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Aimless Witch

Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
Series: Questing Witch, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
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From the world of Rylee Adamson and the Elemental series comes a heroine with nothing to lose and everything to prove....

“My name is Pamela, and I am a witch who has no equal.”

Or so I thought.

It has been three years since the Destroyer sundered our world. The land is longer whole, but broken into pieces, most technology gone, and the continents shattered into an unrecognizable place.

New monsters have risen from the depths, adding danger on top of danger. Through it all, the humans fight to survive as they compete not only with the supernaturals for food and resources, but their own kind as well.

And me? The caravans of humans I pass - they look to me to save them.

Only I am not the witch I once was. Bound by those who fear my power and my bloodline, I’m lucky if I can light a match with my magic, never mind protect anyone but myself.

Now the darkness in me rises, offering me all that I want. Freedom from the chains I wear and the power to make everything right. But, if I embrace the darkness, I will face a cost I could never have imagined....

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perfection

Ah love love love it... shannon mayer is a master in this genre. audible bring out the next instalment quick.

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  • Curly's Ramblings
  • 23-09-18

Aimless finds a family

Aimless Witch takes up where Larkspur’s & Rylee’s ends...this book can be enjoyed without having read/listened to the two other series, but if you want to understand the references start with the Rylee Adamson series followed by the Elemental Series (Larkspur). This story has plenty of action, self discovery, and pure entertainment. Love this series already! The narrator did a fantastic job with providing unique voices for each character and appropriate tone inflections for each scene!

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  • Jasmine
  • 08-08-18

"Do you know who the fuck I am!?"

Yes, Pamela, thankfully I do :)
I'm a huge Shannon Mayer fan and this was an excellent addition to her amazingness. The narrator did an excellent job, I don't think we could have gotten any better.
As usual, Shannon managed to leave me satisfied and yet, thirsty for the next book. You'll definitely want to be caught up to fully enjoy the story.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-08-18

Enjoyable!

The author presumes that we've read the previous books in the universe - so some of the set-up is confusing. However, it is not difficult to follow. I enjoyed the ramble through the wilds of a broken earth and all the various creatures and problems the heroine encounters. It did not go exactly where I expected it to go, given the set up for the story; however, I feel like we'll learn more later.

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I did not believe the heroine's age. Pamela's supposed to be 15-18 during the course of the book, but she definitely comes across as much older. At least mid-twenties - and this is not because of the narrator's voice, but what the character says and her level of emotional intelligence - especially in her interactions with other women. It did make sense that she be competent, self-sufficient, and a survivor - but her savvy with other people was difficult to swallow. Also, while her young life has been full of adventure, she thinks / talks like she's seen sixty years worth of experience, not 18 - so that was difficult; however, when I managed to forget her age, the novel was fine.

The friction between Pamela and the other female characters was a bit of an issue for me. Even when Pamela struggles with male characters, it seems less toxic, less dangerous. The only truly positive female relationship she has is with her cat familiar. The three positive relationships she had with other females not intimately connected to her are completely dashed each time - the first dying, the second acrimonious and dying, and the last ending in turmoil for no good reason at all - that the last two are acrimonious - given what Pamela has done for those characters up to that point - is nonsensical. Needless conflict is always aggravating and it's something I find in a lot of urban fantasy novels, specifically. It's frustrating.

Speaking of positive female relationships - my favorite parts of the novel involved her cat. I would read a novel just about that cat any day. They disagreed constantly, but still managed to maintain their relationship.

The author did not really address the main character's relationship to how the earth came to be broken. I suspect that might have been from one of her other series or will be addressed (I hope) later in other books. I'd be willing to listen to book 2 except for the dreaded spectre of a love-triangle on the horizon. That is a major turn-off for me, personally - so I hope the author avoids it in the interest of more character-building and believable romance in the future novel.

Definitely not the worst novel I've encountered and the narrator did a wonderful job. In tone and pacing, it's a typical urban fantasy or YA fantasy novel: plucky heroine with too much sass and a lot of rage faces all kinds of issues and insists on doing it herself, all alone, every time until she learns that it's better to let people in and work together --- until book 2. The world building was the most intriguing part, but we learn very little of the actual world or what happened to the humans after the earth is broken. Given that the novel is set in the far north, one wonders what has happened to the rest of the world.

With more time and detail, this could have been a really strong book, but it's got a few major flaws. Still - that said, it's fun! And worth a listen!

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  • Laura
  • 31-12-19

Bloodyhell!! Brilliant.


The narrator is spectacular. Completed hooked from the first few sentences. Perfect voice for Pamela.
Spectacular, bloodthirsty, action-packed book! Never expected to come across a trove of supernaturals in the first book of this series. Wow!! So many things happen and when I finally feel like I can catch my breath, BOOM!! Shannon leaves me utterly breathless!! The narrator is spot on and it’s a must listen!!

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  • Angie
  • 26-02-19

Intriguingly magical!

Great plot & a wonderful magic system that leaves the reader interested to learn more! The author seems to picture magic on multiple levels like "real world" history views of magic, but on a larger scale that even surpasses the imagination of even higher magical beings. Leading the tough, smart & caring female lead to discover more about herself & her own trials.

I think the author also does a great job keeping to the storyline while incorporating other characters without going off on random tangents such as love interests or plot build ups. The reader learns what they need to know without getting to much to fast, or being bored to death & thinking "that took way to long". I personally couldn't get enough and can't wait to start the next book!

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  • Heather Dryer
  • 19-05-20

Great new series in the world of Rylee Adamson

This first book picks up with the young witch Pamela, not so young. The world has been turn asunder and a number of years have passed. We follow Pam on her journey and meet some old friends along the way. Great story, highly recommend it.

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  • Jeffrey Alvarado
  • 19-05-20

Witchy Post-Apocalyptic World

I won the audiobook from Mayer herself, and after reading some of her other books and finding they were not quite my cup of tea; I decided to give this one a chance after I had finished some of my other favorite series. I was looking for something new and different; and Mayer definitely delivered. I have not finished the Rylee series, and have not read any of the Elemental series which I know is in the same world, so there could have been more that I picked up on, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. The book is dark like so many of Mayer’s books, but it was refreshing not to have something that constantly focused on the sunshine and rainbows. I also enjoyed reading about a witch who constantly faces adversity and how she chooses to either fight through it or rise above it. There were parts that were certainly monotonous and found myself not listening as intently as I do other books, but it did an admirable job of reeling me back in. By the end of the book, I was absolutely hooked, and will be either continuing the series, or figuring out the official reading order I should be using (haha).

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  • Witch-at-Heart
  • 18-02-20

Very likable characters and very gripping!

It took a bit of time to get into this story. At first I didn’t connect with the MC Pamala and her familiar Oka. I think I was wanting a little more background on the sundering and why Pamela’s powers were bound. But after a few chapters I found myself devouring the story and loving her strength and ability to adapt and overcome without her magic. I am so glad I purchased this book I loved it and will be starting the next one tomorrow. The narrator is one of my favorites and she really brought the story to life. I highly suggest this book.

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  • Julia M Adkins
  • 23-10-19

superb book

Very great book, rather long , wonderful, exciting, awesomely written , ending was very good.

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  • Mona Brown
  • 02-05-19

Aimless Witch

Another amazing story from Shannon Mayer. I loved everything about this book and can't wait to read the next installment