There are reasons we fear the night. He isn't one of them.
Bill Ryder was a dateless dweeb...then he died. Unfortunately for him that was just the beginning of his troubles. He awoke to find himself a vampire, one of the legendary predators of the night. Unfortunately for him, he was still at the bottom of the food chain.
Now he finds himself surrounded by creatures stronger, deadlier and a whole lot cooler than he is. Worst yet, they all want him dead...permanently this time.
Bill isn't exactly average, though. A vampire like him hasn't been seen in centuries. He's got a few tricks up his sleeve, unlikely allies, and an attitude problem that makes him too damn obnoxious to quit.
Join him in this hilarious tale of monsters, mayhem, and the unlikely hero who's not afraid to tell them all off...even if it gets his teeth kicked in.
©2011, 2012 Rick Gualtieri (P)2012 Rick Gualtieri
Sci-fi/Fantasy fan with a library-worth of reading behind him
In the beginning I was very unsure and for a few minutes thought I might return the book based on how sexist the main character came off as. Glad I stuck with it though, as the book kept me grinning and laughing throughout. Narrator was good and fun, my only complaint with him was that there were a few words he pronounced incorrectly. The two that stood out to me due to repetition were "bared fangs" being pronounced "barred" and "voila" pronounced as the name Viola. Otherwise, the book cracked me up and I'll be continuing the series.
I can relate to Bill. He's not a sparkling model turned vampire (no spoilers, it's the title), but he could be me. A guy who works and lives a normal life who made one spur of the moment decision that changed everything. And the great thing is; He didn't become something else, he's still that same guy, just dealing with this new situation the best way a guy who shouldn't be dealing with it could. I listened to this book in two sittings, it's just that fun. Really looking forward to the rest of the series.
I like Bill ...he is normal in a gamer kinda way....he made me laugh.. really laugh
kinda knew it was coming and there had to be "opening" for a second book... and I will get the 2nd,,,
idk if i would of changed anything,,,
On the surface, this is a perfectly good urban fantasy story. I like the riffs on a lot of vampire pop culture, and the protagonist is likable for the most part. But he's just a little TOO nerdy, a little TOO perverted...yes, I know he's a dateless gamer, but it kinda makes it hard to sympathize with him when he's acting like a high schooler. That, and the actor gives a performance not unlike Richard Nixon-it's interesting, but not very well-acted. Like Bill said about our food, this is salad. It's good, but it lacks some substance.
Did not read the print version but after falling in love with Rick's writing I will probably buy the books in print.
Every. Single. Thing. The geekiness behind Bill is just fabulous!
The point of view of Bill is great but Christopher John Fetherolf really brings Bill to life.
The Big Fang
Loved It! This was awesome. The narration was spot on and the wise crack banter between characters was well played. Not over the top story telling. The weakness of a character was actually a strength. Refreshing in every way.
Bill The Vampire (and the entire series) is one of my top three favorite audio book series of all times (and I have a huge library)
Most vampire stories have the main character as this beautiful handsome man that, when turned, women swoon and the horror of being a vampire is romanticized. WELL NOT THIS BOOK! Rick Gualtieri puts such a clever spin on this vampire series that I've never seen before. I love that he took an ordinary nerdy geeky guy, who you would see walking around at Comic-Con and turned him into a vampire.
Fetherolf's narration is one of the best narrations I've heard. He can pull off all the sarcastic comments and comedy that Gualiteri has in the book, and his voice is enjoyable to listen to. I'm a big critic with narrators, and this one is def one of my favorites.
The most memorable character is, of course, Bill himself. However, Sally is a great character that has hilarious dialogue with Bill throughout the book.
If you are looking for a really fun read and love books that make you laugh, this series is a MUST!
The voice narration was fabulous, and I preferred listening to it.
Guiltier has created a unique vampire culture, but their overall capabilities follow the more well known vampire lore. The self defacing character comedy and comedy of error remind me of the whit found in a Neil Simon play.
When Sally hits on Bill on the Subway and Bill mentally freaks out over her grabbing his battle mage.
A date movie you'll both enjoy.
I look forward to reading the entire series.
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