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The Witch's Ladder Audiobook

The Witch's Ladder: Detective Marcella Witch's Series, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

A group of talented individuals proficient in the psychic academia of clairvoyance, mental telepathy and bilocation work together to understand life's most unusual secrets. But secrets among psychics are hard to keep, and the members of this group soon realize that even their abilities of mind over matter can't protect them from the blade of the Surgeon Stalker.

©2011 Dana E. Donovan (P)2016 Dana E. Donovan

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    shoe girl 07-27-16
    shoe girl 07-27-16 Member Since 2016

    I am just girl who loves my husband, dogs, shopping online and books!

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    "different, but enjoyable"

    The Witches Ladder. I really liked the magic and witchcraft being thrown in to present day mystery, but it is totally different then most mysteries out there. it was not a bad story, but it just wasn't my cup of tea.

    I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator for an unbiased review via Audio Boom..

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa Harris USA 07-26-16
    Lisa Harris USA 07-26-16

    I am addicted to books. Nothing makes me happier than crawling inside a good book.

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    If you could sum up The Witch's Ladder in three words, what would they be?

    Weird, unnatural, and disbelieving


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The detective, the story focuses around him and his changing beliefs.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was ok, it was a little hard to believe that it could be possible with the witches ladder. It seems to be more like a cult book where each start killing off member of the cult.
    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    April H. Lyons, Ks USA 07-23-16
    April H. Lyons, Ks USA 07-23-16 Member Since 2010
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    "The Witch's Ladder"

    "This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."

    This book left me scratching my head and saying huh????????? Too many things contradict themselves. Psychic's that can't foresee murder of members of their group. Just not paranormal experience I expected.

    The narration was ok but didn't thrill me.

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    skepad 09-15-16
    skepad 09-15-16 Member Since 2014
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    "A really interesting take on detective stories"

    In the very beginning I had trouble listening to this. Maybe for the first half or three-quarters of an hour. But the story really hits it's stride then and from that point on unwashed hooked. There isn't any of the usual trope of no one believing in magic even though it's in front of their face. Who I suspected to be the killer was constantly changing as the book went on and more evidence was found

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    Tiffany Markworth 08-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Likable"
    Would you be willing to try another book from Dana E. Donovan? Why or why not?

    Probably


    Was The Witch's Ladder worth the listening time?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    The story was a little uneven but enjoyable. Eric did a nice job with the pacing of the story. I like the banter between the partners. I received this audiobook for free through Audiobook Boom for my unbiased review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Erin K L New York, NY 08-16-16
    Erin K L New York, NY 08-16-16 Member Since 2013

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    "I kept listening for the narrator"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Probably not. I didn't find the story tremendously engaging and I had trouble relating to many of the characters. It didn't suck me in and I had to start and stop quite a bit just to get through it.


    What was most disappointing about Dana E. Donovan’s story?

    The gaggle of misguided psychics were all very two dimensional and even the descriptions of the murders were sort of bland. I wanted the story to be deeper and to evoke a clearer tale for my imagination.


    What about Eric A. Shelman’s performance did you like?

    All of it. He is a very gifted narrator and saved this book, in my opinion. He has the gumshoe voice of Marcella so well developed. He would be an incredible reader for most books. His female voices sounded believable. Honestly, the narration was the best part of the book.


    Did The Witch's Ladder inspire you to do anything?

    Well, it inspired me to look up Eric Shelman and I found out he also wrote some books. If he writes half as well as he narrates it will be entertaining to check out some of his work.


    Any additional comments?

    The book is not terrible, it just isn't as richly detailed as I typically like my story. This would be a fun car listen.

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    Elizabeth 08-11-16
    Elizabeth 08-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Enjoyable"
    Where does The Witch's Ladder rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The narrator was expressive and the voices were easily distinguishable. The accent of the Latin Detective was very realistic and not caricature at all.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    It could have been more descriptive. I had a hard time picturing the characters and their surroundings.


    Have you listened to any of Eric A. Shelman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not listened to any that I am aware of.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I enjoyed the lightheartedness late in the story.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall, it was an enjoyable story and was told very well.

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    Meagan 08-06-16
    Meagan 08-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    This book got me excited! The fact that it had physics, telekinesis, telepathy, witchcraft, and even possession had be very excited and interested but I listened to the whole book and was not even able to soak all of it in. The narrator was decent I would have liked more emotion in his speaking I definitely like the sound of his voice.. The book really fell flat all I could think of is if all these kids/adults are these amazing beings with all different kinds of abilities such as being able to read minds why in the world could they not read or get a hint of what was going on within their own group? Maybe I just couldn’t get around that..

    "This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobookboom dot com."

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    db 07-28-16
    db 07-28-16
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    "ERic Shelman a brings great characters to life"

    the Witch's Ladder introduced me to the world of Tony and Lilith and Narrator Eric Shelman brought them to live adding another layer to already intriguing characters. I would recommend this to everyone who likes paranormal stories with a twist. Lilith is one of my favorite characters for her strength and she sure knows how to stand up to anyone.

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    Amazon Customer 07-27-16 Member Since 2016

    I am 71 year's old I listen to a lot of mysteries I like cute ones I really like the cozy mysteries I like Christmas mysteries and horror

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    "good book"

    this book was very different. but it was good I don't want to give anything away but you have to listen to it CRAZY
    I received this book free from the publisher,author and or narrator for a honest review and unbiased option via audio book boom

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