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Magic Burns

Kate Daniels, Book 2
Narrated by: Renee Raudman
Series: Kate Daniels, Book 2
Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (38 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In the second book in number-one New York Times best-selling author Ilona Andrews' Kate Daniels series, tempers - and temperatures - are rising!

A mercenary in magic-torn Atlanta who cleans up after magic gone wrong, Kate Daniels has seen it all - and some things she couldn't even have imagined. Normally, waves of paranormal energy ebb and flow like an ocean current. But once every seven years, a paranormal flare comes and brings magic like a tidal wave. Now Kate faces problems on a much bigger scale: a divine one.

When Kate sets out to retrieve a set of stolen maps for the Pack, Atlanta's paramilitary organization of shapeshifters, she quickly realizes the stakes. During a flare, gods and goddesses can manifest and battle for power. The stolen maps are only the first contest in an epic tug-of-war between two gods hoping for rebirth. And if Kate can't stop their cataclysmic showdown, the city may not survive.

©2008 Andrew Gordon and Ilona Gordon (P)2009 Tantor Audio

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Wonderful

The magic, mahem and drama. Such graphic descriptions you feel like you are in the book. When is Kate and beast lord going to hook up. Was hoping in this one, hopefully there is a third book in series. Just love narrator

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  • Suzanne
  • 22-10-2017

These are such great Audible books!

Action, drama, romance, magic, gratuitous violence, shapeshifters, witches and monsters... What else do you need? Oh there’s heroes and heroines too! This series rocks! Excellent delivery by the narrator.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-12-2018

enjoyed the reading

this is the second audio book purchased and the story is solid. real character development. thoroughly enjoyable

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  • Karen M. Paige
  • 02-06-2020

I like the addition of Julie to the story.

I love this second book in the series. there were several subplots that ended up in the same place.

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  • Phx17
  • 08-03-2020

Magic Burns ...slow

Second book in the series is still a slow burn, adding more long-term characters like Andrea and Julie, building on returning characters and relationships like Kate and Curran, and setting the stage for the ultimate showdown in book 10.

Having now listened to all ten, I feel like this series could have been done in five. Unfortunately, even if this one was a bit of a slog, it’s kind of important to be up on some of the long term story angles.

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  • Shaelie McGrath
  • 19-12-2019

magic burns

Very entertaining!!! absolutely loved it!!! well read too!!! looking forward to the next in series!!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-09-2019

entertaining, fast pace adventures

love the narrator, her different voices keep me entertained. great story , can't wait to listen to the rest audiobooks.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 26-08-2019

Best Series Ever

You can't go wrong with this series. I've listened to and read several times. Kate Daniels is awesome and Curran is the best alpha. Octavia gets all the voices just right. I'll have to listen again next year.

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  • AmethystAngel2017
  • 23-08-2019

Better and Better

Magic Burns is the second book in the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews and delves deeper into Kate's world. Renee Raudman made me cry at the end, so kudos to her for that! This series continues to get better and better and I eagerly look forward to the next book.

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  • SweetStacy
  • 11-07-2019

love it

she really has gotten the different gender n voices down by the 2nd book, love it....knowing how to narrate a book us a big part of whether people will enjoy it or not. shes one of my fav

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  • 01-05-2019

Complex world building, no romance

The story is complex with so much detail in the magical world and mystery/issue to be solved that it requires significant focus for an audio format. If you're listening while doing other tasks expect to rewind frequently. If you're looking for romance this probably isn't the book for you. There is an attraction between the heroine and the lion (the characters gracing every cover) but "slow burn" doesn't even touch the painful pace of their interactions. The story is definitely written by a talented author and told by a talented narrator. I will probably continue the series but for me it is a story better suited for reading when I can focus and not when in the mood for easy entertainment.

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  • Farnham_red
  • 01-05-2017

Great Book Brilliantly Read

Whilst the first book in this series was good - this one is excellent, probably because the scene setting was all done in book 1 this one just kicks off and you are hooked from page 1
Renee Raudmans narration is perfect and I would give it 6 stars if possible

My only moan is the rest of the series is all recorded - for example I can buy book 3 on Audio CD from Amazon UK for £25.00! but its not on Audible - in fact none of the rest of this series is on Audible UK (though all but books 3 and 4 are on the US site) so having to resort to Kindle for the rest which is fine when I have time to sit and read but not so good when I want to listen whilst doing other things.
Also the Narrator is one of those rare ones whose performance is actually better than just reading the book so its a bit annoying.

I wouldn't let it put you off the series though as long as you dont mind reading rather than listening

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  • Shinead
  • 23-03-2020

FANTASTIC STORY

As usual, Ilona Andrew's does NOT disappoint. Looking forward to the others in the series.