Murder’s a Witch Audiobook by Danielle Garrett (REVIEW)

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Review of: Murder's a Witch
Danielle Garrett

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On March 2, 2018
Last modified:March 30, 2018


Murder’s a Witch Audiobook

By: Danielle Garrett

Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi

Published by: Tantor Audio 01/30/18

Murder's a Witch Audiobook by Danielle Garrett read by Amanda Ronconi

Murder’s a Witch Audiobook Sample

Murder’s a Witch Audiobook

4 Hearts

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

5 Hearts

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.

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Narrator: Amanda Ronconi

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

I like to thanks Tantor Media for providing me with a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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ML Simmons Reviewer

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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.


  1. I enjoyed this one as well. Yep, the cute cover grabbed me and the narrator sold it.

  2. Oh I want this thanks for the great review Melanie

  3. I have not tried Ranconi, but hopefully one day 😀

    • She is a lot of fun. All the books that I’ve listened to with her reading, have been full of humor.

    • It was really cute. I can’t wait for book two to be released on audio. The print version is already out.

  4. Cute cover, great blurb, and a favorite narrator would be the trifecta for me, too.

    Neat how it has so much going on in the story. I’ll have to put this one on the list. I love a good Paranormal Mystery.

    • This was a really fun mystery. I can’t wait to see what happens in book two.

  5. I almost went for this one because of Ranconi but wasn’t really interested in a cozy mystery. I haven’t read one in forever. I will keep this in my mind for the next time I’m up for a cozy.

    • This is my first cozy mystery. I have to say, I enjoyed it. I need to try a few more. I know there are other cozies that are paranormal too.

  6. The cute cover caught my eye too when I requested this from Tantor. It’s good to hear this is a winner. Great review and I can’t wait to listen to this book.

    • I think you’ll enjoy it once you have a chance to listen to it.

  7. Oh I saw another good review for this one and I confess that I’m curious to try

    • I know that Kimberly and Jen reviewed and enjoyed this one too.

  8. I loved read this one. I haven’t read anymore in the series, but I want too. I had fun. Thank’s for the audio review.

  9. As you know, I also picked up this one because of AC – and because the premise looked good. My first time doing that and so glad I did. I’m really looking forward to finding more about Holly and why she was banned from the Haven system. Nice review!!

    • I’ve found some really great books by picking up stuff because the narrator caught my eye. This is the second time for me grabbing a series based on Amanda Ronconi.

  10. I have this one! It looks cute and with that narrator you can’t say no. 🙂

    • I think you will like it. It was really cute and Amanda Ronconi can do no wrong. 🙂

  11. I’ve read very few cozies and I’ve not listened to any but I am a fan of Ronconi and Murder’s a Witch sounds like a good story so I might check out this one. 🙂

    • It was really cute. I’m already on the list for book two. I hope you get a chance to try this and enjoy it as much as I did.

  12. A witch banned and sent to live on Earth! That has got to suck! The cover is sweet too.

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