Street Magic

  • by Caitlin Kittredge
  • Narrated by Terry Donnelly
  • 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Her name is Pete Caldecott. She was just 16 when she met Jack Winter, a gorgeous, larger-than-life mage who thrilled her with his witchcraft. Then a spirit Jack summoned killed him before Pete's eyes -or so she thought. Now a detective, Pete is investigating the case of a young girl kidnapped from the streets of London. A tipster's chilling prediction has led police directly to the child, but when Pete meets the informant, she's shocked to learn he is none other than Jack. Strung out on heroin, Jack is a shadow of his former self. But he's able to tell Pete exactly where Bridget's kidnappers are hiding: in the supernatural shadow-world of the fey. Even though she's spent years disavowing the supernatural, Pete follows Jack into the invisible fey underworld, where she hopes to discover the truth about what happened to Bridget - and what happened to Jack on that dark day so long ago.


What the Critics Say

"Kittredge knows how to create a believable world, and her fans will enjoy the mix of magic and city grit." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

could be better

i was really disappointed with the narration. the story was okay but the constant whining of "jaaaaaack!"really did my head in! it distracted from the story line and Pete Caldecott's portrayal by the narrator as a whiny (and slightly stupid) female cop did the book no favours.
i unfortunately bought books 1 and 2 and can't physically bring myself to listen to book 2 now.
It's times like these i wish i'd actuallu read the reviews before buying the audiobook!
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- A. Sunmonu "avid reader"

Gets better towards the end, but never takes off.

I found the characters of this book to be oddly soulless. Even at the end of the book, I still felt like I hardly knew both main characters. I didn't feel any chemistry between them - their interactions seem to consist mostly of being annoyed at each other or Jack asking Pete to run away and leave him to his fate - while Pete is whining "Jaaaaack!" and insisting on staying.

Which brings me to the second biggest issue; the narrator is portraying Pete in a whispery, high-pitched, whiny voice that totally makes her sound like that faint-ready damsel in distress that she proclaims she's not. The whiny "Jaaaack!"s get old pretty fast, and there are MANY of them. I haven't minded any of audibles narrators before, but this one certainly did the book no favors.

The story isn't too captivating. Although the classic story of bogeymen stealing the poor children DOES have a few interesting sidetracks, it's a bit too predictable and never really gains speed.

The book ends with a lot of potential for the sequel, but unfortunately I find I'm not really interested in finding out what happens next.
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- Anumet

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-13-2010
  • Publisher: Audible Studios