Audiobook Review: Magic Steals by Ilona Andrews

Posted March 11, 2015 by Felicia S in 2015 Read, 4.25 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews / 15 Comments

Audiobook Review: Magic Steals by Ilona AndrewsSource: Audiobook Purchase

Format: Audiobook

Magic Steals by Ilona Andrews
Narrator: Angela Dawe
Length: 3 hrs and 20 min

Date Read: January 2015

Genre: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

In #1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews’ novella, Magic Steals , when people start going missing, shapeshifting tigress Dali Harimau and jaguar shifter Jim Shrapshire must uncover the truth about the mysterious creatures responsible.

More Information:
Publisher: Berkley, Tantor
Series: Kate Daniels #6.5

Also by this author: Magic Bites, On the Edge, Bayou Moon, Fate's Edge, Burn for Me
Also in this series: Magic Bites, Magic Bites, Magic Burns, Magic Strikes, Magic Mourns

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Listened for Fun (Audible)
Overall Rating: 4.25
Story Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 4.50

Audio Rating: 3.50 (not part of the overall rating)

Note: Only listened to Magic Steals by Ilona Andrews

Overall Thoughts: OH Jim! Way to ease into it πŸ™‚ <—that ending quite frankly had me fist pumping and going “WAIT! I need the rest of that scene”. Overall I adore Dali and Jim and hope we get more stories from them in the future.

Audio Thoughts

Narrated by Angela Dawe

I love Angela Dawe! I just want to say that upfront but it is hard for me to wrap my head around different narrators picking up characters that I already have in my head with another narrator. She did well but it wasn’t the same. I don’t blame Angela–just my head for liking it one way!

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Overall Rating
4 / 5
Story Rating
4 / 5
Character Rating
4 / 5
Narrator Rating
3.5 / 5
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15 responses to “Audiobook Review: Magic Steals by Ilona Andrews

    • I just fast forward. I am not sure there is an easier way. Luckily they tend to be listed in order so I know about where to land. I just kind of guess at how long they are though so that number up there isn’t accurate.

  1. Yes..I feel you. Every time a new release of an audio series is announced I hold my breath waiting to see if the narrator is the same..because I do become attached and hear their voice

    • YES! I understand in anthologies that they probably go with the narrator that is for the main story (aka this one was Nalini’s) but it so just did not work for me.

  2. I know exactly what you mean! I felt the same way about this one too. I also quit listening to the Morganville Vampire series ( a favourite of mine) when they switched narrators, which happens to be Angela Dawe…LOl
    I love her work, but I just couldn’t get into her narration after having listened to Cynthia Holloway narrate 11 books in the series, regardless of Angelas’ better skill narration.

    • Same here with that series too. Poor Angela–though honestly she started doing the Julie Ann Walker series on the last book and she was way better than the original narrator so I didn’t have a problem with that one LOL


  3. Hmm I don’t know if I could listen to this because the change in narrator would bother me as I am so used to Renee. No desire to listen to the rest of the book?

    • I haven’t read the rest of the series so I am keeping because 2 of the series are on my to try list. I am not a huge fan of novellas/anthologies (I need to know the characters for them to work for me) so I decided against trying them.

  4. I am not a huge fan of in-between-full-length-novels novella reading (unless they are my absolutely FAVORITE author) but I will say I did read a couple of Andrews’ freebies. I need to go back over these books because I want to read the newest book out, but time gets away from me *sigh*

    • I like that she uses her novellas with characters we already know and love. She doesn’t try to introduce new characters that way. Also, you don’t have to read them (other than Gunmetal Magic which is really a full length book numbered as a novella) but they are fun for Jim/Dali stories πŸ™‚