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Publisher's Summary

Traveler, cleric, witch. The villagers in the sleepy hamlet of Lychford are divided. A supermarket wants to build a major branch on their border. Some welcome the employment opportunities while some object to the modernization of the local environment.
Judith Mawson (local crank) knows the truth - that Lychford lies on the boundary between two worlds and that the destruction of the border will open wide the gateways to malevolent beings beyond imagination. But if she is to have her voice heard, she's going to need the assistance of some unlikely allies....
©2015 Paul Cornell (P)2015 Macmillan Audio
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5 out of 5 stars
By Jeffrey W. McClure on 11-13-15

Superb story and narration

This Novella is a relatively short listen but is well done in every aspect. The narrator is perfect for the story. If you like a good mystery where the protagonists discover that there is a world beside ours with occasional people crossing over in both directions you will enjoy this tale.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Meep on 04-13-17

Disappointing

I bought this book because of all the great reviews. I liked it so much after listening for a while that I went and bought another book by the author. However, SPOILER ALERT, SPOILER ALERT, SPOILER ALERT SPOILERS TO FOLLOW
just at the very moment I was thinking to myself "one of the many things that makes this book so great is that the author didn't feel the need to pointlessly torture some member of the animal kingdom" the author decided to do just that. I have had it with this sort of behavior from magical authors. There is no need for it, it's disgusting and pointless. A two star rating is probably harsh, because the story has many good points. It's well written, the characters are well defined and unique, and it posses great atmosphere. None of that matters to me because now I'm furious at the author for betraying my trust.
Also, there's a surprise at the end that I absolutely did not see coming and that depressed me quite a bit. It's possible that there's going to be a sequel and that the author plans to deal with these issues then, because there are many loose ends at the end of the story that don't get tied up.
The reader is perfect for this story and does a wonderful job.

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10 of 17 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Asbjørn on 09-26-15

Fantasy and reality in a beautiful mix!

A beautiful story made even better by the reading done by Marisa Calin. Highly recommended short story - for me even better literary performance than the regular series Paul Cornell is famous for.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Antonia on 10-30-15

A Timely Fantasy

What did you like most about Witches of Lychford?

A great autumnal listen and a fantasy for our times. The story has blended flavours of Good Omens, The Sugar Queen & a Guardian Column by Owen Jones. A small town on the cross-roads of reality, a diverse trio of strong women including a bereaved Reverend, an elderly witch and a skeptic who was abducted by the fey stand in the way of all life collapsing. If you are not a fan of big business and austerity and do enjoy a good fantasy with a predictable but not too tidy end, I recommend this book.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It was a story that was easy to listen to in one or two sittings.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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4 out of 5 stars
By emmoff on 11-17-16

Enjoyable novella

A hugely enjoyable novella about a town which borders of the fairy realm. A vicar, a hippy and a witch, all nuanced characters, reluctantly join forces to save the town. Tightly written, the village itself is very atmospheric. Makes me want to read more of his work.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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