Molly Harper has a great sense of humour (Canadian spelling). Don't look for anything deep in this series, just good light entertainment, and quite a few laughs. Amanda Ronconi gives the perfect touch of sarcasm and wit in her readings of each character. Nice way to de-stress or just relax after a busy day!
Sexy, quirky, funny
Missy the realtor was a great character. I loved the voice the narrator gave to her. It suited her so well.
I love the way she could embody each character so well. They all had their own voice, and you were never guessing who that was supposed to be talking.
The only reason I didn't give this 5 stars was that in certain points of the book I found myself double-checking to see if the author was a man. Some reactions were a little sexist, but not so much you can't just shrug your shoulders and move on. Overall this book was very very good and I have already gotten the second one on my list.
This was a fun story and had me hooked from the start. I found myself looking for tasks to do so that I could keep listening. I find that's hard to do with an audio book. But Jane's life turning from bad to worse, or from worse to better depending on perception was engaging. Amanda Ronconi brought the books to life. It was so good, that after listening to this story, I downloaded all the others in the series. I can't wait for the rest of her books to be in a audio format.
A switch from many "vampire" type stories. Its fun and enjoyable following the main characters adjust. Molly Harper is fast becoming one of my favorite authors, and Amanda Ronconi is a great narrater. This is on my "must read" series.
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Ein sehr unterhaltsames Buch und leicht zum Hören. Die Geschichte ist nett und ich musste oft auflachen...Amanda hat einen tollen Job gemacht und ich habe ihre unterschiedlichen Stimmen wirklich genossen. Alles in allem ein tolles Buch für den Weg in die Arbeit, zum Aufheitern und leicht zu hören.
Retired high school English teacher. I liked and worked with the at-risk student. Interested in about everything, but I love a good story.
This story is light, funny, and intriguing. I really don't like vampire stories, but this one is an exception. The narrator does an excellent job of promoting the tone of the story.
I'll even read more of this series.
Next Sunday and Monday Stephanie and I are reviewing this years Molly Harper releases – her Werewolf books. Since I have a “book of choice” today I thought I would take the opportunity to highlight Molly Harper’s other series, Vampires – The Jane Jameson Series, which has a new installment due out the beginning of next year. Both of her series are laugh out loud funny and the perfect stress relievers for the busy holiday season. This would be a great opportunity to get caught up on the series and be ready for the next Vampire book when it comes out this spring. The version I have is the audio version.
Her Vampire series starts with “Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs”. This series is based on the character Jane Jameson and follows her character throughout the entire series. So if you like Sookie books or the Cat and Bones series then this would be a fit for you.
Jane Jameson is a self-professed nice girl with a quick sense of humor and a passion for trivia. The story starts with her being fired by her beastly boss and handed a twenty-five dollar Shenanigans Gift Certificate instead of a severance check. With Shenanigans being her only choice for drowning her sorrows in the two light town of Half Moon Hollow she proceeds to try to come to terms with her miserable life of being an almost virgin, now former librarian over many, many Electric Lemonades. This is where she meets the tall, yummy stranger, Gabriel. On her way home, she's mistaken for a deer, shot, and left for dead. And thanks to the mysterious stranger she met while chugging neon-colored cocktails, she wakes up with a decidedly unladylike thirst for blood.
Upon awakening Jane has to come to terms with all the changes undead life has to offer, including how to tell her family. As Jane would say, “Thank God there is a hand book!” And after some strange occurrences around her it appears that someone is trying to frame her for a series of vampire murders. Luckily she has her faithful ever loyal friend Jeb and the new blessing of being able to see her recently deceased favorite aunt in her ghostly form to help her along the way. She quickly meets new friends in the vampire community and starts to find out that being undead isn’t that bad.
Ms. Harper does an incredible job making each character strong and funny. They work seamlessly together to create a fun cast that leaves the reader anxious to get to know more about each one of them. Although there is a nice plot that keeps the story going and there is the hope of a growing connection with Gabriel what really makes this series great is the humor and the interaction of the characters. Amanda Ronconi does the audio on all the Molly Harper books. She does an excellent job with the character voices and delivering the lines in a way that really brings Ms. Harper's comedic style to full light. If you haven't listened to audio before this is a great series to start with. The plot and characters are easy to follow and are perfect for grabbing a few minutes here and there while trying to deal with the crazy holiday season. Sneak a few minutes of laugh out loud stress relief in for yourself. Enjoy!
#2, This book had me laughing from the beginning. She was really a nice girl, who got fangs.
Audioable books have become a part of my life now. I sit all day behind a computer the ability to still (read) listen to books has made work a lot easier.
It was entertaining, funny, and the characters were well developed.
Jane, she had a great sense of humor.
All of them. Amanda was a great reader!
This series reminded me a lot of the Sookie Stackhouse series, and I loved that one too.
I thought this was an okay book. It was short and cute but seemed to me like it was trying to be like the Queen Betsy series too much. I would have like more interaction with and character development of Gabriel. I could relate to the family dynamic but the mother and sister seemed a bit over-the-top. They were exaggerated archetypes and started to be a little less believable at the end.
I haven't listened to books ready by Amanda Ronconi before. She was very good; authentic accents and good character voice separation. I could immediately tell which character was speaking before their name was stated. I can't blame not loving the book on her. My only tiny criticism was the small hesitation before
This was a shorter story so I feel it was worth the listening time. I don't think I would feel the same way if it was longer.
I enjoyed listening to it but won't pursue the series.