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  • Love and Other Wild Things

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,999
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,810
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,799

Welcome to Mystic Bayou, a tiny town hidden in the swamp where shape-shifters, vampires, witches, and dragons live alongside humans. The town formed around the mysterious energy rift in the bayou, which helps keep the town’s magic in balance. But lately the rift has been widening and destabilizing - threatening to send the town’s magical population into chaos. Energy witch Danica Teel has been sent by the League to figure out what’s going on, with the help of bear-shifter Mayor Zed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Too damn short

  • By ESP on 09-06-18

Another Stellar Listen!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-06-18

Molly Harper and Amanda Ronconi are the most perfect combination! Jonathan Davis is N excellent addition to the alchemy of Harper and Ronconi.

Molly Harpers humor and willingness to let her characters be imperfect, humorous and genuine makes her books a great go to time and time again. I can’t wait until the next time she lets us go to Mystic Bayou!

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • A Caress of Twilight

  • Meredith Gentry, Book 2
  • By: Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,594
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,198

After eluding relentless assassination attempts by Prince Cel, her cousin and rival for the Faerie crown, Meredith Gentry, Los Angeles private eye, has a whole new set of problems. To become queen, she must bear a child before Cel can father one of his own. But havoc lies on the horizon: people are dying in mysterious, frightening ways, and suddenly the very existence of the place known as Faerie is at grave risk.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story- Terrible Narrator

  • By Alyssa Reid on 06-08-16

Great Story- Terrible Narrator

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-16

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Laurell K Hamilton is a first rate story teller. Her characters are vivid and realistic with wonderful growth and change through out the series.

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Caress of Twilight?

Well I can't say that or its a spoiler!

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Laural Merlington?

Kimberly Alexis!

Was A Caress of Twilight worth the listening time?

Yes

Any additional comments?

If you are going to read a book that has Gaelic based names etc please learn how to pronounce them. Sioban is not pronounced "See o Ban" it's pronounced "Shivan" for example!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,440
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,164
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,147

Gigi is no longer an innocent teen. All grown up and looking for love, her family and friends worry she'll go for the sexy, alluring vampire instead of a nice, safe human. But sexy and alluring, with a penchant for biting, could be just what Gigi wants...

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Sadly disappointing.

  • By CL on 03-28-15

It keeps getting better!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-26-15

Molly Harper hit another one out of the park! Witty, sassy and fun! You are drawn into the Hollow and it leaves you wanting to have another book to give you more time with the friends we have come to know and love.

Amanda Ronconi's narration is spot on perfect. I love the depth and breadth she gives to each character. He timing and inflection shows that she is a true master of her craft!

Buy the whole series!!

  • The Accidental Werewolf

  • Accidentally Friends, Book 1
  • By: Dakota Cassidy
  • Narrated by: Meredith Mitchell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,231
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,127
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,128

When Marty Andrews gets bitten by a mangy mutt while walking her teacup poodle, her blond hair darkens, the hair on her legs starts growing at an alarming rate, and her mood swings put her dream job as a sales rep for Bobbie-Sue Cosmetics in serious jeopardy. Then a drool-worthy man shows up at her door claiming that he accidentally bit Marty. And since he's a werewolf, she is now, too. Thinking Keegan Flaherty is clearly insane, Marty refuses to believe a word until a kidnapping makes her realize there's more at stake than just her highlights.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love Cassidy's humor!

  • By mississippi on 07-18-14

Terrible reading, fluffy novel

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-29-14

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

The book was fine. Decent storytelling but inconsistent characters. One character doesn't go from take charge, able to handle everything to vapid airhead in two seconds

If you’ve listened to books by Dakota Cassidy before, how does this one compare?

N/A

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Odd inflections that took away from the story and dramatic pauses in awkward places. Most of her sentences had a downward inflection at the end like you might hear from a particularly sober priest, a reading of 14th century poetry, or someone reading an obit. Not a romantic comedy audiobook.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment

Any additional comments?

Don't waste your time

11 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • My Soul to Lose

  • By: Rachel Vincent
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3,111
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,262
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,269

It was supposed to be a fun day, shopping at the mall with her best friend. Then the panic attack started and Kaylee Cavanaugh finds herself screaming, unable to stop. Her secret fears are exposed, and it's the worst day of her life....Until she wakes up in the psychiatric unit. She tries to convince everyone she's fine--despite the shadows she sees forming around another patient and the urge to scream which comes burbling up again and again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A beautifully crafted vignette!

  • By brenty on 04-11-10

Very good lead in to series

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-28-12

This novella shows a brief glimpse into Kaylee's life before she knew the truth about her history and her powers. What could be more frightening than have your world turn upside down and be assaulted with a terrifying reality. Perhaps only waking up in a mental health hospital chained to a bed with no memory of arrival. Feeling lost and alone and betrayed by family- Kaylee has to figure out how to best navigate this situation as well as try to figure out whether she is actually crazy or why her panic attacks turn her world upside down.