Magic Lost, Trouble Found : Raine Benares

  • by Lisa Shearin
  • Narrated by Eileen Stevens
  • Series: Raine Benares
  • 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Raine is a sorceress of moderate powers, from an extended family of smugglers and thieves. With a mix of street smarts and magic spells, she can usually take care of herself. But when her friend Quentin, a no-quite-reformed thief, steals and amulet from the home of a powerful necromancer, Raine finds herself wrapped up in more trouble than she cares for. She likes attention as much as the next girl, but having an army of militant goblins hunting her down is not her idea of a good time. The amulet they're after holds limitless power, derived from an ancient, soul-stealing stone. And when Raine takes possession of the item, it takes possession of her.
Now her moderate powers are increasing beyond anything she could imagine - but is the resumé enchancement worth her soul?


What the Critics Say

"Lisa Shearin has the potential to become the Janet Evanovich of fantasy. She writes with a fun, unpretentious style, and she has mastered writing with humor.” (SFF World)
“Edgy and fascinating….This tough and feisty woman kicks butt.” (Romantic Times)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Great story, substandard narration.

There is a rhythm and a beat to a well written, first person, story. Lisa Shearin feels it, Raine Benars has it. Unfortunately for the listener, Eileen Stevens has neither; at least not in this first installment of the series.

This is a happening story. It's fun, fast, believable, and full of magical mayhem of the highest caliber. Raine Benars, elf, is a street kid at heart. She has high standards, but they may not always reflect those of her society. She finds things for a living. Some of the things she finds may or may not be considered legally lost...

In this story she starts out with the best of intentions and, through a series of events which are completely beyond her control, ends up the center of attention in a wild magical quest which drags her through the lowest of the low to the highest levels her society can offer - and she manages to fit in perfectly at every turn. If you are ready for fun, this is the perfect series for it.

This story rates 4 stars. Unfortunately, the narration doesn't.
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- M. Eglestone

Decent Story

The Story/plot was pretty good, however the narration wasn't. I had to rewind several times as the monotonous tone of the reader had me drifting. The lack of inflection, and rise and fall of voice had me falling asleep several times. Get someone else to read this series as I believe it is a decent one. In my opinion buy the book.
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- Maria "To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-06-2010
  • Publisher: Audible Studios