Which character – as performed by Renée Raudman – was your favorite?

    Oooh I don't know on this one. Renee is pretty awesome at every voice so I don't think it is fair to just name one.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The Edge....where nothing is as it should be? (I had a real hard time coming up with that this time lol)


    Any additional comments?

    This is a good book. I would not hesitate to recommend it mostly because the second book in the series Bayou Moon is so awesome and you kinda need to read the first to get to the second. Reading a book from Ilona Andrews is always interesting and this book holds true.

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    Erica Corinth, MS, United States 03-26-13
    Erica Corinth, MS, United States 03-26-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Great Listen!"
    What did you love best about On the Edge?

    The tension building between the characters makes you sit at the edge of your seat waiting for a new twist to emerge.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of On the Edge?

    The most memorable moment in On the Edge was when Rose met the Duchess and was accepted into "The Weird".


    What about Renée Raudman’s performance did you like?

    The reader spoke very clearly, and I could easily tell which character was speaking.


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

    I definitely wanted to listen to it in one setting, and I did on a long trip in the car.


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    C. Madison or, United States 03-09-13
    C. Madison or, United States 03-09-13 Member Since 2012

    Lv2read

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    "Great surprise"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I bought this book during a sale. Buy two books for one credit. But you had to chose from their list, so since I read tons I thought why not. wow am I surprised. I was entertained right from the start. Rose and her brothers are trying to stop their small town on the edge from someone or something trying to consume their magic. With the help of a handsome stranger of course!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    THe brothers where my favorite. I can just imagine theirs big puppy dog eyes and look of admiration as they spill all the secrets they hear, just like all little kids.


    What about Renée Raudman’s performance did you like?

    I always knew which character she was portraying without playing super close attention. I clean and bake while I listen! And she wasn't a cheese reader. Very good.


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

    Yes! And I almost did.


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    Rio Missouri 02-01-13
    Rio Missouri 02-01-13 Listener Since 2008
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    "A new PNR that I'll follow"

    A great read. The main characters are fun and lovable and the romance is believable and heart-swelling. I had little expectations aside from the good ratings and because it was my first Andrews' book I had an open mind. I thoroughly enjoyed the story, the world created, the characters, and the romance. You can't help but love everything about the book. I'm definitely reading the next in the series and hope some of the characters from this book makes an appearance.

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    Narrator was excellent in character voices.

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    k.khaos Bardstown, Kentucky, United States 01-17-13
    k.khaos Bardstown, Kentucky, United States 01-17-13 Member Since 2013

    Unabashedly asking for more.

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    "Good Story... Too much focus on love-story"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I might recommend this book to someone who really enjoyed those mushy soft-cover love stories. Overall, the story was good, but I was lead to believe that the writing duo of Illona Andrews were better than this. I actually ended up preferring every character over the two main characters, Rose and Declan. There seemed to be too much unnecessary focus on these two characters sexual side. (which I'm not against sexiness- it just seemed out of place) <br/><br/>


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

    Renee provides an excellent performance for most of the characters. However, she reads Declan like he's much older. I was shocked to find out he is only 30 years old.


    Was On the Edge worth the listening time?

    Overall, the story wasn't bad. Yes there are several cringe worthy moments between Declan and Rose, but other than that- I enjoyed the story.


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