Audiobook Review Sightwitch (The Witchlands #2.5) by Susan Dennard

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by Susan Dennard
Audiobook Review Sightwitch (The Witchlands #2.5) by Susan DennardSightwitch Length: 7 hours
Narrator: Bahni Turpin, Saskia Maarleveld, Cassandra Campbell, Lauren Fortgang, Macleod Andrews
Series: Witchlands #2.5
Published by Tom Doherty Associates on February 13, 2018
Source: Library Auidobook
Genres: Epic, Fantasy, Wizards & Witches, Young Adult Fiction
Pages: 240
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Format: Audiobook
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From New York Times bestseling author Susan Dennard, return to the world fo the Witchlands in Sightwitch, an illustrated companion told through Ryber's journal entries & sketches. From the Twelve Paladins to the Rook Kings, from Eridysi to a broken sword and looking glass, learn how the secrets of the past set the entire series in motion.Sisters with the gift of Sight—Sightwitches, who can see into the future—are of a rare and ancient order. Raised in a secluded convent, they await the invitation of their goddess to enter the depths of the mountain and receive the sacred gift of foretelling.
But for young Ryber Fortiza, that call never comes. As the only sister without Sight, Ryber has devoted herself to the goddess. Surely, if she just works hard enough, she will finally be gifted like everyone else.
Until one day, all Sisters who possess the Sight are summoned into the mountain—and never return. Now Ryber, still Sight-less, is the only one left. Can she, who has spent her life feeling like th weakest, be the one to save her Sisters and the ancient power they protect?
On her journey underground, she encounters a young captain named Kullen Ikray, who has no memory of who he is or how he got there. Together they trek ever deeper, the mountain tunnels filled with mysteries and horrors. And what they find at the end will alter the fate of the Witchlands forever.


Sightwitch is the story of Ryber, who we briefly met in Truthwitch, and now she has a book all her own; what a story, and the audiobook makes it come alive with multiple narrators sharing the story with you. I was drawn in by Ryber’s story, and devotion to what she knows is her path. The determination in this one is strong, and who doesn’t love her companion, The Rook. Yes, the The is essential. What also makes this one that much more interesting is there are illustrations to enhance the story. The detail is phenomenal for a novella that I typically skip as their short, and it often doesn’t a lot to the series. This one is a must, though, before you dive into blood witch.


Audiobook Sample



About Cassandra Campbell

As Cassandra Campbell has said, “A good audiobook narrator is somebody who can get out of the way and let the story be the primary thing.” And no one embodies this more than Campbell herself, who has hundreds of audiobooks credits to her name and delivers each one with refreshing clarity and honesty. For her efforts, she’s been decorated with multiple Audie Awards, Earphones Awards, the prestigious Odyssey Award, among numerous other honors.
When it comes to her repertoire, no one is a more versatile narrator than Cassandra Campbell. She’s the voice of some of the most interesting thrillers of the past decade, including Everything I Never Told You, Bird Box, and Dark Places, and has also narrated so many inspiring nonfiction stories about strong women, such as The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, The Girls of Atomic City, and Orange is the New Black. She has also performed in some of the best ensemble casts of all time, as in Kathryn Stockett’s The Help, which set a new bar for audiobook artistry when it was released in 2009.
Campbell has always been an avid reader and has loved reading aloud; she recalls making her siblings listen to her read James and the Giant Peach and Grimm’s Fairy Tales when they were in elementary school. She didn’t officially get into audiobook narration until much later, though, when she was doing commercial voice-overs and a friend connected her with Books on Tape. Cassandra Campbell loves the opportunity to tell stories and to be part of a tradition that goes all the way back to the Homeric epic.
While she’s done some stage acting, audiobooks have become the center of Cassandra Campbell’s performing career. In recent years she’s also ventured into success with audiobook directing, opting for a collaborative style that allows for an organic, intimate performance. She’s even worn the hat of both director and narrator on a single title in Dark Places by Gillian Flynn. “That was a big journey for me,” she says.

About Saskia Maarleveld

SASKIA MAARLEVELD is an AudioFile magazine Earphones Award–winning narrator living in New York City. Working full-time in the voice-over world, Saskia has recorded over 160 audiobooks. She switches seamlessly between accents and can often be heard speaking in British, Australian, New Zealand, and various European accents, in addition to her own American accent.

About Susan Dennard

Susan Dennard has come a long way from small-town Georgia. Working in marine biology, she got to travel the world–six out of seven continents, to be exact (she’ll get to you yet, Asia!)–before she settled down as a full-time novelist and writing instructor.

She is the author of the Something Strange and Deadly series, as well as the New York Times bestselling Witchlands series, and she also hosts the popular newsletter for writers, the Misfits & Daydreamers. When not writing, she is slaying darkspawn (on her PS4) or earning bruises at the dojo.

She lives in the Midwestern US with her French husband, two spoiled dogs, and two grouchy cats.

Rating Report
Overall: 5