Mostly using audiobooks when my concentration is so bad that I can't read text. Or sometimes when I feel the need to practise my [listening] english even more. I'm not very picky when it comes to stories, so can listen to practically anything – and have a knack to find SOMETHING in each story that I like. *smile*
The story was a fun listen – very entertaining, and especially the conversations often felt very clever and funny to listen to. The narration of the main character was very enjoyable – being in her head and watching her interactions with the other characters of the book was quite often hilarious.
The plot was a tiny bit predictable but not badly so and the ride there was just so enjoyable.
I would actually like to see more of this universe to know more about this magic and so on. And I would like to see more of this author that makes me laugh and sometimes roll my eyes good-naturely at the main character's ramblings and conversations.
I fell in love with several of the characters, but mostly their relationships with each other.
The narrator was brilliant. She exepertly narrated the wit and humour in this one and was good at giving the characters different voices.
The writing is real, humorous, snarky and enjoyable. The narrator is awesome.
This would be comparable to Molly Harper's writing, because it is real, it is the snark and the sass and the life of each character is brought to reality with the writing.
I have listened to all of Amada's performances I can find. Her voice is mezmerizing and I feel like I am listening to a friend at home. All of her character voices are very adaptable to person. I just lover her narrations (performances)
On the other side of the magic's relam is.....
I want more writing from Lucy, this was great and will be on my listen to again over and over Ipod with Molly Harper, Nora Roberts and JR Ward.
This is fun book from the "Paranormal Cozies" category. Olivia is a newly discovered "Magical," a person with some magical powers. But, it turns that she is much more powerful than most, and some malevolent force wants her power at any cost.
Like many heroines of this genre, Olivia is impulsive, none to bright, and stubbornly convinced that she "can take care of myself!" despite a mountain of evidence to the contrary. She also is maddeningly blind to clues dancing in front of her like small children begging for attention. The reader will likely arrive at the "Ah Ha" moment long before Olivia does. Still this promises to be fun series, especially if the books continue to be narrated by the wonderful Amanda Ronconi. That woman could read from the phone book and make it sound interesting. I look forward to the next book.
I love a good book but thanks to dislexea i suck at reeding speling and ya. so bring on audio fiction!
I liked thiss it was intresting but if youre looking formfall on ass funny thiss is not it grate read though
I didn't read the actual book
The story line is entertaining and fast paced... and best of all it was the first "light read" I have found enjoyable in a long time. A great way to "get away" for a short while with out falling into a huge depressing storyline.
The characters we fun.
This was different and lighthearted. Hope there will be another.
Amandas reading is so good I would probably listen to it again.
Olivia turning up drunk at Tobias doorstep
It's funny and Amanda does a great job reading is so I could listen to it in one sitting.
Amanda Ronconi, does a nice job. That's the nicest thing I can say. The main character is the worst, most annoying character ever! Olivia does nothing but whine, feel sorry for herself and act like a dumb ass for most of the book. I have never rooted for the protagonist/heroine to be killed. Until now. It's sad because I liked most of the other characters in this book and it started out decently enough. I had to stop listening every so often because I just got too sick of Olivia. Overall, less then meh.
I almost did not buy this book but wanted some light reading. Quite disappointed and should have paid more heed to the reviews. The author has promise but needs to tighten up her writing. I plan to watch for more of her books and see how they do.
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This story started out with so much promise. The main character's voice was vivid and smart. The original story problem was outlined with clarity. There was also a sexy love interest. But then came the middle, and everything just fell apart. The story turned into cliched mush. I hated the slightly racist depiction of the Davina. And, Olivia's smart, sassy voice is absolutely lost to her brainless actions. Ultimately, we're left with one of those stories that starts off well, but doesn't hold to the original promise. The narrator was brilliant though. She really breathed life into the characters.