I like the whole Texan theme which runs alongside the whole paranormal one.
That it doesn't take itself too seriously.
Once I got used to the narration it was ok, but it would have been better with a better reader, someone who actually read at the correct pace without the odd pauses and patterns of speech. A Texan would have been even better.
There are follow up books and I have read them, I hope there are more. I love this sort of light fiction in between more serious reads.
If you are a fan of Charlaine Harris then these books, although not so clever or original should be up your alley. They are light hearted, fun and silly, I just wish the overall performance of this audio book had been better.
Love fantasy books, usually with a strong female character. I also enjoyed just about anything from J.D Robb I am a fan of mysteries as well. I also enjoy funny and quirky novels anything from Molly Harper is a winner in my book. Since listening to audio books is important to me while I travel I also follow certain narrators as well.
I was looking for a new series, I found this great book. I laughed throughout the entire book, it was really good. I cant wait to see what see writes next.
The story was ok. I think it will be a good start to the series. I got annoyed at how the main character kept talking like her mother and aunt would be back any day even though it was obvious that they would not be in the story at all. And I find it convenient that Tammy Jo could never do magic before, but can now with no training and just vague memories of watching her mother and aunt.
My main problem was the narrator. Mandy Siegfried sounded like a monotone 15 yr old. Ms. Siegfried needs to work on her timing and varying her tone of voice. The reactions to a fender bender and a werewolf attack should be different.
I'll keep going with the series, but unless the narrator changed I'll switch to the paper version of the book.
I really loved this book. Being a Texas girl I can see the humor in Would-be Witch and it had me laughing out loud.
Audible hurry up and get the rest of "A Southern Witch Novel" series.
The first chapter of this was enjoyable and fresh, but as the plot begins to unfold ( or more acurately bounce about) it becomes a little too familiar.
A young southern woman with special powers she denies and insists she is a "pastry chef" ("I'm a cocktail waitress" ~sookie ) is caught in a love triangle (ala Bill & Eric) and gets help from her flamboyant gay male friend and his vampire to solve a problem with werewolves.
Besides the obvious Sookie Stackhouse plot the book is just silly. Set in a fair sized town in Texas where all the primary females chracters names are followed by Sue or Jo (insert eye roll here), the town is the jewel of a magical grid......and only two families in town are magical, and no one, including her exhusband who has seen the magical herb garden believes in magic or knows it exists.
I found myself frowning at my ipod and wondering if I had missed a chapter somewhere.
On the otherhand, I can honestly say I have never heard of a witch that calls the corners by calling power from the earth while praying to God and promising to begin recycling. That sounds much funnier in abstract, trust me.
The dialogue was tired and juvenille, and I had serious issues with the main characters slap her leg happily and singing country songs as her cat bleeds to death.
The idea behind the book is pretty good. However the writing wasn't the greatest. Theres not enough lead into the scenes, things just seem to happen. I don't think i will be reading the second book, just don't like the writing style.
I have to agree with some of the more negative reviews already posted...
The story had potential but the writing needs work (and editing). The pace was consistent in that it was *never* steady. Each scene was either too long or there wasn't enough lead in. Half the time it appears that the main character's decision making is either completely illogical or just plain stupid - this wasn't helped by the poor narration that made the character come off as a naive 12 year old. The first half of the book I spent asking myself "Where is this going?" 3/4 of the way through I got to the point where the primary question became "Why do I care?"