🎧 Furry Fortunes by Danielle Garrett @authordgarrett #AmandaRonconi @TantorAudio #LoveAudiobooks #KindleUnlimited @sophiarose1816

Posted April 16, 2023 by Sophia in Book Review / 22 Comments

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🎧 Furry Fortunes by Danielle Garrett @authordgarrett #AmandaRonconi @TantorAudio #LoveAudiobooks #KindleUnlimited @sophiarose1816Furry Fortunes by Danielle Garrett
Narrator: Amanda Ronconi
Series: Nine Lives Magic #5
Published by Tantor Audio on January 31, 2023
Genres: Paranormal, Cozy Mystery
Length: 5 hours, 50 minutes
Format: Audiobook
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After a stunning betrayal knocks me for a loop, I don’t know who I can trust. The trail to finding Aunt Lavender is warmer than ever—but also more dangerous. Can a visit to the local psychic provide the final clue? Or will her inclinations land us in the crosshairs of the kidnapper? There’s only one way to find out, and all I can hope is the crystal ball is clear enough to light the way.

An ongoing hunt to find and free Aunt Lavender has taken an Air Witch and her witchy cat familiar through many exciting twists and turns.  The stakes are getting higher and I feel the series is coming down to it.  Another entertaining segment in Danielle Garrett’s series as told by the amazing Amanda Ronconi.

Furry Fortunes is fifth in the Nine Lives Magic series and it is part of an ongoing story from earlier books so does not make a good standalone story.

At the end of the previous book, Purr-fect Potions, their best lead on finding Aunt Lavender dries up when Tabitha gets turned to stone.  Cora and Selene need a break and Lilac suggests going to Hannah to try the fortune telling angle.  Hannah does give them a cryptic message and they do get into Tabitha’s phone.  Meanwhile, August who wants Cora to do a business deal with him, seems to be together with Hannah.  Cora and Clint are still on a break.  And, events are building to a big end in the next book after some interesting facts get revealed.

Furry Fortunes turned out better for me than the last book.  It’s a transition book, for sure.  The rise in action and tension made it move forward keeping me pulled into the story and what they discover in the end is definitely a good table setter for what is to come.

Though, I have to say that a few minor things still had me less than thrilled.  I really don’t get the point of Cora needing a break from Clint and ‘needing some space’.  Frankly, his warm, caring personality balances out Selene’s acerbic attitude and Cora does better when he’s around, too- and isn’t that the point of a relationship?  Happily, he’s still around and still interested.

All in all, I was satisfied and had a good time listening.  Next is the finale and I can’t wait to see Cora go up against the hinted big bad to get her aunt back.  And, it won’t be dull with the irascible Selene the magic cat at her side.  Paranormal Cozy fans should really give this or one of Danielle Garrett’s many wonderful series a try.

Narration:

Amanda Ronconi is a steady, strong rock for this series and all others for the author.  I can’t add much to what I’ve already said, but she continues to voice story and characters amazingly and matches the tone of the books so that they are enhanced by her voice work.

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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 Danielle Garrett

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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Posted April 16, 2023 by Sophia in Book Review / 22 Comments


22 responses to “🎧 Furry Fortunes by Danielle Garrett

  1. Amanda Ronconi is BRILLIANT! In any narration she does. I just love how she brings a story to life. I am happy that as a transitionary book, it moved the serial plot along for you.

    Lovely review darling!

  2. Sounds like a good one, even if it was a bit of a transition book. I hope the series finale is a good one!

  3. I was not as generous towards this one as you. I was equally frustrated with this one as the previous one. It just bothered me that this series, which always had a standalone component, switched to a three-book story. I also really didn’t like the whole Clint storyline, like you. With that said, I enjoyed the final book (of this story arc) more! I look forward to your review.

  4. Danielle Garrett does seem to write some fun cozy mystery series’. I will have to give her a go a some point! Glad to hear you enjoyed this installment even with some issues with Cora’s decisions. Hope the final is good!

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