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
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.
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.
Awesome Funny Series
I loved how Rick Gualtieri incorporated real historical figures and made them part of the vampire world. And I loved all the new characters that he brings into this second book, which you know you are going to see these characters again in future books.
Fetherolf's narration allows the listener to really sense the dry humor and sarcasm that could be missed if you were just reading it. He has a talent for humor that is hard to find in a narrator.
As with each book in this series, the most memorable character is Bill the Vampire. And of course Sally, Bill's maker and vampire partner is always enjoyable. But for this particular book in the series, the character Gan is introduced. And her presence is unshakable, at least it is for Bill.
If you haven't read Bill the Vampire (The Tome of Bill Book 1), do so before you read you read this one. This series is genius!
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).
I like the banter and sometimes snarky attitude of the characters.
Ok, he has a strange drawl at moments but overall fun to listen to. Even foul language sits comfortable with me when is uses it!
Not sure.... Bill and the Vamp Child Bride
Story is funny and a lite "read'. Just enjoy and laugh a little.
Learning more about Bills Free Will powers and lauphing how Sally always screws him over.
Bill, because he is the hero most like me. Except employed.
His dry wit and humorous tone. It reminds me a little bit of Red Dwarf.
It would have to be the same tag line for the first book.
"There are dangerous things go bump in the night, he isn't one of them"
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