Would-Be Witch Audiobook by Kimberly Frost (review)

Posted by on Nov 27, 2013 in Reviews | 8 comments

Review of: Would-Be Witch Audiobook
Kimberly Frost

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On November 27, 2013
Last modified:November 10, 2015


Would-Be Witch Audiobook

By: Kimberly Frost

Narrated by: Mandy Siegfried

Published by: Penguin Audio 08/02/2010

Would-be Witch Audiobook Cover


2.5 Stars rating

Southern Witch series # 1

7 hrs and 44 mins

Paranormal Romance

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The promising debut of a hot new voice in paranormal romance – and the first of the Southern Witch novels. The family magic seems to have skipped over Tammy Jo Trask. All she gets are a few untimely visits from long-dead, smart-mouthed family ghost Edie. But when her locket – an heirloom that happens to hold Edie’s soul – is stolen in the midst of a town-wide crime spree, it’s time for Tammy to find her inner witch. After a few experiences with her dysfunctional magic, Tammy turns to the only person in small-town Duval, Texas, who can help: the very rich and highly magical Bryn Lyons. He might have all the answers – and a 007 savoir- faire to boot – but the locket isn’t the only heirloom passed down in Tammy’s family. She also inherited a warning: stay away from Lyons. ©2009 Kimberly Frost (P)2010 Penguin Audio

Sample of Would-Be Witch audiobook

Reviewed by ML Simmons

I thought this would be a light-hearted and funny story.  I did not find it as such.  I found that most of the characters a little on the stupid side.

I thought that this book made everyone in the southern Texas town out to be morons.  I thought Tammy Jo was weak for allowing her ex-husband to continue to control her life even after a divorce.  Very much the Southern, small-minded stereotype at work throughout the entire story.  The only characters that seemed to have any sense to them were Bryn and Lenox Lyons, who were from out-of-town.   This heroine is probably one of the most ignorant characters I’ve ever read.

There is a difference between a heroine who seems to constantly get herself into trouble, but is still strong and smart.  Rachel Morgan in the Hollows series is a great example.  She constantly makes some decisions that are not always the best, and forced to choose between a bad decision and a worse decision.

In this book, Tammy Jo, just seems like a dumb character who can’t seem to get out of her way and has to turn to her cat to make decisions.  You know, I talk to my animals, but I truly believe that this character expected the cat to make decisions for her.

Narration of Would-Be Witch

C +

The narration for this book was okay and felt like it went well with the book.  The narrator did make the character sound a little on the dumb side, but to me that fit really well with this character.  I would be willing to try a different series with this narrator, but I really have no intention of continuing with this series.

The Author

Kimberly Frost

Voices behind the books

Mandy Siegfried

Mandy Siegfried

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  1. I clicked on your post after I saw the cover in my Bloglovin’ stream because it looked interesting but after reading your 2.5 star review now I’m not so sure. I have no time to waste on so-so books so I think I’m gonna pass. Thanks for being honest! I hate dumb characters. 🙁

    • I listened to this book after seeing several people who rated it high. They found it funny, I just found her stupid. I’m like you, there are entirely too many books out there with great, smart heroes and heroines to waste my time with dumb ones.

  2. I also saw good ratings for this book, and that’s why I got it a while back. Humor is a funny thing..LOL What’s funny to some is just dumb to others. Eventually I will try it, it won’t be soon tho.
    I don’t like rolling my eyes when I read/listen, I know that.

  3. Yeah, I was disappointed. Usually, I can find at least a chuckle, but nothing on this one. Though, I’m usually more of a snarky funny person, not a dumb funny person.

  4. I have had this one for awhile and haven’t gotten to it yet. I will some day though. It sounds like the humor was off but it was just rereleased. I wonder if it was updated any…

    • I don’t know if it was updated or not. I’m not sure which version this was either.

  5. lmao – what, your cat doesn’t give you advice?! Yes, Rachel Morgan is a great example of a heroine always in trouble but pulling through stronger. I’m thinking I won’t jump through hoops to read this.

    • I don’t have a cat, but I do talk to my dog. He doesn’t give me advise though. He would just tell me to stay on the sofa and cuddle longer. 🙂

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