Harper loves to tell her vampire jokes in story form and provides sympathetic characters with mothers who worry and friends from other books. Jane Jamison and other characters from her vampire stories make an appearance. The hero is a tough and lovely tomboy who is not easily rattled. Her first job is to deliver a cantankerous vampire across country for a meeting. They don't seem to get on well at all, and of course the comic mishaps and subsequent fear and shame give lots of giggles. Love Molly Harper!!
This is a very fun road trip book that I think most people would like. I know all the people I have forced into listening to it have loved it (and I am not shy about demanding people listen to this book). This is not just a nice little romance (it is a totally fun and awesome romance), it is actually also a lot of fun in general.
If you're a fan of Molly Harper, you won't be disappointed. If you're new to Molly Harper, this book is the perfect introduction to her quirky sense of humor and campy sense of style. I liked this character and would love to see more of her. Amanda Ronconi is a great narrator for Harper's books--lively and likable and with the perfect tone for the occasional mild-core raunchiness.
The story contains so much humor and was delivered so well by Ms. Ronconi that at times I found myself laughing out loud.
The vandalism of the bat mobile. . . very funny and I loved Colin's reaction to it.
I loved this book. It is almost as good as the Jane Jameson books, also narrated by Ms. Ronconi. She can pull off a flawless southern accent that many of narrators really struggle with.
The conversation Miranda had with her mother near the end of the book was probably the closest thing to poignant in this book.
Download this book. Download all of Molly Harper's books. They are my favorites.
This audio edition is much better than the print edition! Molly Harper is hysterical. I laugh often when reading her books. But Amanda Ronconi's performance makes me laugh so hard I cry. Sometimes I had to go back 30 seconds or a minute to re-listen to parts I missed because I was laughing.
I wished I could listen to this book all in one sitting. Alas, life had other plans.
After the first listen, I've listened to this book several times over. The length is a great fit for a car trip we take often and it's a great back drop to weekend chores.
I loved the narration. She made it come to life. So funny!
I love audible books. They are so much more powerful when the seem to be an actual person telling you there story.
You need to love vampire stuff. It's a little corny for some but I thought it was a delight.
I have enjoyed Molly Harper's books, but I like the Nice Girl ones the best. Amanda Ronconi is an amazing narrator!
I feel it's probably safe to say I'm in the minority as a male reader/listener to Molly Harper's works. What can I say, I like a romcom and she is definitely funny. I've burned through pretty much everything she's written about Half Moon Hollow and werewolves in Alaska etc etc. Most of the books are pretty formulaic, but they are funny as hell and satisfying.
This one is just the low point I guess. This book's female lead was just pretty bland and the male character, I found little sympathy for. He just seemed to be a character plucked from any one of the 80's romcoms - aloof, not knowing how to connect.
What generally makes Ms. Harper's books good are a bunch of nearly-Shakespearian mix ups, misunderstandings, and people doing things wholly inappropriate. Aside from boob-painting vandals, this story really seemed to lack that quality.
I wouldn't say, "Don't read this", but I would say, "Only read this when you've got nothing else and you want a fix of fantasy romcom."
I laughed until my stomach hurt. I also frustrated me to no end, well at the end I laughed some more.
Katie MacAlister's light dragon series. It was clumsy, and serious, and funny all at the same time.
When she said him from being killed in the parking lot of the motel by two bikers. Only, to find out his wallet had been stolen.
Then end when he came to get her, because he couldn't leave with out her.
I don't know... I feel that the story is a bit silly and more suitable for a teen aged girl audience.
I have just seen a documentary about the writing of Burial Rites which was intriguing.
No, I haven't listened to any other performances, but the issue I have is with the story itself.
Boredom.... I really almost didn't finish listening to it.