Loved this book, the first in a series of vampire books. Molly Harper has become a favorite author of mine with her humorous style of writing and engaging characters.
Jane Jameson, a young librarian in a small town, is turned into a vampire following a freak shooting accident. Vampire Gabriel Nightingale finds her and turns her to save her life. The story follows Jane as she learns to deal with her new "life" and the quirky bunch of new friends she makes as a vampire.
Amanda Ronconi is perfect as the narrator. She has just the right voice for the characters and really enhanced my enjoyment of the book. I'm listening to the 3rd book in the series now and have thoroughly enjoyed them all. Highly recommend if you like campy paranormal stories. I also recommend Molly Harper's two "Naked Werewolf" books.
This book was refreshingly upbeat and funny. I enjoyed it so much. It's on my top 5 book list.
So many fantasy books are all about tough, supernatural, fem fatale characters. The lead character in this book finds her new life bewildering. As she struggles to grow into her new life the reader gets to go along for the ride. It's a fun ride!
I think she really captured Jane's voice. She got the humor and sarcasm just right.
This is a laugh out loud funny book. I was in a super market listening to this book and I was laughing so much I has to shut it off.
This is a great book if you are feeling blue or just need a lift. I listened to it again a few weeks after the first time and found things I missed.
Couldnt listen to more then 10 minutes of that voice... totally ruined the story for me.
The voice over acted all sarcastic and it really ruined the story.
Enter a new "vampire" romance book. Molly Harper's characters are sassy and magnets for trouble, so Jane Jameson is all you would expect. Amanda Ronconi's narration captures the "smart a--" tone of the characters perfectly, so that you can almost visualize them, no matter how impossible the actual situations might be. This book is fun!!
funny, fast, sassy
The awakening scene when she survives being shot by being turned and then vamps out on her best friend who didn't know quite how to respond.
Her characterizations made listening a joy
It definitely is very entertaining and would listen to in one sitting.
Good fun. Like the How to _ _ _ a Naked Werewolf better though.
No. Would recommend the werewolf series first.
After reading and laughing through much of How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf and The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf I had to try the Jane Jameson books. Audible was having a sale and Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs was $5.00 .. so what the heck I grabbed a copy.
This 1st book of the series deals with Jane Jameson, a fired librarian that after being out on a drinking binge has an accident and shot like a deer. Lucky for her she was being followed by a handsome man (vampire) from the bar that turns Jane. The book deals with her transition period, find a job, living with the ghost of her grandmother and having a very handsome mysterious sire is Gabriel.
I was a little disappointed there were traces of Twilight and the Sookie Stackhouse books but unlike either this was funny and Molly Harper has such quick wit. I really would give the book more of a 3 ?? stars mostly because it was entertaining, humorous and easy to listen to while driving in the car.
Amanda Ronconi does a great job narrating!
I have been horribly disappointed with this genre overall, and so I avoided this series for months, but I was looking to burn some credits, so I got Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs. It kept me entertained and amused, and I have since purchased the rest in the series and several more by this author/reader combination. They make a good team. The books are funny, and the reader manages to convey that well (some just can't).
I am a die-hard Sookie Stackhouse fan so I was a little leery buying this first book...but I did and am very pleased I did. Before I finished the first one, I bought the next 2 and the 4th one today...since it just came out. Great characters, good storyline and excellent narration. If you are a Sookie/True Blood fan you will love Jane Jameson. I like this series because the undead get to do a little more and the characters aren't quite so violent (yet) and there are little mishaps along the way. Very much lighter than Sookie Stackhouse, but just as whimsical and entertaining. Love the cast of characters and with each novel Jane seems to get into more "situations". Highly recommend all of Jane Jameson Series. Buy them all now because you will want to go onto the next one as soon as you're finished. I could read (listen) to them over and over again.
No it seems me too shallow and boring.
The protagonist was often irritating
She improved the story adding her performance