The pairing of Molly Harper's voice as a writer with the vocal artistry of Amanda Ronconi is the best I've yet to come across! I really love these books and the way the stories are told!
First Molly Harper book for me... and it was so cute! I wanna know what happens next!!
I didn't realize this was a spin off, so I am happy to read up on the Vampires :D... buuut, I'm so so interested in the witch's stories, not to mention Jed and Jed's family.
also, I found the accent perfect. the narration was wonderfully done <3
Thank You, Molly, for such a lovely story! Good feels all the way through :'D please write another with miss Nola!
love listing to all of her storys. the readed is amazing and very talented . I have purchased all of thwm and more of the stories the reader has preformed.
I listen to a bit of everything. Mostly Fantasy and paranormal romance with my wife. Along with mysteries/thrillers, even some sci-fi.
Yes, the poor direction in the performance seems to be a one-off and the other 7-8 books from these two have been spot on with great narration and fun stories.
I though that Jed's mystery was pretty interesting. The ties to Nola were not shocking, or that interesting, but the rest of his story was the strongest part.
Yes, this was just a rare miss with poor direction. Ronconi could not pull off the mishmash Irish Bostonian accent. It was distracting which is unheard of from this combo.
No, the story was complete. I think Harper does a great job of tying in main characters from other books and using them as side characters while giving the new characters time to breathe and have their own story.
If you can get past the bad accents and narration, this is a solid Harper book. Not quite a 4-star, but still the usual dose of sweet and sass I've come to expect from Molly Harper. I think the romance was not her strongest in this book, but I thought the background characters and interwoven residents of Half-Moon Hollow were spot on.
I found it hard to listen to her "Boston " accent . The occasional Irish lilt was ok. I realize that the main Character grew up in Boston. But that she also had lived in Ireland for years. Using the accent only distracted me from the story.
The most astonishing aspect of this book is the performance by Amanda Ronconi. How on earth did she come up with the Irish/Boston accent? Fabulous. The story was great and the characters seem much more developed than the first book. Recommend for witch lovers.
First, I love this series and I love Amanda Ronconi narration. That said, I have to admit the pseudo "Irish" brogue, which she uses for Nola, is a bit off putting at first. However, I soon forgot about it as I became more immersed in Nola's madcap adventures. Fun and laughter for all.
I also enjoyed the appearance of characters from previous stories.
I enjoyed this book and the ridiculousness of the shenanigans is just great. I love that if I am having a crappy day and need to laugh I just listen to any of Molly Harper's books.
I love all of the Half Moon Hollow Series, but this is my favorite!
Amanda Ronconi is extremely talented with all of the characters she voices in these books. I found her even more so in this one. At first I thought she was just doing a terrible Irish accent because it was clearly mixed with Bostonian, but it is revealed later on that the character was originally born in Boston, only to move to Ireland in her teens. Wow! Before hearing this, I don't think I could have imagined how that would even sound like! Bravo!!
Thank you Molly Harper for another great book! I would love to see a sequel to this, much like you've done with Iris. I think Nola has to be my favorite character so far!
Yes I would.
Nola. The poor thing, she has been dealt some serious crap in her life. But Jed is a close second. I'd have a agreed with some other reviewers on this one - I do love me some Jed.
Yes. About the same. She does a good job. I read the narration was horrible and in the beginning you wonder at Nola's voice. It does sound like an Irish accent gone bad, but then you learn that Nola was suppose to have been raised in Boston and then moved to Ireland so her voice is a combination of both. I think Amanda Ronconi got as close as possible to that.
The scenes with her Mother made me want to beat the woman.