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Minimum Wage Magic

By: Rachel Aaron
Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
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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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Promising new series

I haven’t read this author’s other series, but as she assumes the reader at the beginning, I didn’t feel like I’d missed anything. Well written and well narrated with a creative and complex world. I’m not sure the protagonist’s plight really landed with the stakes it should but I still enjoyed the story and am happy to read the next book.

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Charming

I thought this book was very well witten, Funny and charming. Rachel Aaron is so good at creating likable characters. It felt just as unique and quirky as her Heartstriker series. I hope she writes many more books like this.

Tha narrator captures the characters very well to.

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Very fun, well-read, and great story

the narrator was fab, she captured characters in a way that let me imagine them clearly. The writing was fun and believable, the world a fantastic place that comes to life. I can't wait for the next one!

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Great plotline and well told

Really great voice acting for this, it pulled you into the story so well. I loved sybil's voice! The romantic elements felt a little shoehorned in but overall a very compelling story and a well explained fantasy world.

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great story

An entertaining audiobook that is well read and has some interesting characters. The only issue I had was with the male voices as sometimes it was hard to tell which character was supposed to be talking.

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Rachel does it again! :)

After enjoying Rachel’s Eli Monpress books and the Heartstriker series, I knew I had to try Minimum Wage Magic.

As you can expect with Rachel’s masterpieces, the world building was creative, purposeful and fresh. A treat for lovers of fantasy novels that are looking for something quirky and new. We follow the female lead, Opal, who is a well rounded and strong character as she navigates her job as a Cleaner and a Mage in the DFZ.

The plot took thrilling and unexpected twists and turns while also being well paced to keep you engaged from start to finish. A five star review from me. I was sad when it ended!

The story was also brought to life by a narrator I’ve become fond of after this book. A great performance by Emily Woo Zeller.

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easy enjoyable listen

nice interplay with the main characters really makes the story flow. loved the narration.

bought the next one already.

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If you haven’t read it you haven’t lived

I love this story definitely recommend to people who love tech, action, fantasy and a little bit of romance 💘
5 out of 5 for me!🥰🤍🩵💙🩵🤍

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Fun start to series

Enjoyed this first in a new series after loving her previous series, Heartstrikers, last year. The DFZ is a great setting and it's got fun magic in, and I enjoyed the relationships between the characters. Fun quick read and I'll read the next in the series. Very good narrator so far as well.

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A good addition to the Heartstrikers universe

A good book in the theme of the authors earlier work. Plenty of references to the Heartstriker series for fans, however there is no need to have read the earlier books to enjoy this one. Well worth a read.

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