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The Wicked Deep

Written by: Shea Ernshaw
Narrated by: Casey Turner
Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
4 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Hocus Pocus and Practical Magic meets the Salem witch trials in this haunting story about three sisters on a quest for revenge - and how love may be the only thing powerful enough to stop them.

Welcome to the cursed town of Sparrow...where, two centuries ago, three sisters were sentenced to death for witchery. Stones were tied to their ankles, and they were drowned in the deep waters surrounding the town.

Now, for a brief time each summer, the sisters return, stealing the bodies of three weak-hearted girls so that they may seek their revenge, luring boys into the harbor and pulling them under.

Like many locals, 17-year-old Penny Talbot has accepted the fate of the town. But this year, on the eve of the sisters' return, a boy named Bo Carter arrives, unaware of the danger he has just stumbled into.

Mistrust and lies spread quickly through the salty, rain-soaked streets. The townspeople turn against one another. Penny and Bo suspect each other of hiding secrets. And death comes swiftly to those who cannot resist the call of the sisters.

But only Penny sees what others cannot. And she will be forced to choose: save Bo or save herself.

©2018 Shea Ernshaw (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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A Good Story

I enjoyed this one, and I’m looking forward to the show! Great reading by Casey!

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J'ai adoré l'atmosphère.

L'atmosphère est génial, très sorcières de salem. J'aurais pris un plus de détails et allongé un peu plus l'histoire mais en somme c'est un très bon livre stand alone.

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  • HARRIS'
  • 2018-04-10

can't keep my attention. I tried to like it.

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

It was good at putting me to sleep.

Has The Wicked Deep turned you off from other books in this genre?

No.

Would you be willing to try another one of Casey Turner’s performances?

No

Did The Wicked Deep inspire you to do anything?

sleep

Any additional comments?

Reader was just soft and mellow so she didn't make the story very exciting.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Tya Jackson
  • 2018-04-24

I tried...

I decided to give this book a shot, despite some of the negative reviews and I had a hard time with it. The story itself is very interesting but I could not get past the narrator. Her voice was so flat and kept putting me to sleep.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Brad&Britney
  • 2018-06-10

PERFECT WITCH BOOK

I loved this book!!! Omg. For starters, I listened to the audiobook. I absolutely HATED the narrator. The production was muffled and her voice was kind of grating. She didn’t do any voices and just read the novel through with no feeling whatsoever.

Now for the positives: this book gave me Hocus Pocus Realness. Three witchy sisters come back and drown three men/boys (each) to wreak revengeful havoc on the town that killed them two centuries ago. I expected so much from this book and I feel like it really gave me everything I was looking Magic, treachery, Deceit, mayhem, and romance. What I wasn’t expecting was the ending—holy smokes!!! It literally came up behind me and slapped me in the butt and pulled my hair. My jaw DROPPED!!

I think this author’s writing is superb. She has a phenomenal and concrete way of describing things and feelings instead of just using fancy metaphors that make me focus less on the actual story being told. I think the author must have had the ending pictured out before beginning the book because her story was executed so well.

I will ALWAYS recommend this book to those who love witchcraft and stories about magic.

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  • Tiffany Remediz
  • 2018-04-05

The Wicked Deep

I really enjoyed this book and it constantly had be guessing. I loved how the chapters would finish with a small bit of info into the past just to give you a bit more of story, bit by bit.
I had so many questions during this book and it all came together into the end. Kept me listening. Kept me wanting more information. Loved it!!!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2018-03-15

Wicked witches

The story was good but the narrator had this monotone voice.I found myself falling asleep a couple of times.

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  • Fletch
  • 2018-03-19

Young Teen book without a story or plot

What disappointed you about The Wicked Deep?

In my family's opinion the author ONLY focused on appealing to Young Teen girls with over the top descriptions of every last single emotion the characters felt and lots of manufactured drama. This emotional over explanation felt like filler instead of tools to help develop the plot.The over the top teen drama made it impossible to finish. My family, including two teen girls, started this book on a recent road trip stopped listening after 3 hours. I quote "Finally" was the teens' response when I switched to the radio. They went on to ask "where was that story going to go and why was she, the main character, so dumb." I think the issue was in character development, if you are going to use supernatural powers you have to explain their limits early to the reader. Instead we know exactly how she felt about every last darn thing she encountered.

Would you ever listen to anything by Shea Ernshaw again?

No.

What does Casey Turner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Too much teen drama.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I couldn't find a redeeming quality if I tried.

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  • crlenn
  • 2019-03-16

Don't waste your credit.

I try to set one rule for myself when reading a book. If you don't like it after two chapters, don't read another word. That being said, this book was purchased with my monthly Audible credit which equates to sixteen dollars and some change each month. Needless to say, I felt obligated to push through to the end. A waste of my time and my credit. The idea for this book was good, it's the execution that didn't work. The were a lot of holes in the plot and it didn't exactly hold my attention. Part of the reason for this was that the characters were just very cookie-cutter, one-dimensional characters. The dialogue fell flat and it was all too easy to guess what each character was going to do or say next. The only thing I really liked about the book was the setting. The narrator also did a good job. Her voice was fitting for the theme of the story. Overall, don't waste your money. Rent it from the library if you really want to read it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-03-01

Narrator sounds like she’s gasping for air after every sentence...

That’s my only complaint. Narrator sounds like she can’t breath, so the constant sound of what sounds like gasping is just a smidge annoying. But overall, story is good!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-02-12

Very positively surprising!

This really surprised me! I already thought that the plot was very interesting but I definitely didn't expect this! The story is just put togethet so well, I highly recommend it!

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  • Tina
  • 2019-02-02

The ending wrung our my heart.

I loved this book so much. I thought it was going to be a nice little tale, a quick read, but it was a luscious slow burn with a thoughtful narrative voice that sucked me in , just like the sisters suck boys into the ocean.

I did not see the twist at the end, I was totally thrown but could find little plot lines and clues when I reread.

And the ending wrung my heart!

Love love love!!!