Magic Factory by James Livingood

LivingoodMagicFactoryWhere I Got It: Review copy from the author (thanks!).

Narrator: Michael Gilboe

Publisher: Paperbackward (2015)

Length: 52 minutes

Author’s Page

What if magic was industrialized? If you could head over to the factory office and order up your own piece of magic, would you? Those who work at the magic factory have to deal with many of the same hazards that are found in other factories. Accidents do happen on the assembly line.

This is a great example of humor in story telling. We have a setting, the characters, the events – all of which the characters take seriously. But us readers can sit back and enjoy the humor. Told through a character who takes his factory job very seriously, one who has great pride in this abilities and precision, I quickly got caught up in the story.

The piece of magic being assembled happens to be an angel. Today is the new guy’s first day on the assembly line and mistakes do happen. What does a mismanufactored angle do? Haha! Well, give this story a read and see for yourself.

I really enjoyed the mix of modern day quality assurance terms and the fantastical. The manufacturing of magic, in this case, doesn’t take the fun or mystery out of it. Definitely a worthwhile read!

The Narration: Michael Gilboe was a delight to listen to. I really enjoyed his voice of the somewhat egotistical perfectionist. He also had a good voice for the angel, who plays an important role even if it is a minor one. 

What I Liked: Mix of magic and line assembly talk; there’s a bit of a message to the story that was a nice twist at the end; the main character’s story arc; the cover art.

What I Disliked: Nothing – I really enjoyed this one!

2 thoughts on “Magic Factory by James Livingood”

  1. Reblogged this on J Barron Owens and commented:
    After reading this blog entry I went and bought the book. I think I am going to enjoy it. Only a couple of minutes into the audiobook and you can already see what an ego the main character has. This should be interesting!

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