A Vision in Velvet

A Witchcraft Mystery, Book 6
Narrated by: Xe Sands
Series: Witchcraft Mysteries, Book 6
Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
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As soon as Lily opens her recently purchased trunk of old clothes, she feels strange vibrations emanating from a mysterious velvet cloak. When she tries it on, Lily sees awful visions from the past. And when the antiques dealer who sold her the cape is killed, Lily suspects a supernatural force might be behind his death. Then Lily's familiar, Oscar the potbellied pig, disappears. Lily will do anything to get him back - including battling the spirit of a powerful witch reaching out from the past. But even with the aid of her grandmother, unmasking a killer and saving Oscar might be more than one well-intentioned sorceress can handle.

©2014 Julie Goodson-Lawes (P)2014 Tantor Media
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Can it GET Any Better??

What made the experience of listening to A Vision in Velvet the most enjoyable?

EVERYTHING!!! The story (I adore Oscar!!) ... the narrator ... I cant pick just one.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I did! I listened to it all in one day. I started it on the way to work, listened at lunch, on the way home, at the gym and while hubs played video games. I love this series!!!

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I also own a printed copy of this book (which I read first). I had to get the audible version because Xe Sands adds depth to the characters.

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A Vision in Velvet

A Vision in Velvet is a great read. As always Lily saves the day. But this time she steps on some big toes to do it. I can't wait for the next book.

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Excellent Addition to the Series! Top Narration!

I have enjoyed all of these stories. But my enjoyment of them has been greatly enhanced by the portrayal of the characters by the narrator. Xe Sands is one of the best narrators to which I have listened.

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Nice story, enjoyed it very much

If you could sum up A Vision in Velvet in three words, what would they be?

Enjoyed the plot and story. Nice not having graphic scenes. An easy listen.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Lily is funny and has a quick wit. Love Oscar too!

What about Xe Sands’s performance did you like?

Love the narrator. Soft and confident.

Any additional comments?

Need to relax? Have fun!

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I can't wait for the next one!!!

I have listened excitedly to all 6 books and I can't wait for book 7 !

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Kept Me on My Toes!

I've been listening to this series on audio since the first book. I love watching how Lily has progressed with her witchy skills and her relationships and friendships as well. When Lily first arrived in the city she was slow to call on anyone to help her, and in A Vision in Velvet we can see how she's come full circle - especially with her familiar, Oscar, missing. She calls on everyone to help and she will move heaven and earth to bring Oscar back!!

The mystery itself was really interested as it involved the Salem witch trials and the history surrounded witches was fascinating. This was a good mystery that kept me on my toes, and I didn't quite have it all solved before Lily.

Xe Sands is outstanding as the voice of Lily and all the characters in Lily's life. However my favourite voice she narrates is Oscar!!! I will never imagine anyone else as the voice of Oscar. Another outstanding narration and I can't wait for the next book.

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Another great book in the series

I adore this series, a witchy cozy mystery. It is a very enchanting with plenty of great charters to charm and entertain.

I love Sailor and Lily together, I wish we could get more of their dynamic. Again great supporting characters. The mystery this time was a touch darker. I was on the verge of solving it, Ms Blackwell throws curve balls into the mix.

I expect things will soon come to a head with Aiden. Definitely curious about all the loose threads at the end of this one. The major plot is resolved but there are plenty of things to carry on into a few more books.

I listened to the audiobook narrated by Xe Sands, who is always great! She has a terrific pace that keeps the story moving along nicely. Great voices that stay consistent throughout the book and the series. She has a wonderful way of adding energy to the read and bringing actions scenes to life. One of my favorite narrators.

I love this series and am more than ready to see what happens next for everybody.

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Great story but...

This was another great story in the series and the performance was good but the writing/editing wasn’t nearly as good as the others. There were things that were repeated (but not for effect) and just a general messiness to it.

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Another Fun Book in the Witchcraft Mystery Books

As I have written in previous reviews, the Witchcraft Mystery series is a lot of fun. I call it "Witch Lite" since it is not about the horrors of witchcraft but is rather a celebration of life. Book 6 introduces a very scary witch that steals Lily's pig and which takes more than all of Lily's skills.

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Just plain fun

In this book Lily's "familiar" Oscar is at the center of the plot. He is a potbellied pig and so much more. The books can be read on their own but I highly suggest they be read in order. Ms. Blackwell's books are so much fun that I am already on the second book of her house haunting series.

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