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.
... and I think that's actually a very high compliment. I was having such fun listening to this story, that I didn't want it to end. This is just fun fiction. Don't expect great themes or lessons. It's just storytelling at a wonderful level. Miranda Puckett is exactly the kind of character you'd expect Molly Harper to write if you're a Molly Harper fan. She loves and respects women. She hates male a-holes. And she is OK with a "contest of equals" when these strong women come up against guys who might have the manliness to actually respect these strong women... even when being thoroughly annoyed or confounded by them. Molly Harper is a true storyteller. I'll read or listen to absolutely anything she cares to write.
Proud book worm!
Ms. Harper is quick witted and writes with a wicked pen!!! I love her work and it just continues to get better and better. She can't write fast enough for me!!! I want more and pout when each book ends! This one Driving Mr. Dead is just another faucet of her writing and I love it!!! You want a good chuckle with a good solid story line with a sprinkle of sexy...she has it!
Audiobooks are relaxing and 'food for the soul'.
Eventually, when a need a humorous "pick-me-up". I can't help but laugh and smile when I listen to Molly Harper's books; especially with Amanda Ronconi narrating.
Miranda of course. She always finds humor in the toughest of situations.
Yes! Just as good.
I laughed through the whole book.
Just keep them coming...
I found it took me a while to get used to the narrators voice.
Found it difficult with the male characters to enjoy due to narrator
No as it would be a boring romance
I think it was just too different for my tastes, but might soon teenage girls possibly?
Overall... 4.75 star
Performance.... 5 star
Story... 4.75 star
Loved, loved, loved this book. It should be noted that I listened to this audiobook on a road trip to my teenage son's new college, so he had to listen to it, too. He also LOVED the book...to the point that I have the first full-length book in the series on audio too and he immediately told me to start it when this one ended.
There is never a greater odd-couple than Miranda and Collin. Seriously, if something bad is going to happen, Miranda is going to be right in the center of it....and it is going to be big, and destructive, and completely unexpected. Collin is extremely regimented to the point of being completely anal retentive and OCD. He does not deal with chaos well...to the point that he hasn't left his house in 65 years. He's a recluse and as such doesn't have great people skills. Miranda never met anyone she doesn't like, except maybe Collin. She's perpetually optimistic. He's not and at first they clash on every level possible, but then they begin to get to know each other and the magic begins to happen.
Truly I loved this book. I can't tell you how many times we both were laughing out loud. My son was exhausted and kept trying to go to sleep, but couldn't when the audio was playing because the story was so riveting and entertaining.
The narrator on this was incredible too!! Her accents were spot on and never once did they slip. Even if I didn't know who was talking because of the text, her inflections were perfect and so distinct for each character that there was never a question.
I HIGHLY recommend this audiobook. It's nice because the book is officially a novella so the audio runs just a bit over 5 hours...PERFECT for a road trip. If you were ever considering breaking into listening to audio books, this would be a good one to start with!
Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!
Humor!!!! I would have loved to have been in the backseat on that trip.
Yes, I did!
One of my favorite go to audiobooks when I want a light, funny, stand alone paranormal book.
I got a kick out of the boob paint job her car received.
Anytime a narrator can paint a mental picture that enhances or is on the money with my mental map of the characters is hands down doing an outstanding job.Great performance.
When Miranda realizes that although her previous en devours were not her hearts desire she still realizes that her experiences enriched and prepared her for what she believes she's destined to do. Upon this realization she is able to confront her mother and express why she is determined to be true to herself.
I will definitely listen to this title again. I had such a good time with this book. There are so many laugh out loud moments that people will begin to think you are losing your mind. The characters are as funny as ever and I like the way that although this is not a "Jane" book, the characters overlap.
I don't want to spoil the book for people, but the most memorable moments is the Jinksy antics that Miranda gets into. It is unbelievable how she gets in trouble.
I am so used to hearing the southern accents from her, but Colin's character is a nice change and sweet. I almost forget that she is doing all of these voices.
Fall out of your seat funny.
I really loved this book. I love all of the Hollow books. This one was short and very sweet.
Miranda was hilarious with her dry humor and constant bad luck. She takes it all in stride, for the most part. And she doesn't let the vampire get away with much.
I liked her delivery of Miranda's humor. Some of the character voices may not have been my favorite, but I thought she did a really good job.
Once I really got into it, I just couldn't wait to see what else was going to go wrong on this trip.