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Llegó en excelentes condiciones, la edición es practica y bonita En relación a la trama, los personajes son algo planos y en momentos algo molestos, la narrativa es ágil y fácil de llevar. Es comentaba para niños; sin embargo considero mejor para mayores de 14, por la extensión y ciertls temas dentro de la trama
My thanks to Simon & Schuster Audio U.K. for a review copy via NetGalley of the audiobook edition of ‘A Pinch of Magic’ by Michelle Harrison. It was published in March 2019. I already own its Kindle edition and did a dual read/listen for an immersive reading experience.
The audiobook is unabridged, with a run time of 8 hours, 44 minutes at 1x. It is narrated by Nicky Diss.
‘A Pinch of Magic’ is the kind of children’s fiction suitable for ages 9-99. It focuses upon the three Widdershins sisters, Betty, Fliss, and Charlie. They live with their grandmother, Bunny, in their family’s pub, The Poacher’s Pocket, on the isle of Crowstone. When they discover that the women of their family are cursed, they seek a way to break it and end up having adventures.
While this novel works fine as a stand-alone, it is the first in the Widdershins Sisters trilogy. The second ‘A Sprinkle of Sorcery’ was published in February and the final book due in early 2021.
I have read a couple of Michelle Harrison‘s previous novels and found them both delightful. ‘A Pinch of Magic’ confirmed my admiration for her work. It was wonderful, full of magic and adventures and infused with gentle humour.
The audiobook’s narrator, Nicky Diss, has narrated a number of Michelle Harrison’s titles for Simon & Schuster Audio. Her voice is rich and warm, with a wide range that created a sense of the individual characters. I felt that she did an excellent job of bringing the novel vividly to life.
This is the fantastic,atmospheric and absorbing story of three sisters , a deathly curse and the magical objects that may doom or save the siblings from a century old, dark destiny. A Pinch of Magic hooked me immediately with the dark and brooding setting of Crowstone and the mysterious past history of it's feared prison and tower and the imprisoned Witch bent on revenge. In the present day of the story , the Widdershin sisters learn of the curse that now follows them and are a force to be reckoned with. It's impossible not to be charmed,engaged and emotionally invested in each one of them during their frantic quest to beat the curse that binds them to remain in the dank misery of Crowestone or face certain death. There is danger and treachery around every corner and just the right level of threat and fear for the reader's nerves to jangle. The story pits the loyalty and the trust of the Widdershin sisters (despite their differences) against the betrayal and jealousy of the past where young witch Sorcha's magic is exposed by bitter ,cruel sister Prue and sets in motion a handed down curse against Prue's future relations. Add two escaped prisoners , who add both elements of real villiany and real friendship to the sisters and you have a nail biting journey of a tale. Many years ago , as a young reader, I fell in love with the dramas of the March sisters in Little Women and now I have a whole new sisterly set of siblings to hopefully follow and be captivated by with the Widdershin girls!
Two nights in a row now found my child way past her bedtime (after 10pm) reading. We also had a fight about us cycling to school cause she wanted to read in a car. In words of my 8year old "IT is sooooo good I can't stop reading it" Thank you!!!!!!!!!