The Single Undead Moms Club Audiobook by Molly Harper (REVIEW)

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Review of: The Single Undead Moms Club Audiobook
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On November 6, 2015
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The Single Undead Moms Club Audiobook

By: Molly Harper

Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi

Published by: Audible Studios 10/27/15

The Single Undead Moms Club Audiobook by Molly Harper

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Half-Moon Hollow #4

9 hrs and 33 mins

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The Single Undead Moms Club Audiobook Sample

The Single Undead Moms Club Audiobook

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I’m a huge fan of Molly Harper’s Half Moon Hollow and Jane Jameson series. This book is a great addition to the vampires of Half Moon Hollow. Libby Stratton is a single mom with a young boy of about six. She was widowed not that long ago and now she has terminal cancer. She can’t think of leaving her boy without either of his parents. So she puts out an ad to find a vampire to turn her so that she can live. What she didn’t think about was how the people of Half Moon Hollow would react.

Small towns can be a bitch. I was originally born in a small town in South Georgia. Reading Half Moon Hollow books remind me so much of that little town, it is hilarious. Gossip circles and cliches are all the rage. Once one person finds out that Libby is no longer human, it doesn’t take long for it to spread around the town. What’s worse, is that her son, Danny, gets a lot of the backlash, as if he had anything to do with it.

As much as Libby is ostracized by humans that she really wasn’t that great of friends with anyway, she has gain a great new group of friends in the vampire community in Jane, Dick and the gang. They really come into help Libby when she really needs it.

There is also single father, Wade, and his son Harley. Harley and Danny become fast friends which pull Wade and Libby together. There is instant chemistry, even if they started off on the wrong foot in the school. On the plus side, Wade isn’t put off by the whole vampire thing.

Libby is also having to fight for custody of her child has her in-laws fight for custody. They don’t want just partial custody either. Her father-in-law is convinced that Libby is hanging out with a bad crowd and that this vampire thing is really bad for Danny. He wants full custody with no visitation.

I found this story to be another great addition to the story. As always, it was a lot of fun. Full of laughs and snarky humor that I’ve come to expect from a Molly Harper book. It was great to see the large cast of characters, as almost everyone from the series made an appearance.

The Single Undead Moms Club Audiobook Narration

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Amanda Ronconi does yet another wonderful job with the narration of this book. I just love the way she is able to bring out the humor in these stories. She is able to handle the increasing large cast of crazy characters with ease. She has no issues with male or female voices. She does a great job with her tone and pace.

Being a huge fan of vampire movies and TV shows, I wondered, what would be the most humiliating way possible to be turned into a vampire- a story that a vampire would be embarrassed to share with their vampire buddies over a nice glass of Type O. Well, first, you'd have to make the protaganist a bit of an accidental loser. She's single, almost 30, and a librarian working in the small Kentucky town where she grew up. This "triple whammy of worry" has made her a permanent fixture on her Mama's prayer list. And despite the fact that's pretty good at her job, she just got canned so her boss could replace her with someone who occasionally starts workplace fires. She drowns her sorrows at the local faux nostalgia-themed sports bar and during the commute home, she's mistaken for a deer and then shot by a drunk hunter. And then she wakes up as a vampire. And thus, Jane Jameson and the wacky denizens of Half-Moon Hollow were born. It took me almost a year to complete and edit a draft of the book, which I planned as the first in a three-book series. I spent three months using agentquery.com to ruthlessly stalk potential literary agents. (There were a lot of lists involved, I don't want to re-live it.) I was gently rejected by at least half of them. I corresponded with some very nice, very patient people, but ultimately signed with the fabulous Stephany Evans of Fine Print Literary Management. Stephany was willing to take to the time to give me advice on how to imp Being a huge fan of vampire movies and TV shows, I wondered, what would be the most humiliating way possible to be turned into a vampire- a story that a vampire would be embarrassed to share with their vampire buddies over a nice glass of Type O. Well, first, you’d have to make the protaganist a bit of an accidental loser. She’s single, almost 30, and a librarian working in the small Kentucky town where she grew up. This “triple whammy of worry” has made her a permanent fixture on her Mama’s prayer list. And despite the fact that’s pretty good at her job, she just got canned so her boss could replace her with someone who occasionally starts workplace fires. She drowns her sorrows at the local faux nostalgia-themed sports bar and during the commute home, she’s mistaken for a deer and then shot by a drunk hunter. And then she wakes up as a vampire.

And thus, Jane Jameson and the wacky denizens of Half-Moon Hollow were born.

It took me almost a year to complete and edit a draft of the book, which I planned as the first in a three-book series. I spent three months using agentquery.com to ruthlessly stalk potential literary agents. (There were a lot of lists involved, I don’t want to re-live it.) I was gently rejected by at least half of them. I corresponded with some very nice, very patient people, but ultimately signed with the fabulous Stephany Evans of Fine Print Literary Management. Stephany was willing to take to the time to give me advice on how to imp

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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.

My newest solo show, Kempner, will debut in 2015.

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Melanie Simmons
I’m Melanie and I live in Ohio. I have two horses and a dog. I’m an animal lover, avid book reader and audiobook listener. I like to live vicariously through fictional characters. I enjoy reading and listening to mostly fictional books in the paranormal genre, including Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and Horror. My favorite paranormal creatures are shifters, doesn’t matter the flavor.

    34 Comments

  1. I haven’t read that author yet but I do want to, she looks like a lot of fun 🙂

    • She is always good for a laugh. I’ve only read her paranormal stuff, but I’ve heard that her contemporary romance series is good too.

  2. I need to read more of Molly Harper. Her books are always light and funny. I might have to pick up this sereis very soon.

    • He is one of my top go-to authors when I need a laugh. 🙂

  3. It’s been so long since I’ve read this series, I should just re-read via audiobooks this time around.
    Lovely review 🙂 Hope you have a great weekend!

    • It is a great series on audio. I hope you get a chance to revisit on audio.

  4. gah this has been on my TBR pile forever, I love the sound of humor in these books, plus its paranormal, yes please

    • It is a great series. Molly Harper is one of my top go-to authors when I need a laugh.

  5. And another series that I need to get to. Dang it! You are responsible for so many books on my wish list. I read your reviews and bam, I want to read the book, too. 🙂

    • I know the feeling. My TBR is growing way faster than my Read pile. LOL Book Blogger Problems.

  6. While this wasn’t my favorite in the series I still enjoyed it.

    • It was a fun. I loved the small town PTA stuff. It was just like just home. LOL

  7. Oh just listening to the snippet makes me want it! I have the paperback but I usually just keep those for my shelve and listen to them..lol. This will be the first one I nab when I get a chance. 🙂

    • I love listening to all the Molly Harper books. Amanda Ronconi does a fabulous job with all Harper’s books. She makes them so fun.

  8. While I started this book thinking “here’s another female vampire newbie in over her head,” I ended up really enjoying it. While there are things I wished had been included in the book, I felt it was still very enjoyable! Thanks for the review.

    • It was cute. I loved to two boys and their search for Bigfoot. Plus, there was a lot of time with Dick Cheney LOL

  9. Oh, this sounds fantastic. I LOVE Molly Harper and the Jane books are some of my favorite. I really need to read more by her – but I’m glad this is in Half Moon Hollow as well.

    -Lauren

    • The Half Moon Hollow series is set in the same world as Jane. There is just a different main couple in each book. You also get more that just vampires.

  10. One day I’ll really have to go back to the books of the author, I used to really enjoy them. SO much fun!

  11. This series sounds FUN and I like that Harper tackles tough subjects, too. I’ll have to add her to my TBR! I love her author bio, too 😉 Great review!!!!!!!

    • She is really neat author. I met her at RT. She was so much fun. I hope you get a chance to try her. Her stories are all good for a laugh. I also love her Naked Werewolf series.

  12. Yes..Gossip circles and cliches are all the rage in small towns. I just picked up the first in one of her series last week and look forward to it.

  13. I’ve only read one book by this author so far and really should read more of them as I really enjoyed the one I read.
    This one sounds so fun with how she places and ad to become a vampire. And the whole situation with how the town reacts sounds interesting. This sounds like a great mood for when you’re in the mood for a more humorous read. Great review!

    • Harper is a great author for when I need a laugh. If I’m having a bad day, I’ll try to find one of her books to listen to and it will get me in a better mood pronto.

  14. This series sounds like so much fun to read, Melanie! And I already know I enjoy Harper’s writing 🙂 Great review.

  15. I actually have an audio of one of her books that I have not listened to yet. I hear such great things about this author, I think a lot of them was from you and berls (fantasy is more fun) Really need to get around to listening to that one soon. However this was a great review and just one more of her books I now want to read 🙂

    • I just love Molly Harper. All of the books that I’ve listened to have been hilarious. I find myself always giggling while listening to her books.

  16. I really need to get my ass moving with this series. I know it would give me a good listen as well.

    • It is a fun listen. I highly recommend anything by Molly Harper and Amanda Ronconi. They are always good for a laugh.

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