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Publisher's Summary

Hocus Pocus and Practical Magic meets the Salem witch trials in this haunting story about three sisters on a quest for revenge - and how love may be the only thing powerful enough to stop them.

Welcome to the cursed town of Sparrow...where, two centuries ago, three sisters were sentenced to death for witchery. Stones were tied to their ankles, and they were drowned in the deep waters surrounding the town.

Now, for a brief time each summer, the sisters return, stealing the bodies of three weak-hearted girls so that they may seek their revenge, luring boys into the harbor and pulling them under.

Like many locals, 17-year-old Penny Talbot has accepted the fate of the town. But this year, on the eve of the sisters' return, a boy named Bo Carter arrives, unaware of the danger he has just stumbled into.

Mistrust and lies spread quickly through the salty, rain-soaked streets. The townspeople turn against one another. Penny and Bo suspect each other of hiding secrets. And death comes swiftly to those who cannot resist the call of the sisters.

But only Penny sees what others cannot. And she will be forced to choose: save Bo or save herself.

©2018 Shea Ernshaw (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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Wicked witches

The story was good but the narrator had this monotone voice.I found myself falling asleep a couple of times.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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can't keep my attention. I tried to like it.

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

It was good at putting me to sleep.

Has The Wicked Deep turned you off from other books in this genre?

No.

Would you be willing to try another one of Casey Turner’s performances?

No

Did The Wicked Deep inspire you to do anything?

sleep

Any additional comments?

Reader was just soft and mellow so she didn't make the story very exciting.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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I tried...

I decided to give this book a shot, despite some of the negative reviews and I had a hard time with it. The story itself is very interesting but I could not get past the narrator. Her voice was so flat and kept putting me to sleep.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Young Teen book without a story or plot

What disappointed you about The Wicked Deep?

In my family's opinion the author ONLY focused on appealing to Young Teen girls with over the top descriptions of every last single emotion the characters felt and lots of manufactured drama. This emotional over explanation felt like filler instead of tools to help develop the plot.The over the top teen drama made it impossible to finish. My family, including two teen girls, started this book on a recent road trip stopped listening after 3 hours. I quote "Finally" was the teens' response when I switched to the radio. They went on to ask "where was that story going to go and why was she, the main character, so dumb." I think the issue was in character development, if you are going to use supernatural powers you have to explain their limits early to the reader. Instead we know exactly how she felt about every last darn thing she encountered.

Would you ever listen to anything by Shea Ernshaw again?

No.

What does Casey Turner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Too much teen drama.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I couldn't find a redeeming quality if I tried.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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The Wicked Deep

I really enjoyed this book and it constantly had be guessing. I loved how the chapters would finish with a small bit of info into the past just to give you a bit more of story, bit by bit.
I had so many questions during this book and it all came together into the end. Kept me listening. Kept me wanting more information. Loved it!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Doha
  • New York, NY, United States
  • 07-14-18

Nice story .. but depressing


Well that was really depressing
The concept of the story was nice and interesting,the plot was really good and engaging and I wanted to know what will happen .. but towards the end I don't know why I began to lose interest .. I mean, there was a decent plot twist but maybe the ending was the most depressing thing to me .. so yeah .. it was nice .. but not very much
The narration wasn't great .. she was so monotone ans barely talking that I felt sleepy most of the book .. I wish if it was a different narrator

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i had such high hopes ....

I was really excited to read this book however i often found myself becoming bored with the story and the characters annoyed me i often end up loving one or more of the characters but it was not the case with this book my attention drifted and found my self thinking how bored i have become reading this book. i am an avid reader and finish the book i start but this book was a fight to get through but nevertheless i finished it and to be quite honest i am glad to be finsihed with it.

i hope her next book will be better......

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  • Phoua
  • Clarksville, TN, United States
  • 07-03-18

great concept

Loved the concept and the twists. Great listen, even though it is aimed at young adults.

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so good!!!

biggest plot twist ever! did not see that coming! So worth the listen, will listen again!!!

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PERFECT WITCH BOOK

I loved this book!!! Omg. For starters, I listened to the audiobook. I absolutely HATED the narrator. The production was muffled and her voice was kind of grating. She didn’t do any voices and just read the novel through with no feeling whatsoever.

Now for the positives: this book gave me Hocus Pocus Realness. Three witchy sisters come back and drown three men/boys (each) to wreak revengeful havoc on the town that killed them two centuries ago. I expected so much from this book and I feel like it really gave me everything I was looking Magic, treachery, Deceit, mayhem, and romance. What I wasn’t expecting was the ending—holy smokes!!! It literally came up behind me and slapped me in the butt and pulled my hair. My jaw DROPPED!!

I think this author’s writing is superb. She has a phenomenal and concrete way of describing things and feelings instead of just using fancy metaphors that make me focus less on the actual story being told. I think the author must have had the ending pictured out before beginning the book because her story was executed so well.

I will ALWAYS recommend this book to those who love witchcraft and stories about magic.