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Strange Fascination

By: Syd Moore
Narrated by: Julia Barrie
Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (141 ratings)
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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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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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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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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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Confused

I had quite liked the previous two books in this series so gave this one a go. Wished I had taken notice of the adverse reviews and not bothered. I skipped through the second half of the book as it was not a pleasure to listen too. The story was confused and boring. I had liked the narrator on the previous books but here she sounded very flat as if she found the book boring as well. If there are any more books in this series I definitely won’t be bothering with them.

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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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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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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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Ok but not great........

Having read the first two I can honestly say this was my least favourite, although I will still stick with the series if more are published.
I felt this book was more about setting up future plot lines than the actual story.
However, still worth a listen because I hope this is the foundation for better stories to come.