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.
To sum up this story it is cute and funny and you don't have to concentrate too hard to follow along. Having said that it is not a bad book. I enjoyed listening to it. If you are looking for something a bit funny and without a lot of sex, then this is a good choice. I wish it had more substance and that there was more with the two characters connecting at the end but overall it was good. The characters are quirky and I enjoyed how the story took them to some funny places. Not sure if there will be another book, but it is left like there could be. So if you are looking for something light and easy to follow, I would recommend giving it a try. It intrigued me enough that I downloaded the first book of this author's series to see what I thought of it.
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.