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Magic Strikes

Kate Daniels, Book 3
Narrated by: Renee Raudman
Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
5 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

When magic strikes and Atlanta goes to pieces, it's a job for Kate Daniels...

Drafted into working for the Order of Merciful Aid, mercenary Kate Daniels has more paranormal problems than she knows what to do with these days. And in Atlanta, where magic comes and goes like the tide, that's saying a lot.

But when Kate's werewolf friend Derek is discovered nearly dead, she must confront her greatest challenge yet. As her investigation leads her to the Midnight Games - an invitation only, no holds barred, ultimate preternatural fighting tournament - she and Curran, the Lord of the Beasts, uncover a dark plot that may forever alter the face of Atlanta's shapeshifting community...

©2009 Ilona Andrews, Inc. (P)2017 Ilona Andrews, Inc.

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Loved it

Great story and narration. I'm thoroughly enjoying the series. I enjoy getting to know Kate more each story.

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  • Suzanne
  • 22-10-2017

This is my favorite so far!

I like all of the Audible books in this series so far, but this is my favorite right now (I plan to listen to all of them). The evolution of the characters and story is absolutely great and the narrator is just delightful to listen to. It seems to get better every time. If you love magic, supernatural creatures and action, you’ll likely enjoy these books.

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  • TM2000
  • 13-04-2019

narrator needs to learn GA pronunciations

narrator pronounced Ponce Dr Leon the Spanish way. anyone who lives in Atlanta knows better. also completely disagree with Hugh d'Ambray's voice

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-02-2019

A-mazing!!

I have read and listened to my fair share of adventure, sci-fi, and monster novels. The Kate Daniels books are freaking awesome!! I didn't think anything would ever heal the whole Anita Blake leaves between novels but hot damn this sure does.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-01-2019

This Should go Marvel

On the merit of Simon being the grandson of Loki. just a movie about the gladiator ring. good start point, this shows Kate as a Swordsman, taunts Roland and Curran starts seriously courting Kate. I have always wanted to see these I books on the big screen. Marvel may be a way to do this.
My personal need to see is the Big Battle during the flair. I want to see that. Also I'm biased as this is actually my favorite series. Thank You.

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  • Ajoi
  • 27-10-2018

Loving this Kate Daniels series!!!

Firstly, as an Atlantan this series is fun to listen to/ read about!! Secondly, i love this narrator! She has great inflections, snark and pacing but most importantly she can read! While this may seem obvious for a narrator, some of my favorite books were ruined by later audiobooks due the narrators being unable to read more complex English words or words with weird spellings/ pronunciation etc. no matter how much I tried with some of those books eventually the narrator ruined the stories for me. Not so with the Kate Daniels books!!!

Overall, I really appreciate the complexity and development of the main and some peripheral characters and the continued nuances we learn in each book with each new adventure (Curran/Beast Lord, Derek, Jim, Dr. Doolittle, Julie, Andrea, Raphael and Saimon?) - please ignore spellings since I’m listening rather than reading. Saimon turned out to have a cool backstory too! More importantly I love the uncertainty that the magic and tech waves add to already complicated situations!! It’s fun that this is an accepted and anticipated part of life and seeing how the various characters get creative during the waves.
Although love the crazy situations Kate gets herself into it is sometimes frustrating that many of these issues and injuries could be avoided if she trusted others enough to ask for help. It was made perfectly clear via the underlying storyline has made that this flaw of hers is due to a paranoia that asking for help - and more generally having friends and relationships - equates to others around her being killed to get to her. This fear was instilled by her deceased father and father-figure, and has resulted in her recluse like ways. She is slowly but surely learning to Rey on her working relationships with friends/members of the order and the Pack. This story adds some additional elements about mythical creatures from Indian deity and folklore as well as more info about the mysterious Roland and Kate’s origins. I’d been wondering how far into the series we would get before learning the secret of Kate’s heritage and wasn’t sure how much longer I wanted to wait to find out, despite the laugh out loud hilarity and action of the books. Glad this aspect was revealed so that we can continue to learn the extent of Kate’s powers and what that means for her impending confrontation with Roland!! Also I can’t wait to see her relationship with Curran; their banter and tension of the continued dance around each other was very exciting in this book!! Excited for more especially as Julie’s powers continue to develop as well as Andreas relationship with Raphael 😊

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 21-10-2018

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Love this narrator's voice. A roller coaster of emotions that is what this book is.

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  • Kjda
  • 23-09-2018

A Fantastic Third Installment!

This is one of my favorite books of the series. Things start off quickly with Derek sustaining irrevocable and brutal damage that is the impetus for a series of decisions and actions of several key characters in the series. I enjoyed the action-packed plot, how the authors set it up from beginning to end, and how I didn't ever feel rushed through anything. But, it's the smoldering, slow-burn connection between Kate and Curran that really heats up this series in this installment, without giving everything up all at once, so you still feel just as invested in their relationship as when you started the book. Curran continues to do his dominate, alpha persona without ever crossing into intolerably overbearing or patriarchally insulting, and Kate is just as loyal, headstrong, and courageous as she has been in previous books. I also appreciated the introduction of some more secondary characters and further exploration of others we already know. The ongoing series foreshadowing is done well by giving the audience just enough to know significant things are still in motion but nothing more than just enough.

Renee Raudman finally seemed to hit her stride with this book with better differentiation and consistency with accents and characters, so I was happy to go up to four stars with narration. There still seems to be the occasional mispronunciation, but when they are few and far between, I can ignore them more easily.

A whole-hearted recommendation to fans of paranormal fantasy, fantasy romance, the authors, and the series.

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  • LaPhoenix334
  • 08-08-2018

Second reading and it’s still so good!

After reading Iron and Magic I wanted a review of earlier novels in this Series. It’s still so good even now knowing what’s going to happen in future books. Curran and Kate smolder and I love it!

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  • Emily
  • 06-08-2018

Amazing!

Kate is one of my favorite characters of all time. She is so kickass and the urban fantasy world she lives in is unique and endlessly interesting. The narrator is fantastic as well and I am impressed by the way she is able to differentiate her voice to accommodate so many characters.

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  • Moonstruck715
  • 05-07-2018

Bad Ass.

Gods I love Kate. Stubborn AMAZING will power. And a snarky retort ??? This female is everything.
I lurves her. Little spite fire.
And thank you all the holy letters that help wrote a story, for Andrea! She’s a heterosexual life mate that matches Kate for sure!

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  • luke lashmar
  • 11-09-2018

Simply purrrrrfect

amazing books, fast,funny and freakishly addictive. if I had the time I would listen/ read it all in one go.

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  • Spinolli
  • 12-10-2017

these just keep getting better

onto number 4 now, i hope they catch up with turning the rest into audiobooks. they are one's to reread and relisten too for sure.

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  • Ruth Fleming
  • 15-08-2017

the very best

master oration by renee! the book comes to life! can't wait for the next one