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Witch Is When It All Began Audiobook

Witch Is When It All Began: A Witch P.I. Mystery

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Publisher's Summary

When the going gets tough....

Private investigator, Jill Gooder, has been hired to find a serial killer because, as usual, the police can't buy a clue. Jill, the not so proud owner of a crazy, one-eyed cat, probably can't expect too much help from her PA/Secretary, Mrs. V, who spends all day knitting.

And just in case all of that wasn't bad enough, Jill's just about to discover she's a witch.

...break out the custard creams.

©2015 Implode Publishing Ltd (P)2016 Implode Publishing Ltd

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    RavidReader Detroit, MI, United States 05-07-16
    RavidReader Detroit, MI, United States 05-07-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Fun light-weight listen. Superb narration!!!"

    Fun! A nice break from more intense complex mysteries. Suitable for listening when car pooling with children as there aren't any sex scenes or foul language. The narrator is absolutely superb!!! Hannah Platts is as good as such great narrators; Katherine Kellgren, Simon Vance, George Guidall, etc. With over 600 audible books owned, I truly appreciate a good narrator. They can make or break a book for me. She made this book come to life. I'm hopeful that she is at the beginning of her career and will continue to narrate more books (currently, she had only a few).

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Zena 03-12-16
    Zena 03-12-16
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    "Interesting"

    Interesting theme. A P.A. that knits and apparently that's her true calling, a talking one-eyed, cheeky cat and a P.I./newby witch who is the main character.
    Add all these to the mix and stir well ... Now you have a sweet murder/mystery/witchy story. Quite entertaining.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Cynthia Colorado Springs, CO, United States 03-05-16
    Cynthia Colorado Springs, CO, United States 03-05-16
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    "Thrilled to have found this series!!!!"
    Would you listen to Witch Is When It All Began again? Why?

    Loved the narrator so much!! And the writing is brilliant!


    Have you listened to any of Hannah Platts’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Only saw one other book by this narrator which wasn't my style. It would be amazing if Hannah Platt narrated this entire series!!! I would buy each and every one!!!


    Any additional comments?

    MORE PLEASE!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Aurora, CO, United States 03-02-16
    Amazon Customer Aurora, CO, United States 03-02-16 Member Since 2012
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    "A fun listen"

    A crazy one eyed cat...who talks!, a bran new witch just learning, a knitting nincompoop ( she drives me crazy) and a murder, no make that murders, makes this a fun book! I enjoyed listening to the reader, and although this is the start of a series Our detective got things done. I can see many things just bubbling on the edge awaiting development in the next book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Farrell 04-03-16
    Farrell 04-03-16

    Sci-fi, detective, cozy. Only give 5s to those books I think stand above the rest. 4 is a good solid book. 3 is average, nothing special.

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    "Decent enough"

    A fun little romp. Light and clean. Tried to be a mystery and a paranormal, didn't do either especially well, but the pace and tone were fine, so was an enjoyable few hours.

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    Kindle Customer 03-09-16
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    "Wonderful book from a wonderful series"

    I absolutely love this series! The narrator isn't my favorite, but that's because I've read the book and no narrator is going to match the way I imagined it. The series is absolutely amazing! Seriously, it's one that I keep a constant look out for. I really do hope that they do audio versions of the rest of the books. I really like to listen to books at work and while doing chores around the house.

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    Amazon Customer 09-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Story, EXCEPTIONAL narration"

    When it comes to audio books, the best stories can be ruined by sub-par narration, and stories that seem dull on a page can come to life in the hands of an exceptional narrator.

    While Adele Abbott's writing is by no means dull (in fact, I enjoy it quite a bit) Hannah Platts' performance brings an already wonderful story soaring to new heights.

    On it's own "Witch Is When It All Began" is the kind of book I may have read for eagerly for 30 minutes to an hour every night before bed (which, with a busy work/home life schedule and a passion for falling asleep at 8:30 on the couch, is quite a lot for me).

    The audio book had me taking the (even) longer route on my 2+ hour commute every day just to squeeze in a few more minutes, and then sneaking in a few extra minutes where ever I could -- cooking, showering, ... quietly at 2 a.m. when my fiance was asleep next to me ...

    Abbott's characters are beyond great: well-rounded, human (even if they aren't technically human), entertaining, and witty. Everything you could ask for. Platts' interpretation of them breathes that last bit of life into each and every one of them to make them feel just as real as you or me.

    Unless you don't enjoy being entertained or completely engrossed in your audio books, I'd HIGHLY recommend adding the Witch P.I. series to your cart right this instant.

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    Angela 09-13-16
    Angela 09-13-16 Member Since 2014
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    cute story, can't wait to read more by this author. was really a charming story.....

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    Kindle Customer Chicago, IL USA 08-26-16
    Kindle Customer Chicago, IL USA 08-26-16 Member Since 2012

    hooked on books

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    "Witch Is When It All Began"

    A very interesting and enjoyable read. I'm looking forward to the next in this series. I want to see how the witch training with the new found grandmother progresses. Also will she be able to keep her witchcraft from her sister? Will there be a romantic relationship with the detective?

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    Divine Lunacy Las Vegas, NV, United States 08-11-16
    Divine Lunacy Las Vegas, NV, United States 08-11-16 Member Since 2016

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    "I WANT MORE OF THIS!"
    What made the experience of listening to Witch Is When It All Began the most enjoyable?

    The story line is enjoyable and Hannah Platts is one of my new favorite narrators. The characters are engaging. I love the humor, too.


    What other book might you compare Witch Is When It All Began to and why?

    I don't know that I would compare this to other books. It is a murder mystery, witch is when it all began. (I love the play on words) It is a magical cozy mystery.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Jill finally gets that she is, indeed, a witch.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The writer has a wry sense of humor and Hannah Platts gets it across beautifully. I did chuckle several times.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope that Audible will put the whole series out. I truly enjoyed this and I definitely want more.

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  • Alexis
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    "Nice idea but 5 hours too long!"

    So I read the reviews and thought well nice idea lets try this one. Urgh - the writing is pedestrian to say the least and the 'story' such as it is drab. If our heroine says 'I must be crazy' - 'you must be crazy', 'they must be crazy' once more..............!!!!!!!! Okay so finding out your a witch on your mothers deathbed is a little odd but hey this is fantasy -you know the drill. To continue to believe that your mother called you a witch as an offensive term was a little stupid to say the least but finding out you are an actual witch doesn't make you 'crazy'. The introduction of serial killer plot was a little bizarre but if the heroine was a little more sympathetic it would have sat better.
    Perhaps a better editor is needed, but the writing sure does need tightening up.
    This is another narrator that believe women 'of a certain age' should have crackly, off key voices - never heard one myself but then what do I know - I'm only a woman 'of a certain age'.
    I am sorry that I can find no plus sides to this book - frankly I don't care how it began and, with another 3 hours to go - I definitely don't care how it ends

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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