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By sherry on 10-04-17
With the pairing of author and narrator, this book comes alive. Since I cannot tell the ending, I simply say that it is riveting. Wonderful to hear such compelling words. And this is not my first reading. This story is one that you can save and listen to, over and over. Well done, Audible.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 01-13-15
Seems Like Laura Kinsale Had A Bad Day.
For those of you who read my reviews - you know I love Laura Kinsale's Books. Whenever one of her books comes to Audible I have to listen. I was anticipating her usual greatness for this book but I have to agree with Cam and say its not my cup of tea either.
It wasn't a total loss though. I'm convinced that LK,, even in her worst day, couldn't ever write a total dud. This book did have a good character development, story, mystery, and Nicholas Boulton narrating. I've always said he could make an okay book even better and this is proof.
If this one goes on sale give it a try. My advise for now: Listen to LK's other books and enjoy!
21 of 29 people found this review helpful
By Cam on 01-01-15
I hate to say this, but NOT one of her best!!!
I LOVE LK so this is extra painful to admit. This supernatural story was out there. Weird and uncomfortable and yet very imaginative. I like supernatural except in this story it really did not work for me although LK did a fabulous job dragging me into her thoughts to the point I could imagine being there even at that strange dance in the ruins of his family home. I found the ending a bit abrupt too when I would have liked to know a little more beyond where the story stopped. I don't know how to explain it except that I felt weird reading this book. When I saw the 3's for the first 10 or so reader ratings, I thought they must be mad. How can that be for a LK book? Then I began reading it and for the first third I thought the book was great until it wasn't. For a Lady to live like nomads and work that hard to rebuild his family home lost to fire when they had so much money to hire an army was ridiculous. SAD to say but I really will never re-read this book. Not my cup of tea at all.
NB was however AMAZING as usual. He can give characters life and each one their own voice. Such a talented actor!
16 of 22 people found this review helpful
By anne on 03-13-15
What Was She Smokin'?
I have read all the author's books on audio (except those set in the middle ages as I don't like that period). I've loved all of them, but this one. They've all followed a scenario of two slightly damaged people who manage to overcome the odds, fall in love, and have a future together. This couple seemed to follow that mode at first, then it veered off into airy fairy land with telepathy and visitations of odd other worldly creatures. Several times, I asked myself "where is she going with this?". Even the plotting seemed uneven and uncertain. I still love the narrator, but the story lacked Kinsale's usual tight control of her plot and characters.
15 of 22 people found this review helpful
By Dennis on 12-28-14
An intersting story that keeps up the mystery
If you could sum up Uncertain Magic in three words, what would they be?
Uncertain Magic Lovestory
What other book might you compare Uncertain Magic to and why?
I honestly haven't read one close to the story line of this unique tale
What does Nicholas Boulton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Mr Boulton is a true professional who brings life to the varied characters and I look forward to listening to more of his works
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
An Uncertain Magic Lovestory
Any additional comments?
I rarely listen to books by female authors because most have female readers and I can't hear them very well, Female authors write great books and it is my lost I should read more of their books, with male readers.
12 of 19 people found this review helpful