I suppose I should have read more of the reviews before I plucked this bitter fruit. I don't know why I chose this from the "frighteningly low prices" deal....
I can't even explain how bad this book. The story line is hard to follow. The actress talks like a valley girl. The list could go on and on. Oh yeah, there are vampire cats. Should I even go on?
I read a lot, and listen to a lot of books. I found this one to be different in a good way. The heroine, Abby Normal is awesome. I can't wait to read the next one... Some of my favorites for your comparison - Jonathan Kellerman, James Lee Burke, Charlaine Harris and Kim Harrison - This one is light and funny and interesting.
Susan Bennett is a brilliant narrator. Bite me is well written and is probably the funniest story ever.
I would have given 5 stars if I wasn't made to sit through over 30 minutes of recapping of the book I had gotten through just before this. I can understand a quick summary of 'the past', but 30 minutes? Ending with a quiz? Really irked me.
Other than that, great book - narrator Susan Bennett does fantastic voices to take you through this funny and addictive character set.
I almost turned this off after a few minutes because I found the dialog of Abby a little disorienting (and honestly irritating); however, being a Christopher Moore fan I decided to hold out. I am so very glad that I did. Once the set up is in place the book is a wonderful listen. The story is funny and original, the reader is incredible and the overall experience is one of the best.
I love this audio book, it is engaging, pulling you in and making you laugh at unexpected times, I drive for a living and had to pull over several times as it made me laugh, Susan Bennett did an amazing job on this book and the other two in the series
When I first listened to the sample I thought that there was no way I could listen to 8+ hours of Valley Girl, but after reading some of the reviews I went back and listened to Blood Sucking Fiends and You Suck first, and then it all made so much more sense. Event though there is a full synopsis at the beginning of the book, you really don't get the full flavour of Abby's character until you're introduced to her in the second book of the series. Then the Valley Girl thing isn't annoying, it's hilarious. I found myself walking around laughing out loud...people stare at you when you do that! Christopher Moore has done a great job developing the characters and bringing the whole story to a really satisfying conclusion, while still leaving the door open for more adventures if the mood takes him. Definitely worth the listen!
This is an engaging but weird book. I was shocked at the amount of profanity, but I couldn't stop listening. It is read well, and the sarcasm of the protagonist is fun. The storyline was a little hard to follow and absurd, but it was engaging and a bit of a naughty indulgence.