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Julia Weaver

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  • Practical Magic

  • By: Alice Hoffman
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,120
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,918
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,911

When the beautiful and precocious sisters Sally and Gillian Owens are orphaned at a young age, they are taken to a small Massachusetts town to be raised by their eccentric aunts, who happen to dwell in the darkest, eeriest house in town. As they become more aware of their aunts' mysterious and sometimes frightening powers - and as their own powers begin to surface - the sisters grow determined to escape their strange upbringing by blending into "normal" society.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Don't expext the movie story!

  • By JEAN9 on 09-25-14

Pure Magic

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Reviewed: 11-17-18

Another treasure by Alice Hoffmann! Excellent narrative too! I read it years ago and I loved hearing it read aloud.

  • The Witches of New York

  • A Novel
  • By: Ami McKay
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,043
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,901
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,896

New York in the spring of 1880 is a place alive with wonder and curiosity. Determined to learn the truth about the world, its residents enthusiastically engage in both scientific experimentation and spiritualist pursuits. Séances are the entertainment of choice in exclusive social circles, and many enterprising women - some possessed of true intuitive powers and some gifted with the art of performance - find work as mediums.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Kind of weird

  • By Ameleh on 11-05-17

A well spun Tale

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Reviewed: 09-28-18

I fell into this tale of witchcraft, ghosts, women who believe in the power magic, and the solidarity of their sisterhood with a sense of abandon as well as fulfillment. I remained captivated in the Web of this story till the end, which came all too soon because I wanted to hear more. I hope to see more from author. Well read and entertaining!

  • Lamp Black, Wolf Grey

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Brackston
  • Narrated by: Marisa Calin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 240

Artist Laura Matthews finds her new home in the Welsh mountains to be a place so charged with tales and legends that she is able to reach through the gossamer-fine veil that separates her own world from that of myth and fable. She and her husband, Dan, have given up their city life and moved to Blaencwm, an ancient longhouse high in the hills. Here, she hopes that the wild beauty will inspire her to produce her best art and will give her the baby they have longed for.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Paula Brackston

  • By Pam on 12-07-15

Another Literary Triumph for Brackston

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-29-18

Normally I am not a fan of novels featuring time-shift parallels; however, Brackston's tale of Welsh mythology and modern day romance captivated me. This is a cautionary story full of inner strength, as well as magic, and it may lift your spirits too. The narrator's voice sets a mystical stage with great care placed upon each character's individual interaction with the protagonist. I will be listening to this one again!

  • Briar Queen

  • By: Katherine Harbour
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Serafina Sullivan and her father left San Francisco to escape the painful memory of her older sister Lily Rose's suicide. But soon after she arrived in bohemian Fair Hollow, New York, Finn discovered a terrifying secret connected to Lily Rose. The placid surface of this picture-perfect town concealed an eerie supernatural world - and at its center, the wealthy, beautiful, and terrifying Fata family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Triumph of YA Fantasy

  • By Julia Weaver on 03-15-18

A Triumph of YA Fantasy

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-15-18

A delicious storyline filled with the bitter as well as the sweet! The narrator's voice draws a picture of the light and dark otherworldly characters with accurate precision. I am excited to listen to the next book!