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.
I would try another book from either one.
It is an entertaining book and I would probably recommend it to a friend who is interested in "magic" stories. The narration was good but the story itself was only 3 stars. It would not be my first recommentation but it would be on the list.
Amanda portrayed Liv and Davina really well.
Probably not. Usually movies based on the book lose something in the translation and this book, while entertaining on my commute, was not a must read.
Liv could have been a great character, but she made some unrealistically stupid decisions. I thought this detracted from the quality of the story.
The only way this book could have been a 4 or 5 star experience is if it were written by a different author. The plot was mediocre, and the author clearly didn't know what to do with it. Half way through the book, I began cheering for the enemy. Part of me wanted her to lose just out of sheer frustration. I mean, come on, if the heroine was that stupid, she deserved to lose.
Sure, my review has nothing to do with the narrator. She can only read what's written on the pages.
The heroine, Olivia. I would replace her with someone who had a little common sense. And maybe a brain.
The only saving grace is the last 2 chapters of the book. It gained a star from my original 1-star rating.
Love a good book with a great storyline, read by a captivating voice.
The storyline progressed well and kept my attention, while not the best book I've heard lately it's not still a pretty good story.
Sometimes you just need a fluff book... this would be that book.. some lighthearted, fun moments... and the narrator is awesome. Yes, it's predictable. No, you're not going to be surprised. The romance is sweet and you can listen to this one with you daughter because it's clean and just.. well.. fun. The story follows a frustrated 20-somthing who's dissatisfied with her life and makes big plans to leave until her plans are interrupted by, you guessed it, a little night magic. We follow the herione as she learns about her powers and figures out who to trust and who not to trust. In the end, she has to chose whether to sacrifice herself for her little town full of people she loves.. or is there another way she can protect them?? If this one is on sale? Buy it, but I wouldn't spend a full credit on it.
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.
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