Where the Wild Things Bite Audiobook by Molly Harper (REVIEW)

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Review of: Where the Wild Things Bite Audiobook
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Where the Wild Things Bite Audiobook

By: Molly Harper

Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi

Published by: Audible Studios 7/26/16

Where the Wild Things Bite Audiobook by Molly Harper

4 Hearts rating image Hot Listens

Half-Moon Hollow #5

7 hrs and 14 mins

Paranormal Romance

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Where the Wild Things Bite Audiobook

4 Hearts

I always love when I get a new installment from Molly Harper. She is a favorite author of mine. Tie her with Amanda Ronconi as the narrator and I’m in heaven. They are a perfect pair to make me laugh.

This story is a bit different from previous books in the Half Moon Hollow series. While this is not the first time we’ve had characters who are not part of Jane Jamison’s gang, this is the first time we’ve had them outside of Half Moon Hollow. Jane and the gang do have appearances in this story, but not as much as what we normally see. That doesn’t make the story any less fun.

Anna Winthrop has a very rare and priceless book that she need to return to Jane. She had it to authenticate it was the real deal. Anna, who is a bit of an introvert and germaphobe, decides that this package is too important to just ship it back, so she is going to deliver it in person. She goes from using antibacterial wipes to clean the area around her on the plane, to trudging through the backwoods of Kentucky after her crazy pilot crashes the plane.

Finn Palmeroy is not a new character in the Half Moon Hollow series. He isn’t very well liked though. He is a bit of a conman. He was a conman in life and that didn’t change after he was turned into a vampire. It just gave him a new group of people to con. He is also not much of a woodsman. He is out to help Anna Winthrop through the backwoods of Kentucky and is going to help her deliver her package back to Jane. I’m not a big fan of the “men who change because of a woman” trope. I just don’t believe that it is a real thing for the most part, but then this is a book about vampires, so I can’t gripe too much about realism. I do think he cares about her, so maybe he will try to be a better person so as not to disappoint her. Who knows.

This book was fully of the sarcasm and shenanigans that I expect with any Molly Harper story. This series is one that never ceases to put me in a good mood. It is a little bit of action, some romance and full of chuckle worthy humor. I always love my time with the gang from Half Moon Hollow.

I was trapped in the bluegrass version of Deliverance. With a vampire.
Worst. Case. Scenario.

Where the Wild Things Bite Audiobook Narration

4.5 Hearts

This is one of my favorite audiobook teams. I don’t read any of Molly Harper’s books, I must listen because Amanda Ronconi does such an amazing job with the narration. She really brings out the snark in Molly Harper’s stories. If you haven’t tried Molly Harper’s stories on audio, I can’t recommend it enough. Amanda Ronconi is perfect for this series.

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.

I like to thank Audible Studios for providing me with a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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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.

    24 Comments

  1. I really do need to try her, she sounds like such a fun author and everyone seems to love her books. Glad this was another good one for you!

  2. I have yet to listen to the two Molly Harper stories I have in my collection but I am really looking forward to them. I love sarcasm and shenanigans in my stories as long as the characters use their common sense 🙂

    • Harper’s characters aren’t stupid, so I think you will be okay. It is mostly sarcasm, but there is a good share of shenanigans too. I hope you get a chance to try them. I can’t recommend the audios enough. Amanda Ronconi is the perfect narrator for this author.
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  3. You just reminded me that I need to grab this series in audio. I started it back in the day in paperback and dropped off because I forgot lol! <3333 MHarper for her sarcasm and shenanigans 😀 You said it perfectly, I love her writing style.

  4. I read the first book in this series and I thought it was just okay. I need to give it another try and it sounds like I need to do it via audiobook.

    • I’ve heard that this author’s numbers really spiked after the audiobooks took off. I’ve never tried to read these books, so I can’t say how they are without the audio. I just know that I find them a lot of fun. They aren’t very deep, but I love the characters and their sarcasm.
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  5. I think I’ll read this over the weekend. I need something fun and relaxing and MH is always a great time 🙂

  6. I just realized that I must not be getting your posts in my email. At least the last three it looks like. Weird.

    Anyway … okay, since my first experience with with Molly didn’t go all that great, what book do you recommend I read?

    • We had a issue with the plugin that does the emails a while back. I don’t know if people feel off or not. Try signing back up again. Let me know if you still don’t receive them. I generally post about twice a week here.

      I can’t recommend the audiobooks enough. I highly recommend you pick them up on audio. Jane Jameson series is a UF that follows Jane as she is turned into a vampire. Half Moon Hollow is a spinoff that is PNR that takes place in the same town. Jane is a secondary character in this series. Some of the secondary characters in the UF series get their own HEA book in this spinoff series. You can read Half Moon Hollow without having read Jane Jameson. I started with Half Moon Hollow and then partway through went back and read Jane’s series. There is also the Naked Werewolf series. It is set in the same universe and you do see a small amount of crossover but not much. I really had a great time with that trilogy. It takes place in Alaska.
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  7. Although Finn was mixed bag for me, I still enjoyed reading this one. I always laugh with Molly Harper.

  8. I love her books too, especially her sense of humor, and they tend to work best on audio. I haven’t had a chance to order this one, but I can’t wait to do it. I have a long trip ahead of me… 🙂

  9. I’ve seen her books and they look really interesting and I love the titles, but gah number 5 in the series. Okay I’ll put it on my wish list.
    Thanks Melanie

  10. I think I have read one book by this author, the first naked Werewolf book. I enjoyed it and bought the next book in that series, but never got around to reading it. I remembered it was quite the fun read and it sounds like this one is as well. It sounds like a good one! Glad you enjoyed it :). And this reminds me I really should read more of this author her books eventually.
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  11. I seriously need to read this author it seems. This is exactly the type of book that I like to read. Thanks for the great review.
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