I'd Rather Be a Witch

  • by Erin Hayes
  • Narrated by Kristin James
  • 3 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Jordyn wasn't careful with what she wished for. After making a reckless choice that destroyed her life along with the life of her high school sweetheart, Jordyn fled her small town and became a professional mermaid. Being around water suppresses her earth-based magic, something she desperately needs. Yet Jordyn can't suppress who she really is - a witch.
When she learns that her mother is dying of cancer, she returns home. But it isn't until people end up dead and everyone points fingers at her that she realizes her past is coming back to haunt her. Because her ex-boyfriend Zach has been waiting for her. And he hasn't forgotten how she brought him back to life that night three years ago. Jordyn will finally have to embrace being a witch to learn the truth. And it will change her life forever.
I'd Rather be a Witch is a tie-in with How to be a Mermaid. It uses some of the same characters and can be heard as a standalone or as a complement to it.

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Mysterious darkness

I'd Rather be a Witch is definitely darker and more mysterious than How to be a Mermaid. It is a good read and the story is excellently woven with mystery and intrigue that keeps you guessing and involved in the storyline. Kristin James does a good job at changing her voice for different characters and creating inflection for different emotions and situations while she is reading. I would have preferred that she not try to sound so deep for the main character. It fits and makes sense for the character but seems unnatural for her voice.
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- Heather Bishoff

A Mixed Bag But Mostly Good

This is a novella about a powerful but young witch named Jordyn, coming home to see a dying loved one before it’s too late. The problem is that will force her to face the consequences of a grave problem she created in her teen youth. A good premise to start with, but then the story takes a soap opera style turn with what I feel are really contrived plot elements to create over the top drama. An example would be a love triangle with two brothers and the main character that has no established foundation. The reader/listener is just told there is a triangle, even though what is revealed in the story doesn’t set that up and makes it pretty much an impossibility. Not to mention the Jordyn’s reaction to the second man’s love interest toward her is not very believable. Jordyn’s reaction to the news of being loved by Luke is something like, oh he likes me, well then I guess I like him too, even though I’ve never given one second of thought to him before this moment in time.

Kristin James does a wonderful job as the narrator of this book. If I wrote a novel and was looking for a female narrator, Ms. James would certainly be among the top of my wish list. Her performance makes it even harder to dislike “Id Rather Be A Witch.”

The bottom line is that I think there is more to like than dislike even though the basic story, in my opinion, didn’t need any plot contrivances and could have stood strong on its own.

Finally, this audio book was provided by the author at no cost in exchange for an honest review, courtesy of Audio Book Blast..
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- Ashanti

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-21-2016
  • Publisher: Erin Hayes Books