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Tactical Magik

Immortal Ops, Book 5
Narrated by: Topher Samuels
Series: Immortal Ops, Book 5
Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
Categories: Romance, Fantasy
4.5 out of 5 stars (133 ratings)

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Eadan Daly has thrown himself into the role as the sixth I-Ops team member and has forged a brotherhood of sorts with the other men. When he's asked to go on a solo mission for the PSI Branch (Paranormal Security and Intelligence) he's not so sure he wants his old job back.

Inara Nash is a survivor, doing what she must to get by. On the run for years, from an organization she doesn't fully understand, she tries to stay below the radar. When a blond hunk arrives and claims he's her savior, she suspects her luck might have finally run out. Sure, he's hot and looks like he'd be good in bed but there is something almost magical about him that defies reality. And if there is one thing she's learned in her life in the paranormal underground it's you never trust a magik.

©2014 Mandy M. Roth (P)2014 Mandy M. Roth

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Good Read But notion a complete series

Great Listen. It would be nice if the stories were offered in a series package or at least offer the full series, I dislike missing books in a series. This is the reason I hadn't listen-purchased sooner.

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Needed more meat on the story

I am totally hooked on this series. It has taken a little while to get back to it, thankfully it is in audio, which lets me play catch-up.

I really liked meeting Eadan in the other books and was thrilled to see him get a mate. Wouldn't you know he has to go find her to rescue her? Yeah, this series does not make things easy on the mates. They get such tough lives. Even though Inara is in need of rescue, she manages to save herself and her man. Can I get a "you go girl"?

This follows the theme of the series, insta-lust when you find your true mate. Add to that the who fae sex magic angle, and you guessed it, they get busy at an inappropriate time.

The steam factor is of the charts. Oh yeah, things are going to be uber smexy. That is something you come to expect in this series. Wide open bedroom door with plenty of steamy detail.

The narrative is mixed, mostly between the leads but a few randoms as well. It definitely gives you a full understanding of the motivations of everyone around. You will also get hints of stories yet to come.

The story is really short, so the plot is seriously abbreviated. There could have been so much more here. I know this series tries to stay in the novella range, but I would have liked a bit more story, cause it was intriguing.

I listened to the audiobook narrated by Topher Samuels, who has a nice raspy grumble to his voice. I really enjoyed his tone, but he also sounded a touch congested. He has a nice pace and keeps the story moving. There are quite a few pauses I could do without, like after every paragraph. If you speed it up the pauses are reduced. I was also bothered by the pronunciation of a past character's name, really not how i thought it would be, grated my nerves every time he said it. Seems like a newer narrator, it will be interesting to hear one of his reads down the road. His women's voices are nice, not too high but a touch breathy.

I am hooked on this series, so I will keep reading, this was just a little disappointing. Everything felt rushed and there is so much story left untold. Please, give me more!!!

*** I hope this review was useful to you and helped your decision to read or not read this book. I love reading and sharing my opinions with other readers. I listen at double speed; all my impressions of the narration are from that setting. Thanks for taking the time to read my review! You can see more audiobook reviews on my blog Eargasms Audiobook Reviews ***

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kicking butt and getting the girl!

What made the experience of listening to Tactical Magik the most enjoyable?

The way the guys tease each other. Too funny lol

Which scene was your favorite?

Car drive in the beginning. Lol, fight at the end. The girl having to tell the weres off Hmm mm ok to many lol

Any additional comments?

Eadan and inara's mating! Wow i love this story. Eagan is an immortal ops and inara is one of the survivor of the Asia project. This story is full of action, romance, and fun. I loved it wow. I am so loving the immortal ops I think I need to hear them all now lol.

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Hot and Magical

I loved listening to Eadan and Inara's story. I have read it previously but wanted to see if the audio could bring it more to life for me. The answer? Oh heck yeah! I loved it and looked for reasons to listen.Inara has been on her own for a long time. She had help for a bit, but he was captured and she had to figure things out on her own. Eadan is shown a picture of Inara and immediately wants to find and protect her. Things keep getting deeper as the Corporation is after more of the Asia Project children. Can Eadan save her? I just thought the book drew me in. The audio was that much better.

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This was a great read

This was a fun read. I'm just sad it's over so quickly. Loved the reader. Great choice! More please!

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Love the Immortal Ops World!

I love the continued saga of the Immortal Ops World books. The way Aiden found his mate was perfect. Being fae, it only seemed fitting that he would know it was his mate going in and handling it so differently than the shifters.
I had not heard Topper Samuels before as a narrator, but he did an outstanding job of retelling Aiden's story.

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From homeless to dreams plus more fulfilled.

Where does Tactical Magik rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Very high

Who was your favorite character and why?

The lovers. Can't pick just one

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

He was a good narrator however he was a bit flat, needs more spark, enthusiasm during the action.

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

Several. When Jinx took her in. When she revealed Aiden amoung a few. I loved the teasing and over protectiveness__possiveness of the guys. And Duke's conversation during the battle.

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Best paranormal military series ever!

Where does Tactical Magik rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's up there with some of my favorites!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Too many to pick just one.

What about Topher Samuels’s performance did you like?

Awesome voice, very enjoyable to listen to.

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

Yes and I did!

Any additional comments?

Eadan doesn’t want a mate yet, or so he says ( I think he complains just a little too much). When PSI pulls him off the Immortal Ops team for a solo mission he’s surprised the target turns out to be his mate, and rather proud she’s managed to ditch 3 teams already! In true Ops fashion trouble hits like a ton of bricks within moments of finding her and Eadan and Inara are captured, luckily together and turns out Eadan isn’t the only magic empowered by sexual energy! As always a great storyline and fantastic characters you’ll want to read again and again, even though these can be stand alone I highly recommend reading in order to get the most out it! Happy reading!
Topher Samuels has a great voice, smooth with clear diction and great character differentiation

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Love Magiks :)

Eadan was married to Melissa for a short time and lost her and his child. They were both PSI operatives and now he is part of the I-Ops team and Roi (Melissa's mate) team. They all get along but he does get picked on because he is Fae and has a fresh "baby" face and long blonde hair. However, those characteristics do not mean he is a push over. He is just as Alpha male as any of the other Ops. After a mission where Eadan had to use his powers to save their butts he is told he has to go on a mission for PSI again and he cannot bring his team. As it turns out it is a mission to save his True Mate. She just happens to be related to Lukian and Roi. Once they all meet you can image the tension between Lukian, Roi and Eadan.

Inara has lived on the streets for years and was "adopted" by James Hagan...a former PSI Op. She knows she isn't quite human but doesn't know what she is...she does know she is allergic to Magiks. She sneezes every time she is around one. However a few months ago James was taken and Inara has been running ever since. She is tired, hungry and has no where else to go. She is going to a fight club to try to take money and food because she does not feel bad for stealing from bad people. There she meets Jinx, who gives her food and a place to shower. She doesn't trust magiks and sneezes every time she is around one. In walks Eadan, she cannot believe the man she has drawn for so long is real, and once she sneezes she realizes he is a magik.

Once they meet in walk the bad guys trying to capture Inara. It is a pretty good fight scene and I loved hearing how resourceful Inara is with an apple. I love the instant chemistry and vulnerability between the two. In the container she is drawn to Eadan and realizes he's in pain and wonders at the "bee buzzing" sound that heals him when they touch. At the time not realizing she is a magik as well. The entire story line is great and I loved listening to Topher Samuels narrate the story.

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Where does Tactical Magik rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

at the top with all the rest of them.

What did you like best about this story?

I love the entire series and the fact that it is audio I can do other things while listening

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

someone doing the reading for me so I can do other things.

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

I did listen to it all at one sitting

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Woefully lacking in character and plot development

‘Tactical Magik’ is the fifth novella in the Immortal Ops series. Although each novel in the series is about an individual couple, each story builds on the previous and includes previous couples as secondary characters, giving away spoilers for plot points and character developments. As such it’s best to read the novellas in series order.

This is the first of the novella’s I’ve listened too that had not been revised and extended by the author and narrated by Mason Lloyd. It felt a bit thin on the ground in terms of plot and character development. This was a shame as I’d been looking forward to Eadan’s story, especially after Wilson’s story had been so good.

Eadan came across as a bit smarmy and self-satisfied and Inara was one dimensionally clueless and inexperienced, which just didn’t capture my imagination. I didn’t buy into them as individuals or as a couple in the novella. All Eadan’s angst from his history was swept away and Inara didn’t seem to have a problem with anything except him potentially holding out on sex from her.

The new narrator - Topher Samuels, had a very stilted reading style and didn’t do the character voices justice, which seemed to add to flippancy to the the characters, detracting any gravitas and depth.

The plot didn’t seem to go anywhere in particular and you never got a sense that Eadan or Inara were ever in any true danger. In the end I felt like the author’s heart wasn’t in this one.