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Wandfasted

Written by: Laurie Forest
Narrated by: Jesse Vilinsky
Series: The Black Witch Chronicles, Book 0.5
Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Magic, romance, and adventure collide in Wandfasted, the irresistible prequel to The Black Witch.

When they painted Heretics on our barn and set fire to it, I thought that was the worst it could get.

Until they sent the dragons.

But they didn't count on us having dragons of our own. And they certainly didn't count on Her. Our Great Mage. The Bringer of Fire. The Storm of Death. The Crow Sorceress. Our Deliverance.

The Black Witch.

©2017 Laurie Forest (P)2018 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited

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  • Traci S.
  • 2018-06-01

LOVE this book, but not the narrator

I so wanted to love this audio book, I have been anxiously awaiting it's release and sadly it's so disappointing. I absolutely love this novella and have read it multiple times, and The Black Witch audio book is possibly my favorite audio book release of last year. But this falls so short of the narration quality and elegance that makes The Black Witch so good. This recording is dramatically over acted and super screechy. I wasn't even able to finish the book it became so annoying to listen to. I highly recommend reading this novella, it is a wonderful prequel to The Black Witch. And DEFINITELY treat yourself to listening to Jill Whelans reading of The Black Witch, it is superb!!!

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  • lisa
  • 2018-05-30

The narrator was abysmal

The narrator sounded like she was giving her first book report in the fifth grade

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  • mariah
  • 2018-08-21

We were so let down!

My three teens and I loved the first book. We were looking forward to hearing this book on our travels. If you like teen romance stories that repeat themselves over and over, you will like this! We struggled through listening to this, even skipping forward on the annoying romance bits. The actor was good but, too much winning and crying. Such a let down!

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  • carol
  • 2019-01-17

Awful awful Narrator!!

The narrator is exhausting to listen to. Her voice is a “ calamity after calamity “ constant high shrill screech. The story is great. Good background for the Black Witch series if you can struggle through the narrator. I’ve listened to many many audible books. This narrator is the worst I’ve encountered

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-06-12

This reader is horrible

Unsteady voice. Bad modulation. High pitched and screachy. Horrible change to other characters. Redo with Juia Whealen is called for. Please dont let this one read anything else....the only voice she knows is desperation.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-05-31

narrator is terrible.

I have been waiting on this one to be released as I loved the first one but this Narrator just ruins it. not even 30 mins in and not sure I can tolerate the rest. so disappointed.

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  • Tanya
  • 2018-07-16

Great book horrible narrator.

I’ve read the other books in the series, and the books are awesome. It’s taken me several tries to listen to this book, because the narrators voice is high and squeaky, and VERY difficult to listen to.

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  • Beth
  • 2018-09-24

Confused: Terrible reader

I found this series last week. Instead of reading in order of when the books were written I read in order of the time frame they were set in. In other words, I started with this book.

I found the narrator to be so distracting and lacking I’m not sure if the story is actually poorly written as well. I sincerely struggled to finish the book because the narrator was so bad. She made an 8 year old sound like a 4 year old.

I am now reading The Black Witch and the entire experience is a thousand times improved which initially made me feel like the same author could not have written both books... I found that this book explained way too much and droned on too long about predictable story points. I felt the writing of this story and the thought process of the author. Where as in The Black Witch I am completely enthralled and lost in the story.

One thing I am clear on is the narrator is terrible.

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  • oddness
  • 2020-08-04

Great Story. Unfortunate Reading

I loved the story! Details in this book helped me understand certain things that transpire in the Black Witch Chronicles. My biggest problem was the performer of this book. Every sentence sounded like a question. Her inflections went up at the end of almost every sentence, and the tone was halting. It was difficult to get into the story. The reader for The Black Witch Chronicles paints such vivid pictures that it was difficult to adjust to this telling.

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  • 🌺 Kyarha 📷
  • 2020-06-17

lovely love story

it sets the ground for the following books in the series. The narrator doesn't read very well the emphasis written in the book, she makes a lot of high pitched voices and whiney dialogues... but overall, still ok to listen to.