"The city of San Francisco is being stalked by a huge, shaved vampyre cat named Chet, and only I, Abby Normal, emergency backup mistress of the Greater Bay Area night, and my manga-haired love monkey, Foo Dog, stand between the ravenous monster and a bloody massacre of the general public. Whoa. And this is a love story? Yup.
"‘Cept there’s no whining. See, while some lovers were born to run, Jody and Tommy were born to bite. Well, reborn, that is, now that they're vampires. Good thing theirs is an undying love, since their Goth Girl Friday, Abby Normal, imprisoned them in a bronze statue. Abby wants to be a blood sucking fiend, too, but right now she’s really busy with other stuff, like breaking in a pair of red vinyl thigh-high Skankenstein® platform boots and wrangling her Ph.D.-candidate boyfriend, Steve (the love monkey). And then there’s that vampire cat Chet, who’s getting bigger and smarter—and thirstier—by the minute. Abby thought she and Steve could handle the kitty cat on their own, mais non."
Before you can say “OMG! WTF?” Tommy and Jody are sprung from captivity, and join forces with Abby, Steve, the frozen-turkey-bowling Safeway crew, the Emperor of San Francisco and his trusty dogs Lazarus and Bummer, Abby’s gay Goth friend Jared, and SF’s finest Cavuto and Rivera to hunt big cat and save the city. And that’s when the fun really begins.
©2010 Christopher Moore (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers
"Moore’s most hysterical ‘love story’ to date." (Booklist)
Avid audiobook addict!
I found the narrator extremely entertaining and thoroughly enjoyed the clever dialogue in this book. I can see how others might find her annoying though.
Christopher Moore is by far my favorite author and I have enjoyed every one of his books. In the case of "Bite Me", I find myself stuck by a narrator that thinks she is on the Broadway stage. Narration is a specialized type of performance, whose main purpose should be to convey the author's words clearly, so the reader understands what is going on. The narrator should never sacrifice clarity for acting. Ms. Bennett gets so wrapped up in acting the role of Abby that I have to copnstantly rewind to try to understand what she is saying. She assumes that Abby speaks very fast and so does she. She may be right, but it requires a great deal of concentration to keep up with her. If she underplayed the character a little bit, it could be better. At this point, this may be the first Christopher Moore book I won't be able to finish. My solution is to obtain the written version.
Painful, very painful listen. The narrator read the book in the style written but 8 hours of this is too much for my ears. I could not listen past the second chapter.
The story is funny but not a good listen.
This book was a great read. I had a hard time getting through the audible book because the narrator was really annoying and totally unconvincing. Too bad, as I am a big fan of Christopher Moore's books.
The book itself is great. The narrator; however, makes this almost impossible for me to listen to. She has this garbled, lispy, valley girl affectation going on that is really hard to follow. I will have to read this myself, because I can't follow what is going on with the narrator's performance.
Allow me to say that this was my first Christopher Moore book. I fully realize this book is supposed to be comedic in nature from start to finish; I found it anything but. I prefer my satire less exaggerated.
The story was snooze-worthy most of the time and largely seemed to be a retelling of what happened in the previous two books. I cringed every time Abby Normal's narration started, and I had to force myself to finish this book. Part of my problem was that I started with this book. Apparently, I should have tried the others first, but I didn't realize this was a series until it was too late. Obviously, it does not work well as a stand-alone story. If you like sarcasm so thick you could Spackle your walls with it, this book may very well be for you.
I don't see how a teen goth girl sounds like a cheesy cheerleader. Couldn't get past the narration, made me want to hit something. The writing seemed good, but I really wished I'd listened to the clip before purchasing. I have a headache and have only listened to it for 15 min. Threw away that credit. Normally I love Moore. Disappointing.
I haven't finished this one yet, the beginning grabbed me, but then I am in the middle and lost, I think this one is one I might need to actually read and not listen to because it's like I needed to go back and remember who everyone is. I don't know if it's interesting enough for me to do so though.
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