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Practical Magic

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Written By: Alice Hoffman

Narrated By: Cherry Jones

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: July 1995

Duration: 3 hours 8 minutes

Summary:

The bestselling author of Second Nature, Illumination Night and Turtle Moon now offers her most fascinating and tantalizingly accomplished novel yet -- a winning tale that amply confirms Alice Hoffman's reputation not only as a genius of the vivid scene and unforgettable character but as one of America's most captivating storytellers.

When the beautiful and precocious sisters Sally and Gillian Owens are orphaned at a young age, they are taken to a small Massachusetts town to be raised by their eccentric aunts, who happen to dwell in the darkest, eeriest house in town. As they become more aware of their aunts' mysterious and sometimes frightening powers -- and as their own powers begin to surface -- the sisters grow determined to escape their strange upbringing by blending into "normal" society.

But both find that they cannot elude their magic-filled past. And when trouble strikes -- in the form of a menacing backyard ghost -- the sisters must not only reunite three generations of Owens women but embrace their magic as a gift -- and their key to a future of love and passion. Funny, haunting, and shamelessly romantic, Practical Magic is bewitching entertainment -- Alice Hoffman at her spectacular best.

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  • Layla Mabbitt

    This audiobook was very entertaining! I've watched the movie, but had never read the book before. It was so enjoyable to read the details missed by the movie or changed details. The character development is great and the story keeps you guessing. The narrative is not the best, but the story overrides the issues of the reading. Overall it was entertaining and I even laughed out loud a few times.

  • Layla Mabbitt

    This audiobook was very entertaining! I've watched the movie, but had never read the book before. It was so enjoyable to read the details missed by the movie or changed details. The character development is great and the story keeps you guessing. The narrative is not the best, but the story overrides the issues of the reading. Overall it was entertaining and I even laughed out loud a few times.