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Harley Merlin 3: Harley Merlin and the Stolen Magicals

Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
Series: Harley Merlin Series, Book 3
Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (46 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

How does one become an all-powerful Child of Chaos? 

That’s what Harley desperately needs to find out before her unhinged aunt raises the death toll.  

All she knows for sure is that magical kids are missing, and they somehow fit into Katherine Shipton’s grand scheme. Now that Harley is an official member of the San Diego Coven, she feels more responsible than ever for its protection - and that of the magical world.

But she’s got a whole lot more on her plate than that.  

There’s a traitor lurking within the Coven. She still yearns to know the secrets contained within her parents’ Grimoire. And there’s also the fact that she might actually have feelings for a certain stubborn, green-eyed dude.

All the while, Santana faces her own demons, with a magical Purge building within her and a crush on a boy with a dark side, one that might just lead them to real answers.

©2018 Bella Forrest (P)2019 Bella Forrest

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Love this series!!

What a fantastic and enthralling series!! It just kept pulling us back in with the twists and turns!! !

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Good book and an excellent narrator

A good book with great characters Brough to like by the excellent Amanda Ronconi of Molly Harper an other excellent audible narrations fame. Worth a listen. Especially for Harry Potter fans and like books. Enjoy. ♿️🖖🇦🇺

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-09-2019

Drags on forever

Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy the Harley Merlin series. I really like the characters and the story line. What makes me crazy to the point of dropping the series is that the story is sooooooooooo slow that it is painful to listen. I listen for a while and literally have to set it aside and come back to it later when I have the energy to listen again. Perhaps the author should stop trying to drag the story line into too many books and pick up the pace, end the story line and start another equally interesting story line.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-03-2019

Too slow moving!

I loved this storyline at the end of book one and was excited to hear more but this series moves at the pace of a soap opera and turned me off somewhat. You could completely skip book 2 or 3 or even both and still get the gist of the story, which means it’s too slow. Other than that, the plot is great but I’m not sure I’ll read book 4.

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  • Todd A. Hamblin
  • 30-10-2019

Losing Interest

I like the reader, and I want to know what happens next. I'm just feeling like the story is too strung out. So, I've started listening to other books. I've listened to 9 books, and I'm still not ready to give this series another try.

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  • Sapper_6
  • 23-10-2019

Girl Talk Galore

Granted I'm not the YA audience this is targeted to, but I find myself rolling my eyes a lot at the overthinking girl talk involved in building these characters. I continue to listen to this series in order to find the answers to the questions posed in books 1 and 2, but I'm not sure for how much longer.

BUT the narrator continues to do a good job with the separate accents of each character. The material is no reflection on her.

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  • Marjorie Dawson
  • 12-08-2019

Stolen Magicals Continues the Adventure

I am puzzled by the grumpy reviews that say 'too long' or 'too short' or 'I am over this'. If you are, then walk away and let those of us who are fans of the world Bella Forrest has created for adventurous Harley and her 'rag team', enjoy the ride.

This is a world full of adventure, revelations, weird stuff and a dash of young love. There are spells that are dramatic, amazing, fun or downright creepy and if you thought about them too long you would realise that although the author has a light touch (reflected beautifully by the narrator) the story has all the drama of superhero movie.

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  • Tadpole
  • 08-03-2019

A little slower than 1&2 but left me wanting more

***Some Spoilers***

Book 3 dragged a bit for me as a lot of time was given to the coupling of several characters. I kept finding myself screaming, “Just get on with it” over and over again. But when it finally got to the climactic scene toward the end, we finally met the crazy witch and got a glimpse of her powers. So now I find myself horribly disappointed that book 4 is not available yet on audible and now I have to find something new to keep me distracted.

Who is the Librarian? What can little Micah really do? Who is the mole? How is the Jin gonna screw with Santana? Lord! Get it. Hang through the sloooooow parts and you’ll still end up wanting more just like I did.

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  • E
  • 15-11-2019

Spoilers

I love Santana. I hope we get to hear more from her as the series goes on. This book was focused on everyone coupling up, and I'm so angry that Harley and Wade couldn't take that next step. Harley's so whiny, and I really hope this doesn't continue through to book 9. Fingers crossed they'll figure out their feelings for each other over the course of the next book so they can become a power couple, and take down Katherine.

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  • Nick
  • 31-10-2019

Title Doesn't Match Story

I hate it when a book has a title and the characters do not reach that goal. this book (although entertaining) was just a few milestones strung together. I kept waiting for the climax that never came.

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  • Lisarami
  • 27-08-2019

Such a great series

This series just keeps getting better and better. Each new book brings more to the table.

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  • Kimberly Engl
  • 15-08-2019

loving this series!

so happy that I decided to purchase the first one and now I cant stop listening! narrator continues to do a great job with characters and author is developing both characters and plot in a way that I can't press pause!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-10-2019

Good but dragging

Great book. But still no story progression for harley and wade. This is dragging out to long.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-09-2019

Little plot

Not much plot development in this book. definitely cannot be read as a stand alone book. far too much chit chat and girly gossip.
saved by the fantastic narration

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  • Yazovich
  • 11-09-2019

Book 3

More about American teenagers and their love drama than story in this book. The Storyline is moving very slowly and main information could have been summarised in a small chapter without missing out too much.

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  • mollyeyre
  • 03-08-2019

Good underlying story

I am enjoying the story, and like the characters, but........ This series is starting to be a bit like Aunt Aggie's agony column! There's to much 'oh my goodness , will he know how hard my heart is thumping.?’ Etc etc, too be honest, the story doesn't need it and I don't need to know that the team members are pairing up romantically. ..........in detail!

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  • Mrs. C. J. Armstrong
  • 27-07-2019

brilliant

absolutely loved it, couldn't stop listening. highly recommend all these books. hoping the whole series is on audio books.

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  • prmiaj
  • 26-07-2019

Amazing books!

I love this series. Love the way the author sets the scene. The story running through is fabulous.

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  • C Marriott
  • 04-06-2019

Entertaining

Loved it can't wait for the next one.. Highly recommend.. Couldn't out it down.. Amazing

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  • Shelley Cooke
  • 19-05-2019

brilliant

you really can't get better than a little of the Harley Merlin magic! absolutely brilliant

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  • Alan M.
  • 10-05-2019

love this book.

really enjoyed this book it's been great. i can not wait to start book 4.

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  • Gaelle
  • 24-03-2019

ok but not the best of the series

the book was good as the rest of the series so far but a little too focus on gossips and love stories it feel much more teenagers while the actual story actually haven't moved on that much yet. will see what's the next one like!