Just like all the other Mallory books I've read or listen to, The Magic of You is a wonderful story, and definitely up there among my favorites.
The character Amy, you can't help but love her, even if she's a bit crazy at times.
Consistent, fun, enjoyable
If you've never listen to Laural Merlington narrate before, you probably won't super like her, but she's never bothered me, and now I'm used to hearing her voice(s). If you're already a fan, I'd definitely recommend this, but if you've never heard or read a Mallory novel before, I'd suggest starting with one from earlier in the series, just so that you'll understand the background better.
I was hooked on the Mallory books after book one "Love Only Once". I would highly recommend to anyone looking for high romance and interesting twists in the story.
I loved the way the characters continue to interact and weave throughout the books.
My husband says I'm "hooked" and is sometimes jealous that I would rather listen to these books than watch TV with him. He does benefit from the amorous mood these put me into afterwards! ♥♥♥
I absolutely love Johanna Lindsey books especailly the malory novels all of which I have read. Though not my favorite novel I have to say that the book is good if abit on the unrealistic side of things. Amy's character was abit annoying at times. I felt that the narrator needed alot of help especially when she did the mens' voices, she practically made James and Anthony Malory seem like two old geezers and when she laughed I fairly cringed. I think for an audio book to come across as effective especially after one has read the books different characters should be voiced by different people. That's my honest opinion. women should neverf try to do an man's voice and vice versa
I love the Mallory novels and this offering is par for the course. All the usual suspects appear in the book and it's like a family reunion at times. If you are a fan of the series, you will probably enjoy this book. The narrator is another story. After three books narrated by her you would think I would be use to the her by now, but the things that are annoying about her just keep getting more annoying with each book. Her voice is pleasant enough in plain narrator form and she does a fair job with the female voices, but the male voices all sound like differing versions of a haughty Billy Goat Gruff! My biggest pet peeve is that she performs the laughter. When the characters laugh, instead of just reading the phrases, "he laughed" or "chuckled James" etc, she actually imitates the laughter. The sound sends chills down my spine. It's terribly annoying and borderline creepy when it is a male character laughing. Ms. Merlington if you ever read any reviews...Please, Please, Please stop imitating the laughter and simply read it.
Best to listen to this book if you are very familiar with the Mallory saga. Otherwise it gets very long to listen to characters you don't know have their own side story. I know them so the story was great.
I know the narrator was just doing her best but I do have to say I cringed when ever she did the Chinese accent. It was akin to putting on black face paint and singing "Mameee" or "Ol' man river".
Although predictable, this was a lovely read.
I thouroughly enjoyed the plot (with a bit of a twist) and the characters have just worked really well together.
Johanna has done herself justice with the Malory family on this one! Thank you
I love this whole series of books. I've enjoyed each character she's brought to life. I adored Amy's character in this book, she's so determined and irrepressible, and just impossible not to like. I also love the way that the whole family is present in all of her books. It's like you're able to check back in on people you've grown attached to and see that they're still enjoying their happily ever after!
This one isn't worth your Audible credit -- wait for a sale if you need it for the sake of collecting the whole Mallory Saga. This one is painful to hear -- The heroine, Amy Mallory, is a delusional stalker, putting herself in dangerous (and sometimes pathetic) situations because she's decided to marry Warren. (She doesn't know if she loves him, she just "wants him"). She gets away with it b/c he hero can't resist when she presents herself naked. Giving two stars (instead of 1) b/c we do get to revisit Jeremy and the rest of the wonderful Mallory Clan.
The main characters in this book are very real. I enjoyed the main female's spunkiness especially. The ending was a bit contrived. The narrator provides for very pleasant listening.