There are reasons we fear the night. He still isn't one of them. Bill Ryder, the trash-talking undead geek from Bill the Vampire, is back and about to find himself in a whole new world of side-splitting insanity.
One of the most powerful vampires on the planet has given Bill a death sentence. Meanwhile, an immortal princess wants him for an entirely different purpose, one which makes his first issue seem almost preferable. All the while, new and powerful forces have begun to emerge from the shadows around him. Are they friend or foe? Knowing his luck, do you even have to ask?
Bill's only hope is to marshal his friends, master his powers, and somehow prove that he's the scariest dead thing of them all.
©2011 Rick Gualtieri (P)2013 Rick Gualtieri
So this book continues right off where the last one ended. It feels like it was written at the same time and doesn't suffer from the sophomore slump. My only criticism is that the character Bill is quite the chauvinist. There's a lot of objectifying and "bro-ing" in the book. I'm a guy and it stood out to me. It's a lot like the bravado of guys who frequent strip clubs but haven't ever spoken to women. I like the story, and the characters, but sometimes I winced at text.
I m enjoying the story, but i wince whenever the narrator misreads or mispronounces standard nerd knowledge. .. It happens repeatedly throughout the reading.
I can't stand it! How completely isolated from LIFE do you have to be to NOT know how to pronounce "denizen" and "voila"? Den-ZEE-en and VEE-oh-la??? WTF? And it's not just this one narrator - I've come across this crap in at least *3* other audiobooks! Helloooo? It doesn't appear to be an issue with the text, cuz I've checked the Kindle vers. It CAN'T be the narrator himself - there HAS to be a producer, quality checker, someTHING, right? Holy CRAP, people!
If nothing else, it's an absolute INSULT to the author(s).
Audiobooks are great tool in dealing with my ADHD. They limit distractions while listening and I don't have to sit still. PS. I can't spell
Bill is Back.My favourite telecommuting, under achieving, game programmer turned vampire is once again unleasing his unique can of wimp-ass on the vampire establishment. Bill's an anti-literary industry vampire. He's dumpy, he's bespectacled, he's a nerd but he doesn't sparkle. IMHO the strength of the series is the character's interaction. I just love the conversational banter between the characters.
You would have to read The Tome of Bill, Book 2, Bill the Vampire. It's another great story with a Khan. Bill gets to visit the far east and Sally's fun with Bill is just so wicked.
I really enjoyed this audio book and I have already started listening to book 3
It's a good follow-up with plenty of chuckles. I think I laughed more with installment, lots of good comebacks from Sally, D &D references, and they are still experimenting in Bill to learn what it means to be a vampire IRL.
During the first third of the book I really hoped Bill would kill Sally. By the end it's apparent how much she is needed and how she helps Bill. I look forward to more in this series.
I like scifi and urban fantasy. I don't like romance novels. If you are the same my reviews should help.
Funny, light-hearted, silly.
That Bill could not convince his friends he had sex in China. It was one of the funnier parts of the book.
Bill is the best character and I like the voice as it reminds me of Paul Giamatti in a good way. He is self-depreciating and crass. Kind of like if Charlie Brown and Howard Stern had a son and turned him into a vampire.
No. it is a fun, light read and isn't designed to be particulary movig. It is the literary equivalent of eating a twinky light, tasty but no substance to speak of.
If you like the first book you will like this one. If you did not like the first book or were on the fence you will feel the same after this book.
No seriously? Voila it a common word. Didn't a producer, maybe someone editing the narrator.... or I don't know, the author, say "Hey Chris, you know, thats like twice you mis-pronounced that word. How about we do a second take on that. But no problem...look, here's dictionary.com - they even say the words for you."
This book was absolutely a great listen. The book is definitely a guys book. It's like it's written from a conversation in reality with your bros and political correctness was tossed out the window as it normally is when no one is around, and should be. First time I ever thought of a guys book.
Currently a local truck driver who has hours to listen to my audio books. I am hooked, some of my fellow drivers enjoy them also
I have enjoyed the series and it definitely a fast series and with witty one liners
Several but the part with the trip to China was very interesting
Too many to list but the lines with Bill and Sally always brought a smile
Again it would be Sally if I could live to remember but James is the most interesting
Look forward to reading the rest of the books
Yes, and I will be doing so as soon as I finish the series to date. There is a "realness" to the characters that make them very fun to be around.
The only ones that come to mind are the "Good Girls" and "Half Moon Hollow" books by Molly Harper.
When Bill tried to psych himself up to ask out his workplace crush. Poor guy, I wanted to give him a hug and then smack him upside the head!
Bill, of course! His roommates and Sally come in a close second, but for me it's all about Bill. His snarkiness and sarcasm are a joy to immerse myself in!
I came across this author and series by accident through a facebook event. I'm so glad that I decided to get the first book. It goes to show that extraordinary things can happen to even the most normal of "Joes".
"How can anyone not know how to pronounce "voilà"!?"
The sorry is ok, quite entertaining/distracting. The audio artist has some gaps in his English language skills, the main irritating and repeated one is him saying"violia" instead of "voilà"
loved the book but he audio was hut and miss it seemed as though the voice actor was being changed during it all. I think it was just the way it was recorded though
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