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Wicked Beginning Audiobook

Wicked Beginning: An Ivy Morgan Mystery, Books 1-3

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Publisher's Summary

Ivy Morgan is a witch with a mind of her own. What she doesn't need is romantic entanglements. That's why Jack Harker's appearance in her life is such a conundrum.

Jack Harker has a haunted past and all he wants is peace and quiet. He's left a life of violence and despair behind for the comforts of home and country. He might find peace in Ivy's presence, but he'll never find quiet.

Ivy and Jack are on a crash course for love, but they also have murder and mayhem in their way.

This omnibus includes the first three books in the Ivy Morgan Mystery series. Sit back and enjoy Wicked Days, Wicked Dreams and Wicked Times.

©2015 Lily Harper Hart (P)2015 Lily Harper Hart

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    Carolyn 06-08-17
    Carolyn 06-08-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Whiny"

    The whiny voice of the narrator made the story annoying. I know the point of the story was that the couple like to argue, but some of the arguing just didn't make sense. if Ivy Morgan is that whiny I don't think I'll listen to her anymore.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Herndon, VA 07-10-17
    Amazon Customer Herndon, VA 07-10-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Delightful Series, Enjoyable Listen"
    What made the experience of listening to Wicked Beginning the most enjoyable?

    The story was a good balance of mystery, romance, humor, sarcasm and magic. The characters were delightful. The story held my interest through all 3 books.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jack...reminded me of one of my favorite people.


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

    Angel brought the characters to life with good intonations and midwestern speech patterns and accents. Having spent a lot of time in midwestern small towns, I think her nay sayers have not spent any time there. The characters were very believable, albeit a little immature for their ages.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I listened to each book pretty much in one sitting. It was not so complex that it prevented me from getting some other household tasks finished. It's an easy listen.


    Any additional comments?

    There was just enough magic to make it fanciful, but not heavy fantasy or occult.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 06-26-17 Member Since 2008
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    "Robotic performance"

    The story was OK but the performance was very poor. The voices were robotic and monotone.

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    Celeste 05-08-17
    Celeste 05-08-17
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    "Do not spend your money"
    What would have made Wicked Beginning better?

    The story might've been good but..The narrator totally ruined the book. I could not give it a chance after listening to it for 30 minutes I had to return it


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

    No


    Would you be willing to try another one of Angel Clark’s performances?

    No


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Irritation


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    tammy 04-26-17
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    "Story might have been decent"

    The lack of skill from the narrator kills this set. I found it difficult to stay interested in this series because of the narrative, she is unable to successfully carry off multiple voices with any type of effectiveness, and emotion

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    Katherine 04-03-17
    Katherine 04-03-17
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    "Definitely not a win."

    Narration was awful. The male voices were jarring, one dimensional and irritating. The lead female voice was a constant shrill shriek.

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    laura United States 01-19-17
    laura United States 01-19-17 Member Since 2017
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    "good read"

    liked the story line but the narrator was hard to get used to but if you stick it out it is a good story

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    MMS 01-09-17
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    "Good story terrible narration"

    It took 45 minutes for me to acclimatize to the narrator. Her whinny voice was so bad I almost returned the book. The stories were pretty good. I can't believe I made it through all three.

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    uraina ogden 12-29-16
    uraina ogden 12-29-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Voices"

    I can't say I enjoy the male voices. Brian' s grated on my nerves Jack's and Ivy' bantering got old

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    Deb H 11-06-16
    Deb H 11-06-16
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    "AWESOME!!"

    This is so much fun!!! Love all the characters and their relationships! Such a cute couple and how they make you laugh!! A great mystery in each book, with suspense and action!! Highly recommend this series!! Can't wait to hear more!! What an awesome narrator!!

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    "Potentially good but actually very disappointing"
    Would you try another book written by Lily Harper Hart or narrated by Angel Clark?

    Angel Clark's narration is great but I would be reluctant to try another book written by Lily Harper Hart


    Have you listened to any of Angel Clark’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Angel Clarke seems to be a consistently good narrator, judging by the other series I've listened to which she has narrated.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Wicked Beginning?

    The scenes I would cut are the ones where the supposedly strong-willed Ivy allows the obsessive and controlling Jack to walk all over her - for example, the occasions when he refuses to leave her house (knowing he's bigger and stronger than she is so she can't physically eject him) and she does nothing to prevent him from getting away with it.


    Any additional comments?

    Sadly these books have a consistent thread of a supposedly strong woman allowing a controlling man, who is obsessing over her, to walk all over her. He spies on her, stalks her, openly follows her, and refuses to leave her house, Beyond making a few token verbal objections, she does NOTHING to stop him. She even stops her brother from beating him up and prevents him from throwing this man out of her house! <br/><br/>And it's all written as if this "relationship" is meant to be a Good Thing for her. Her relatives encourage it, apparently because having a contolling obsessive for a boyfriend is better than not having a man in your life...!!! <br/><br/>I couldn't continue to listen to it. <br/><br/>I didn't finish the third book because I could see that, despite his abandoning her when she'd been shot, accosting her in the woods, following her home and forcing his way inside, and then climbing into her bed while she was drugged to insensibility, she was going to take him back and continue to allow him to be controlling and dictatorial toward her. <br/><br/>This author seems to have peculiar ideas about what constitutes a good relationship and to what a woman should allow a controlling partner to do to her. <br/><br/>Teddy

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