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The Language of Spells Audiobook

The Language of Spells

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Publisher's Summary

When you are ready, seek, and you shall find. It is your gift.

Gwen Harper left Pendleford 13 years ago and hasn't looked back. Until an inheritance throws her into the mystical world she thought she'd escaped. Confronted with her great-aunt's legacy Gwen must finally face up to her past.

The magic she has long tried to suppress is back with a vengeance. Gift or burden, for Gwen, it always spells trouble. She has to stay - she has nowhere else to go - but how can she find her place in the town that drove her out after branding her a witch?

©2013 Sarah Painter (P)2016 Sarah Painter

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    TINA ROGERS 05/11/2016
    TINA ROGERS 05/11/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Tia"

    I Loved it. Just my kind of book. A easy listen with a good story .

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    Maria Smith England 25/10/2016
    Maria Smith England 25/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Magic and Romance"

    If magic and romance are your thing, then do have a listen to this book.

    When Gwen returns home to the place of her childhood, she quickly discovers she isn’t welcomed by everyone. The locals assume she is a witch like her late aunt who has left Gwen her house, and all of her possessions.

    Gwen has her own special powers, but isn’t interested in using them - all she wants is a normal life. However, she finds herself drawn into the goings on of the local community.
    Some are wary, some are downright unfriendly, and a few are expecting her to take over where her aunt left off.

    There is one man in the village keen to get reacquainted though, her old flame Cameron, who I’m not going to tell you anything else about - You’ll have to listen yourself.



    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    triciaruth 02/10/2016
    triciaruth 02/10/2016
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    "Better than I hoped for"

    I used to love audio books in my youth but have fallen out of listening to them as I grew up, I'm not sure why. Perhaps it is because I have a very vivid imagination and the narration and voices didn't always match my interpretation of them.

    I was somewhat nervous embarking on this audiobook adventure as I love 'The Language of Spells", have read it many times and have strong ideas of the characters. I need not have worried; the narration and character portrayal are spot on - the sign of a well written character and good communication between author and narrator.

    I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to this engaging story and getting to know the characters anew in audio form.

    The book follows Gwen, a 30-something small business owner, who just happens to be a witch, settling down as an adult in the town where she grew up. Petty jealousies, not so petty jealousies, past loves and town council officials all play their part in this engaging tale which is as much about finding out who you are and where you belong as it is about magic.

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  • neraks
    Raritan, NJ USA
    28/03/17
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    "Loved this book!"
    Where does The Language of Spells rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's a keeper


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Language of Spells?

    Overcoming negativity


    What about Stevie Zimmerman’s performance did you like?

    Stevie's performance made the book come alive


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    There were some laugh out loud moments!


    Any additional comments?

    I received this book as a gift from the author for an honest review.
    I would definitely buy other books if there are more in this series

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon CustomerBeliever
    24/03/17
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    "Interesting"
    Where does The Language of Spells rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Close to the bottom.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Language of Spells?

    I am not sure. I thought that this was a historical story but Gwen was actually reading her Great Aunt Iris letters.


    Which character – as performed by Stevie Zimmerman – was your favorite?

    I liked all of them, but he did Gwen and Cam very well.


    Any additional comments?

    I lost interest after while, I had to slog through the story although the narrator did a great job with moving the story along.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lisa Harris
    USA
    15/03/17
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    "A little long winded"
    What did you love best about The Language of Spells?

    The narrator really did a great job with this story.


    Any additional comments?

    It took me awhile to figure out the context of the story and got a little confused. It seems there should've been something more left for Gwen to maneuver what her great aunt was leaving her instead of her having to figure it out as she went. I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Michelle
    14/03/17
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    "THE LANGUAGE OF A REALLY GOOD BOOK"

    I enjoyed this book because it was like a fun fairytale. Full of love, loss, adventure, magic, mystery and fun! A well written book with the perfect narrator for it leaves me extremely pleased yet wanting more.

    "I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher."

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Trish R.
    JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States
    31/12/16
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    "DNF.."

    So, according to Goodreads this book has 332 pages. At 20% (location 1136 of 5601) I don’t have a clue what Gwen looks like. She could be a snaggled-tooth-crossed-eyed-wart-nosed-female-with-a-brillo-pad-head-full-of-orange-hair for all I know. Nor do I have any idea what Cam looks like. In all these pages couldn’t she have told us what the main characters look like? I absolutely hate when an author doesn’t tell you important things like that. It makes me lose interest in the book so fast it’s not even funny.

    BUT worse than that is the author’s laziness in: replies, answers, remarks, exclaims, articulates, mentions, murmurs, mutters, anything but “said.” Is it really so hard to find another word once in a while other than “said?” In this 332 page book (according to Goodreads) Sarah Painter used the word “said” 1,096 times. Really?

    That’s why I stopped reading at 44%. If I’d read that word again I was going to scream. I think I only read 1 Loretta Chase book then never read another because of this very reason. It was all “he said she said.” Needless to say, I won’t be reading any more Sarah Painter books.

    The F-bomb was released 14 times and I have no idea if there was sex. As of 44% there was no kind of desire that would make you believe Gwen and Cam would ever be involved romantically.

    As to the narrator: Stevie Zimmerman did a fantastic job, up until I quit reading. Her men sound like men and as long as a narrator reads with emotion they’re great in my opinion. Stevie Zimmerman gets better with every book she reads.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jane
    05/09/17
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    "EXCELLENT"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Language of Spells to be better than the print version?

    DO NOT KNOW


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    GWEN .... for dealing with her life before she actually realized she was doing it


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the ceiling issue


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    both


    Any additional comments?

    I received this audio book for free from the author, narrator or publisher and am freely offering my honest, unbiased opinion and review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • JJLarson
    Plymouth, WI
    10/03/17
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    "Magical Realism Story"

    I was very excited to start listening to this audiobook when I read the description. It definitely kept me entertained. When the book first started, I thought it was taking place in the past. I wouldn't have minded a historical romance, but I quickly found out it takes place in the current century. Gwen is an eccentric artist, who inherited a house from a great aunt she barely knew. Luckily the reader gets to know Great Aunt Iris through some journals she has left behind. Gwen; Katie (her niece); Cam (her old fame); were the main characters of this book. I would've liked a little more backstory of theses characters. I was felt with wanting more of a connection. I also was left wondering about some of the lesser characters, especially her mother, Gloria. I still really enjoyed the story, and will probably pick up more of Sarah Painter's books. This was a nice, light read.
    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher courtesy of Audiobook Blast. This is an unbiased review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    06/03/17
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    "enjoyable story, a little slow."

    I received this book free from ebalst, and this is my unbiased opion. enjoyable story, a little slow. believable characters, not much action.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • XmasMom
    United States
    21/09/16
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    "Good narrator so/so story"

    First time author for me.
    Though not my favorite, I do like fantasy/paranormal at times. This one just didn't captivate me.
    I think Stevie Zimmerman did great with what she was given. The story fell short.
    The author tried to make it spooky but just didn't expand enough on her characters and some where just not needed.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    03/07/17
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    "GOOD"

    l enjoyed the story but the sound was strange. It echoed the whole time!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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