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The Goonies meets Charade in the latest Accidental Alchemist Mystery.

A blackmailer obsessed with gold. A boyfriend who’s more than he seems. And a treasure hidden on the Oregon coast.

Alchemist Zoe Faust’s mentor Nicolas Flamel is back in her life, but catching up with him will have to wait. An elusive blackmailer has threatened to expose a dangerous alchemical secret. Zoe’s boyfriend is out of town protecting secrets of his own. So when rumors of a treasure map reach Zoe, she turns her back on what sounds like no more than a game.

Zoe’s mischievous living gargoyle best friend Dorian, who thinks of himself as a modern-day Poirot, is convinced the map is real - and that it’s the key to proving himself as valuable to Zoe as her human family. With the help of the neighborhood teenagers, Dorian sets out to find the treasure, risking more than he planned in the process. Rumors, treasures, and secrets intersect to unearth more than Zoe could have dreamed - and could leave her family changed forever.

Can Zoe stop the threat to the family unit she’s created?

©2021 Gigi Pandian (P)2021 Audible, Inc.

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Dorian meets the Goonies

I love this series. Came upon it by accident and while reading the first book it occurred to me that it probably was YA and I’m 80 and blind. But I am not really concerned about labels. I think I was in my 60s when I read all the Harry Potter books.

Dorian, a Notre Dame gargoyle come to life, can be irritating, insulting, charming, arrogant and is a gourmet cook amongst other things.

Zoe Faust is a plant alchemist who is several hundred years old although she only looks 28.

The books are whimsical and diverting.

In this adventure, Dorian and Zoe get involved with some teenagers and part of the plot is Reminiscent of thethe movie Goonies.


Blindly dictated to an extremely dyslexic iPad.

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Best yet!!!

This has been the best book in the series as of yet. The recaps and callbacks are succinct, character building is on point, the mystery had great twists and the romance leaves you feeling warm and hopeful. Best series I’ve gotten into, the only issue is when a book is over, you miss its world and characters so much. Can hardly wait to see what’s next!!!

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Continuation of a Really Good Storyline

I very much enjoy the Accidental Alchemist books. The small criticism I have is the repeated mispronunciation of the name of Zoey’s current state of residence. Most Oregonians will be quite put out if you pronounce it ore-e-GONE instead of ORE-i-gun. :-)

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A warm cup of… tea

This book series and it’s characters are so well written by Gigi Pandian that they become familial. Julia Motyka’s narration brings the characters to life. She somehow makes Dorian the most human of all the characters. I smile whenever I here “his voice” and his references to his little grey cells. You won’t be disappointed in this chapter of the accidental alchemist.

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Oh that pronunciation :(

This is a very teen adventure, a bit different than the previous books where the main character Zoe Faust was also the main focus. I terribly missed Dorian and the narrator cleverly brings him back. Only one thing bothers me a lot. The Oregonians pronounce Oregon as Aura-g-in, not Or-e-gawn. But if you can ignore this awkwardness.. then overall it is a good story to follow.

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I love these books

I'm super sad there isn't any more ready to listen too. I drive all day for my utility job and find book series to listen too while I do so these books have been some of the most amazing things I have ever listened to. I can't wait for the next book.

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Another Delightful Listen

I always enjoy the unashamed love for vegan food and homemade natural remedies! Exquisite!

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Meh

I did not enjoy this one. The others have been fun brain candy, but this just jumped the shark too many times.

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Solid entry

This is a solid entry in the series. Can't really say anymore without spoiler alerts. I enjoyed the reading.

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Oregon

I have loved this series because it is well written, takes place in Portland and the narrator is wonderful. As an Oregon native, I have enjoyed listening to areas that I am familiar with. That said, the continue mispronunciation of the State name in this book was almost unbearable. It was like fingers on a chalkboard every time “Oregon” was said. It really killed the experience for me.

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  • 12-03-21

Good story, but SO much repetition.

I've been following the series of books, but each once presumes the listener is listening to the book in isolation. I'm sure most people are following the series as I am, but it's most annoying when we hear the story of the gargoyle, Zoë's grey har, Zoë's journey through the centuries, the difference between regular alchemy and plant alchemy, and so on. Also, each character's
back story is explained again and again!
Audible seem to do this with other book series too. I wish they could just do a little chapter, explaining the previous book (as we see in series on Netflix and other streaming services). We can skip these easily.
Audible, please stop doing this. It spoils such great stories.

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  • S.Woods
  • 11-19-21

As Entertaining As Ever!

Nice touches and tantalising details abound. I could have done without Book 4.5 but now look forward to Book 6! Enjoyed it alot - I didn't guess the outcome.

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  • Lilla Sturgeon
  • 01-16-22

Great series.

I love these mystery books and the way they are performed. I can't wait for the next one, but please stop recapping so often and trust your readers. I especially enjoy the description of food and the cheeky characters.

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  • EPA
  • 01-05-22

I have a lot of love for this series… and

The amount of repetition is unnecessary. Even if you for some unknown reason picked up book four in the season there is no reason to hear why Zoe’s hair is white more than once per book.

Some of the regurgitation is now making these characters that I have grown to love feel less dimensional or real than they are!

This story was fun, Julia was great again but the exact repetition of backstory is starting to grate.

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  • Hoblin
  • 12-30-21

must listen

Its a brilliant series hope another one is in the pipeline
looking forward to it

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  • Kaila L. Pettigrove
  • 12-29-21

Good story, great Characters... more editing?

I love this series and always want to hear more about what the characters are up to. That's why I became a little frustrated with the constant updates and "reminders" of what has already happened. This story could do with a bit of editing to tidy up the repetitions and formulate a better way to bring new readers up to speed. Zoe and Dorian's adventures are so interesting...I just want more of them!

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  • Caprice
  • 12-27-21

Running Out Of Steam

Had the feeling that book 5 was running out of steam in respect of the storyline. A little too much padding and repetition of information from previous books. But still an enjoyable read for fans of Gigi Pandian and beautifully narrated as always by Julia Motyka

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  • WinnyWishes
  • 12-21-21

I was looking for fantasy with out swords

needed something entertaining and light, fallen in love with some of the characters and well here's hopeing she writes more ❤

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  • Mark G.
  • 12-13-21

Way to much rinse and repeat

After all the other books I'd been looking forward to this addition to the collection.
But I was soon left frustrated. It soon becomes apparent, the already shorter story is easily 30/40% padding.
It's not that stuff is overly explained it's that , in some cases, it's overly explained paragraph after paragraph.
And considering the story has been taken from the well known children's film (as mentioned by the author)
It just feels incredibly rushed and lacking real story depth.
However the narrator is excellent and brings life to the little gargoyle as best she can.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-05-21

More like Enid Blyton

I am sorry to say that I found this book was more like a young teens novel than the previous 3, possibly even primary children. Not one I would recommend. Which is a shame, and a disservice to the narrator.