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Minimum Wage Magic

Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
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Publisher's Summary

The DFZ, the metropolis formerly known as Detroit, is the world’s most magical city with a population of nine million and zero public safety laws. That’s a lot of mages, cybernetically enhanced chrome heads, and mythical beasties who die, get into debt, and otherwise fail to pay their rent. When they can’t pay their bills, their stuff gets sold to the highest bidder to cover the tab. 

That’s when they call me. My name is Opal Yong-ae, and I’m a Cleaner: a freelance mage with an art history degree who’s employed by the DFZ to sort through the mountains of magical junk people leave behind. It’s not a pretty job, or a safe one - there’s a reason I wear bite-proof gloves - but when you’re deep in debt in a lawless city where gods are real, dragons are traffic hazards, and buildings move around on their own, you don’t get to be picky about where your money comes from. You just have to make it work, even when the only thing of value in your latest repossessed apartment is the dead body of the mage who used to live there. 

Author’s note: This is the first in a new series set in the same universe as my Heartstrikers books, but you don’t need to have heard those stories to enjoy this one. Minimum Wage Magic was written to stand by itself, so if you haven’t listened to the others, don’t worry! I wrote this book with you in mind. Thank you so much for listening!

©2018 Rachel Aaron (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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  • Elisabeth K.
  • 12-01-2019

too short

another slice of the heartstrikers world, please and thank you. definitely going to look forward to this new series.

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  • Blodeuedd
  • 13-01-2019

The DFC is back

I miss the Heartstrikers! I must sadly say that there are no cameos. But people from the series are mentioned. Yes I kept hoping someone would pop up, even if it had made no sense. Cos I miiiiiss them!

But to this book then. Opal is a cleaner. She cleans out places and sell the good stuff. She studied magic at College, but she needs money, and fast. It takes a while to learn why. She also has a troubled family relationship (I was sort of right, but not quite.) She just wants to do her own thing and I can respect that.

She also has the coolest AI sidekick called Sybil, who is in her phone, or whatever electronics she can be in.

I do not want to say too much about the story, but there is a magical mystery to solve. And she will have help.

The DFZ is such a freaky place, and the story never gets boring. But yes I missed the old gang. Who wouldn't! I also really wonder if the next book is about Opal too or someone new...I certainly look forward to more! It was a good book, and I hope it will be as great as a certain other series

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I have only listened to her once before and I think that was goo. Now Emily brought in another world and I felt she was Opal. Since all those others I have talked about, well to hear their voices I would have to hear THE voice.

Fun, exciting.

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  • Lisa B.
  • 31-01-2019

Enjoyed

Great book. Please keep Emily Woo Zeller as Narrator, because she is very good. She bought the book to life. Good story now, I have the start Rachel Arron's other series connected to this story.

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  • alisha jones
  • 31-01-2019

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I loved this story. It was fast paced and humorous. It had lots of action and twists. The narration was excellent besides that every now and then Sibyl got a little shriek-ish and super high pitched for me personally. Other than that it was highly enjoyable and I can’t wait for the next one.

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  • catie
  • 29-01-2019

enjoyable

I haven't read the series this books world is based in and I honestly didn't need to to enjoy this book. It was fast pased with twists and turns. I really felt for the main character and I can't wait to see what is next to come.

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  • CalmStorm
  • 29-01-2019

Fantastic audiobook!!

Catches and pulls you in, I could not get enough of it! Would might even get the physical book to own ❤️ Narrator did VERY well also ❤️

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  • James
  • 27-01-2019

Very good

I enjoyed the book almost as much as the first Heartstriker book. The narration was great and I liked the story. I believe we see parts of ourselves in others and this book had the same manipulative parentage that I related to in the Heartstriker books.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-01-2019

Well Done!

It is nice to read a real good! book I am a fan of the older sci-fi but this was "Damm I have to go out but I will rush back to the book!

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  • Kenny vance
  • 16-02-2019

Very intriguing!!

This was a very captivating listen. and will be looking for the others in the series.

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  • M. B. Jones
  • 14-02-2019

Great book - just like her others.

If you liked the heartstrikers books, this is an excellent spinoff. Ms. Aaron write such good characters in such an jnteresting world, it's difficult to not get sucked in. I highly recommend it.

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  • michael
  • 10-02-2019

A good addition to the Heartstrikers universe

A good book in the theme of the authors earlier work. Plenty of references to the Heartstriker series for fans, however there is no need to have read the earlier books to enjoy this one. Well worth a read.

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  • Peter Gee
  • 01-02-2019

Fun start to series

Enjoyed this first in a new series after loving her previous series, Heartstrikers, last year. The DFZ is a great setting and it's got fun magic in, and I enjoyed the relationships between the characters. Fun quick read and I'll read the next in the series. Very good narrator so far as well.

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  • Maria
  • 11-01-2019

great story

An entertaining audiobook that is well read and has some interesting characters. The only issue I had was with the male voices as sometimes it was hard to tell which character was supposed to be talking.