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Bone Witch

Winter Wayne Series, Book 1
By: D.N. Hoxa
Narrated by: Elise Arsenault
Series: Winter Wayne Series, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
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Summary

My name is Winter Wayne, and I'm a Bone witch - minus the magic.   

I used to work in the only place in Manhattan that had use for a witch with very little magic - like me - until my boss kicked me out over a job gone bad (not my fault, I swear). Pure boredom and the lack of company got to my head fast. I was so desperate, I took a delivery job from a complete stranger. It was supposed to be an easy job, clean and simple. It was anything but.    

Now, there's a price on my head, and my own coworkers are hunting me down. My mad fighting skills alone aren't going to be enough to keep me alive. Looks like the time has come to dig out my mother's bones and complete the ritual that will finally ignite the magic in my bones - if I even make it that far.    

She never wanted me to be part of the paranormal world, but she made sure I was prepared for it anyway. I'm finally about to find out why.

©2017 D. N. Hoxa (P)2018 Tantor

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  • azikiwe
  • 13-01-19

Steaming pile

This book is a steaming pile of shit. The main character is a whinny child. This book hurt me to read. Ok the good. Well there was some parts that were just not terrible winter was strong woman in a action book. She stop being a racist ass hat, and she didn’t get raped or have such things threaten. That’s it, the rest was crap.

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  • AshleyH
  • 07-02-19

Wow!

I’m really surprised this book got some bad reviews. I loved it! I loved the world building and the drama and everything. Winter was a badass! And the surprises were just perfect. Elise Arsenault was a great narrator. I’ll be continuing the series!

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  • Sue
  • 04-10-18

A waste of a credit

English is the 3rd language of the author. It is a massacre of the English language. The idea is not bad but the execution there off is horrible. The idioms used are terribly wrong. The use of “little” to refer to the adult heroine and every villain is the the expressions a child would use not an adult.
Most of the continuous inner monologue of the heroine is teenage angst. Kill me now. The narration sounds like chainsaw. Change the narrator!

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  • Lynn
  • 21-04-20

So Sorry

I really wanted to like this book. Unfortunately, I really, really didn't. Fight scene after fight scene doesn't replace a good plot. F-bombs and sh*t bombs don't replace good dialog. I'm a fan of some pretty gruesome detective stories, and god knows I do plenty of swearing myself. A well placed f*** is like an exclamation point - great when it's needed but loses impact when over used. In this case, it comprises way too much of some writing that was pretty janky in the first place.
If you can dig beneath all the fighting, the plot outline might have been interesting, but determined as I was to finish the book, I only made it 3/4 of the way before giving up in utter frustration.
I was hoping for more craft, both of the witch variety and the writing variety. Neither showed up.

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  • GPChlorine
  • 30-10-18

So Many Typos; So Much Enunciation

The story basis is great. I love urban fantasy and the parts I heard sounded good. Unfortunately, the result is weak. There are a lot of typos in the book. One that kept coming up was a spell that would stop your enemy attacking for half a second. Half a second? That doesn't sound like much. Much later on, the spell is actually used and then it lasts for half a minute. Names were confused a few times.

The heroine is supposed to be in her mid-20s and a serious fighter/assassin. Those fight scenes were the only good parts of the book, because then she didn't talk. Emotionally she came across as a middle schooler going through puberty, with lots of repetitive whining and screaming and tantrums over things that an adult would suck up and deal with.

The narrator was okay, but she put way too much emphasis on enunciating clearly. That's not a good choice when narrating a book. People don't talk like that, unless they're giving a lecture and trying to be completely, lingually clear on a given point.

Obviously, these books are popular enough, and everyone has their comfort food reads. My comfort food reads are probably not yours.

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  • Eric
  • 11-10-18

Enjoyable

This is just a really good storyline with a great main character it also has a degree of racism in it that many of characters deal with as it relates to another group. Another thing I personally like about this book though it is just my personal opinion, is that a witch is a witch no matter if they are female or male. I say this because many years ago in a college speech class I learned that a warlock is not a male witch, it is someone who breaks their word. I'm glad that this book does not do that with the characters who happen to be male witches. At any rate this is an engaging story that is well worth the buy.

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  • skye matthews
  • 05-11-18

I've tried and tried but can't get past chapter 5

winter wayne is a witch without magic, he magic is worn around her neck handed down in the bones from her great grandmother. She is running from the company she worked for, she doesn't want to be a witch but she might have to be. I thought it was boring and I"m not going to finish.

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