...not a bad read. At first, I was put off by how much of a Sookie knockoff it was, but I was really in need of something new since the next Sookie book won't be out 'til 2011, so I picked it back up again. Ronconi does as good of a job as the narrator, as Johanna Parker does for the Sookie books.
Sookie is better, but Jane comes in as good filler when you've read, reread, and read again all of the Sookie stories. I liked it enough to pick up my paperback copy when I couldn't listen.
Not the audiobook. The novel itself is very interesting. I've always wanted to see Macbeth as a novel vs. a play. However, as wonderful a character actor as Jim Cummings is, he is not that great of a narrator. His Scottish accent is so thick it is hard to understand and he doesn't distinguish the characters by doing the different voices very well (the big reason I almost exclusively read audiobooks these days).
Braveheart. Pillars of the Earth. I don't usually read novels like this, but it compares to any of the other good, medieval historical fiction I have read.
The voices and less of an accent.
No, it's very long and hard to listen to. The narrator's strong accent makes it difficult to do anything else while listening because you have to concentrate on his words so much in order to understand what he's saying.
This audiobook was a great teaser intro to make a reader interested in reading the rest of he series. A free short story from the series, rather than just a chapter is a much better way to get somebody interested in buying into a new series.
This story, being a short story preview vs an advance chapter, gives you a little background and leaves you wanting more without just cutting you off at the end of the chapter.
I can't wait for The Returned.
The possum scene ...
Ms Ronconi's ability to do accents and so many different voices.
Hey USA network, this would be a great series to compete with True Blood.
Molly Harper and Amanda Ronconi have done it again. Ms. Ronconi did a wonderful job of bringing Ms. Harper's, cast of loveable kooky characters to life. This book is a great addition to the Half Moon Hollow stories.
The narration was spot on. Amanda Ronconi does a great job with the characters in this series. They all have individual voices which gives them their own personalities. She is a very talented narrator.
Also, the story is great. Paranormal romance, humor, a great cast of characters, a believable setting. This series has it all. Jane and her crew are Sookie's funnier, cooler Kentucky cousins. Ms. Harper realizes that this is fantasy and doesn't allow her writing to take itself too seriously.
Jolene's bridesmaids dresses and Wilbur, Jane's serial widow grandmother's new flame.
This is just as good as the rest. Ms. Ronconi does well with sassy, southern girls.
I like the tag line of the first book. Jane is a librarian with a really long shelf life. For this one I might add something about hoping that Jane and her friends have better luck than Zeb and Jolene's ill-fated wedding theme.
The story was a disappointing, overly complicated, out of character in SO many ways, end to a much-beloved series.
Written in the same style as the other books. Decided on one plot to destroy the heroine and stuck with it. Realized that not every character Sookie had any major contact with that was still alive, did not need to make a cameo appearance in this novel.
Johanna Parker is the best. She's great with all the characters.
The narration was A+.
If you've read the rest of the series you'll probably have to get this one too, but if you are not a die hard fan, read Dead Reckoning, book 12, and the reviews of this book on Amazon and save your money.
Great idea but even for a short story this was lacking. Also, it was not scary at all, even for my 10 year old.
Love the narration. I thoroughly enjoyed the way the story kept switching characters and voices. I don't think it would have been as good without a multi-reader cast.
The story was believable and heartfelt. Great book.
This book is one of Stephen King's few books that don't leave you feeling like the book justed ended. The story is drags you in and holds you all the way to the end. It has all of the elements I look for in a book: paranormal, romance, and a good scare. Great book and Stephen King does an awesome job as the narrator. You really believe he is Mike Noonan.
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