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Bewitched, Bothered, and Biscotti Audiobook

Bewitched, Bothered, and Biscotti: Magical Bakery Mystery Series, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

As a new witch - not to mention owner of Savannah's most enchanting bakery - Katie Lightfoot is still getting used to casting spells, brewing potions, and mastering her magical powers. But that doesn't mean she can't find time to enjoy a picnic with firefighter Declan McCarthy...until she stumbles upon a corpse.

The dead man's tattoo reveals he was a member of a secret society - and it turns out he's missing an object that was very important to the group. When Katie learns the killer was after more than the man's life, she and her Aunt Lucy leave the baked goods on the rack to cool and set off in hot pursuit of a killer.

©2012 Penguin Group (USA), Inc. (P)2013 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"This paranormal cozy takes on a decidedly thriller overtone midstream. This is just what it needs to break out of the witchcraft tutorial mode that threatens to stall Cates's second title in her promising series. Partner this with Juliet Blackwell's Witchcraft Mystery series." (Library Journal)

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    SandieRS Anaheim, CA, United States 11-11-13
    SandieRS Anaheim, CA, United States 11-11-13 Member Since 2009
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    "So much fun!"
    If you could sum up Bewitched, Bothered, and Biscotti in three words, what would they be?

    Spell Binding Fun!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Katie. I find baking to be very cathartic and I love her approach to cooking and magic.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, I wanted to, but life gets in the way!


    Any additional comments?

    I loved this book, and hope the third book in this series will be posted soon!!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 05-21-16
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    "Narrator for 1st book way better!"

    if you listened to the 1st book and liked it, don't bother with this one. Main character went from upbeat to depressing.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Rosie Rae 04-06-16
    Rosie Rae 04-06-16
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    "Fun story"

    I missed the upbeat energy of Johanna Parker, the reader of Brownies and Broomsticks, but Amy Rubinate did a fine job, with consistent voices for the individual characters. The only issue I really have with her reading quality is the fairly frequent tone that seems either like a "snarky" quality or a "come hither" tone, depending on the situation, and this is not always an appropriate type tone, which got a bit annoying at times. Got past that, and the book is a fun read/listen. Am about to dive into book 3.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Fan 07-23-15
    Amazon Fan 07-23-15
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    "Another narrator Please!"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    what happened to Johanna Parker?!"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
    Johanna Parker was the first narrator of the series, then the series had to switch to Bailey Cates, who cannot narrate. Ms. Cates has such a monotone voice, when listening to my audiobook while doing home chores: washing dishes, I practically fall into my dish soap. Please bring Ms. Parker back ASAP!




    What did you like best about this story?

    Seeing Ms. Cates can only read w/ once voice, all the characters sound alike, but if I could discern, I think I could choose Lucy...she's so kick-back and positive.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The performance could have been better if Ms. Cates took acting courses to perfect her reading ability, which takes acting skills. Most good professional readers have been actores.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy Alexander 12-20-13

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    "I miss the first reader Johanna Parker."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would recommend this book in print form, not audio. I find this author fun and I enjoy my time spent in her work. I don't enjoy Ms Rubinates performance, & I tried coming back in different moods & times of day. She didn't bring the dialects from Haiti & Ohio plus the different southern dialects that are found throughout the southeast to justice. Actually, she murdered the Haitian so badly & the unenthusiastic way she has of speaking drives me nuts right now. But I've like her in other stuff. Really.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mimsey, Declan, & Katy are my favorites.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Amy Rubinate’s performances?

    Maybe.


    Was Bewitched, Bothered, and Biscotti worth the listening time?

    Well I got the kindle version so I could finish it. Take that for what it means to you.


    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 08-26-16

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    "Huge improvement from 1st in series!"

    I was hoping the series would improve and it did! The author did a fine job with an engaging story and continuing character development that was very satisfying. There's still great potential with the multiple arcs of the story. I look forward to more. Good narration, too!

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    Juan Carrillo winnettka ca 08-20-16
    Juan Carrillo winnettka ca 08-20-16 Member Since 2014

    Have always loved books and I find that as I have gotten older I find this way more enjoyable then listening to the radio.

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    "not as sweet as could be"
    What did you like best about Bewitched, Bothered, and Biscotti? What did you like least?

    the story seemed to drag on and lacked some of the insight into katie that the 1st book had. also Katie's love triangle is going on to long I would love to see her steve now. The stuff in the bakery was great but more passion is needed for the next book


    Would you recommend Bewitched, Bothered, and Biscotti to your friends? Why or why not?

    no..i did not like it as much as the 1st


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    more passion and not sound like she's bored


    Could you see Bewitched, Bothered, and Biscotti being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    as of right now no I can't


    Any additional comments?

    want to hear the next book, because i like the idea so I hope it's better.

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    JD Fairbanks, AK, United States 05-30-16
    JD Fairbanks, AK, United States 05-30-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Narrator seemed bored"

    Good second book if you like the genre. I listened to this book shortly after the first and was stunned at the night and day difference in narrators. Knowing that this narrator performs following books I doubt I'll continue the series. :(

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    Judith 01-10-16
    Judith 01-10-16
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    "Getting better and better"

    Bewitching fun. Much better than the first. Looking forward to the next to see what new discoveries are in store for the whole group/s

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    Amazon Customer 08-15-15
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    "I loved the book . "

    I really enjoy Amy Rubinate's voice I liked the way she gave each person their own voice

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