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Grave Witch Audiobook

Grave Witch: Alex Craft Series, Book 1

Not even death can save her now. As a grave witch, Alex Craft can speak to the dead---she's even on good terms with Death himself. As a consultant for the police, she's seen a lot of dark magic, but nothing has prepared her for her latest case.
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Publisher's Summary

Not even death can save her now. As a grave witch, Alex Craft can speak to the dead---she's even on good terms with Death himself. As a consultant for the police, she's seen a lot of dark magic, but nothing has prepared her for her latest case. When she's raising a "shade" involved in a high-profile murder, it attacks her, and then someone makes an attempt on her life. Someone really doesn't want her to know what the dead have to say, and she'll have to work with mysterious homicide detective Falin Andrews to figure out why.

©2010 Kalayna Proce (P)2011 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"[A] captivating series debut." (Publishers Weekly)

What Members Say

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    Hagatha Houston, TX 02-25-13
    Hagatha Houston, TX 02-25-13 Member Since 2012
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    "I never read fantasy. This hooked me."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Its just fun and the author did a great job of describing the fantasy world.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Grave Witch?

    Too many! The description of Alex in the Etheric was delightful.


    What about Emily Durante’s performance did you like?

    I found she performed all the characters with sufficient differentiation to identify. Even performs male characters well.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    There's another world out there!


    Any additional comments?

    I was looking for something other than mysteries and thrillers. I never read or watch vampire or witch stories. The first fantasy book I bought was poor in character and background. This one hooked me from the beginning.

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    Leslie Virginia Beach, VA, United States 02-01-13
    Leslie Virginia Beach, VA, United States 02-01-13

    An avid audible book listener!

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    "Interesting story but could use a better narrator"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The series seemed to start out a bit slow, but the plot is similar to the Darynda Jones series and a few others so I stuck it out. I actually enjoyed the story, but thought it would have been better with a different narrator. A witch who has "grave sight" and can see soul collectors is just beggging to take part in some interesting mysteries. Luckily, Kalayna Price plays along with the idea.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love that "Death" becomes a character in the story. Actually a being called a soul collector, Death has visited Alex Kraft, our heroine, for most of her life. Once she grew up, she began to understand who and what he was. For Darynda Jones fans, think of Reyes Farrow.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    At first the narrator seemed to lack energy in the performance, but as the story progressed, I became accustomerd to her reading.


    Do you think Grave Witch needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    The storyline is definitely entertaining and it leaves listener wanting to know what happens next. Luckily, Grave Dance was also on sale. I bought both books at the same time and haven't regretted that decision!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Fairmont, WV, United States 01-29-13
    Susan Fairmont, WV, United States 01-29-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Is the narrator drunk?"
    What did you like best about Grave Witch? What did you like least?

    I have not finished this and am trying to hang in there, but wanted to jump on to warn others- the reviewers who said the narrator sounded like William Shatner are being kind. She sounds slightly drunk & the sibilant s's in her speech make me cringe. I feel sorry for the author because there may be a decent story here, but I'm having difficulty gettting past the stilted pronounciation to follow the plotline. I have an image of someone shoving her the pages as she's trying to read them. It really makes me angry for the writer and for us, the consumers, that the audio company can't be bothered to hire quality performers.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Haven't finished yet....


    Would you be willing to try another one of Emily Durante’s performances?

    No, no and NO


    Do you think Grave Witch needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Not sure- get back to me if I finish this one.....


    Any additional comments?

    Tavia Gilbert & Lorelei King should start a training school for narrators.....Just saying.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tabitha 01-11-13
    Tabitha 01-11-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Decent Story"
    Would you try another book from Kalayna Price and/or Emily Durante?

    I would read another book by Kalayna Price, but I am not sure about listening to another book narrated by Emily Durante. She wasn't a bad narrator, just not my favorite and I didn't think her voice was right for the main character.


    Would you recommend Grave Witch to your friends? Why or why not?

    Most likely. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoyed Discovery of Witches and books like that.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I didn't care for the performance as a whole.


    Was Grave Witch worth the listening time?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    I liked the story, but wish that the world building had occurred a little earlier. It wasn't until halfway through or so that I really understood how the world was set up and it had been something that I was wondering about the entire time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Candice sunset beach, NC, United States 01-08-13
    Candice sunset beach, NC, United States 01-08-13
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    "Not at all what I expected!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A different narrator (not so monotone) and a better story line. It doesn't even start off giving you any background to the story, it just dives right in. I'm completely lost. I think I've only gotten an hour in but it has yet to grab my attention. Even though I only paid $4.95 for the book I still feel ripped off.


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    Geoffrey Thorne 12-21-12 Member Since 2010

    What one man can do, another can do. - David Mamet

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    "turns out a good witch is easy to find."

    i think part of that makes a good audio book is the marriage of the story (here it is a great bit if world-building peopled with characters that feel real (at least to me) and the actor doing the read.

    in this case we have a perfect match: excellent story, excellent actor.

    i picked this book up on a whim and I'm very pleased i did because I burned through the rest of the series and am now pining for the next installment.

    snap it up, ladies. I'm on the clock here.

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    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 10-04-12
    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 10-04-12 Member Since 2014
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    "WOW"

    This is a great book. I overlooked it many times because I didn't like the cover and was tired of witches and faire's. I was so wrong. Kalayna Price does a great job keeping the mystery a focus instead of romantic entanglements. I bought the second book before I was half way through the first.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Federal Way, Wa, United States 08-08-13
    Amazon Customer Federal Way, Wa, United States 08-08-13
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    "Good world building"

    I liked the world she's created and the characters in it. I'm looking forward to the next one but I think I'll read it. The narrator on this doesn't really work for me.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    S Jones 07-08-13
    S Jones 07-08-13 Member Since 2002
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    "Fun and easy 'read'..."

    I found myself laughing out loud at times and not wanting to put this one down. It was lighter than some in this genre but still very firmly within the expectations.

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    Rebecca Avon, IN, United States 05-22-13
    Rebecca Avon, IN, United States 05-22-13
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    "Does not keep my attention -- boring"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I have tried to listen twice to Part 1 but only get 1/2 way through before I turn it off. This is only my viewpoint.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Kalayna Price again?

    No


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

    Nothing


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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