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Slouch Witch Audiobook

Slouch Witch: The Lazy Girl's Guide to Magic, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Let's get one thing straight - Ivy Wilde is not a heroine. In fact she's probably the last witch in the world you'd call if you needed a magical helping hand, regardless of her actual abilities. If it were down to Ivy, she'd spend all day every day on her sofa, where she could watch TV, munch junk food, and talk to her feline familiar to her heart's content.

However, when a bureaucratic disaster ends up with Ivy as the victim of a case of mistaken identity, she's yanked very unwillingly into Arcane Branch, the investigative department of the Hallowed Order of Magical Enlightenment. Her problems are quadrupled when a valuable object is stolen right from under the Order's noses.

It doesn't exactly help that she's been magically bound to Adeptus Exemptus Raphael Winter. He might have piercing sapphire eyes and a body a cover model would be proud of, but as far as Ivy's concerned, he's a walking advertisement for the joyless perils of too much witch work.

And if he makes her go to the gym again, she's definitely going to turn him into a frog.

©2017 Helen Harper (P)2017 Tantor

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    N. Mahoney 11/08/2017
    N. Mahoney 11/08/2017 Member Since 2016

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    "fun"
    If you could sum up Slouch Witch in three words, what would they be?

    Relaxing fun story


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the humour best.


    Which character – as performed by Tanya Eby – was your favourite?

    Ivy


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

    laugh


    Any additional comments?

    This is a good fun listen, well written and well narrated.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    shanric 08/08/2017
    shanric 08/08/2017 Member Since 2017
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    This book was such a fun read. I would really recommend is you are looking for a lighthearted and funny read.

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    Jummai london, United Kingdom 21/07/2017
    Jummai london, United Kingdom 21/07/2017
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    "I didn't want it to end."
    Would you listen to Slouch Witch again? Why?

    Yes, it's funny and I love the main character. I'm embarrassed by how much I relate to her.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The humour, sarcasm and overall the relaxed nature of the tale. Also I was pleasantly surprised that the author managed to avoid all the clichés and trappings that are typical of this genre. I think this story might be original. Original to an extent; new twist to the same old tale. I dunno, I liked the book. I will be giving Helen Harper all my coins.


    Which character – as performed by Tanya Eby – was your favourite?

    ALL.


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    Amazon Customer 20/07/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Funnier than I expected."

    loved it. definitely going to read the second in the series.

    there were even a few laugh out loud moments.

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  • Jessica
    06/08/17
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    "Amazing story, disappointing narration"

    I ended up returning this book because of the narration. I read the book and loved it so much I purchased the audio book shorty thereafter. That was a mistake. No one in their right mind would ever think "plonker" should be said with an American accent. There is an entire country of people who could have narrated this book authentically; they choose an American who couldn't. Do yourself a favor and read this one.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • christa
    san bernardino, CA, United States
    06/08/17
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    "Awesome book!!!"

    I just finished this book and I really enjoyed it. The main character is funny, smart and a blast to listen to. The mystery is good and not easy to figure out and the story is light and entertaining. While I had reservations about the narrator initially because her voice sounded a little older than I expected she really made the character and after listening for a short time it was no longer an issue. She delivered the lines expertly and really seemed to get the snark and mood of the story and how it should be read.I have been looking for a book that will hold my attention and it has been hard to find a new series. This book was well written and I cannot wait until the next book comes out. If you like funny out going lead women with a touch of laziness and you have had enough of long drawn out sex scenes this is a great book for you.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Heather D
    05/08/17
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    "Brutus is my favorite character ever!!😼"

    Brutus is the best talking cat ever! I only wish he had a bigger role in the story!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Erin Walsh
    02/08/17
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    "Best Impulse Buy in Ages"

    I bought this after the audio sample had me hooked, and I do not regret it one bit. Tanya Eby does such a great job bringing these characters to life, although her lack of English accent for the main character and narrator is a little offputting since the book takes place in Oxford, England and all of the characters are English (I assume she's American and didn't want to use a fake accent for the entire novel). Nevertheless, she brings a great amount of emotion to every word, and it's honestly one of the best audiobook performances I've ever heard.

    The story is a solid mystery packed with world building and some decent red herrings. It's a good opener for a series, and I look forward to the next book, which I'm going to buy immediately after finishing this review.

    If you enjoyed Kim Harrison's Hollows series with Rachel Morgan, definitely give this a try. I'm always looking for good urban fantasy starring lady magic users, and this was a great addition to my collection.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Abby
    28/07/17
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    "Worth It"

    Admittedly, I thought almost immediately that I wouldn't finish this audio book because I had a hard time getting used to Tanya's reading style, but I plugged along since this is how I pass the hours at my office job. I am SO glad I did. The story is rather simple, but incredibly enjoyable and the characters are just my cup of tea. And honestly, after finishing it, I don't think I could think of Ivy with any other voice. Really worth a listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Qiong Yi Yang
    23/08/17
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    "Great story, funny characters."

    Finished the book in one day, couldn't wait for the mystery to be solved. Loved all the characters. The narrator wasn't so bad as other have said. I thought she did a good job on the female character's attitudes. Downloading the 2nd book. Hope the 3rd will be out soon.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Suzy
    17/08/17
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    "funny, smart, and worth it"

    I really enjoyed this book! it was very funny and smart. there was mystery, sarcasm, laziness, and a thin line of sexual tension. Th is a light fun rainy day read, and wish there were more!!! the only thing I didn't get was the narrator didn't do a Brittish accent for the main character. just everyone else. confusing, but I really liked it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kim
    16/08/17
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    "Better than expected"

    I love Helen harpers books but I was unsure of this one. I shouldn't have been. It's clever, fun, and the characters are well done. The narration is a bit annoying since it was written for a British accent - some terms are defiantly British but with an American accent i was thrown off a bit.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sheila Green. near Nashville TN.
    14/08/17
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    "it's ok. I guess . "

    needed more romance. I was disappointed in that part if this book. you keep waiting and hoping and the very end they rush though and romance . the store line was good but wouldn't buy this book again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • epicbookaddict
    S.E. US
    06/08/17
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    "fun first read"
    What made the experience of listening to Slouch Witch the most enjoyable?

    the feline familiars


    What other book might you compare Slouch Witch to and why?

    First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones


    Have you listened to any of Tanya Eby’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


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

    laughed a lot since Ivy has quite the sarcastic personality and..the cats!


    Any additional comments?

    This is a fun book. It started a little slow and it took my almost half the book before I got attached to Ivy. If you're a fan of Darynda Jones' humor with Charlie Davidson you might like this book.Now having said that this is "chick lit" type reading compared to Charlie but as entertaining. And OMG the feline familiars are hilarious. I LOVE Brutis-Ivy's familiar.
    Really fun first read by this author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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