I have an hour commute (each way), so I listen to at least 4-6 per month. A bad narrator will kill a book for me faster than anything
A good narrator brings life to a story...and Ana's one kills it. This book falls into the later category. It's a good story and I found myself becoming interested in the characters quickly. There is not a lot of "drama" or conflict...this is clearly a set up book for the rest of the series.
Unfortunately I will never find out what happens to these characters because I can see the same narrator does the rest of them and that is an absolute deal breaker. She ruined the book for me. Very cheesy, hokey over the top delivery that sounds a little like an amused newscaster with too much caffeine is the closest I can come to her style. It really detracts from the story. She did a pretty lousy job of keeping the characters separate vocally which sometimes made it hard to keep track of who was speaking, too.
It's a shame that an interesting book was ruined this way. I just can't stomach this narrator enough to power through.
this is been a really good book first part of a very good series. I really enjoyed listening to it
Really enjoyed this book, wish I had read it before book 2. Will have to read book 2 again before reading the next in the series.
Martha stirs the imagination, making the story come alive and everyone very vivid in their participation.
At first I liked this book, then about halfway through I realized I was waiting for something. I was waiting for the conflict. The author sets up some interesting situations: training mishaps, super powerful 4 year old, etc. But at no point in the story are any of these things really a problem. The characters are all very nice people without any real flaws. That means the second a potential problem arose it was solved because everyone is so great. This would be a wonderful world to live in, but it makes a weak story.
No! The narrated version is not worth the ticket price. The books are available on Kindle unlimited and are short works. It takes too long to listen to. I had to increase the speed to 1.25 to get through it. It's better to read the series.
It's a book that is geared towards new age sensibilities. A modern coven with well intentioned quirky individuals with social conscience and high moral certitudes. Not a verisimilitude of the real world but an escapist work. Writing is good and dialogues excellent.
No! Warm comforting voice that is well suited to the book.
Get the book, it's cheaper.
First off, I have to say that I very much disliked the narrator. This is rare for me. Normally I'm not too sensitive to narration, but Ms. Pardee's cadence just stumbled enough to be a bit distracting to me.
Otherwise, A Modern Witch is quite an enjoyable experience. The most impressive aspect of the novel is that it is a fantasy without an antagonist. There isn't even any conflict between characters, at least none that lasts more than a minute or two.
I consider it an impressive feat to keep the "action" moving well enough to maintain interest without such devices. Ms. Geary succeeds brilliantly on that part. Lauren sells real-estate. Nat does yoga. Parents raise kids, and kids do kid stuff. And it's interesting. I don't even like yoga, or real-estate for that matter. Kudos.
My enjoyment of this slice-of-life fare may be a bit skewed because of the multiple parallels I saw to my own life. Several of the characters are computer programmers, which is my trade as well. There are a couple of deaf characters in the story; my wife is deaf. Also, one of the more emotional scenes centers around a boy with autism. I have a boy on the autism spectrum.
Even so, I believe that this is a well written, expertly paced, heartwarming story with broad appeal. It's short and oh-so-sweet. I heartily recommend giving it a listen.
24 summers old and love fantasy books. I like being able to drift off into another world.
I love that she's my age its a 20 something book start of a new genre and the story gets you so hooked on modern witches
The writing was not coherent. The narration was pretty good but I could not take the writing. The author was all over the place. I would not recommend this book to anyone. It was a torture to listen to. I could not even get past the first chapter. Save your money for something better.
being dyslexic, I never read allot but I loved books...doesn't mix right? NOPE...wrong...Audible allows me to "read" at a pace that works for me and they have a great selection of books to keep me interested. I'm a fiction , sci-fi, and adventure books with strong female characters reader. I have been on a Vampire kick lately so female protags have been on my list.
This isn't a traditional "action" witch book. It was a great story about discovery and relationships...and adopting people into a family. ..The characters make you smile, they make you laugh, and the make you cry too. I recommend this book to those who love to observe interactions and people.
let me see as I silently giggle to myself, oh my too trite. I tried, but I just couldn't finish this, this should be offered in the bad writing contest with all the adjectives and 'subliminal' descriptions.