Author: N.E. Conneely
Narratora: Jeff Hays, Laurie Catherine Winkel
Series: A Witch’s Path, Book 4
Length: 7 hours 25 minutes
Publisher: N.E. Conneely
Released: Jan. 16, 2018
Genre: Paranormal, Supernatural
Michelle has been figuring out what her life is like now that the demon has been killed, and Sylvia and Varro are dead. Even the clans of witches trying to attract her to their way of life have backed off and given her a chance to grieve. Her relationship with Elron is stronger than ever, but there are things left unsaid.
On the way to her parents’ wedding, the delicate calm she’d been living in is broken. Witches are out for her blood, her family is caught in the crossfire, and friendships are threatened. Work doesn’t let up either, and she partners up with Elron to deal with magic gone wild. Michelle finds that her problems are larger than one clan of witches, and is forced to choose between the people she holds dear and the way of life she loves.
This is the fourth book in a series, following A Witch’s Trial. It is a standalone novel, however, your experience will be greatly enhanced if you’ve heard the previous books.
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.
Laurie got into voiceover by studying with the legendary dialect expert Paul Meier and hosting the teen program for a nonprofit for the blind, Kansas Audio Reader. She speaks French fluently and, before diving into audiobooks, lived and performed for some time in France. She’s racking up some bizarre credits, playing a range of characters onscreen from Disney princesses to horror scream queens, and proving her audio versatility by narrating everything from cowboy romances to action-packed GameLit fantasy trolls. You can also catch her in a few VR video games. Her favorite is playing confident, power-hungry, whip-smart anti-heroines.
Like Jeff Hays, she hails from the Kansas City area but currently lives in Atlanta.
Why do all the good books have to end??? Every time I finish a book in this series I am a little sad! I loved every book I’ve listened to until now and I will love the next ones as well! After 4 books, I am still not tired of the characters and the problems they face.
In “A Witch’s Concern”, Michelle has to face the issue of her not pertaining to any clan. As we know from the previous books, her grandmother has taken an interest in her, as in she needs an heir for the leadership of her clan. And who better than her powerful niece? Now, Michelle definitely doesn’t have time for that! Between her parents’ long overdue wedding and ridding the world of demons, she really has no time for more family drama. Yet, trouble has a way of appearing when you least need it.
My initial thought when starting the audiobook was in regards to the narration. Hearing a different voice on Michelle’s part was something that I had to adjust with. And since we speak about the narration, Laurie Catherine Winkel is a beautiful addition to the story, even if I was used to hearing Jeff Hays more. I also noticed a slight lack in coordination when saying some of the names (they pronounce the differently), but that’s me being mean and prickly. I loved them both and they did a wonderful job!
Back to the story now. We see a Michelle more confident and even ready to rely on her family and friends for more moral support. She is overwhelmed and all the fights she has had to take catch up with her. But she stands tall and has faith in her powers. She knows she can find a way out in every situation. And her bond with Elron grows tighter; they take timid steps toward something more. We see the medallions they’ve received at the end of book 4 work their magic as well.
Witchcraft and demons are at work in this beautiful continuation of “Witch for Hire”. I loved every minute I spent with the story and I will never get tired of it. N. E Conneely is amazing at building stories that one will never get tired of!
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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.
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