I have to agree with several other reviewers, story starts slow then picks up, however the narrator is just HORRIBLE. she has a whimpery kinda voice and a bit too whiny which really doesn't suit the story and makes it quite difficult to focus on the storyline.
I'm frequently dubious about first books in a series, but this one made me happy. I liked the characters, the plot was entertaining, and the narrator grew on me. Overall, it was a credit well-spent. I will listen to other books in the series and probably try the author's other series.
Wonderfully narrated. A nice surprise of a story. Getting the next one now. The characters are very interesting. Can't wait to build on it.
The narrator has a terribly fade - away voice that put me to sleep and doesn't fit the main character at all. I like the story and the character, but will not listen to anything else read by this narrator.
I like culinary mysteries. That is how I got started. I also like fiction.
The main plot of witches fighting demons is great. But the other side plots of love interests, spying and friendships makes me ready to read the next book.
Story was interesting and engaging
Spoke in undertones and trailed off sentences to the point where at times I couldn't understand last words. I wanted to give her a big jolt of caffeine.
Not going to continue with series as I see it's read by the same narrator. Shame.
Listen to the sample before buying this book. I hate to say it, but I really didn't like the narrator's style.
This was a wonderful book! I happen to think the narrator XE Sands was fantastic.. she had a nice sexiness to her voice and it was very fitting.. I will definitely be reading the next book!
I will buy the rest of this series on my Kindle and listen to it using Text-to-Speech. I liked the story and characters. I don't feel the narrator is right for these characters. I think I'd do better to let the computer voice read it.
I'm a fan of this genre (such as Molly Harper & Darynda Jones). Lily's story about her life with witchcraft is fun with a good dose of mystery and suspense built in. I recommend the series and the author-- in Kindle format. Save your credits for something with a different narrator.
Xe Sands has a soft, extremely sultry voice, and tends to drop her volume at the end of the sentence so you might not hear what she says. I felt like I'd just called a 1-900-sex line. It was distracting and I needed to rewind the book several times because my mind wandered. (and I was driving). An author wants the narrator to grab the audience and keep them enthralled with the story (so you buy more books). When you read a section where the character is excited, you should sound excited (or scared, sad, happy, etc.) Ms. Sands needs to show emotion when reading. She is GREAT at sultry. But I don't want a woman trying to seduce me during my witchy mystery. If this were an erotic romance it would be perfect for Ms. Sands.
I want to go vintage shopping!