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Two Witches and a Whiskey by Annette Marie #2021AudiobookChallenge @TantorAudio

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Hello, fellow audiobook fans. Today, I’d like to share my thoughts about Two Witches and a Whiskey by Annette Marie. The third book in Annette’s urban fantasy series, The Guild Codex: Spellbound. My thanks to the publisher, Tantor Audio, for the audiobook in exchange for a candid review.

What’s Two Witches and a Whiskey about?

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Two Witches and a Whiskey by Annette Marie #2021AudiobookChallenge @TantorAudioMy Rating:
Title: Two Witches and a Whiskey by Annette Marie
Series: The Guild Codex: Spellbound #3
Published by Dark Owl Fantasy Incorporated, Tantor Audio on 8 February, 2019
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Action & Adventure, New Adult (NA)
Narrator: Cris Dukehart
Length: 8 hours 9 Minutes
No. of Pages: 328

Three months ago, I landed a job as a bartender. But not at a bar--at a guild. Yeah, the magic kind.

I'm not a badass mage like my three smokin' hot best friends. I'm not a sorcerer or an alchemist, or even a wussy witch. I'm just a human, slinging drinks like a pro and keeping my non-magical nose out of mythic business. Seriously, I know my limits.

So why am I currently standing in a black-magic ritual circle across from a fae lord?

Somewhere behind me, my three mage friends are battling for their lives. Somewhere near my feet is the rogue witch I just knocked out with a stolen spell. And I have about five seconds to convince this very angry sea god not to shmoosh me like a bug.

I'm pretty sure this wasn't in the job description.


Source: ARC

I received this ARC for free in exchange for an honest review. This doesn't affect my opinion of the book or influence the content of my review.

Review Format: Audiobook, eBook
Purchase Links: Books2Read - Universal eBook Link ¦ Audible* ¦ Book Depository*

Listened To: 14th – 16th April 2021

What did I think about it?

An Action-Packed Adventure Story That Gripped Me From Start To Finish.

Annette Marie is still a relatively new-to-me author. However, this is the third audiobook of hers I’ve listened to. I’ve quickly become engrossed into this world of Mythics, danger and secrecy.

Two Witches and a Whiskey had all the aspects that I look for in a great story.

I really like Annette’s writing style. Two Witches and a Whiskey has a well thought out plot, with enough action, conflict, and humour to keep me engaged. Tori is a great character and exhibits many of the personality traits that I love; resilience, humour and self-reliance. However, she’s continuing to grow and develop with each book. The other main characters play an important role in Tori’s story too. Aaron, Kai and Ezra are amazing characters and I love that we’re learning more about them.

Cris Dukehart’s performance felt perfect for this story.

I liked the pace at which Cris reads the story and her slight tonal adjustments for the dialogue. Cris has definitely captured Tori’s character and the feel of the story brilliantly in her narration.

You’ll be pleased to know that Annette doesn’t leave us with nasty cliffhangers.

The threat and mystery in this story are satisfactorily concluded by the end. However, I’m left keen to find out what Tori will get caught up with next and how the events in this story will affect her life.

I’d recommend Two Witches and a Whiskey to fans of action and adventure stories. Especially those enjoy escapades within urban fantasy settings and don’t mind a bit of slow-burn romance thrown in.

Has my review of Two Witches and a Whiskey encouraged you to find out more? ‘Course it has! 😉 Click on any of my links to check it out yourself. Keep reading to find out more about this series and its author.

The Guild Codex: Spellbound by Annette Marie

Welcome to the Crow & Hammer. Meet Tori. Sassy redhead, ex-waitress with an attitude, and human bartender of a magic guild. Three Mages and a Margarita opens the hilarious and heart-warming Guild Codex series.

Books in the Series

I’ve fallen in love with this series. Click on the book title to be whisked away to my review in a new tab.

As promised, here’s Annette’s bio.

About Annette Marie

Annette Marie Author Photo

Annette Marie is the author of YA urban fantasy series Steel & Stone, its prequel trilogy Spell Weaver, romantic fantasy trilogy Red Winter, and sassy UF series The Guild Codex.

Her first love is fantasy, but fast-paced adventures and tantalizing forbidden romances are her guilty pleasures. She proudly admits she has a thing for dragons, and her editor has politely inquired as to whether she intends to include them in every book.

Annette lives in the frozen winter wasteland of Alberta, Canada (okay, it’s not quite that bad). She shares her life with her husband and their furry minion of darkness—sorry, cat—Caesar.

When not writing, she can be found elbow-deep in one art project or another while blissfully ignoring all adult responsibilities.

And because this is a review about an audiobook, here’s the narrator’s bio.

About Cris Dukehart

Narrator - Cris Dukehart

An award-winning storyteller and a graduate of Johns Hopkins University, Cris Dukehart has narrated over 300 books in a plethora of genres, from romance, science fiction, and young adult to children's literature and autobiography.

Her voice, with an endearing mix of sweetness and pluck, can be heard around the world and across the Web in commercials, e-learning projects, and corporate narrations.

An Audie Nominee and Earphones Award Winner, she lives with her daughter and a hairy white monster dog, dividing her time between a little Post-it Note Cottage in Pennsylvania and a mountaintop house in the Caribbean.

Thank you for stopping by and for taking the time to read my thoughts about Who Witches and a Whiskey. Have you read this one or any others by Annette Marie? Drop a comment below, I’d love to hear from you.

I’m enjoying this series so much that I’ve recently added Annette to my favourites page. Before you go, check out who else is listed in my A to Z of Amazing Authors. Is your favourite author on my list?

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I bought a Kindle in the summer of 2013 and haven't stopped reading since. If you want to know more about me, check out my blog - www.florasmusings.com

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