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A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses Audiobook

A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses: Half Moon Hollow, Book 2

Nola Leary would have been content to stay in Kilcairy, Ireland, healing villagers at her family’s clinic with a mix of magic and modern medicine. But a series of ill-timed omens and a deathbed promise to her grandmother have sent her on a quest to Half-Moon Hollow, Kentucky, to secure her family’s magical potency for the next generation. Her supernatural task? To unearth four artifacts hidden by her grandfather before a rival magical family beats her to it. Complication One: The artifacts are lost somewhere in vampire Jane Jameson’s occult bookshop. Complication Two: Her new neighbor, Jed Trudeau, keeps turning up half-naked at the strangest times....
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Nola Leary would have been content to stay in Kilcairy, Ireland, healing villagers at her family’s clinic with a mix of magic and modern medicine. But a series of ill-timed omens and a deathbed promise to her grandmother have sent her on a quest to Half-Moon Hollow, Kentucky, to secure her family’s magical potency for the next generation. Her supernatural task? To unearth four artifacts hidden by her grandfather before a rival magical family beats her to it.

Complication One: The artifacts are lost somewhere in vampire Jane Jameson’s occult bookshop. Complication Two: Her new neighbor, Jed Trudeau, keeps turning up half-naked at the strangest times, a distraction Nola doesn’t need. And teaming up with a real-life Adonis is as dangerous as it sounds, especially since Jed’s got the face of an angel and the abs of a washboard. Can Nola complete her mission before falling completely under his spell?

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    AudioAddict 07-09-15
    AudioAddict 07-09-15

    I can find a book to love in any genre -- a beautifully written classic, an interesting mystery or sci-fi, a trashy romance. Bring it!

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    "Cute and sweet!"

    STORY (fantasy/romance) - This is the usual clever story I've come to expect from Molly. It isn't my favorite, but it's still really good. The Publisher's Summary pretty much covers what I have to say about the story, and to add more would be giving something away. There are
    some unexpected twists in the story, and the ending is adorable.

    PERFORMANCE - As other reviewers have commented, Amanda is totally off on this performance. Some kind of Boston/Irish accent that she does sporadically. It's a bit distracting but doesn't ruin the cute story.

    OVERALL - Recommended for females only. Contains a sprinkling of F-words and a couple sex scenes which are short but not very explicit. This is Book 2 of the series, but the story stands alone. Some of the characters will be familiar, however, if you've listened to Book 1.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer United States 06-14-13
    Amazon Customer United States 06-14-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Oh the accents"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses to be better than the print version?

    Probably not, since the accents were so ridiculously distracting. I did enjoy the story though.


    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer Riverdale, GA 06-11-13
    Kindle Customer Riverdale, GA 06-11-13 Member Since 2009

    I have been happily married for 17 years, I have 3 children (12, 14, & 16), and 2 dogs. I am currently working on a 2nd degree. Life is chaotic and stressful, but I wouldn't change it. I am blessed and enjoying my life.

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    "Great Book :)"

    Hilarious as usual! Molly Harper is an automatic download. She always leaves you with a smile. I liked how the new plot connected to the grandfather and tied everything together in the Hollow. So nice visiting with old friends from Half Moon Hollow.

    I enjoyed the crazy accents, because really how would a Boston/Irish accent sound?

    If you keep writing them, I'll keep downloading! :)

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    nicole buckner Bethel Park, PA 05-28-13
    nicole buckner Bethel Park, PA 05-28-13 Member Since 2013
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    "inconsistent accent annoying"
    What didn’t you like about Amanda Ronconi’s performance?

    I am having trouble listening to this- I usually LOVE this narrator but the in and out accent is sooo annoying!


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    Gwendolyn 06-07-13
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    I really miss the laugh-out-loud humor of the Jane Jamison series and the story 'And One Last Thing'. Those stories made me laugh so hard at times that I'd cry. And every time I listened to them, it would be like visiting old friends. That was why I started buying every audio book by Molly Harper. Lately though, the stories are slipping into mediocrity. The just don't have that same spark that set them apart anymore. I hope this is temporary because I miss the old Molly Harper magic.

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    ELIZABETH 06-06-13
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    "Amanda Ronconi"
    What made the experience of listening to A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses the most enjoyable?

    Good book, but the accented narration missed the mark. At times she sounds like Arianna Huffington and at others like anything else. I don't mind accents and I expect Arianna's accent in an Arianna book. Ms. Ronconi is off on this one.


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    Brenda Charlestown, IN, United States 06-04-13
    Brenda Charlestown, IN, United States 06-04-13 Listener Since 2007

    Happiness is a good book!

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    "Amanda Ronconi, as good as you are? Seriously bad."

    I adore Molly Harper, I love Amanda Ronconi. With that said I think the good thing these two had going.....is OVER. Usually, Mollys books make me laugh out loud and Amanda seals the deal. I didn't love the characters, the story was weak and the narrator sucked. It was difficult to finish it as Amanda ruined it with the terrible, terrible accent. I'm shaking my head over this one. I didn't laugh once. Not even a giggle. I'm seriously depressed over this failure as I looked so forward to this book.

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    Anne MELBOURNE, FL, United States 05-30-13
    Anne MELBOURNE, FL, United States 05-30-13
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    "Sad to be SO disappointed with the narration..."

    First and foremost, I LOVE Molly Harper's books. I have listened to all of them in the audiobook format and until now have never been disappointed. I am very sad to say that the narration so is poor that I find myself distracted from the great writing. Until now I have really enjoyed Amanda Ronconi's work. However, the Boston accent is so bad in this recording that at first I actually thought it was a joke and part of the storyline. The narrator will read an entire passage with no accent whatsoever and then throw in one or two of the well-known cliche Boston accent words (pahk the caah, etc.). When she does this I'm a instantly snapped out of the story and focused on the strange accent.

    While I agree a series should stick with the same narrator whenever possible, if the author felt the Boston accent was too important to the story to lose (I haven't finished the book, but at this point that doesn't seem to be the case) a different narrator would have been a better choice.

    I always anxiously await Molly Harper's work and will continue to do so. I hope any future new accents are fully vetted before recording begins. Harper's books deserve the best possible narration and unfortunately this one misses the mark.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Jacquetta 05-30-13
    Jacquetta 05-30-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Molly Harper has done it again"

    I have every Molly Harper book and am never disappointed. Another easy listen with just the right amount of humor and romance. One of the few authors that makes me laugh out loud.

    I love Amanda Ronconi and the fact that she narrates all of Molly's books.

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    Smitten with Reading Texas 08-14-13
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    Overall... 4.00 star

    Performance.... 4.75 star

    Story... 3.75 star

    Another great, fun book by Molly Harper! This one features a witch, Nola, who is visiting the states from Ireland trying to track down the family artifacts that Grandma gave to her baby-daddy and he took back to the states. No one ever met the missing granddaddy, and unfortunately he's died, which complicates the recovery of the artifacts even more. But Nola has managed to secure a rental in one-half of his house and quickly moves to make friends with Jane Jameson who bought granddaddy's bookstore. Nola's witchcraft takes the form of healing so she's also a nurse, but her powers fluctuate wildly.

    Living in the other half of granddaddy's house is Jed, a good old boy who never seems to wear a shirt, something that Nola appreciates a LOT, even though she has a boyfriend back in Ireland.

    There's lots of madcap mayhem in this book...rogue witches after the artifacts, bounty hunters after the artifacts, dead relatives making inopportune appearances, wild lust over Jed's very nice chest, and a screwball family in the form of Jane, Dick Cheney, and Andrea. It really was an incredibly entertaining book. While not my favorite of Molly Harper's stories, I honestly cannot see that I would ever hate reading/listening to one of her books. Her sense of humor always shines through and makes every one of her books a blast and so freaking enjoyable.

    I have to note here about Amanda Ronconi's narration...WOW!!! Nola is Irish, but lived for many years in Boston so she has a combination of the two accents. Ms. Ronconi NAILED that accent...she did it so incredibly well. On the flip side of that was Jed with his Louisiana good-old-boy drawl. Really, Amanda Ronconi is absolutely one of the best narrators out there. Bravo!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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