Uncertain Magic

  • by Laura Kinsale
  • Narrated by Nicholas Boulton
  • 13 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

As a lovely heiress, Roderica Delamore should be a prize catch--except for her shameful secret. She has the ability to hear the thoughts of those around her. Even her family and close friends can't hide from her strange gift. Knowing that she can never marry, for no man could bear it, Roddy still longs hopelessly for a family of her own. Until she meets the man she's been waiting for--the Earl of Iveragh, a mysterious Irish aristocrat whose thoughts are entirely closed to her.
The impoverished Devil Earl is damned in society by dark rumor and innuendo, and, for all she knows, he could be a liar, a rogue, or much, much worse. But Roddy must dance with him at midnight on All Hallows Eve, and entrust her life--and her heart--to a riveting stranger, called by his torment into the faerie mists to discover what she most fears about herself and her own magic.

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What the Critics Say

"A whole new style of historical romance. Beautifully written... a definite must-read." (The Long and Short of It Reviews)
"Kinsale weaves fey magic into a tale of love, political unrest, and loss, and delivers some riveting plot twists." (Rundpinne)

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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!

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- 🇺🇸🍁DARA

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!
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- Cam

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-12-2014
  • Publisher: Hedgehog Inc