Fangs for the Memories Audiobook by Molly Harper (REVIEW)

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Review of: Fangs for the Memories Audiobook
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On January 14, 2016
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Fangs for the Memories Audiobook

By: Molly Harper

Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi

Published by: Audible Studios 10/27/15

Fangs for the Memories Audiobook by Molly Harper

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Half-Moon Hollow #4.5

2 hrs and 8 mins

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Fangs for the Memories Audiobook Sample

Fangs for the Memories Audiobook

4 Hearts

This book is label as part of the Half Moon Hollow series, but it really takes place during the time of the Jane Jameson series. It takes a look at how Andrea and Dick Cheney became an item.

The vampire Dick Cheney has been a fan favorite for a while. He is one of my favorites as well. He is not the type of guy you want to take home to mom, which his inappropriate t-shirts, pervy comments and less than legal business dealing. But, Dick is one of the most loyal friends you will ever find.

This was not the story that I thought it would be. Dick Cheney is usually surrounded with inappropriateness and humor, but that was not the case in this story. This novellas had a lot less laugh out loud moments than the standard Molly Harper story. That didn’t make Fangs for the Memories any less enjoyable. I loved seeing the softer side of the vampire Dick Cheney. I also liked hearing more of Andrea’s back story.

I knew Andrea’s story was not a good story, but I guess I didn’t realize she had it as bad as she did. Being the person that Andrea is, she didn’t show how bad things got and always looked at the silver lining of her life. She took her bad situation and made the best of it and made some really great friends along the way.

Even though this is listed as a Half Moon Hollow series book, it is a must read for Jane Jameson fans. That being said, I think the entire Half Moon Hollow series is anyway. I love the entire clan of people that we’ve met in Half Moon Hollow. They are crazy and fun. Coming from a small town in the South (though to my knowledge, mine was free of supernaturals and was way more boring), I do see many of the similarities. This is a fun series that is alway great for a pick-me-up.

Fangs for the Memories Audiobook Narration

4.5 Hearts

Amanda Ronconi is the perfect person for the narration of this series. She does an amazing job of bringing out the snarkiness of each character. I have listened to all of the Molly Harper books that she has narrated and I just can’t imagine reading them. Her narration really adds to the already fun stories.

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.

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  1. I’ve listened to the Jane Jameson but haven’t had a chance to get to the Half Moon Hollows yet. This one sounds like a good one to sneak in!

    • Yes, you can start with this one. I hope you will continue with the series. If you enjoyed Jane Jameson, you will also enjoy Half Moon Hollow. It is a PNR series, with a different couple around Jane and her friends. So much fun.

  2. I liked this one too though it was too short!

    • I agree that it could be longer, but I always think that on novellas in series that I love.

  3. Great review Melanie, I’ve seen and interviewed Molly and haven’t had a chance to read her yet. Ugh, too many great authors so little time 😉

    • I met her at RT15. She was so sweet. I hope you get a chance to start this or the Jane Jameson series. Or even the Naked Werewolf series (which is probably my favorite).

  4. I think I have the first Jane Jameson book but haven’t read it yet. I need to see what this world is all about. Great review, Melanie!

    • It is such a fun world. I just love Jane and all her friends. Molly Harper is an author that I turn to when I need a pick-me-up.

    • It was fun, but not at all what I was expecting from a Dick Cheney book. It was a little short, but still a fun story. My goal for this year is to get caught up on series that I’ve gotten behind on because I’ve gotten behind on many.

  5. I’m so glad to see you liked this one. I really loved being able to see Dick’s softer side and hear more of Andrea’s backstory. I only wish we could get a full length book with these two.

    • I agree that I wish Dick and Andrea had gotten a full length book. This was so not what I was expecting, but I loved it anyway.

  6. This is a super cute story! Dick is so awkward, but I guess it works because he got the girl!

    • Who would’ve thought that Dick Cheney would’ve been awkward like this? I did work for him though.

    • I love her stuff. I haven’t tried any of the contemporary books yet, but I love all the paranormal works.

  7. I really really need to read more books of the series. They’re always so much fun and full of humor.

    • Molly Harper is an author I look to when I need a pick-me-up. She always makes me laugh. 🙂

  8. I was thinking this was the Kathy Love book since it has the same title. I’ll have to check this series out. Plus, I’ve been meaning to read more of the Jane Jameson series. I’ll get to them eventually. 😀

    • I’ve not read Kathy Love. I’ll have to look her up. The Jane Jameson series is a lot of fun about a small town with vampires and other supernaturals. Lots of snark and LOL moments.

  9. Dick Chaney sounds like my kind of guy! I love a man with a wicked sense of humor. I need to start this series, I love Molly Harper’s werewolf series. 😀

    • I like the werewolf series a little better than the vamps, but that could be because I more of a love of wolves than vamps. Dick Cheney is a fun character. I hope you get a chance to try Jane Jameson and Half Moon Hollow. It does overlap (though only slightly) with Naked Werewolves.

  10. I read this one, but still heard Amanda’s voice as I did. I agree that this is a must for Jane fans – I cross-tagged it with that series. Great review.

    • Thanks Jen. I don’t know if I could read a Molly Harper book. I just love the audios so much. I’ve become addicted to Amanda Roconi reading to me. LOL

  11. Damn it! I added Nice Girls to my TBR and I’m searching my 2 library sources for downloadable copies to read. Holy cow the reviews for this series are through the roof – at least with “our” friends 🙂

    Thanks for making my TBR worse… grrrrr 😉

    • I know the feeling. I’m adding more books to my TBR than I’m reading. I’m supposed to be finishing series this year, not starting new ones. I know I will start new ones before the end of the year. I’m just hoping that I can finish some before I start new ones.

  12. I haven’t read any books from this author yet but this does sound fun. Nice review!

    • Thanks. It is a fun series. Jane Jameson series is more UF as it follows Jane the entire series. Half Moon Hollow is more PNR as it follows a different couple in each book. Both set in the same town. Jane Jameson is first chronologically, but you can read Half Moon Hollow without having read Jane Jameson. I started with Half Moon Hollow and then went back to Jane’s books.

  13. I really enjoyed this one though I read it instead of listening. 🙂

    • I saw that several people read it instead of listened to this one. I’m stuck on this series on audio. I’m not sure if I could read it. Glad you enjoyed it too. 🙂

  14. I loved reading your review. I think I read a few of the Half Moon Hollow books a while back, but I just don’t remember ^_^. I have not tried the Jane Jameson, so I’ll need to look into it.

    • Thanks Angela. All of the Half Moon Hollow books can be read in pretty much in any order. Though you will see characters from previous books in the later books. Jane’s books you need to read them in order, though don’t have to be read before Half Moon Hollow.

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