Carousel Tides : Archer's Beach

  • by Sharon Lee
  • Narrated by Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Series: Archer's Beach
  • 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Kate Archer returns home in search of her missing grandmother, Bonny, and to serve as guardian of the town's amusement park until her return… only the carousel animals are really exiles from the faerie world. And not the nice kind of exiles either - no, these are hardened criminals.
While trying to sort out her new role, Kate gets on the wrong side of the neighboring drug smuggler, who decides she's in the way. And, finally, the startling news comes that Grandmother Bonny's disappearance may have had something to do with Kate's long-missing mother....


What the Critics Say

"A tourist town in Maine hosts a war of faerie magic in this engaging urban fantasy.... Lee brings [the] disparate subplots together in a pyrotechnic finale that plays out magically behind the ordinary facade of smalltown Maine life." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

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Good Narrator, Good Book

This book is narrated by Elisabeth Rodgers who is a new-to-me reader; however, I did enjoy the voice she gave to this fantasy novel with a hint of an accent that lent verisimilitude to the narration. I'll be watching for her name in the future.

As for the book itself, I enjoyed it-- a lot. Lee deals delicately with the issue of abuse while not minimizing its impact on the survivor. Her heroine, Kate Archer, shows growth through the narrative as she learns to pick up responsibilities and discard past baggage. I particularly liked the fact that although there is a thread of romance, emotions are not used as a solve-everything panacea. Lee's use of faery and magic combines both traditional fairy tale tropes and contemporary issues.

I checked Lee's website and noted that there may be at least one future book set at Archer's Beach-- I certainly hope so.

Conclusion? Way better than average borderlands (the border of the mundane world and the world of magic) story with a strong, fresh narrator when it comes to the audio version.
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- Rose

Liked it a lot

This was a good one, with lots of attention to plot and romance, but no pages-long boring sex scenes. I really liked the narrator when she forgot she was trying to sound like a local, although as a life long New Englander, I never heard an accent quite like that.
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- Ruth

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-02-2010
  • Publisher: Audible Studios