Princess of Wands : Special Circumstances

  • by John Ringo
  • Narrated by Suzy Jackson
  • Series: Special Circumstances
  • 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Nominee, Fantasy 2013
Special: distinguished by some unusual quality... Circumstances: a piece of evidence that indicates the probability or improbability of an event...
Barbara Everette, a homemaker living in a small town in Mississippi, had the perfect life. Perfect husband, perfect children, perfect house, perfect Christian Faith. She cooked and cleaned perfectly and managed all of the chores of the modern suburbanite, toting the kids, running the PTA, teaching kung-fu in the local dojo... perfectly. But perfection has a price, and the day came when Barbara snapped. She simply had to have "one weekend off". God had to grant her that much. It said no where that she was a slave. Waving goodbye to her hapless, entirely undomestic husband, she set out on the quest for a weekend of peace and maybe some authentic Cajun food.
Detective Sergeant Kelly Lockhart, New Orleans Homicide, had a perfect record on his latest case: not a single suspect. And there should be at least five or six, given the DNA traces on the many bodies. Furthermore, his sole really outstanding clue, a mysterious fish scale, had disappeared into the recesses of the FBI Crime Lab. But the old fortune-teller was sending him into the bayou, down in the land of authentic Cajun food, on the track of a mysterious pimp with the admonition to "watch for the Princess". Or die.
Barbara and Kelly were heading to a rendezvous that might be fate and might reveal the hand of God. There was more cooking in the swamps than jambalaya. Unknown to either, the mystery of the Bayou Ripper had Special Circumstances.


What the Critics Say

"Suzy Jackson performs with aplomb, making the vivid characters come to life.... Her variety of female voices makes it easy to differentiate the characters, and her deep, gruff voices for men are fully believable. Listeners will be drawn into Barbara's world and find themselves happily rooting for the good guys as Barbara works to save the day." (AudioFile)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Load of action, good storie and excelent performan

What made the experience of listening to Princess of Wands the most enjoyable?

This is a book that keeps you on the edge of your seat with many twists and turns, you will be drawn into Barbara's world and find yourself happily rooting for the good guys as Barbara works to save the day and stay alive against all the odds.

What did you like best about this story?

"Suzy Jackson performance makes the vivid characters come to life. l was drawn into Barbara's world and find myself rooting for her as she works to save the day.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The action in the church.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

There are too many moments that make you think, they will never get out of this situation, to list.

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- Mr Harvey M Bell


Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Absolutely no. An underlying premise of this book is that men should be dominant over women. It's such a shame, because the idea of this story is very good. Just done, unfortunately, by a man who is stuck in the 1950's.

Would you ever listen to anything by John Ringo again?


Which character – as performed by Suzy Jackson – was your favourite?

No-one, really. The narrator did a very good job, however.

Could you see Princess of Wands being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?


Any additional comments?

This was quite disappointing. I'll finish the last couple of hours of it, but I won't be buying anything more by this author.

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- Mrs OI

Book Details

  • Release Date: 14-02-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios