Listen Up! Audiobook Review: Purr-fect Potions by Danielle Garrett

Posted June 6, 2022 by Jen in Listen Up!, Mystery-Cozy Fiction, Paranormal Fiction, Rating C Tags: , , , , ,

Audiobook review: Purr-fect Potions by Danielle Garrett

audiobook cover of Purr-Feet Potions by Danielle Garrett

Picking up a short time after the previous Nine Lives Magic book (but before the most recent cross-over novella, Sugar Cookies and Sirens), Purr-fect Potions finds Cora and cat familiar Selene continuing their hunt for the missing Aunt Lavender. They garner the help of famous treasure hunter, Tabitha Blake, using her knowledge and connections to try and discover the truth.

Purr-fect Potions moves forward the series storylines surrounding missing Aunt Lavender and Cora’s love life, although nothing is concluded by the end of the tale. Overall, I was disappointed with the book. The thing that makes this series work is that each book, while building upon the previous, has a standalone mystery/component to it, which is noticeably lacking in Purr-fect Potions. The book reads more like a placeholder, without a satisfying conclusion. Additionally, I really don’t like Selene’s character. While I had been warming to her, this time around she goes too far and is spiteful and mean to over-generous and kind-hearted Cora.

Narration: Ms. Ronconi continues to provide the voice of Cora and her friends. Shared in the first person POV of Cora, Ms. Ronconi provides an upbeat voice for Cora, matching emotion fitting to the story. Ms. Ronconi alters each character’s voice based on age, gender, background, and species. And Selene’s voice is still awesome- a perfect fit for the annoying cat.

In the end, the Nine Lives Magic series continues to be one I look forward to listening to, despite the flaws of the current title.

My Ratings
Story: C/C-
Narration: B+

About the Book:

After unearthing Aunt Lavender’s secret, we may finally know why she was abducted. Unfortunately, it also means the stakes are higher than ever.

We’re making headway, but we need help to navigate the elusive world of magical treasure hunting. So, when famed adventurer Tabitha Blake arrives in Winterspell, offering to help, I jump at the chance to work with her.

Tabitha is the key to many doors, but will one of them lead to Aunt Lavender? Or are we going in circles yet again?

Author: Danielle Garrett
Narrator: Amanda Ronconi
Series: Nine Lives Magic #4
Genre: Paranormal Cozy Mystery
Audiobook Release Date: May 7, 2022
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Length: 5 hrs 11 min
Source: Tantor Audio
Audio Speed: 1.25x

Purchase Info:
Audible/Amazon (affiliate link)

Reviews in the Series:
Witchy Whiskers by Danielle Garrett (Nine Lives Magic #1) – Audiobook Review
Hexed Hiss-tory by Danielle Garrett (Nine Lives Magic #2) – Audiobook Review
Cursed Claws by Danielle Garrett (Nine Lives Magic #3) – Audiobook Review