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Ink Witch

Kat Dubois Chronicles, Book 1
Narrated by: Julia Whelan
Series: Kat Dubois, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (432 ratings)

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A whole new series from the world of the Echo Trilogy.

Three years ago, the gods abandoned us. We've been alone ever since.

Kat Dubois is immortal, and she's retired. She's long since hung up her sword and left assassinating immortals to someone else...anyone else. She's now a hard drinking, sass-flinging Seattle tattoo artist with the innate ability to read people's fortunes using her charmed deck of tarot cards. Her days of bloodshed are over, and she has nothing but time - an eternity, in fact - to hide from her past.

Until someone from her past shows up on her doorstep with news that her beloved older brother and mentor, Dominic, has gone missing. Kat may be the only person with the right skills - and access to the right magic - to track him down. She must confront her past if she's to have any chance of finding and saving her brother. She must fight her demons. She must embrace the power within her.

She must become the Ink Witch.

©2016 Lindsey Fairleigh (P)2017 Rubus Press

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Excellent narrator for a great story!

If you could sum up Ink Witch in three words, what would they be?

If you haven't read/listened to the Echo in Time trilogy (plus 2 novellas), I think you'll enjoy this but will be missing a lot of the backstory. This is a fantastic continuation of the Echo in Time series, where Kat was introduced. Very excited for the next installment (already started it!)

What about Julia Whelan’s performance did you like?

The narrator is fantastic!! She does a great job with the different characters and gives life to Kat's insouciance from the novel; not an easy feat to combine the angst of teenager with an immortal 18-year-old. I hope that she continues to narrate the other 2 novels in this series (I think a 4th is due this summer, hope she does that one too!)

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"Twilight" with more backbone

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

It heavily depends on personal preferences. Lore does resemble some parts of Neil Gaiman's "American gods" although perspective is vastly different.It should appeal to the fans of genre - female POV, strong character and lore references. Depicted culture and characters do not lack details by any chance.Since I'm not quite a fan of genre - time spent listening was good enough to pass time, but not quite there to detach me from life and focus on listening.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

A little bit more emotion/mindset into what it would "feel" like to be part of culture, that interacts with society and hidden right next to it.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

On one hand - voice casting an immortal must have been somewhat tricky - a level of apathy is expected, though throughout the book overall lack of emotion did cause attention to blur.

Was Ink Witch worth the listening time?

If you are a fan of the genre - it's a decent book to grab. Otherwise - it's good enough to pass a few hours, but will not end up as a memorable book in library.

Any additional comments?

Comments based on experience of mid-twenties male.

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my all time favorite novel of books

these books go deep.
all the books are great, but they start reaching a whole new level in the third book get ready for a in-depth Adventure.

I wish the prequels would come out on Audible as of now I only see the first book out of the trilogy and it started out good

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good book

Would you listen to Ink Witch again? Why?

I really like this book, the only negative is that there is so long pauses betwen chapters. A few times I almost got my phone out of my pocket to see if the app crashed, it was really annoying.

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Meh

This is probably the first series that I did not want to listen to the subsequent books. Although I usually love Julia Whelan, I was bugged listening to "Kat" partially because she swears like a sailor. There wasn't a lot of character development or back story and the ending was anti-climactic. Usually in a book series I am itching to find out what happens next and I ended this book feeling like I couldn't care less. My advice? Just save a credit and pick a different series.

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Love the dip into Egypt

I didn't realize, but this is a spinoff of the series Echoes in Time, which I have not read. Didn't keep me from enjoying this story. The world build is pinned to Egyptian mythology, a break from the Western/European urban fantasy tropes generally written about. Lots of new terms get thrown about, but I never felt lost with them.

Kat is a typical kick-ass heroine. A little lost, but not without reason. When she hears her brother has gone missing, she steps back into the life she'd set aside to bring him back alive. I kept waiting for the romance with Nik that is so obviously hinted at to develop, but it doesn't. Just sits there bubbling along at a high simmer, teasing all of us.

The most difficult question is whether to drop back and read Echoes, or keep swimming in the spinoff. Decisions, decisions.

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very enjoyable

This was a great book to listen to. I loved every minute of it. Highly recommend.

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Interesting Story

I enjoyed this book a lot I love the Narrator and can’t wait to start the second but just to soon as I finish this review!

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Ink Witch

Excellent story. Narrator did an excellent job. Looking forward to the next book. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes this type of story.

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Liked this book,great story and narrator is awesome! I
Getting next book now. This will be good series.

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  • D. Dolenz
  • 10-17-17

Just enough to get you to buy the next book

The book was good actually but the ending just dropped off.

I feel the author is more interested in getting me to buy the next book then having a full and complete plot.

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  • Scott
  • 08-03-19

Best served cold

Total in thralling! The story is non stop and fast pace. Easy to visualize and follow in my mind. As for the narrator's performance it was spot on, bring the right amount of emotion and seniority to the character. I highly recommend this audio book, you won't regret listening.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-21-19

Great Read

once again Julia Whelan read excellently. hard to stop listening easy to get consumed by it.