Olivia Kiskey needs a change. She’s been working at the same Nodaway Falls, New York, waffle house since she was a teenager; not a lot of upward mobility there. She’s been in love with Tobias, the cook, for the last four years; he's never made a move. Every Saturday night, she gathers with her three best friends—Peach, Millie, and Stacy—and drinks the same margaritas while listening to the same old stories. Intent on shaking things up, she puts her house on the market, buys a one-way ticket to Europe, and announces her plans to her friends... but then she meets Davina Granville, a strange and mystical Southern woman who shows Olivia that there is more to her life than she ever dreamed.
As Liv’s latent magical powers come to the surface, she discovers that having an interesting life is maybe not all it’s cracked up to be. The dark side of someone else’s magic is taking over good people in town, and changing them into vessels of malevolence. Unwilling to cede her home to darkness, she battles the demons of her familial past and her magical present, with those she loves at her side - and in the cross fire. Can the most important things in life—friendship, love, magic, and waffles—get her through the worst that the universe can throw at her?
©2012 Lucy March (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
Very strange chic lit. I usually love books with magic in them, but this was quite far of a reach. Was a quick listen and was bad, but not great either. Character can't really make up her mind and is annoyingly trusting at some points, while at others does not trust anyone.
Happiness is a good book!
I listen to every kind of book possible. This one was just for fun. I wasn't let down. It was a fun, witty listen that takes your mind off of everyday stuff. Life drives me to lose myself in a book as often as I can! I loved the story, the characters and the narrator was great. I never had to wonder who was talking as each voice for the characters was perfect. A fun way to pass a few boring hours driving, working or whatever.
This narrater does an excellent job in voice changes to make each character distinct. This is extremely important in an audiobook.
The story is about a young woman who has a low self esteem and who needs to find herself and make some quick decisions in order to save herself and others.
My favorite scene was at the end of the book when the two lovers confess their love for each other and vow to be together for as long as they can. This also sets the story up for a nice continuance.
While I did not have an extreme reaction to this book, it did make me feel many emotions while listening. I felt sad when we learned her sister was murdered and excited when she told the man whom she had a crush on that she loved him and he responded with his love for her.
The story line was good, lonely girl wants a change, has a crush on a boy, tries to make the change but is thwarted by one little event that catapolts her into this new world of magic and finally the begin a joyous life together ... unless the witch police come, but that may be another story.
I love audiobooks! They allow me to do my daily chores and get a book read at the same time.
That it was an easy listen. I do have to admit that I am a sucker for romance and this book has that. Fun book!
I listen to books while doing housework. The more interesting the book, the more housework gets done!
A Little Night Magic can't be compared to other audiobooks I've listened to, as I have a wide range of books for a wide range of moods. This is a light, entertaining book; when life is too stressful for a deep or cruel novel, it can lift your mood.
There is a trend for light-hearted vampire romances. A Little Night Magic is a bit like those: light-hearted, but without the vampires. Yes, there is evil to be defeated, and a sound storyline. But there is no doubt throughout that the girl will get her man in the end.The magic system is not entirely serious: one of the characters in the book has a talent for conjuring the most awesome cakes and pastries out of thin air.
Audiobooks bring a lot more detail to a book than reading it, as you can't flip forward through the boring or tedious bits. So they have to be well-written and engaging -- I abandon far more audiobooks than I ever did printed ones. That said, Amanda Ronconi reads it well; she has the tone and light-heartedness of the story just right. Some of the parts may seem a bit syrupy and "goody two-shoes" were you to read them; Amanda Ronconi makes them sound at least sincere.
This is not a moving book; it is entertaining. But you know there has to be a bad guy. And you know they have to defeat the bad guy... and get rid of the body. I did smile at their solution.
What I liked about this book is that the heroine does not do any of those intensely stupid things that make you want to run a mile. (I turned to it after reaching sticking points in two other books where you just know something incredibly bad is going to happen and you don't feel like facing it just yet.) Yes, our heroine does do stupid things that advance the plot, but you can always understand her reasons for doing so. And there are a lot of decisions she makes that you question the wisdom of. But overall it is a light and likeable story that will easily see you through the pile of ironing.
Like about this book, nothing.
It needed to have a more reasonable story. I was disapointed in this book.
The narator Ms Roconi would possablly make her readng more interesting if her characters would (as well as other books I have listened to) have more persons read other characters involed lines to make it more interesting. An example men read men and women read women's lines. I was not inpressed with with her trying to read all parts.
Ms March needs to write books a little more realistic. It took me only about 15 minutes after her friend introducing magic came into the picture at the resturant ( sorry I read it a bit ago and do not remember the name) to figure who was the villian. I thought this story was a little too far fetched. I did give her the benefit of the doubt just to see if the story would have a beliveable plot. I do not believe I will waste my money and time with any more of her novels read by her or writen by Ms March.
I listen to books all the time, When I am driving, cleaning, cooking or doing anything quiet. I am AUDOBSESSED!
This book is not for the mature reader. I think young people would enjoy it. It as kind of tongue in cheek silly for me
Great fun reading... light and fun. I enjoyed I and look forward to reading more from this author in future!
I really enjoyed this book. It was charming and funny and scary all at the same time. It was an enjoyable listen.
The animation of objects like the mug and the origami.
She did a good job with all the character voices
It's toungue and cheek humor.
I loved her ability to visualize what was going on. You joined her in the story.
It made me laugh.
It was light hearted and whimsical. I enjoyed it.
Well since I bought it due to great reviews, I guess all the other fans of M. Harper except for me and few others lured to it. Gave it two stars because I actually finished it- well done me!
The story had an opportunity to be great. The stage is set very well, the side characters good, the basic story line perfect.
But then the author has plopped Olivia- our female lead into it. She is so dumb it should be against law. She gets signs all over the place and she still makes the stupidest mistakes ever. Not just one as we humans do and learn from it, but one after another, after another and another…. I just wanted to shake her most of the book. The “love” she claims for our male lead Tobias is something very odd from her side. Very similar to all her relationships. Rather selfish in some ways.
Amanda is one of the best narrators of audio books. She does Molly Harper's books and I love her voice. She is great on all male and female voices. So, every character (however stupid) is helped along by greatest possible support of a master of narration.
If you dislike heroines who are stupid (not just naive) and often are tempted while reading/listening to a book to slap them- this is not for you. If you do not mind woman in her late 20s behaving like a 14 year old... yep, right up your favourites
I just wish I payed more attention to negative reviews as I stupidly bought another audio by the author at the same time without thinking. I need to start paying more attention with reviews and waste my credits
I have read a lot of negative feed back about this story... is it fair...in my opinion NO. A bit 'darker' than the average fantasy romance but an interesting story line. I think it is unfair to call the main character dim witted. It is easy to stand on the sideline & heckle. We have a saying 'you cannot see the wood for the trees'. Some times we are too close & things take a while to click. Not a light hearted book but a good story with plenty of action.
"Great new find."
one of the best this year. I love Molly Harpers book and they are read by Amanda Ronconi also..fabulous bit of escapism!
A really easy listen, I will go back and listen again. It was a shame when the book ended.
All of them, she is of of my favourite narrators!
Loved it. If you have listened to all the Molly Harper books try this next.
"One of little treasures you find by accident"
Yes but it might have more to do with Amanda Ronconi narration, I love the way she brings stories to life and makes me smile
EVRETHING!!!!!! she is one of the very few narrators I log on looking for
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