Audiobook Review

The Change

By
Kirsten Miller
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average rating is 3 out of 5
Performance
average rating is 3 out of 5
Overall
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Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest

Very good, thoroughly enjoyed, 

Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects

STAR RATINGS GUIDE

Nora Roberts Meets Liane Moriarty

THE BIRDICT

🧡 I had my hat, my cauldron and my broomstick all ready for this one. I had recently listened to Juno Dawson’s Her Majesty’s Royal Coven and wanted more in the same vein. I had arrived at the wrong audiobook. But all was not lost.

💚 This is more like Big Little Lies as if written by Nora Roberts. There’s a trio of women, a massive sinister plot and magic. I’ll go into the reasons you should listen to this in a moment. But first, I’ll just say that what didn’t quite work for me was the tone. As with the works of Roberts, it’s a bit too saccharine for my cold, dead British soul. And the messaging is very much in the hit-over-head style. Now for the good stuff.

💜 Listen to this for the totally addictive plot, which has more twists and turns than my hair in humid weather; for the badass women, and for the dose of justice in an unjust world.

SQUAWKING THE TALK

🎧 I’m not sure how, but I’ve never listened to January LaVoy before this. Her performance is reminiscent of Mary Alice Young (Brenda Strong) in Desperate Housewives. Her voice has a rich, luxuriant quality that feels like swimming in melted chocolate.

🎧 Overall, just good fun. I found it easy to differentiate characters and felt immersed in the story.

BIRDS OF A FEATHER: SIMILAR AUDIOBOOKS

Nothing for this one. Maybe next time!
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The Change

THE BLURB

The change is coming....

Nessa: the Seeker

Jo: the Protector

Harriett: the Punisher

With newfound powers, the time has come to take matters into their own hands....

After Nessa is widowed and her daughters leave for college, she’s left alone in her house near the ocean. In the quiet hours, she hears voices belonging to the dead—who will only speak to her.

On the cusp of 50, Harriett’s marriage and career imploded, and she hasn’t left her house in months. But her life is far from over—in fact, she’s undergone a stunning metamorphosis.

Jo spent 30 years at war with her body. The rage that arrived with menopause felt like the last straw—until she discovers she’s able to channel it.

Guided by voices only Nessa can hear, the trio discover the abandoned body of a teenage girl. The police have written off the victim. But the women have not. Their own investigations lead them to more bodies and a world of wealth where the rules don’t apply—and the realisation that laws are designed to protect villains, not the vulnerable.

So it’s up to these three women to avenge the innocent, and punish the guilty….

The time has come to embrace The Change.