I haven't read the print version, so I can't say whether it's better or not. I don't have a great deal of time to sit down to read a book for fun, but I love audiobooks. I drive several hundred miles a week for my work and audiobooks are an absolute pleasure when I'm on the road. It's an opportunity to "read" for fun (aka non technical books) without the guilt that I should be reading professional literature.
Nell is a complex character. She's smart and funny and very loyal to her family and friends.
I like it that she's able to stand her ground with her brothers and is not afraid to get her hands dirty.
She has a pleasant voice and does a good job with the different characters.
The scene at the wedding where Nell is working so hard to be a supportive bridesmaid while her heart is aching over losing her friend to marriage and Texas. The interaction between Nell and Daniel was exceptionally well written and well presented by Ms. Pardee.
I have the audiobooks for all three of the Modern Witch books and am eagerly awaiting the next installments. The stories mesh well, although each book could stand alone too. I love this family and their friends and wish they were my neighbors. Debora Geary writes wonderful stories with just the right mix of romance without overdoing the "bump and grind" that is sometimes a little too much in some modern romance novels. Sometimes, my husband listens in with my audiobooks, and "soft porn" would be a little embarrassing. This is NOT what Debora Geary writes. Her books are funny and romantic and not R-rated. Thanks so much for that!
Yes. It's a very informative story about the interactions between a western woman and a Chinese American man in China as they deal with two very different world views and cultures. The information about traditional Chinese cuisine is fascinating and enjoyably educational.
Sam, although the Uncles are pretty interesting characters too.
Their voices were suitable for the characters and just a pleasure to hear.
Without giving away too much of the story, I felt like weeping when Sam didn't win the contest. The following scenes with the Uncles and Maggie were culturally realistic and very moving.
I spent a few months in China and have lived in other Asian countries and I appreciated the way the cultures were presented. The usual stereotypes were missing. Thank goodness for that.
This is a very funny story with surprisingly believable characters. I listen to audiobooks as I drive and this one had me laughing so hard, I had to pull to the side of the road. A trooper stopped to see if I was okay and for a moment (or two or three), he thought I was under the influence of something other than an audiobook. I was laughing so hard, I had tears rolling down my cheeks.I'm from Kentucky originally, and I get a kick out of Ms. Ronconi's narration and Molly is spot on with the characters. If you enjoy southern female authors with a somewhat twisted sense of humor, you'll adore Molly and the folks in Half Moon Hollow. She makes me homesick for McLean and Butler Counties, and her stories really do "explain a lot". ...just kidding, I don't really have redneck, werewolf relatives, and I don't think there were vampires nearby, but it's close!
Oh, that's hard. I keep coming back to Molly's books for Jane and Gabriel, but Jolene (is that the right spelling) is hilarious, and Sherry, Jane's mama is a close second, or fourth depending on your counting. All of the characters add to the story though, so it's really difficult to pick a single favorite.
Yes. She's a wonderful reader and I enjoy her characterization of the different voices in the Jane Jameson novels. She was also very good in And One Last Thing and the Witches Handbook of Kisses and Curses. I haven't really heard her read another's author's books, but I'm sure she's just as good. I suppose I should check out what she has listed, shouldn't I?
Absolutely, in fact I brought it inside and listened all the way through. I thought about going online and ordering the final book in the series right then, but my husband convinced me to wait. It WAS 3:00 AM, and I had to work the next morning!
This book is absolutely worth your credit. I'd recommend listening the earlier installments in the series, but it's not a bad stand alone story. The above mentioned husband got wrapped up in this one about an hour into the story and he stuck with it right up until that 3:AM bedtime. He was laughing so hard a couple of times, he frightened our dogs...and he's not even from Kentucky!
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