It is beyond me why people with annoying voices decide that it is their calling to narrate audio books. Enter Amanda Ronconi, narrator of Molly Harper’s book. She manages to make an already poorly written book even more horrible, especially every time she did her “man” voice. Her rendition of all male characters sounded like a 100 year old crotchety emphysema-ridden lifetime smoker. C’mon people! Unless you are a professional impressionist – lay off doing the voices of the opposite sex. Not only does it never work, but it detracts from the book itself (if the book has any element of worth to begin with, which this book most definitely did not!).
After Moonshine (not kidding – that was the main character’s name) is broken up with by her fiancé, this long time Southern girl retreats to Grundy, Alaska for a fresh start and some personal reflection. Not long after moving, she finds a wounded, naked man curled up on her front porch. She lets him inside (of course, this is what any woman living in isolation should logically do, right?). Overnight, his wounds miraculously heal, and he morphs into a wolf before Mo’s very eyes. As Mo starts to fall in love with this wolfy suitor, dead bodies start to crop up around the area, causing Mo to question whether he might be to blame.
This book reminded me of what it would be like if a romance novelist attempted to write a cool, action packed, sci-fi suspense novel. As you can imagine, Miss Harper failed at nearly every turn. From my perspective, it wasn’t even passable as chick-lit. And worst of all, the “studly” werewolf didn’t even make me fall in love with him, as the romantic interest of the main character should do. Where is a Mr. Darcy when you need one? Honestly, I would rather listen to Justin Bieber for 9 hours straight (the length of this audio book) than subject anyone else to Harper’s book.
Final Rating: 1 out of 5 stars