All of the fun and humor of Good Girls Don't Have Fangs returns in this well written sequel. The beginning of the book does give you a brief recap of the first book, which I found helpful because it had been a little while since I listened to it.
I am not usually a fan of the vampires, zombies, werewolves and etc, but with the subject matter being so popular and everywhere, I have seen a few movies (Twilight) and an episode or two of various series. Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs was in the Audible Essentials list. It really was the reviews that convinced me to buy it, and I'm so glad I did.
Nice Girls Dont Date Dead Men is mostly centered around the wedding of Jane's best friend Zeb, a human, and Joleen, a werewolf. As you can imagine the events leading up to the event are chaotic and hilarious. Jane is also still learning the ins and outs of everyday vampire life, and trying to figure out her relationship with her mysterious sire/boyfriend. Throw in a new job, critical family members, another step-grandpa's death, Dick Channey, psychics, Faux-Type-O, friendly ghosts, small town politics, a high school crush, a lawsuit from a sister, and incredibly well timed retorts, sarcastic remarks and clever thinking... you end up with a very well crafted, hilarious book that you won't want to put down.
My favorite part is the witty banter and sarcastic humor that Jane uses. She is so quick witted and has a retort for everything. In the first book I found myself getting a little annoyed at Jane shooting her mouth off with thinking first. In this book, she still says exactly what she thinks, its just not so detrimental to her well being.
There are a couple sex scenes. They are not overly descriptive, but they are there.
This book is a super fun read. I had a hard time putting it down. I laughed out loud frequently and got a couple weird looks from the people sitting next to me, but I didn't care, I was having fun. The narrator did a pretty good job too. A couple of the male voices sounded similar, but I was never confused about which character was speaking.
Now I just have to wait for my next credit so I can download the next book. OK, well, maybe I won't be able to wait that long :-)
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I like when the main character gets in a fight with an old man. You will just have to read or listen to, in order to find out.
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Repetitive much? This book makes me laugh at different times.
I really enjoyed this vampire book. It's like a book version of True Blood. If you like True Blood, than you would like this audio book series.
The whole series is worth the download and the $. If you are looking for a book to make you laugh, want to strangle the lead, and laugh at her again, get it. If you love Sookie Stackhouse, you will LOVE this series as much and the narrator as well too. It's a best buy for me!
I enjoyed the develpment of more of the regular characters.
The listen went too fast.
Yes. The narrator is awesome! She brings acting back to the charactors. Adding to their personality.
The main charator. The spin events keep you guessing and if you listen to it a secound time you pick up even more stuff that you might have missed the first time.
I have this whole series and i love each book!!
Yes!! I was laughing so hard that I had to pull my vehicle over because I had tears in my eyes.
'Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men' by Molly Harper is the second book in a humorous, fun series about a young vampire woman learning about functioning as a young adult vampire in a human world. Jane has a boyfriend who is vampire who is hundreds of years old, her best friend is engaged to a werewolf girl, a job in an old occult bookstore, and an undead aunt who lives with her in an old historic home in an old Southern town. This second book in the series which is told in first person voice mainly concerns itself with the engagement and the families of Jane's friends, a werewolf and a human. I enjoyed this book. I recommend it to all who enjoy reading humorous books with vampires and werewolves. The narrator, Amanda Ronconi, did a very good job.
yes, you always forget something or miss something, a good book should always be read at least twice.
I really like this whole series. shame that it ended .... I read it too fast. :)
Wedding - family - nightmares. Mama Ginger is hysterical and her character is developed and honed to a "t.". Harper successfully makes you hate and pity her selfish anitcs, but at the same time, makes you wonder why on earth anyone, son, or daughter-in-law-to-be, would take her "BS." But perhps that is just the southern way. And that applies to Grandma Ruthie too as she is an insufferable hypocrite. It was nice to get to know Zeb better and see him mature in his relationships with Jane and his mother. Gabriel is in more of a supporting role in this installment which made me sad. You have to LOVE his naive yet macho charisma, as infuriating as he is.
The reader can guess where the story is going, but it does have a twist with respect to the groom, just not a cliff-hanger ending. Still, it was funny and allowed the story to set up nicely for the next installment. It was good to see justice done to certain derserving characters!
The sharpness of Harper's billiant sarcasm. It is perfect - her timing, intonation, and , as another listener said, her "snarkiness" at all the right places. I haven't read the books but my guess is that the narrarator makes the story seem plausible, like it could happen, like there are really girls like Jane and guys like Zeb and Gabriel (I wish!) out there living "normal" lives.
Oh, definitley laugh! But I also groaned a bit as Mama Ginger's ploys continued incessantly (esp. the baby drive-by and wedding shower), without Zeb putting his foot down.
This 2nd installment is wonderful, but I thought it wasn't quite as good as #1. The reader is better prepared for the humor, writing style and one-liners such that you don't get quite as many laugh out loud parts.The romance between our fav vamp Gabriel and Jane still drives us crazy in fits and starts. Harper teases the reader and continues to build our anticipation for more clousure between the sire and his child/lover. And out of nowhere, we see a true and realistic relationship developing between Dick and those who might be his only friends out there.
The characters were original and had their own personalities that were appropriately broadcasted by the narrator. I also enjoyed the fact that the relationship between Gabriel and Jane wasn't picture perfect.
Andrea - Sometime the only unsupernatural voice she was very funny and blunt.