Regular price: $24.95

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free.
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price.
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love.
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Buy Now for $24.95

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Add to Library for $0.00

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

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.

©1987, 2010 Hedgehog Inc (P)2014 Hedgehog Inc
Show More Show Less

Critic Reviews

"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)
Show More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
5 out of 5 stars
By sherry on 10-04-17

Remarkable!

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.

Read More Hide me

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Sundancer on 02-21-15

A little too odd

Really excellent narration but very off-the-wall story. Not at all what I expected and I had a really hard time getting a hold of this book.

Read More Hide me

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

See all Reviews

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
5 out of 5 stars
By Kristin on 02-13-15

Another wonderful combination!

Perfect writing and the best ever narration. This is my tenth LK and NB AUDIBLE with only two to go; I will have to go back to the beginning and start again.

Read More Hide me

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Caz on 12-28-14

More Magic from Kinsale and Boulton

Would you consider the audio edition of Uncertain Magic to be better than the print version?

I haven't read the book, but I think anything read by Nicholas Boulton is guaranteed to be better than in print!

What does Nicholas Boulton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

His performance is incredible. There are a large number of secondary characters in the story, all of whom are skilfully delineated, and when it comes to the central characters, he really gets into their heads and under their skins; he understands them and conveys that understanding to the listener brilliantly. It's not that I dislike making my own character judgements and opinions when I read a book, but having such an accomplished actor narrating the story brings the characters so vibrantly to life that it's a truly wonderful listening experience.

Any additional comments?

Incredibly, this was Laura Kinsale's début novel. The writing is rich and layered, and her incorporation of supernatural elements was unusual for the time (1987) - but she has once again created a couple of compelling protagonists (if you like tortured heroes, you'll LOVE Iveragh!) and a wonderfully complex story.

Read More Hide me

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

See all Reviews

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
3 out of 5 stars
By Naomi Brewster on 03-08-15

excellent

I've read some rather disparaging reviews of this book - mainly focused I think on the 'magical' narrative of this tale - I enjoyed it however. It is not my favourite of Laura Kinsale's but it was still very readable. Nicholas Bolton is as awesome as ever :)

Read More Hide me

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

See all Reviews