Shrill Dusk

City of Magic Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Ruth Urquhart
Series: City of Magic Series, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
4 out of 5 stars (141 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Charley is a cleaner by day and a professional gambler by night. She might be haunted by her tragic past but she's never thought of herself as anything or anyone special. Until, that is, things start to go terribly wrong all across the city of Manchester. Between plagues of rats, firestorms, and the gleaming blue eyes of a sexy Scottish werewolf, she might just have landed herself in the middle of a magical apocalypse. She might also be the only person who has the ability to bring order to an utterly chaotic new world.

©2019 Helen Harper (P)2019 Tantor

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Promise

This story has a solid start but no bite. The world is well thought out but the characters tend to be under developed. The performance was very well done and flowed very well. I am going to give book 2 a try and see how our writer does.

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lets hear it for Helen Harper

I was listening to this book on Audible then decided to get it in ebook too. It was real fun to listen AND read it.

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A Magical city, literally!

Shrill Disk by Helen Harper and narrated by Ruth Urquhart is a story about magic and how magic and a magical object helped take over a city! The magic transformed people into all types of creatures! There are plenty of side stories going on too. This is the story of Charlie as she is right in the middle of this magical mayhem! Great magical fun and disasters!
Narration was excellent!

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Good book but the accent of the reader is so strong

I could not instant some of the words Ruth Urquhart said. And needed to go back and forth to understand what was being said

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Fabulous new series. Excited to get next book

This is a wonderful spellbinding book. I was hooked with the first paragraph
Helen Harper ; thank you for a captivating story!!

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A must read.

Can't wait for the next in this new series. Helen Harper has once again provided a stellar read.

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  • elly gausden
  • 07-13-19

If you're from Manchester it'll annoy you

It's obviously written by someone who's never even been to Manchester let alone lived there. If you're from there it'll annoy the crap out of you because it's weirdly vague about where things happen and uses subtly wrong terms to describe places.

That said, it's a pretty good story pretty well done and the narration is great.

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  • Gimmebooks
  • 03-31-19

Fun and imaginative

This was delightfully fun and imaginative and I loved the narrator's accent that gave it added charm and authenticity. I am looking forward to the next book to find out what happens to Charlie and her group.

Hopefully, it will also fill in some world building holes and unanswered questions.

Definitely recommend to anyone who enjoys urban fantasy with a dash of chick lit.

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