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Sherry T

Grass Valley CA
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  • Witching on a Star

  • Wicked Witches of the Midwest, Book 4
  • By: Amanda M. Lee
  • Narrated by: Aris
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231

After a long winter, spring has finally hit Hemlock Cove, and Bay Winchester thinks things are finally settling down in the town - and with her family. Unfortunately, just the opposite is true. As a way to distract Aunt Tillie, the Winchester family has decided to give her a new project: her own greenhouse. As construction starts, though, Bay is approached by a young girl - one she quickly realizes is no longer among the living - and given a task. The little girl wants her mother - and she wants Bay to find her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun fluff

  • By Farrell on 09-11-17

Love the story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-15-16

Would you listen to Witching on a Star again? Why?

Only if someone else reads the story. Its a fun read.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Witching on a Star?

Aunt Tillie on the Warpath with the ex-husbands. Always trying to sabotage there new Inn.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

It is just that Valley Girl sound to the 3 girls. It just drives me crazy. They are not from Southern California so why make them sound like they are. I am from CA and none of us talk that way unless you are from Simi Valley. It makes them sound like self absorbed idiots.

If you could take any character from Witching on a Star out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Aunt Tillie she is a hoot.

Any additional comments?

Change readers or make her stop making the girls sound like they are from Southern California.

  • Witching You Were Here

  • Wicked Witches of the Midwest, Book 3
  • By: Amanda M. Lee
  • Narrated by: Aris
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184

The cold weather is keeping most tourists out of town, which is just fine with the Winchester witches. They're using the lull as a way to recharge and take a break - even if Aunt Tillie is causing her usual havoc.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • if you love snarky witches you'll love these books

  • By B E on 09-05-15

Love the series, not thrilled by reader

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-15-16

If you could sum up Witching You Were Here in three words, what would they be?

Fun, Witty, lovable

What was one of the most memorable moments of Witching You Were Here?

Aunt Tillie's constantly placing everyone on her list.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Aris?

Aris is a good reader but makes the 3 girls who are from Michigan sound like they are Valley Girls from Southern CA. "Like" they don't talk that way anywhere else but Southern CA so it was a bit of a problem for me to listen to them. I tend to read these books rather than listen to them because of that. Unfortunately I had already purchased several of the audible books when I bought the kindle books because they were discounted.

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  • Who, What, Where, When, Die

  • An Avery Shaw Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Amanda M. Lee
  • Narrated by: Angel Clark
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 87

Avery Shaw is having a bad week. First, she had to cover a story on a barricaded gunman who likes to dance naked in his window. Second, she's receiving death threats with her morning newspaper. Lastly, and most importantly, her mom keeps vetoing her outfit choices. It's all in a day's work for this hardworking, if easily distracted, reporter. Avery Shaw is hot on the trail of the story, even if it means tangling with her hot ex-boyfriend - the county sheriff - and the equally hot, if slightly shadier pawnshop owner down the street.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Lots of Silly Humor, Not Much Plot

  • By ftmgal on 07-11-15

Reader is horrible, story is great.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-15-16

What made the experience of listening to Who, What, Where, When, Die the most enjoyable?

The story is a fun tale.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Avery, she is fun and snarky with a dose of self importance.

What didn’t you like about Angel Clark’s performance?

She does great on the female voices but the men she makes them sound like they are mentally slow and uncaring. It has spoiled the enjoyment of the first 2 books now. Both times I have stopped the audible book to finish reading the book myself. She ruined my listening enjoyment by doing that to the male characters. Maybe you should have a man read the male parts if she can't do it right.

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

Yeah when I stopped listening and went back to reading it.

Any additional comments?

Unfortunately I have already purchased 6 of the audible books when I purchased the kindle version of the book because they were discounted. Live and learn.