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I really think that Amanda Ronconi could make the phone book entertaining. I don't think the book would have been as fun to read on my own as it was to listen to her read to me. She really is fantastic and so very appropriate for this genre.
The story had a lot of potential and kept me entertained. Certain characters could have been developed more and the rules for magic in her world established better. The book seemed a bit rushed at times and I would have been happy to listen to a longer version with more details.
I didn't laugh aloud as often as I do with Molly Harper's books (yes, they are similar as other reviewers have stated), but I did laugh and chuckle and grin a lot. I would definitely read other material by Lucy March, especially if narrated by Ronconi.
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Would you consider the audio edition of A Little Night Magic to be better than the print version?
I prefer both... first time reading on my own but then having Amanda Ronconi breathe a new life into the story is great.
What was one of the most memorable moments of A Little Night Magic?
I love the Saturday night confessionals... reminds me of times with a group of my girlfriends who I do not see nearly enough anymore... will have to see up a Margarita night myself...
What does Amanda Ronconi bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
I loved her narration of Molly Harper's books so much I got this one just because she was the narrator. I found this story just as entertaining mainly because of Amanda Ronconi and the life she gives to the characters. Sometimes when a narrator does multiple voices for multiple characters it just doensn't quite work. Not so with Amanda Ronconi.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes... went straight thru it
Any additional comments?
If you like the Molly Harper books I believe you would be pleased with this author as well. Will have to try more books by this author. There was enough of funny to make me laugh, enough plot to keep me interested, and characters I enjoyed. It's a light romance (anyone up for a steamier book might want to look elsewhere) but the relationship works... where in other books I too often feel the relationship is rushed or forced. Not so with the book.
I've been reading so many in this genre that are typically Vampire or Were based... nice to see Magic take centerfold. Audible doesn't have any of these yet but if you liked this book or Molly Harpers might I suggest the Hex series by Linda Wisdom, Broken Heart Oklahoma series by Michele Bardsley, or Real Vampires Have Curves series (forgot the name) by Gerri Bartlett.
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If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?
Well since I bought it due to great reviews, I guess all the other fans of M. Harper except for me and few others lured to it. Gave it two stars because I actually finished it- well done me!
What could Lucy March have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
The story had an opportunity to be great. The stage is set very well, the side characters good, the basic story line perfect.
But then the author has plopped Olivia- our female lead into it. She is so dumb it should be against law. She gets signs all over the place and she still makes the stupidest mistakes ever. Not just one as we humans do and learn from it, but one after another, after another and another…. I just wanted to shake her most of the book. The “love” she claims for our male lead Tobias is something very odd from her side. Very similar to all her relationships. Rather selfish in some ways.
Which character – as performed by Amanda Ronconi – was your favourite?
Amanda is one of the best narrators of audio books. She does Molly Harper's books and I love her voice. She is great on all male and female voices. So, every character (however stupid) is helped along by greatest possible support of a master of narration.
Any additional comments?
If you dislike heroines who are stupid (not just naive) and often are tempted while reading/listening to a book to slap them- this is not for you. If you do not mind woman in her late 20s behaving like a 14 year old... yep, right up your favourites
I just wish I payed more attention to negative reviews as I stupidly bought another audio by the author at the same time without thinking. I need to start paying more attention with reviews and waste my credits
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What did you like most about A Little Night Magic?
I have read a lot of negative feed back about this story... is it fair...in my opinion NO. A bit 'darker' than the average fantasy romance but an interesting story line. I think it is unfair to call the main character dim witted. It is easy to stand on the sideline & heckle. We have a saying 'you cannot see the wood for the trees'. Some times we are too close & things take a while to click. Not a light hearted book but a good story with plenty of action.
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