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The Witch Squad

A Witch Squad Cozy Mystery, Book 1
Narrated by: Lisa Cordileone
Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
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Summary

Nineteen-year-old Mercy Habernackle is a witch gone off the rails. Causing problems with the law in her hometown, she's faced with two options. Go to a correctional institution or get shipped off to witch boarding school, or as her mother prefers to call it, finishing school. Choosing the latter, Mercy's mother, Linda, drives her daughter cross country to the Paranormal Institute for Witches, situated high in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains in cozy Aspen Falls, Pennsylvania.

Upon arrival, Mercy is faced with cheerful smiles, friendly people, and a sickly sweet roommate who has turned their dorm room into an advertisement for the Pottery Barn. Mercy had hoped her fellow witches would be more like her, dark, dreary, and a little bit self-destructive.

When the murder of a local teenager takes place on the first day of class, Sorceress Stone, headmistress of the college for wayward witches, takes the class on a consulting job to help the Aspen Falls Police Department solve the murder. Mercy and her mismatched classmates find themselves in the heart of the murder investigation and when the body of the murder victim suddenly goes missing and her roommate turns up abducted, Mercy must put aside her feelings of resentment about her gift and put her paranormal abilities to good use.

Throw in a smokin' hot cowboy wizard, a black cat that seems to be stalking her, and a Black Witch and you've got the first book in the new Witch Squad Cozy Mystery Series where the twists and turns just don't stop!

©2016 M.Z. Andrews (P)2017 M.Z. Andrews

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 16-10-17

brilliant narrator

great story and one of the most talented narrators I have heard, look forward to next story

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  • Montzalee Wittmann
  • 11-10-17

Witches, A murder, Evil, Mystery, Warlocks too!

The Witch Squad
A Witch Squad Cozy Mystery, Book 1
By: M.Z. Andrews
Narrated by: Lisa Cordileone
This was far better than I ever expected it would be. I expected it would be a teen book and really didn't think it would have the depth I wanted. I tried it and boy was I surprised! This was a true gem! A fun book with the paranormal side, great characters, wonderful plot, silliness, a mystery, side things to keep your mind going, a school of witches and warlocks learning their craft, evil lurking about, and a touch of romance. I truly enjoyed this book and will look for other books in this series.
This was an audible book and the narrator was perfect for this book! I loved her silliness when needed and the multiple voices she did so well!!! Great job!

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  • Chris, Kindle Customer
  • 02-04-17

Delightful light mystery and coming of age

The adventures of the Witch Squad entertain those of us who remember coming of age. Not quite fully formed witches replace our awkward adolescence, without the actual angst. I think those who just are coming of age will enjoy it too.

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  • CuteAsADaisy
  • 19-03-19

Murder Mystery + Witch College= Tons of Fun

A little reminiscent of Harry Potter type of setting... but in America, modern, and a Girls Witch College...they do however share common grounds with the All Male Wizard College so it's not all bad. ;) Throw in a local murder investigation and you have all the ingredients for a great story. Then add a great narrator and this book becomes a lot more fun. If you like cozy mysteries with a fun fantasy twist then you'll love this book and although it is geared towards the young adult crowd it was clean enough that I would be ok with my middle school daughter reading it and I think the older adults will still really enjoy it too.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Lidia Chymkowska
  • 12-03-19

Entertaining witchy murder investigation...:)

'The Witch Squad' is a great introduction to a new series of 'paranormal' cozy mysteries - it's fast-paced, intriguing and fun, and it has a group of main characters that will bring a smile to your face more than once:)

Mercy, rather an outcast in her home town, starts over in a new school and right from the start nothing is what she expected it to be; she almost unwillingly makes friends with not only her roommate but also other girls in her year and, even more unexpectedly, they all get involved in a murder investigation. Mercy is also forced to use her powers, which so far has only caused problems for her, and suddenly she becomes the leader of the Witch Squad... and all this within the first week of school:)

The plot is great - it keeps you guessing along with the girls, takes you through some good twists in the murder case and involves some really impressive (and useful:)) magic. It also has a talking cat - which is a nice touch:) Both main and secondary characters are memorable, well-portrayed, yet with enough room to be further developed in the next books in the series.

Narration by Ms Cordileone is almost perfect; the voices are very well done, emotions conveyed clearly and convincingly. It's a very good interpretation of the book:)

DISCLAIMER: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Rebecca Azizov
  • 12-03-19

a great story

the very very good mystery I liked it a lot the narrator was great and if it's a beginning of a series I would love to listen to the next books the narrator was great and the story was very good as well
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  • shymaiden32
  • 26-02-19

cute book

this book is perfect for y.a. readers and listeners. would recommend getting it of you love magic!

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  • Lisarami
  • 25-02-19

Noooo there is a cliffhanger!

I really enjoyed how this story flowed. It grabbed me and sucked me in right from the start. I'm not a fan of cliffhangers. The narrator did good though something's could be improved upon in establishing identities for the different characters. I look forward to the next book in this series. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Kayla Krantz
  • 25-02-19

Truly Awesome!

I absolutely adored this little cozy mystery!

It had all the genres I love: mystery, suspense, paranormal, and thriller.

In this story, it’s Mercy’s first day at a witch academy that she was forced to go to after an incident with her powers got her in trouble. It’s here she meets a group of witches, each of them drastically different from one another. These unlikely friends go on the trail of a murdered girl, desperate to find out what happened to her. When they think they have the answers, one of their own is kidnapped.

This book kept me on my toes, and I absolutely loved how different each of the main characters were. It made the book feel that much more real. I think Jax was my favorite character just because she was so bubbly and warm compared to the others. I’m happy to see this book is part of a series because I could use more stories with these characters.

The narration was absolutely fantastic as well. Each character had a distinct voice. She even did a New Jersey accent for Alba which was awesome.

Awesome audiobook!

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  • Adriana B
  • 24-02-19

Great Cozy Mystery with Outstanding Narrator

This is one of my favorite cozy mysteries I’ve ever listened to. I was hoping for a good story line and characters and this far surpassed all my expectations! I’m not familiar with this author but she just moved into my list of must read authors.

Narration was amazing! I loved her multiple voices which made it easy to identify who was talking. Her narration brought the story to life and it was hard to put it down!

I love paranormal Cozy mysteries with fun characters and interesting plots with some twists and turns to keep you engaged. Here you will find witches, warlocks, ghosts, and a Cozy mystery with a touch of romance!

I truly loved this Cozy Mystery and will be looking to get the next book in this outstanding series! The story wraps up nicely in the conclusion and they also throw in a bit of new news to get you interested in what is to come on book 2.

"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."