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Strange Fascination

By: Syd Moore
Narrated by: Julia Barrie
Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
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Summary

It’s summer in Adders Fork. The sun is out, the sky is blue and things are going swimmingly for Rosie Strange. The Essex Witch Museum has been relaunched with a new Ursula Cadence wing and picnic grounds. Then developers roll into the sleepy village to widen the road. 

When the centuries-old Blackly Be boulder, said to mark the grave of a notorious witch, is moved, all hell breaks out. Within hours a slew of peculiar phenomena descends, and when a severed head is discovered atop the boulder, the locals storm the museum to demand someone take action. 

Can Rosie and Sam unravel the mystery? And what of the ancient treasure that could drastically change someone’s fortunes and offer a motive for murder?

©2018 Sydney Moore (P)2018 Isis Publishing Ltd

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Essex witch museum

once again this author keeps you enthralled from the start to finish, just love the characters, these books are a must read

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Ring a ring a roses...

Another entertaining outing for Sam and Rosie. This one definitely felt like it worked better than book 2, and was more engaging.

I still feel as though the narrator's voice for Rosie prematurely ages her, but overall the performance is good.

It feels like a long wait for the next book, expected in Spring 2019.

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Multi threaded story line

Enjoyable. Same style as earlier books but there are what seems several threads, although this resolves. The multi threaded approach requires some concentration and does create some pacing issues. Lots of long term developments for the lead character

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Love this series!

Absolutely love this series and can’t wait for theme t. The only criticism of this particular story is that the narrator does seem to think that all farmers and of people have a West Country accent. I’m pretty sure Essex farmers and old people have an Essex accent, and would like to assure here that a West County accent is not a mandatory requirement for being a farmer (as I am one myself) no matter how quaint it seems. But didn’t spoil my enjoyment whatsoever, but just saying....

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wonderful, Why can't I find Strange Tombs???

I firstly read strange magic then strange fascination, not knowing which book was next was helpfully told at the end "Strange Tombs" great if I could find it in audio format! ! These books always live up to my high expectations, each one giving more depth to each character, I'm loving them and would recommend if it was clear which order they are supposed to be read. My only compliant otherwise 5 stars, Sorry!!

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LOVE LOVE LOVE

I Love the strange series, now on the third book I really hope Syd writes more, the storylines are awesome

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entertaining to listen to on commute

Entertaining to listen to on daily commute. waiting for more magic to happen still but it seems to built up.

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well written and believable characters

loved getting to know the characters. The mystery is intriguing and Rosy is very funny.

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Strings nicely pulled together

After reading a few of the reviews on here I bought this book with a slight apprehension. But, I’m glad to say, that apprehension was miss placed. Syd Moore has done it again, a great listen and a great story.

I would like to recommend this to Witch Museum fans and if you are not yet a fan i envy you as you have stumbled upon a great series of books :)

Happy listening

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Witty!

I love these books. One of the few books that makes me laugh out loud with the one liners! I always find myself researching the real characters within the story also. If you like quick wit and suspense, then you may enjoy this book.

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