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  • Witchin' USA

  • A Moonstone Bay Cozy Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Amanda M. Lee
  • Narrated by: Angel Clark
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (37 ratings)

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Summary

Hadley Hunter has lived a normal life, in a normal suburb, with a normal job and a normal father. All that changes when a grandmother she didn’t even know existed dies and leaves her a fabulous lighthouse on Moonstone Bay Island.

Hadley, ready for an adventure, decides to check things out and finds herself plunged into a world she never envisioned.

From the naked woman swimming in the ocean outside her back door to the hot sheriff who seems to be hiding a secret, Hadley is intrigued from the start. That’s before magical things start happening - including to Hadley - and a body washes up on the beach.

It seems Moonstone Bay has a killer on the loose...and he may be stalking Hadley, although no one can figure out why.

Things are about to spiral for Moonstone Bay’s newest reluctant - and baffled - witch. She has to learn about the past, investigate the present, and hold on to her future for dear life. Along the way, she will meet a bevy of new friends who have a few particular abilities...and a lot of really odd quirks.

Set sail for adventure, because once you visit Moonstone Bay, you’ll never be the same again.

©2018 Amanda M. Lee (P)2018 Amanda M. Lee

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Shrill voice, stator very disappointing

Wanted to slap the heroine . First and last time with this author and narrator. Shame as premise was good

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Not so cozy

This book looked interesting but I'm left disappointed. I guess it's more suited to young adults than to an old male like myself. I found the heroine too whiney for my liking. And, as a cozy mystery, it's too loaded with sex, thankfully not the graphic type. I'm afraid I'm going to return it - there's no way I would want to re-listen to it, or listen to any of its sequels.

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Good narration awful story

Honestly this doesn't work on so many levels - a woman moves to an island to take up residence in a lighthouse left to her by a grandmother she didn't know she had, is told that her grandmother was murdered by a serial killer (but only after coming across another of the killer's victims on the beach by the lighthouse), the alcoholism is a popular feature of island life, the locals are conspiring to keep her in the dark about pretty much everything on the island, the sherif drugs her into unconsciousness, and gets into bed with her... and she not only remains on the island, but carries on interacting with the shrerif as if he hadn't done something that would be absolutely unforgivable to any reasonable person, and his attitude of unrelenting condescension was nothing to object to... So, so many levels or wrongness.

On the whole, not really a book I'd recommend to anyone.









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fun read

A fun read with lots of twists and turns. plenty of promise for further stories. easy reading.

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  • 22-01-18

Elayne62

A brilliant new book from the wonderfully talented Amanda M. Lee. I do hope this is a new series. It was very different from her other series and my imagination can only speculate on the unlimited places this series could go! I can't wait for book 2.🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗

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Loved this!

I really loved this and I'd thoroughly recommend it and the whole series. The narrator isn't my favourite, I find her a little whiny, but it isn't awful and doesn't put you off the great the stories. I've now listened to all in this series and am re-listening - always a sign of a great series! This was my first series by Amanda M Lee and I'll definitely be working my way through the others. Thank you Amanda!

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Enjoyable listen

Only thing missing was post college history, as difficult to work out main characters age and what profession she had prior to arriving on the island. Look g forward to next in series

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Amazing

I love love love this book!.
This book has everything, humour, romance, murder and mystery.

the narration can get a little squeaky and the voice can get a little muddled but you can hear the emotions and really get into the story.

couldn't put this down and spent all day listening

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  • Dawn
  • 27-01-18

Narrator almost ruined it for me

Unfortunately, the narrator almost ruined it for me. She sounded like a petulant child. The story was good enough for me to overlook the narration.

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  • Myra
  • 19-08-18

I really wanted to enjoy this book

So the plot was almost non existent as the main character was too busy whining about ......okay everything. I have seen reviews that say it was the narrator, I think that she read the book brilliantly as it was written. The book was whiny. For every forty pages of whining you got a little snip of story line to maybe keep moving along.

Oh and as for all the female characters, you cannot call men sexist whilst referring to each other as sluts and whores. Where do you think they learned to disrespect you?

I think a 12 year old girl would find this book entertaining, but I fear how it would influence her.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-10-18

voice like nails on a chalkboard

Headache inducing screech of a voice. Never will I listen to that narrator again. avoid!

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  • MaryAnn
  • 18-10-18

Hard to like

I found it hard to like any of the characters in this book, frankly. And the whiny voice of the protagonist actually spoiled any bit of enjoyment I may have had for the book.

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  • Brenda
  • 08-03-19

A difficult lisen

I liked the story but I could enjoy because the reader was horrible. I don't think I will get another book that she is the reader.

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  • Susie Bennett
  • 13-06-18

A story about normalizing sexual harassment.

If you're into the normalization of cops sexually harassing the citizens they're supposed to be protecting, this is the book for you! What the author seems to consider "romance" is ruining what would otherwise be a great story. (Well, except that I also easily figured out who did it and their motive by, like, page 2!)

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  • Megan Collins
  • 01-05-18

Painful to listen

What did you like best about Witchin' USA? What did you like least?

I liked the set up for the Moonstone Bay universe. As someone who LOVES Nocturne Falls books, I thought I'd give this a try. Based on previous reviews, I thought this would be a great read.

What I liked least is a longer list. The beginning of the book was slow, dialogue painful. I had to ask myself where was the editor during all this??? I look for characters that I can identify with, something about them that grabs me and makes me care about them.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Most interesting could have been the main character coming to grips with the way things worked on Moonstone Bay.

How could the performance have been better?

I was so distracted by the reader that I had trouble focusing on the book. The reader needs to work on her male voices, which mostly sounded stupid or slow.

Angel Clark has narrated so many books (I just checked), but I was unfamiliar with her work.

Did Witchin' USA inspire you to do anything?

Yes, write a review.

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  • G. Smith
  • 18-01-18

Another great book! Wonderful new series!

Luv, Luv it! I look forward to the next book in the series! Amanda M Lee can not write a bad book.

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  • Autumn
  • 25-03-19

Juvenile

I wish I'd listened to this before the year was up. Juvenile, child-like narrator. Silly narration and boring plot. Pass.

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  • libby b
  • 21-10-18

Beginning of a cute story

This would’ve been one of those books better read as the narrators voice is so full of inappropriate ups and downs at the wrong places it was distracting from the storyline.

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