I have been a avid fan of Molly Harper's Jane Jameson books so was eager to see a new series by her. The premise is hilarious to start. Mo is a southern girl who has been raised by uber 60's hippies and has a mother who is overly involved with her life..ok I mean REALLY involved, like coming in to her house and throwing out food because it is not organic. In her desire to escape her parents influence and to try and find the real her, Mo rents a cabin in Grundy, Alaska for a year. There she meets a town full of unique and interesting characters including, Cooper, who turns out to be a werewolf.
Harper's funny wit is seen throughout the book. There are many, many hilarious moments. Her descriptions of Alaska and the folk of Grundy are details and you can really see the beautiful landscape. The action in the book is rather slow for Harper...Mo does not even meet Cooper as a werewolf until three hours into the book. After that event things move a bit faster, but in keeping with the slower pace of life in Alaska, this is a slower paced book. I loved the town characters and was sorry to see what happened to dear old Abner. Cooper did drive me a little crazy with his pitty party throughout the book. He comes across as pretty surly most of the time. I did not care for him anywhere near the way I did Jane Jameson's beau.
Amanda Ranconi was a great narrator for this. She had just a bit of the southern twang for Mo. I was less thrilled with Coopers voice but she got the townfolks dead on, including Mo's voice. Some reviewers have found her voice irritating. I did not find this to be so but her voice is a higher soprano which took a little getting used to. I prefer lower pitch voices. She did a great job with the tempo and feel of the book as well as the character voices.
I have the second book in the series and am looking forward to it. So far Harper's werewolf books are a great fun read but don't meet up to her Jane Jamison books. Oh, and in regards to reviewers who carried on about the sex...there is really not that much in this book. Maybe three or four scenes total and nothing happens between Mo and Cooper until well past the middle of the book. Come on folks, it's not a YA book. If you want to complain about sex scenes try Laurel K Hamilton and then you'll see what sex scenes really are. Harpers are tame in comparison and, really, raunchy??, NOT!
I will definitely recommend this book to a friend. It is a funny, enjoyable listen and I look forward to the next!
Harper writes with witt, sassy and great humor! Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ronconi is wonderful and is well suited for Harper's type of writing.............!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I listened to this audio book twice already. I really enjoyed the story and especially the witty writing. The narrator does a good job as well. This is a great break from reality while traveling or sitting at work. Even after listening the second time, I found myself excited to hear what happens next!
The cover and the title made me think twice about listening to this book. But I'm glad I did, it was funny and the charectors seemed quite real. Kinda like Northen Exposure meets the animal channel. .
This has been my first Audible Book.I'm hooked:)Molly Harper is very entertaining & funny. I thought I'd have a hard time getting into this but the narrator really helps bring out the feelings & fun of the charecter's.I enjoyed this one so much,I got the sequel.
yes! I find this book hilarious. I love the characters, and I love the narrator. This is a book that doesn't take itself super seriously. I love the main characters parents, and the setting. It has many aspects that I don't find too often in a book: Humor, silly, serious, cute, and engaging.
I liked almost all of them. They were all characters!
I really enjoy the way she can pull of sarcastic, crazy, and silly. This was the first book I listened to that she narrated, and I then proceeded to go look for other books she's narrated. I have not been disappointed.
I'm an Alaskan. This was very poorly researched. I have trouble listing all the things wrong with this- from small town on the road system including more than one street, and a bank (seriously? A bank?)- to elk (Sitka deer, or much more likely caribou or moose) - to the attitude to new-comers (there's a lot of transition on the road system, you don't exactly need to be here 20 years to be accepted, though we will joke til you finish that first winter). And the stereotypes, oh the stereotypes...yeah, sure, you'll probably in demand for dates as a new person in town, but we DON'T give meat as some kind of courtship gift. Our wolves are kind of scrawny of the standards people used to the Pacific Northwest. Also, running water in a cabin? A lot of the smaller towns don't even have a water system to get into...its well water and outhouses. Wild game is illegal to serve in restaurant in many places in Alaska. I know moose is illegal to serve pretty much everywhere. Grr...also, not enjoying the story that much. The narrator's tone is kind of tedious. I didn't sympathize or have that much in common with the main character. In short, I didn't much enjoy this.
This is my first Molly Harper book, and I loved her sense of humor. There is a good storyline, but the characters are what make this so enjoyable. I also loved the Alaska setting, and the main character's kooky backstory and way of looking at the world. The narrator was wonderful - WHEN she was doing female voices. My one critique is her male characters - they all sounded like 80 year old emphysema patients! Still, worth a listen for sure.
Yes definitely! Good depth in the character building and I loved the voice and sassiness of the main character "Mo" (Moonflower).
It is like the lighter side or a different look at the culture of shape-shifters vs. the Anita Blake Vampire Slayer novels that are more on the dark side.
Love it. What a voice! Her voice embodies a strong, vital, sassy, mouthy, young woman. She's my kind of lady!
Yes it made me laugh!
I went right out and ordered the audio follow-up book "...seducing a Werewolf..."
I would absolutely listen to this again. I love the narrator and the writing is lighthearted and makes me laugh.
I listen to almost anything she narrates.