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Witch Is When It All Began Audiobook

Witch Is When It All Began: A Witch P.I. Mystery

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Publisher's Summary

When the going gets tough....

Private investigator, Jill Gooder, has been hired to find a serial killer because, as usual, the police can't buy a clue. Jill, the not so proud owner of a crazy, one-eyed cat, probably can't expect too much help from her PA/Secretary, Mrs. V, who spends all day knitting.

And just in case all of that wasn't bad enough, Jill's just about to discover she's a witch.

...break out the custard creams.

©2015 Implode Publishing Ltd (P)2016 Implode Publishing Ltd

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    RavidReader Detroit, MI, United States 05-07-16
    RavidReader Detroit, MI, United States 05-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Fun light-weight listen. Superb narration!!!"

    Fun! A nice break from more intense complex mysteries. Suitable for listening when car pooling with children as there aren't any sex scenes or foul language. The narrator is absolutely superb!!! Hannah Platts is as good as such great narrators; Katherine Kellgren, Simon Vance, George Guidall, etc. With over 600 audible books owned, I truly appreciate a good narrator. They can make or break a book for me. She made this book come to life. I'm hopeful that she is at the beginning of her career and will continue to narrate more books (currently, she had only a few).

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Farrell 04-03-16
    Farrell 04-03-16
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    "Decent enough"

    A fun little romp. Light and clean. Tried to be a mystery and a paranormal, didn't do either especially well, but the pace and tone were fine, so was an enjoyable few hours.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Zena 03-12-16
    Zena 03-12-16
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    "Interesting"

    Interesting theme. A P.A. that knits and apparently that's her true calling, a talking one-eyed, cheeky cat and a P.I./newby witch who is the main character.
    Add all these to the mix and stir well ... Now you have a sweet murder/mystery/witchy story. Quite entertaining.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Yvonne Southfield, mi, United States 12-21-16
    Yvonne Southfield, mi, United States 12-21-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Review are right this is a GREAT series!"

    This is a wonderfully entertaining story that is delightful to read. I enjoyed the first book so well that I download the complete series before I finished the finished the book. The books end with a cliffhanger, usually with a startling revelation or socially awkward situations.

    The story is driven by Jill’s discovery that her biology family is witches. So, she has a learning curve and all the comedic situations that a beginner witch can encounter when learning magic in secret, being pursued by the diabolical nemeses of the story, and trying to work as a detective. After solving the mystery in the first book, demand for her services increases and her time becomes determined by others.

    Jill has two separate lives, her paranormal life as a witch, which must be kept secret from non-paranormals. The story always has one central mystery, which Jill may or may not get paid for and other peripheral things that are happening to her inner circle. Her mysteries in her human world put her is a situation where she must work with Detective Maxwell. Their relationship begins as contentious. Winky, the one-eyed cat, is the most delightful character. While at the office there is dissension with the cat and her secretary Ms. V. The main mystery is in the human world. The little peripheral mysteries are solved with the aha epiphany. There is no profanity or sex to disrupt and a light, funny story.

    Action between the magic and human world is tried together with Jill unintendedly using her magic in her human life. Yes, the conversation is snarky, and there are a few characters whose primary purpose is to whine. I read the complete series in three days and through enjoyed them.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    LCNanny 12-08-16
    LCNanny 12-08-16
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    "Fun story paired with the perfect narrator"
    Where does Witch Is When It All Began rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is a great little story that has a lot of promise, magic and discovery. It ranks at the top because I can't wait to listen to book 2, the narration is FAB (and totally fits the character, story, and is simply delightful to listen to).


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    Marily14 Aurora, CO, United States 03-02-16
    Marily14 Aurora, CO, United States 03-02-16 Member Since 2012
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    "A fun listen"

    A crazy one eyed cat...who talks!, a bran new witch just learning, a knitting nincompoop ( she drives me crazy) and a murder, no make that murders, makes this a fun book! I enjoyed listening to the reader, and although this is the start of a series Our detective got things done. I can see many things just bubbling on the edge awaiting development in the next book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Troublemer 05-05-17
    Troublemer 05-05-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Witches? Really"

    This was the first i had read by this author. I am always looking for cute cozy mysteries. This one did not disappoint. I look forward to reading/listening to more.

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    Anna 12-07-16
    Anna 12-07-16 Member Since 2008
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    "Lighthearted Paranormal Mystery"

    She's a PI, she's just become a witch, she has a talking cat, a sister she loves and squabbles with, and is more than a bit OCD- This was just the ticket for me to listen to while bedridden with a very nasty cold. It's lighthearted and charming, an easy listen. It reminds me most of Molly Harper's PNRs but with less romance, and of course, British - proper contemporary British, not some Heritage throwback. The mystery element could be more thought out, but the characters and performance are so charming that I gave it a pass on that, and bought the next one as soon as I finished this.

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    Kindle Customer 03-09-16
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    "Wonderful book from a wonderful series"

    I absolutely love this series! The narrator isn't my favorite, but that's because I've read the book and no narrator is going to match the way I imagined it. The series is absolutely amazing! Seriously, it's one that I keep a constant look out for. I really do hope that they do audio versions of the rest of the books. I really like to listen to books at work and while doing chores around the house.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cynthia Colorado Springs, CO, United States 03-05-16
    Cynthia Colorado Springs, CO, United States 03-05-16
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    "Thrilled to have found this series!!!!"
    Would you listen to Witch Is When It All Began again? Why?

    Loved the narrator so much!! And the writing is brilliant!


    Have you listened to any of Hannah Platts’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Only saw one other book by this narrator which wasn't my style. It would be amazing if Hannah Platt narrated this entire series!!! I would buy each and every one!!!


    Any additional comments?

    MORE PLEASE!!!

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  • Ms. Rw Humphreys
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    10/4/17
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    "I enjoyed this so much!!!!!!!"

    I love this series.
    I've read and thoroughly enjoyed all the books.
    I didn't think I'd really want to listen to them as well but as they weren't to expensive I downloaded the first.
    Within the first few minutes I was hooked.
    It's really good anyway but the audio version is spot on for the story. I will be listening to them all.
    It'll be good to experience the semaphore action again 😀

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  • Rory
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    9/28/17
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    "Like Bewitched with a bit of Harry Potter"

    I loved this book. Quirky and funny and no idea where it was going. Many characters, which I like and no romance (thank god !).

    Jill finds out she is a witch; and is obviously shocked. How will she keep the two worlds apart and learn all her spells. No idea. And how will it fit in with her PI work.

    This book was setting up the story. Be really interested for the next one.

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  • Julia B
    9/18/17
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    "Brilliant!"

    I really enjoyed this book. A fantastic story, well written with great characters. It was wonderfully narrated with a good variety of character voices. I'm looking forward to listening to the rest of the series.

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  • Clarence
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    9/14/17
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    "Quaint and light hearted"

    Quite liked this as an easy listen, I'd also say its young adult friendly as its all a bit twee.

    Jill is a ditsy character, the serial killer case is somewhat a side story to the unravelling of her crazy family.

    Winky the cat is clearly a pyscho, pretty sure I would of re-homed him or had him put down if he were mine.

    The word ass hat appear a lot, its quite annoying and doesn't really seem to sit well for me. (I'm not against swearing etc, it just feels like a lame addition, its either that or the narrator wasn't down with saying it repeatedly).

    I like the effect of people being on the telephone it added some authenticity to the narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kristin
    Wiltshire
    9/6/17
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    "Nice light summer reading"

    I fancied something lighter than my usual noir for the holidays, and went for this on a whim. I am now on book 3 a few days later! They are light hearted and engaging, and not too long for those who want some fun listening. These books are so far suitable for younger teens as well as adults, no swearing, sex, or grisly bits.

    The premise is a well trodden road - person finds out they're actually a witch and theres a secret world, and a mysterious reason for them not finding out before. However this book does it very well with a good mix of humour and the crime mysteries thrown in to add some spice. The narration is done fairly well, but their West Country accent did grate a bit for me as I'm from there and its a bit exaggerated. That said it wasnt enough to do more than knock a small star off. The rest of the narration is done well, and the characters are well defined.

    All in all, very happy so far, and eager to continue with the series - well at least as far as audible have recorded anyway.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alexis
    CANTERBURY, United Kingdom
    6/1/16
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    "Nice idea but 5 hours too long!"

    So I read the reviews and thought well nice idea lets try this one. Urgh - the writing is pedestrian to say the least and the 'story' such as it is drab. If our heroine says 'I must be crazy' - 'you must be crazy', 'they must be crazy' once more..............!!!!!!!! Okay so finding out your a witch on your mothers deathbed is a little odd but hey this is fantasy -you know the drill. To continue to believe that your mother called you a witch as an offensive term was a little stupid to say the least but finding out you are an actual witch doesn't make you 'crazy'. The introduction of serial killer plot was a little bizarre but if the heroine was a little more sympathetic it would have sat better.
    Perhaps a better editor is needed, but the writing sure does need tightening up.
    This is another narrator that believe women 'of a certain age' should have crackly, off key voices - never heard one myself but then what do I know - I'm only a woman 'of a certain age'.
    I am sorry that I can find no plus sides to this book - frankly I don't care how it began and, with another 3 hours to go - I definitely don't care how it ends

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Teddy
    London
    2/16/17
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    "Absolutely loved it"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of Witch Is When It All Began (A Witch P.I. Mystery)?

    Any of the converstaions with Winky


    Any additional comments?

    An absolutely delightful and very entertaing start to a very appealing series.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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