Waking up in a tacky coffin and wearing off-brand shoes, Betsy Taylor can't believe the horrible turn her life has taken; then she discovers she's a vampire. Soon, Betsy becomes a participant in a power struggle between the forces of darkness. With only her friend Jessica and the hunky vampire Sinclair to help her, this new "Queen of Vampires" will have a tough time getting her afterlife straight.
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©2004 MaryJanice Davidson; (P)2006 Recorded Books
"Sexy, steamy, and laugh-out-loud funny, Davidson's chick-lit foray into the paranormal is delightful." (Booklist)
This is the first book of this series that I have "read" as well as the first book from this author. What an enjoyable book. The heroine is bratty, smart-mouthed and independent and the character development is wonderful. It is not your normal Vampire story and is such a wonderful change from the serious "OH NO, I AM A VAMPIRE" stories. The narrator does a great job and you feel she is really Betsy. I can't wait to continue all the books in this series.
If you are looking for a serious vampire story, this is not it. But if you enjoy humor, wittiness and fun with vampire fiction, you will be sorry you missed this one.
Deliciously naughty and funny. Can't wait to listen to additional downloads in this series. Makes me want to join the undead, but only on Betsy's terms.
I listen while I drive and I love to drive
This is a fun story not to be taken for anything more than entertainment value but it is a good road trip story
book description. I detest "Sex in the City," but I love this series. For the longest time, I stayed away from this series because I'm not a big fan of blood and gore and Ann Rice's vampires, but these books are fun. Well worth the $$$.
More than likely no for both author and narrator. I'm not sure if the narration was off because the writing wasn't good. I've listened to numerous audiobooks, and keep a look out for a new series. This is not one I will continue.
Write better. I first started listening to the Twilight books, and was won over by audiobooks.Since then I've listened to Charliane Harris' Sookie and Harper Connelly series. I am currently listening to Janet Evanovich's Plum series, and I've just finished the Hunger Games books. I've also listened to the Shopaholic stories, and many other authors.
Perhaps I'm comparing this book to great authors. However,This story was lacking in EVERYTHING- good writing, a good plot, a good story line, and a strong central character.
She sounded as if she were trying too hard to be a rich valley girl living in New York?
The main character. She was not written well. She ended up sounding air headed and whiney, while being surrounded by idiots of all kinds.
If you didn't like the stories I mentioned above ( Sookie series, Twilight, Stephanie Plum series, or Hunger Games) then you might like this book or series. I only finished it because I kept hoping it would get better. This book just was not for me. It was too simple and plan while trying very hard to be funny.Save the credit for something better.
I can't believe this. But I am going to say it. I didn't like this book because I felt it was totally implausible. I know ... it is about a woman who wakes up a vampire. But even in the most farfetched novels with vampires, shape shifters, etc., there is always a moment of shock, an adjustment, an explanation, a change, in how the person who has become undead, exists going forward.
I am not a huge fan of this genre, but have enjoyed other Vampire-ish books and series, both the Sookie Stackhouse series and those by Molly Harper. The magic or science or whatever creates these characters in the book is central to the book. If Sookie didn't discover vampires, realize how she related to them, spend her time getting to know them, participating in their world, the books would be about another small town southern girl who works in a bar.
In Undead and Unwed, her conversion and her continued undead existence is a gimmick. Which is fine, but it is a totally superfluous gimmick. If you went through and crossed out the word "vampire" wherever it shows up, you would have a chick lit book. Not a very good one, but as good as many. If that is what the author wants to write, why doesn't she? Why try and change a somewhat dull and pedestrian chick lit book into a fantasy book, if all you are willing to do is remind the reader periodically that the heroine is a vampire.
I have tried to listen to this many times over, but this narrator has the most boring and annoying voice. i suggest reading the book instead!
The book might have been funny, but the narrator was so annoying that it was almost impossible to finish listening to it. It was funny at times, but not worth spending credits on.
Married, middle-age, owner of 2 dogs, 2 cats, and a messy house.
The story is OK, and I really don't like Betsy, but I don't think we are supposed to like her any more than we liked the skinny snobs in high school. But after a while she grew on me. I'm still not sure if I'll go after the next in the series, but it's possible - there are just other books I want to read first.
The narrator has Betsy's voice down pretty well, but I kept becoming acutely aware that someone was reading the book out loud, which pulled me out of the book. Sort of like seeing the microphone during a movie scene. That wasn't fun. Odd pauses and overdone attitudes. If book 2 is read by someone else, or maybe more importantly, *directed* by someone else, it might move up on my reading list.
Book 1 left a lot of things unfinished - this is definitely the first of a series, and definitely only light entertainment. A great waste of time. (smile) But in a good way.
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