• Kitchen Table Tarot

  • Pull up a Chair, Shuffle the Cards, and Let’s Talk Tarot
  • By: Melissa Cynova
  • Narrated by: Nicol Zanzarella
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (263 ratings)

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Kitchen Table Tarot

By: Melissa Cynova
Narrated by: Nicol Zanzarella
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Publisher's Summary

Learn to read with your own voice and get the answers to all of your questions.  

For years, Melissa Cynova has been sitting down with friends and neighbors who are curious about the tarot. She's heard all the questions and misconceptions that can confuse newcomers (and sometimes more experienced readers, too). Kitchen Table Tarot was written as a guide for anyone looking for no-nonsense lessons with a warm, friendly, and knowledgeable teacher.  

Join Melissa as she shares straightforward guidance on decks, spreads, card meanings, and symbols. Filled with real-life examples and personal explanations of what it's like to read the cards, this book tells it like it is and provides the information you need to read with confidence.

©2017 Melissa Cynova (P)2019 Tantor

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Pros and Cons

First- I want to say: I love how this book is narrated and structured. It’s easy on the ears and provides great insight and knowledge. However, if you’re just starting out and dabbling with the concept of tarot reading (ahem- like me), not having the accompanying pdf’s included as a download... leaves newbies feeling a bit cheated. For example: There isn’t an option to see the different card “spreads” that the author refers to and speaks of- which may not be a big deal to someone who already has a foundation about tarot reading, but becomes a barrier for the legit beginners. I’m also unsure if pictures of the actual cards the author describes are featured in the book, but if they are- Holy Smokes... what a treat! As for me though, I still enjoyed listening to the book overall, but am left searching for another title with a downloadable pdf as an option.

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A treasure

Melissa makes tarot fun and easy to learn. She makes each card come alive. A true gift! Thank you.

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Great starting point for Tarot

An easy to understand breakdown of each card and story plug-ins from both ancient fables and pop-culture to help remember the symbolism of each. The narrator has a grounded "witchy" voice that made it fun to listen to, in contrast to the some of the other narrators of this genre that can feel a bit airy and hard to take in for "down to earth" kinds of people. This book also lays out some unexpected great advice for people looking to read as a profession, which wasn't what I was originally was looking for, but found to be very helpful when thinking about reading for friends or at parties. This is a great starting point for people who are looking for a card to card walk-through of their deck. I recommend having your deck close by and laying out each card as the author points out characteristics in the illustrations of each.

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A Lot More Than What I Expected

I absolutely loved it. I definitely would reccomend this book to anyone interested in Tarot reading at any level.

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Interesting!

Don't necessarily agree with some of her interpretations, but they obviously work for her - excellent narration!

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Insightful and great for beginners

Very insightful and great book for a beginner (me). This audiobook and the physical copy have brought clarity to my reading skills and approach. The narrator was captivating and brought the book to life. I loved this audiobook so much I actually bought the physical copy. I plan to use it further in my tarot study. I loved how the author incorporated her own stories and lessons she’s learned along the way. She also provides great advice and guidance on reading for others.

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  • 08-20-19

It just clicked

So, you know when you have that ah-ha moment and things just start clicking into place? That’s what this book did for me. I love the explanations. And simple terms used to help you get it. This would be a great beginner book or even for those who’ve been around the block a time or two. It is like sitting down at the table with your besties and having a conversation.

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great

very easy to understand the author really broke things down for the beginners in this book and the storyteller is my favorite so far!

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Refreshing & Helpful for Beginners & Veterans

Kitchen Table Tarot is a well organized, thoughtful and practical guide to the Tarot for beginners and experienced Tarot readers. Melissa Cynova's writing style is conversational and engaging. I've been reading Tarot for about eight years and managed to glean some useful nuggets. Cynova's card interpretations are fresh and earthy, and her non-woo-woo approach is easy to follow. I recommend this book for anyone wanting to learn or review Tarot basics.

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good stuff

This card slinger has a lot of good advice and offers a down-to-earth, authentic approach to Tarot. Offering antidotes that will aid in to finding your own authentic approach.

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  • Tali Meir
  • 01-21-20

Love the book and narrator😘

The book gave me fantastic information about the tarot cards. The writing style is funny, down to earth and encouraging.
The voice and way the narrator read the book makes this my "to go to book".

If you have an interest in tarot this book is a must. Enjoy!🦄

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  • Blue Sun
  • 08-13-20

Good one

All the basics you need for your beginning with tarot- focused only on authors tarot journey and meaning of the cards (explained quite interesting and funny).

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  • Michael Shorey
  • 11-09-20

An enjoyable way to learn Tarot

I enjoyed listening to this book on tarot, serious subject presented in a lighthearted manner.

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  • Spookywitch
  • 09-22-20

Blessed Brilliance!

The best Tarot book on the market! Trust me, I've read them all! Thank You Melissa ♡

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  • Robin Green
  • 05-29-22

Brilliant. Informative, funny and an easy listen

Excellent easy listen, great reference point to go back to, good motivator and also funny to listen to as well. I am new to Tarot and had a few other titles before discovering this one. Well narrated and a joy to listen to. Let's you know how to start, how to choose and look after cards and how to have fun and do readings for yourself and others.

Simply great. Save yourself time and go straight for this one you won't be disappointed

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  • jennifer Douglass
  • 03-30-22

funny, easy listen and great for beginners

absolutely loved this book and finished it in a couple of days! I laughed out loud a lot at the commentary and found it very informative as well.

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  • Deelovesdave
  • 11-29-21

easy listen

This is informative, easy to listen to and friendly. really enjoyed and think I'll purchase in hardcopy as well

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  • Anne
  • 11-17-21

Honest and true

I'm grateful to Melissa Cynova for sharing her wonderful advice. This is one book I will read and listen to many times. Every time I listen I hear another nugget of wisdom given to the reader. Can't recommend highly enough. Thank you

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  • Kathy
  • 04-25-21

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There's some great info in this book but also some pretty cringeworthy xenophobic interpretations of the cards

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  • Jade
  • 07-21-20

You NEED THIS BOOK!

Don’t waste your credits on any other book (like I did) this is so informative but not boring at all! Great story telling and really helped me cement the cards in my mind! Down to earth and realistic too! Many other books are so impersonal, hard to listen to and yawn inducing! This I loved every minute of!

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  • Jessica
  • 10-16-21

loved this book!

such great interpretations of the cards, made something that seems overwhelming, quite easy to understand. highly recommended!

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  • Kitty
  • 05-01-21

Very down to earth

This is a no nonsense book with some interesting information. I didn't enjoy the thick accent but that's personal preference. The author comes across a little brash. There wasn't really anything new in this book but a worthwhile read for beginners.

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  • Katie
  • 03-03-22

Grounded, Practical & Entertaining

I am not a mystic, empath, wiccan, or pagan. What I am is interested. Certainly, I wish I could say I had some kind of gift - yearn for - but unfortunately, so "phenomenon" or radioactive spider moments have I had. I guess you can call me - interested. As such, this book I found extremely grounded. Tarot without the "hoodoo or woowoo." Plain meanings and good advice for any person who genuinely wants to learn more rather than put on a show. Also, the plain speaking manner was like talking to a straight talking friend. Honest, sometimes blunt but with good intentions. Lastly, the voice narration made the words come to life. This book was engaging, like a good conversation. Easy to read and listen to, I recommend.

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  • Laura Apolo
  • 01-07-22

Easy to relate to

The authors casual style is enjoyable to listen to, and very easy to understand. I found this book helpful and glad to have it in my collection.

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  • Sam
  • 10-30-21

GREAT

well written and great narrator makes it a pleasure to listen to while learning all about TAROT! Just going in for round 2!!

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  • Denise Young
  • 03-19-21

The Best Tarot book in Audible and in a book to!

This is the best Tarot in Audible so much so I brought the book as well for reference. I am a Tarot reader and her coverage of the meanings of each card is so easy to understand no fancy words so down to earth.Great Narration. A must in Audible. Thankyou. A ++

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-02-20

Loved it

What a great listen! You know its a good one when you can feel it coming to an end and your sad that it is. Spoken in language that resonates for me... REAL.