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A Modern Witch: A Modern Witch, Book 1 | [Debora Geary]

A Modern Witch: A Modern Witch, Book 1

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.
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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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    ShySusan Somewhere in Darkest Utah 08-05-13
    ShySusan Somewhere in Darkest Utah 08-05-13
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    "Perfect antidote for vampire & zombie overdoses"

    Don't get me wrong: I like fantasies with vampires and zombies and things that go bump in the night. But it is possible (at least for me) to get too much of a good thing. I just finished rereading almost the entire Dresden files in one huge gulp, and I was feeling like I wanted something entirely different--something NOT written by a man. And because they were having a 3 for 2 sale, I ran across this book.

    Boy, am I glad I did. It's still fantasy. There are witches with varying powers, but no bad guys. Not even a hint that bad guys might exist. So if there are no bad guys, what is the book about? It's about love. Not romantic love (or only peripherally), but love of friends, of family, and children. And it's about learning and growing. Since the editorial review gives this away, I can tell you that the main character is a 28-year-old woman who finds out she is a witch, which she had never before suspected. And there's a lot to learn about being a witch.

    Years ago, I read and enjoyed many of Nora Roberts's witch stories. They were fun books, but although these witches were supposedly very powerful, they never seemed to do much with their powers. Grow a few flowers, make up some lotion or shampoo, levitate a doubting romantic prospect--that was about it. I wondered, at first, if this book was going to be the same, but as the story advanced, these witches Did things with their power. Important things. I like that.

    A word about the narrator. I've never listened to anything narrated by Martha Harmon Pardee before, but I really liked her way with this story. Very laid back and gentle.

    As I am writing this review, the next book in the series is downloading to my computer. I highly recommend this book.

    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Paige Evanston, IL, United States 07-11-13
    Paige Evanston, IL, United States 07-11-13 Member Since 2008
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    "I'm not baby crazy enough for this"

    If you are a Modern Witch I hope your life goals are to be married and pregnant, because that is what Modern Witches do according to this book.

    I'm like, 3 hours in and so far there isn't even a hint of romance but there is a lot of talk about babies and family and even some gross in utero stuff. Seriously though babies, toddlers, babies, children, babies.

    So I guess what I'm saying is if you're a single child free 30 year old whose parents are nagging you and you are already over it, DON"T READ THIS BOOK. It's like the book your Grandma wants you to read so you get pregnant already geeze. (And it kind of feels like grandma is reading it to you too.)

    I might be able to overlook all the babies, and the fairly boring characters if there were some kind of conflict or overarching danger but right now, there is none. The biggest conflict is some internal whining on the part of the main character. No one even seems worried that normal people will find out about witches. Everything is just hunky dory.

    On top of all of that 3 hours in and I've already encountered 3 casual factual inaccuracies that have just made me feel annoyed.
    1. Chicago airports have taxi stands, and taxi lines. You rarely have to stand around and wait and if you do you wont be alone.
    2. No Chicagoan would forget their coat in February, they'd be more likely to remember it in June.
    3. February is not a busy time for a realtor. It is one of the slower times of year.

    It's not that these are big deal things, but they are small inaccuracies that took me out of what story there was to speak of. This story is set in the real world, these are just weird things to get wrong.

    Save your credit or your cash.

    25 of 28 people found this review helpful
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    Ann Hawkins Auckland, New Zealand 10-19-12
    Ann Hawkins Auckland, New Zealand 10-19-12 Member Since 2012

    Short fuse

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    "Boring, yet irritating! Unable to finish"
    Would you try another book from Debora Geary and/or Martha Harmon Pardee?

    Never.


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

    No, merely the author


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

    No. She reads as if she is a very elderly schoolteacher with an audience of extremely young children.Ugh!


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

    Annoyance at being duped.


    Any additional comments?

    Nauseatingly "nice" and sickly sweet, and nothing interesting happens, at least up to the point where I threw the iPod across the room in a fury.

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Elina Jyvaskyla, Finland 03-23-13
    Elina Jyvaskyla, Finland 03-23-13
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    "Chick lit with a touch of fantasy"

    A Modern Witch was entertaining at best and confusing at worst. The narrator tried her best to make chat conversations understandable without calling the name of the character before every statement. The story was light and consentrated on relationships and characters. There was a lot of repetition, and, in my opinion, underestimating the reader. For a light listen, this was good, but the listeners should not put their hopes too high.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    charlotte a patton ocean springs, ms United States 09-03-12
    charlotte a patton ocean springs, ms United States 09-03-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Good story line and characters feel Iike family"
    Where does A Modern Witch rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    At the top of the list and I have read many audio books.


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

    Jamie's coming face to face with his destiny


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

    Her voice was easy to listen to, did not grate on the nerves


    Any additional comments?

    I have read all the books in the Modern Witch series and found the audio book just as good. It held my interest throughout the book. Iam looking forward to the others in the series going audio.

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Sallie RIVERTON, UT, United States 12-06-12
    Sallie RIVERTON, UT, United States 12-06-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Loved everything about this book!"

    To sum it up, the book is filled with warm fluffies. Definitely a chick-book! The book was lighthearted and fun. Discovering that you are a witch really messes with your brain. But again, I loved the book because of the love between the families, especially between parents and their children. I will definitely listen to the second book.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Gwendolyn Bellevue, Nebraska, United States 10-31-12
    Gwendolyn Bellevue, Nebraska, United States 10-31-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Boring, shallow, and so predictable"

    My favorite books are always the ones that catch my interest in the first chapter or two. This books still didn't have my interest after 3 hours when I finally turned it off. It was poorly written, and the problem was compounded by a bad narrator. All the women, except for Aunt Myrna, sounded the same. And the narrator sounded overly perky about everything. Ms. Pardee would do best in self help books for self esteem and confidence boosts.
    There was nothing in the characters personalities to distinguish one from another. I found, after 3 hours, that the author had done nothing to make you identify or sympathize with any of the people in the story. No motivation to care about the characters, and no situations to keep you listening to the end. This author and narrator have definitely moved to the top of my 'avoid at all costs' list.
    ... And what was up with the annoying click clack of typewriter keys between every scene? Wow.

    13 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    dianne Los Angeles, CA, United States 11-14-13
    dianne Los Angeles, CA, United States 11-14-13 Member Since 2009

    Screenwriter, director, parent, wife, AVID reader, and Audible addict.

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    "Can somebody magic up a plot line?"

    Great info about witchery, but set in a story that lacks essential conflicts and dramatic action. Very very talky, and the reader takes on a sugary sweet narration style that makes this book nearly impossible to listen to.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Pelham, AL, United States 11-05-13
    Jennifer Pelham, AL, United States 11-05-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Boring!"
    What disappointed you about A Modern Witch?

    There was no plot, no climax to the story. No character flaws in ANY of the characters! It was a perfect world.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Debora Geary again?

    Probably not


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

    Probably not. She could've been reading to 1st graders.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    This book would be fine for tweens. Definitely not a book for adults.


    Any additional comments?

    I never write reviews. I can find something enjoyable in most books. This book was "flat". There were no conflicts of any kind. Everyone was friendly and happy. The children in the book were all geniuses, with no jealousy or rebellious tendencies.. nothing! It's very strange that this book got such great reviews but adult readers.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Cynbee San Jose, CA, United States 10-31-13
    Cynbee San Jose, CA, United States 10-31-13 Member Since 2012

    former nuclear scientist

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    "A fun book ruined by overly cutesy narration"

    This novel is a lightweight but fun entry into the surging genre of supernatural chick lit. There is a little explanation of how magic works, and a very relatable heroine falls in with some very nice people with some super cute kids. The novel itself is a sweet, fizzy diversion that could be a nice break for a busy gal.

    However, this audiobook really grated on me. The narrator had the syncopated delivery of someone telling you an inside joke - imagine the voice over for a commercial for International Delight instant coffee, or a commercial for some household product that features a busy mom managing to get her house clean despite the antics of her cute, rambunctious kids. That kind of delivery is fine for a 30 second ad (or maybe not fine, depending on your point of view), but it is nails on chalkboard to listen to for almost ten hours. Not to mention that there are some scenes in the book that call for a sweet but serious touch that feel disrespected by the narrator.

    In short, if you feel like a nice little novel, get the dead tree version.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • Christine
    Colchester, United Kingdom
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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
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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
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 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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