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.
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......
The plot twists and new paranormal.
The strength on the female lead to sever ties of blood when blood was the only connection.
I love how Molly uses the everyday moments between characters with sharp, witty banter,
When Dick reveals his true self and connections.
Normally I love Amanda's narration, however the inconsistent accent and the poor Irish lilt in her voice just didn't work.
Wanted know more about all of the characters!
Just love all the voices she uses. She really gets you from the first couple of words and you just don't want to stop listen to.
It's Molly Harper, so you know it's going to be funny. And quirky. And adult. And fun.
It's Half Moon Hollow so you know the setting will be full of crazy characters in her fictional "post vampire liberation" world of witches and werewolves and vampires trying to make their way in the "human" world.
And it's Amanda Ronconi so you know you are going to be treated to a wonderful performance of Molly Harper's interesting if somewhat unbelievable plot involving a witch hunt of most unusual parameters. If you're a Harper and Half Moon Hollow fan, you'll recognize and welcome back a number of your favorite denizens of this funky Kentucky town.
These are adult "fairy tales" and meant to be read for the sheer fun of it. Let your imagination loose and have fun!
I love my audiobooks! Great for traveling.
The overall story is okay. The narrator's performance is bad. The Irish accent sounds like someone from the 1920's. The story gets more and more interesting as you continue to listen. I would recommend purchasing this story only if it a buy one get one free or at a special price.
HALF MOON HOLLOW HERE I COME! I CAN SEE THIS PLACE VIVIDLY THANKS TO MOLLY.GUESS THAT IS MORE THAN 3 WORDS BUT WHO COUNTS THIS STUFF? DO I LOSE POINTS FOR THAT?
DICK CHENEY, OF COURSE! ..HE IS LIKE AN OLD FRIEND THAT YOU KNOW BETTER THAN TO HANG OUT WITH BUT, YOU JUST CAN'T STAY AWAY.
WHEN NOLA FIRST SEES JEB IN FULL ON ARMADILO ARMOUR
YES, WHEN NOLA WAS ABLE TO TRULY CONFRONT HER MOTHER SANS THE BINDING.
PLEASE PLEASE WRITE MORE ABOUT THE HOLLOW!!
Grandma who spends too much time in her car. The books keep me happy and sane!
It's a fun story. I enjoyed revisiting the characters. It's not brain surgery, but if you want to have fun, this is a good choice IF you are not bothered by horrible attempts at accents.
Probably not. I was exhausted by listening to her sometimes "Boston" accent. It was bad to start with, and not at all consistent. I have a very hard time listening to books where the performer is trying to do different accents.
I laughed a lot, it was fun.
I can't honestly endorse this book because of the narration. If you're not bothered by accents then by all means, it is a decent book.
If this book is free, or close to it (as it was when I wrote this review) do yourself a great big favor and buy it NOW. I don't much like humor books, but ... Her quips, jibes, and sarcasm are delivered deadpan, just when one expects a predictable sentence.
Just imagine what one can do with the line: "He's so vain." If your veins aren't running, that is.
I'm now paying serious $ / credits for Ms. Harper's other books. Enjoy.