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What about Lisa Cordray’s performance did you like?
I liked the tone of her voice and enjoyed listening to her tell the story. It was easy to visualize the different characters.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
I could have listened to the entire story if I had enough time or on a major road trip. I listened on my computer.
Any additional comments?
This was the first time I had ever experienced an audio book. I will certainly listen to them in the future.
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What would have made Coven better?
This audiobook was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review by Audiobook Jukebox.
I often like witch books, but this one in particular just wasn’t for me, it just didn’t feel put together enough, and though it was meant to be a mystery, I knew the result from nearly the beginning.
What could Tony Ruggiero have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
The story itself, though not completely bad, also seemed to be a bit off. There were unnecessary scenes and boring conversations that I found myself wanting to skip over, and there wasn’t much dialogue outside that which the speaker had internally.
What didn’t you like about Lisa Cordray’s performance?
The narrator, Lisa Cordray though great at the beginning, begins to make the story feel sort of choppy and extremely slow. There seem to be unnecessary pauses and stops mid-sentence that slowly began to grate on me the further I delved into the world. Her various character voices also seem a little off.
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
I had high hopes for Coven. I haven’t read a witch book in a while and I was excited about getting started. This one though, was unlike any other I have read. At the end though, I was a bit disappointed
Any additional comments?
Told in multiple POV’s, we begin following Bob, a regular human who purchases an antique store after its prior owner dies in a vehicular manslaughter accident, an interesting fact considering he accidentally hit a drunk pedestrian many years ago, though the two pedestrians are not connected. The store he purchases is in a strange little town that has secrets of its own. He soon learns that sometimes, things are too good to be true, because it’s not a coincidence that he arrives. This town is full of magic, and everyone is connected in some way. This is a dark story, aimed toward someone who enjoys mysteries with supernatural elements.
Coven is the story of witches, some of who walk the correct path, and others who do not, and their interactions. I give it 2 stars.