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Bound: A Doyle Witch Cozy Mystery

The Witches of Doyle, Book 1
Narrated by: Kasi Hollowell
Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
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Summary

Bound by magic, bound by love, bound by murder....

The Bonheim triplets live seemingly ordinary lives, hiding their magic from the neighbors in the small, mountain town of Doyle, California. But when a body is found in big sister Jayce's coffee shop, Karin, the practical one, is determined to prove Jayce innocent. A murder isn't the only bizarre event in Doyle. Why are hikers vanishing in the nearby woods? Why are some people cursed with bad luck and others with good? And why is Karin's magic the weakest of the three sisters'? As Karin digs deep to uncover the truth and regain her magic, her family is thrown into peril. Will her power return too late to save the people she loves the most, or will it be the cause of disaster?

Bound is book one in the Witches of Doyle trilogy.

©2016 Kirsten Weiss (P)2017 Kirsten Weiss

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  • Jennifer
  • 29-06-18

Fun Story, Performance Needs Work

This was a simple, yet fun, story. Easy listening for the car. I always enjoy stories about witches and could appreciate this one, as well as the fun backdrop of the mountain town it was set in. Nothing complex about it, but a lighthearted mystery, if that's what you're looking for. I can't tell if it's geared for young adults, but it's certainly suitable for them.

My major issue with this audiobook was the narration. I'll try to be delicate because I understand that it was narrated by a human being who was doing their best. But honestly, the narration did not come out well. It was sloppy, the phrasing was awkward at best, and it was filled with strange pauses and major mispronunciations of words! Also - there were these odd very loud bursts of feedback that happened periodically! I get it; mistakes happen during the recording process. But I imagine that with most professional audiobooks, such things are cleaned up at the end and sections are rerecorded where need be. This was not the case. None of the very obvious mistakes, misreadings, and mispronunciations were corrected in the slightest. It really distracted from the story itself and gave it an amateurish feel. The writer of this book would have done herself a huge favor if she had invested more money into the recording process and quality.

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  • Mary-beth Esser
  • 12-12-18

Couldn't listen further-worst narrator I've heard

The Narrator sounded like a wannabe announcer for Public Radio with pauses in odd places and emphasis on unimportant words. The choppiness of the narration, irregularity of attempts of emotional expression and dullness of tone made it too painful to listen to beyond a short time.

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  • Frankie-Nicole
  • 12-09-18

Please add books 2 and 3!

I love it. I really hope you add books 2 and 3. I know I can get the printed versions. And I have the printed versions, but I would like to also listen to them acted out by the narrator while sitting in LA traffic. So please add them soon.

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  • Jada
  • 25-03-18

Don't waste your time

This is a formulaic and unimaginative cozy mystery. 3 sisters who are incredibly close and perfect in every way solve a murder and find romance. BORING!!!

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  • Jenn T.
  • 19-12-17

I enjoyed the book!

Being a Nor-Cal girl AND having run all over Calaveras County & Angel's Camp, it was nice to hear a story about the area. I liked the plot, the characters and how it left me wanting to read (hear) more. The narrator did a wonderful job, as well!

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  • Diane L. Dicke
  • 19-11-17

Great Listen!

I totally enjoyed this book! Great characters with a bit more depth to the plot than some cozy mysteries. The narrator did a great job with this story and made for easy listening.

I look forward to reading/listening to the next book in this series.

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  • Layla
  • 07-11-17

I love it!!!

The book is not what I expected and I am glad that I picked up the book as well as the audio. There is plenty of suspense, which makes you turn the page to see what is going to happen next. I love the witch line with the mystery, it gaves the book something more. I can't wait to read the rest in the series.

My only negative is that I found the characters not to be open minded as I thought they would be. they were told about curses and bad luck and they didn't believe in it, even though they are witches. I found that really odd and once they did believe in it, they changed their mind and thought it was all crazy. I found that really frustrating. Some of the other characters who are not witches believed in it more then they did! However, even with this negative point I still liked it and would recommend it.
There is no sex and some mild violence.

The narrator did really well all the characters. I felt I knew who I was listening to without being told it was.

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

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  • kjv
  • 10-10-17

Witches

Story line was good, but the narrator seemed to have too many pregnant pauses and hesitations.