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The Baine Chronicles Series, Books 1-3

Burned by Magic, Bound by Magic, Hunted by Magic
Auteur(s): Jasmine Walt
Narrateur(s): Laurel Schroeder
Durée: 20 h et 23 min
5 out of 5 stars (1 évaluation)
Prix: CDN$ 40,26
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Description

The first three books in this action-packed, wildly original fantasy series by New York Times bestselling author Jasmine Walt.

This kick-ass urban fantasy series has been compared to books by Ilona Andrews, Patricia Briggs, Karen Marie Moning, and more. You're sure to enjoy it if you like spunky heroines, kick-ass fight scenes, wild new worlds, and sizzling, slow-building romance.

Book One: Burned by Magic

Book Two: Bound by Magic

Book Three: Hunted by Magic

©2015, 2016 Jasmine Walt (P)2016 Jasmine Walt

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  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Life's A Beach
  • 2016-12-25

Decent YA light read, but no Patricia Briggs

Any additional comments?

Books 1-3 are enjoyable as a light read for a teen audience. For adults, they lack depth and sophistication of plot and character.

I love urban fantasy and enjoyed the world building in these books. There are some fun, original ideas. The main character is at times likable and other times immature, bratty and entitled. She wants to be respected but doesn't give respect. But mainly, I found her to be unconvincing as an enforcer or a panther/shifter. There are much more believable characters and more exciting fight scenes in Patricia Briggs Mercy Thompson series, Faith Hunter's Jane Yellowrock series and Mark Henwick's Bite Back series.

Narrator did a decent job but needs to slow down a bit.

Overall, the books are well written and flow well. I would give them more stars if they were more developed and the main character was more believable in her role.

13 personnes sur 13 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Matthew Deyo
  • 2017-01-04

It keeps getting better.

I was frustrated in book 1 by some aspects of the character but intrigued by the story and cast, however by the end of book 3 I was checking the number of chapters left cursing that there wasn't more. I keep wanting more of Sunaia Baine!

8 personnes sur 8 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    3 out of 5 stars
  • christa
  • 2017-01-05

20 hours....worth the credit!!!

Although the reviews for this book were mixed I decided to try it out. I love it when they lump books together that are short and you get it for one credit as sometimes there are stories I would like to listen to put less than 7 or 8 hours is not worth the credit for me. Now, the book. I would have to agree with one of the reviews I read about the teenage attitude Baine has. She whines and complains and has child like behavior in the wrong settings. She has no respect for others and is rude to people who are trying to help her when it would be best to be respectful. This did become very annoying by the end of the 20 hours. The book was ok and the story was different and entertaining. There is not a suspense building aspect to the book, there are no big exciting scenes, but it does hold your attention ok. The narrator did a great job and made the story believable. You could tell the different characters easily. I would say if you are in between your favorite series and need something to pass the time this will do a good job.

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  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • haunted one
  • 2016-12-24

Finally...a kiss!

I can say that I am thrilled the story had made progress in this third book. Not only do we experience more movement from the resistance but a kiss from our main characters. Not only and kiss but open admittance of feelings.

This book moved at a more rapid pace with a lot of action taking place. The ending of course left the opening for the next book and o am thoroughly invested in the story now.

3 personnes sur 3 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    1 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
  • Lee
  • 2017-03-23

Could have been good...

What disappointed you about The Baine Chronicles Series, Books 1-3?

The first book started promisingly, but as the story progressed, the lead character became more and more unlikeable as the author tried to make her tough and strong, but only succeeded in making her sound rude and objectionable. As this happened, the story became disjointed, as the character unbelievably bullied her way through the story.

What could Jasmine Walt have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Write the lead character more believably - being tough does not equate to bullying and rudeness at every turn. We were supposed to believe this woman was an experienced investigator and enforcer, but her character as she was written did not match her back story. She behaved like a spoilt 13 year old.

How could the performance have been better?

I feel a bit sorry for the performer. The writing style was slightly staccato, with short clipped sentences, which had to effect the performance

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The storyline was promising. The character other than the lead were better, and the world the author created was good.

Any additional comments?

I bought books 1-3 and listened to about 25% of the first book before giving up. I don't know if the books improved as the series went on, I hope they did, but I won't be giving it a try.

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    2 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
  • BikeVON
  • 2017-02-04

Nothing original!

The book has potential. I found Sunaya Baine to obstinate and self-centered to enjoy. She had spent 24 years hiding. When he is found, she is so blinded by her preconception of mages she does not/cannot accept a gesture of amnesty.

She is combative when she feels someone is giving her something. She is insulted if she feels someone is making an allowance. She does not listen and will run headlong into trouble causing an inconvenience to others. Instead of being grateful, she becomes belligerent. She feels she could have gotten out of the trouble by herself. Even though her cause is just, Sunaya has the infuriating and uncompromising attitude that she is always right. So, she runs around likes a bull in a chain shop, putting others and herself in jeopardy.

There is then the constant battle between the fractions of mages, shifters, and humans. Much of the conflict centers on each fraction’s unwillingness to listen to each other. The reader is then subjected to the arduous plot line of the fractions being manipulated by an outside party. Sunaya Baine, is running helter-skelter trying to justify when and why her support should be given to any fraction.

If that is not enough, we must endure the “attraction” between the Chief Mage and Sunaya. It is unoriginal and boring to read the juvenile push and pull of the feels between the future lovers; almost kisses, fleeting touches of the hand, and the warmth of flush cheeks.
These characters and plot are so interchangeable with other books. The writing is fine but there is nothing original to keep me reading.

I read the complete first novel and part of the second before I stopped.

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • sonia
  • 2017-03-31

Don't waste a credit

The main character in this book is a very obnoxious immature rude person that even though you like the rest of the characters can't seem to like the main character she's just too much like a selfish teenager that's only worried about her feelings

3 personnes sur 4 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Sophia Kelly
  • 2017-01-03

good but is this author actually a woman?

The story is fine, a little harlequin romance perhaps but engaging. Despite the main charactwr being a strong female the story is full of sexism, from the denigration of the feminine lesbian under cover persona to the female characters using their 'wiles' in very stereotypical ways. The male characters seem to have better personal character than all the female ones. is this author actually a woman or a guy with a female pen name?

5 personnes sur 7 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    1 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Dana
  • 2017-01-05

Cliches Abound

Would you try another book from Jasmine Walt and/or Laurel Schroeder?

No! I found the writing to be simplistic and cliched.

Would you ever listen to anything by Jasmine Walt again?

The story line was predictable - even the reactions of each of the characters was cliche. I wanted it to work and listened to the end hoping for a twist but alas none

How could the performance have been better?

I found the narration stilted, delivering each sentence as a stand alone statement.

Any additional comments?

I think it is amazingly insecure when an author ends a series or book with the story still unfinished thinking that that it will make the reader buy the next book.

A series can have the complexity of stories within stories. Especially with fantasy the ability to do this is endless. Even though the publisher was generous enough to put 3 books together all books were incomplete even the final story solves nothing!

I urge Jasmine to trust in her story telling and skill and give the reader a complete story - they will come back to you if the writing and characters are strong.

6 personnes sur 9 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Llokkengraf
  • 2017-02-17

good story, performance not

wasn't crazy about the narrator. she reads too fast ànd always sounds like a hostile valley girl. good story though.

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