Molly Harper does a great job with humor and vampires. Her world that she has made is consistent and not too over the top.
The vampires are generally grumpy until a lovely non-undead comes along and makes their life fun and interesting and gives them a reason for being undead another few hundred years.
If you have read the Half Moon Hollow books and enjoyed those, this is just another fabulously funny entry in the group.
A klutzy young lady has to transport a cranky old (but physically beautiful, of course) vampire from one end of the country to another. She has to meet certain milestones and conduct herself in a certain manner.
Needless to say she fails hilariously on both counts, and many more.
Ms. Ronconi does a great job of performing this book.
Miranda Puckett is a class A screw up. Not for lack of trying to be something better, she just seems to have the most impossible luck. Ever. Taking on a new job doesn't change her luck. Not even remotely. It does, however, make for quite an interesting and entertaining ride.
Driving Mr. Dead is a very short read, or listen in my case. It was only about 5 hours long and it is listed as 160 pages. More of a novella, in my opinion. Even with it being so short, you get a good feel for who Miranda is and what her life has been up to the point of picking up Collin.
Collin is like an extreme case of anal retentiveness. He's super particular, uptight, starchy and kind of just dickish. At first. But, spend a couple of days with Miranda and her knack of finding herself in the oddest of situations and Collin can't help but loosen the stick in his ass and the cage around his heart.
I had read Harper's Jane Jameson series and liked the humor in it. She delivers once again with Driving Mr. Dead. I giggled through a good portion of it and my only complaint would be the length. I would have liked to see more of the developing relationship between Miranda and Collin.
If you're looking for a super quick, fun, witty read complete with pink boobs, exploding cars and stolen spiced peaches...as well as interesting characters and a sweet romance...look no further.
Quick note on the narrator, Amanda Ronconi, she does a fairly decent job overall. Though her voice for Collin was a tad odd. Yes, he's stiff (ha!) but it was a little much at times.
I really enjoyed Molly Harper's last book but this one was too much of a romance for me.
It was basically the same story as the "Nice Girls Don't..." series, very bland, same humor same everything, no variation.
No i will listen to other books in this genre but not by the same Author.
yes i have, exactly the same tone and mannerism.
Very disappointed in the lack of originality
As a mom of young children I like to listen while I do laundry or dishes etc. Audio books give me the chance to read (listen) more!
Molly Harper is so funny she is difficult to compare. I like the lighthearted take on fantasy or paranormal fiction. I wish there were more to compare it to.
Yes, she is good in this one too.
I enjoy the Half Moon Hollow world she has created. It is inventive and a good take on vampire fiction. No particular moment was necessarily moving but the overall story hooked me.
This books was a lot of fun and felt a lot more like a full novel than most novellas do. The characters were well developed and the plot didn't feel forced. Miranda is so funny, like all of Molly Harper's heroines tend to be. Narrator Amanda Ronconi did a fabulous job, just as she has done with other Molly Harper books. All in all, a fun, light read (or listen).
When I first started listening to this book I thought ,"how did I ever download a vampire book.?" After about 10 minutes I was hooked and laughing. I listen to books while on long road trips. This book was too short! Wanted more.
he drives but the car ends up on fire.
Laugh, rewind, laugh rewind, laugh some more. Wipe the tears from my eyes. Quote
"can an inner monolog hyperventalate?"
Once you start this book you will not want to stop, unless you have to hear that again. :)
Yes, easy listening. Kept my attention, and found enjoyable. Didn't have me glued to the book, but I would recommend.
My tastes vary. I like PNR and some HR. I have been known to like YA and NA just as well as some naughty bodice rippers and other romance books.
Surprisingly pleasant read.
When he tells her she talks in her sleep.
Miranda. Love her.
Laugh. It was so good!!