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Minimum Wage Magic

Written by: Rachel Aaron
Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

The DFZ, the metropolis formerly known as Detroit, is the world’s most magical city with a population of nine million and zero public safety laws. That’s a lot of mages, cybernetically enhanced chrome heads, and mythical beasties who die, get into debt, and otherwise fail to pay their rent. When they can’t pay their bills, their stuff gets sold to the highest bidder to cover the tab. 

That’s when they call me. My name is Opal Yong-ae, and I’m a Cleaner: a freelance mage with an art history degree who’s employed by the DFZ to sort through the mountains of magical junk people leave behind. It’s not a pretty job, or a safe one - there’s a reason I wear bite-proof gloves - but when you’re deep in debt in a lawless city where gods are real, dragons are traffic hazards, and buildings move around on their own, you don’t get to be picky about where your money comes from. You just have to make it work, even when the only thing of value in your latest repossessed apartment is the dead body of the mage who used to live there. 

Author’s note: This is the first in a new series set in the same universe as my Heartstrikers books, but you don’t need to have heard those stories to enjoy this one. Minimum Wage Magic was written to stand by itself, so if you haven’t listened to the others, don’t worry! I wrote this book with you in mind. Thank you so much for listening!

©2018 Rachel Aaron (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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Enjoyed

The characters were fun and entertaining, the story was different. my only wish the was more chemistry and intrigue. But still a good read.

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  • Elisabeth K.
  • 2019-01-12

too short

another slice of the heartstrikers world, please and thank you. definitely going to look forward to this new series.

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  • Lisa B.
  • Heaven
  • 2019-01-31

Enjoyed

Great book. Please keep Emily Woo Zeller as Narrator, because she is very good. She bought the book to life. Good story now, I have the start Rachel Arron's other series connected to this story.

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  • alisha jones
  • 2019-01-31

Sibyl

I loved this story. It was fast paced and humorous. It had lots of action and twists. The narration was excellent besides that every now and then Sibyl got a little shriek-ish and super high pitched for me personally. Other than that it was highly enjoyable and I can’t wait for the next one.

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  • Blodeuedd
  • Finland
  • 2019-01-13

The DFC is back

I miss the Heartstrikers! I must sadly say that there are no cameos. But people from the series are mentioned. Yes I kept hoping someone would pop up, even if it had made no sense. Cos I miiiiiss them!

But to this book then. Opal is a cleaner. She cleans out places and sell the good stuff. She studied magic at College, but she needs money, and fast. It takes a while to learn why. She also has a troubled family relationship (I was sort of right, but not quite.) She just wants to do her own thing and I can respect that.

She also has the coolest AI sidekick called Sybil, who is in her phone, or whatever electronics she can be in.

I do not want to say too much about the story, but there is a magical mystery to solve. And she will have help.

The DFZ is such a freaky place, and the story never gets boring. But yes I missed the old gang. Who wouldn't! I also really wonder if the next book is about Opal too or someone new...I certainly look forward to more! It was a good book, and I hope it will be as great as a certain other series

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I have only listened to her once before and I think that was goo. Now Emily brought in another world and I felt she was Opal. Since all those others I have talked about, well to hear their voices I would have to hear THE voice.

Fun, exciting.

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  • catie
  • 2019-01-29

enjoyable

I haven't read the series this books world is based in and I honestly didn't need to to enjoy this book. It was fast pased with twists and turns. I really felt for the main character and I can't wait to see what is next to come.

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  • Joel R Spriggs
  • 2019-02-23

Pulls you in

the story and world building were fantastic. I didn't realize this was YA until I was halfway through and I am thankful I bought it now. pretty easy as an adult to sympathize with Opal and her complex situation, wonderful way to help explain it to a younger crowd. I hadn't heard of the Heart Strikers series, but I may have to give it a try too while I wait on the next DFZ book. I also loved that the author took a city like Detroit and rebuilt it to something epic and enviable, a feat I never considered possible of Detroit!

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  • Connor
  • North Carolina
  • 2019-02-14

One Of My Favorite Authors

Rachel Aaron is a talented author who writes entertaining fantasy books. Minimum Wage does not disappoint.

I had decided not to write another review but Rachel Aaron is too talented to ignore. My reviews are being bullied by a group of 4 - 8 people who check dislike on all my entrees; thus putting my comments at the bottom of reviews. Effectively silencing me.

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  • CalmStorm
  • Gardner, KS
  • 2019-01-29

Fantastic audiobook!!

Catches and pulls you in, I could not get enough of it! Would might even get the physical book to own ❤️ Narrator did VERY well also ❤️

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  • James
  • Little Rock, AR
  • 2019-01-27

Very good

I enjoyed the book almost as much as the first Heartstriker book. The narration was great and I liked the story. I believe we see parts of ourselves in others and this book had the same manipulative parentage that I related to in the Heartstriker books.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-01-26

Well Done!

It is nice to read a real good! book I am a fan of the older sci-fi but this was "Damm I have to go out but I will rush back to the book!

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