Julia Vanishes : The Witch's Child

  • by Catherine Egan
  • Narrated by Erin Spencer, Will Damron
  • Series: The Witch's Child
  • 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The stunning first book in an exciting new fantasy trilogy! Murder, thievery, witchcraft, and betrayal - fans of Marie Lu, Leigh Bardugo, and Kristin Cashore take note!
Julia has the unusual ability to be...unseen. Not invisible exactly. Just beyond most people's senses.
It's a dangerous trait in a city that has banned all forms of magic and drowns witches in public Cleansings. But it's a useful trait for a thief and a spy. And Julia has learned - crime pays. She's being paid very well indeed to infiltrate the grand house of Mrs. Och and report back on the odd characters who live there and the suspicious dealings that take place behind locked doors.
But what Julia discovers shakes her to the core. She certainly never imagined that the traitor in the house would turn out to be...her.

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What the Critics Say

"A beautifully rendered world and an exquisite sense of timing ensure a page-turning experience." (Publishers Weekly)
"Julia's a wonderful, fully realized heroine with moral dilemmas aplenty. For those readers waiting for the sequel to Marie Lu's The Rose Society, a well-realized page-turner in the same vein." (Kirkus Reviews)
"Readers will find themselves immediately immersed in the narrative and invested in the fate of Julia, who is both feisty and flawed. There is a richness to this inaugural volume of the Witch's Child trilogy, and readers will be hard pressed to put it down." (Booklist)

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Customer Reviews

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Excellent fantasy adventure w female protagonist

Julia, the main character, was the best thing about this book. She was a fully developed character who had it in her to be both good and evil. The writer made her decisions believable. The secondary characters were also well done to the point I kept wishing for more chapters that delved further in to their stories.
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- Kindle Customer

Spellbinding opening

Would you listen to Julia Vanishes again? Why?

Yes. The world-building is rich enough to repay a second listen at least.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Julia Vanishes?

Mrs. Ock (sp? So hard to know when you listen!) steals the show with her kindness.


What does Erin Spencer and Will Damron bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Erin Spencer knows exactly how far to press a characterization. Her voices are distinct, but never distracting, though her tonal range is truly impressive. Will Damron has a much smaller role, but brings the detached creepy with aplomb.


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- Liberal Artist

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-07-2016
  • Publisher: Listening Library