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Witch World

Narrated by: Justine Eyre
Series: Witch World (Pike), Book 1
Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
Categories: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
4 out of 5 stars (81 ratings)

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Witches are real - and each of us may be one -in this all-new paranormal suspense novel from number-one New York Times best-selling author Christopher Pike.

Heading off for a weekend in Las Vegas with her friends, Jessie Ralle has only one worry: how to make it through the road trip in the same car as her ex, Jimmy Kelter. The guy she hasn’t come close to getting over since he broke up with her five months ago. The guy who’s finally ready to tell her why he did it, because now he wants her back.

Only, sometimes knowing why doesn’t actually make things better. Sometimes it leads to bigger, more terrifying questions.

Jessie discovers that she’s stumbled into a world where some people can do the impossible and others may not even be human. Are there really witches? Is she one of them? Armed with new abilities and shocked to discover an entire parallel world in which she and her loved ones co-exist, Jessie’s desperate to learn whom she can trust and whom she can’t - before it’s too late.

©2012 Christopher Pike (P)2012 Simon and Schuster

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Lacklustre

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I am a big Pike fan, but I really did not enjoy this book. The whole story just seemed to drag on and branch out into other stories ultimately to no end.
Maybe someone with more appreciation for Sci-Fi would enjoy this better than I did.

What do you think your next listen will be?

I think I will stick to Gillian Flynn, can't get enough of her books at the moment!

What didn’t you like about Justine Eyre’s performance?

I didn't like Justine's way of speaking at all. That was the first thing that put me off about this audiobook. Justine did not speak clearly and has a habit of allowing her words to drift into a mumble towards the end of a sentence. She also seemed to speak in a whiny pitch when speaking in Jessica's voice which made me come to not like the character! When she spoke for a male character, she made me cringe and reminded me of kids in high school making crank calls and putting on a "man's voice".

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

None for me. I couldn't even finish the audiobook.

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Love me some Christopher Pike!

What made the experience of listening to Witch World the most enjoyable?

The story was very imaginative.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Witch World?

Understanding how the real world and witch world interact.

What about Justine Eyre’s performance did you like?

She kind of got on my nerves a bit acutually. Especially her voice for the main characters best friend, Alex.

Any additional comments?

I want more Christopher Pike audiobooks on here. This book definitely finishes with a lot of loose ends. I definitely hope he was foreshadowing a 2nd book.

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  • Melissa
  • Waterbury, CT, United States
  • 02-12-13

Long time Pike fan, 1st audiobook experience

What did you love best about Witch World?

Christopher Pike wrote it! He is such a thorough storyteller! I have read every.single.one. of his early releases as a young adult over ten years ago. I was so excited when I came upon this fairly new release. I see he has written some other books pertaining to vampires but Witch World is much more up my alley. I loved the plot and setting. The characters were very well developed. There were a lot of edge of your seat moments. Just when you think there is some finality to a scene or situation something happens that throws you for a loop. Not predictable at all. It was a nice escape.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Even though Jessie is the heroine in this story she annoyed me sometimes. I liked "Jessica" because she was fierce and less naive. Favorite is hard to say though..Russell coming into the story was what really made me get into it.

What about Justine Eyre’s performance did you like?

I liked her European accents. She did a great job with Russell and Candor's (sp?) parts.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No laughter or tears.

Any additional comments?

Part of me wished I had bought the physical book to read myself when I first started listening. New to the audiobook experience, I wasn't sure if I made a good decision. It took me a couple of chapters to get used to the narrators voice. She performed it well but something about the way she talked annoyed me in the beginning. As I got deeper into the story the annoyance left and I was able to enjoy the story. I'm now plotting on my next download.

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  • Judy
  • FRIENDSWOOD, TX, United States
  • 12-17-12

Love Christopher Pikes new book!

I have enjoyed Christopher Pikes Thirst series and he is a wonderful writer who writes women quite well. And I have to give him props for writing a complete book. He doesn't give you a novella and call it a book. He WRITES a full story in each book. You receive hours of enjoyment from each book without having to buy fourteen quickies, ya know? Witch World held my interest. He was able to go back and forth between the real world and Witch World seamlessly and did so between the characters who existed in both worlds simultaneously. Not and easy job, that.

I wish audible would put the entire Thirst series in their catalog. Even though I've read them, I'd read them again. I started audible books when I was on the road for my job going up and down the Texas coast. I found that when I listen to music, I would get sleepy because of the steady beat. Audiobooks keep my interest and I don't get sleepy. I certainly hope you put any sequels to Witch World in your line up.

Pike tells a huge story that is complex and tells it in an uncomplicated manner. I was so excited to see this new book out and characters I could follow and unfold, finding more than a one dimensional character. From Russ to Whip to Jessie, Pike delivered. All I want is more more more... I understand that a finale for Thirst will be out soon and I will buy it and read it more than once. I so look forward to more of Witch World.

The narration was by Justine Eyre who was nothing less than amazing. You guys did it again. Congratulations!

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Love, Love, LOVE IT!

Fantastic story from a fantastic author read by a fantastic narrator! I rarely hear a really good female narrator, but I give two thumbs up to Justine Eyre! She really gave life and depth to the various characters and I had no trouble telling them apart. I especially fell in love with her portrayal the character of Kendor and (spoiler alert!) was actually moved to tears every time I came to his...end. And I've listened to this book countless times! I can't get enough!

I can hardly wait for the sequel (especially if Ms. Eyre narrates it)!!!!

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Would love to see it on screen

Enjoyed it! Very well written it took my imagination to a world. I wanted the story to just keep going. Definitely a book series.

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Hot mess

As a longtime fan of Christopher Pike, this book was extremely disappointing. It’s a convoluted mess of nonsense, which I forced myself to finish solely because of the author. The ending is silly. Not worth reading.

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Good story

I like it, a little slow at first and I dont care for her voice impressions.

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I usually love this author.

The narrator made it very difficult for me to enjoy anything about this book. Maybe I should stick to paperback .

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meh

i do not like the reader. book was OK but kind of cheesy and confusing.

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  • Millsy
  • 10-09-17

Great book, starts out a tad boring but then becomes very addictive.

Great book, starts out a tad boring but then becomes very addictive. I couldn't help but listen to the whole book within 24hours 😊