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The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires Audiobook

The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires

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Iris Scanlon, Half-Moon Hollow's only daytime vampire concierge, knows more about the undead than she'd like. Running all their daylight errands - from letting in the plumber to picking up some chilled O neg - gives her a look at the not-so-glamorous side of vampire life. Her rules are strict; relationships with vamps are strictly business, not friendship - and certainly not anything else. But then she finds her newest client, Cal, poisoned on his kitchen floor, and only Iris can help.

Cal - who would be devastatingly sexy, if Iris allowed herself to think that way - offers Iris a hefty fee for hiding him at her place until he figures out who wants him permanently dead. Even though he's imperious, unfriendly, and doesn't seem to understand the difference between "employee" and "servant", Iris agrees, and finds herself breaking more and more of her own rules to help him - particularly those concerning nudity. Turns out what her quiet little life needed was some intrigue and romance - in the form of her very own stray vampire.

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

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    yasmine32068 Jacksonville, FL, United States 08-01-12
    yasmine32068 Jacksonville, FL, United States 08-01-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Once again this should have disclaimers"
    Any additional comments?

    Once again this audiobook should come with disclaimers about NOT eating or drinking while listening!

    As always Molly Harper brings her razor sharp wit and sense of humor to her stories. With the help of Amanda Ronconi the voices of Iris, Cal, and Gigi come blasting into life!

    Since I hate reviews that give too much away as far as the plot goes, I will say that having familiar Half Moon Hollow characters making guest appearances was like coming home!

    I wish Molly Harper would write more for Iris and Cal because I could see some amazing adventures with these guys!

    62 of 66 people found this review helpful
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    Diana Turmenne PEABODY, MA, United States 08-01-12
    Diana Turmenne PEABODY, MA, United States 08-01-12 Member Since 2010
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    "I Love Molly Harper!"
    What did you love best about The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires?

    I love Harper's writing it sounds like me and my friends hanging out if Vampires were real of course. I love the banter between her characters and all the snark.


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

    Amanda Ronconi is one of my favorite narrators. She is amazing with her voice changes for each character and her line delivery is fantastic. The combination between Harper's humor and Ronconi's delivery has me laughing out loud on the train which can be a little embarrassing but worth it.


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend all of Molly Harper's books I must say and this one is right up there with the rest of them.

    32 of 34 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Cantonment, FL, United States 08-01-12
    Linda Cantonment, FL, United States 08-01-12 Member Since 2011
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    "The Dynamic Duo Strikes Again!"
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    The best team in Audio make for another terrific adventure. Molly Harper has by far the best sense of humor and Amanda Ronconi brings it to life. This has become one of my favorites from this author. It is more detailed and descriptive than the Werewolf series (although I love them too!) with the same sarcastic sense of humor as the Naked series.

    I love all her books and hope she writes many, many more while teamed with the best narrator in the business. I promise anyone with a sense of humor will love any of Molly's books. They are my favorite!

    45 of 49 people found this review helpful
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    LoveRomanceTales 08-03-12 Member Since 2012

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    "Vampire+Mystery+Spunky Female=A Delight"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely. The story is outstanding the characters have a pulse or not but you care for them none the less. I must admit I didn't see some of the plot points coming. This makes the listen all the more enjoyable.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The wittiness of Iris. There is just something about the skill in which Molly Harper invests into her female protagonists. They have heart, spunk, ingenuity and resourcefulness that tells me that if I had the opportunity to meet any of these wonderful woman including Iris, we would be instant friends.


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

    Amanda allows her voice to more than speak the words. She brings passion, mystery and sometimes just plain silliness that I adore. I have loved every last one of her portrayals in Molly Harper's books.


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

    Not every day sucks!


    Any additional comments?

    If you find this book enjoyable than I would recommend all of the Harper books in the Nice Girls Don't series and Driving Mr. Dead. Ms. Ronconi brings life to the delightful words that Ms. Harper has penned with grace and finesse.

    17 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    NDiaye barberville, FL, United States 08-02-12
    NDiaye barberville, FL, United States 08-02-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Molly Harper and Amanda, a fanatstic duo"

    I have listened to all the books written by Molly and i love them all. Her books will have you laughing out loud on a bus /train. The fact that she is able to seamlessly tie all the characters together is fantastic. Great Job Molly I hope that this series continues

    20 of 22 people found this review helpful
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    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 08-23-12
    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 08-23-12 Member Since 2016

    I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again

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    "GOOD GOLLY MISS MOLLY !!!"

    You just have to look at the ratings for this audiobook to see how brilliant, funny, sexy and utterly charming this listen is. Then you have the pairing of Molly Harper and Amanda Ronconi which is synergy at its best.

    Worth of credit? Definitely, totally, unconditionally and categorically YES.

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    Donna Thomas Memphis, TN 08-07-12
    Donna Thomas Memphis, TN 08-07-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Enjoyed It--Funny"

    I am anxiously awaiting the next Molly Harper book. I don't believe in all these vampires, either in the the book or in all the movies, but this book was down right funny. And Amanda Ronconi makes it even funnier. I broke out laughing more than one time.

    I tried to figure out who would be the next character for the next book, but could not. Keep them coming MH.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Oakley, KS, United States 08-04-12
    Jennifer Oakley, KS, United States 08-04-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Spin off but just as funny as Molly's other books."
    What did you love best about The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires?

    The story was a typical interesting story plot, but it was made great by the author's sence of humor and the narrator's ability to make it sound funny too. I love to laugh during a book, my day can lack humor so I need to have a release and feel the laughter bubble out of me.


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

    Love, love, love Amanda. I was glad she was brought back for this book. She has the voice that can make a statement funny. Wonderful narrator!


    Any additional comments?

    For those who want more about the book itself...
    This is the story of Jane's wedding organizer. She runs a day service for the undead and is hired to hide her client for a time so he doesn't become perminately dead.

    They get to know each other and live happily ever after.

    There is a lot more to the plot and it is hilarious at times, crushing at times, and down right fun read. If you want a light read for the enjoyment of reading something give it a try. If you like Molly's other books you'll like this one too. Happy listening!

    14 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    Sharon Stavely, AB, Canada 11-20-12
    Sharon Stavely, AB, Canada 11-20-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Sometimes too much is too much"
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    I enjoy the voice of the author. Very much so. The narrator has a good grasp of the cadence and speech patterning for the different characters.


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    The story is okay. It's a fun listen, but it's not really informative. You either buy the premise of there being a village of werewolves in Alaska, Ontario and elsewhere, or you do not. There's no attempt to convince the reader of the fact. This gives the story a sense of veracity that makes it even more fun.


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    Nothing.


    Do you have any additional comments?

    There's a couple of very explicit sexual scenes that I feel do very little to drive the story in the explicitness. There's just no need for the description of the actual act and foreplay. These scenes are jarring and took me right out of the story's entrancement. There's nothing wrong with a sexual scene in a story, mind. Just that these are too much. Just too much, too clinical and too explicit in terms of the lightheartedness of the story.

    12 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 06-24-13 Member Since 2015

    Many say I am easily entertained because I have given many 5star ratings, but I KNOW what I like, have my favorites, and choose accordingly.

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    "Classic Molly Harper/Amanda Ronconi!"
    Would you listen to The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires again? Why?

    Yes! I listen to all of Molly Harper's books many times and will continue to do so. I love the snarky wit and great one-liners. MH's books are loaded with them.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires?

    I don't want to be too specific since I hate giving spoilers, so I'll just say...begining to end. I do guess if I HAD to pick one, I would say when Iris falls oner Cal...literally.


    What about Amanda Ronconi’s performance did you like?

    Everything! She is such a PERFECT fit for Molly Harper's snark. I don't think you could find anyone better and don't know if I would continue listening to the series, or any of MH's books for that matter, if AR stopped doing the narration. I would still READ the books, but not listen.


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

    Read instructions CAREFULLY before attempting this at home.


    Any additional comments?

    Molly Harper is a funny, talented, snarky writer. Add that to Amanda Ronconi's funny, talented and snarky narration and you can't loose. This team is one of my very favorites. WARNING: Do not attempt to read while eating, drinking or needing to empty your bladder, because if you do attempt this while reading, one or three things WILL HAPPEN: You will either choke on your snack, spew your drink or pee yourself from laughing. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! ENJOY!!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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