The Enchantment Emporium : Enchantment Emporium

  • by Tanya Huff
  • Narrated by Teri Clark Linden
  • Series: Enchantment Emporium
  • 14 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Gale family can change the world with the charms they cast, and they like to keep this in the family. Alysha Gale is tired of having all her aunts try to run her life, both personally and magically. So when the letter from her Gran arrives willing her a "junk" shop in Calgary, Alysha jumps at the chance. It isn't until she gets there that she realizes her customers are fey. And no one told her there's trouble brewing in Calgary - trouble so big that even calling in the family may not save the day.

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What the Critics Say

"Fantasy buffs will find plenty of humor, thrills and original mythology to chew on, along with refreshingly three-dimensional women in an original, fully realized world." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

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Smashing entertainment

The main characters are funny and likeable, and love's course certainly doesn't run smooth - it's a great long yarn of a tale which will happily fill a few long journeys. I loved the central device of the abandoned bric a brac shop and actually would be really pleased if Tanya Huff was to write some more stories, perhaps jumping off from magical objects found in the shop. That's a measure of a good book to me - do I like the characters enough that I'd spend more time with them? And in this case...yes, definitely!
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- Amazon Customer

Good - nice slow build to an involving plot

I enjoyed this - got a bit confused with all the names at the beginning (you can't flip back the page and check with an audio book!), but I got there, and I knew from other reviews that the start built slowly, which it does, so I was ready for that.
This book offers nice, strong, capable but not ballsy women, with strong and capable men who aren't threatened by them; some nice dry humour; a suitably nasty baddie with some ambiguously are they /aren't they other baddies (or not) thrown in, and a nicely developed romance. I was, and still am, a tad unsure about the underlying mythology of the family, and didn't really get what happened to David at the end - methinks the editors pen cut a bit deep there.
I thought it ended it bit fast, all that slow build gone in the last hour and a bit, but that's not to say I didn't really enjoy it.
Well read with a variety of accents, some better than others - can't judge how the Canadian ones went, but the English wasn't bad, and the Irish was only a tad 'oirish an' bejabers' at times!
One I'll certainly listen to again, and one I'll probably track down in print to read - I have several other books by this author that I rate.
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- Deborah

Book Details

  • Release Date: 29-07-2010
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio