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The Garden of Magic Audiobook

The Garden of Magic

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Publisher's Summary

A magical Pendleford prequel novella from the best-selling author of The Language of Spells, that introduces the world to Iris Harper - the original Harper witch.

Iris Harper has lived in Pendleford for decades. The local witch is mistrusted by the townsfolk, but that doesn't stop some coming to her begging for potions, spells and quick-fixes.

As time has marched on suddenly Iris is aware that her days are beginning to fade. Her sumptuous garden is turning against her, the sweet scent of rot potent and now a young girl has come begging for a solution at her door.

Yet, the problem she brings causes Iris to remember a man from long ago - the man she loved, the man she could never trust...

©2015 Sarah Painter (P)2017 Sarah Painter

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    wendigee 05-21-17
    wendigee 05-21-17

    caregiver

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    Would you listen to The Garden of Magic again? Why?

    yes, because you always miss things the first time around.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The confrontation in the Farrier living room.


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

    yes, short but complete.


    Any additional comments?

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher

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    Summer 05-16-17
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    "Good audiobook"
    What made the experience of listening to The Garden of Magic the most enjoyable?

    Nice story, read in an magical ,colorful way.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked all the characters. The reading matched their feelings and the story .


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    I wouldn't choose the tag line of the audiobook.


    Any additional comments?

    "This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review."

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    Tanya M. Spiegel Miami, Florida 05-13-17
    Tanya M. Spiegel Miami, Florida 05-13-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Love the narrator"

    The story is short but done so well. The narrator is awesome! Gave the story a richness and depth. I received this book at no charge in exchange for an honest review.

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    Teresa 05-11-17
    Teresa 05-11-17

    It makes me happy to wake up everyday and look forward to listening. Many times I listen while doing artwork. I find it very relaxing.

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    "The Garden of Magic Was a Great Listen"

    I listened to The Garden of Magic written by Sarah Painter and absolutely loved it. From the start it was easy to fall into interest of the story. I liked the character of Becs who at first with her love interest John reminded me a tiny bit of Bridget Jones. Just a little bit. But my favorite character was Iris. She reminded me of a gifted elder crabby grandmother who knows how to fix everything. Loved her.

    So I think this is a prequel to another story by the same author titled The Language of Spells which I haven't listened to. That said, perhaps it's better to listen to this one first as this story mentions Gwen who is the great niece of Iris. The other, longer audiobook is where she (Gwen) comes home to Pendleford after 13 years and learns about her great aunt Iris from journals she inherits along with her estate.

    Tracey Normans' performance was brilliant. She had a lovely voice with perfect inflections. She's a super good voice actor and I'll listen to her again. Both author and narrator were excellent.

    "This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Heath 05-07-17
    Heath 05-07-17 Member Since 2013

    Devourer of fantasy and romance, lover of all things fiction. I can be reached at castawaycreations at gmail dot com about reviews.

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    "A Light and Easy Read"

    Iris Harper has the gift, or the curse as her mother called it. She's spent the last 60 years of her life as a hedge witch in Pendleford dispensing wisdom and little bottles of remedies to her neighbors. Iris' lovely garden provides most of her ingredients, but as she ages her garden begins to fall to ruin. One day, a young woman names Bex arrives at her door with a request and a name from Iris' past.

    This is the prequel to The Language of Spells, which I haven't read yet. Not having read the first didn't stop me from enjoying this book, the characters are fully fleshed out and there aren't any references to scenes or people that aren't in this book. At almost 3 hours, this didn't feel like a novella at all. The ending was so sweet, it put a smile on my face and gave me goosebumps. The references to magic are subtle and not showy at all, it makes you feel like it could be real.

    Tracey Norman did a great job narrating this one, her pace was perfect and her accent lovely. Iris was voiced as a crotchety old woman, but without grating on my nerves, and Bex was voiced as sweet and personable. It was a light and easy way to spend 3 hours. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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    Adriana B USA 05-04-17
    Adriana B USA 05-04-17 Member Since 2015

    Books give a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything. - Plato

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    "Prequel Novella from Language of Spells"

    I have not read the Language of Spells but I'm looking forward to reading it soon. This was a short audiobook Novella that was light and easy to follow. The story kept me interested until the conclusion.

    The narrator did a good job bringing the story to life.

    If you like supernatural stories with a touch of magic you should give this book a try. It was laid back and a good introduction to this author's writing style. She doesn't spend a lot of time with descriptions of places and people. This book was straight forward and I found it engaging. If you have read her Language of Spells, you will probably enjoy learning about Iris.

    "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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