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The Witch's Ladder Audiobook

The Witch's Ladder: Detective Marcella Witch's Series, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

A group of talented individuals proficient in the psychic academia of clairvoyance, mental telepathy and bilocation work together to understand life's most unusual secrets. But secrets among psychics are hard to keep, and the members of this group soon realize that even their abilities of mind over matter can't protect them from the blade of the Surgeon Stalker.

©2011 Dana E. Donovan (P)2016 Dana E. Donovan

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    Darlene Bargas 09-29-16
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    "Even more interesting when listening."

    A little fast on reading,but keeps your attention on point. Reminds me a lot of the old time radio shows
    Love those am so happy to see that it has returned. As they go on male and remake readers for the parts. Highly recommend these books

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    skepad 09-15-16
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    "A really interesting take on detective stories"

    In the very beginning I had trouble listening to this. Maybe for the first half or three-quarters of an hour. But the story really hits it's stride then and from that point on unwashed hooked. There isn't any of the usual trope of no one believing in magic even though it's in front of their face. Who I suspected to be the killer was constantly changing as the book went on and more evidence was found

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    db 07-28-16
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    "ERic Shelman a brings great characters to life"

    the Witch's Ladder introduced me to the world of Tony and Lilith and Narrator Eric Shelman brought them to live adding another layer to already intriguing characters. I would recommend this to everyone who likes paranormal stories with a twist. Lilith is one of my favorite characters for her strength and she sure knows how to stand up to anyone.

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    Kindle Customer Asheville, North Carolina 07-27-16
    Kindle Customer Asheville, North Carolina 07-27-16 Member Since 2008
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    "A bit like Heroes (TV show)"

    I listened to this book with great attention in the beginning. I found the definitions for all the different types of psychic powers to be fascinating. I was familiar with almost all of them, but never presented like this. Then my attention started to wander. I really hate losing track of what's going on and having to rewind and so on so I steeled myself to listen to the rest of the book and not get too disappointed the best was over. However, it suddenly picked back up and got really interesting again and I never got lost again. It was a thrilling ride although a bit gory and a few times I had to groan "Oh, come on!" I really liked the detectives and am glad this is Book 1. Look forward to the next one - wonder where it will lead?
    The narrator was perfect for the role of the detectives and did a great job will all the voices.
    I was gifted this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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    TinkerMel 07-27-16
    TinkerMel 07-27-16 Member Since 2017
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    "different, but enjoyable"

    The Witches Ladder. I really liked the magic and witchcraft being thrown in to present day mystery, but it is totally different then most mysteries out there. it was not a bad story, but it just wasn't my cup of tea.

    I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator for an unbiased review via Audio Boom..

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    Lisa Harris USA 07-26-16
    Lisa Harris USA 07-26-16
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    If you could sum up The Witch's Ladder in three words, what would they be?

    Weird, unnatural, and disbelieving


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The detective, the story focuses around him and his changing beliefs.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was ok, it was a little hard to believe that it could be possible with the witches ladder. It seems to be more like a cult book where each start killing off member of the cult.
    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom

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    Elaine M. 07-25-16
    Elaine M. 07-25-16
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    "Interesting and Intriguing read"
    Where does The Witch's Ladder rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Among all the audiobooks I listened to of this genre, The Witch's Ladder would place in the top 20.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character is Lillith because of her non apologetic attitude. She doesn't care what you think or what comes out of her mouth. I found her character the most interesting.


    What does Eric A. Shelman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Eric Shelman brings the book to life. He has great pace, inflection is a very enthusiastic narrator. He does not bore you and manages to assist you in envisioning the scenes as they happen.


    Any additional comments?

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com

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    Beachy Booky 07-24-16
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    "So horrifically different, I couldn't put it down."
    Any additional comments?

    I had no idea what to expect, but this certainly wasn't your run of the mill cozy detective mystery. Detective Tony Marcella told the tale of a bizarre series of murders occurring at an institute for paranormal studies in his town. The deaths came fast and frequently and always with more description than I would expect... which sometimes made me wish less time had been spent on the gruesome descriptions. One in particular that stands out - I won't spoil by telling you who is the victim - was the description of stringy hamburger being blown out of someone's nose while their head was getting bashed in.Suffice it to say - I think this story has a very masculine bent to it... meaning, if you like gore and violence more than introspection and description, then you will probably really enjoy this book. I'm not so fond of that stuff, myself - but I ABSOLUTELY LOVED the exploration of paranormal experiences, from bilocation to various kinds of divination to temporal hypnosis and the witch's ladder, etc....I will check out the next book in the series, and mute the sound when he gets to the gory stuff... I want to hear the rest of what's happening, and I'm looking forward to more character development of the main character as the series continues.

    "This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."

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    Tiffany 08-16-16
    Tiffany 08-16-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Likable"
    Would you be willing to try another book from Dana E. Donovan? Why or why not?

    Probably


    Was The Witch's Ladder worth the listening time?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    The story was a little uneven but enjoyable. Eric did a nice job with the pacing of the story. I like the banter between the partners. I received this audiobook for free through Audiobook Boom for my unbiased review.

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    Erin K L New York, NY 08-16-16
    Erin K L New York, NY 08-16-16 Member Since 2017
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    "I kept listening for the narrator"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Probably not. I didn't find the story tremendously engaging and I had trouble relating to many of the characters. It didn't suck me in and I had to start and stop quite a bit just to get through it.


    What was most disappointing about Dana E. Donovan’s story?

    The gaggle of misguided psychics were all very two dimensional and even the descriptions of the murders were sort of bland. I wanted the story to be deeper and to evoke a clearer tale for my imagination.


    What about Eric A. Shelman’s performance did you like?

    All of it. He is a very gifted narrator and saved this book, in my opinion. He has the gumshoe voice of Marcella so well developed. He would be an incredible reader for most books. His female voices sounded believable. Honestly, the narration was the best part of the book.


    Did The Witch's Ladder inspire you to do anything?

    Well, it inspired me to look up Eric Shelman and I found out he also wrote some books. If he writes half as well as he narrates it will be entertaining to check out some of his work.


    Any additional comments?

    The book is not terrible, it just isn't as richly detailed as I typically like my story. This would be a fun car listen.

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    5/6/17
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    "Horray ! Detective Marcella in audible"
    Would you listen to The Witch's Ladder again? Why?

    I have read the Detective Marcella series and thoroughly enjoyed it.. I was really happy to see that they are now audible! Why? Well if you like detective murder mysterys, supernatural and magical books, well this book has it all . With twist and turns to keep you guessing but not too many that you have to go back to listen again to stop confusion.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I have no favourite character as such. I think they bounce of each other and develope as the story goes on. Carlos does make me laugh the most tho


    Have you listened to any of Eric A. Shelman’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I have never listened to Eric A. Sherman's before. Having read the series before it took a good few mins to tune in as I had imagined a different type of voice.. now I think it's just about right, I wouldn't recommend sitting or totally relaxing to listen too, as his voice is soothing and rather gentle roughness . I found myself waking up with a start, cross with myself that I missed a bit and have to find where I last remembered. Lol


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The book throughout has made me laugh, go ewwwww , and whaoo,


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to listening to book two

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