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A Modern Witch Audiobook

A Modern Witch: A Modern Witch, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Can you live 28 years without discovering you're a witch?

Lauren is downtown Chicago's youngest elite realtor. She's also a witch. She must be - the fetching spell for Witches' Chat isn't supposed to make mistakes. So says the woman who coded the spell, at least.

The tall, dark, and handsome guy sent to assess her is a witch too (and no, that doesn't end the way you might think). What he finds in Lauren will change lives, mess with a perfectly good career, and require lots of ice cream therapy.

A Modern Witch is a full-length novel, 81,000 words.

The next two books in the series, A Hidden Witch and A Reckless Witch, are coming soon to audio.

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Debora Geary is working on several more audiobooks expected out in 2012, if the kids don't spill any more water on her laptop.

©2011 Debora Geary (P)2012 Debora Geary

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    Elle (AKA PlantCrone) in the great NorthWest OREGON 05-20-14

    ELLE aka PlantCrone of the Great Pacific Northwest. I enjoy almost every genre-S/F, Action, Biographies and Histories & Romance

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    "Needs a much better narrator & editing"

    I like the idea of the series-and I did appreciate that I could listen to this with my 9 year old grand daughter in the car with me - it's very 1950s TV. Not a swear word, no blood and guts, no terrible evil waiting to get the cute kid. "It's Leave it to Beaver".... with witches....in 2014. As some previous reviewer said - this is an alternative to Vampires and Zombies.

    The plot needs to up tempo a bit and the narrator needs to "WAKE UP!!!!" Her phrasing was tedious and bored sounding. If you can't sleep, this is the narrator for you-she ought to read "go to sleep" meditations for a living!

    With the right narrator, this book might be more enjoyable. I've already bought the second book in the series on an Audible deal...3 books for 2 credits. When am I going to learn that Audible sprinkles their loser books amongst these 'good deals'..I think these are going back.

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    Mel S. 05-20-14
    Mel S. 05-20-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Clever mix of contemporary and fantasy"
    If you could sum up A Modern Witch in three words, what would they be?

    Witch Family Living


    What did you like best about this story?

    This is basically a contemporary novel, but instead of the protagonist being Joe/Joanne-normal, we are following the life of witches. These witches don't fight evil, or act evilly, they simply exist, following their own traditions while living and working like anyone else. It was a really interesting take on the subject, and it was extremely humorous and heartwarming.


    Which character – as performed by Martha Harmon Pardee – was your favorite?

    Jamie-he's fun and interesting, and you can't help but love how much he loves his family.


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

    Not in the sense that it was suspenseful or engrossing and I just had to know what happens, but listening to this story made me smile, and gave me a light feeling, so I definitely enjoyed listening to it and was disappointed when I had to turn it off.


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    Jinene 05-06-14
    Jinene 05-06-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Meaty"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    absolutely! Awesome story line with turns unexpected and humor interjected. I am so proud to be a witch.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Reality mixed with fantasy.


    What about Martha Harmon Pardee’s performance did you like?

    The complete metamorphosis of voice type, Timor, and talent of delivery.


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

    Yes, but alas, I work.


    Any additional comments?

    Want more...please.

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    Bookmage Saint Louis 03-09-14
    Bookmage Saint Louis 03-09-14 Listener Since 2007
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    "Couldn't listen to it because of Narrator"
    Would you be willing to try another one of Martha Harmon Pardee’s performances?

    No, The narrator talked each line punctually, taking you out of the story. There was no flow and no difference each sentence. This wasn't distracting immediately, but after 15 minutes I couldn't stop picturing the narrator forcing a smile the whole time while reading each sentence line by line rather then telling a story. She reads very clearly, but could be replaced with a computer.


    Any additional comments?

    Not sure if the book was going to be good or not, it started to get cheezy quickly, and with the lackluster narration I only could listen to 20 min.

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    amazonian Glendale, Az 02-27-14
    amazonian Glendale, Az 02-27-14 Member Since 2010

    Series: unique chars/plot line multi genre: Fantasy /Mystery/Adventure, Nars lg. repertoire ...diverse defined chars and comic timing

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    "Don't Dismiss, Highly Unique, Evolving Premise"

    I'm drawn to series because they allow you to become fully invested in the characters and because they allow for the storyline and characters to evolve throughout the series. Unfortunately in order to introduce the characters and story premise, the first book is frequently light on plot and loses it's audience before it gets off the ground. NO SPOILERS!

    I've decided to take on reviewing series as I think sometimes the first book gets a bad wrap, low ratings and therefore the series is overlooked.

    To date I've listened to A Modern Witch through A Celtic Witch in the Modern Witch series. First... if you looking for a storyline with Witches, dark magic and evil elements or hot spicy sex keep looking this is not the series for you. A Modern Witch story premise is of a culture of witches existing under the radar, they possess different talents with different degrees of intensity, they use a computer program with a spell component which has the ability to find other witches, in some cases witches that aren't aware they are witches. The next step to discover their talents and to introduce them to the Witch community. (side note) They are strongest when gathered in a circle ceremony enabling them to meld their powers and create amazing spells. This is the elementary bare bones premise of The Modern Witch Series.

    A Modern Witch is about love and support of family/friends and community. The series has a lot of heart and romance, because of this. if I'm honest, it's probably geared more towards the female audience. The 'Witches' are depicted as normal everyday people with powers and weaknesses both emotional and physical. The series has strong substance and has been very cleverly written with some extremely unique elements, I don't want to give any of them away as they would definately fall in the spoiler range.

    I stongly advise listening to this series and to 'read' at least the first three in the series because there is a lot of substance to the reads and I'm afraid if you give up after the first you will be judging this series before you fully grasp where it is taking you. That being said there's humor, lots of fun, fantasy and laughter too...of particular mention the antics in an ongoing Witches Only web access virtual reality game which will definately supply you with giggles throughout the series.

    Of Note:

    The first book in this series is "To Have and To Code" which actually introduces Nell and her husband to be, Daniel (critical characters) To Have... genre is mainly light romance, it does also feature the web game site's inception and 'spell coding'. I'll admit I read To Have... after I read A Modern Witch. A Modern Witch has a decided different flavor as it takes place many years later after Nell and Dan have married and they now have several children, which sets the tone and provides a different premise for the stories to come. I highly suggest reading To Have... as it answers some questions and introduces characters which will later appear in The Modern Witch series. Just be warned, if you start with To Have.. it doesn't have the same premise or 'feel' as the rest of the 'reads' in The Modern Witch series.

    Of additional note:

    There are 2 mini stories "A Witches Central Wedding" and "Swordfight and Lullabies" which are included as extra's at the end of each book they subsequently follow. So don't make the mistake of paying for the e-book as I did with "A Witches Central Wedding".

    Plus... there is one more book in The Modern Witch series (yet to be recorded) a spin off trilogy and another spin off (Nell's family) I'm presuming with a different premise, of Which/Witch, I am not so patiently waiting for....Take note Audible!

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    brooke ROUND ROCK, TX, United States 01-30-14
    brooke ROUND ROCK, TX, United States 01-30-14 Member Since 2014

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "Boring"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    someone with a family


    What could Debora Geary have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    more action please


    Would you be willing to try another one of Martha Harmon Pardee’s performances?

    yes


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disappointment, good storyline, but my personal preference differs


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    P. Schirmer Fairbanks, AK USA 01-26-14
    P. Schirmer Fairbanks, AK USA 01-26-14 Member Since 2012

    Ice Queen

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    "Entertaining and well-written/narrated"
    What made the experience of listening to A Modern Witch the most enjoyable?

    The story captivated me. This is a deviation from the type of books that I read and was entertaining. I listened to the sample and was sucked in. I have enjoyed the journey of the characters.


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    Deidra Memphis, TN, United States 01-25-14
    Deidra Memphis, TN, United States 01-25-14
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    "Sweet and Interesting"
    What did you love best about A Modern Witch?

    I loved the way that the author blended what I have typically considered "witchy" behavior with modern and "today" types of activities. It had a perfect love story, and I am deciding if I want to consider the rest of the series or not.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Modern Witch?

    There were so many for me personally. But I'd say the pre-cog experience with Nat and Jamie. And then the part when the autistic boy was given a weighted vest. I literally cried and I just kept telling myself "It's just a book, calm down." But I'm very involved with my reads especially when they are audio.


    Which character – as performed by Martha Harmon Pardee – was your favorite?

    I liked all of them. It would be hard to pick just one.


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

    I did listen to it voraciously, but due to some of the more emotional parts I did have to just stop it once and a while.


    Any additional comments?

    I liked the book. I would recommend it to others.

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    Rebecca 01-21-14
    Rebecca 01-21-14
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    "Har to get into"
    What disappointed you about A Modern Witch?

    The story was hard to get into and was a little too disjointed for me.


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    viviangrrl Berkeley, CA, United States 01-17-14
    viviangrrl Berkeley, CA, United States 01-17-14

    teri@asylum-sf.com

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    "nothing happens"

    i thought i was going to have fun romantic romp of a story but nothing really happens in this book. its all happy happy happy and i never cared about any of the characters. lots of folks seem to like this series, it just did nothing for me. can't finish it.... narrator was fine.

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  • Lorraine
    2/27/16
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    "Delightful audiobook"

    This series is such a lovely find. This book is warm and full of love and humour. Highly recommended!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jennifer
    Buckinghamshire, UK
    7/21/15
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    "Suprising"

    I was a bit skeptical of this book at first. I found some of the "effects" like the typing sound every time the characters enter their chat room to be very dated and grating. But I soon got drawn into the characters and story and forgave the minor flaws.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Christine
    Colchester, United Kingdom
    3/8/14
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    "Needs a good Spell to make it better!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A less predictable and saccharine plot may have helped.


    What could Debora Geary have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Not a lot to be honest


    How could the performance have been better?

    Perhaps a different narrator may have helped a tad.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment - waste of money & time. Shame as this is the only book and I have got quite a few downloaded that have made me feel this way.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • B. Malone
    Sussex
    1/7/14
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    "A feel good listen."
    Where does A Modern Witch rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the nicest books I have listened to. Full of happiness and joy. With the narrators voice also full of laughter and emotion.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Modern Witch?

    All of it really several really sensitive moments and chapters.


    Which character – as performed by Martha Harmon Pardee – was your favourite?

    The four year old mini witch boy was my favorite character.


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

    The time that Lauren visited a special school and found a way forward for the autistic boy.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    uk
    1/5/14
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    "boring"
    What did you like best about A Modern Witch? What did you like least?

    I enjoyed the Supernatural aspect but that was about it. The story was boring. Not nearly enough action or story.


    Has A Modern Witch put you off other books in this genre?

    No


    What three words best describe Martha Harmon Pardee’s performance?

    Motherly comforting ok


    If this book were a film would you go see it?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Maria Elmvang
    Denmark
    12/13/13
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    "Geeky Witches - What's Not to Like?"

    This book had me hooked already within the first five minutes, when I discovered that at least some witches in this universe wrote witching spells using computer code! As an IT consultant myself, this was something that immediately appealed to me and I fell instantly in love.

    Fortunately the rest of the book more than lived up to my expectations. Granted, it doesn't have the most complex or innovative plot, but it's just a genuinely pleasant book. I loved the characters, and their antics had me laughing out loud so often that my husband started wondering what was up. I fell in love over and over with each new situation, and found myself tearing up from their happiness more than once.

    This is a true comfort book, and I have a hard time remembering when I've last fallen THIS hard for a new book. It's an instant favourite.

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  • Collyermum
    Crook, United Kingdom
    12/9/13
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    "Great women's easy listen - with magic!"
    What does Martha Harmon Pardee bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    I have read the book a number of times, but this audio version, with great voices that the narrator makes different for each character, has made me see some conversations in a different way and really appreciate the nuances of the story. I have listened to it twice already and have now bought all of Debora Geary's books on kindle and on audio (can't wait for the rest to be released on audiobook) as they are a wonderful "feel-good" read!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • leanne
    Florida,USA
    10/19/12
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    "A very pleasant suprise"

    Loved this storyline , such a great original plot narrated very well by Martha. Will be buying the next book



    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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