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When a newspaper report of a medical miracle catches Matt's eye, he and India go in search of Dr. Hale in the hope he is more magical doctor than miracle worker and can lead them to Chronos. But Hale turns out to be an apothecary magician keen to educate the public about magic.

Their disappointment in not finding Chronos is soon forgotten when Hale is murdered, and Matt becomes a suspect. With Matt's nemesis Sheriff Payne influencing the investigating detective, India and Matt know they must find the real killer, or risk his freedom, and ultimately, his life. Time is running out as they hunt for a killer capable of turning medicine into poison with a magic spell, as well as continue the search for Chronos. A search that must end in success before Matt's malfunctioning watch stops altogether.

©2017 C.J. Archer (P)2017 C.J. Archer

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still going strong

while not quite as captivating as the first 2 it's still well worthwhile and very enjoyable.

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  • Maranda G.
  • 28-06-2017

Get On With It

What made the experience of listening to The Apothecary's Poison the most enjoyable?

In particular, this narrator is one of my favorites on the Audible site. In fact, it's how I came to find this book series in the first place.

Which character – as performed by Marian Hussey – was your favorite?

I have to say that I enjoy her performance of Matt Glass the most. India's voice is non-distinctive and I find her interpretation of "outlaw" voices to be really cartoon-y. But I do enjoy the smooth and confident way she presents Matt's voice.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No.

Any additional comments?

Even though the book isn't officially listed on audible as a "romance" novel, I find myself growing frustrated by the allusions to "love" and feelings on the parts of India and Matt, though there is nothing that furthers those feelings along. At first the angst was enjoyable, but by book three, I feel like I've been watching a teen-drama TV show where the writers are playing games. At this point, something romantic needs to happen or it just will begin to feel silly and boring - this whole "will they / won't they" thing has stopped being exciting.

As far as the plot goes, I don't yet see what this book served aside from the end. There was so much travel and movement in this book that I couldn't always keep up, unless I was listening without doing anything else. Overall, I will rate this book with 4 stars - it's the third of a series so you really must read it, but I hope that the next book will pick up the pace a bit.

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  • Kimberly
  • 06-08-2017

disappointed

only bought this 3 to book to hear the resolution of glass and Steele relationship. I found story line of book 2 and this book 3 boring. good characters but I won't read the next book. too slow moving and repetitious like a soap opera.

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  • Lisa Fogleboch
  • 16-07-2017

More of the same

Usually I like ongoing stories,but this series seems to be very predictable. Don't think I'll buy book four.

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  • LCNanny
  • 02-06-2017

Another clif hanger ending ..

What made the experience of listening to The Apothecary's Poison the most enjoyable?

Solid writing, narration is paired well with the character, but the story seemed lacking in depth with regard to furthering the story line; almost as if it were half a book. Then there is the cliff hanger ending and lead into the 4th book, this SUCKS. My recommendation would be to wait until the 4th book comes out and then continue with the series.

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  • Bunty
  • 22-06-2017

GOOD CONTINUATION OF SERIES

Enjoyable. Matt and India continues to search for Chronos. Meanwhile Matt was a suspect for the murder of Dr. Hale, a magical doctor. Both Matt and India have to solve the crime before he gets charged for the crime. Lots of action and well narrated by Marion Hussey. I hope book 4 will be published soon.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-09-2019

The saga continues

Chronos finally arrives on the scene. He is the vehicle that moves the story forward. The narration is excellent as in the previous books.

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  • Nhlisa
  • 17-12-2018

Reading series, but cringing at the romance

I selected this series because I like detective/mystery stories. This has a bit of the mystical in it which is fine with me as well. what I did not expect was the romance piece. I keep hoping the author would drop the periodic pauses to describe the romantic tension between the characters. Having said so, this book seems to wrap this up a bit, I will go to the next for the story, hoping the author is finally letting go of the adolescent romantic piece of the storyline. Performance is pretty good, although some of the male characters are voiced oddly. Good story, otherwise I would have stopped at first in series. I did stop after second for a while, because the romantic scenes were so annoying, but accidentally got the third, read it and it was a bit better. Hopefully, as the main character matures so will the relationship between Glass and Steele.

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  • Ve
  • 08-03-2018

thrilled

I'm loving it the suspense of catching the killer fighting back their feelings for each other will they catch the killer? will they fall in love?

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  • Dorothy Dooley
  • 23-09-2017

Wow

These are the first books I've read by this author, and they get better as they go, can't Wait for the next one. Mistery, sixpence , the narration is wonderful, waiting for #4

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  • M. Gerstemeier
  • 01-07-2017

Good listening

the narration was much better in this one than the previous one. the story keeps one riveted. I am looking forward to the next. is it out yet?

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  • MRS
  • 09-09-2017

Enjoying the continuing story

Good narrative by Marian Hussey who is constant and steady throughout the telling. Enjoying the continuation of the Glass and Steele story, and looking forward to the next book.

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  • MARGARET
  • 26-09-2020

excellent👌BUT British narrator or editor needed

The story well researched and accents and impersonations excellent BUT there are terrible flaws in pronunciation of words Americans make mistakes with. This is British history. When a cultured English lady gets the pronunciation, for a well known British word like 'scone" to name but one, so completely wrong, it jars so badly, it screeches. There are many American expressions words and pronunciations discernible only to a British ear. I find this appalling when the author has researched well for her story. And the historical ambience is shattered by the flaws in narrating.

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  • Janette Fisher
  • 27-11-2019

Mystery and Magic

Another rip-roaring tale from CJ Archer. Great plot, and I love the way India is becoming her 'own woman'. Love the tension between the two main characters as they fight their feelings in a society where class rules. With stunning narration, bringing all the characters to life wonderfully, it's a fabulous 'read'

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  • Mrs Crazy D
  • 19-02-2019

Another page turner!

The saga continues as does the romantic tension between Matt and India. Twists and turns a plenty and a satisfactory conclusion that' leaves you begging for more.

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  • Lyn
  • 09-11-2018

The story continues

I'm really enjoying this series and finding it addictive - although I am not really a fan of books that end on a 'cliffhanger'. The sexual tension between Matt and India is well written, but I find myself a little impatient for them to find a way to resolve their dilema - Matt's reluctance to commit until a cure for his affliction can be found and India's determination not to bring him down by encouraging him to marry 'beneath his station'. I do feel the story is beginning to drag a just a little, but that does not stop me from wanting to continue listening and each chapter finds me anxious to find out what happens next. The narration is superb, I feel Ms Hussey really gets into the character of India, and does an excellent job of conveying all the other characters too, especially as they are so diverse.

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