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Download A Local Habitation: An October Daye Novel Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,444 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Seanan McGuire Narrator: Mary Robinette Kowal Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2010 ISBN:
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October Toby Daye is a changeling, the daughter of Amandine of the fae and a mortal man. Like her mother, she is gifted in blood magic, able to read what has happened to a person through a mere taste of blood.

Half-human, half-fae, outsiders from birth, most changelings are second-class children of Faerie, spending their lives fighting for the respect of their immortal relations. Toby is the only changeling who has earned knighthood, and she re-earns that position every day, undertaking assignments for her liege, Sylvester, the Duke of the Shadowed Hills.

Now Sylvester has asked her to go to the County of Tamed Lightning - otherwise known as Fremont, California - to make sure that all is well with his niece, Countess January O'Leary, whom he has not been able to contact. It seems like a simple enough assignment - but when dealing with the realm of Faerie, nothing is ever as simple as it seems.

January runs a company that produces computer fantasy games, and her domain is a buffer between Sylvester's realm and a rival duchy whose ruler is looking for an opportunity to seize control. And that is the least of January's problems. For Tamed Lightning has somehow been cut off from the other domains, and now someone has begun to murder January's key people. If Toby can't find and stop the killer soon, she may well become the next victim.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Louizzza | 2/10/2014

    " Toby must be terrible at cludo "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Biblophile | 1/30/2014

    " I just couldn't get into this one. Tried several times and didn't like the writing or the main character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kira | 1/29/2014

    " the plot dragged on a bit, with a few obvious twists but i still really like the characters and had trouble putting it down "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 1/23/2014

    " This was a fun read but I was a little disappointed because I knew who the "bad guy" was pretty much immediately. There was a slight plot twist that I didn't expect and the story was still good though. I love the sarcastic dialogue in this series, it is surprising, funny, and witty. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kez | 1/21/2014

    " I found this book a lot harder to get into than the first one. I'm not sure why precisely but I am glad I slogged it out because once the plot got going I was hooked again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annie | 1/20/2014

    " Very fun read! This is definitely picking up the mantle of Dresden Files during the wait for the next book. It's the first series I've delved into since starting Dresden that's really managed to get the serious vs. sarcastic balance down. I am absolutely looking forward to starting #3 in the series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 J.M. Klees | 1/20/2014

    " This one was a nice departure from straight up urban fantasy. It was a bit of a cross between a locked-room mystery and a bottle episode; I'd compare it to And Then There Were None. Toby goes to find out why her liege's niece has dropped out of contact and ends up trapped with a bunch of crazy fae engineers in an odd building complex where people keep dying. The number of victims/possible suspects keeps dwindling, no one is coming to the rescue due to politics and the pressure keeps ratcheting up. The ending is sad all around and Quentin does a lot of growing up. Toby starts to realize that she's just predisposed to being a hero, her dislike of pain and bloodshed notwithstanding. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ryan Chambers | 12/29/2013

    " I liked it. Boomf. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 sj | 11/8/2013

    " More meh, just like the first one. Some parts were interesting, but for the most part it was just blahblahblah, repetitive sentence structure. It felt like this should have been one volume with the first one, in that they both read like first attempt/rough drafts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 11/6/2013

    " The book wasn't as good as the first. While the characters continue to be engrossing and all but demand your attention the storyline in this novel tend to be predictible for the most part. A few minor twist and the character of April do however make it still a very good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 8/9/2013

    " Crazy technologically inclined faeries, a (young) dryad who lives in a computer server, and a bunch of dead bodies, I'm enjoying the October Daye books! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathryn | 6/11/2013

    " I liked it, but not as much as the first. I have yet to read the next one. So little time...sigh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Xander | 1/26/2013

    " An interesting direction from the first in the series. Not at all what I expected, but the events in this novel are important to the ongoing series. Not my favorite, but still an excellent book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori Whitwam | 12/28/2012

    " A strong second in the series, maybe a bit better than the first. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Raven | 5/29/2012

    " I really liked this too, I can't wait to read An Artificial Night!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 1/24/2012

    " It was a good book with twisits and turns you really didn't see coming. I can't waiti to get the 3rd book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Schelle | 10/11/2011

    " Definite 3.5 "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elisabeth | 5/17/2011

    " I give up on this series. It is a neat premise but I can't get into the writing style. Faerie stories mixed with urban fantasy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aurora | 4/11/2011

    " loved the cyber meets fairy concept, Poor toby always on the verge...interesting plot building strange twist...I like it, I like it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Norma | 3/16/2011

    " Fast paced and hard to put down. A heroine with some serious personal issues and the need to do what's right even if it kills her. The author's use of Celtic mythology and folk tales is central to the story and well done. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 3/5/2011

    " Not as good as book # 1, but still entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Geoff | 3/1/2011

    " I was originally planning on maybe alternating between these and Peter Hamilton's Void trilogy, but I liked this book so much I went right to the next in this series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathryn | 3/1/2011

    " I liked it, but not as much as the first. I have yet to read the next one. So little time...sigh. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 kate | 2/24/2011

    " By the end of the book, I was just reading it to finish it. :( "

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About the Author
Author Seanan McGuire

Mira Grant—pseudonym of Seanan McGuire—is the winner of a 2010 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. She is the author of Deadline, Blackout, Feed, and Countdown, all part of the Newsflesh series. She lives in California.

About the Narrator

Mary Robinette Kowal was the 2008 recipient of the Campbell Award for Best New Writer and a Hugo nominee for her story “Evil Robot Monkey.” She is an active member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and currently serves on the board of directors. A professional puppeteer and voice actor, she grew up in North Carolina and spent five years touring nationally with puppet theaters. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband Rob and nine manual typewriters.