The Myth Manifestation Audiobook by Lisa Shearin (REVIEW)

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Review of: The Myth Manifestation Audiobook
Lisa Shearin

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On May 11, 2018
Last modified:May 11, 2018


The Myth Manifestation Audiobook

By: Lisa Shearin

Narrated by: Johanna Parker

Published by: Audible Studios 02/13/2018

The Myth Manifestation (SPI Files #5) by Lisa Shearin read by Johnanna Parker

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SPI Files #5

7 hrs and 54 mins

Genre: Urban Fantasy

The Myth Manifestation Audiobook Sample

The Myth Manifestation Audiobook

4 Hearts

I was glad to be back in Makenna’s weird world. This series has been a lot of fun from the beginning. Mac is a seer. She can see things that others can’t and can see through glamours. She is invaluable to SPI (Supernatural Protection & Investigations). She isn’t a fully trained agent, but is partnered with one of the best, Ian.

In this story, the team is working a U.N. like meeting where all the different species from our plane and others come together and negotiate the different treaties and such. Vivienne Sagadraco, leader of SPI and dragon, is the one in charge of all of this. She wanted her best teams running security for this shindig. Oh, and it’s being held at Rake Danscu’s hotel. Rake is Mac’s goblin boyfriend, though things haven’t gone very far at this point.

When a portal mage is found dead, Mac, Ian and the team have to figure out what happened. Oh, and someone has locked down the hotel. No one can seem to get in or out. I guess if you’re going to be locked somewhere for a long time, there could be worse places than fancy hotel. Well, unless that hotel has dangerous creatures popping in trying to kill people.

This was another fun and high action story. There is plenty of humor mixed in with the action. What really makes this series for me are the characters. I just love Mac, Ian, Rake, Kenji (tech geek and half elf), Yasha (werewolf and Ian and Mac’s driver), Kitty (portal mage and baker) and Vivienne Sagadraco. This is a great group of characters. If you like urban fantasy, I highly recommend this series.

The Myth Manifestation Narration

5 Hearts

I’m a huge fan of Johanna Parker. I think she has a great ability to bring out the humor in a story. She does a great job with different accents and male and female voices. This series has a large cast, and she does a great job.

Lisa is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of The Raine Benares novels, a series of six comedic fantasy adventures. Her second series—The SPI Files—is an urban fantasy that’s been described as Stephanie Plum meets Men in Black. The first book, The Grendel Affair, is available now. The second, The Dragon Conspiracy, will hit shelves and eReaders on January 27, 2015.

Lisa is a voracious collector of fountain pens both vintage and modern. She lives on a farm in North Carolina with her husband, three spoiled-rotten retired racing greyhounds, and enough deer and woodland creatures to fill a Disney movie.

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Narrator Johanna Parker

Johanna Parker is an Audie Award Winning, Earphone Award Winning actress living and working in San Francisco. Since narrating her first audiobook for Recorded Books in 2002, Johanna has received high praise for her work in all genres, including the young adult Mediator series by Meg Cabot, Earlene Fowler’s Bennie Harper Mysteries, and her portrayal of Sookie Stackhouse in Charlaine Harris’s Southern Vampire books of which Audiofile has said, “Parker personifies Harris’s perky Southern heroine, Sookie Stackhouse. Her splendid pacing allows listeners time to absorb the action and emotions…listeners will be enthralled.”

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I like to thank Audible Studios for providing me with a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.


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Melanie Simmons
I’m Melanie and I live in Ohio. I have two horses and a dog. I’m an animal lover, avid book reader and audiobook listener. I like to live vicariously through fictional characters. I enjoy reading and listening to mostly fictional books in the paranormal genre, including Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and Horror. My favorite paranormal creatures are shifters, doesn’t matter the flavor.


  1. I do think I could enjoy these in audio 😀 FOr sure

    • You would really enjoy this series. It is so much fun. Mack is a great character.

  2. AH it’s a series I have on my wishlist. I want to try it!

  3. That sounds like a book I would like and I am loving that cover.

  4. Wow creepy cover, thanks Melanie and
    Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!

    • They fight some really weird things in this series. Thanks so much. 🙂

    • You really do. There’s a prequel novella in Night Shift anthology. That is how I found this series. You don’t have to read the prequel though, if you want to start with book one.

  5. I feel like I should know about this series, but yet I can’t recall encountering it before. It looks great. I still need to try Johanna Parker’s work, too.

    • I think you would like this series, Sophia. And Johanna Parker too.

  6. I’ve been thinking about this series. I’m glad to see it’s still fun after 5 books. No idea when I could get to it tho. Anne – Books of My Heart.

    • I really love this series. It always makes me laugh and full of action.

  7. I would totally love this series. 4 books in isn’t too bad. I will add the first audio.

    • I think you would enjoy this series, Kimberly. Full of action, laughs, some romance. Johanna Parker is great too.

  8. This does sound like it would be really fun and it’s new to me. I will have to look up book one. Great review!

  9. I haven’t even heard of this series before not but it sounds great. I love Johanna Parker’s narration so that would be a big plus. Great review!

  10. I’m sure at some point I’ve heard or seen something about this series, but I can’t remember. It does sound like a series I would probably love. Glad you are still loving it.

  11. Even tho I have had some issues with the last couple, I still want to listen to this one. I skimmed through your review and now that I know it’s out there, I’ll pick it up! Thanks.

  12. Omigosh, it’s been forever since I read Shearin – and I still need to finish the Raine Benares series. I’ll have to check out this series in audio though because it sounds good and I’m a fan of Johanna Parker too. 🙂

    • I need to try the Raine Benares series. So far, this is the only one I’ve tried from Shearin. I can’t wait to try more.


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