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  • Midnight Witch

  • By: Paula Brackston
  • Narrated by: Marisa Calin
  • Length: 15 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

'The dead are seldom silent. All that is required for them to be heard is that someone be willing to listen. I have been listening to the dead all my life.' Lady Lilith Montgomery is the daughter of the sixth Duke of Radnor. She is one of the most beautiful young women in London and engaged to the city's most eligible bachelor. She is also a witch. When her father dies, her hapless brother Freddie takes on his title. But it is Lilith who inherits their father's role as Head Witch of the Lazarus Coven.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By PaulaN on 05-03-2019

Great story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-03-2019

really lovely book. well read, lots going on keeps you hooked right to the very end

  • Twice the Witch

  • Beechwood Harbor Magic Mysteries Series, Book 2
  • By: Danielle Garrett
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Jealousy is rearing its ugly head in Beechwood Harbor as Holly contends with her new roommate and popular paranormal soap star, Evangeline Loren. Especially when the new witch in town turns her flirtatious smile towards Adam St. James, Holly's newly minted boyfriend. But before she can wrench Adam from Evangeline's clutches, she has an amnesiac ghost begging for her help and finds herself smack dab in the middle of another murder investigation in the small town. Holly has to track down the murderer and save her relationship...all without landing herself in a witch's duel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magical!

  • By PaulaN on 08-02-2019

Magical!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-02-2019

loved it! great story to listen to, throughly enjoyed it. Highly reccomend this series to all!

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  • The Book of Life

  • The All Souls Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 23 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 397
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 375
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374

After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness's enchant­ing series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew's ancestral home in France they reunite with their families - with one heart-breaking exception.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic narrator and book

  • By Phoebe Jarvis on 05-02-2018

Exceptional Series!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-02-2019

loved this series!! beautifully read, captivating from start to end. I'm sad to say goodbye

  • Shadow of Night

  • The All Souls Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 24 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 423
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 391
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 388

Historian Diana Bishop, descended from a line of powerful witches, and long-lived vampire Matthew Clairmont have broken the laws dividing creatures. When Diana discovered a significant alchemical manuscript in the Bodleian Library, she sparked a struggle in which she became bound to Matthew. Now the fragile coexistence of witches, daemons, vampires and humans is dangerously threatened. Seeking safety, Diana and Matthew travel back in time to London, 1590.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great continuation of the story

  • By Alexis on 30-07-2015

Spellbinding!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-01-2019

Loved this book! Part two of a trilogy, it has me utterly absorbed into the past. I find myself wondering what it would be like to travel back in time and meet a young Shakespeare, have an audience with Kings and Queens, and see history being made. the story weaves the images together so beautifully- just like the threads of Dianna's spells.

  • A Discovery of Witches

  • The All Souls Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 23 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 621
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 583
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 584

It begins with absence and desire. It begins with blood and fear. It begins with a discovery of witches. Diana Bishop, a young scholar and descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript deep in Oxford's Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she must navigate with a vampire, Matthew Clairmont. This manuscript, Ashmole 782, holds the secrets of their past...and the key to their future. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastically captivating

  • By Monique M. on 28-03-2015

Spellbinding!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-01-2019

Fantastic story, griping from start to end. Beautifully woven story with characters you can vividly see & recall.

  • Harley Merlin and the Secret Coven

  • By: Bella Forrest
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 46

Being an empath has its advantages. Nineteen-year-old Harley Merlin can sense people’s emotions, among other things. It’s how she snagged her first job pinpointing cheaters at a casino. But she has no clue where she got these freakish powers because she spent her childhood jumping from home to home in the foster system, and her father left her with nothing more than a cryptic note. Then she crosses paths with a terrifyingly real monster. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well written and intriguing storyline!!!

  • By Alecia on 10-06-2019

Fantastic Story for Teens & Adults!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-01-2019

Originally downloaded this for my Tween on a car trip, but my husband and I loved it as well.

We spent a couple of evenings playing jenga listening to this instead of the usual zone out to TV.

Fantastic story, great reader!!

  • Goodnight Mister Tom

  • (A Puffin Book)
  • By: Michelle Magorian
  • Narrated by: Patrick Malahide
  • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

Penguin presents the downloadable audiobook edition of Goodnight Mister Tom, read by Patrick Malahide. Young Willie Beech is evacuated to the country as Britain stands on the brink of World War II. A sad, deprived child, he slowly begins to flourish under the care of old Tom Oakley , but his newfound happiness is shattered by a summons from his mother back in London.... Winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Award.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • THIS IS ABRIDGED :(

  • By Elizabeth on 06-07-2018

Excellent telling of a beautiful story!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-07-2018

Excellent rendition of this Family favourite. Patrick Malahide captured the emotions that well over in this book beautifully and my Children and I have greatly enjoyed listening to this on a long car journey. 5 Stars all round!!