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3.14 out of 53.14 out of 53.14 out of 53.14 out of 53.14 out of 5 3.14 (29 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laura Anne Gilman Narrator: Emma Woodbine Publisher: Harlequin Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN:
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It starts as a simple job - but simple jobs, when you're dealing with the magical world, often end up anything but.

As a Retriever, Wren Valere specializes in finding things gone missing - and then bringing them back, no questions asked. Normally her job is stimulating, challenging and only a little bit dangerous. But every once in a while....

Case in point: A cornerstone containing a spell is stolen and there's a magical complication. (Isn't there always?) Wren's unique abilities aren't enough to lay this particular case to rest, so she turns to some friends: a demon (minor), a mage who has lost his mind, and a few others, including Sergei, her business partner (and maybe a bit more?).

Sometimes what a woman has to do to get the job done is enough to give even Wren nightmares.... Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Toni | 2/20/2014

    " Staying Dead, the first of The Retreivers novels by Laura Anne Gliman sets up the story line for the series and introduces us to Wren and Sergi the Heroine and Hero. It had lots of action with some romance between her Heroine and Hero. Anyone who enjoys magic and adventlure would enjoy this book. I also think that they would enjoy the romance between the two main characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley Kannenberg | 2/18/2014

    " good book can't wait for more loved all the twist and turns the story took left with one question though did they discuss their relationship status or are they just going with the flow "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurie Bongiorno | 2/17/2014

    " This book, while good, seems to be very disjointed in flow at times. All of a sudden someone else is speaking/thinking, often a new character, and it takes awhile to figure out who it is or when they changed speakers. I do like the new paranormal concept and the characters. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Michelle | 2/13/2014

    " only read 1/2, urb fant 1st Retreivers, not compelling "

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

    " 3 stars. the world's a bit different from the usual. it's competently written. the most vital characters were also the most minor, though, which seemed a bit odd. i'll keep it, and even buy the next installment, on the strength of that bit of different. but it needs more than it's got to earn a recommendation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kateri | 1/30/2014

    " I enjoyed this book, and the new and interesting take on magic. I could have done with a little less "mystery", though. There were so many hints and unknowns in the beginning that I kept forgetting who was who and what belonged to which organization. Still, looking forward to reading the next one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nina | 1/24/2014

    " The reason I gave this book a 3, which I don't like doing, is because I felt like I had missed a lot of information in reading this book. Maybe I'm being harsh, but the author seemed to write her characters as if she had just written 14 pages for the book and only kept 2 for us to read. I felt like so much was being told, but none of the information was there, and I was missing so much. Then at some points in the book, the author was playing catch up to get us up to speed, I was getting too much information. There were some aspects, the ideas, that I liked, but not enough to read more of the series. I was disappointed in the first book. "

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

    " Well written with characters I care about. Plus at least one incidental who steals the show (P.B.). Book#2 may just have jumped up my TBR list :) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Natalia | 1/18/2014

    " Just can't get into it. Narration on addible makes it even worse. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trish | 1/17/2014

    " I love magic spinners...especially when they are based in mondern times "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Camilla | 1/8/2014

    " Cute, fun. Nothing deep or earthshattering, but decent plot structure and good characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessie | 1/2/2014

    " Not bad. Very different from the Plum novels, that's for sure. The plot took longer to get going and she had a habit of not describing anything until pages or chapters later, but I like the characters and her magic system is very interesting. I'll definitely read on to know where it goes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scifinut | 1/2/2014

    " I really hope she writes another story to continue this line. It was so good! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolyn Thompson | 12/21/2013

    " "Curse The Dark" and "Bring it on" are part of the this trilogy and I read all three but another one coming out. Good Sci-fi with romance tossed in...interesting take on the use of electricity as a'power'. She is a reluctant user, likes her privacy, sometimes sharp and caustic-makes her interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katrina Michaels | 12/15/2013

    " An interesting fresh take on the concept of magic. A 'talent' and her associate get involved with the wrong client and things go from bad to worse pretty quick. A good interesting read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Celia | 10/26/2013

    " I read the first one, and started the second, and I really quite liked it overall except I wanted to spork my eyes out over the use of a sans serif font. It was seriously painful to read at times, and distressingly hard to get into the story and stay there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah (LuigiGirlNZ) | 6/5/2013

    " Really enjoyed this book. It flowed a lot smoother than Hard Magic. I will be reading the next in this series for sure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Holly Booms Walsh | 3/3/2013

    " Light on the fae (fatae in this book), heavy on the secret society/thriller action, and magic is called "current" and works similarly to electricity. Interesting, if a bit predictable. The main characters are pretty standard archetypes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen Ireland-Phillips | 11/5/2012

    " This series is well written (in contract to the Michelle Hauf book also published by Luna) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 mandy | 4/22/2012

    " There was nothing that really sparked my imagination in this read and it was a struggle to get through. I didn't feel any chemistry, and the writing felt like I was just reading it, not living it along with the characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Theresa | 2/27/2012

    " The writing felt a little flat, like a police procedural, but I enjoyed the world and the setup for future adventures, so ill see where it goes. "

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

    " This book, while good, seems to be very disjointed in flow at times. All of a sudden someone else is speaking/thinking, often a new character, and it takes awhile to figure out who it is or when they changed speakers. I do like the new paranormal concept and the characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessie | 1/22/2011

    " Not bad. Very different from the Plum novels, that's for sure. The plot took longer to get going and she had a habit of not describing anything until pages or chapters later, but I like the characters and her magic system is very interesting. I'll definitely read on to know where it goes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denise | 1/17/2011

    " This was a wonderful read. I was fascinated by the whole concept of "Current" and Laura's take on the paranormal world. Wren Valerie is a delightful character and the whole series has me hooked. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beatrice | 12/6/2010

    " Great story, writing a bit eh. Confusing at the beginning--I had no idea what was going on. Only took 10-15 pages to smooth out, though. I would totally recommend muddling through those pages--what's on the other side is awesome! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 10/18/2010

    " some language, but pretty clean. kind of jim butcher-ish. lots of talk and not quite enough action, but i liked it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kerri | 9/3/2010

    " didn't finish...just could not get into this book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lemonitsa | 8/1/2010

    " August 01/10 -- Chapter 10 --
    August 05/10 -- Chapter 14 --
    August 06/10 -- Chapter 17 --
    August 09/10 -- Finished --

    I like this series so far. Will get book 2 this week. :) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Natalia | 6/16/2010

    " Just can't get into it. Narration on addible makes it even worse. "

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About the Author
Author Laura Anne Gilman

Laura Anne Gilman is the author of the popular Cosa Nostradamus novels, the Nebula award-nominated Vineart War trilogy, and the Portals duology, in addition to other works of short fiction from many fine publishers. She has dipped her pen into the mystery field as well, writing the Gin & Tonic series as L. A. Kornetsky. She lives in New York City where she also runs d.y.m.k. productions, an editorial service company.