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The Winter Witch Audiobook

The Winter Witch: Shadow Chronicles, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

Paula Brackston transports listeners to the windswept mountains of Wales in this enthralling tale of love and magic.

In her small early-19th-century Welsh town, there is no one quite like Morgana. She is small and quick, and pretty enough to attract a suitor, but there are things that set her apart from other girls. Though her mind is sharp she has not spoken since she was a young girl. Her silence is a mystery, as well as her magic - the household objects that seem to move at her command, the bad luck that visits those who do her ill.

Concerned for her safety, her mother is anxious to see Morgana married, and Cai Jenkins, the widowed drover from the far hills who knows nothing of the rumors that swirl around her, seems the best choice. After her wedding, Morgana is heartbroken at leaving her mother, and wary of this man, whom she does not know, and who will take her away to begin a new life.

But she soon falls in love with Cai's farm and the wild mountains that surround it. Here, where frail humans are at the mercy of the elements, she thrives, her wild nature and her magic blossoming. Cai works to understand the beautiful, half-tamed creature he has chosen for a bride, and slowly, he begins to win Morgana's affections. It's not long, however, before her strangeness begins to be remarked upon in her new village.

A dark force is at work there - a person who will stop at nothing to turn the townspeople against Morgana, even at the expense of those closest to her. Forced to defend her home, her man, and herself from all comers, Morgana must learn to harness her power, or she will lose everything in this beautifully written, enchanting novel.

©2013 Paula Brackston (P)2013 Audible Ltd

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  • Michelle
    Watford, United Kingdom
    12/31/13
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    "Download Now!"

    The theme which winds it's way through the story is the manner in which outsiders, indeed anybody different to those indigenous to a place, can be ill treated. The novel is set in nineteenth century rural Wales, and deals with a young woman who is ignorant of the fact that she is a fledgling witch. I cannot say more as it would spoil the book for anybody listening to it for the first time.
    The narration is excellent. There are two voices which take the listener through the story, one Welsh and one English. I, for one, could not discern which is the narrator's actual accent, if either.
    If you like historical fiction with a dash of the supernatural, then I cannot recommend this book enough. Those new to the genre may find it a touch strange and difficult in places, but it is well worth persisting through the more unusual scenes.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Lynda J. Christian
    4/14/14
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    "A gripping tale"
    Where does The Winter Witch rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have acquired several books but I found this one totally gripping, more so than the others.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The tale is set in south Wales and features the problems encountered by a young woman adjusting to a new life whilst simultaneously coming to terms with growing up and leaving home as a new bride. The story is magnificently told with the author giving sufficient descriptive narrative to enable the listener to bring the tale to life. The choice of Marisa Calin to narrate this book was inspired, her accent was perfectly suited to the content. She doesn't have quite the range of other narrators but this is real nitpicking as when I looked for my next book, I searched for one narrated by her.


    Have you listened to any of Marisa Calin’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    This was the first book I heard narrated by Marisa Calin but when I chose my next novel I started by searching for the narrator and was thrilled to find another with the same author and narrator combination. I've just begun my next book and am very happy with my choice.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Fran
    WILLENHALL, United Kingdom
    1/19/14
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    "Spell binding listening"
    Where does The Winter Witch rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This was my first one, I couldn't put it down can't wait to get the next


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Winter Witch?

    When the wicked witch got her just desserts


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The very end of the book, when some thing happened you didn't expect!!


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

    When Di the forge gave his life


    Any additional comments?

    Absolutely brilliant book just up my street, held my attention with every word

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • B. Malone
    Sussex
    1/10/14
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    "Curates egg"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Winter Witch to be better than the print version?

    I believe the studio book was probably easier to stick to than the written one as the orator added considerable life to the plot. Some bits however I skimmed over as did not think I would miss anything!


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

    As in many stories the outcome could be guessed at about half way through and this is why I started missing bits to find out how it turned out.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The drove was the most entertaining but how the heroine overcome adversary at the end was good. Had to think, however, why didn't it happen sooner!


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

    Finding out that her mother had died and there was nothing that she could do about it.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Tarne
    Abergwaun, United Kingdom
    12/23/13
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    "Fabulous story"
    What made the experience of listening to The Winter Witch the most enjoyable?

    Captured and drew you into the telling.


    Have you listened to any of Marisa Calin’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Slightly irritating accent and poor Welsh other than that a good sing song voice which suited the story.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Nurse Betty
    6/22/15
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    "Welsh not"

    I'm sorry but a poor attempt at a Welsh accent. Pronunciation of 'cariad' and 'dew' not good and Llewellyn !!!! Tut tut my goodness no. Not good. Loved the story though mind you. Da iawn

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Serrai Arriannai
    Haselbury plucknett, Crewkerne
    5/11/16
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    "The Winter Witch; Book 2"

    a really lovely story, with great characterisation. had no problem listening all the way through until the end of the audio book. and learnt a little of the Welsh language too! would definitely recommend this book, very deep, reflected by the silence of the main character. perfect!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Jenny
    3/15/16
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    "A Magical Story"

    New to this genre and hesitated to download but so glad I did. It was magical and I could not put it down l listened to it at every possible moment. A very talented writer who I'll definitely read again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • TiredWriter
    12/18/15
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    "Dissapointed"
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    I am a fan of the genre, but the story was poor, with a Mary Sue for a main character. I purchased it because I enjoyed Paula Brackston's first book in the series, but have been disappointed.


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    Nope.


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    I wish that the same narrator had not been chosen for both books in this series, as the protagonists were different women. But I cannot fault the narrator's performance.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • RA
    1/1/15
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    "Magical!"

    Beautifully magical story with a twist of romance. Well written and well read. Easy to listen to and hard to put down.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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