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Half Spent Was the Night

The Witches' Yuletide: Ami McKay's Witches, Book 2
Auteur(s): Ami McKay
Narrateur(s): Ami McKay
Série: The Witches of New York, Livre 1.5
Durée: 1 h et 35 min
4,3 out of 5 stars (9 évaluations)

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Description

Beloved author Ami McKay is back, bringing us a magical follow-up in the tradition of Victorian winter tales to her mesmerizing best seller, The Witches of New York.

During the nights between Christmas and New Year's, the witches of New York - Adelaide Thom, Eleanor St. Clair and the youngest, Beatrice Dunn - gather before the fire to tell ghost stories and perform traditional Yuletide divinations. (Did you know that roasting chestnuts was once used to foretell one's fate?) 

As the witches roast chestnuts and melt lead to see their fate, a series of odd messengers land on their doorstep bearing invitations for a New Year's Eve masquerade hosted by a woman they've never met. Gossip, dreams, and portents follow, leading the witches to question the woman's motives. Is she as benevolent as she seems or is she laying a trap? And so, as Gilded-Age New York prepares to ring in the new year, the witches don their finery and head for the ball, on the hunt for answers that might well be the end of them.

©2018 Ami McKay (P)2018 Knopf Canada

Ce que les critiques en disent

“The sequel to Ami McKay’s The Witches of New York is worth the wait.” (Parents Canada)

“A Christmas ghost story is a tradition that hearkens back to pagan times and earlier. McKay’s sweet little book about three witches makes a lovely stocking stuffer.” (Deborah Dundas, The Hamilton Spectator

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Short but sweet

I loved this book, the author does a fantastic job however I was disappointed it was so short. As part of the Audible monthly audiobook club I don’t feel that it should have taken an entire credit for this short story.

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  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Abigail M
  • 2019-01-17

Disappointed

I’m pretty disappointed that I used a credit to get this. First, it was super short. That’s my fault for not reading the description more thoroughly, but I would think Audible should have something so brief be a “two fer “ or similar pricing. The story was lacking. Predictable, and it seems rushed. Almost as if the author wanted to hurry up and get something written, rather than spending the time to carefully construct a story. Lastly, the performance was very hard to listen to. The different pronunciation of character names from the first book really grated on me, and the reader was not skilled in voice changes so it was confusing at times which character was speaking. Can’t recommend this book at its full price. Still entertaining, but with some big flaws.

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  • Meg
  • 2018-10-24

Not worth the credit

Didn't realize it was a short story otherwise wouldn't have wasted a credit on it.

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  • Alicia Castro
  • 2019-04-14

I want more...

I loved Witches of New York and this follow-up novella was perfection except that now I am craving more. I really hope this isn’t the last time Ami McKay visits these characters. It was delightful, but I want a proper sequel not a mere hour and a half tease...

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  • Laura B
  • 2019-05-21

Short ..very short

Was a decent story but 1.5 hrs long. 17$ for a short story..? Feels like half the book is missing

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  • No Name, Please
  • 2019-09-08

Too short for a full price.

I can't get beyond the fact that I paid $14.70 for a short story. Yes, I should have noticed, but I have come to count on Audible to be reliable and fair.

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  • paula
  • 2019-10-30

Big mistake

I loved the first book. The audio book story was told so well. Eager to get the second, I was very disappointed by the authors read of the book. The author doesn’t differentiate between the characters voices well enough to understand the story without paying close attention. Leave the reading to someone more professional, and less nasal sounding. Something was lost with in the audio story version this time.

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  • Penelope R. Carpenter
  • 2019-04-18

Very Short Book!

It would have been a good epilogue at the end of Witches of New York. A little unhappy about getting 6 chapters for the price.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Melissa Clarke
  • 2020-09-28

I wish there was more!

This was a really enjoyable follow-up to the Witches of New York, I only wish there was more! The author gives a fantastic performance of the characters that is very similar to the narration of the first book. It is a lively story that provides not only some relief from the heavy subject matter of the first book, but also a great teaser for more books to come.

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  • Heather
  • 2020-08-10

Disappointed

I really enjoyed the first book, and bought this one with the hopes of something fun and short that would last me through until the next one. Unfortunately, the author seemed pleased with her story, but somehow forgot to express the characters through their voices. No accents, like the last narrator, so it was sometimes hard to keep track of who was speaking. The story seemed lost, and incredibly lazy, as though she was trying to answer the questions left from the last book, but only more were left in its wake. The way she explains the demon away? Lazy. I also hated that this one was done in the third person, unlike the way the first one was written. It's written as though you're a fly on the wall, instead of in the minds of the characters. I'd also prefer it if less time has gone by, because it feels like so much was missed. All in all, I kind of wish this hadn't been written.

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  • bluedrgn52
  • 2020-05-26

good except for narration

good quick book but leave the narration to Julia! I missed her on this one.