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Jackdaw

Written by: KJ Charles
Narrated by: Cornell Collins
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Publisher's Summary

If you stop running, you fall.

Jonah Pastern is a magician, a liar, a windwalker, a professional thief...and for six months, he was the love of police constable Ben Spenser's life. His betrayal left Ben jailed, ruined, alone, and looking for revenge.

Ben is determined to make Jonah pay. But he can't seem to forget what they once shared, and Jonah refuses to let him. Soon Ben is entangled in Jonah's chaotic existence all over again, and they're running together - from the police, the justiciary, and some dangerous people with a lethal grudge against them.

Threatened on all sides by betrayals, secrets, and the laws of the land, the policeman and the thief must find a way to live and love before the past catches up with them....

©2015 K. J. Charles (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
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  • Categories: Romance

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I've listened to this twice already

And if that's not a glowing recommendation, I don't know what is. I didn't think I could possibly love characters in this series as much as I loved Stephen and Lucien, but then Jonah and Ben stole my heart in this beautiful story. Wonderful performance by Cornell Collins.

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Fun and adventure with 2 ex cons

I've loved all the stories I've read by K.J. Charles, but this one is my favourite. the characters, their history and the sheer fun and adventure is very entertaining.

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  • Ronda
  • 2020-06-27

Magnificent!

This story brought me to my knees. Abandonment, betrayal, redemption, and love, so much love. I was crying hard by the end, and I don't cry. KJ Charles is amazing! Cornell is a joy to listen to. I have been buying up every KJ Charles audio and ebook I can find😊

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-01-15

✨Can’t believe I almost missed out on this !!!

I was so enamored with Lucien and Stephen and after reading the first three books, I thought to myself:

‘What’s the point of continuing with this series if the most charming couple isn’t the main focus’

‘How could I ever fall for a couple the way I fell for these two’

‘Who wants to read a story about that gross icky Jonah anyways?? I can’t even stand that guy’

BOY OH BOY WAS I WRONG 😲.. 😍

Wowww, I really can’t believe I almost missed out on this. I felt more for this couple than I have for any other book. I was brought to tears. At times the story was sweet and tender and lovely. At other times it was heartbreaking, despairing and absolutely crushing.

Jonah is amazing, such a sweet guy who had a tough break in life and with no guidance, made poor choices. Ben was a sweet guy as well and was so desperately in love with Jonah and yet so utterly hurt by him. Who could trust such a flighty character with their heart? ♥️

I’m so thankful that Kj Charles has shared this gem with us. And of course, Cornell Collins brought it all together. Stunning performance !!!

If you have any doubts.. ignore them and get this book ☺️




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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2020-08-26

Perfect Second Chance Romance

I've read or listened to most of Charles's books and enjoyed them all. I think this one is the best. Part of the Magpie universe but perfectly readable on its own, Jackdaw is a exemplar of the Second Chance Romance. The lies and betrayals that initally separate the couple seem insurmountable obstacles to the HEA. But though the characters poor choices have dire consequences, they also have realistic understandable motivations. So you can't help but root for the couple as they find their way back to each other.

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  • Amanda
  • 2019-06-20

Amazing as ever

I wont lie..there was a scene in the beginning that was hard for me, but OMG this book! All the Magpie Lord books,, actually... you know what? ALL K. J. CHARLES BOOK ARE FREAKING GREAT AND I E LOVED EVERY ONE.

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  • AAHickman
  • 2019-02-21

Gorgeous book, beautiful narration

Possibly my favorite KJC book. It doesn't matter how often I read or listen (and I adore listening) to this book, I am always finding new things to love. The scene in the bar at the end is masterful and so very funny. The only other single scene I've enjoyed so much is in A Gentleman's Position when everyone plays out David's plans. I am always brought to happy tears by the end of this book as well.

Audio: I love this narrator, I love how distinct his voices are, and the emotion he puts into his portrayal. Plus, he has a wonderful voice. I admit his choices are some times questionable, but I'm also assuming he was either given no direction for the voices or given bad direction.

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  • Guillermo Torres
  • 2022-10-29

Best in the series

I thought I was done with the series and I’m glad I summoned into it. The character development was stellar. kJ was a able to bring out the best off past villains and, more surprisingly, exploit the worst of past heroes to make them unlikeable. Great performance as well.

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  • Dolly Longstaffe
  • 2022-09-10

frustrating

my least favorite trope of all time is the “please let me explain” and “i don’t want to hear your excuses” when literally one sentence would clear everything up. this book repeats that trope over and over till i want to kill the main characters myself.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2022-07-09

Gaaaaaaaaayyyyy........... but in a good way!

Just listened to this again. The first time was about a year ago. Was even better than I remember. K.J. Charles is definitely one of my favorite authors. 😍

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2022-06-19

good as always

this was good as it ever was and a good conclusion of the series 👏 would like to see more world building for the magic involved but perhaps the writer will do that later

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2021-09-01

excellent conclusion to the magpie lord

let me start by saying this is my second attempt at reading jackdaw. im Not a fan of excess angst. having said that, i am very glad i took a second chance. jackdaw is perfect. ben and jonah are wonderful and the story ties up questions of the magpie lord series. highly recommend the book