The Wizard of Dark Street : Oona Crate Mystery

  • by Shawn Thomas Odyssey
  • Narrated by Shawn Thomas Odyssey
  • Series: Oona Crate Mystery
  • 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A 2012 Edgar Award nominee and a 2011 Agatha Award Nominee
Oona Crate was born to be the Wizard's apprentice, but she has another destiny in mind.
Despite possessing the rare gift of natural magic, Oona wants to be a detective. Eager for a case, she wants to show her uncle - the Wizard of Dark Street - that logic is as powerful as magic. But when someone attacks the Wizard, Oona must delve even deeper into the world of magic.
Full of magic, odd characters, evil henchmen, and a street where nothing is normal, The Wizard of Dark Street will have you guessing until the very end.


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A fun read, entertaining and for all ages

Although the intended audience for this book is for the YA market I found it a fun read, entertaining and interesting enough to hold my attention from start to finish and I'm in my early 60's

Oona is an incredibly likeable and well rounded character, as is Deacon her enchanted raven sidekick, some of the other characters are less rounded however and whilst it does not spoil the overall story it would help flesh out this fantasy world if some of the other characters had a bit more depth behind them. That is not to say that it is in anyway hard to find your self becoming immersed in the fantasy world of Dark Street as it stands.

I am normally wary of books narrated by the author but I found his narration to be well suited to the story and will definitely listen to more of this series.

The only qualm I had with the story was that 12 year old children were expected to sign contracts that in this universe were legally binding and that Oona seems much older than her 12 years . . . but these did not detract from my enjoyment of this book.

Frankly i did not expect to enjoy it as much as I did . . .

I would recommend this to the young and young at heart that love fantasy and or mystery


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- Captain Skurvy

Agatha Christie in a Harry Potter World

Oona Crate is a natural magician and the magician's apprentice, living in Dark Street, a divorced part of the land of Faerie. The magician, her uncle is the guardian of the gate between the land of Faerie and the real world. But what happens if a lot of dresses gets stolen from the boutique in Dark Street and culminates in the abduction or maybe murder of her uncle through magical means?

Oona, who have just relinquished her position as the magician's apprentice, are given a chance to solve the mystery in true Agatha Christie style. Oona gets a chance to be a real detective.

Shawn Thomas Odyssey applies the old recipe of a murder mystery to the fantasy drama. In the end the question is if you as listener can figure out who is the criminal. It is almost as if you are playing Cluedo using Audible. The surprises in the end are few, but the idea is intriguing. Furthermore, it must be said that the book probably has a adolescent reader and listenership in the eye.

Shawn Thomas Odyssey does a marvellous job when reading his book.

If you have read all your Agatha Christie mysteries and yearns for more, don't fear Oona Crate is here!

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- Jacobus

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-27-2012
  • Publisher: Shawn Thomas Odyssey Enterprises