Murder’s a Witch Audiobook
By: Danielle Garrett
Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
Published by: Tantor Audio 01/30/18
6 hrs and 48 mins
Murder’s a Witch Audiobook Sample
Murder’s a Witch Audiobook
I will admit that I grabbed this audiobook because I thought the cover was cute, the blurb sounded interesting and most important of all, I LOVE Amanda Ronconi. This isn’t the first time that I saw a favorite narrator listed and I decide to look more closely at the book. I’ve found some really great stories by browsing by narrator. It is something I highly recommend. This was another winner for me.
So this book is about Holly Boldt. She’s a witch. She’s lived the majority of her life in Havens, which are almost like a parallel world for supernaturals. However, she’s been banned from the Haven and now has to live on Earth. She is living in a house with three other roommates (werewolf, vampire and unknown), all of which are supernatural. The owner of the house is a ghost who still lives in the attic. The SPA, which is kinda like a government for supernaturals, does all the legal stuff for the ghost homeowner.
There isn’t much of a mystery at the beginning as the author builds the world and introduces several characters. While it takes a bit for the suspense to get underway, I found that I still enjoyed the story. I had fun with the characters as I was getting to know them.
Then Holly’s boss turns up dead. Not only dead, but murdered. Holly works at a coffee shop. Her boss was bludgeoned to death with a bottle of peppermint syrup. Eww. The issue then because that Holly’s best friend, who also argued with the shop owner the night before her death, also spilled peppermint syrup on her shoes. You can see the problem.
I should also add that there is a new guy in town, a private investigator. He also does paranormal investigations on the side, which has the tenants of Beechwood Manor a little on edge. There is also the new owner of the coffee shop. Also, one of the “unknown” tenant of the house is acting weird. So there are plenty of suspects to go around.
I thought this was a quick and fun listen. I really enjoyed the story. I felt it had some humor too it. The suspense was great. I really enjoyed my time with all of the characters. This is my first cozy mystery. I really enjoyed it. I’m excited to get more of these books under my belt. I need to find more of these paranormal cozy mysteries.
Murder’s a Witch Audiobook Narration
What can I say Amanda Ronconi? If you haven’t tried her, I highly recommend her. I know her mostly from Molly Harper’s books, but I’ve listened to her narrate a few other things. She is a great narrator. Especially, if the book has humor in it. There is something about the way she reads a book that really brings out the humor. You can’t help but laugh out loud. Again, look this woman up. She is a lot of fun.
From a young age, Danielle Garrett was obsessed with fantastic places and the stories set in them. As a lifelong bookworm, she’s gone on hundreds of adventures through the eyes of wizards, princesses, elves, and some rather wonderful everyday people as well.
Danielle now lives in Oregon and while she travels as often as possible, she wouldn’t call anywhere else home. She shares her life with her husband and their house full of animals, and when not writing, spends her time being a house servant for three extremely spoiled cats.
Narrator: Amanda Ronconi
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.
My Off-Broadway solo comedy, Shirley at the Tropicana, received critical acclaim and was subsequently featured in The New York Times. Film and TV credits include Daydream Believer (Slamdance 2001’s Best Dramatic Feature winner), The Understudy, Deadly Sins (ID Discovery), IFC’s Get Hit and Chasing Paradise. National network and regional commercials include Chase Bank, Sony and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. My voiceover work encompasses over 70 audiobooks available on Audible.com.