absolutely. I hated to pull off the road because I had to stop listening for a minute...
Moore has outdone himself on this one but it was Susan Bennett who added the crowning touch. Her irritating
I will never read a line by Abby Normal again and not hear Ms. Bennett's voice.
Like all of Mr. Moore's books, Bite Me is witty, sarcastic and the dialogue is superbly read.
I can't pick just one.
I couldn't stop laughing. I had to pull over the car because I couldn't see to drive.
I highly recommend reading the books preceding this one in the series.
This story just did not do it for me. I was looking more for a story like Molly Harper but this came off a little too young for me in the conversational style.
I've been a hardcore fan of the Christopher Moore's books for years. I have read everything he has published...he is the cult writer of comic horror. Be warned: there is always plenty of x-rated, off-color, politically incorrect humor in Christopher Moore's writing. I just think he does it really well, and the boundaries are fairly inclusive of everyone and everything.
"Bite Me: A Love Story" is the second book of his that I've listened to. I definitely have my Christopher Moore favorites, which includes the Vampire Love Story series, starting with "Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story" and "You Suck: A Love Story". "Bite Me"...the latest installment... is in my opinion the best of the three. It is not simply funnier, it is darker and has much more depth as well. The book is full of wacky characters (they will be familiar if you have read or listened to the first two books) yet most of them have an authentic center that reaches out to the listener. "Bite Me"'s initial narration gives a great recap of the first two books through the journal entries of Abigail Von Normal, the Vampires' minion and "Emergency Back-up Mistress of the Greater Bay Area Night". The book is brilliant in capturing the voice and the vernacular of an irreverent high school girl with the bold style of a Goth fashionista. The performance by Susan Bennett (especially of Abby) was remarkable and extremely engaging with the entire myriad of characters. It was an exceptional performance.
The plot is very funny and strange, but also intricate and involved. I was very entertained and did not want the book to end. It is a book I could easily listen to again...which is rare. I hope their might be another installment.
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.