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The Woman and the Witch

By: Amanda Larkman
Narrated by: Amanda Larkman
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"I see the wood, first. A knitted shawl of green and black tossed across the shoulders of the ancient hills. I take a great gulp of breath, my lungs no longer compressed by cages of contorted bone. I want to drink the cool air like water, scented as it is with earth and starlight.

But as I drift close to the house, I falter. Something is wrong. I will myself on, ignoring the whispers of pain beginning to curl up from my bedridden body.

A ball of dread is growing in my stomach; it is so terribly black and heavy, it slows me down. My hands shake.

The light is gone."

Nothing ever changes in the village of Witchford, until the day a 100-year-old, bad-tempered witch falls and breaks her hip and a 50-year-old cleaner decides her life is over. Both are haunted by ghosts, but can Frieda help Angie find out what her long-dead father is trying to tell her? And can Angie help Frieda fight off the wolf that circles ever closer?

©2020 Amanda Larkman (P)2020 Amanda Larkman

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Such a wonderful read

Well this book has so many special parts to it, from the narration to the characters to the magic within the story.
I absolutely loved it.
The authors narration was perfect for the story.
Definitely recommend.

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Pleasantly suprised

Didn’t I think this would be my cup of tea but decided to give it a go and absolutely adored it. The characters were absorbing and thoroughly believable bringing a supernatural story into realistic terms. The characterisations where wonderful and incredibly human and very moving at times. The alternating chapters between each character gave great balance and the narration goes to good effort vocally to hear the differences. Anyone who can’t isn’t listening properly. I could have listened to the this book forever, comfort food for the soul. Would make a great tv series /tv movie.

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A Captivating Story

A lovely tale of friendship and witchcraft. It took me a little while to settle into the story but once it had pulled me in there was no escape! A wonderful new world, I am so pleased it is part of a trilogy as I want to enter again.

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Stick with it

It’s a lovey story. It rambles in places and is a little cut short in other parts. It would definitely make a good TV movie or series with a little tweaking. The characters are well thought through and believable. The whole book feels like a snapshot of what could have been a whole series of books, as Freddie the main character had led a long and adventurous life- only really hinted at briefly. The end seems a little rushed also. But all in all I really enjoy it.

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The Woman and the Witch

This is not my usual genre. Light enjoyable listen. Occasionally difficult to distinguish characters by this narrator's voice.

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Good listen.

Enjoyed this book. Interesting to listen to and the storyline was good.
A nice light, easy listen .
Only problem was the narrator. Had a hard time differentiating between the characters but still enjoyed it.

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  • 04-05-22

Modern Witchy Tale

This is a unique and enthralling modern witchy story. It took me a while to get into but once I did I was enthralled and didn't want to stop listening until the end. It is very well written with a great storyline. The author paints the two protagonists beautifully, and even managed to make me warm to Frieda by the end. The settings are also very well described enabling me to picture them in my mind as I listened.

I wasn't keen on the narration. I think this is part of the reason it took me a while to get into the book. It would have helped if the narrator had used different voices for the women so that it was easier to know who was talking.

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  • Sarah Inman
  • 18-04-22

Good story, Narration confusing

So I really like this story. I got interested right away because I hadn't heard anything like it before. However, the narrator sounds very young and goes back-and-forth between playing a 100 your old woman and a 50-year-old woman. Not changing her voice at all for either one. So I was constantly trying to figure out who was speaking. The characters could just have easily been a sixty-year-old woman and a 30-year-old woman but I digress.
Also, the time era is peculiar. When the book starts out you feel like it's the 18th century in a small village in England… It very well could be aside from references to Instagram and Facebook. You suddenly realize this is a current day story.
The protagonist isn't described enough to be a hated or feared character in my opinion.
All that aside, Angie is my spirit animal! She's a super fun character and I enjoyed getting to know her lol

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  • Rebecca
  • 16-04-21

Read me!

Loved everything about this book. Especially the author’s wonderful narration. Get this book and see for yourself!