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  • A Little Night Magic

  • By: Lucy March
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,561
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,350
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,343

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. Intent on shaking things up, Olivia 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....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I really hope this turns into a series...

  • By Shelly on 01-07-13

Delightful

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

Reviewed: 10-16-18

Loved it. So much fun and enjoyable. Plus add the fabulous narration of Amanda Ronconi.

  • Rhythm and Bluegrass

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,601
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,482
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,482

The anticipated follow up to Molly Harper's My Bluegrass Baby, which followed Sadie Hawkins as she jockeyed for the director's position at the Kentucky Tourism Commission with a sophisticated and handsome challenger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SO SO SO SO SO GOOD!

  • By Cindy on 10-11-13

Fun series

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

Reviewed: 09-23-18

Such a fun read. Love the comedic writing of Molly Ronconi and the expressive narration of Amanda Ronconi.

  • Snow Falling on Bluegrass

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,661
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,537
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,535

Kelsey is known around the office for having everything under control. So it's not surprising that she and her boss, Sadie, have everything planned to the second for the office winter retreat. But there are things even Kelsey can't micromanage. An unprecedented snowstorm smothers half of Kentucky and knocks out the power, closes the roads, and generally shuts down the state.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sure Kelsey makes poor choices, who doesn't?

  • By Bonnie on 10-12-14

Fun series

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

Reviewed: 09-23-18

So smart and funny. Love the combination of Molly Harper’s comedic writing and Amanda Ronconi’s expressive narration.

  • 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 1,530
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,442
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,431

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

Love Zed!!!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

Love this series and so glad Zed got his own installment. What a doll! Never wanted it to end.

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  • Changeling

  • A Novel of Sorcery and Society
  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 946
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 888
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 885

If 14-year-old Cassandra Reed makes it through her first day at Miss Castwell’s Institute for the Magical Instruction of Young Ladies without anyone discovering her secret, maybe, just maybe, she’ll let herself believe that she really does belong at Miss Castwell’s. Except Cassandra Reed’s real name is Sarah Smith and up until now, she lived her whole life in the Warren, serving a magical family, the Winters, as all non-magical “Snipes” are bound by magical Guardian law to do. That is, until one day, Sarah accidentally levitates Mrs. Winter’s favorite vase in the parlor.... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful!

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-23-18

Great new series.

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

Equally wonderful to Molly Harper’s other novels and delivered perfectly by Amanda Ronconi. Plus it was unique. Can’t wait for more installments.

  • My Bluegrass Baby

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,691
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,453
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,443

Sadie Hutchins loves her job at the Kentucky Tourism Commission. Not only could her co-workers double as the cast of Parks and Recreation, but she loves finding the unusual sites, hidden gems, and just-plain-odd tourist attractions of her home state. She’s a shoo-in for the director’s job when her boss retires at the end of the year…until hotshot Josh Vaughn shows up to challenge her for the position. Josh is all sophisticated polish while Sadie’s country comfort, and the two have very different ideas of what makes a good campaign.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another HIT with Harper!!

  • By Kimberly on 04-11-13

Absolutely adorable.

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

Pure joy. Nobody writes cuter, smarter, snarkier novels than Molly Harper. And nobody delivers them better than Amanda Ronconi. Love each reread.

  • The Kiss Quotient

  • A Novel
  • By: Helen Hoang
  • Narrated by: Carly Robins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 670
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 620
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 619

Stella Lane thinks math is the only thing that unites the universe. She comes up with algorithms to predict customer purchases - a job that has given her more money than she knows what to do with as well as way less experience in the dating department than the average 30-year-old. It doesn't help that she has Asperger's and that French kissing reminds her of a shark getting its teeth cleaned by pilot fish. She decides that she needs lots of practice - with a professional - which is why she hires escort Michael Phan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this!

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-12-18

Truly adorable/adorkable!!

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

I love geeky heroines especially when they have Aspergers. Such an unusual couple but I enjoyed their banter and story. Well written and narrated!!!

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  • Blind Kiss

  • By: Renée Carlino
  • Narrated by: Rebekkah Ross, Sebastian York
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

Penny spends her afternoons sitting outside a sandwich shop, surrounded by ghosts. Fourteen years ago, this shop was her childhood dance studio - and she was a dancer on the rise. Now she’s a suburban housewife, dreading the moment her son departs for MIT, leaving her with an impeccably decorated McMansion and a failing marriage. She had her chance at wild, stars-in-her-eyes happiness, but that was a lifetime ago. After The Kiss. Before The Decision. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved every angst filled minute

  • By ADuffie on 08-21-18

Love Renee Carlino.

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

Renee Carlino is becoming one of my insta-buys. She never disappoints!! Her stories are fresh and well written. And of course there was perfect narration.

  • One Day

  • By: David Nicholls
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
  • Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,167
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 729
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 734

It's 1988 and Dexter Mayhew and Emma Morley have only just met. They both know that the next day, after college graduation, they must go their separate ways. But after only one day together, they cannot stop thinking about one another. As the years go by, Dex and Em begin to lead separate lives. And yet, unable to let go of that special something that grabbed onto them that first night, an extraordinary relationship develops between the two.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, bad ending

  • By Kathy on 08-15-10

One of my favorites

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

I love this novel dearly but can’t reread it too often. It’s gut wrenchingly painful!! I cry every time. Superb narration and writing.

  • The One That Got Away

  • A Novel
  • By: Leigh Himes
  • Narrated by: Kristin Kalbli
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 532
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 490
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 490

Abbey Lahey is a married, harried working mother of two, struggling to make ends meet in a blue-collar suburb of Philadelphia. When a tumble down a Nordstrom escalator lands her in an alternate reality, Abbey finds herself happily married to the one who got away - a dashing Philly blueblood she met briefly years earlier - and living a Cinderella life of privilege and luxury.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Predictable but not awful.

  • By Taffy on 12-05-16

Very enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

I really enjoyed this engaging novel. The heroine went on an interesting journey and I’m glad she found her way home.