Stacy Justice is your average small-town reporter...who just so happens to be a witch. She’s never had the time or patience to mess around with the magic her grandmother and great-aunts are into, even though Grandma says Stacy has a higher calling. Right now, Stacy has stories to cover, her cousin Cinnamon’s bar to help run, and her cute cop boyfriend and flatulent Great Dane to keep her company.
But when someone sets Cinnamon’s bar ablaze - almost killing Stacy in the process - the green-eyed redhead will have to embrace her inner witch after all. Then her investigation into the crime reveals two things: Someone wants Stacy dead, and her so-called magic skills are rusty. If she doesn’t get her mojo back soon, she won’t live long enough to find out if Grandma was right.
A bewitching tale of mystery, magic, and mayhem, Opal Fire ignites a dazzling new mystery series.
©2012 Barbra Annino (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
The story was very entertaining and I'm a sucker for a story that has an animal as part of the story (Stacy's pet dog). Not only was it comical in places, but it had a good mystery at the heart of the story. Her family provided several laugh out loud moments and added to the story. This was a cleverly written who-done-it, without getting bogged down in the details. It was a very easy listen and the narrator was very good. I look forward to the other two books in the series.
I really liked Stacy's character and her relationship with her dog and family. Even though she was a witch, that was not the main focus of the story. She is a very normal type of person who just happens to have magical abilities and a dysfunctional family.
If you are looking for a lighthearted, fun mystery with several quirky characters and a strong female lead character who is very likeable, then this is the story for you.
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...
Here we have a supernatural mystery where the supernatural doesn't overwhelm the story. It gives the story a good grounding while having enough wonder at what the supernatural side of things will contribute.
On the downside the characters were a little two dimensional. There needs to be a bit more development there. The villain of the piece was a little obvious and could have been more of a surprise with a few more tweaks and less mustache twirling.
I've already picked up the next two in the series. I listen to a lot of audiobooks and am always looking for promising authors.
A good narrator can make or break an audiobook. Additionally, the right narrator can really bring the characters to life. Amy R. does a good job here and I think can be safely added to the list of Narrators that I will gladly listen to.
The story line is great at first I had a hard time getting into it but once I did I finished it in one night
I really wish i could say Stacy but I really love the sister bound between the three older ladies coming from a three sister family I know how they really feel when they take care of one another I think I would be lolly even though I am the youngest lol I like to be out there sometimes!!!
I did Like The way the Story Was told so Thumbs up
I can't re name it the name fits when you read the book
I wish they were longer!!!!!
I wouldn't say this was the best of the books I have listened to, but it was a fun read. I would recommend it to friends.
I can't remember her name but I liked Stacy's cousin that owned the bar. She wasn't a huge character but I liked her sassiness. Plus, I loved the aunts and grandmother.
It took me a while to like her performance. I thought she sounded bored reading it.
At first I thought I would just skip the book and try listening to it later, but it continued to keep my interest. I found myself looking forward to seeing what happens next. Was surprised that I actually enjoyed it :)
I might continue on with this series. It did leave me wondering what will happen in the next book ;)
fun listen it was full of twist and turns liked it when i was listening to it but when i got time to write the review i had problems remembering the storyline i had to go back. i had oh yeah that one moment. is worth the listen.
I enjoyed this book and have since listened to book two. This tale is easy to listen and has enough story-line to keep me keen to return to find out what happens. Stacy Justice and her faithful Great Dane work to solve a mystery when her cousin's bar is burned down. Stacy lives in a small town with colourful friends, family, and neighbours.
This is straight genre writing. It's a satisfying story and a good mystery.
Yes and no. I want to listen to the other titles in this series, but I would rather this narrator were not doing them. I would never seek out this narrator. Her voice is very flat and has an odd inflection. Words like "death" sound like "dath," and I find that distracting.
It's interesting to learn a bit about wicken culture.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
This was a nice whodunit. No swear words, no sex, and a big loveable dog. Stacy was in denial of her magical powers because she believed she caused her fathers death. However, her grandmother thinks its time for her to accept her given gifts and get on with her calling. We all know Fate loves to dip her hands in and does just that. What happens next has Stacy becoming a believer and accepting the way things are.
The narrator did a fine job. I have heard so many mediocre narrators lately I have become inured to them, unless they are super horrible.
This is an easy listen, young people would enjoy this one also. Its pretty tame and clean.
"Opal Fire is on fire!"
Congrats to Barbra for a fab story line - I have read this e-book but to hear it the narrator Any Rubinate has done a fabulous job in helping to tell the story. I'm always a little worried about picking the right narrator for a book I've already read, but this was a great choice. Thanks to Audible for publishing.... I've brought all three now to listen to. Well done all involved.
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