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Even Tree Nymphs Get the Blues

Series: Mystic Bayou, Book 2.5
Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
4 out of 5 stars (12,797 ratings)
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Our favorite moments from Even Tree Nymphs Get the Blues

Ingrid gets acquainted with Mystic Bayou.
What is the International League for Interspecies Cooperation?
"Ingrid, how are things going with Rob?"

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About the Author

Molly Harper worked for six years as a reporter and humor columnist for The Paducah Sun. Her reporting duties included covering courts, school board meetings, quilt shows, and once, the arrest of a Florida man who faked his suicide by shark attack and spent the next few months tossing pies at a local pizzeria. Molly lives in western Kentucky with her family.

About the Performer

Amanda is an actress and narrator who has recorded over 150 audiobooks including Audible's Best Romance of the Year (2017) and Audible's Best Paranormal Romance of the Year (2018). She has performed in theaters around New York City and regionally, as well as in commercials. She is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors’ Equity.

About the Performer

Jonathan Davis is a critically acclaimed narrator and voiceover actor. Jonathan's work as a narrator includes films and programming for National Geographic Television, NOVA and PBS. He has narrated over 500 audiobooks, a variety of bestsellers, and award-winners for the top publishing houses and national audio divisions, including over 40 titles of the Star Wars franchise. Jonathan has participated with Star Wars Celebration, and has built a significant fan base. He is a three-time recipient and sixteen-time nominee of the celebrated Audie Award, presented for excellence in audiobook narration. His work has been acclaimed by the New York Times, AudioFile Magazine and USA Today. In 2017, Jonathan was inducted into Audible's Narrator Hall of Fame.

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Hilarious and Cute!

Fast paced, giggle inducing and sweet! Even Tree Nymphs Get the Blues was the perfectly little listen to escape reality with. I found myself laughing out loud more than once while I was listening to this as I worked. I mean, really though, who couldn’t love a listen that had you smiling and laughing while doing laundry? In all seriousness this really is an adorable little story.
Ingrid is equal parts wise and naive. With her age comes certain wisdom, but her sheltered life before moving to Mystic Bayou left her ignorant of quite a bit when it comes to social niceties. Extremely blunt and somewhat distrusting she’s quite the hard shell to crack. Particularly for Rob who is drawn to her the moment he lays eyes on her. Rob is a bit shy, slightly awkward and all kinds of nerdy hot. Between misunderstandings and the addition of other hilarious characters you’re sure to get your fill of sweet and funny with this one!
Amanda Ronconi does a fantastic job bringing Ingrid to life. Beautifully done accents and perfectly fitting exactly what I pictured Ingrid sounding like. Jonathan Davis doesn’t fail to deliver either when it comes to accents and making Rob sound adorably swoony.

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  • Sara
  • Next Book Review Blog
  • 06-07-19

An absolute gem!!!

Really, I've never read or listened to another Molly Harper book. I thought this one sounded adorable and just could not pass it up! I was right in my adorable assumption. Now I keep thinking I need to go back and listen to the other books in the series. I'm not one who generally listens to stories about paranormal happenings with mythical creatures but this quick little bite tickled my fanciful side. I haven't read or listened to the previous 2 books in the series but that did not take away from my pleasure of listening to this one! I recommend it over and over again!

The narrators were fabulous!! Amanda Ronconi was JUST what I expected for Ingrid. She sounds a bit aloft but as though she doesn't want to be. I'm seriously digging the accent, I just have a thing for these accents! Jonathan Davis is a perfect Rob. He's strong in voice and character but still sounds caring and sweet. They worked well together.

I enjoyed the cleanness of the storyline and the light romance. I almost feel as though it was a story about Ingrid as a nymph than it was about Ingrid and Rob. I think it actually made it more enjoyable for me. Really you can't go wrong with this quick and delightful listen!!

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If you want to kill 3 hours

This story is perfectly mediocre. If you really want something just to pass the time and not really think too much, this will do the job.

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Maybe Should Not Have Been A Free Book

I downloaded this book as one of my free listens for June. It stated it was a free-standing book, but come to find out that many of the characters are from a series. While this had it's cute, funny moments, I was put off by the dual narrators. Women are much better at lowering voices than men are raising theirs. It was good when they were each reading their respective characters, but the crossover of Ingrid to Mr. Davis was not good at all. Might be better if they read it more as a play than a book.
Since the dual narrators are in the first 2 books I don't think I will go back and listen to them.

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Mediocre and just a bit incel-ish

I don't think it's deliberate, but there's a lot of weird unhealthy courtshsip tropes here. Things like a man invading a woman's personal space and property, being asked repeatedly to leave, being shown multiple signs that she is deeply uncomfortable with his presence, but he just keeps trying to ask her out, until she literally runs away from him. while on her own property. and he later laments that this treatment was rude.

he accidentally messes with n artifact that could literally kill her at one point. it is a well-intenioned but stupid gesture, and he does it after.expressly being asked not to. when this is talked about later, the following sentence is uttered: "you threatened her very life source. but then she did say some very hurtful and embarassing things to you, so it's a level playing field."

The book doesn't necessarily protray any of this behavior as *good* and I don't think the author (who IS female, btw) meant it to come across the way I interpreted it, but when I listened I couldn't unhear it.

it didn't help that Jonathon Davis sounds like he's reading from a textbook, in a slow, lecture-like drawl; he seems to get more a imated when voicing characters other than the man guy, so maybe he didn't like that character either. Amanda Ronconi, in the other hand, might have been the only reason I kept listening. She has good comedic timing and quality voice work.

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Even Tree Nymphs Get the Blues

I didn't think I would like this as much as I did I got it because it was one of the free audible originals. I'm also not all that into love stories. I did like the addition of the ice cream shop. (I'm an ice cream addict)

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wow, super cheesy

I gave it a go because it was so brief, but glad I got it for free. Simplistic story

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very anticlimactic

discussed a lot of bigger topics in the story but never actually touched back on them it's like the story ended before it even really started

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romance delivered with feels and laughter

Ingrid Asher is the newest resident of Mystic Bayou and the opening scene to this tale was hilarious. Ingrid is a tree nymph. She is socially awkward and untrusting around humans, others and in particular, the League. She’s bought a farm, and a local business where she plans to open a creamery.

Rob Aspern, head of the League’s data science department is also Ingrid’s neighbor. Whenever he is around her he becomes socially inept and quite frankly it was hilarious. Ingrid who is suspicious of everyone made it more so by her reactions.

I loved watching the romance unfold as Harper gave us a mix of adorkable and awkward moments. Of course Jillian and Danica get involved. How could they not!

Talk of mouth watering ice cream flavors had me making a trip to the local ice cream shop. Then they had to go and mention pie. 🥧🍦😍

We learned a little more about Mystic Bayou and the tear/rift as Harper updated us on the town, previous couples, and more.

The conflict could have been resolved with communication but wasn’t dragged out and led to character growth, secrets, and tender moments. All of this added to the swoon and feels.

I love listening to this series on audio. The narrations have been stellar. It captures the snark and personalities of these characters. Amanda Ronconi and Jonathan Davis narrate the dual POV. These two are perfect together. They enhance the humor, oddities and characters.

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Not nearly what I was hoping for

I might not have the best perspective to write a review over this book because I haven’t read any of the other series, so I don’t have any previous context or character/world attachment. My opinion is purely based off of Rob and Ingrid’s story.

Their story didn’t have much to it. Ingrid felt like a b*tchy, closed-off stick in the mud. I liked her backstory and explanation for why she was that way, but it still doesn’t make the character any more enjoyable to actually read. Rob was just okay. There wasn’t anything about his character that stood out or had me falling in love. There didn’t seem to be anything special about him.

The synopsis described this novella as hilarious, but I didn’t laugh one time. There were no hilarious situations or embarrassing moments that made you crack up. This novella is about Rob being into Ingrid, Ingrid being stand-offish, them having a big fight over a misunderstanding and their friends clearing it up for them. That’s really it. There wasn’t even a true courtship other than one pie date in a diner. No romantic chemistry except a brief kiss on the lips.

If you couldn’t tell, I was really disappointed in this book.

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  • Nicola
  • 06-22-19

Just a bit uneventful

Nothing really happens. Yes, there is: Fall in love at first sight, fight, make up -but that is it.

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  • Ella
  • 06-14-19

Disappointing 3rd book

If you’re debating whether to buy this - it isn’t worth the money. Clearly a token 3rd book to round off the trilogy, but half the length of the other novels, and no plot line that integrates with the other storyline. Laugh out loud funny at times, but ended right in the middle where the other books were just kicking off!

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  • Horsin' Around
  • 06-08-19

Story line lacking

I've enjoyed the Mystic Bayou series, love the narrators, and they were good in this, but they struggled against the truly inferior story line. Undeveloped characters and a rushed story, not even the wonderful quirkiness of the town could dig this one out.

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  • jennifer connell
  • 07-07-19

Simply entertaining

Loved the story. Found it fun and entertaining.
Delivered believably and lightheartedly by the narrators - had to listen right to the end.