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  • Second Hand Curses

  • Written by: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello, Marc Vietor, Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131

When your fairy godmother threatens to enslave you with a curse - when a malevolent piper solves your rat problem but steals your children - when you seek revenge on the prince who turned you into a frog - who can you turn to in your hour of need? The band of scoundrels known far and wide as the Bastard Champions - the swashbuckling trio who travel a world of legend, seeking adventure and righting wrongs - as long as there's enough gold to be earned.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This was a pleasant read.

  • By John Le Blanc on 2019-04-24

A rare and intriguing find

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-07-12

This is not your childhood fairytale. I am a sucker for fantasy fiction, this story takes old fables, princesses and science-fiction into a world that is relatable, exciting and interesting. I love the three main characters. If you're a fan of Once Upon A Time, but would like a little more darkness and flair thrown in, this is your story. I will warn you that it does get a bit gory at times, but not to the point where I wanted to stop reading, and I am squemish.

The structure of the story itself is very well done, with each chapter playing out chronologically, with some flashbacks to why the characters are the way they are.

The narrators are excellent, I've rarely heard an audiobook done with more skill. They truely give life and unique feeling to each character.

All in all, well worth it. I really wish there was more!