A Modern Witch : Modern Witch

  • by Debora Geary
  • Narrated by Martha Harmon Pardee
  • Series: Modern Witch
  • 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Can you live 28 years without discovering you're a witch?
Lauren is downtown Chicago's youngest elite realtor. She's also a witch. She must be - the fetching spell for Witches' Chat isn't supposed to make mistakes. So says the woman who coded the spell, at least.
The tall, dark, and handsome guy sent to assess her is a witch too (and no, that doesn't end the way you might think). What he finds in Lauren will change lives, mess with a perfectly good career, and require lots of ice cream therapy.
A Modern Witch is a full-length novel, 81,000 words.
The next two books in the series, A Hidden Witch and A Reckless Witch, are coming soon to audio.
>Debora Geary is working on several more audiobooks expected out in 2012, if the kids don't spill any more water on her laptop.

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I'm not baby crazy enough for this

If you are a Modern Witch I hope your life goals are to be married and pregnant, because that is what Modern Witches do according to this book.

I'm like, 3 hours in and so far there isn't even a hint of romance but there is a lot of talk about babies and family and even some gross in utero stuff. Seriously though babies, toddlers, babies, children, babies.

So I guess what I'm saying is if you're a single child free 30 year old whose parents are nagging you and you are already over it, DON"T READ THIS BOOK. It's like the book your Grandma wants you to read so you get pregnant already geeze. (And it kind of feels like grandma is reading it to you too.)

I might be able to overlook all the babies, and the fairly boring characters if there were some kind of conflict or overarching danger but right now, there is none. The biggest conflict is some internal whining on the part of the main character. No one even seems worried that normal people will find out about witches. Everything is just hunky dory.

On top of all of that 3 hours in and I've already encountered 3 casual factual inaccuracies that have just made me feel annoyed.
1. Chicago airports have taxi stands, and taxi lines. You rarely have to stand around and wait and if you do you wont be alone.
2. No Chicagoan would forget their coat in February, they'd be more likely to remember it in June.
3. February is not a busy time for a realtor. It is one of the slower times of year.

It's not that these are big deal things, but they are small inaccuracies that took me out of what story there was to speak of. This story is set in the real world, these are just weird things to get wrong.

Save your credit or your cash.
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- P. Stover

Perfect antidote for vampire & zombie overdoses

Don't get me wrong: I like fantasies with vampires and zombies and things that go bump in the night. But it is possible (at least for me) to get too much of a good thing. I just finished rereading almost the entire Dresden files in one huge gulp, and I was feeling like I wanted something entirely different--something NOT written by a man. And because they were having a 3 for 2 sale, I ran across this book.

Boy, am I glad I did. It's still fantasy. There are witches with varying powers, but no bad guys. Not even a hint that bad guys might exist. So if there are no bad guys, what is the book about? It's about love. Not romantic love (or only peripherally), but love of friends, of family, and children. And it's about learning and growing. Since the editorial review gives this away, I can tell you that the main character is a 28-year-old woman who finds out she is a witch, which she had never before suspected. And there's a lot to learn about being a witch.

Years ago, I read and enjoyed many of Nora Roberts's witch stories. They were fun books, but although these witches were supposedly very powerful, they never seemed to do much with their powers. Grow a few flowers, make up some lotion or shampoo, levitate a doubting romantic prospect--that was about it. I wondered, at first, if this book was going to be the same, but as the story advanced, these witches Did things with their power. Important things. I like that.

A word about the narrator. I've never listened to anything narrated by Martha Harmon Pardee before, but I really liked her way with this story. Very laid back and gentle.

As I am writing this review, the next book in the series is downloading to my computer. I highly recommend this book.
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- ShySusan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-31-2012
  • Publisher: Debora Geary