Audiobook Review: A Potion to Die For by Heather Blake

Posted May 5, 2015 by Felicia S in 2015 Read, 4.00 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews / 5 Comments

Audiobook Review: A Potion to Die For by Heather BlakeSource: Audiobook Review, Provided by Tantor

Format: Audiobook

A Potion to Die For by Heather Blake
Narrator: Carla Mercer-Meyer
Length: 10 hrs

Date Read: February 2015

Genre: Cozy Mystery, Mystery


As the owner of Little Shop of Potions, a magic potion shop specializing in love potions, Carly Bell Hartwell finds her product more in demand than ever. A local soothsayer has predicted that a couple in town will soon divorce—and now it seems every married person in Hitching Post, Alabama, wants a little extra matrimonial magic to make sure they stay hitched.

But when Carly finds a dead man in her shop, clutching one of her potion bottles, she goes from most popular potion person to public enemy number one. In no time the murder investigation becomes a witch hunt—literally! Now Carly is going to need to brew up some serious sleuthing skills to clear her name and find the real killer—before the whole town becomes convinced her potions really are to die for!

More Information:
Publisher: NAL, Tantor
Series: Magic Potion Mystery #1

Also by this author: The Goodbye Witch, It Takes a Witch, One Potion in the Grave, Some Like it Witchy
Also in this series: One Potion in the Grave

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Listened for Review (Tantor)
Overall Rating 4.00
Story Rating: 4.25
Character Rating: 3.75

Audio Rating : 3.50

First Thought when Finished:A Potion to Die For by Heather Blake was a witchy good time!

Quick Thoughts:I thought this was a good mix of mystery and magic. The mystery was strong and loved all the twists/turns. The characters were fun. It took a bit for me to warm up to Carly but by the end I really liked her. Oddly, I really liked her cousin D from the beginning so I am hoping she is in book 2 more. Overall, this was a really good cozy mystery that makes me want book 2 NOW! I will wait for the audiobook though 🙂

Audio Thoughts:

Narrated by Carla Mercer-Meyer/Running time 10 hrs

Carla did a solid job but it did take a bit to warm up to her accents. As the story went on the more I liked it. The females were strong and the male voices were easy to get used too. I have a feeling I will like Book 2 narration right off the bat.


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Overall Rating
4 / 5
Story Rating
4 / 5
Character Rating
4 / 5
Narrator Rating
3.5 / 5
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5 responses to “Audiobook Review: A Potion to Die For by Heather Blake

  1. I was very sad that I did not fall in love with book 1, and I can happily tell you that I loved book 2 in the series. She sure has a crazy family!

  2. This sounds like s such a fun read Felicia! It’s been way too long since I’ve read a cozy mystery, I think it’s time for me to pick another one up. Glad that despite a bit of a rocky start with Carly, you grew to love her by the end:)

  3. I agree with your review on this one, it took me a while to like Carly and I liked D right from the start..maybe it’s cause she is the “bad” cousin so to It also took me a while to warm up to the narrator.