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    Description

    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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    • Lisa B.
    • 31/01/2019

    Enjoyed

    Great book. Please keep Emily Woo Zeller as Narrator, because she is very good. She bought the book to life. Good story now, I have the start Rachel Arron's other series connected to this story.

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    • alisha jones
    • 31/01/2019

    Sibyl

    I loved this story. It was fast paced and humorous. It had lots of action and twists. The narration was excellent besides that every now and then Sibyl got a little shriek-ish and super high pitched for me personally. Other than that it was highly enjoyable and I can’t wait for the next one.

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    • Chris Teague
    • 09/05/2019

    normalize audio please

    the performance was great but quiet. I can't always hear when doing other things. normalize.

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    • AudiobookMel
    • 31/03/2019

    Not as good as Heartstrikers, but still very fun

    This book is the first in a series that is a spin off from Rachel Aaron’s Heartstriker series. It is set in the Detroit area known as the DFZ or The Detroit Free Zone. Magic exists. Dragons exists. There are even spirits. The spirits that we see in this book are the spirit of the DFZ, which rules in the DFZ and changes things as she sees fit, including moving buildings and roads on a daily basis. There is also The Empty Wind, which is the spirit of The Forgotten Dead. Anyone who dies without someone remembering them. Both of these spirits had a big part in the original series.

    This series follows Opal. She’s a human mage who is working as a cleaner. In the DFZ, people who abandoned their homes or don’t pay their rent, their locations are auctioned off. Cleaners purchase these locations and will clean them up for the next tennent. They get to keep and/or sell anything they find in the locations.

    Opal is on a big deadline. She owes a very powerful person $10k in just a few days. She is desperate and to buy and get a location cleaned ASAP. She stumbles upon something she wasn’t expecting and even stumbles on to a dead body, which also means she has to wait to see if there are any next of kin. If someone is found, then they get the stuff. She will get her money back, but that will be weeks away.

    Opal has an AI that is in her goggles or even her phone that she uses for looking up stuff all the time. The AI is very personable and is Opal’s best friend. Sybil, the AI, is great comic relief in this series. She’s quick the smart ass and is also good and trying to keep Opal from doing anything too crazy.

    She also ends up with a partner on this cleaning job from another cleaner, Nikola Kos. He knows that she’s on to something, but not what. He saves her when someone tries to kill her, which is how he knows she’s found something, even if she doesn’t know it. I really liked Nikola and really want to know more about him.

    This was a nice spinoff series. It isn’t as good as Heartstrikers, but still a nice series. I will be interested in the next book for sure.

    Narration
    I think this is my first time listening to Emily Woo Zeller. She did a great job with the narration of this story. I loved all the voices that she chose for each character, especially Sybil the AI. She does a wonderful job with male and female voices. I would love to listen to her narrate more of this series and other books.

    **I like to thank the publisher for providing me with a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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    • Joel R Spriggs
    • 23/02/2019

    Pulls you in

    the story and world building were fantastic. I didn't realize this was YA until I was halfway through and I am thankful I bought it now. pretty easy as an adult to sympathize with Opal and her complex situation, wonderful way to help explain it to a younger crowd. I hadn't heard of the Heart Strikers series, but I may have to give it a try too while I wait on the next DFZ book. I also loved that the author took a city like Detroit and rebuilt it to something epic and enviable, a feat I never considered possible of Detroit!

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    • Tanya Young
    • 09/02/2020

    Couldn't Finish Narration Horrible

    The story premise was great, that's what kept me listening as long g as I did, hit the narrator was horrible. Not sure why someone with such a soft voice was selected but really. I will pick up a hard copy and try again because I think this us a worthwhile read. Hopefully others in the series will have better narration.

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    • Steve Mathisen
    • 26/12/2019

    The reader speaks to softly and quietly to underst

    The reader speaks too softly and quietly to understand. Cannot listen to this book. Sorry

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    • James
    • 27/01/2019

    Very good

    I enjoyed the book almost as much as the first Heartstriker book. The narration was great and I liked the story. I believe we see parts of ourselves in others and this book had the same manipulative parentage that I related to in the Heartstriker books.

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    • Connor
    • 14/02/2019

    One Of My Favorite Authors

    Rachel Aaron is a talented author who writes entertaining fantasy books. Minimum Wage does not disappoint.

    I had decided not to write another review but Rachel Aaron is too talented to ignore. My reviews are being bullied by a group of 4 - 8 people who check dislike on all my entrees; thus putting my comments at the bottom of reviews. Effectively silencing me.

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    • theamazingcatherine
    • 09/12/2019

    Takes a while to get going

    I like the setting and the POV character, but a lot of the early chapters feel like they're repeating emotional beats without adding anything to the plot. Oh look, another messy site with an Obscure Clue at the end of it. And another. Oh, we find out that Opal has a difficult time with her Mum. Except we already knew that. I just... found it frustratingly slow and tapped out at the end of chapter five.

    I like the reader a great deal, however, and will give some of the author's related books a try.

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    • Amazon Kunde
    • 29/09/2019

    This book is magic

    This is a perfect mix of fantasy and technology.
    There is action, adventure, suspense, fun and a strong female protagonist.
    Romance is reduced to a minimum (this is fantasy/tech fiction)
    and does not overshadow the exiting world Opal is living in.

    Highly recommended!

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    • Johannes R.
    • 07/09/2021

    Wow is the mc stupid …

    Im at ch 3 and i cant keep on listening. this is infuriating.
    The mc is digging a grave for herself not thinking about consequences until it's to late and then getting lucky at the end. I was hoping for a strong and smart female mc but what do i get ? A fucking retard who needs to get saved at the first sight of danger