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Strange Magic Audiobook

Strange Magic

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Publisher's Summary

Rosie Strange doesn't believe in ghosts or witches or magic. It's no surprise therefore that when she inherits the ramshackle Essex Witch Museum, her first thought is to take the money and run.

Still, the museum exerts a curious pull over Rosie. There's the eccentric academic who bustles in to demand she help in a hunt for the bones of the notorious Ursula Cadence, a witch long since put to death. And there's curator Sam Stone, a man about whom Rosie can't decide if he's tiresomely annoying or extremely captivating.

Finding herself and Sam embroiled in a peculiar centuries-old mystery, Rosie quickly discovers that the secrets of the past come with their own real danger as a strange magic threatens to envelop them all.

©2017 Syd Moore (P)2017 Isis Publishing Ltd

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    N newcastle, United Kingdom 13/09/2017
    N newcastle, United Kingdom 13/09/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "so so boring"

    I got this book on the strength of a review which said it was " better than The Rivers of London "
    it is a terrible book. long long descriptions of a door or a jacket while the main storyline is squeezed into the space between inane comments about the other character being 'hot'. we don't know if he is hot as he has all the characteration of a cardboard cutout in the distance.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 15/09/2017
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    "You'd have to be a real fan"

    Only for die hard occult enthusiasts in my view. Very "ditzy" as well. The story does blossom into a crescendo which will satisfy some. My personal preference is a very subtle writing approach where the occult happenings are more Je ne sais quoi. Moore is Certainly a better writer than S Leather. But really I found the whole story a bit dumb. Narrator is heaps better these days at male voices, but still lacking. For The main heroins part J B was probably well suited.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    MRS SHEEN CHESTER, United Kingdom 06/09/2017
    MRS SHEEN CHESTER, United Kingdom 06/09/2017 Member Since 2012
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    "A bit too Essex girl for me"
    What did you like best about Strange Magic? What did you like least?

    I thought it was a reasonably good story and with a better narrator it would probably have been very gripping, I liked it enough to carry on listening to the end to find out what happened.
    I didn' t like the emphesis on estuary speak and Essex girl.
    The story could have been much more gripping if some of the characters were more believable. I definitely did not like the narrator, when you have to rely on other people reading to you it is very important that it is a good naeeator


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Not bad a bit wet and too essex


    Would you be willing to try another one of Julia Barrie’s performances?

    Definitely not


    Did Strange Magic inspire you to do anything?

    Not really


    Any additional comments?

    I probably won't try any other books by Syd Moore unless they are read by a better narrator

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    mat brown 05/09/2017
    mat brown 05/09/2017 Member Since 2012
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    "As good as Rivers of London"

    What a great book

    Great story

    Excellent narration

    Awesome stuff can't wait till the next one

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    David 19/09/2017
    David 19/09/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Strange Magic"

    Caught my interest from the start and kept it to the very end. I can't wait for the next one in the serirs

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mandy Dockery 14/09/2017
    Mandy Dockery 14/09/2017 Member Since 2013
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    "Superb listen!"

    Loved this story and the characters were refreshingly original. I want to read more by this author as he made me feel just by listening, I am the fly on the wall. Can't wait for the next book!
    P

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs. Linda Lunn Uk 13/09/2017
    Mrs. Linda Lunn Uk 13/09/2017 Member Since 2013
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    "What a Pleasure"

    A great story and likeable characters. Knew places in story and look forward to next book. Although not on audible yet purchased on kindle as can't wait to see what next happens to Rosie and the museum.

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    Richard W. 12/09/2017
    Richard W. 12/09/2017 Member Since 2012
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    "Really boring & Dull"
    What disappointed you about Strange Magic?

    so dull not at all interesting or engaging


    Would you ever listen to anything by Syd Moore again?

    no this put me off


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Julia Barrie?

    ??


    What character would you cut from Strange Magic?

    it was just not engaging at all


    Any additional comments?

    so disapointed

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Little Red Essex 11/09/2017
    Little Red Essex 11/09/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "A reasonable listen"

    It took me a while to make up my mind about this book. I wasn't keen on the narration although I got used to it.
    Some parts were well researched where others didn't ring true. Like the church and priest involvement, witches were pagan, as well as the devilish/supernatural elements (the devil being a Christian construct). I will however, lookout for more books in this series if they are written with the hope that these aspects will improve and the dialogue for the main character, Rosie Strange, tightens up and makes her look less ignorant and silly.
    One to watch with the makings of a good series of light listening, mildly creepy books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tamara 11/09/2017
    Tamara 11/09/2017 Member Since 2013
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    "Fab! Good story, narrated well, I loved it!"

    A nice mixture of historical interest, pacy narration, with a good smattering of humour. Great!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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