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When Lily arrives at an antique jewelry fair, her bargain sensors go off left and right - but she also picks up a faint vibration of magic. Could the hard-bargaining merchant Griselda be a fellow practitioner? It certainly seems that way when a sudden fire sends panic through the crowd, and Lily discovers Griselda murdered in a way that nods to an old-fashioned witch hunt. A crime that hits close to home turns into an unwelcome flash from the past when the police bring in their lead suspect - Lily's estranged father. Though he may not deserve her help, Lily is determined to clear her father's name and solve a murder that's anything but crystal clear.

©2013 Julie Goodson-Lawes (P)2013 Tantor

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Always entertained!

Where does Tarnished and Torn rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I love the narrators voice and i've loved every book so far in this series. I'm always entertained and delighted with the little magical surprises.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Lily, cause she is wonderful!

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

Her voices are great! she is good at changing them all up but i'm mostly love the warmth in her voice.

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

So entertaining, it's magic.

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Good story, but the cover designers need to look up what a Vietnamese Potbelly Pig looks like!

The story scheme is similar to the previous story lines. Adding a bit more to Lily's mysterious past. Enjoyable.

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Excellent read

I found it hard to stop listening to this book. I love all of Juliet Blackwell's books and Xe Sands is the perfect person to narrate. She has this smooth sex appeal that flows evenly wether she's speaking a male or female voice.From beginning to end this book kept me interested and emotionally engaged. I love the characters and I would love for Lilly and Sailor to finally hook up, Lilly needs a steady partner in crime.

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Really enjoyed this book!

I have read books one through four and have really enjoyed this series. I have one book to go and hope there will be more books in this series.

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  • Teresa
  • NAMPA, ID, United States
  • 05-21-14

Lily Ivory is saving San Francisco again.

It might have been my timing or the fact that I have been listening to this series too close together that made this book a little tedious. It wasn't until the second half that the book picked up some and I started to enjoy the story more. Of course that could be that Sailor came back into the story. I was going to be mad if he just disappeared from the book without a word. As with Juliet Blackwell's other books in this series the mystery is similar to the others in which it is slightly predictable. What makes this series good is the characters, they are like visiting old friends. I recommend reading this series in order. Narrator drags a little for me, her slow talking was a little bit of a head bob.

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LOVE this series

Don't get me wrong, I LOVE this series except that this story seemed a bit all over the place. our main character was not real enough. She needs to get mad, speak up! Some character were mentioned that opens the door for deep story lines and good old fashioned creepy history. Lilly's father and grand mother Ann's maybe her Mother could grow a little. let's dig into some past "why people are the way they are" kinda stuff!

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It’s a good thing I used to live in SF!

It was interesting recognizing the areas where parts of this story took place. Otherwise I think I would have been thoroughly confused. But the story was good and very exciting. Again I couldn’t differentiate between Oscar and all the other males most of the time. The narrator really shouldn’t try to read words she doesn’t know.

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  • Col
  • fayetteville, GA, United States
  • 03-14-16

excellent and entertaining!

enthralling plot development with rapid pace excitement. Good character development! loved all the characters. Oscar the pig/gobgoyal was a hoot.

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Each Witchcraft Mystery book keeps getting better

I like all of Juliet Blackwell's books, but especially love the Witchcraft Mystery series. While a witch is the main character, and her "familiar" is a pig, these are not horrifying stories. Each story has a good mystery and interesting characters that are centered around the good kind of magic.

Xe Sands is a FABULOUS narrator.

My only critique of the books is that they are too short, usually about 8 hours.

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entertaining

Would you consider the audio edition of Tarnished and Torn to be better than the print version?

For me yes as my eyesight is not very good. And hearing it is very refreshing.

What other book might you compare Tarnished and Torn to and why?

Some of Victoria lauries books, they are entertaining but not too scary and they are wonderful to hear anytime of the year.

What about Xe Sands’s performance did you like?

Yes, loved her accent

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not really I enjoyed the entire audible experience

Any additional comments?

I have read some of her books, but I really enjoy listening to them. And I look forward to the next one.

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