• Wicked Beginning

  • An Ivy Morgan Mystery, Books 1-3
  • By: Lily Harper Hart
  • Narrated by: Angel Clark
  • Length: 18 hrs and 51 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (408 ratings)

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Wicked Beginning

By: Lily Harper Hart
Narrated by: Angel Clark
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Publisher's summary

Ivy Morgan is a witch with a mind of her own. What she doesn't need is romantic entanglements. That's why Jack Harker's appearance in her life is such a conundrum.

Jack Harker has a haunted past and all he wants is peace and quiet. He's left a life of violence and despair behind for the comforts of home and country. He might find peace in Ivy's presence, but he'll never find quiet.

Ivy and Jack are on a crash course for love, but they also have murder and mayhem in their way.

This omnibus includes the first three books in the Ivy Morgan Mystery series. Sit back and enjoy Wicked Days, Wicked Dreams and Wicked Times.

©2015 Lily Harper Hart (P)2015 Lily Harper Hart

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Whiny

The whiny voice of the narrator made the story annoying. I know the point of the story was that the couple like to argue, but some of the arguing just didn't make sense. if Ivy Morgan is that whiny I don't think I'll listen to her anymore.

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Juvenile and annoying

I don't know what age group these books were intended for but they are stupid. The narrator is very hard to listen to, she has the worst voice ever. It's like listening to someone run there nails along a chalkboard. the author's over use of the word non-pulsed and the bad use of "honey", leads me to believe she doesn't have command of the English language, or has never heard of a thesaurus. The repetitive nature of the books overall is not entertainment, it is torture. How it ever got published is beyond me. At times I wonder if the author has a very twisted idea of love and romance as it seems like she is not familiar with how relationships should be.

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Good story terrible narration

It took 45 minutes for me to acclimatize to the narrator. Her whinny voice was so bad I almost returned the book. The stories were pretty good. I can't believe I made it through all three.

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Good price for the first 3 books

I adore the character development of the Ivy Morgan series but detest the performance by Angel Clark. There are periods of time when her voice shrieks so badly that you have to turn down the volume.

But, in saying that, I keep on going back to listen to the series. That is how you know the writing and character development is good, now we just need to remove the narrator.

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Story might have been decent

The lack of skill from the narrator kills this set. I found it difficult to stay interested in this series because of the narrative, she is unable to successfully carry off multiple voices with any type of effectiveness, and emotion

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Robotic performance

The story was OK but the performance was very poor. The voices were robotic and monotone.

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How do I get my money back?

I have never wanted my money back on an audible book so bad before! The narration of this story was so hard to follow. The narrator does not have enough range in their voice to sustain a book with more than 2 characters. Other than the narration of the store the characters sounded like they were having a hard time with the cue cards they were supposed to be reading. (very robotic) When there was a conflict with any characters the raised voices just turned into high pitched screaming and just made it so hard to push through the story. Might have been better to read these stories the old fashioned way... With my eyeballs!

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Bad naration is a big distraction

Would you try another book from Lily Harper Hart and/or Angel Clark?

Yes from the author. No from the narrator.

What did you like best about this story?

I read the first book in the series and I'd give it a solid B. I thought it would make a good audiobook to listen to at work because I could listen with half my brain and not lose track of the plot.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

I read the other reviews criticizing the narrator, but I thought I would get used to it. Some parts sound okay, but for some of the male dialouge she reminds me of how one might speak to a mostly deaf elderly relative-- loud and staccato. It is jarring after her "normal" voice-- almost worse than if she used the annoying voice for the whole thing.

Could you see Wicked Beginning being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

No.

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Do not spend your money

What would have made Wicked Beginning better?

The story might've been good but..The narrator totally ruined the book. I could not give it a chance after listening to it for 30 minutes I had to return it

Has Wicked Beginning turned you off from other books in this genre?

No

Would you be willing to try another one of Angel Clark’s performances?

No

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Irritation

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Not great

The mystery was interesting but the dialogue and the actions of the characters were so immature, that it was actually annoying to listen to. I won't be listening to any more of this series. Added to that , all the characters begin their sentences with " I " and then stop and start a new sentence that doesn't start with I.

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