I found the lead character, Betsy, to be dreadfully annoying. The word inane kept coming to mind. She fights hard at every opportunity to avoid learning anything, then is mad that people weren't able to explain things to her. If you like a smart heroine this is not it. In one painfully long conversation another character says "This is like trying to talk with a first grader" and it is very true, and as such, these passages have about as much entertainment value as talking to a young child on the verge of a tantrum.
None of this is accidental. Comments from other characters make it clear that this is the character Davidson is trying to create, so it seems to me that she is simply writing for a target demographic that does not include me. If you are a careful person who wouldn't do anything dangerous unless someone offered you designer shoes, this book may be for you. Fashion minded Cheerleaders, Barbies and Valley Girls between 14 and 22 years old will love it.
That said, it's not awful. It's not a book many of us will fall in love with, but with the exception of a scattering of painfully inane passages the book is entertaining. Have a listen if you have nothing better to do.
The main character is extremely shallow and really, not very likable. I love getting the books that put a comical twist on the vampire stories, but this one bored me from the very beginning. I listened to about 2 1/2 hours of it and could not get interested in it at all. This is definitely not worth the credit.
Kind of like Janet Evanovich meets Dracula. Fun and lively listening, thoroughly enjoyed! Would recommend to anyone looking for a fun afternoon of listening.
Bad narrator, not a great story line. I was expecting something along the lines of the great Molly Harper stories, but no such luck, I want my 20 bucks back. :o(
A gadabout with no room for heavy books, so love the audio ones.
This is like listening to a kids cartoon. The voices are annoying. I got 3/4 through and then came the "English" voice, which is actually a bad Australian one, and I had to shut it off.
I wanted funny. I wanted vampires. I got it. I'm always fascinated by the various takes on vampires and this one is too cute. I was immediately hooked. I haven't heard the radio in my car since I bought this one. I'm excited to hear the rest but afraid to finish them too soon.
This is the first novel in the series. I listened to the first few chapters 3 times and still was confused with the interaction among the characters. The dialog which should be light an entertaining is stilled, force, and out of context. This is one series I will not buy again. The fangs series by Molly Harper is one which delivers, snappy conversation, interesting characters and entertaining plot.
For all of you out there looking for a Sookie Stackhouse replacement, you will be disappointed. If you take this line for the story being told, you will enjoy it! I did.