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Summary

In this prequel to Practical Magic, we meet the Aunts: sisters Frances and Jet, and Vincent, their brother. Their mother, Susanna, knew they were unique: pale, red-haired Franny, who could commune with birds; shy, beautiful Jet, who knows what others are thinking; and charismatic Vincent, built for trouble. 

Susanna sets some rules of magic: no walking in the moonlight, no red shoes, no wearing black, no cats, no crows, no candles and absolutely no books about magic. But, desperate to uncover who they really are, the Owens siblings head down a life-altering course, filled with secrets and truths, devastation and joy, and magic and love.

©2018 Alice Hoffman (P)2018 Oakhill Publishing

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A book to lose yourself in

Really enjoyed this book.Held me in its grip from start to finish. Interesting characters and good narration. Ten out of ten.

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totally captivating

I loved the story. I enjoyed the listening experience. excellent narrator. I highly recommend this book.

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Worth listening to

good read although the narrator's voice was a tad annoying but I struggled on as the aunts In practical magic always intrigued me.

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I absolutely loved it.

This was truly an amazing book, so good to get the aunts backstory. wonderful.

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I wanted to like the book. Performance was meh ..

Narrator was not successful. plot slow.. just didnt grip me even 3 hours into the book

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Magical!

l absolutely loved it. Enjoyed it even more than practical magic. Such wonderful characters I wanted more, I wasn't ready to leave them.

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So unusual, never knew what was going to happen but really engaging and intriguing. Loved it.

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Good story, unfortunate reader

I liked the book, but was not keen on the narrator. I found the delivery awkward at times, particularly the “voices” put on, especially those of the young child characters at the end.

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  • 28-10-20

Too sad

Too sad for a fairy tale. Almost everybody died in the story and for those who lived are lonely are missing the dead ones. So depressing

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  • Erika
  • 21-08-19

most annoying reading EVER

spunds like a bad cheap ad for a mop from the home shopping channel. it is impossible to get beyond the reading to enjoy the story. with the series on TV coming, get this revoiced ASAP