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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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    Ecko Khamillien 07-30-12

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    "Entertaining"
    If you could sum up Driving Mr. Dead in three words, what would they be?

    Amusing, Light, Farfetched


    What about Amanda Ronconi’s performance did you like?

    She spoke certain phrases exactly the way they must have been written to sound.


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    Rebecca Canberra, Australia 07-28-12
    Rebecca Canberra, Australia 07-28-12
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    "I enjoyed it, a bt of a laugh"

    It wasn't as good as the Jane Jameson books but it was certainly entertaining. A bit of light silliness.

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    Federica Milan, Italy 07-26-12
    Federica Milan, Italy 07-26-12 Listener Since 2005
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    "Enjoyable light reading"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this to all my romantic comedy, vampire loving fellow readers. It's got the love, the humor, the fangs... too bad it was lacking a bit of mystery but I guess it couldn't have been added in such a short book


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

    All the other books from the author have the same exact imprint


    Which character – as performed by Amanda Ronconi – was your favorite?

    Definitely the main character


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

    At some points it made me laugh, especially when it talked about the first car incident the author had.


    Any additional comments?

    Never change the narrator in this series, she just made the book so much more enjoyable, entertaining and especially funny! I just wish this had been elaborate on a bit more, the love story, a bit more mystery... some blood ... this is after all a vampire novel, isn't it? Besides the fact that the vamp was sleeping in a compartment during the day he was pretty much stripped of his most appealing vampirish capabilities... that's too bad.

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    Martha 07-20-12
    Martha 07-20-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Fun light read."

    This was a funny story that takes place in the Jane Jameson world. You don't need to have read the Jane books but some of the characters make a quick appearance.

    It made me laugh a lot, so I recommend you don't listen somewhere you can't burst out laughing.

    My only complaint was it was a bit on the short side. : (

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    Nataliya United States 07-20-12
    Nataliya United States 07-20-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Great style, slow to start"

    I don't read a lot of romance, supernatural or otherwise, but I loved Molly Harper's "Nice Girls" series. "Driving Mr. Dead" definitely has the same signature Molly Harper snarky humor and attitude, so I expected to like it. That being said, it took a while to get going. Seems like the male protagonist took so long to become likeable, I almost gave up on him.
    Still worth a read or a listen, if only for the humor.

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    Dorothy 07-15-12
    Dorothy 07-15-12 Member Since 2016

    "VorKosigan" My World of Warcraft Girl.

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    "Cute, but more romance than I like. Cute and fun."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Not much, performance was fine.


    Has Driving Mr. Dead turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Sure, it was cute, I just don't enjoy the sexy stuff in books.


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    L. Stapleton Los Angeles 07-12-12
    L. Stapleton Los Angeles 07-12-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Very mediocre"

    I bought this book based on the extremely high average review (4.4) and because I really enjoyed "How to Flirt With a Naked Werewolf". Sadly, it doesn't measure up.

    The female character's tendency toward hysteria was annoying. The story also felt underdeveloped, although this may have been because I have not read other "Half Moon Hollow" books by this author so I don't know the back story. In any case, it seemed thin and lacking in believable characters (or as much as characters can be believable in a vampire story). The heroine's accident prone personality was cute and funny but her relationship with all of the other players, particularly her mother and fiance, was trite and unconvincing.

    In my opinion, this book is filler - an attempt by the author to milk her storyline for all it is worth.

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    Amanda 07-12-12
    Amanda 07-12-12
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    "Laugh out loud funny"

    I stumbled upon the first Jane Jameson book right when it first came out. I loved the crazy quirkiness of the character. The main character in Driving Mr. Dead is just as quirky and honestly even more enjoyable (in my opinion) than Jane's character. The situations she finds herself in are obviously not realistic, but seriously, if that is what you are looking for then this book is not for you.

    I am excited that Ms. Harper appears to be expanding this series and introducing us to new characters and cannot wait to meet them.

    The narrator's voice was a little annoying to me at first, but I eventually got used to her tone and still ended up enjoying the story and have even listened to this book several times when I am in the mood for a good laugh.

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    Rosebud 07-09-12
    Rosebud 07-09-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Classic Molly Harper Story"

    I love all Molly Harper books and this one does not disappoint. And any book narrated by Amanda Ronconi is an enjoyable experience.

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    Bonnie 06-30-12
    Bonnie 06-30-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Funny but not as good as Molly's other books"

    I've read everything Molly Harper has written. I don’t know where she comes up with all of these funny stories. The humor just keeps on a rolling. Are these people she has known in her life or does she draw ideas from old movies?
    At first I did not like the book because of the Colin character. Talk about anal with no sense of humor… I liked Miranda the klutz! The truck driver scene turned me around. Then I got into the book. Before then I was stalling out.
    This is not one of Molly’s best books but I did enjoy it. I'd bet money that this ends up another series judging from the ending and I will read the next one.

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  • Mrs. S. B. Potter
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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
    UK
    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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