You might like this book/series. I expected to be rapidly engaged with this story after reading several positive reviews of this book. I have read nearly all of the Charlaine Harris "Sookie Stackhouse" novels and enjoyed them very much. However, by Chapter 4 in Driving Mr. Dead, one of the main characters was revealed to have been a British soldier in the Revolutionary War, it just smacked too much of a main character in the "Sookie" series, and that was enough for me. Besides that similarity, the plot line so far has failed to entertain me even at the most superficial level, so I will not even waste my time finishing the book.
Skinny Dip by Carl Hiassen. I need some laughs.
I thought her narration was very good and her characterization of the players distinctive.
Maybe I would have enjoyed the series beginning with the first of it, AND if I had never read the Charlaine Harris books as they seem so much more entertaining than this one was.
I am an Australian woman who enjoys reading many different styles of books, from history to sci fi and mystery to poetry. I also love to listen to the same whilst not paying attention to other things. I aim for my reviews to be short and succinct so that they are easy to read.
What a silly book. I was looking forward to the halarity mentioned in other reviews. I hardly raised a smile. The entire thing was a joke really, but it was on me, that I spent money on this drivel. The plot was predictable with stolid writing and the ending just made me cringe! This is modern day Mills and Boone. Dreadful.
Yes. It's a fun light book. Brightened my mood.
Made me laugh. Main character was strong and sassy.
I got this on the $4.95 sale thinking what do I have to lose! Molly Harper is FUNNY! Totally Chick humor! I will have to check out some of her other books because I couldn't stop laughing!
Firstly, I'd listen to this narrator again. The only reason I gave her performance 4/5 stars was because her male impression was almost creepy and it took a moment to adjust to the 'voice' of the male lead. HOWEVER, I'm glad I did listen to this in lieu of reading it because her voice is perfect for the female lead and adds the right depth of quirky goodness.
The female lead... oh Mrs Puckett, you've got a style all your own.
Same as above.. PERFECT voice for the Miranda Puckett.
There were several outright laughs and a few I had to stifle as not to wake anyone.
Narrated well - would listen to Amanda Ronconi again.
Skeptical about reading another book by Molly Harper.
Shallow character development; eye-rolling ridiculous scenes.
Amanda's performance was entertaining; good character differentiation.
This was about the most disappointing book I've listened to in several years. Perhaps it's the inevitable comparison with the Twilight books, and this, to me, was quite inferior. The character development was very shallow. The story, overall, was simple and superficial; very lacking in depth. It was entertaining enough that I finished, but only just. The narration was very pleasant, and that helped.
OK, so this book was no masterpiece but it was an enjoyable light comedic read between some of the really intense novels I have been reading.
Its short and sweet and as cheesy as the title suggest. But not a bad cheesy if you need a little comic relief or a no brain cell type read.
This book was well written and lots of fun to listen to!! The narrator is great and I found myself laughing out loud several times! I love this author and Amanda Ronconi is perfect to read these characters!
You know how when you were in elementary school how your teachers made you "outline the plot" of a story? Well this book had no rising action and certainly no plot climax. I just kept waiting and waiting for something to happen! I read a lot of Paranormal Romance, and this just felt like a watered-down romance novel with vampires thrown in.
The whole thing was just so worn out. There are a million books out there featuring a snarky protaganist with an authority figure problem who attracts trouble like a magnet. The trouble she attracted was all perfectly mundane and boring- such as vandals drawing on the hood of her car, and a hotel clerk shredding the wrong credit card. I guess my expectations were too high.
The narrator didn't do great male voices.
Disappointment. I will be returning this one.
Definitely don't waste a credit.
I enjoyed the story and the narration was good. But I was just getting into it when it finished, I wanted more!