🎧Always Be My Banshee by Molly Harper @mollyharperauth #AmandaRonconi @audible_com #LoveAudiobooks

Posted February 4, 2022 by Melanie in Book Review / 19 Comments

🎧Always Be My Banshee by Molly Harper @mollyharperauth #AmandaRonconi @audible_com #LoveAudiobooksAlways Be My Banshee by Molly Harper
Narrator: Amanda Ronconi, Jonathon Davis
Series: Mystic Bayou #4
Published by Audible on April 7, 2020
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Length: 7 hours and 11 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased
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The latest Mystic Bayou novel from Audie Award-nominated author Molly Harper will have you swooning with passion and wailing with laughter!

Cordelia Canton is on a top-secret assignment: travel to Mystic Bayou and use her powers as a touch-know psychic to learn more about the mysterious artifact that's been pulled from the rift site. She's partnered with Brendan O'Connor, a rare male banshee whose tall, dark, and broody good looks are a major distraction. Before long, it becomes clear that the artifact they're studying is sentient - and brimming with supernatural power. Can they harness its magic in time to stop the secret forces conspiring to steal it?

**Note: this story is included in the Audible Plus Membership

It has been a while since I listened to the previous Mystic Bayou story. It was nice to be back into the small town of paranormal creatures. In this story, we have Brendan O’Connor, a rare male banshee and Cordelia Canton, a touch psychic who gets memories from stuff she touches. They come together to work on the weird artifact that was pulled from the rift.

This is a fun, light-hearted, comfort read, or well listen. If you’ve never listened/read to Molly Harper, she is very funny and her characters are so lovable. She brings a lot of snark and pop culture references. This book was no different. This series does have a bit of a formulaic feel, but it is still a fun escape.

This book did feel like it might be the last book in the series, since there was a bit of a conclusion, but I see there is an audiobook WHICH came out in January. So, I guess not. This is a series through Audible, so you can’t get it from other places and it is even a few months before it is available as an ebook. I’ll look forward to grabbing the next book (I still have a novella story to listen to as well).

Narration:

I’m a HUGE Amanda Ronconi fan. I listened to my first Molly Harper book and I can’t even imagine reading one of her books and not listening. She really brings out the characters’ personalities. She’s also great at including the snark Harper puts in her stories.

I had not listened to Jonathan Davis before this series. I had a really hard time with the first book, but I think it has gotten more cohesive. I don’t think his narration is bad, it just doesn’t stand up with Amanda Ronconi, in my opinion. I’m always more interested in the female POVs in this series, and I think it might have something to with the narration. I do think that if I listened to him in a different series where he was the only narrator, I would like him more. I think I just struggle with anyone else performing Molly Harper stories.

Listen to a clip: HERE 

About Amanda Ronconi

Amanda is an actress and narrator who divides her time between New York City and Upstate New York. She has a BFA from NYU where she studied at the Stella Adler Conservatory. She has performed in theaters around New York City and regionally at The Alley, Capital Rep and many productions at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.

Her 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. Her voiceover work encompasses nearly 100 audiobooks available on Audible.com. She is a member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors’ Equity.

Amanda’s new solo show, Kempner, will debut in 2016.

About Molly Harper

Molly Harper worked for six years as a reporter and humor columnist for The Paducah Sun. Her reporting duties included covering courts, school board meetings, quilt shows, and once, the arrest of a Florida man who faked his suicide by shark attack and spent the next few months tossing pies at a local pizzeria. Molly lives in western Kentucky with her family.

She has written many great series including Jane Jameson, Naked Werewolves, Half-Moon Hollow, Sorcery & Society, Mystic Bayou, Bluegrass and Southern Eclectic.

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Narration (Audio)
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Posted February 4, 2022 by Melanie in Book Review / 19 Comments


19 responses to “🎧Always Be My Banshee by Molly Harper

  1. Lorna

    I listened to this when it first came out. I just read my review from back then. I gave it 3.75 stars and it wasn’t a favorite for me. I said the same thing you did that it felt like it was ending. But we are wrong as you know. I just got the new one. I love Amanda Ronconi and Molly Harper.

  2. Jen

    I feel like that one came out forever ago. There’s been 2 or 3 since that one. I’ve not listened to the most recent one, but based on the one before… she’s starting a new story arc. This series is a lot of fun.