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Wisteria Witches Mysteries: Box Set, Books 1-3

Narrated by: Tiffany Williams
Length: 24 hrs and 2 mins
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Publisher's Summary

A small town with big secrets. A neighbor who bites. A librarian who can shoot blue lightning from her hands. Plus a house with a mind of its own. Welcome to Wisteria.

Dive into the hit series that has urban fantasy and witch mystery fans hooked! 

Wisteria Witches

Zara Riddle moved to a small town, so her life could be quiet and safe. But now that her witch powers have kicked in, life is anything but. Long-lost relatives are coming out of the woodwork, and it turns out the family tree is riddled with magic. 

When a ghost shows up, Zara finds out her spirit-charmed powers come with a cost. She must solve the woman's murder. Zara teams up with her handsome neighbor, a wolf shifter who's both mysterious and perfect. Maybe too perfect? He did save her life during a vicious attack, but some strange coincidences have Zara second-guessing her alliances.

The town of Wisteria may be quaint on the surface, but danger lurks around every corner. To protect her family, Zara must risk her heart and her life. Forces of good and evil will face off in a battle where one side has a secret advantage.

One thing's for sure: Zara Riddle is keeping these new powers, blue lightning balls and all.

Once you go witch, you never switch.

Wicked Wisteria

Zara Riddle moved to Wisteria for a quiet life. Instead, she got ghosts, demon birds, shifters, and even gorgons.

When mysterious forces erase words from the town's books, Zara conjures a magical creature to restore the text. But magic has a mind of its own, and magical creatures love trouble. Pretty soon, the bodies start piling up.

Now Zara must face whoever (or whatever) is behind a dark plot to destroy everything she loves. This time the fight will be tougher than ever. After all, it's hard to battle the forces of evil when you're dead.

Wisteria Wonders

Zara Riddle needs to crack open one more big secret. 

Chet Moore, the moody shifter who lives next door, has been running hot and cold like a broken faucet ever since they met. Zara finally resorts to magic to get the truth out of him. It turns out her instincts were right. Chet has been hiding something, and it's a doozy. 

Now Chet wants Zara's help with an intensely personal mission. He wants her to track down a lost soul and solve a cold case - a strange and violent case that powerful entities would rather keep buried. Diving in will put them both in danger. 

Zara tries to be a good witch. Zara should push aside her feelings and help the lost soul, but...it's so hard to do the right thing sometimes. Zara might be one crafty witch, but she's still a woman.

When the shocking truth is finally unveiled, not everyone is going to get out alive. With this mission, the only thing worse than failing is succeeding.

©2017 Angela Pepper (P)2019 Angela Pepper

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"It's thrilling! It's funny! And it won't leave you in agonizing pain (except, possibly, from laughter)." (Robert J. Crane, author of the best-selling Girl in the Box series)

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Gilmore Girls Meets the Dresden Files

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.
Angela Pepper is a breath of fresh air! With three full novels in this bundle you get an excellent start to this series which will leave you hungry for more.
I immediately fell in love with the witty, quirky and relatable main characters but was pleasantly surprised that the small town residents who I thought might just be one note caricatures were fleshed out and developed as the series progressed.
Things take a turn for the supernatural and each novel is about a mystery connected to a spirit. The stories dovetail between Zara’sd daily life with her teenage daughter, estranged aunt and hunky neighbor, researching mysteries and learning about her newfound witch powers and it’s all engrossing.
Each story leads into the next and the third explores more of the past, enriches the complexity of certain character relationships and starts shedding light on conspiracies. It felt like an epic conclusion to this package that leaves me wanting the next volume now.
The narrator does a wonderful life breathing life into already lively characters – affecting voices and delivering witty banter so well she makes it sound easy.
If you like humor, heart, paranormal mysteries, small town living or just plain fun, light reading then you’re in the right place.

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Well done cozy mysteries

Excellent books with great narration. The plot was light but engaging with the right amount of humor, magic and mystery.


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

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Wisteria Witches Mysteries: Box Set (Books 1-3)

If you’re looking for a great cozy mystery series, look no further. This box set contains the first 3 books in the Wisteria Witches Mysteries series, and they are fantastic!

I love the quirky characters. The dialogue had me giggling throughout. The mysteries were interesting and kept me guessing. Each book does come to a conclusion, but they also build on each other. I love seeing how the characters continue to grow. I will definitely be continuing on with this series!

Tiffany Williams did a fantastic job with the narration. Her timing and pacing really enhanced the story. A true professional.

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

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Quirky

These three books were a fun listen. The narration was excellent and the story was engaging. There is action and suspense along with the snark and comedy. There were some parts in the first book where the audio volume was a bit wonky but it may have been my player or a glitch when it downloaded. I look forward to the next book in the series.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Fun story

Set of fun books. The cast of characters is varied and the plot line is full of fun and magic- often at the most unexpected times.

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A fun and fast-paced paranormal mystery series....

Wisteria Witches is a three book set, and it couldn't be a better choice for spending a credit. This series has it all, a fast-paced, adventurous story line, some truly zany characters, several clever mysteries and plenty of good old fashioned fun. This series takes place in the small town of Wisteria to which Zara, a single mother and librarian, has recently moved. Unbeknownst to her, she has moved to a place of magic and magical creatures that just happens to be the hometown of her estranged aunt. Zara quickly discovers that she is a witch and thus begins her many adventures in learning to successfully (and NOT so successfully!) use her powers, including telekinesis and temporarily hosting ghosts. Each book has a separate mystery that proves difficult for Zara and her compatriots to solve, but there is also an underlying sense of foreboding that runs through all three books and isn't resolved until the final pages of book three.

The author does an amazing job of not only intricate and fascinating world building, she has created in Wisteria a place that anybody would love to visit for the pleasure of Zara and her friends' company. Zara is an amazing character: strong and independent while still being lighthearted, kind and caring. She is faced with many challenging situations in this series, and yet, she never takes herself or her situation too seriously. Between her unique yet loving relationship with her teenage daughter, her fast friendship with her co-worker Frank, her mostly contentious dealings with her aunt, and her interactions with magical, paranormal characters of all kinds, Zara's new life in Wisteria provides plenty entertainment for any reader to enjoy. Overall, I can't adequately express how much I enjoyed this series and how much I am looking forward to reading more about Zara's adventures.

Tiffany Williams does a stellar job with the narration. I can't think of a better choice to portray Zara's upbeat, quirky personality. Williams differentiates well between characters, and her tone is perfect for every mood in the story, from comedic to sad to scary and back. The narration talent of Williams and the writing talent of Pepper make for a highly recommendable audiobook selection.

I received a copy of this audiobook at my request in exchange for this honest review.

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the reason I love cozy Mysteries

this is the reason I love those kind of books they are easy and complicated and corki and sweet and you can't not love those Mysteries because they are not heavy but interesting and very easy going and I couldn't even see this I finished 24 hours of listen so fast it stupid like 2 days it was very good and I loved it a lot
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  • Donna
  • CHESAPEAKE, VA
  • 03-13-19

Great narrator, loved the world and humor

I had already read book 1 before I requested and received a free audio book copy in exchange for an honest review. I listened to book 1 AGAIN and found the narrator is great. She adds to the enjoyment of the series. Her pace, timing and connection to the characters comes through. I enjoyed her narration so much I am searching for Other works narrated by her. This three book series starter is worth a credit. The stories progress seamlessly into each other. The relationship between Zara and Zoey is awesome. Zara's inner monologue on her unconventional parenting is funny. The world building is good. The cast of characters is quirky and fun. The mysteries are interesting. I look forward to more Zara and watching her grow into her witch powers, seeing Zoey mature and finding out Whooo will be featured in the next book. If you like cozies with a twist, take a chance on this one. I also purchased the ebook companion and switched between the audio and text.



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  • Zarah
  • St. louis, Mo
  • 03-12-19

NOT FOR ME, but others might like it

If I could review the individual books in this boxset this would be a more accurate post, as I only listened to the first and part of the second, which I DNFed. Unfortunately, Audible only lets you review books you've purchased on the site. So, this is where the reviews have to go.

Book 1:
This didn't work for me. Though I suspect it is a matter of taste over quality. There are some consistency issues, people knowing things they haven't been told and such, and I thought the dialogue got too formal at times (especially considering how informal Zara is in general). But for the most part, what bothered me wasn't a matter of the book being bad, but of it being everything I dislike.

I found Zara intensely annoying! Yes, I see that we're supposed to think her Gilmore Girl cute. But I found her endless blather like nails on a chalkboard, all her constant media references trite, and her naiveté insincere. I felt like even the author thought her immature, often excusing the things she says by calling them juvenile, long-standing jokes between her and her daughter. The book falls short of calling anyone a poopy-head, but not by much, and only because it's so committed to "ding-dong."

Calling Zara and her crew Mary-Sues would be an understatement. On the upside, the book is 100% clean, not even a curse word is uttered. On the downside, it means the book lacks any sort of grit. So much so that there is barely any tension. I was just this side of board for all of it.

Plus, the book takes a long time to pick up any kind of speed, spending far too much time on dinners and descriptions. (Hope you like adjectives.) Then, once it does, the mystery essentially solves itself off page, leaving the reader out of the action.

Lastly, I disliked Tiffany Williams' narration style. It fit the book really well, actually. And again, the quality is fine. But the places she emphasizes words and her tone, etc, just highlights the overly-sensitive, overtly clean aspect of the book, making all my annoyances stand out even more.

Please don't take the last few paragraphs as my having an issue with clean stories. I just don't know a better way to describe the feel of it, like it's been scrubbed of anything interesting and real. I guess that's my base issue, why people complain about Mary-Sues in general, they don't feel real. They're too idealized to relate to and thus feel fake.

I went into this with really high hopes. I'm all about cozy paranormal mysteries right now and the main character even has my same name. When you're named Zarah, that's not something you encounter often. I will challenge myself to give the next book a try. Maybe with the world building done the next book will be better for me. I was disappointed with this. But I can 100% see all the things that irritated me so being exactly what another reader will love. To each their own.

Book 2:
DNF

I knew going in that this might be a struggle for me, as I didn't like the first one. But I obviously have the audio boxset of the first three books, so I wanted to give it a try. Unfortunately, I still REALLY dislike Zara. I don't find a 32-year-old woman who can't figure out how to pay a bill, has diarrhea of the mouth, and never misses a chance to remind that she's a librarian amusing. I find her juvenile and infantilized. What did me in for this book though was the definitions. Apparently the insufferable "I'm a librarian" is now being played out by listing definitions to readers. I got as far as anthropomorphic and said, "I'm done." Besides, I'd just woken back up to the story, as I literally fell asleep.

Note: I'd like to thank the author for providing a credit to get a copy of this audiobook for review. It was my choice to listen and review it. I'm sorry I couldn't give it a better one. But these books just aren't for me.

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  • Amanda
  • 03-14-19

Fantastic

Fantastic storylines and majorly funny. This series had me laughing out loud all the time. The storylines will keep you interested throughout the whole listening experience. Well worth the money.