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3.00029510514225 out of 53.00029510514225 out of 53.00029510514225 out of 53.00029510514225 out of 53.00029510514225 out of 5 3.00 (5,659 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Devon Monk Narrator: Emily Durante Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Allie Beckstrom Series Release Date: June 2011 ISBN: 9781452673073
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Everything has a cost. And every act of magic exacts a price from its user-maybe a two-day migraine, or losing the memory of your first kiss. But some people want to use magic without paying, and they Offload the cost onto innocents. When that happens, it falls to a Hound to identify the spell's caster-and Allison Beckstrom is the best there is. Daughter of a prominent Portland businessman, Allie would rather moonlight as a Hound than accept the family fortune-and the strings that come with it. But when she discovers a little boy dying from a magic Offload that has her father's signature all over it, Allie is thrown into the high-stakes world of corporate espionage and black magic. Now Allie's out for the truth-and she must call upon forces that will challenge everything she knows, change her in ways she could never imagine, and make her capable of things that powerful people will do anything to control. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Allie’s internal and external struggles are brilliantly and tightly written, creating a multifaceted character who will surprise, amuse, amaze, and absorb [listeners].”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Loved it. Fiendishly original.”

    Patricia Briggs, author of the Mercy Thompson urban fantasy series

  • Allie's internal and external struggles are brilliantly and tightly written, creating a multifaceted character who will surprise, amuse, amaze and absorb [listeners]. Publishers Weekly Starred Review
  • “Monk’s writing is addictive and the only cure is more, more, more.”

    Rachel Vincent, author of the Shifters series

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tess | 2/5/2014

    " Read this on holiday, nothing too heavy. I enjoyed the new spin the author put on the nature and origin of magic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Briana | 1/22/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book and looking forward to the rest of the series. I love Allie's attitude and approach to life. I also like that when she's in pain, she's in pain! Not like some other books where the characters are near dead and yet strolling down the street as if everything is fine. Also looking forward to reading more about her and Zay. Promising read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber Humphries | 1/6/2014

    " Really enjoyed this book. Captured my interest and held it throughout and am excited to read the rest of the series. Very unique take on magic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kayleen | 12/12/2013

    " I liked it, but was a little disappointed. Will read more of the series, think it will get a lot better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 12/8/2013

    " THis was a difficult book to get into at first, not because it was poorly written - but because the main character is brain damaged. But, don't let that disuade you from tackling this book. Because once you catch-on to the plot it's a fun ride. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 11/28/2013

    " Really enjoyed this but have held off on reading more in the series... savoring! :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bridget | 10/28/2013

    " Really liked this book. Great characters and story. Definitely going to be reading the rest of Monk's series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin | 10/24/2013

    " Read from 4/25 to 4/27. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tatyanna Rose | 9/27/2013

    " Awesome start to a terrific series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carmen | 3/4/2013

    " An entertaining summer read. Good enough that I bought the second book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 3/1/2013

    " Really good. Can't wait to see what happens in the second book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Manda | 1/20/2013

    " Im not normally into magic/witches etc. But this book made an expception to that! Magic is stored within the city and can be drawn to be used. But magic always demands a price! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Derek | 11/17/2012

    " Fun, hot, Portland, cool magic system. Worthy of a more complete review, for sure! I'm looking forward to the rest of the series to see how Allie and what's-his-name move along... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cait | 3/22/2012

    " I did not like the main character. I liked some of the ideas in the book though, so I am glad that I read it, but I won't read it again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cody | 3/8/2012

    " book was slow bit it finally got good.towards the end, and i have a feeling the second one will be much better if i choose to read it "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patty | 3/6/2012

    " Started out slow...but guess had to build up the world and back story...but I got hooked. Goning to read next in series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leigh | 11/27/2011

    " I was reading something else and it was just too sweet and too serious for the mood that I was in. This fit the bill perfectly. Its steamy and full of action. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Siobhan | 6/18/2011

    " Kind of a slow start, and at dirt I found the heroine whiny. Author tries too hard with some of the tough-girl dialogue. But I was intrigued by the rules of magic and the Zay character, so I'll keep reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie | 5/27/2011

    " It wasn't exactly what I was expecting when I read the blurb and it took me a minute to get into it, but I enjoyed this and I will definitely be reading the rest of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gina | 5/13/2011

    " I liked it-but I'm having trouble hanging out with a heroine who keeps losing her memory...I have 7 more of these to read-is she gonna be amnesia girl in all of them?

    Sidenote: this book makes you crave mint chocolate ice cream!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maryann | 4/22/2011

    " I didn't like this at first, not the concept nor the main character. I set it aside but came back to it. Glad I did. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 4/1/2011

    " 1st in Allie Beckstrom series, really good! "

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About the Author
Author Devon Monk

Devon Monk is the author of the Allie Beckstrom, Age of Steam, and House Immortal series. She has sold over fifty short stories to fantasy, science fiction, horror, humor, and young adult magazines and anthologies, and her stories have been included in a Year’s Best Fantasy anthology. She lives in Oregon with her family.

About the Narrator

Emily Durante’s recent performance credits on the East Coast include commercial and industrial voice work and a multitude of audiobook narrations. She has also directed audiobooks, including the Earphones Award–winning performance of Heaven’s Keep narrated by Buck Schirner. Emily resides in the Philadelphia area with her husband and two young boys.