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Witches of Lychford Audiobook

Witches of Lychford

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Publisher's Summary

Traveler, cleric, witch. The villagers in the sleepy hamlet of Lychford are divided. A supermarket wants to build a major branch on their border. Some welcome the employment opportunities while some object to the modernization of the local environment.

Judith Mawson (local crank) knows the truth - that Lychford lies on the boundary between two worlds and that the destruction of the border will open wide the gateways to malevolent beings beyond imagination. But if she is to have her voice heard, she's going to need the assistance of some unlikely allies....

©2015 Paul Cornell (P)2015 Macmillan Audio

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    Asbjørn 26/09/2015
    Asbjørn 26/09/2015 Member Since 2014

    My work takes me on frequent long distance travel. it used to be a chore. With Audible on my phone I frequently wish the flight was longer.

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    "Fantasy and reality in a beautiful mix!"

    A beautiful story made even better by the reading done by Marisa Calin. Highly recommended short story - for me even better literary performance than the regular series Paul Cornell is famous for.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Antonia NOTTINGHAM, United Kingdom 30/10/2015
    Antonia NOTTINGHAM, United Kingdom 30/10/2015 Member Since 2011

    I love well written mysteries, cosy crime, magical realism & historical fiction. Humour, believable characters & a sense of place are vital.

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    "A Timely Fantasy"
    What did you like most about Witches of Lychford?

    A great autumnal listen and a fantasy for our times. The story has blended flavours of Good Omens, The Sugar Queen & a Guardian Column by Owen Jones. A small town on the cross-roads of reality, a diverse trio of strong women including a bereaved Reverend, an elderly witch and a skeptic who was abducted by the fey stand in the way of all life collapsing. If you are not a fan of big business and austerity and do enjoy a good fantasy with a predictable but not too tidy end, I recommend this book.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It was a story that was easy to listen to in one or two sittings.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    TrickstersDaughter UK 29/09/2016
    TrickstersDaughter UK 29/09/2016 Member Since 2014

    I'm an author who loves to listen. I work as a zoologist specialising in pathology and behaviour and while I'm doing so I love to listen.

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    "Nice afternoon listen"

    Bought this on a whim and I'm glad I did.

    It was a good story, albeit a short story and I think so much more could have been done, expanding into new chapters after the conclusion of this 'episode', going a little more into the lives of the three protagonists, but I was still happy to listen and found the performance of Marisa Calin very pleasant to listen to.
    My first Paul Cornell book and I'm happy to say it's not going to be my last. If you have an afternoon free and fancy doing as I did, sitting on the beach or in the garden listening then I highly recommend the Witches of Lychford

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    mat brown 13/09/2016
    mat brown 13/09/2016 Member Since 2012
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    "Brilliant listen"

    I love the way the author normalises the paranormal

    I really hope there's more of these to come as it's refreshing to have an all female lead with no bloody forced love interest

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sacaw 10/02/2016
    Sacaw 10/02/2016 Member Since 2017
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    "Brilliant."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would! I liked the book so much I'd love for there to be more books to learn more about the 3 main people & the fairies.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 25/07/2016
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    "A very disappointing read"

    Perhaps it was just me, but I just could not make any sense out of this book. I was expecting a story about a tokd,ywns witches. But instead, I found myself lost in à story that was so very wandering and disjointed. I would tell you the plot of the story, but I do not feel thar I ever found one.When I was finished with this book ! I found myself totally unable to tell you about either the plot or the story line.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Jeffrey W. McClure
    Salado, Texas United States
    13/11/15
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    "Superb story and narration"

    This Novella is a relatively short listen but is well done in every aspect. The narrator is perfect for the story. If you like a good mystery where the protagonists discover that there is a world beside ours with occasional people crossing over in both directions you will enjoy this tale.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Joanna
    Alexandra Hills, Australia
    25/07/17
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    "Witches"

    An excellently created story with believable, interesting characters. While the story did fall out pretty much the way I expected it to, there was one moment where I genuinely sat open-mouthed in surprise. A thoroughly enjoyable way to spend an evening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Meep
    Seattle
    13/04/17
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    "Disappointing"

    I bought this book because of all the great reviews. I liked it so much after listening for a while that I went and bought another book by the author. However, SPOILER ALERT, SPOILER ALERT, SPOILER ALERT SPOILERS TO FOLLOW
    just at the very moment I was thinking to myself "one of the many things that makes this book so great is that the author didn't feel the need to pointlessly torture some member of the animal kingdom" the author decided to do just that. I have had it with this sort of behavior from magical authors. There is no need for it, it's disgusting and pointless. A two star rating is probably harsh, because the story has many good points. It's well written, the characters are well defined and unique, and it posses great atmosphere. None of that matters to me because now I'm furious at the author for betraying my trust.
    Also, there's a surprise at the end that I absolutely did not see coming and that depressed me quite a bit. It's possible that there's going to be a sequel and that the author plans to deal with these issues then, because there are many loose ends at the end of the story that don't get tied up.
    The reader is perfect for this story and does a wonderful job.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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