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Publisher's Summary

World-famous (and now retired) photographer Jenvieve Adams has a debt to repay - and a soft spot for modern witches who have lost their way. Or so she thinks, until they actually show up.

Jennie is the newest guide for WitchLight, and her first two students are about to arrive. One is an obsessive psychologist with hidden layers under her repressed exterior. The other is a grown-up juvenile delinquent with a passion for words and a kick-ass biscuit recipe. Can Jennie help unlock their hearts?

©2011 Debora Geary (P)2015 Tantor

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  • Deborah
  • 25-06-2015

Good book, poor narrator

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This is a delightful book, but I found the narrator so annoying that I will not get the other audiobooks in this mini series. I'll read them, just not listen to them. The narrator for the other books (Modern Witch series, Witch Central series) is so delightful and captures children, male, and female voices delightfully. Here it felt really fake when the narrator was trying to do a man's voice, and she made Nat's voice overly yoga-dramatic. It definitely detracted from the story for me.

Only my love of these charming and full-of-love witch books kept me through til the end. Otherwise I would have stopped after an hour.

Purchase the print version and skip the audio.

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  • M. Eglestone
  • 20-05-2015

Narration was not pleasing to the ear.

I'm sure that Madeleine Lambert did her best, but monotone narration was never my thing, and the total departure of voices did not lend itself to pleasant listening.

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  • Mary Beth
  • 16-06-2015

Why change narrator midstream?

What made the experience of listening to Witches on Parole the most enjoyable?

That's just it, the narrator did not enhance the story in the slightest. The narrator of the main stories, Martha Harmon Pardee, does a fantastic job with voices, intonation, and pacing. She is a big part of the pleasure of listening to the charming Modern Witch stories.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Aervyn. This is the sole character I thought the narrator 'nailed'. She did capture the extreme youth of the four-year-old witchling and brought him to life nicely. I wish he had more of a presence in this storyline.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Madeleine Lambert?

Martha Harmon Pardee!

Any additional comments?

I'll buy the two remaining stories of this trilogy to complete the series, especially at the author has discontinued writing about these characters, but listening to them will probably only happen when I'm between new audiobooks.

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  • Wayne
  • 13-06-2015

Why change narrator? ; ;

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

It was a well use of time since I liked the story when I read it before.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Witches on Parole?

One of the most memorable things that I remember was when Lizard starts to seek out what she deserves.

Would you be willing to try another one of Madeleine Lambert’s performances?

Not at this time she is a different narrator then all of Debora Geary's other books. I have heard all of Geary's other books and was happy with Martha Harmon Pardee's performance and all of the voices of the characters sound really strange with the new narrator.

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  • Shadow of Death
  • 07-05-2015

Great if you like the other Witch books!

Where does Witches on Parole rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

A very solid start to the spin-off series. I'm fond of the 'A Modern Witch' series and this doesn't disappoint. I was curious about Lizard, since she just appeared as an established character in the main series without introduction.

Have you listened to any of Madeleine Lambert’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I haven't. However, she does a solid job of speaking clearly, though I admit to preferring Martha Harmon Pardee's performances.

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This book apparently takes place between books 2 and 3 of the main series. I think I'll recommend that people should read this then, if they haven't already passed that point. It's a bit disconcerting when a character pops into a series/story and you've no idea where they came from. It's not especially important as she is a minor character in the series, but it is my recommendation. Honestly, I can't remember Elsie from the main series, though I'm sure she does pop up too.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-05-2021

When did the Narrator Change?

I purchased these back in 2013 and really enjoyed them because Martha did the narrations for them. I come back to listen to them again and the narrator has changed? I'm sure she does an alright job but I just don't care for her voice and it has kind of ruined these books for me. I now have 3 books in my list that I probably won't listen to again because of the narrator change.

I wish they'd let us know and keep the narrated version we prefer.

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  • Laurel
  • 21-11-2020

I love this series of books.

Nicely developed characters. Each book stands alone but I truly enjoy reading them in sequence.

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  • Luna
  • 06-02-2020

I couldn't stand the narrator

The story was fine, but I gave up half-way through because of the narrator. I couldn't tolerate her frequent mispronounciations of words (common words!). It was too distracting.

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  • Tangee
  • 15-08-2019

My favorite book series

I love her books! I just wish the narrator had more emotion in her voice.

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  • Nani
  • 21-02-2019

Great series however

Narrator doesn’t switch voices well for characters. Story itself was a very good addition to the Witch Central Family adventures.

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  • Jennifer
  • 01-12-2015

Very enjoyable

Having enjoyed Debora Geary's Modern Witch series, I decided to give the Witch Light Trilogy a try. I thoroughly enjoyed the story. It might just be the best Geary book I've read so far. The characters are well written and the plot moves along at a nice pace. There is plenty of light-hearted fun but also substance. My only complaint is that I prefer the narrations from Martha Harmon Pardee (who reads the Modern Witch series). There's nothing wrong with Madeleine Lambert's reading, and she did an excellent job with some of the characters, but perhaps because I started with Pardee, some of the characters just didn't sound right the way Lambert read them.

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