- N. N. Light
5+ stars for Witch's Gamble: The Witches of Vegas, Book 3 by @MarkRosendorf #yalit #uf #audiobook
Title: Witch's Gamble: The Witches of Vegas, Book 3
Author: Mark Rosendorf
Narrator: Jeffery Lynn Hutchins
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy, YA Time Travel
It's been nearly 200 years since Isis, Zack, and the Witches of Vegas saved New Salem from the Wiccan vampire, Valeria. Now, Isis is a vampire and the most powerful witch in the world. Zack is also a vampire, and the president of New Salem. They thought the threat was long behind them. But Valeria escaped into the past, where she set history on a horrific path.
Now, everything has changed around Isis. New Salem is destroyed, Valeria is queen of Earth, and no one has heard of Zack. To save reality, Isis must travel through time, reliving events from a history she barely recognizes, and find a way to set reality back on course. Not that she has any idea how to do that, or how to avoid the all-powerful Valeria in the process.
Isis will face challenges she can't possibly overcome, yet she must, or every single life from the past, present, and future is doomed.
To save what was once harmony, Isis must time travel and undo what villainess Valeria concocted in the past. Just when Isis thinks her problems are over, Valeria somehow escapes into the past and creates a new reality. Valeria is the queen of the world, New Salem is obliterated, and no one has ever heard of Zack. It’s up to Isis to travel through time to reverse what Valeria did in the past. Isis hasn’t a clue what she’s doing or how to defeat Valeria’s super magic. The future of all life is on the line. Isis will face insurmountable odds, yet she cannot fail. For if she can’t defeat Valeria, all is lost, including Zack, Isis’ true love.
Narrator’s overall voice –
Jeffery Lynn Hutchins’ voice has an individuality all its own but when it employs the various character voices, it takes on each character with ease. I thoroughly adored his voice.
Does the narrator fit the characters?
Yes, Jeffery Lynn Hutchins fits the characters, especially Isis. I’m astonished at how well he evokes women. It’s not an easy thing to do. Great job.
Narrator’s reading style –
Jeffery Lynn Hutchins has an informal reading style but with enough twists and turns to keep the listener mesmerized.
Narrator’s impact on reading experience –
Jeffery Lynn Hutchins has an inherent ability to draw a listener/reader in without any effort. He takes what is one of the most creative stories I’ve ever read and creates a masterpiece. The scenes with the time-traveling are so well narrated, that I had to stop what I was doing to concentrate on the story.
Narrator’s pacing –
Jeffery Lynn Hutchins’ pacing is impeccable, blending magic, time travel, suspense, and more with no difficulty.
Audiobook flow –
Jeffery Lynn Hutchins lets the audiobook unfold naturally with plenty of dialogue, action, and intrigue.
What makes this audiobook unique –
Jeffery Lynn Hutchins and Mark Rosendorf partner up again to bring readers/listeners one of the best YA urban fantasy audiobooks I’ve ever heard/read. The plot is full of time travel which adds to the enjoyment while listening. Jeffery Lynn Hutchins’ narration brings Witch’s Gamble to life, like a show. Brilliant from start to finish.
Would I recommend this audiobook –
YES! Don’t delay. One-click this audiobook right now.
My Rating: 5+ stars
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Audible US https://www.audible.com/pd/Witchs-Gamble-Audiobook/B09TPVVZQJ
Audible CA https://www.audible.ca/pd/Witchs-Gamble-Audiobook/B09TPTHWD3
Mark Rosendorf is the author of the award-winning young adult fantasy novels that make up The Witches of Vegas series. So far this includes The Witches of Vegas, Journey To New Salem, and Witch’s Gamble. He is also credited with other works such as The Rasner Effect.
When Mark is not writing about witches and vampires, he works as a high school guidance counselor for students with special needs in the New York City’s public school system. Mark holds a Master of Science in Education from Long Island University. He is also a former magician and once worked in the hotel industry.
You can learn more about Mark and The Witches of Vegas, or get in touch with him through his website: www.markrosendorf.com
Social Media Links:
Twitter - https://twitter.com/MarkRosendorf
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Mark-Rosendorfs-The-Witches-of-Vegas-113603592013139
Official website - www.markrosendorf.com
Reviewed by: Mrs. N