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Driving Mr. Dead Audiobook

Driving Mr. Dead

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Sierra Mychelle Goldsboro, NC, United States 02-23-13
    Sierra Mychelle Goldsboro, NC, United States 02-23-13 Member Since 2017
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    "completely let down"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I'd heard alot about Molly Harpers books and they always have good reviews but I just could not get into the story, I honestly tried reading up to about chapter six but it just wasn't for me, the reader however, was wonderful, the problem wasn't her it was the story.


    What could Molly Harper have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Been a bit more detailed and a little less sarcastic.


    Have you listened to any of Amanda Ronconi’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    yes she's a great reader.


    What character would you cut from Driving Mr. Dead?

    I didn't finish the book so I don't think I really have a good clear cut picture of each person in the story, but from what I did read, I'd have to say most likely, her ex.


    Any additional comments?

    Just because this title wasn't for me doesn't mean I wouldn't tell someone else to give it a try. If you enjoy vampires mixed with normal every day people in a story then you may just like it. The book just honestly didn't captavate me.

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    Sheryl 02-21-13
    Sheryl 02-21-13

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    "How fun is this?!"
    What made the experience of listening to Driving Mr. Dead the most enjoyable?

    In this book, we meet characters already near and dear to our hearts from the "Nice Girls" series. A few familiar encounters catch you off guard which is a good ear to ear grin since you feel like you're in on a secret. This story is another work of narrative art by Ronconi, like an old (beautiful) shoe that fits so comfortably while you listen.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I just loved waiting for the inevitable to happen to our heroine. Collin starts out as such a self-centered dork that one wonders how it will possbile for him to change meaningfully in such a short book. He is quite arrogant and not very likeable that it gets on the listener's nerves. So, Harper does a pretty good job leading us through his growth, if somewhat implausible.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The Bat Mobile pink-boobed and all going over the ravine is hilarious and such a good tease to make us wonder, "what next for our two wayward travelers?" I would be remiss if I didn't mention the root cellar, especially the tears - quite moving.


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

    Absolutely since it is a quick, funny listen.


    Any additional comments?

    More, more, more.....

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    Marion 02-20-13
    Marion 02-20-13
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    "If you like Sookie Stackhouse..."
    What disappointed you about Driving Mr. Dead?

    You might like this book/series. I expected to be rapidly engaged with this story after reading several positive reviews of this book. I have read nearly all of the Charlaine Harris "Sookie Stackhouse" novels and enjoyed them very much. However, by Chapter 4 in Driving Mr. Dead, one of the main characters was revealed to have been a British soldier in the Revolutionary War, it just smacked too much of a main character in the "Sookie" series, and that was enough for me. Besides that similarity, the plot line so far has failed to entertain me even at the most superficial level, so I will not even waste my time finishing the book.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Skinny Dip by Carl Hiassen. I need some laughs.


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

    I thought her narration was very good and her characterization of the players distinctive.


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

    Big disappointment.


    Any additional comments?

    Maybe I would have enjoyed the series beginning with the first of it, AND if I had never read the Charlaine Harris books as they seem so much more entertaining than this one was.

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    Sharon Brisbane, Australia 02-20-13
    Sharon Brisbane, Australia 02-20-13 Member Since 2016

    I am an Australian woman who enjoys reading many different styles of books, from history to sci fi and mystery to poetry.

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    "So very predictable and such a soppy ending!"

    What a silly book. I was looking forward to the halarity mentioned in other reviews. I hardly raised a smile. The entire thing was a joke really, but it was on me, that I spent money on this drivel. The plot was predictable with stolid writing and the ending just made me cringe! This is modern day Mills and Boone. Dreadful.

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    Janet Madison, WI, United States 02-20-13
    Janet Madison, WI, United States 02-20-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Sassy, funny, not run of the mill vampire romance."
    Would you listen to Driving Mr. Dead again? Why?

    Yes. It's a fun light book. Brightened my mood.


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

    Made me laugh. Main character was strong and sassy.


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    Cyndi W Los Angeles 02-19-13
    Cyndi W Los Angeles 02-19-13 Member Since 2013

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    "Campy and FUNNY!"

    I got this on the $4.95 sale thinking what do I have to lose! Molly Harper is FUNNY! Totally Chick humor! I will have to check out some of her other books because I couldn't stop laughing!

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    Jade Sharp Dallas, TX 02-19-13
    Jade Sharp Dallas, TX 02-19-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Funny, light listen"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Driving Mr. Dead to be better than the print version?

    Firstly, I'd listen to this narrator again. The only reason I gave her performance 4/5 stars was because her male impression was almost creepy and it took a moment to adjust to the 'voice' of the male lead. HOWEVER, I'm glad I did listen to this in lieu of reading it because her voice is perfect for the female lead and adds the right depth of quirky goodness.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The female lead... oh Mrs Puckett, you've got a style all your own.


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

    Same as above.. PERFECT voice for the Miranda Puckett.


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

    There were several outright laughs and a few I had to stifle as not to wake anyone.


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    T. M. Crane Pacific Northwest 02-19-13
    T. M. Crane Pacific Northwest 02-19-13 Member Since 2008
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    "High Hopes Dashed"
    Would you try another book from Molly Harper and/or Amanda Ronconi?

    Narrated well - would listen to Amanda Ronconi again.
    Skeptical about reading another book by Molly Harper.


    What was most disappointing about Molly Harper’s story?

    Shallow character development; eye-rolling ridiculous scenes.


    Did Amanda Ronconi do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Amanda's performance was entertaining; good character differentiation.


    Was Driving Mr. Dead worth the listening time?

    Only barely.


    Any additional comments?

    This was about the most disappointing book I've listened to in several years. Perhaps it's the inevitable comparison with the Twilight books, and this, to me, was quite inferior. The character development was very shallow. The story, overall, was simple and superficial; very lacking in depth. It was entertaining enough that I finished, but only just. The narration was very pleasant, and that helped.

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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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