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.


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

Most Helpful

If only the ending was different....

I really like the Women of the otherworld seires and I always had a soft spot for Savannah. That said this book was a bit of a disappointment. I like the main story of Savannah going out on her own to investigate, however I really hated the cliff hanger ending which never happened before in the series. So I will give 4 stars for the main story but minus a star for the end. The main mystery was solved but it left me with a bad taste in my mouth. (and I wanted to swear just like Savannah at the end) Supposedly that will be resolved in the next book, but I really wish the book didn’t end as it did. Now I eagerly await the next book in both dread and hope. I have faith in Ms. Armstrong so I will wait patiently. (sigh)
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- Yuriko

mediocre book

I love Women of the Otherworld, but this book ties with Living with the Dead for least favorite. I liked the narrator and I liked getting to know Savannah better. Still, I kept waiting for the romance and... there isn't one. Add that to the cliffhanger ending and It feels like half a book.
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- Katherine Jennell Clark

Book Details

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