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  • Desdaemona, Book 1
  • By: Ben Macallan
  • Narrated by: Richard Hughes
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (53 ratings)

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Desdaemona

By: Ben Macallan
Narrated by: Richard Hughes
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Summary

Jordan helps kids on the run find their way back home. He's good at that. He should be - he's a runaway himself. Sometimes he helps the kids in other stranger ways. He looks like a regular teenager, but he's not. He acts like he's not exactly human, but he is. He treads the line between mundane reality and the world of the supernatural.

Desdaemona also knows the nonhuman world far too well. She tracks Jordan down and enlists his aid in searching for her lost sister, Fay, who did a Very Bad Thing involving an immortal. This may be a mistake - for both of them. Too many people are interested now, and some of them are not people at all.

Ben Macallan's urban fantasy debut takes you on a terrifying journey, lifting the curtain on what really walks our city streets.

©2011 Chaz Brenchley (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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Brilliant narrator! Blew me away.

What a fantastic narrator! His presentation was second to none and with such an engaging story to tell I was spellbound. Can't wait to listen to book 2.

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What a wonderful surprise

I chose this book in my includeds. I listened to the sample and wasn’t immediately drawn in. I am so glad I clicked play !
The narrator was really good. He really told the story well, putting real drama into his reading.
The story was slow but not boring. I was worried it would be a teenage type book because of the storyline but I’m 52 and I usually love disaster books and I really enjoyed it.
I’m going to look to see if there a book two and will buy it if I have to.
Some of the writing is really beautifully put , very descriptive and I really cared what happened .
Give it a go , it’s a hidden gem

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Struggled

I feel bad saying this but I really struggled to finish this - found that sometimes the back and forth with characters hard to keep track of as the voices were exactly the same in the 2 main characters. I didn't really like either of the main characters either so weren't really routing for them in the end, especially with the turn of events close to the finish. It is an interesting world the writer has made, so potential but not for me I'm afraid!

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