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American Witch

Narrated by: Sophie Eastlake
Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (187 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Thea Harrison comes the first in a new spellbinding trilogy....

Power can change a person....

For months, Molly Sullivan endures the inexplicable: electrical surges, car breakdowns, visions. She even wonders if she might be the cause...and wonders if she might be crazy. Then she discovers her husband has cheated on her. Again. Now Molly realizes she is a newly awakening witch and a woman pushed over the edge.

Revenge can shape a person....

Josiah Mason is a powerful witch and the leader of a secret coven with a shared goal: to destroy an ancient enemy who has ruined many lives. Josiah lost years to this man, and his sole focus is revenge. He’s prepared for every contingency - except encountering a beautiful new witch who understands nothing of the immense power building within her or the attraction she wields over him.

Danger can bring them together....

When divorcing her husband, Molly uncovers a dangerous secret he’s willing to kill to protect. She turns to Josiah for help, and they discover a connection between Molly’s husband and Josiah’s enemy.

As they work together, a spark ignites between them that threatens to become an inferno. But Molly is done compromising herself for any man, and Josiah’s mission is his top priority. And the enemy is cunning, cruel, and drawing ever closer.

As the danger escalates, so does the tension between them. Is a lasting relationship possible? Will either of them live long enough to try?

©2019 Teddy Harrison LLC (P)2019 Teddy Harrison LLC

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Amazing!!!

I expected to not like this book too much because it wasn't about the elder races. Thea is the queen of storytelling. I did think molly was a little naive but came to love her personality. I loved her and Josiah beginning and can't wait for the next story. This was a excellent book and I will listen to it again and again like I do all her books. I loved it.

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I enjoyed it buuuut...

First i would like to say that i have greatly enjoyed every single one of the Elder Race books. the Romance is always interesting and i love that the sub plots to the stories are always just as interesting as the main love plot. which is more often then not, not the case with other romance themed novels. American Witch is no exception to Thea's excellent story telling skills. If you are a fan of her other books you will likely be a fan of this book series as well. Reading good books is like listening to good music you can get lost in the melody or world you have immersed yourself in and it is difficult to point to a single moment as to what made the experience so good when it is the whole of the thing that really makes it worth reading or lististening to. However that is not the case for things that disrupt the experience. American Witch has a few discordant notes to it, IN MY OPINION, that disrupted the flow for me. 1. Her romance plots are a bit formulaic. they hate/dislike one another then they like on another. the guy is always more powerful more experienced. the gal is always willing to put up a token resistance til she is overwhelmed by his sheer hotness and falls in love with him. 2. they fall in love a little too quickly, it made sense and i could overlook it when most of her characters were Wyr. but the characters in this book are not . made a little weirder by the fact that the female lead goes from Very Unhappily married to sleeping with a guy she barely knows and doesn't like or trust rather quickly. 3. I get why the main female character doesn't want to get involved with the male characters vendetta and agree with it whole heatedly but i don't get why she would give an ultimatum to a guy who is trying to saves lives by taking on a very serious serial killer. nor why she then does the exact thing that she gave her lover an ultimatum for in the first place. makes her seem a bit wishy/washy and self centered. 4. This one is a bit iffy but until this point it has never come up that witches could extend their life spans and there have been Some witchyish character in previous books., Wicked, Moonshadow, Spellbinder and Oracle Moon. Though to be fair other than Wicked this is the first full blooded witch story, and Wicked was a short story. Still up to this book i was under the impression that witches aged like humans. Anyway besides these four little bumps i had a pretty good and smooth ride. Thank you Thea

P.S. While i doubt Thea Harrison will read this review i have to try. Any chance that we might get a book that has Phaedra as a Main i really like her.

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  • Linda
  • FALLS CHURCH, VA, United States
  • 06-10-19

What a fabulous story

I was delighted with the action packed story that begins when Molly discovers her husband’s infidelity and that she has unknown witch powers on the same day. The plot was fast paced with Josiah and Molly coming to terms with their fast growing attraction and intersecting mystery with finding an evil warlock and funds her husband‘s hidden secrets. I loved Sarah and was happy Molly gets to meet her outside of her dreams. Fantastic story and narrator. Sophie Eastlake is
phenomenal.

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Potential not realized!

The ideas in this book show promise but as a whole it just does not hang together. The timelines make no sense. The violence makes no sense. This book feels more like a draft with several different story arcs stuck together. This is the last Thea Harrison book I will purchase. I feel ripped off. I also feel offended that a character would go from 20 years of loyal wife though cheated on to being almost killed by her husband to sex with an unpleasant domineering man to pregnant and in love. Also, the magic aspect as a theme in the story did not make sense. Every bit of this is over the top, disconnected and ridiculous.

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  • Linda
  • Tuscaloosa, AL, United States
  • 06-18-19

New crew with just a hint of Elder Races!

Love Thea's stories and wondered if anything was coming after The Elder Races and I am happily satisfied that this series will be just as fun, sexy and addictive! I love these new characters and introduction to their world with just a mention of The Elder Races to help with the separation anxiety. Sophie does a wonderful job as usual giving the characters the personality they deserve.

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Excellent

Good story, wonderful characters and great narration...what more could you want? Thea Harrison and Sophie Eastlake always deliver.

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i like this better than the main series

I found it easier to fall into this story than the main Elder Races books because it seems a closer fit to real life. I am not left with the persistent feeling that the universe is in backfill just to comprehend the characters, which seems to animate the characters more clearly. Dont get me wrong, I love all Thea's books... but this story feels more colorful to me.

summary for potential readers: Molly is in a deadend marriage for nearly half of her life when everything seems to explode into chaos. Her newly awakening power is phenominal, and nearly as catastrophic a change as her choice to end her marriage, setting her on a path that may lead to a life she never thought to want. of course, there are bad guys and battles, but i wont spoil it for you!

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Absolutely a must buy

I was completely engaged with this book from the very beginning, Thea Harrison is such a spectacular story teller. While I loved it I think this book might be challenging for some readers as it is unapologetically empowering of the female lead character and dismisses some of the social norms that are expected of women. Bias is called out and feminine strength is embraced and celebrated. The female lead is allowed to be pissed at the dominant male lead when he try’s to manipulate and control her - just like in real life he at times finds this challenging and confronting (men aren’t used to being called out for their bad behaviour by the ‘woman’, particularly by their love interest).
I love that Ms Harrison was able to depict a true romance where two very strong, independent people come together, they fight and argue and respect each other, and nobody has to give up themselves completely or sacrifice who they are.
I found it refreshing that the heroine was written so that she was allowed to move on from a domestically violent relationship that had emotionally ended ‘a long time ago’ very quickly. She didn’t need to feel shame or guilt for wanting to experience a rewarding sex life or for not mourning a person that had treated her so badly. Instead she was able to embrace life and not be held back from being her authentic self for a moment more.
The magic was interesting and flowed well with the story line - I like that it just blended with what we already knew about this world from previous books.

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  • Trish R.
  • JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States
  • 06-11-19

Really good read and great narration..


Thea Harrison is a hit-or-miss with me, plus her books are stupidly priced it’s ridiculous. Old books from 2011 are still $8.00 and $9.00 and the ones she self-publishes, like this new one, are $6.00. It’s so crazy.

BUT this one was really good. I was concerned I wasn’t going to like Molly. She went from a spineless doormat with Austin, her husband, to a rude, hateful biotch in just a Nano-second, then became agreeable again. I don’t like heroines like that. However, I liked everything about Josiah. He was a witch/sorcerer and also the DA. He witnessed Molly do something he thought was extraordinary, at a dinner party, and felt Molly’s tremendous power. Power she didn’t know she had.

Molly, on the other hand, was so pissed off at her husband she went a little cray-cray, and finally got a little backbone, and left Austin and the party, but not before emptying out their private safe. Which was where the story became interesting and deadly. Josiah was searching for a 1000-year-old witch in order to kill him, out of revenge. Unfortunately, that witch got away so I’m assuming this is the beginning of a series.

The only thing I didn’t like was how much sex was in the book. Three or 4 sex scenes, then a BJ before she left to go to the Bay Area to hide. I thought that was pretty unnecessary. But that’s just my opinion.

So, lots of sex and the F-bomb was used 56 times.

As to the narration: Sophie Eastlake is one of my very favorite female narrators. She reads with emotion and she CAN do a male voice, which is more than a lot of female narrators can do.

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Wonderfully written!

I enjoyed the maturity of this story. I don't know if one is planned, but I look forward to the sequel.

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  • Book addict
  • 05-26-19

3.5 stars (mostly good)

I did enjoy this on the whole, but the relationship didn’t grab me much emotionally, and there were parts of the plot that seemed to just be summaries of what they got up to which disrupted the flow. The narrator was decent, but their male voice didn’t suit a lead character and wasn’t sexy. This might have had an impact on how engaged I was with the story. Having said all that, there were plenty of good points too about the plot and I’ll still get more books by this author. I’ve just enjoyed some of this author’s other books much more.