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Summary

Ivy Morgan is a witch with a mind of her own. What she doesn't need is romantic entanglements. That's why Jack Harker's appearance in her life is such a conundrum.

Jack Harker has a haunted past and all he wants is peace and quiet. He's left a life of violence and despair behind for the comforts of home and country. He might find peace in Ivy's presence, but he'll never find quiet.

Ivy and Jack are on a crash course for love, but they also have murder and mayhem in their way.

This omnibus includes the first three books in the Ivy Morgan Mystery series. Sit back and enjoy Wicked Days, Wicked Dreams and Wicked Times.

©2015 Lily Harper Hart (P)2015 Lily Harper Hart

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Potentially good but actually very disappointing

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And it's all written as if this "relationship" is meant to be a Good Thing for her. Her relatives encourage it, apparently because having a contolling obsessive for a boyfriend is better than not having a man in your life...!!!

I couldn't continue to listen to it.

I didn't finish the third book because I could see that, despite his abandoning her when she'd been shot, accosting her in the woods, following her home and forcing his way inside, and then climbing into her bed while she was drugged to insensibility, she was going to take him back and continue to allow him to be controlling and dictatorial toward her.

This author seems to have peculiar ideas about what constitutes a good relationship and to what a woman should allow a controlling partner to do to her.

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Cringe-worthy

Would you try another book written by Lily Harper Hart or narrated by Angel Clark?

No!

Would you ever listen to anything by Lily Harper Hart again?

NO!

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Wicked Beginning?

Every scene where Ivy and Jack interacts! My God, this was bad! Really bad! How on earth can this whiny thirteen year old egocentric girl (I know she's older but it's hard to see) and this totally incompetent male police man who sounds like a thirteen year old boy even... Oh, so bad!

Any additional comments?

I didn't have very high hopes for this book but I was willing to try it for some light reading. It was really bad. It's supposed to be about two adults and they are sooo silly, like unmature teenagers and they just keeps on whining! The characters are unintresting and the story is unlikely and not very intresting at all, which if the charachters was some people you did want to read about doesn matter, but now it's so obvious. I will never read another book by Lily Harper Hart nad I don't think I will listen to a book narreted by Angel Clark either. Her very hig pitched voice really emphazises the whining.

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  • Tara
  • 06-11-17

Good price for the first 3 books

I adore the character development of the Ivy Morgan series but detest the performance by Angel Clark. There are periods of time when her voice shrieks so badly that you have to turn down the volume.

But, in saying that, I keep on going back to listen to the series. That is how you know the writing and character development is good, now we just need to remove the narrator.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-07-17

Delightful Series, Enjoyable Listen

What made the experience of listening to Wicked Beginning the most enjoyable?

The story was a good balance of mystery, romance, humor, sarcasm and magic. The characters were delightful. The story held my interest through all 3 books.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jack...reminded me of one of my favorite people.

What does Angel Clark bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Angel brought the characters to life with good intonations and midwestern speech patterns and accents. Having spent a lot of time in midwestern small towns, I think her nay sayers have not spent any time there. The characters were very believable, albeit a little immature for their ages.

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

I listened to each book pretty much in one sitting. It was not so complex that it prevented me from getting some other household tasks finished. It's an easy listen.

Any additional comments?

There was just enough magic to make it fanciful, but not heavy fantasy or occult.

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  • Carolyn
  • 08-06-17

Whiny

The whiny voice of the narrator made the story annoying. I know the point of the story was that the couple like to argue, but some of the arguing just didn't make sense. if Ivy Morgan is that whiny I don't think I'll listen to her anymore.

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  • tammy
  • 26-04-17

Story might have been decent

The lack of skill from the narrator kills this set. I found it difficult to stay interested in this series because of the narrative, she is unable to successfully carry off multiple voices with any type of effectiveness, and emotion

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  • laura
  • 19-01-17

good read

liked the story line but the narrator was hard to get used to but if you stick it out it is a good story

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  • MMS
  • 09-01-17

Good story terrible narration

It took 45 minutes for me to acclimatize to the narrator. Her whinny voice was so bad I almost returned the book. The stories were pretty good. I can't believe I made it through all three.

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  • stormygrl0804
  • 23-03-18

pretty Funny

A a native Michigander. at first it irritated me how the narrator butchered the cities and street names in Michigan, but as I got into the humor I got over it and actually laughed out loud...a lot. I'm glad I got the set and plans to enjoy them again.

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  • terrynshelli
  • 16-01-18

Awesome!

Very well done. Engaging. I was sad when I finished it too fast. Can't wait for more.

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  • jameskermon
  • 26-06-17

Robotic performance

The story was OK but the performance was very poor. The voices were robotic and monotone.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-09-18

How do I get my money back?

I have never wanted my money back on an audible book so bad before! The narration of this story was so hard to follow. The narrator does not have enough range in their voice to sustain a book with more than 2 characters. Other than the narration of the store the characters sounded like they were having a hard time with the cue cards they were supposed to be reading. (very robotic) When there was a conflict with any characters the raised voices just turned into high pitched screaming and just made it so hard to push through the story. Might have been better to read these stories the old fashioned way... With my eyeballs!