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Michelle is a clanless Witch so works alongside police. Her latest case though could make or break her because if she can't solve it she has been told that she will no longer be needed. She needs to track down some trolls that escapes before they devour any more humans but no matter what she tries, she is coming up blank. Can she find them before it's too late?
I loved Michelle. She is such a spunky fun character. Her job is interesting and varied to say the least! One day she is trying to de-charm a set of lion statues that a human accidentally bought and another she is trying to track down man eating trolls, I mean who wouldn't want a job like that ;)
Plot wise, this is quite fast paced. Michelle seems to be always in the thick of things. I started the audio and had to keep listening just to see what happens next. I enjoyed the world building and the idea of magic being known about. I loved Michelles job and enjoyed reading about the charmed objects. We have trolls, elves, dwarfs, magical items, police work and even dragons, so there is a wide range of creatures to satisfy everyone!
In all this was a good listen. It kept my interest the whole way through and I will definitely be checking out more in this series. I always enjoy a good witchy read.
Jeff Hays did a great job narrating this. You would think that a male narrating a female MC wouldn't work, but it actually did!! His performance was really good and he has a wide range of vocals.
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****I received this title for free in exchange for an unbiased review.
Witch For Hire by N. E. Conneely, is a lot of fun! It is set in Georgia, but in an earth where Supernaturals and humans live openly together. Michelle, the main character is a rare solitary witch. In this world, it is looked down upon as most witches live and work in clans. Due to her mother's week hold of magic and a question of Michelle's paternity, Michelle was born clannless. So when the local police department need a witch on retainer, it is not only cheaper for them to hire Michelle, but she is smart, pleasant and gets things done...fast. Fast is what they need when a clan of Trolls escape their preserve and start killing people. Elron is a centuries old elf with a lot of grief just trying to walk through the motions of being alive. He is fascinated by Michelle, which is new for him as he has been alone for so long. Michelle sees Elron as a pest she has to deal with.
The book is written in first person narration, but from the POV of mostly Michelle and sometimes Elron. I felt the flow of the book would have been better if it was first person from only Michelle's POV or third person, which would have allowed the same information about Elron's past with out the awkward shifts. I thought the story itself was fun and engaging, and I loved the many different races that co existed.
The Narrator, Jeff Hays, is a very talented performer who has a good variety of voices and accents, however I felt because the book is mostly told from Michelle's POV, it would have been more successful to either have a female and male narrating duo, or just have it narrated by a female. While Jeff did do a great job reading in a female voice, I couldn't help thinking Michelle, who is in her 20's sounded much older and a bit like Nathan Lane in the Bird Cage.
Overall I would give this audiobook 3 1/2 stars, but I will round it up to 4 as I really did enjoy the story.
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