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Garden Spells (Audio CD) (Abridged)
Garden Spells - Audio CD - Abridged
Author: Sarah Addison Allen, Susan Ericksen (Narrator)
The Waverleys have always been a curious family, endowed with peculiar gifts that make them outsiders even in their hometown of Bascom, North Carolina. Even their garden has a reputation, famous for its feisty apple tree that bears prophetic fruit, and its edible flowers, imbued with special powers. Generations of Waverleys tended this garden. T...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781423333388
ISBN-10: 1423333381
Publication Date: 4/28/2008
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 32 ratings
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Book Type: Audio CD
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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reviewed Garden Spells (Audio CD) (Abridged) on + 331 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 13
Absolutely delightful book. A treasure of light fantasy, some romance without the usual romance plot. This book is a nice break from all the heavy, serious, thinking books many of us read. I recommend it for even the hardcore non-fiction readers.
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Helpful Score: 12
I have to admit that I do agree with some of the other reviewers about the book echoing a little of Alice Hoffman's book Practical Magic as the premise is similar. I did, however, find the characters in this book to be very engaging and interesting. The sisters in this story played well with the secondary characters which did help give this book an individual feel. I particularly liked the way the author made the apple tree in the garden a character (in its own way) in the story.

The book is well thought out, but there is more internal conflict rather than external conflict in this book. If you are a reader who prefers their books with a lot of fast paced action than this book will probably read a little too slowly for you.

I personally loved this book. It was sweet, smart, and had some lovely lines in it that made me want to read more from this author. I can see how it could have been fleshed out a little more, but as this is a fresh author I think this will probably come with time.
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Helpful Score: 9
Although this book was good and enjoyable it wasn't very original. The whole time I was reading it I kept thinking of Alice Hoffman. This was so like her writing. If I hadn't known who the author was I would have assumed the author was AH.
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Helpful Score: 7
This was a beautiful and fun, light read -- mixing a little bit of magic with culinary expertise, this book dives into North Carolina southern hospitality, small towns, local legends, and straight gossip. The debut novel for Sarah Addison Allen, and I can't wait for her next book out in 2008. Highly recommend!
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Helpful Score: 6
What an enjoyable book! I loved the characters, loved the light touch with magic, and loved the story.
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reviewed Garden Spells (Audio CD) (Abridged) on + 24 more book reviews
Didn't expect to like this one as much as I did. Not a big name author, but a fun, interesting read!
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I really enjoyed this audio book. The narrarator did a great job, the story was interesting, and it helped pass the time on a long road trip so well that I was hoping it would be finished before I got home. Not your usual romance novel.

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