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Step into the shadows of Umbrae...

Miri's world at P.A.W.S. in St. Louis is falling apart. First, Danny is accused of stealing her opapa's charm. But before he can defend himself, he mysteriously disappears. Miri seeks Josh for help and advice, but he too has gone missing. Then, Lilith has a vision: Miri dragged away by wolves. 

Miri needs answers. Answers that she feels sure are hidden in the blank pages of the book of Argentum.   

With Lilith's help, she travels to the ancient city of Safed. There, with the aid of a mystical rabbi and an outspoken werecat, her omama's story is slowly revealed. And Miri uncovers something else, a world hidden deep beneath our own - the labyrinth of shadows, also known as Umbrae.

©2017 Debbie Manber Kupfer (P)2020 Debbie Manber Kupfer

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UMBRAE

PERFECT FOR TEENS AND FILLED WITH A MAGICAL ADVENTURE! NARRATION WAS GREAT. AND THE BOOK FUN.

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Detailed and involved as always

Even without Alister around things continue to get worse for Miri and her friends. Well woven as ever, this one has even more flashbacks which was easier to follow with the narration.

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Umbrae

As Miri works to discover the secrets of the Book of Argentum, we are able to find out much more about Max and Celia.

Debbie Manber Kupfer continues to do an amazing job with the storyline. It’s great how she is incorporating historical events along with the magical aspects.

Christopher Goodrich has taken over the narration of the series. I thought he did a pretty good job, but there were some audio inconsistencies, especially at the beginning of chapters.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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Audio quality very poor, book still worth listenin

This is the eighth book I have read/listened to by this author and I would happily listen to another. I’m quite enjoying this unique, easy listen, sometimes dark series. I like the shapeshifter and wereanimal variations. Having listened to many of the short stories prior to this one, I found it enhanced the listen since I had some background info going into this book. While Miri tries to figure out the writings in a book Argentum, we learn even more background info through stories of her family members. I love the pea soup! Also, clever how the regular cats interact with Umbrae. ———

This is the second book I have listened to by this narrator ( Christopher Goodrich ) The audio quality is worse in this than Argentum. It sounds like he’s in a tin can and it’s echoey. When he is speaking there’s quite a whistling when he pronounces the letter ‘s’. It is a higher pitch and louder volume than the rest of his narration. It was uncomfortable on my ears but I could not turn down the volume to make it bearable without having difficulty hearing the rest of the story. He does not vary his cadence or expression much so most characters do not get their own personalities, neither is the cadence natural. He definitely ‘reads’. The story instead of performing. Therefore the narration feels a bit flat. He does give some of the characters an individual accent/voice so there is potential. Despite all this, I enjoyed the book and only the whistling was close to making me stop listening.
There are no sex scenes, excessive / overly descriptive violence, i don’t recall any swearing. ———

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily left this unbiased review.
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Do you like a dark graphic story?

Miri’s world is turned upside down.
The story circles around to the threads answering some of the mysteries in the series so far.

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Great

I loved this story! The narrator and the characters are amazing. Debbie is an amazing author, I love all her books I've consumed so far!

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Another great story

I am really enjoying the paws series. This one was full of loneliness, despair, treachery and magic. I was glad to learn the history of thres.e charms & how they were passed down through the families. A great series for anyone who likes fairies & magical creatures.

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Good Story

This story was great! It fleshed out some of the questions that Miri was trying to figure out. I was not impressed with the narrator, there was no feeling in the words. It was like he was dry reading a script. It explained also what happened with Josh and Danny and who the traitor was. I really enjoyed the story.

I received a copy of this audiobook for free from storyorigin for an honest review.

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Loved it

Loved it, wanted the story to go on for a bit longer even though it was a long story I wanted more, I was so into the story, great book.

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Great story

This is a great continuation of the PAWS series. I am enjoying the story quite a bit. This book gives us some background of some characters that are only touched on in the first books. I enjoyed the way the author was able to intertwine the current story with the flashbacks to the time when Celia and Max were young.
The narrator on this book is not my favorite. There are some things I thinking may be more related to editing than to the abilities of the narrator, however there are some instances where I just cannot reconcile the narrator’s voice inflections with what is happening in the story. I much preferred the narrators on the first two books.

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  • 04-18-20

Great book

I Enjoyed this audio book very much
Hopefully they will be more audio books
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