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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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    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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    4/5
    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)


    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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    Shay Bella 01-10-13
    Shay Bella 01-10-13

    Favorite Genres: Urban/Preternatural Fantasy, Science Fiction, Knitting Favorite Story Components: character development, under-dog success stories

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    "Getting the Rest of the Series"

    Story wise, this was a wonderful blend of imaginative new magical worlds, relatable characters, and a captivating story well told. I'm inclined to think that Andrews built a better world with this series than with the Magic Bites series, which has also been a joy to listen to.

    Narration wise, Renee Raudman did a masterful job of giving each character their own voice, especially the boys. Though she does occasionally over fill her voice with the drama of a situation for my taste, her pacing, intonations, the timbre of the voice, and the overall experience of listening to her tell a tale is a treat for the ears.

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    laura Florence, AL, United States 01-07-13
    laura Florence, AL, United States 01-07-13 Member Since 2011
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    "This was pretty cute"

    On the Edge was a little somthing different. It was well written and the narrator was excellent. I enjoyed it, however I am not sure that I enjoyed it enough to purchase any sequels. It was worth the credit, though.

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    Brenda Charlestown, IN, United States 01-07-13
    Brenda Charlestown, IN, United States 01-07-13 Member Since 2017

    Happiness is a good book!

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    "Wonderful story"

    Great story flow, narrator was awesome. The characters were lovable and I cared about each one. It's a great twist on a boy meets girl with lots I didn't see coming.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Matthew Clare, MI, United States 11-10-12
    Matthew Clare, MI, United States 11-10-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Romance Novel Masquerading as Fantasy"

    Simply not what I was expecting. If romance is your thing it was well written and well read. The only problem I had with the reading is that its was set in a southern setting and clearly ment to pronouced with a southern accent and did not play well without.

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    Noell SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CALIFORNIA, United States 10-24-12
    Noell SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CALIFORNIA, United States 10-24-12 Member Since 2010

    Fantasy, adventure, sci-fi, mysteries, and poetry- just a few of my favorite genres.

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    "Edgey and yet..."
    What did you like best about On the Edge? What did you like least?

    I loved the history behind the Edge and the characters themselves were awesome- especially Rose's younger brothers Jack and Georgie. I love how each character had their own special power and personality. I also liked that the story didn't revolve all around Rose and her romance with Declan, like other romance novels. However, when it did focus on their romance, it was more about the physical attraction then their personal chemistry. I did expect there to be a love scene but I didn't realize it would be so graphic- it was a bit much for me. I think if they had focused a little more on the character's backgrounds, the three worlds, magic, and even what else drew Rose and Declan together besides the physical attraction I think it would have been much better.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The ending felt a bit rushed for me and I wanted to enjoy it a bit more than I did. I also don't like the fact that the next book won't be continuing Rose and Declan's story to see what happens next.


    What about Renée Raudman’s performance did you like?

    I like how she tried to give each character their own personality and how she got into the events. The only thing I didn't like was when she tried to do Declan's voice- it felt awkward.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Possibly, but I would like to see a little more action and magic than what was shown in the book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Serena EMMAUS, PA, United States 10-21-12
    Serena EMMAUS, PA, United States 10-21-12 Member Since 2016
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    "On the Edge 3 Stars"
    What did you like best about On the Edge? What did you like least?

    The story was good and the idea was there- but the different worlds names seemed flat and simple to me.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The way the girl really became a woman throughout the book.


    Do you think On the Edge needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    I would most likely check it out.


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    scott north ogden, UT, United States 09-18-12
    scott north ogden, UT, United States 09-18-12 Member Since 2013
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    "what ive been looking for"
    Where does On the Edge rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    one of the better books live listened to


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    one of the boys. they just remind me of myself. not always listening to the one in charge and wanting to play and do their own thing.


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

    this was my first


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    nope


    Any additional comments?

    didnt need to phyical sex scence, i think it takes more talent to imply it than actualy "show" it.

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