Listen free for 30 days

Witchy Business

The Witch Detectives, #1
Narrated by: Francesca Townes
Series: The Witch Detectives, Book 1
Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
2 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

£7.99/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime

Summary

Presented by #1 bestselling Kindle author, J.R. Rain. Compelling supernatural mystery with lots of humor, snappy dialogue and romantic thrills...

What would you do with unspeakable power?

Elle Chambers is Edinburgh's hardest working insurance investigator, and one who solves cases using unconventional means. Supernatural means. Elle is a witch - and a damn good one, too.

Assigned back-to-back cases, Elle must first find a missing bad boy who might or might not be a werewolf. Next, a simple missing artwork case turns out to be not so simple. What Elle is about to discover will change her life forever...and open her heart to the possibility of love.

©2013 Eve Paludan (P)2013 J.R. Rain and Eve Paludan

What members say

Average customer ratings

Overall

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    0
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1

Performance

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    0
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    2

Story

  • 2.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    0
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Bad Accents ruin the Storyline

Would you try another book written by Eve Paludan and Stuart Sharp or narrated by Francesca Townes?

no. Considering the book is set in Scotland, you would think the narrator would be able to do a decent Scottish accent of some sort. Woefully irritatingly rubbish and ruins the listening

Would you recommend Witchy Business to your friends? Why or why not?

I would say go and red something else

How did the narrator detract from the book?

massively!

Could you see Witchy Business being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

Hopefully someone with a decent Scottish accent

Any additional comments?

pretty weak story line

2 people found this helpful

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Listen While I Work
  • Listen While I Work
  • 26-03-14

New Twist on a Familiar Creature

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend it to someone who likes stories about witches and werewolves and magic, yes. It's not the kind of genre I usually listen to but I ended up liking the idea of it well enough that I might listen to the next one in the series if it's available. Also the main character is really sweet and smart and sometimes funny. It's a fantasy story, but with people who are like real people.

What did you like best about this story?

I like the idea of what kind of creature Elle and her boyfriend actually are. I don't want to give away any spoilers, but to me it was a new idea. I liked it. I also liked the tenderness of the big love/sex scene. It was sexy but it was really about how the main character felt, not just body parts moving around. Lastly, it takes place in Scotland so there's Scottish accents and that was fun.

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

There's a lot of scenes where characters do a lot of talking back and forth and this narrator made that come alive like plot and story rather than just talking. This is the third one of this narrator's books I've reviewed. I like her a lot. I enjoy how she does characters, even men.

6 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Dawn
  • Dawn
  • 23-07-16

What a nice concept

This story is so much more than your average witch story. A nice concept for a new series. The narrator did an excellent job of distinguish between the characters. I highly recommend this audiobook. I'm anxiously waiting for the next installment.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for NanaB
  • NanaB
  • 27-11-19

Very poorly written

Repetitive beyond belief. Story bogs at the beginning and never recovers. Dialogue is childish, can’t move the story forward. Needs a story editor.

Narration was fine, after a rocky start. She couldn’t cover the bad writing.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Ennis Pack
  • Ennis Pack
  • 14-01-20

just meh

couldn't finish listening to this book. not sure if it was the narration or story.

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for MsNing
  • MsNing
  • 19-12-19

Could not enjoy because narrator

This book would probably be better with a better narrator I couldn’t even get pass the first 2 chapters she reads like she is trying to put you to sleep her voice just drolls on to softly that you can’t even get into the story. The book itself I can’t really well rate it because I just couldn’t get into it because of the horrible narration.

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Julie B Thompson
  • Julie B Thompson
  • 16-11-19

I So-Very-Much Wanted to Like This

Sadly, I was just so-very disappointed. Honestly, I couldn't even finish "Witchy Business: The Witch Detectives, Book 1" by Eve Paludin and Stuart Sharp. The writing and story are mediocre; the narrator Francesca Townes is irritating.
I wouldn't waste a credit and thankfully, I didn't. Since "Witchy Business" was an Audible Escape selection, my disappointment was tempered by ease of return.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Lee Anne Martes
  • Lee Anne Martes
  • 02-10-19

slow going

the story overall was ok, i had a hard time paying attention but i finished the story, this is in part to the narrator talking so slowly i just had a hard time listening.

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Kelly
  • Kelly
  • 05-09-19

That's Not A Scottish Accent

The narrator is not good at accents. Also, the story line is very annoying. They won't just tell her what's going on!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Edna D.
  • Edna D.
  • 27-06-19

Nice

Wonderfully narrated. Enjoyable and full of humor. Nice beginning to a promising supernatural and paranormal series.

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Sheri
  • Sheri
  • 10-06-19

I wanted to love this... but didn't

I wanted to like this story and was looking forward to a new series... but the story felt forced and really - at the end of the story - I was like - and that was the end?
The narrator did an acceptable job except that all the characters had the same cadence and although there were some shifts in pitch - it was hard to hear sometimes - like muffled voices -- this kept character development lacking.

But I do love Scottish accents -- but I didn't really hear enough Scots to make it feel like Edinburgh -