The Language of Spells

  • by Sarah Painter
  • Narrated by Stevie Zimmerman
  • 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When you are ready, seek, and you shall find. It is your gift.
Gwen Harper left Pendleford 13 years ago and hasn't looked back. Until an inheritance throws her into the mystical world she thought she'd escaped. Confronted with her great-aunt's legacy Gwen must finally face up to her past.
The magic she has long tried to suppress is back with a vengeance. Gift or burden, for Gwen, it always spells trouble. She has to stay - she has nowhere else to go - but how can she find her place in the town that drove her out after branding her a witch?


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So, according to Goodreads this book has 332 pages. At 20% (location 1136 of 5601) I don’t have a clue what Gwen looks like. She could be a snaggled-tooth-crossed-eyed-wart-nosed-female-with-a-brillo-pad-head-full-of-orange-hair for all I know. Nor do I have any idea what Cam looks like. In all these pages couldn’t she have told us what the main characters look like? I absolutely hate when an author doesn’t tell you important things like that. It makes me lose interest in the book so fast it’s not even funny.

BUT worse than that is the author’s laziness in: replies, answers, remarks, exclaims, articulates, mentions, murmurs, mutters, anything but “said.” Is it really so hard to find another word once in a while other than “said?” In this 332 page book (according to Goodreads) Sarah Painter used the word “said” 1,096 times. Really?

That’s why I stopped reading at 44%. If I’d read that word again I was going to scream. I think I only read 1 Loretta Chase book then never read another because of this very reason. It was all “he said she said.” Needless to say, I won’t be reading any more Sarah Painter books.

The F-bomb was released 14 times and I have no idea if there was sex. As of 44% there was no kind of desire that would make you believe Gwen and Cam would ever be involved romantically.

As to the narrator: Stevie Zimmerman did a fantastic job, up until I quit reading. Her men sound like men and as long as a narrator reads with emotion they’re great in my opinion. Stevie Zimmerman gets better with every book she reads.

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- Trish R.

Good narrator so/so story

First time author for me.
Though not my favorite, I do like fantasy/paranormal at times. This one just didn't captivate me.
I think Stevie Zimmerman did great with what she was given. The story fell short.
The author tried to make it spooky but just didn't expand enough on her characters and some where just not needed.
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- XmasMom

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-07-2016
  • Publisher: Sarah Painter