It’s been a while since I had an Audiobook here so yay for this one. Which is going to be SO much fun!
The Audiobook is The Wonkiest Witch (Wonky Inn, Book 1) by Jeannie Wycherley, narrated by Kim Bretton, and it’s a paranormal, cozy mystery.
Alfhild Daemonne has inherited an inn. And a dead body. Estranged from her witch mother, and having committed to little in her 30 years, Alf surprises herself when she decides to start a new life.
She heads deep into the English countryside, intent on making a success of the once popular inn. However, discovering the murder throws her a curve ball. Especially when she suspects dark magick.
Additionally, a less than warm welcome from several locals persuades her that a variety of folk – of both the mortal and magickal persuasions – have it in for her.
The dilapidated inn presents a huge challenge for Alf. Uncertain who to trust, she considers calling time on the venture.
Should she pack her bags and head back to London?
Don’t be daft.
Alf’s magickal powers may be as wonky as the inn, but she’s dead set on finding the murderer.
Once a witch, always a witch – and this one is fighting back.
A clean and cozy witch mystery.
Take the opportunity to immerse yourself in this fantastic new witch mystery series, from the author of the award-winning novel, Crone.
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And here’s Alfhild Yasmin Daemonne, our heroine!
Age: Recently turned 30.
Birthday: 20th March (Spring Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere)
Star sign: On the cusp of Pisces into Aries
Place of birth: Near Glastonbury in Somerset in the UK.
Parents: Yasmin and Erik Daemonne.
Height: 5 ft 8
Weight: Curvy, but otherwise none of your business
Shoe size: UK 8 (US 41?)
Hair: Reddy brown and lots of it. Wild curls. Usually dishevelled.
Fashion sense: Jeans and t-shirts. Lots of black. Witchy robes in plain charcoal.
Freckles: On her nose.
Music: Loves a bit of rock, jazz and blues. A Foo Fighters fan.
Loves: Cake. Tea. Owls. Walking in the woods. Baths. Relaxation.
Hates: Vampires, the cold – especially the snow, getting up early, Maths!
Ambitions: To learn to drive, to run a successful business.
Marital status: Single
Current job: Innkeeper
Previous jobs: Barmaid, landlord, manager of nightclub.
Characteristics: A little sarcastic, great sense of fun, intelligent, feisty, scatterbrained at times, adventurous, loyal, friendly, inquisitive, has a notable sweet tooth, observant.
And here are all the other characters in the story!
Dream Cast for The Wonkiest Witch
Alfhild Daemonne – Karen Gillan (Amy Pond in Doctor Who)
Millicent Ballicott – Kathy Bates
DS George Gilchrist – Laurence Fox (DS James Hathaway in Lewis)
Wizard Shadowmender – Bill Pullman
Mr Kephisto – Tcheky Karyo (from Baptiste)
Jed Bailey – Boris Van Severen (Salamander/Baptiste)
Erik Daemonne – Bryan Cranston
Penelope Quigwell – Nicole Kidman
Gladstone Talbot Lloyd – Hugh Grant
Charity – Rebel Wilson
Rhona Marsh – Ashley Judd
Stanley Marsh – Stan Laurel
Lyle Cavendish – Stephen Graham (Line of Duty)
Sally – Cameron Diaz
Mortimer – Elvis Presley
Red Daltry – Kristofer Hivju (Game of Thrones)
Finbarr – Devon Murray (Seamus Finnigan in the Harry Potter series)
About the Author: Jeannie Wycherley
Genre-hopping introvert and word witch living somewhere between the forest and the sea in East Devon, UK.
Jeannie finds inspiration everywhere: in myths, stories and songs, while people watching, a word here, a look there. However, her main inspiration comes from the landscape. Devon has it all – a rocky coastline, pebble and sandy beaches, narrow winding lanes and picture perfect cottages, steep cliffs and an abundance of forest.
A good day for Jeannie means a blustery wind, racing waves and salty rain. She lives with her husband and two dogs, makes a lot of soup, plays too many computer games and loves watching movies.
About the Narrator: Kim Bretton
An accomplished and award winning actress with West End and Broadway theatre credits Kim has been doing voice over work for 15 years. She has voiced cartoon characters for the BBC and been a regular vocal impersonator on a popular London radio show. Kim has narrated and produced 15 audiobooks since she joined ACX this year! Her voice over clients include Carnival Cruises, Gucci, Sennheiser, American Express, HRH UK Prisons systems, Doubletree Hotels, Victorian Trading Company and so many more. Quick, reliable and always professional.Kim has a reassuring, kind and expressive style.