Love and Other Wild Things Audiobook
By: Molly Harper
Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi, Jonathan Davis
Published by: Audible Studios 9/04/18
6 hrs and 41 mins
Love and Other Wild Things Audiobook Sample
Love and Other Wild Things Audiobook
This is the second book in Molly Harper’s Mystic Bayou series. In this book, we meet Danica Teel, an energy witch. She works for the League and has been tasked to look into the Rift, which has been leaking energy into Mystic Bayou. She’s hiding her abilities from her family. She also quite the interesting family dynamic. Her hippy father isn’t around much. Her mother wasn’t ine picture much either.
The hero of this story is the town’s mayor, bear shifter Zed. He was one of the best side characters in the first book, so I excited to see him get his own story. I was not disappointed. He is quickly attracted to Dani. He’s doing some work on the house that she’s staying in, which he proceeds to stretch out so that he can spend more time around her.
The romance on this one is really sweet. Zed’s family is so cute around him and Dani. Bael, Zed’s best friend, town sheriff and the hero of book one, is also fun as a secondary character in this story. Jillian, the heroine of book one, is Dani’s boss and makes for some fun too. I’m glad we got to spend time with her and Bael.
There is also a bit of a mystery afoot too. Someone is not only making things difficult for Dani and her work on the rift, they are making things worse. There also seems to be someone trying to remove her completely from the project, in a very permanent fashion.
Another fun addition to the series. This series is exactly what you would expect from Molly Harper. A fun paranormal series with plenty of humor, food and sweet romance. I really love Molly Harper’s characters. They are so relatable with problems that you could see in your own life or maybe someone you know. They just feel so real and funny.
Love and Other Wild Things Audiobook Narration
Amanda Ronconi and Jonathan Davis continue to narrate this series, with each taking the chapters narrated by the heroine and hero, respectively. I’ve long been a fan of Amanda Ronconi, as she reads all of Molly Harper’s books. She does a great job bringing out the humor in her characters. This is only the second book I’ve listened to with Jonathan Davis (the first book in the series being my first book with him). I do like his narration. I think he brings out the laid back attitudes of the men in Mystic Bayou. He does read a bit slower than Amanda Ronconi. I didn’t feel quite the need to increase my listening speed with him, but it was a close thing. I know several people did adjust their speed for each chapter.
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I am an actress, narrator and writer who divides my time between New York City and Upstate New York. I have a BFA from NYU where I studied at the Stella Adler Conservatory. I have performed in theaters around New York City as well as regionally at The Alley, Capital Rep and many productions at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.
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Narrator: Jonathan Davis
Jonathan Davis, a three-time recipient and fourteen-time nominee of the Audie Award, has earned accolades for his narration from the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, the American Library Association, Booklist, the Audio Publishers Association, AudioFile magazine, and USA Today. He has narrated a variety of bestsellers and award-winners for top publishing houses and national audio divisions, including Penguin Random House Audio, Harper Audio, Hachette Audio, Recorded Books, Blackstone Audio, Macmillan Audio, Simon & Schuster Audio, and Audible, Inc. He has narrated over forty titles of the Star Wars franchise for Lucasfilm Ltd./PRH Audio, including several iconic movie tie-ins, has participated with Star Wars Celebration, and has built a significant fan base. Jonathan’s work as a narrator includes films and programming for National Geographic Television, NOVA, PBS, VH1, and Francis Ford Coppola.
Jonathan was recently inducted into the Audible Narrator Hall of Fame.