🎧 How To Be A Badass Detective by Michael Anderle

August 6th, 2021 Kimberly Review 6 Comments

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How to Be A Badass Detective by Michael Anderle is the first audiobook narrated by Dara Rosenberg in the series by the same name. I was really excited to dive into this story, but from the start I felt like I was missing pieces. Come see why I kept listening…

🎧 How To Be A Badass Detective by Michael Anderle
How To Be A Badass Detective
by Michael Anderle
Series: How To Be A Badass Detective #1
Narrator: Dara Rosenberg
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Source: Publisher
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Rating: One StarOne StarOne Star
Narration: 4 cups Speed: 1.3x

Provided a choice, would you give up magical power or become the most disparaged of those who work with the law…

A private detective!

Fed up with playing the normal game, recent university graduate, ex-cum laude, ex-soccer star, ex-popular, and mostly broke Kera MacDonagh changed her life when she read How to be a Badass Witch and shockingly, the spells worked.

Kera MacDonagh has dealt with learning magic, overcoming power-hungry covens from abroad, and engagements with the police to help those around her.

Now, Kera puts her best adult foot forward and decides to branch out in a new direction.

One her mother is unlikely to happy about.

But will the powers that be allow her a chance to make a difference?

With everything happening, Kera is balancing her relationship as well.

Will becoming a detective fulfill her need to support those without hope, keep her boyfriend, and satisfy her mom?

Unlikely, but she’s going to try!

magical mystery SUSPENSE urban

Caffeinated Aspects

  • Kera MacDonagh our protagonist, is sassy and determined to open up her own detective agency with her friends. She has goals and wants to support her family. All of this despite relationship struggles and displeasing her mother.
  • The world was interesting and filled with with magic, witches, night clubs and entertaining secondary characters.
  • Kera’s first case was interesting and filled with danger as she and her friends’ work to solve it. The pacing was well done, with plenty of twists and turns. The story ended on enough of a cliffhanger to leave listeners eager for the next installment.
  • I liked the magic and seeing Kera develop skills.
  • Allies, friendships and the world kept me listening, as did the narration by Dara Rosenberg, who captured the humor and voices of the characters.
  • The book is well received, with a 4.5 out of 5 rating on Amazon. The series is available on Kindle Unlimited.
  • The narration. Dara Rosenberg captured the characters and tone of the story. Her voice pulls you in and made listening enjoyable.

Decaffeinated Aspects

From the beginning, I felt like I was the newbie in the room and everyone else already knew each other. Fans of this author didn’t have issues as they have read his previous trilogy, How to Be A Badass Witch. It appears to be set in the same world. I saw comments like this series just keep getting better or I love the smooth transition from one series to another. Which isn’t a bad thing. I love that about The Guilden Codex worlds by Annette Marie.

While I think the author attempted to make newcomers welcome, I still ended up feeling like I dropped in the middle on a series. This didn’t allow me to full immerse myself in the story and fell connected.

By the end I felt like I finally gained my footing, but I highly recommend begin with the previous trilogy. I am going to pause listening to this series until I’ve listened to the How To Be A Badass Witch trilogy.

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About Michael Anderle

Michael Anderle

Michael Anderle was born in Houston, Tx. A very curious child, he got into trouble - a lot. What to do with an inquisitive mind when he was grounded? Read! That hasn't changed since he was in elementary school. The Kindle was developed with him in mind. In the first 20 years, he mostly read Science Fiction and Fantasy. In the last 10 years he has enjoyed Urban Fantasy and Military Fiction. Using these influences, he has developed The Kurtherian Gambit. A series dedicated to watching how one genetically modified person with an incredible team behind her might be able to change the future, if she can survive along the way.

About Dara Rosenberg

Dara Rosenberg

Dara Rosenberg is an accomplished voice-over artist who has been recognized nationally for her extensive work in audiobooks and commercials. She has narrated over 140 audiobooks and has been the voice of dozens of national television and radio commercials. You can hear Dara's voice each day as a daily news reader for Time Magazine, SpeakPage, and Wibbitz, where she reads for the Huffington Post, CNN, and Reuters. She has a BFA in drama from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and studied at Interlochen Arts Academy, where she majored in drama and musical theater. When Dara is not in the studio recording, she spends her time enjoying life in NYC with her husband, Alex, and fat English Bulldog, Truman.

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6 Responses to “🎧 How To Be A Badass Detective by Michael Anderle”

  1. Wendy Williams

    This sure looks like fun. Strange how it’s a #1 in a series, but you still had trouble because it’s based on his other trilogy. It’s so difficult to read a book that’s confusing because you don’t know the backstory.