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Publisher's Summary

From condemned prisoner to food taster for the commander of Ixia, from apprentice to a charismatic assassin to warrior with ever-evolving magical powers, Yelena is a remarkable heroine like none you've ever experienced. Follow her amazing journey through Maria V. Snyder's breathtaking fantasy series, which New York Times best-selling author Mercedes Lackey calls "engaging and entirely original...fascinating in its rich detail". Bundle includes Assassin Study and Ice Study!

©2015 Maria V. Snyder (P)2015 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.

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The reading of this made me turn it off during the first chapter. The voices are comical and it is so slowly read. I also work as a voice artist and this made me cringe like nothing else. I wish I could refund it. The stories are brilliant if you're a fan of the series and author. I hate to speak badly of a fellow performer because I can tell she tried really hard bit it's honestly laughable.

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  • John
  • 09-12-2019

Loved this whole series.

If you are looking for a good series Poison Study was an amazing series. Starts out different than most books but you are quickly taken into the story line and you can't put the books down.

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  • Freya Hemingway
  • 12-07-2021

Required reading for the Study/Soulfinder series!

Fun to listen to some of my other favorite characters POV. I really enjoy Maria’s short stories. They help connect the main books and fill in information you need to know going forward. Especially Ice Study, which connects Fire Study to Shadow Study, and is referred to as a prequel to Shadow Study. If you haven’t read the Study series, you might be confused. I fully recommend it. Start with Poison study. Enjoy!

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  • Lily Mordaunt
  • 16-07-2018

This was cool

It was cool getting into other characters heads. And watching the progression of time.
Definitely recommend

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  • Cynthia R. Connolly
  • 14-02-2017

it was quick

I liked it was very interesting and short. Nice to listen to while working. author Maria Snyder is a great writer. Gabe's Zalman is a wonderful narrator.

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  • CeNedra Red
  • 03-01-2016

Fantastic :-))

Would you consider the audio edition of The Poison Study Short Story Collection to be better than the print version?

I have no idea whether the printed version is better, as I wasn't aware that these brilliant stories were available in print

What other book might you compare The Poison Study Short Story Collection to, and why?

Poison Study, Magic Study and Fire Study, along with the Avry of Kazan novels and also The Black Magician trilogy by Trudi Canavan. The stories all share a mix of wonderful story lines, exciting plot twists and brilliant characters.

Which character – as performed by Gabra Zackman – was your favourite?

While I like Ms Zackman's performance of Yelena, my all time favorite character is definitely Valek. Why she chose to give him a British accent I can't imagine, but it works brilliantly

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

All of it.

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WHY WHY WHY aren't the other books in this series available. I know that they were at one point, as a friend of mine has the first book in the trilogy Poison Study. She intended to get the other two books, but couldn't find them anywhere. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE reinstate these fantastic books. I for one would definitely buy them, and I can't believe I'm the only one. Given that the new series is being made available, it makes no sense not to release the other books to complete this awesome series.

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  • Jade Denton
  • 01-09-2021

I lost interest quickly

I bought these because I was confused when I started Shadow Study and thought I must have missed something. The stories are boring, unnecessary and the narration is irritating. Not sure why all of the men's voices sound like bad Bugsy Malone gangsters.

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  • Coon
  • 29-08-2021

A bit confusing

I did ready enjoy the stories and performances, but the order to read/listen to these is a bit confusing. I listened to the whole thing after reading poison study and the timeline felt a bit off. Turns out only assassin story is meant to be read after poison study. Maybe it says somewhere and I missed it. Except for that it was great.

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