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.
Say something about yourself!
Thank you audible for having this gem on sale or I never would have bought it....driving mr. dead doesn't sound like a book that would interest me but I found myself laughing so hard I about had an accident, and the narrator was just perfect!
So, Miranda finds herself a typical 20 something without a real plan or a goal in sight…her fiancé was actually cheating on her and her parents have her whole life mapped out, and she just needs time to think…what better way to escape than to sign up to drive a vampire cross country! This book is written in modern day, but in this world people know there are vampires. There is no mystical world to catch up on, it’s just that vampires live among us and sometimes they need human drivers who can drive during the day time.
The words “bad day” don’t really cover the catastrophes that eventually ensue during this trip and I don’t want to mention any because having them all happen one after another was the utter charm of the story…and I could see myself reacting the same way as the main character…which made it priceless!
Loved the story, wished there were another 10 hours of it, and have already downloaded other Molly Harper books because it’s been a while since I have laughed like that.
If you are already a fan of Molly Harper's audiobooks, Driving Mr. Dead will give you more of what you already love. This is yet another laugh out loud story that Ronconi has perfectly narrated. And since it takes place in Half Moon Hallow, many of the main characters from the previous books will make an appearance.
If not, this is a great book to get to know her style. This classic Harper novel features a comical yet lovable female protagonists whose wisecracks will keep you laughing. It's that same humor that keeps the romance between Miranda and Collin from being the super-sugary/cheesy brand that is often the meat of romance novels.
Witty, fast, fun
I am a huge fan of Molly Harper and Amanda Ronconi truly brings Ms. Harper's characters to life. Excellent!
This book is hillarious! The cover makes this book look cheesy...and it has it's moments, but the laughs and wit make up for it. Fun read.
Heroine is an absolute delight and Amanda Ronconi reads her beautifully, She is witty and funny and someone whose exploits I wanted to hear. Hero wasn't nearly as riveting - not sure if it was the reading or the writing for him. Regardless - well worth purchasing.
I enjoy many types of books and am always looking for new authors to read and listen too. I enjoy reading the reviews and adding my own from time to time.
Fun, fun, fun
The way things just seem to go wrong no matter how hard Miranda tries to do things right. It is a comedy of mistakes that have you laughing all the time. Molly Harper is just great with dialogue and you should be careful with food or drink when listening to one of her books. The most unexpected things come out of Miranda's mouth. She is a very funny character and the vampire Colin is so far behind current times and customs that he is just as funny in a different way. He makes as many mistakes as she does.
She just knows how to put the emphasis where it should be on the lines she is reading. Her voices are very good and though some don't like her voice, I think she is very good and a perfect match for Molly Harper's style of writing.