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Summary

Monsters come in all shapes and sizes, and not all of them have sharp teeth and beady red eyes.

New London. A thriving metropolis at the forefront of technological advancement and a shining gem of civilization.

Faeries. Whether they come off cute and cuddly or downright predatory, they all bring misfortune or are heralds of it.

Experience is a harsh taskmistress, but her lessons sink the deepest. Having been taught the lesson at a great cost, Kal’s rules for dealing with faeries are simple: Don’t talk to them, don’t look at them, don’t give them the time of the day. 

So, when the Other Side comes knocking one fateful, stormy day, Kal, at first, pretends not to notice. Was forgetting this rule his folly? 

His way of life is in great danger. His little sister, Sammie, a natural mage, is taken by Ouroboros, a criminal organization made up of raving lunatics that profit off the misery and suffering of others, and have everything to do with all the crimes of magic in New London. 

Kal will go to any lengths to save his sister, even to his death. Accompanied by his sylph companion, a mischievous pest, Kal dives deep into the dark underbelly of the city. But, are his hands enough to dig his sister out from the muck?

©2019 Derek Edgington (P)2019 Derek Edgington

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Amazing

Amazing audiobook can’t wait for the nested book in the series
Experience is a harsh taskmistress, but her lessons sink the deepest. Having been taught the lesson at a great cost

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Magical

Firstly, I was so impressed by Greg’s narration , love all the different accents he really brought this story to life.
The story was good and I was interested until the end. Shame about the odd swear word which was unnecessary in a children’s book.

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Fabulously entertaining

Set in alternate London, this book is engaging and has lots of action. Fairies are not as you expect. The narrator is excellent at different voices. Well worth a listen

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Brilliant

Magic, fights, underground rebellion... and a funny little fairy!
Fantastically narrated, Greg really manages to pull off great voices and adapts to the circumstances in the book.
Was disappointed when it ended, but hope another’s on it’s way soon!
This is my honest opinion of a free review copy.

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Monsters Are All Around Us

A wonderfully atmospheric tale set in an alternate London. Voice work on the characters is excellent.
I received a free review copy of this audio book and am voluntarily leaving a review,
The story building is well done and you learn to love the protagonists. But never trust a fairy.
Definitely worth a listen

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Fab dark fantasy

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Kal goes in search of his little Sister Sammie who is a Mage and has been kidnapped by a criminal organisation called Ouroboros. He has the help of a fairy called Belle who isn’t the sweet fairy we all presume.
Greg Patmore is brilliant at narrating all the characters .

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There are such things as monsters!

There are such things as monsters and they are brilliant!
I received a free review copy of this audio book and am voluntarily leaving a review, BUT I would have happily spent a credit to get this book. The world building in every detail is amazing and we l thought out, I felt like I was in that world, and in my opinion that is the true test that a book is something special. I am definitely going to spend a credit to get see where the story goes next. The narrator does a excellent job, every person (or fairy) is distinct. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and can't recommend it enough.


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Interesting

Interesting book though a bit more worldbuilding is nedded. the narator does an excellent at all the different voices. Deffinitly one I'll be following.

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not to shabby

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I quite enjoyed this book, it's nicely done and well thought out.
The narration is superb giving each character individualailty.

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Entertaining

There’s No Such Thing As Monsters is a teen/ YA fantasy book involving a young man who tries to protect his younger sister. The story has plenty of action and creatures. The characters are interesting and entertaining. The plot has twists. There were a few areas in the story that I wanted to goose the hero so that he’d make a decision. The narrator did a great job! I received a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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