Waking the Witch : Otherworld

  • by Kelley Armstrong
  • Narrated by Johanna Parker
  • Series: Otherworld
  • 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

One of the most popular writers of paranormal fiction and the number-one New York Times best-selling author returns with a rollicking new novel in her Otherworld series.
At 21, Savannah Levine - orphaned daughter of a notorious dark witch and an equally notorious cutthroat sorcerer - considers herself a full-fledged member of the otherworld. The once rebellious teen has grown into a six-foot-tall, motorcycle-riding jaw-dropper, with an impressive knowledge of and ability to perform spells.
The only problem is, she's having a hard time convincing her adoptive parents, Paige and Lucas, to take her seriously as an adult. She's working as the research assistant at the detective agency they founded, and when they take off on a romantic vacation alone, leaving her in charge, Savannah finds herself itching for a case to call her own. (She's also itching for Adam, her longtime friend and colleague, to see her as more than just a little girl, but that's another matter.)
Suddenly, Savannah gets the chance she's been waiting for: Recruited by another supernatural detective, she travels to Columbus, Washington, a small, dying town. Two troubled young women have been found in an abandoned warehouse, murdered. Now a third woman's dead, and on closer inspection small details point to darker forces at play. Savannah feels certain she can handle the case, but with signs of supernatural activity appearing at every turn, things quickly become more serious - and far more dangerous - than she realizes.

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What the Critics Say

"Armstrong skillfully juggles her twisty plot, weaving in characters from previous novels as she builds to a fast-paced conclusion. This supernatural mystery is unabashedly aimed at fans of Charlaine Harris and Stephenie Meyer, and may well hit the mark." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

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Outstanding Plot and Theme

Alright, we are on book 11 and this series is going strong. Of particular note is the strong plot. I have to admit, I did not guess what was going to happen in this latest installment by Armstrong. This novel is the first one to center in Savannah where she is the clear protagonist/hero of the story. We are getting a very much humanized (pardon the irony) view of her personality and the changes which differential her from Paige and her mother Eve.

This book has absolutely no sex in it and is really all about character development and interaction and the deepening complexion Savannah's thinking. One key in a novel such as this is how complex the characters are and how they interact -- and it is excellent in this installment. This novel is all about the complex interactions of the small group of characters. Paige and Lucas are on vacation we see a little of Adam.

If you are a fan other series you are really going to like this one. My recommendation -- start listening immediately.
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- GH

Ending was annoying

The story was ok, but for a series that has never had this type of ending before this cliffhanger was really annoying.
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- Ivette

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-06-2010
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio