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The Last Challenge

Northern Witches, Book 1
Narrated by: Julia Anthony
Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (113 ratings)

Regular price: $19.95

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How steamy is it? Simmering

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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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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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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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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Painful

What disappointed you about The Last Challenge?

This was a tedious slog.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Something by Molly Harper...

What didn’t you like about Julia Anthony’s performance?

Grating.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

It's a good reminder if you're having a bad day that things can be worse (by listening to this book).

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Of the 160'ish books I've listened to, I can't find anything redeeming about it. I listened to the story until the end and that's the only reason I'm not seeking a refund.

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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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b o r i n g ...

idk. daniel didn't feel real at all. there were too many characters I didn't quite distinguish them all. the guys at her job were too many to remember.
the beginning was the only intetesting thing. the book is called the last challenger i waited for the challenge to come all throughout the book and I got bored before it did / if / it did at all. ugh. the voice of Angnes sounded like a child, not a grandma. also, Samuel's voice sounded like a girl. lol that let me thinking. "WTF?!" LOL

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The Last Challenge Northern Witches, Book 1

Lauren Rutherford just found out she's a witch--the hard way. First there's a hunky guy she's noticed at two places where she goes. At a party she tries to help a friend and when she goes outside to follow another friend, she's taken by the hunky guy. Then she's introduced to an ancestor grandmother who's a ghost. When she tries to explain to her bestie later her friend thinks she's going nuts. Now she has to learn how to be a witch, since she's discovered she's a natural witch. Her friend is along for the ride and the hunky guy is driving her crazier.
Fantastic story! Julia Anthony is a fantastic narrator and she draws you in to the storyline. I loved the accent too!!

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A lot of fun!

This series is great! Characters are charming and story line is so original! Sharon K is awesome!!

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