Maybe my expectations were too high after reading other Molly Harper books. These characters were not particularly amusing. And the main character's Boston/Irish accent was just horrible. I cringed for the first hour trying to figure out what the narrator was trying to do. I suppose it would be a hard mix to pull off but it was seriously distracting. The love interest had an equally annoying voice. I'm just glad it's over!
I couldnt put this book down!! I enjoyed the witty dialog between the characters and cant wait to explore her other books. This book had me laughing out loud one minute and fanning myself from the steamy scenes the next. The narrator did an excellent job and complimented the story.
Yes, it's fun.
The plot was somewhat predictable, particularly toward the end. Foreshadowing should have been a bit more subtle. But, I do like her brand of snark. It's uplifting.
Until they mentioned the character had a mix of Bostonian and Irish accents, I though she needed a speech tutor. Later, I could not figure out if they added the comment to match her narration or if she is a truly gifted vocal genius to merge the two. In any case I like her performances, even when the accent is confusing.
Different narrator, or just if Amanda (loved her in other Molly Harper books) had not attempted an "Irish" accent. Could only handle 7 minutes before giving up!
Something else in my library
Horrible Irish accent that swung between her regular voice to some type of Boston-esque over to a Brooklyn pronunciation for just certain words. Granted I listen to quite a few Irish books on Audible and work with a bunch of Irish people so my ears are well tuned and Amanda's attempt was like nails on a chalk-board. Could not pay attention to what she was saying, it was that distracting.
Can't say, would have read it and very well may.
If you are not that familiar with Irish speech, this may not bother you at all and I expect it may be as entertaining as Molly Harper's other books - loved the Naked Werewolf series and "And One Last Thing".
I read one of Molly Harper's books and loved it, but the narrator make all of these books even better. I've caught myself bursting out laughing often through these books. Molly Harper's audio books are my favorite house-cleaning side-kick. When I'm listening to one of these, my house is extraordinarily clean.
So I mainly read the Half Moon Hollow series because of Jane. They give me small doses of her. Sometimes it helps but mostly it just leaves me wanting more.
As for Amanda Ronconi I think she is one of my favorite narrators. She does a really good job with all of the voices. At the beginning of this book her voice for Nola really threw me off. Her accent didn't fit with an Irish accent at all. I finally realized it was not Irish but Boston. Which made way more sense. I will say that she did fall in and out of the accent a couple of times. She would skip an R in one word and a sentence or two later say the R. Having said that it still did not detract from the story.
I liked Nola she was funny and spunky. She fit well with the rest of the crazy snarky people we all love from Half Moon Hollow. The magic was a new addition to the series that worked well.
I love to read... love to listen while I walk my dog, Sally Jo.
Was interesting and kept my attention... knew what would happen at times but buy it, you won't be disappointed. Witches in this book are different in many ways, refreshing take on an old story.
A great addition to the Half Moon Hollow series. Connected to the previous Half Moon Hollow and Jane Jameson books, but can also be enjoyed on it's own, you just won't get some of the jokes! As usual, Amanda Ronconi does a wonderful job telling the story. At first, Nola's accent if kind of off-putting, but it's explained in the beginning of the book so it makes sense. Loved all the characters, we get to know another side of Dick Cheney the vampire. The Half Moon Hollow books are snarky & funny and what I call "paranormal lite". Hope we hear more about Jed and his "arse-hugging jeans" and usually shirtless condition in future books. Charming read! Interesting twist at the end. Can't wait for the next in the series.
The story is good but the accents are very distracting. The main female character is supposed to have a half Boston/half Irish lilt but it just doesn't work. The main male character is supposed to be from rural Tennessee but the accent is more Louisiana. I loved Amanda Ronconi's narration of the other books but this one - not so much. I suggest you listen to the sample to see if it bothers you as much as it bothered me.