A striking red-head, 20-something Jody is attacked and transformed into a vampire while walking home one night in downtown San Francisco. Befriending 19-year-old Tommy, Jody tries to understand her new undead life, but trouble finds her when the cops start suspecting Tommy of being a local bloodsucking serial killer.
©1995 Christopher Moore; (P)2008 Recorded Books
For me audio books are made or broken by the narrator. I love Christopher Moore and I think that Susan Bennett did an outstanding job.
Gothic, Funny, Sarcastic
Interview With a Vampire meets Zany Comedy with a good dose of Great (well-defined) characters mixed in.
C. Thomas Flood, despite the fact that C means absolutely nothing. His oung naivety mixed with his good heart and sense of sarcasm come together to create a great character.
Jodi, however, is also a great character for completely different reasons. She's a very strong female lead that grew upon me more nad more as the boook went on.
Quite a few moments made me laugh out loud.
The way the book ends, however, absolutely shocked me. Not what happens to flood, rather what Flood does to Jodi in order to keep her... That part cracked me up and kind of disturbed me...
Blood Sucking Fiends doesn't add any real originality to the Vampire story as far as Vampire stories go. BUT, this book is squarely a situational comedy more than it is a vampire story. The Vampire story simply serves as a fram in which to introduce these great characters, crazy situations, and laugh out loud moments.
If you're in the mood for some "light" listening that won't make you think too much, but will keep you smiling, look no further.
I loved every thing. It is just so funny. Any time I feel like crap I start listening to this book and I am back to rights within 10 minutes.
The guys turkey bowling on night shift at the Safeway store.
She is fantastic, perfect for this book. She made this book shine.
I woke up under a dumpster, WTF!
Buy it you will love it.
I must say that when I need a break and want a good laugh, I listen to this series. Christopher Moore is very funny. I don't listen to very many books more than once but this is one exception for me.
Environmental engineer with a SciFi/fantasy addiction.
After reading the reviews and listening to the sample I thought this would be a decent light read. The story was fairly entertaining, and the ending was very funny - but I really enjoyed the character development. Jody is not your typical vampire and Flood is hard to pin down, but very silly and endearing. I had a little trouble with the reader - a few times not using the right character voice - but she was decent.
This is not one of my most favorite listens, but definitely near the top and worth listening to again.
I'm actually a day old tart, filled with maple custard. Perhaps, this reads as a rational introduction to others, and you are deliberately misreading it, because, come on, maple custard.
Loved it! Well rounded atypical characters! There's a significant underlying morality to the novel, which doesn't slap you in the face. You can absorb it, or just set your brain to cruise control and appreciate the masterly writing. Not the average cheesy man with eye lashes and defined calves that does everything [verb]ly, and woman fawning on things in a slipshod bodice, type of romance. More realistic, and very funny!
I love to read and I read for fun. Escape and imagination are great reasons to love a book.
I generally like Christopher Moore's books, but this one just fell a little flat. Are some very funny moments and some sad moments, but it just did not hold my attention as well as most. Partly I think it was the narrator, hence the lower performance score.
I'm a fan of Sci-fi, fantasy and suspense. I like books that keep me guessing till the end.
This is Moore. Don't listen to his books back to back, and you'll enjoy then ...::wincing:: Moore.
He used a quill filled with acerbic ink to pen his stories. If you are a fan of sarcastic wit and humor so dry it leaves you looking for the attached desiccation packet, then saddle up boys and girls! He had me laughing out loud in some places (always a little disconcerting in public places) and it was a great break from more serious genera. I recommend it for a mental palate cleanser.
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This is by far my favorite author, nothing reads like Christopher Moore. Be careful if you listen to this while driving people will think you are crazy. You may not be able to get away with listening to this at work because you will be laughing hard. This entire series is great! Actually anything this guy write is funny even his facebook post are crazy.
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This is one of the funniest books I've read in a long time.. I absolutely enjoyed every minute... don't waste time buying each book separately. Download them all now: Bloodsucking Fiends, Bite Me and You suck; that way you will not have to waste a minute getting to the next one. Very very enjoyable. Highly recommend. Also, loved the SF Bay Area setting.
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