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Driving Mr. Dead Audiobook

Driving Mr. Dead

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Miranda Puckett has failed at every job she’s ever had. Her mother just wants her to come home, join the family law firm, and settle down with Jason, the perfect lawyer boyfriend. But when Jason turns out to be a lying cheater, Miranda seizes on a job that gets her out of town: long-distance vampire transportation.

Her first assignment is to drive vampire Collin Sutherland from Washington to sleepy Half Moon Hollow without incident—no small feat for a woman whom trouble seems to follow like a faithful hound dog! And she has to do it without letting her passenger—the most persnickety, stuffy, devastatingly handsome vamp she’s ever met—drive her crazy. As she and Collin find disaster on the roads, they also find an undeniable spark between them. Could Miranda have found the perfect job and the perfect guy for her?

©2012 Molly Harper (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

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    Monica 02-17-13
    Monica 02-17-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Fun-easy-light read"

    OK, so this book was no masterpiece but it was an enjoyable light comedic read between some of the really intense novels I have been reading.
    Its short and sweet and as cheesy as the title suggest. But not a bad cheesy if you need a little comic relief or a no brain cell type read.

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    Lisa 02-17-13
    Lisa 02-17-13
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    "Unexpected fun! Worth the credit!"

    This book was well written and lots of fun to listen to!! The narrator is great and I found myself laughing out loud several times! I love this author and Amanda Ronconi is perfect to read these characters!

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    Jess Prairie Village, KS, United States 02-14-13
    Jess Prairie Village, KS, United States 02-14-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Disappointing considering all the great reviews"
    What disappointed you about Driving Mr. Dead?

    You know how when you were in elementary school how your teachers made you "outline the plot" of a story? Well this book had no rising action and certainly no plot climax. I just kept waiting and waiting for something to happen! I read a lot of Paranormal Romance, and this just felt like a watered-down romance novel with vampires thrown in.


    What was most disappointing about Molly Harper’s story?

    The whole thing was just so worn out. There are a million books out there featuring a snarky protaganist with an authority figure problem who attracts trouble like a magnet. The trouble she attracted was all perfectly mundane and boring- such as vandals drawing on the hood of her car, and a hotel clerk shredding the wrong credit card. I guess my expectations were too high.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The narrator didn't do great male voices.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment. I will be returning this one.


    Any additional comments?

    Definitely don't waste a credit.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    NEW NAME Georgia, United States 02-14-13
    NEW NAME Georgia, United States 02-14-13 Member Since 2015

    Say something about yourself!

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    "So funny, so well written, LOVED IT!"

    Thank you audible for having this gem on sale or I never would have bought it....driving mr. dead doesn't sound like a book that would interest me but I found myself laughing so hard I about had an accident, and the narrator was just perfect!

    So, Miranda finds herself a typical 20 something without a real plan or a goal in sight…her fiancé was actually cheating on her and her parents have her whole life mapped out, and she just needs time to think…what better way to escape than to sign up to drive a vampire cross country! This book is written in modern day, but in this world people know there are vampires. There is no mystical world to catch up on, it’s just that vampires live among us and sometimes they need human drivers who can drive during the day time.

    The words “bad day” don’t really cover the catastrophes that eventually ensue during this trip and I don’t want to mention any because having them all happen one after another was the utter charm of the story…and I could see myself reacting the same way as the main character…which made it priceless!

    Loved the story, wished there were another 10 hours of it, and have already downloaded other Molly Harper books because it’s been a while since I have laughed like that.

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    Julie 02-13-13
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    "Wanted it to be longer"

    I enjoyed the story and the narration was good. But I was just getting into it when it finished, I wanted more!

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    Queen Squared Columbia, SC, United States 02-12-13
    Queen Squared Columbia, SC, United States 02-12-13

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    "Classic Molly Harper"

    If you are already a fan of Molly Harper's audiobooks, Driving Mr. Dead will give you more of what you already love. This is yet another laugh out loud story that Ronconi has perfectly narrated. And since it takes place in Half Moon Hallow, many of the main characters from the previous books will make an appearance.

    If not, this is a great book to get to know her style. This classic Harper novel features a comical yet lovable female protagonists whose wisecracks will keep you laughing. It's that same humor that keeps the romance between Miranda and Collin from being the super-sugary/cheesy brand that is often the meat of romance novels.

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    LT 02-10-13
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    "Awesome! Best "Nice Girls" spin-off yet."
    If you could sum up Driving Mr. Dead in three words, what would they be?

    Witty, fast, fun


    Any additional comments?

    I am a huge fan of Molly Harper and Amanda Ronconi truly brings Ms. Harper's characters to life. Excellent!

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    Dawn DeRosa 01-25-13
    Dawn DeRosa 01-25-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Judging a Book By It's Cover"
    Would you listen to Driving Mr. Dead again? Why?

    This book is hillarious! The cover makes this book look cheesy...and it has it's moments, but the laughs and wit make up for it. Fun read.


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    Linda 01-09-13
    Linda 01-09-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Charming!"

    Heroine is an absolute delight and Amanda Ronconi reads her beautifully, She is witty and funny and someone whose exploits I wanted to hear. Hero wasn't nearly as riveting - not sure if it was the reading or the writing for him. Regardless - well worth purchasing.

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    Pat LORENA, TX, United States 12-29-12
    Pat LORENA, TX, United States 12-29-12 Member Since 2013

    I enjoy many types of books and am always looking for new authors to read and listen too. I enjoy reading the reviews and adding my own from time to time.

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    "First day of job can be really tough and funny"
    If you could sum up Driving Mr. Dead in three words, what would they be?

    Fun, fun, fun


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way things just seem to go wrong no matter how hard Miranda tries to do things right. It is a comedy of mistakes that have you laughing all the time. Molly Harper is just great with dialogue and you should be careful with food or drink when listening to one of her books. The most unexpected things come out of Miranda's mouth. She is a very funny character and the vampire Colin is so far behind current times and customs that he is just as funny in a different way. He makes as many mistakes as she does.


    What does Amanda Ronconi bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She just knows how to put the emphasis where it should be on the lines she is reading. Her voices are very good and though some don't like her voice, I think she is very good and a perfect match for Molly Harper's style of writing.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    No idea


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  • Mrs. S. B. Potter
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    4/25/15
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    "Great"

    One of Molly Harper's funniest stories. I love how everything that could go wrong does go wrong especially the car 'boobs'. Very little hot sex but this story really does not need it. It is well written & fast paced. My only complaint is the rubbish attempted English accent but it does not detract from the entertainment,

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  • Ian Smith
    8/10/14
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    "Entertaining, snappy story"
    Any additional comments?

    Fairly short and direct compared to a lot of Molly Harper's stories, and this one lacked any real threats to the character's lives, which made a change. Some characters from other stories are nicely woven in.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Frances
    London, United Kingdom
    1/10/14
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    "Deliciously Dry Humour"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Driving Mr. Dead to be better than the print version?

    Amanda Ronconi's usual incomparable narration adds so much to the enjoyment of the story that it is without a doubt worth buying the audio book even if you have the print version already.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Not only is there a great plot line but the dry wit (or general "snarkiness" as Miranda the heroine would say) makes listening to this book a serious pleasure. Miranda is an unlikely heroine with a somewhat chequered past and a magnet for disaster. The book is the story of the road trip from hell shared between a straight laced and normally very solitary ancient vampire passenger and irreverent sharp witted (and sharp mouthed) lady driver Miranda. Maybe there are just too many disasters to be credible but then this is a paranormal novel and credibility is hardly a requirement. Fans of the world of Half Moon Hollow will love it.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    From an unpromising start where Miranda arrives a day late to collect Colin her vampire passenger and finds herself standing on his polished wood floor dripping in a puddle of rain water the journey goes rapidly down hill for them but the amusement factor climbs for me.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I smiled right through the book and laughed out loud in places.


    Any additional comments?

    If you read this book and love it then read the other Half Moon Hollow books and even better start at the beginning with the Jane Jamieson/Nice Girl books. After that you need to slip into the world of Naked Werewolves. Be warned, this delightful world is addictive and I find I cannot get enough. Last year Molly Harper published enough works to keep me happy. I can only hope that this satisfying level of output continues..

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Lady.B.S.lewis
    accrington, United Kingdom
    7/20/15
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    "I want to move to half moon hollow!"
    What made the experience of listening to Driving Mr. Dead the most enjoyable?

    I read my 1st Molly Harper book when looking for a new series to read.... now she is one of my favourite go to authors. In this book properly introduces the accident magnet Miranda (briefly mentioned in other half moon books) & her control freak English vampire Colin as she transports him across country in time for a meeting he simply dare not miss.


    What other book might you compare Driving Mr. Dead to, and why?

    This book slots very nicely into the well established series Molly has developed around inhabitants of Half Moon Hollow.


    What does Amanda Ronconi bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    The narration by Amanda Ronconi is excellent. She is the perfect fit to bring these witty books to life- I have also taken to buying other books that she has narrated as I find her voice both pleasant & expressive.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    As with any of Molly's books & Amanda's narration, time just flies by.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Teresa Cooper
    1/20/15
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    "What's the next accident?"

    A good story which tumbles from one disaster to the next. With a remarkable change in "Mr Dead's" stuffy attitude.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Suej
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    7/14/13
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    "Funny and highly entertaining"
    What made the experience of listening to Driving Mr. Dead the most enjoyable?

    I bought this on the strength of previous reviews as I wanted a bit of light relief from my usual diet of thrillers and serious stuff. On a gloriously sunny day I took my Kindle to the park, plugged in my earphones and laughed for many hours until the book was finished.

    The narration was excellent and the story of the hapless Miranda taking her passenger across country fairly zipped along. Some real laugh out loud moments. The characters were well written and the descriptions of the seedy motels and diners en route were very textured. The ending was a bit clunky, but wrapped everything up. Not my usual taste but a great way to spend the day. I will definitely buy another.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Katie
    UXBRIDGE, United Kingdom
    2/10/13
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    "Great book!"

    I've listened to all of Molly Harpers books, (this one finishing them off) And I found this one to be hilarious! There is just the right amount of humour that makes you laugh out loud on more than one occasion. I loved how they learn about each other on their journey, and Miranda reminds me of myself! Overall i highly recommend this book, especially if you've loved any other Molly Harper books

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • leanne
    Florida,USA
    7/9/12
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    "Love everything Molly writes"

    I find Molly Harpers books to be right my street, funny out loud, sexy and very enjoyable story lines. Cannot wait for the next book. If you have not tried her yet please do, you will not be dissapointed

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kim
    8/2/16
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    "good read"

    was a good read found myself smiling and laughing throughout this book it had potential to be made into a longer read but as is is a good all round read

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • S. Lacey
    Annalong
    4/17/16
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    "Amazing"
    Any additional comments?

    This is the first book by Molly Harper I've read and I loved it! Her sense of humour in her writings is brilliant and I found myself smiling and chuckling to myself more then once on Miranda and Collin'a journey to Half Moon Hollow! I loved how they disliked each other at first but grew to like each other to the point I have a feeling they'll be making declarations soon enough and will be together a long time! I will definetly be picking up more of Ms Harper's books!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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