Author: N.E. Conneely
Narrator: Jeff Hays, Soundbooth Theater
Series: A Witch’s Path, Book 2
Length: 7 hours 26 minutes
Publisher: N.E. Conneely
Released: Aug. 27, 2015
Genre: Paranormal, Supernatural
After a near death experience, Michelle has vowed to do her job, magical assistance for the police, and leave the heroics to someone else. Besides, life should be settling down for her since the trolls have been captured and the sorceress was neutralized. Unfortunately, the power behind the sorceress wants her dead, Elron starts acting funny, a magical creature wreaks havoc on a town, and there’s trouble with the werewolves. As if that wasn’t enough, the clans have started to notice her power and she has more reasons than ever to fear the clans.
Things go from bad to worse when Michelle’s best friend is abducted, and she must decide between her friend and her vow to stay out of dangerous situations.
N.E. Conneely lives in northern Georgia with her dog and a mountain of books. They sweat through the summer and freeze through the winter, and life as they know it comes to an end when so much as a single snowflake falls out of the sky. For fun, N.E. plays with her dog, reads, knits, crochets, paints, and does tie-dyeing and origami. She makes a great pizza and is currently negotiating with her husband about raising sea monkeys and growing a vegetable garden.
Jeff Hays has made a name for himself in the audio book world by creating immersive experiences out of his productions. His versatility and authenticity in voicing characters, expressive low-impact narration, and dedication to offering the highest quality audio possible has earned him a loyal following of listeners. Having been fascinated with sound since he can remember, Jeff takes his background of composing and producing music, and his continual consumption of the avalanche of fictional media we all experience in these modern times, and uses it to inform his style of story telling in the audiobook realm.
And now, having produced more than 80 audio books and perfecting his craft, using the namesake of his live streaming narration show, the Soundbooth Theater shingle has been hung. Soundbooth Theater is dedicated to applying Jeff’s production methods to new audio books with other budding narrator talent, and expanding his scope from audio books, to voicing and producing animation.
Michelle continues growing as a witch in the second book of the series. She’s haunted by her clanlessness and not getting answers from her mother and new-found father. She needs to know — her life is in danger and she needs to understand who she is.
She continues to work with the police stations locally and is getting ever-increasingly popular because she gets the job done. Her strong magical powers are noticed by the community. Her relationship with Elron is an interesting one, which continues to grow as Elron learns how to date — humorous scenes of awkwardness.
While Michelle performs her job with the officials, spelled lion statues attach themselves to her. She puts then outside her bedroom after she gets an unwanted visitor in her bedroom. They will attack anyone not invited into her room. She collects quite a menagerie of animals as well as friends–all ready to help or protect her.
I enjoyed Michelle’s humor even during the worst of times, her quick thinking and her compassion for people, no matter the species. The community who watches out for her is growing as the fear of what wants Michelle dead coils tighter. Who is out there?
I’m enjoying this story. It’s interesting, well-paced and only leaves me wanting to listen to more. I love the narration, full of various species voices, a bit of Scot accent and some scary sounding voices, too. It’s extremely easy to read personalities through the narrators voices.
If you are a glutton for vampires, giants, leprechaun, unicorns, elves, demons, sorcerers, witches, shape-shifters, werewolves and others of the same ilk, this lively, animated story will amuse and intrigue.
I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Jeff Hays. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.