I did my best to stay with the book but after perserving for 5 hours, I have decided to abandon it. I cannot take all the gushing, touchy, feely dialogue. Do people really talk like this in any reality? This is too sickly sweet for me.
Might be an ok book, if Ms Geary could get on with the story and stop talking about how everyone is feeling.
I enjoyed the concept of modern witches living in the real world and relating to normal daily life. The main character is a modern day woman who faces the dilemma of deciding who she really is.
This is an enjoyable book that is easy to listen to.
The story started with an contemporary on-line world of witches that sounded like it could be fun. Unfortunately, the author never really took advantage of all the opportunities to make an interesting story. I kept putting it down because it was boring. It took a while to get through the entire story. Overall, I'd give this a miss.
Unfulfilled potential for a good, fun story,
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I wasn't expecting much - I like to download a few undemanding fluff-books for when I am out walking my dog. But this fails to deliver even that. The plot is less than banal, the writing is poor and repetitive, and as other reviewers have noted, the whole thing is made still worse by the extremely annoying narrator. The inappropriate, constant happy twinkle in her voice is hard to take.
wife,mother, hard worker... and lover of romance and wit
lauren goes online to buy groceries only to get sucked into an online witch chat room.
lauren says she's not a witch ... but is she and doesn't know it? nell, the witch who accidentally pulled her into the online chat room sends her brother to check lauren out. he comes and starts to mentor lauren, meets her best friend and zing, they fall in love.
lauren gets into trouble and the group fly out to Berkley california to help lauren learn how to be a modern witch.
ok... but not my normal read, there was very minimal romance, but some funny and entertaining moments, this would be a good book for my innocent teenage sister (or daughter)
A five star rating is a rare occurrence from me, as is a one star rating. I primarily listen to sci-fi though I will branch out occasionally. Political satire/comedy and I did manage to laugh my way through that whole E.L. James series... you know the one...
I may end up losing my man card. Deborah seems to have developed a habit of writing heart warming fictions with characters that I really grow to love. If you see me listening to something and a slight glint is in the corner of my eye, please just assume that its sun glare. I know I'm in a dim lit room, but damn it just because a book is sweet and heart warming does not mean I should end up like a kid watching E.T. for the first time.
Anyway Deborah's books are excellent and Martha Harmon Pardee is the perfect narrator to bring out the heart of these books. I only hope that Deborah becomes popular enough to get the rest of her Witch Central and Modern Witch books on Audible. I've already listened to the three available twice each and still the same spots got me both times through.
As a mom of young children I like to listen while I do laundry or dishes etc. Audio books give me the chance to read (listen) more!
The story seemed to wander pointlessly with no interesting events happening to the characters. It was all just explaining this authors version of magic.
Something more exciting.
Perhaps if the story was better.
Cut down on the explanations and have more events to help explain the world she created.
The story was fairly good, but had a hard time listening to it. It was read in very child like voices, that just didn't really bring the characters to life. The male voices were especially hard to handle.
This might seem like an odd comment - but there was no conflict in this book. If there was, it was less intense than a bruised knee. This was a lovey-dovey book with no drama, no conflict and no reason to keep reading. The characters are all so sweet and nice and nothing happens but loads of hugs and kisses. I'm lost at all the amazing reviews. I guess for people who love feel-good books with no drama - this is for you!