The Last Challenge

Northern Witches, Book 1
Narrated by: Julia Anthony
Series: Northern Witches, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
3.8 out of 5 stars (201 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Lauren Rutherford knows she is many things: a failed baker, an orphan, and a computer programmer. She also suspects she is ever so slightly nuts given that she often has conversations with her multiple personalities, and Bad Luck is a man who seems to enjoy tormenting her at every opportunity.

What Lauren doesn't know is that she is also a witch. She needs to learn, and fast, because the only thing between her and certain death is Agnes, her long-dead ancestor who has a foul mouth and a passion for G-strings, and Daniel, a sexy as hell male witch who drives her to distraction.

As the last descendant of a long line of witches, Lauren is the victim of a 400-year-old curse. Her life depends on her surviving a challenge set down by three damned souls, a challenge that will take her to hell and back. Literally. And Satan doesn't do tea and scones!

©2014 Sharon Karaa (P)2015 Sharon Karaa

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Delightful!

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I was so entertained with this book. Had a little bit of everything, and the narrator (Julia Anthony) brought it all to life. I'm looking forward to all of Miss Karaa's books. With her incredible imagination they surely with be "delightful" to read.

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A Great Escape from Reality:

If you are looking for a new and interesting storyline, with a great set of unique and interesting characters and laugh out loud fun; then this book is for you!

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It could have been Great

The narration is awful, dry as a bone, If you can get past the Narrator, It’s a good story, that is really hard though I just forced myself to keep at it and finally the story grabbed my attention.

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Narrator is beyond terrible

Narrator ruins the entire book...,,,Narrator ruins the entire book...,,,Narrator ruins the entire book...,,,Narrator ruins the entire book...,,,Narrator ruins the entire book...,,,truly... I am supposed to have 7 unique words so here it is story was okay but presentation was not ..

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At the end I wanted to "gently" rip my hair out

Would you listen to another book narrated by Julia Anthony?

As lovely as the young Lady doubtlessly is, after a while the accent just drives you a bit bonkers and not in the fun way. So no probably not.

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

She "gently" drove you to insanity

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Yes and that will sound harsh, but if you insist on writing long drawn out sex scenes, could you please learn another word to describe the sexual activity happening than "gently"? Within the span of about 5 minutes it was used more than 30 times. No woman in her right mind wants to be that gently sexed, well maybe a virgin on her first time. But for passionate encounters not so much.
I liked the story idea overall, some parts are just harder to get through then others. I gave up and left the last 17 minutes unlistened too and fast forwarded through several spots.
Good try so, keep writing.

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Very steamy sweet read!!

I love the chemistry of all of the characters. The love making was great and the story line was very interesting.

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Narration distracting

This narrator did NOT help the story at all. It is difficult to understand when one sentence ends and another begins. Similarly, there is about the same transition between words in the same sentence, one sentence to another, and even one scene to another. Frequently, I couldn't tell if I had inadvertently skipped several seconds of listening time as I would find myself in another scene, even days later in the story line. This makes the book feel disjointed. The story line was already blah so the narration (maybe the directing of the narration?) did nothing to help.

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loved it!😍

It is very entertaining! The characters are pretty interesting. The story is nice fun to listen to. How the narrator did the main males voice kept making me crack up. 😁

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Sweet and Light, if Slow

The pacing is slow, but the voice actress does such wonderful voices I didn't even mind. The story is sweet and light.

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ehhh

Overall the performance was well done. But the story was difficult for me to continue to pay attention to. I felt like the majority of the time The Chemistry Between the characters was weak. The plot seemed to jump from incident incident with no real unifying thread. Many of the things that were built up ended up falling flat in the end. Struggled to feel connected to the characters at all.