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Publisher's Summary

This is the first box set of the series.

Imagine a world where witches, weres, and vampires work among us. The paranormals came out to the world during World War I. History as we know it took a left turn as world events changed. World War II never happened as we remember it. The Empire of Japan still exists. As does the British Empire. America is finding itself overwhelmed by magic. Particularly the FBI.

Agatha Blackmore is a witch and she has all but been drafted by the FBI to help. Demons, dragons, weres, and fae are her opponents. What can one small witch and her pet unicorn do against the world?

Listen to the prequel and books one and two to find out!

  • Born a Witch...Drafted by the FBI!
  • Conjuring Quantico
  • Magical Probi

©2017 TS Paul (P)2017 All Chaos Press

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  • Joanna
  • Las Vegas, NV, United States
  • 07-01-17

Narrator is bad!!!!

I don't know if I like to story as I can't get through the narration. Very robotic and choppy in the reading.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • wfp1017
  • Statesville, NC, USA
  • 07-05-17

Good stuff.

Great story fun. my only complaint was the horrible audio quality in the first book. It improves significantly in the second so if you can suffer through the choppy pitch changes in the first it gets better.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Narrator sounds like she's reading computer instru

Hated the narrator! Story had the potential to be a four or five star. I just couldn't get lost in like most audible books I've bought.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Best FBI book ever

I enjoyed this coming of age story for a young witch who joins the FBI. She is funny and it is so cool to watch her grow into a wonderful agent.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Really really needs a better narrator

The narrator is horrid. Very robotic no personality and mis pronounces words. Almost sounds like she has a lisp. I am enjoying the story but the narrator is driving me crazy. I really want to listen to the other books but have seen it is the same narrator so I may just pass and and find a differnt story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Can't get past the poor production

I really tried to focus on the story, I really did. I suspect the story is actually pretty good, but the narrator and the poor production quality of the audio really ruined it for me. The narrator read each sentence separately and did not let the story flow. Book zero was just terrible.

It's really too bad because I think the author was on to something. I like some of the concepts of the story and where the author was headed.

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the narrator is horrible.

it was a good story ruined by bad narration. it was like listening to a cross of wall-e and steven hawkings recorded on a phonograph.

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Good story but.....

The story was really good but the narrator was horrible! If someone else would have narrated this book, it would have been exponentially better.

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Do not buy!

A fun story, with an interesting if not fully met premise. The quality of the audio production however was on the level of a poor high school production. Read the book or find another version of the audio as this version just isn't any good.

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Really good story/ not good delivery.

The narration is not good. The pacing is wrong. There are many mispronounced words. Story line is really good. That's what kept me listening.

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  • Sam
  • 07-02-17

Decent story but worst narration I've ever heard

Honestly it sounds like it was recorded on microprocessor in a shower, sometimes, then it gets bass-y clips and distorts, then squeaky, then it sounds like someone's cleaning windows in the background, and the narrator's normal voice is rather nasally, plus there's all the breath sounds, and there are obvious jump cuts, lots of them. This obviously wasn't recorded on a professional bi-directional mic with a filter. more like a dollar store headset. And it changes from book to book, it's somewhat improved in the 3rd book but by no means good.

Seriously the publishers should get a decent narrator Laurel Schroeder (Who's always fantastic, put her in a room with Luke Daniels and you have my dream team) or Dara Rosenberg (She did a really good job with the Ash Trilogy, suits a young character and has the range for convincing male characters) And have it all rerecorded, after a little editing, release a second edition and give gift codes to anyone who's bought the original.

Personally I don't have the attention span to read books as text, I read too slow, forget the previous paragraph, the plot drags along and it drives me crazy. If you don't suffer from such maladies then get it on kindle.

The Story / Writing

It's a cute premise I get it's told from the perspective of a teenager but at the same time there's death and demons and blood and guts galore so it's kind of weird that the book at times sounds like it was written by someone younger than the protagonist. I assume this more is supposed to be Young Adult rather than Urban Fantasy, but even young adults don't need language dumbed down this much. Please use longer and more complex words rather than 20 simple ones. Also the unicorn isn't Oberon (If you aren't familiar with the Iron Druid series then screw this review and go buy that) a side character like this is supposed to be there for witty banter and much needed comic relief. Example ... *Atticus fighting for his life* "Oberon buddy I need you to circle around back of those trolls and see if you can district them okay?" "Okay sure but then we're going for that steak you promised right?" "Sure just as soon as everyone and everything stops trying to kill me" "Oooh and maybe some of those smoked applewood sausages" "Anything you want bud, I'm not really in a position to barter right now." "No problem, they won't know what hit 'em...oh Atticus?" "Yeah?" "There's a vampire behind you." --- This isn't a quote from Kevin Hearn but I'm sure fans will agree it's pretty close to his style.
Where was I? oh yeah so the unicorn pretty much just whines and complains constantly, and occasionally butts in to conversations, and his existence has to be explain over and over with every new character we meet. I guess he's supposed to be funny but I don't know, maybe 7 year olds would find him funny (don't give this book to a 7 year old unless you want them to read about human sacrifice in gruesome detail) He has the potential to become a genuinely interesting character, he just needs to actually have slightly more character than hating cats, liking hay, and wanting to screw everything in sight".
Then you get into all the random drifts off into irrelevant exposition, constantly putting the plot on hold, almost as if instead of a novel this was a kid's diary "Dear diary today I worked at the FBI we're on this case hunting a rogue warewolf oh and then I met this super cute guy I liked and he said he liked volley ball and I was like me too so he asked if I wanted to play some time of course then I had to go cos these bikers were shooting at us..." I'm exaggerating here but by the 20th time it starts to get annoying."

Otherwise it was an okay story, despite the dreadful audio I enjoyed it, there have been plenty of paranormal whatever works with the cops *cough*Dresden*cough* Urban fantasy series written but this one felt like it had a bit of a fresh feel to it, the one nice thing about them being young is that they're generally peppy rather than groaning and dragging themselves through John McClane style. There were a few instances of the characters being head deskingly more stupid than the reader but over all the execution was okay, it was reasonable paced but it was short, it really needed a side plot or two, stupid things they have to deal with delaying them from getting on with their work.

Overall

Well if you read all that you'll see I've been crazy critical, honestly I think just because there isn't really much point lumping on praise for all the things the author did right, just like the 10,000 other UF authors. If I didn't mention it, it's what you'd expect from a book in this genre. Despite all the flaws do I recommend this? Yes I do (I really, really want them to re do the audio, and believe me it will drive you mad) but I believe the series will continue to improve and I really hope some royalty cheques will pay to rent time in a recording studio. Also as our protagonist ages it's going to be interesting, she's a powerhouse but lacks control, that will improve in time and she'll be a force to be reckoned with, I'm sure there'll be a love interest at some point, and the writing will hopefully start to sound more mature.

So if you're reading this T.S. Paul, first you have Linsey Hall to thank for introducing me to you and second, keep writing it really does get better with practice, so many authors I know grown when the look at their early work.

Sam.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 07-22-18

Not as good as it should be

I love these stories which is why I got this audio book. Unfortunately the quality of the recording is quite bad. The sound fluctuates from loud to soft (this is disorientating). I listened on my PC and also tablet, it happened on both. Sometimes a couple of words at the end of a sentence are repeated which I found quite odd. Did anyone at Audible listen to this before it was published? Sometimes the voice of the main character changes and I don't mean as she speaks as other characters. Her voice changes as if she has moved away from the microphone or has had to insert a word. I haven't read any of the other reviews yet as I enjoy all of the books in this series and wanted this recording so didn't think I needed to, perhaps I should have. I thought Francis Alais was quite stilted in her reading but she got more used to the story as she read on and got better. I was really enjoying this but then the sound started to go wrong and I couldn't enjoy it.

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  • L.D.
  • 04-12-18

Good book, but the quality of the recording lacks

The story is good, the performance also, but the quality of the recording brings back memories of too often played audio tapes which are changing volume within a word. It was the worst recording I ever got from Audible

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  • Teddy
  • 01-31-18

The start of a goodish series

Intersetign concept for a series and nicely written

The story is, however, better than the narration - which is let down by a sometimes stilted flow and poor editing with multiple repeats and retries that haven't been edited out.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-29-18

Good and bad...

If you can put up with the bad quality recording they are very good stories.

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  • Mrs V M Lowry
  • 09-04-17

Good story, poor performance

I enjoyed the story but it is a shame the performance let it down though.

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  • Christopher Mckirdy
  • 07-24-17

great story poor quality audio

What did you like about this audiobook?

i would recommend they read it not listen

What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

nothing was wrong with the performance just poor audio

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  • Michelle
  • 01-06-18

Would of been good. Shames about the narrative!

I know I would of enjoyed this book more if a different narrator read
The books , the audio was terrible it went loud then soft all the way through and the narrator felt like she was having trouble reading the book, pausing when she shouldn't like after every 3 or 4 words she would stop then start. It was very annoying trying to listen as there was no flow going through this collection, hopefully the other books have better audio and narration as I see she is doing the comlete set. But loved your work in KGU!