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A Witch Before Dying: Wishcraft Mystery, Book 2 | [Heather Blake]

A Witch Before Dying: Wishcraft Mystery, Book 2

When Darcy is hired by Elodie Keaton to clean up her missing mother's disorderly home, the Wishcrafter is certainly up for the task. After all, the motto of her Aunt Ve's personal concierge service As You Wish is "No Job Impossible." But beneath the piles of old newspapers and knickknacks Darcy discovers something much more disturbing - Patrice Keaton's body.
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When Darcy is hired by Elodie Keaton to clean up her missing mother's disorderly home, the Wishcrafter is certainly up for the task. After all, the motto of her Aunt Ve's personal concierge service As You Wish is "No Job Impossible." But beneath the piles of old newspapers and knickknacks Darcy discovers something much more disturbing - Patrice Keaton's body.

Darcy's determined to give Elodie peace of mind by investigating her mother's disappearance and death. Patrice was last seen over a year ago after a fight with her Charmcrafter boyfriend. Was her murder a crime of passion? Or were Patrice's troubles caused by the Anicula, a wish-granting amulet? Now Darcy has to not only find a killer, she has to find the Anicula - before the power of ultimate wish fulfillment falls into the wrong hands.

©2012 Heather Webber (P)2014 Tantor

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    GranAnne 01-22-15
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    "Interesting story, narrator not so interesting."

    This story is interesting. It's the second in the series. I enjoyed the first one although the narrator's performance was quite uneven. It seemed she forgot which voice she used for which character. I was hoping she would improve becoming more familiar with the characters in the second book. Unfortunately she didn't because the same thing occurred. I would read the print books in the rest of the series but not listen to them with this narrator.

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    EnVee JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, United States 09-01-15
    EnVee JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, United States 09-01-15
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    "A Witch turned P.I."

    another good story told by narrator Coleen Marlo.Very intriguing and engaging.Lots of mystery,who done it,why and how?A bit confusing at times,alot of characters involved in this book,so it was a bit hard to follow at times and Coleen at times,her voice would be low so you couldn't tell if she was speaking for a man character or a woman character.But overall it was better than the first story.Darcy and Nick are finally taking a more romantic approach to their relationship and aunt V. is still a hoot.

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    Amy F. Gilman Dallas, TX 07-23-15
    Amy F. Gilman Dallas, TX 07-23-15 Member Since 2007

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    "Fun Clean Mystery"

    I was looking for something that I could listen to outloud in my office at work and A Witch Before Dying fit the bill. I like Colleen Marlo's narration. This is the fourth Heather Blake book I have listened to and I am becoming a big fan.

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    Sandra United States 07-02-15
    Sandra United States 07-02-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Good Story!! I love a humorous, witch-y mystery!"

    While I love the humor and the eccentric characters, I do not love the narrator. Sounds like Energizer Bunny and William Shatner had a daughter. Speed of narration is often a little too fast and emphasis is given on every other syllable at least at the beginning of the book. Once she gets into a rhythm, it gets better, but still a little like sandpaper to the ears. That being said, it's NOT bad enough for me to abandon the series if she continues to be the narrator. I have listened to much worse that have caused me to stop listening and resort to the written word.

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    MovieLover 05-27-15
    MovieLover 05-27-15

    Not much of a reader but love to listen

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    "Great book"

    I love the story and the fun of this book as well as the narrator. She does an incredible job with all of the voices and sound effects and makes the book a laugh out loud enjoyment

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    Farrell 05-13-15
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    Enjoyable continuation of the series. Dialog is a bit simplistic and the narration isn't the best, but the overall story is fine and the characters work well.

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    Michelle 01-20-15
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    An amazing continuation of the first book for those of us who read it and any fascinating catch up for those who hadnt. love this series!

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    Marti Garner Sierra Vista, AZ United States 01-20-15
    Marti Garner Sierra Vista, AZ United States 01-20-15 Member Since 2011
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    right after finishing the first two books I ordered the next two. I look forward to the next one in the series.

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    Amazon Customer 01-16-15 Member Since 2010
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    "good read light airey fun. good story ."

    i loved it leaves you feeling good and ready for the next one. which if you will excuse me i will start now!

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    Marian 01-08-15
    Marian 01-08-15
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    Would you listen to A Witch Before Dying again? Why?

    Probably not only because I have so many books ahead to read.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Darcy. She was portrayed as a sensible character, not too overbearing or careless and not whimpy.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    I had a problem with the narration throughout the whole book. I couldn't get my mind off of the narrator's slight British accent that came through regularly even when she wasn't narrating the characters that were meant to have a full on British accents. It distracted me. To me there should have been a Bostonian accent for Darcy and the other local characters because of the area the story took place in. She did an excellent job of the various characters and I enjoyed the female, male, and creatures voices. I was pleased that the narrator didn't sound like a teenager as is found in many books these day which is off-putting.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall, it was a good book and I enjoyed it.

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