Get Your Free Audiobook

Wardens of Wisteria

Wisteria Witches Mysteries - Daybreak, Book 1
Narrated by: Tiffany Williams
Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins

Non-member price: $27.79

After 30 days, Audible is $16.45/mo. Cancel anytime.

Publisher's Summary

Zara Riddle is used to being woken up in the middle of the night by magical creatures. Being a witch is incredibly fun, but it does have a few drawbacks. Zara's powers make her appealing to the recently deceased, who are always showing up seeking her help. This witch is a real ghost magnet!

When Zara's resident telepathic wyvern wakes her up to announce there's a new ghost in the house, Zara is anything but surprised. She greets the new spirit, locates the crime scene, and notifies the authorities. All before the sun comes up. Zara's work is done. After all, the town's detective should be able to solve this homicide without her.

The detective, Theodore Bentley, has other ideas. He knows about Wisteria's secrets, but he's not the stubborn type who insists on doing everything himself. Why chase down a killer alone when you can have a powerful witch as a partner? He invites Zara to join him on the investigation. Zara accepts, because why not? She'll rest easier when the case is solved. Plus two heads are better than one, even if one of them is a mere human.

As the crime-fighting duo dig deeper into the town's secrets, both the human detective and the witch are shocked to discover a killer in their midst. When they underestimate the killer's powers, the tables are turned. In a heartbeat, everything changes.

Zara Riddle can only watch helplessly as someone she cares about saves the witch's life by sacrificing their own.

Wardens of Wisteria is book one of a new mini-series set in Angela Pepper's wickedly wild world of Wisteria Witches. If you're new to the series, you can start here if you'd like! This book is told from the point of view of Zara Riddle.

©2018 Angela Pepper (P)2019 Angela Pepper

What members say

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

No Reviews are Available
Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Eclectic
  • Eclectic
  • 25-10-2019

Great Cozy

Grab a cup of tea and settle back. You will enjoy matching wits with this witchy detective. Don’t think you are ahead of her,though,as this witch has a few tricks up her sleeve you won’t see coming.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Deedra
  • Deedra
  • 26-09-2019

Wardens of Wisteria

Totally enjoyed this!I was laughing out loud on a bus full of people!lol There ia a murder in Wisteria. Zara is tasked by a ghost to find his killer.Zoe finds out who she is. Tiffany Williams was a wonderful narrator as usual. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.'

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Kira
  • Kira
  • 22-09-2019

Humorous and delightful to listen to

As a witch, Zara riddle is used to being woken up in the middle of the night for ghostly reasons. When her telepathic wyvern wakes her up to deal with a ghost, she doesn’t think a thing of it until it leads her to a decapitated course. Theodore Bentley, a local detective Zara has worked with in the past, lands the case. Familiar with her witchy ways, Theodore isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty and let her help solve the case. As the two unravel clues, they encounter the ghost of the victim and try to bring down the killer. Could it be the sister’s boyfriend? The mysterious coffee shop owner? With a town full of supernaturals who is hiding their identity and who is hiding a murder? Narrator, Tiffany Williams does a great job of bringing to life each well-developed character with her unique voices. This allows the listener to easily get lost in Zara’s world. Her emotional tones fit well with what is going on inside the story and work well with the humorous part. The narrative pacing is smooth, transitions well, and matches pace with the story. The plot is well-developed and engaging. Fans of mysteries, supernatural, fantasy, and humor will enjoy reading this book.

Please Note: A copy of this audiobook was given to me in exchange for an honest review. No financial compensation was received. All opinions expressed are my own.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for scot bolyard
  • scot bolyard
  • 20-09-2019

Great fun!

I don't usually read cozy mysteries but I thoroughly enjoyed this. I did not realize this wasn't the first book in the series but that did not hinder my enjoyment. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the books in the series.

Narration was stellar! Definitely added to the fun and snark. I am also looking forward to listening to more of Tiffany William's narrations.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Angela
  • Angela
  • 19-09-2019

Love this series

This series is so fun to listen to. The writing and narration are so well done. Tiffany Williams has a different voice for each character and keeps you listening.

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

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Blackeagle
  • Blackeagle
  • 12-09-2019

Mystery, murder and magic

Wardens of Wisteria is a sensational book that combines mystery, murder and magical beings. I like how well this book is written and the strength of the characters. The sarcastic wit and banter between the characters is amusing. I highly recommend this book if you like witches, vampires, chimera and other supernatural beings. I received this book per my request and I am voluntarily leaving an honest review.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Aisha-Kimberly Hashmi
  • Aisha-Kimberly Hashmi
  • 21-08-2019

Wonderfully narrated.

I loved the story and the narrator did a superb job. This is a great start to the series!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Shannon G
  • Shannon G
  • 05-08-2019

Another Exciting Adventure

This is another exciting adventure in Wisteria. I completely adore Zara and Zoey! Let me say this, if you truly want the full feel of this series you really should start at the beginning. You don't have to but it would be more entertaining if you did. In this part of the series Zara is up to her usual self: sassy, sarcastic, good-hearted, impetuous. She is such a lovable character who's not perfect and still learning her powers. This book has humor, mystery, murder and all kinds of supernatural. The ending, again, I did not see coming; even though one reviewer spills the beans without a spoiler alert in their review. Anyway, if you haven't started this series then you really should. It's lighthearted and fun. A wonderful way to brighten your day that will have you chuckling more than anything. The narration by Tiffany Williams is spot on. She keeps the character voices the same from one book to the next and manages to give the new characters their own voice. Also, how she manages to not crackup while narrating is a true testament to her talent!! Way to go ladies! Another awesome tale from Wisteria!

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

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Jan M
  • Jan M
  • 04-08-2019

Wardens of Wisteria

Wardens of Wisteria by Angela Pepper is a great addition to the Wisteria Witches Mysteries. I love the writing style of the author with her great details and vivid imagery, the endearing characters, and quirky habits of Zara and her wyvern. Tiffany Williams is magical at bringing the characters to life. She adds the right emotions, and I know exactly who is speaking. I requested this review copy audiobook and have voluntarily written this review. I will most definitely listen to more books by this author and narrator. I love this series.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Mary Lou PagePrincess Hoffman
  • Mary Lou PagePrincess Hoffman
  • 02-08-2019

ANOTHER GIGGLE-FEST

WARDENS OF WISTERIA is the first book in the Wisteria Witches Mysteries – Daybreak trilogy. I wouldn’t try to jump into this out of order; I highly recommend reading all of the stories in this series and in the order of release.

Zara and her “monster” friends are fun, interesting, cool, and entertaining from first page to last. I have loved every story in this series, so far, and can’t imagine the good times ever ending. Zara makes witching and ghostly sleuthing fun; even as she mucks it up a bit.

There is so much of life squeezed into this story about the murder of a young man: emotion, family, friendship, humor, intelligence, and caring. The clues were well spaced and meaningful. As always with a Wisteria book, the humor was off the charts.

These will be my “I’ve got the blues. I need a pick me up,” re-read, go-to from now on.

My last note: Zara’s wyvern can wake me any time he likes. It’s certainly better than the dog whining!

Narration: I cannot say enough about Tiffany Williams as a narrator. She is the library lady of our youth. The one that made you race through the doors of your local public venue eager to enjoy a flying carpet of fantasy that only her voice could bring to life.

Note: While I received this book as a gifted audiobook copy, my opinions are my own and are given freely.



Title: WARDENS OF WISTERIA
Series: Wisteria Witches Mysteries – Daybreak #1
Category /Genre: Paranormal Cozy Mystery
Recommended for: 14+ due to vocabulary
Listenability: OK for ears
Received from: Angela Pepper (as an Audible gifted copy)