The story was pretty good, I liked the humor, and the 'sexual tension' was subtle but kept one interested. The reader was excellent. Great book, made my walks go faster.
At first, it DOES sound like a Sookie rip-off: a southern girl in an old house inherited after her grand-aunt, with a handsome vamp that is her neighbour and owns a mansion nearby. Does the name "Gabriel Knight" tell you anything? Here, you'll have Gabriel Nightingale. :)
However, pretty soon I notice this was not the biggest problem with this book. I had problems adjusting to the sitcom humour pervading the story, especially the few first chapters. Secondly, there is no substantial storyline for me for about 75% of the novel. Most of the book seems like a blog about a newly turned vampire. I mean Sookie's novels are entertaining because something actually happens there - there's action. This is not the case here. It seems as if the author realised - halfway through the book - that she had to add something more to the story at some point, otherwise nobody would want to read further.
All in all, surprisingly, I quite enjoyed listening to this audiobook. Does this have to do with the excellent job of Amanda Ronconi? Perhaps. I am sure I have to take a break from our Jane here for a while.
It was funny and the narration was great, i loved this series and would recommend it to anyone. BUY IT. It was great.
A funny, light hearted and entertaining story with a great narrator too. One of the most enjoyable audio books I have listened to. It made me laugh out loud on quite a few occassions. I can't wait to enjoy the rest of the series.
This is a fun book, with a great main character, Jane Jamison. Jane a newly turned vampire is learning to deal with her new unlife but she also struggles with her finances, family relationships and friends. Reminds me of Charliane Harris's books with a bit of Janet Evanovich style humor...in a supernaturel chic lit category. This isn't GREAT literature but FUN and entertaining especially with regard to the dialogue. Amanda Ronconi does a good job shifting voices and characters.
I love it when a book can make me laugh out loud! I can't wait until the next book is released!
I bought this one on a whim thinking that it could be fun, and I was not disappointed. Even the reader's accent is pitch perfect. Entertaining all the way through, and I've just recommended it to my sister. I just picked up the next two. I can't wait to listen.
I really enjoyed nice girls don't have fangs,and finished the series in about four days. Amanda Ronconi is a great narrator, and the books have great humor, and a little mystery.
I like this writer, she adds a lot of humor to the books, and a story line too. I also applaud the reader, well done
While the story was very good and the jokes were funny the out and out stealing from the Sookie Stackhouse books is too much. It just bothers me so much I can't let myself just enjoy. If you can just ignore that little detail then it is fine.