I have several of this author's books and I have loved them all however being a truck driver I don't know what she has against us. The descriptions of driving through Atlanta are not only hilarious but extremely accurate. Lol
Molly Harper writes the most wonderful stories! A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses is sweet and funny with a fantastic cast of characters who lovable and sassy. The story is a refreshing mix of mystery and romance with a very generous helping of snarky sarcasm that will have you laughing out loud.
The narrator, Amanda Ronconi, is a gem! She is one of the best narrators I've heard on audible. She injects she wonderful emotion into her reading and her comedic timing makes her the perfect reader for this story!
I highly, highly recommend ANY Molly Harper title but especially any read by Amanda Ronconi.
I struggled with the narration a bit because I had a hard time with the switch in accents but really loved the story.
The book isn't as intricate and engaging as most of Molly Harper's books. The resolution seemed obvious to me from the beginning and the plot was overly simple.
Just made the characters more dynamic, involved the characters we know and love already more in the story. It also could've done with a side plot or a few more twists.
The accent!!!! Yes the main character was Irish, but Ronconi's accent was sooo annoying. I love Amanda Ronconi, but honestly, I struggled to make it through this one due to the irritating Boston/Irish accent. Ewww!
I haven't given up on Molly Harper, or Amanda Ronconi. But my advice is to give this one a pass, or at least listen to the sample first to see if the accent will bug you.
I usually enjoy Amanda Ronconi's narration, but this was really horrible. The accent of the main character was just so strange and inconsistent and not any accent I have ever heard in Boston or Ireland or anywhere in between. It would have been far better to just forgo the attempt at an authentic accent. You have to know your limitations. The only reason I kept listening past the first few minutes was because I do love Molly. Harper's books, and the story was fun.
Fiction: I like Paranormal, Young Adult, Historical, Fantasy, Romance, Classics. Non-Fiction: I like Historical, Military, Memoirs.
As other reviewers have mentioned, the Irish/Boston accent is an ill fit. It just doesn't work, and I don't blame the narrator. The author messed this one up by creating an accent that can't exist in real life and that no narrator could ever get right. The letter R is pronounced in fundamentally opposite ways in Ireland vs. Boston. It just can't work.
As mentioned above, Nola's accent is inconsistent and distracting, but unless you have a REALLY strong aversion to an inconsistent accent, it's possible to overlook it. I think Amanda Ronconi would have done just fine with either a Boston or an Irish accent, but trying to combine the two didn't work and it isn't really her fault.
I put off listening to this book for a long time, but I'm glad I finally took the plunge. The reviews concerning the accent put me off--and they weren't entirely wrong--but if you can get past that, it's a worthy listen for any Molly Harper fan.
This book goes right along with the others in the Half Moon Hollow universe. All the paranormals are connected in some way, and this brings our old friends back to interact with new members.
Amanda's performance is always outstanding. But she took it up a notch, with the Boston and Irish accents. Especially when a conversation includes, Southern twang, Boston quirk, and Irish drawl!! Awesome.
I always want to listen to Molly Harper's stories in one sitting. But I MUST break it apart, especially when I'm laughing uncontrollably!
I'm a teacher and I love to listen to books.....I get so much done while I'm listening.....
When did Amanda Ronconi get an accent, like a Bostonian? its tough listening to her, I love Molly Harper's books with Amanda narrating them, but this one is hard to listen too......