Audiobook Review: Witches Get Stuff Done by Molly Harper


Riley Denton-Everett always felt like something was missing in her life—and her numerous odd jobs and short-lived relationships haven’t brought her any closer to finding it. Everything changes when receives a mysterious message: You’re a Denton. You belong on Starfall Point. Once you’re here, I’ll tell you everything you need to know.

When Riley arrives on the Island, she learns her aunt has left her a historic mansion brimming with haunted antiques. Turns out, that’s not the only thing she’s inherited. Riley also hails from a long line of witches whose magic is critical to protecting the living.

Edison Held, the town’s frustratingly hot librarian, is completely unaware of the ghosts in Riley’s ancestral home and is determined to convince her to open it up to the public. Riley starts to wonder if Edison’s knowledge of the Island’s history can help her get a handle on her new powers—but can she trust him with her secrets? And can she trust herself with the simmering attraction brewing between them?


I thought this would be a lot more “witchy”. There was hardly any magic and it wasn’t the traditional type. I’m all for a creative magic system but this one was boring. 

There’s more of a focus on ghosts and it’s never explained whether Caroline and Alice are witches. 

I really struggled to keep up with the timeline/romance subplot of Witches Get Stuff Done. One minute Riley and Edison hate each other and then the next he’s kissing her after passing out from seeing a ghost. Which is super weird and also non-consensual (gross). The next thing you know they’re on a date and now apparently a week later they love each other? 

They also break up and get back together within like a week of knowing each other. The pacing of Witches Get Stuff Done is all over the place. Apparently, it takes place over almost a year but honestly, it seemed like a couple of weeks at most.  

There’s one “spicy” scene if that’s something that you enjoy. Personally, I hate them in audiobooks. Well, hate is a strong word, but I’m yet to come across one that doesn’t make me physically cringe. This was definitely a physically cringing one. 

Honestly, I found this book quite boring. If I didn’t listen at double speed I don’t think I would have bothered finishing it. Firstly, the characters had no development to the point where I can’t remember anything about most of them.

Secondly, there wasn’t much of a plot. The premise is interesting but unfortunately, the execution was underwhelming. There was absolutely no reason why this had to be about witches, it actually would have been better if Riley was a ghost hunter or something similar.

I’m personally not going to recommend this audiobook as it’s actually quite long at almost 9 hours long. Usually, I would say take my opinions with a pinch of salt and try out the book yourself, which you can still do if you’re up for it, but Witches Get Stuff Done is not a book I’d recommend. Not enough happens to warrant it being an 8-and-a-half-hour audiobook.

Rating: 2 out of 5.

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