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Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs Audiobook

Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs: Half-Moon Hollow, Book 1

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Audible Editor Reviews

Why we think it's Essential - The Molly Harper/Amanda Ronconi pairing has become the stuff of Audible legend, and it all started with this book. If you ever feel like the vampire romance genre has all gotten a little bit too serious and swooning for its own good, this is the perfect antidote. The kick-off to the delightfully quirky and laugh-out-loud funny Nice Girls;... series, as well as an equally popular spin-off series, this book has been a non-stop hit with our listeners. — Emily

Publisher's Summary

Maybe it was the Shenanigans gift certificate that put her over the edge. When children's librarian and self-professed nice girl Jane Jameson is fired by her beastly boss and handed $25 in potato skins instead of a severance check, she goes on a bender that's sure to become Half Moon Hollow legend. On her way home, she's mistaken for a deer, shot, and left for dead. And thanks to the mysterious stranger she met while chugging neon-colored cocktails, she wakes up with a decidedly unladylike thirst for blood.

Jane is now the latest recipient of a gift basket from the Newly Undead Welcoming Committee, and her life-after-lifestyle is taking some getting used to. Her recently deceased favorite aunt is now her ghostly roommate. She has to fake breathing and endure daytime hours to avoid coming out of the coffin to her family. She's forced to forgo her favorite down-home Southern cooking for bags of O negative. Her relationship with her sexy, mercurial vampire sire keeps running hot and cold. And if all that wasn't enough, it looks like someone in Half Moon Hollow is trying to frame her for a series of vampire murders. What's a nice undead girl to do?

Love in vein: bite into more of Jane Jameson's paranormal exploits.

©2009 Molly Harper White (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Hysterical laughs are the hallmark of this enchanting paranormal debut....Harper keeps the quips coming without overdoing the sarcasm, and her take on vampire lore will intrigue and entertain even the most jaded paranormal fan." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Karen Longmont, CO, United States 11-05-12
    Karen Longmont, CO, United States 11-05-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Can shut off!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs to be better than the print version?

    Well acted...well written. Bridget Jones as a vampire meets the Clampetts. Didn't want to stop listening so I could see what happens next!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jane


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

    She captures the characters....her timimg is impeccable.


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

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    I am on my sixth book by Molly Harper/read by Amanda Ronconi. Will be sad when I have finished the next one.

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    Paula A Ford Beautiful Adirondack Mountains of Upstate NY 11-02-12
    Paula A Ford Beautiful Adirondack Mountains of Upstate NY 11-02-12 Member Since 2016

    I am an artist who paints romantic landscapes in soft pastels.

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    "Loved it!"

    Really funny, had lots of action. Great story! The characters were really terrific also.

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    Sara 10-31-12
    Sara 10-31-12

    I read equal parts NF + F: (Follet + Tolstoy + Hillenbrand + Monk Kidd + Preston+Child), practical, hands on guides, + KidLit.

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    "Entertaining modern vampire romance"

    Molly Harper's books are always quick-witted and packed with clever dialogue (you know those lines you WISH you thought of at the right moment) with fast-moving plots and this one is no exception. Enter Jane Jameson, a small-town Kentucky girl librarian with no love prospects and now, no career prospects. A cruel twist of fate grants her immortality as a vampire, and that's when her life begins to get...well, interesting! The characters are authentic and great, any of us who have had an overbearing mother or sibling rivalry will enjoy the character dynamics here.

    I really enjoy the narration by Amanda Ronconi as well, who gives authentic voices to all of these quirky characters. Perfect vampire romance story for a week at the beach, road trip or workouts at the gym. Highly recommend if you're looking for something along these lines. Also, if you enjoy Molly Harper, try checking out Darynda Jones and Jeanine Frost.

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    Frances Webster, MA, United States 10-29-12
    Frances Webster, MA, United States 10-29-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Cute Vamp Story for the Non-Vamp Lover"
    What did you love best about Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs?

    Disclaimer: I am not a fan of vampire novels. Just cannot get into them. But this one was delightful. From the Audible description, the book sounded like a spoof on the vampire genre, and it was, though not in an insulting way. Lighthearted, clever, VERY funny. A cute, quick read with just enough spice to keep it tasty - no pun intended :)


    What other book might you compare Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs to and why?

    Since I don't read many vampire novels, can't really say. I just know I laughed as much listening to this book as I did listening to Sacre Bleu and Fool by Christopher Moore.


    What about Amanda Ronconi’s performance did you like?

    Ms. Ronconi delivered this tale with just the right amount of spirit and sarcasm. Like the narrator for the Moore books, she nailed the tone and improved the read.


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    Sharon T 10-25-12
    Sharon T 10-25-12

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    "slow and uneventful"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    It needed more action, the story is kind of pointless.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Molly Harper again?

    maybe


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

    None, they all are dull. Gabriel's voice is what I refer to as "Debbie downer" and Jane's isn't much better. They are the dullest vampires I've ever read about.


    Do you think Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    After reading the second one...NO! I thought this book was ok, and hoped that the second one would be better, but it's not, it's actually worse.


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    Avid listener 10-24-12
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    "Funny and Fabulous"

    To beat the winter blues, read these books. The leading lady vamp is hilarious, sarcastic, and clever. Ms. Harper even threw in a ghost grandmother with a very active love life.

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    Dara 10-23-12
    Dara 10-23-12
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    "Loved it!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs to be better than the print version?

    I prefer audio books over print, as I don't have the time to sit down and read, but I can listen while in the car, running errands or doing housework.


    What other book might you compare Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs to and why?

    Initially it had similarities to the Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood storyline with splashes of Twilight, but I love the comedic element. Jane asks questions I would, and I like her sense of humour... I just love her!


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

    Funnily enough, I don't feel like she's reading it, I feel like I'm hearing her inner thoughts most times... she's very convincing!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not really... probably when she was first turned stands out. I just love the comedic take on the good ole Vampire storyline... most are dark and moody. I like that Jane is being "logical" and I love her sarcastic humour.


    Any additional comments?

    Again... I just love Jane's character, and her logical and sarcastic outlook at her new lifestyle / undead-style... and I especially liked the idea of the "undead handbook". I can't wait to listen to the next three books!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Conni P. STAFFORD, VA, United States 10-21-12
    Conni P. STAFFORD, VA, United States 10-21-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Loved it!"
    Any additional comments?

    Fun new twist on the whole vampire craze. Characters are flawed and likeable and the narration is spot on. A fun romp through the supernatural!

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    Frances FEDERAL WAY, WA, United States 10-19-12
    Frances FEDERAL WAY, WA, United States 10-19-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Funny & Hilarious"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs to be better than the print version?

    I think so


    What did you like best about this story?

    It made me laugh & giggle out loud.


    What about Amanda Ronconi’s performance did you like?

    She does good narration.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Jane is funny and enjoy listening to this book.

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    Heather Portland, OR, United States 10-18-12
    Heather Portland, OR, United States 10-18-12
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    "Fantastic"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs to be better than the print version?

    Both are awesome but Amanda Ronconi makes it so fun.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Every word.


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

    Jane


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

    Yes, this and all the other books by Molly that I have listened to.


    Any additional comments?

    I really, really enjoy this author and this narrator. I had to stop listening with my ear buds at work because people looked at me strangely when I would burst out laughing for no apparent reason.

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  • Niall
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    10/11/12
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    "Very enjoyable, light, humorous, vamp romance"

    I picked this book out more or less at random as something light to listen to. I've been having difficulty reading actual text and I've turned to audiobooks to "read" more. I am particularly glad I picked this one.



    Jane is a librarian who suddenly discovers herself to be unemployed, gets drunk at a bar, gets shot (mistaken for a deer), and has the choice of being dead, or undead. A few days later she wakes up a vampire. She has a best friend who is almost as dotty as she is, and an overbearing mother. But now that she's undead she has her favourite (dead) relative to keep her company and a suave, attractive sire who she fancies something rotten, but he did turn her into a vampire. On top of that, someone seems to have it in for her, and she needs a new job.



    At least she lives in a world which knows vampires exist. The setting is wonderfully cynical; just my kind of concept. The existance of vampires was revealed as part of a disability lawsuit. Each chapter begins with a quote from the "Guide for the Newly Undead," and the local vampire community holds meet-and-greet parties for newbie vampires, hosted by a vampire property agent (how could anyone tell the difference).



    The narration on this one is good. Amanda Ronconi pulls off the accents, even an English one, nicely and it felt like she enjoyed reading the story even as I laughed my way through it.



    I'll be putting the second in the series on my wishlist.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • markyb
    11/18/10
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    "Fun and funny characters"

    I just love this series of books! The interplay between the characters is very funny and the books just zip along. The narration by Amanda Ronconi is spot on and the story is very engaging.
    As a 40 something truck driver who usually listens to Sci-Fi when travelling up and down the country you might not think that these books are aimed at me but I'm glad I gave them a try.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    4/13/10
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    "Very funny modern twist on vampire tale"

    If you like Charlaine Harris then you will like this. Molly Harper writes with a funny, dry wit. Her tale of Jane Jameson's turning and life with her family, friends and boyfriend/sire is very engaging and had me laughing out loud while listening.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • S. Lacey
    Annalong
    4/17/16
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    "Excellent"
    Any additional comments?

    <br/><br/> I really loved this book. I just love Jane, she's so funny and so is her Great Aunt Jettie! I also loved Gabriel, Dick, Andrea, Jeb and Jolene! I enjoyed the story and Jane's initial adjustment to Vampire life although she still has to earn acceptance in the undead community. Poor Jane was the subject of a hate campaign in the story with some unknown targeting her to try and drive her out of the community or kill her. <br/>She also has to deal with a nightmare family, well her dad's understanding and supportive, but her mum is high strung and very interfering, constantly trying to change Jane. Her sister is also scheming and always trying to put her down, not to mention being jealous that their Aunt Jettie left her house and everything in it to Jane when her sister is quite covetous of the house and the antiques within it.<br/>I look forward to seeing how things go with her family as they have not handled news of her turning very well, well again her Dad is coping well and supportive of Jane but the rest of her living family is not dealing well with the news.<br/>I'm really looking forward to the rest of the series!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jessica Wolfe
    UK
    8/8/17
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    "Light entertainment"

    A humorous book with a well-matched reader. The story is fairly slight, but the characters are engaging. Enjoyable, light reading.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nikki
    7/4/17
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    "not sure"

    I'm just not sure about this book, don't think it's really for me, it does have an interesting concept concept and is funny in parts, however i think I was supposed to find it a lot funnier than I did. I don't think I'll carry on with the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Farnham_red
    6/29/17
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    "Light fluffy fun very entertaining"

    Bought this as part of a 2 for 1 as I wasnt sure I would like it. Not sure what I expected but its a really good listen.

    If you want a gritty urban vampire story with lots of sex and violence you are in the wrong place. This is just a bit of fun where the lead character has become a lovable vampire

    I really enjoyed the humour - Some laugh out loud moments which is a bit awkward if in public listening on headphones.

    The narration is absolutely superb - probably makes the book better listened to than read though as I havent read it in print I cant be sure.

    The story is fairly predictable and very cliched right down to the evil baddie explaining the whole thing to our heroine whilst preparing to finish her off
    The violence in this book is cartoon violence of the mild peril type
    I loved the interaction with her parents - how do you explain you are now undead?
    The chapter headings in the helpful handbook "Guide to the recently undead" are hilarious

    If you want a light hearted none taxing book to pass a few hours whilst doing boring things its great - I already downloaded the next 2 whilst the 2 for one offer was still on but will listen to other books first. I need something a bit more substantial as I previously read the first naked werewolf book and 2 in a row is enough for now but I will definitely be listening to books 2 and 3 in a week or so

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jennifer
    Buckinghamshire, UK
    4/30/17
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    "Okay if you like stories about vamps"

    I’m not normally into vampires and werewolves, but gave Harper’s Naked Werewolf series a try when one of the books was part of a 2 for 1 promotion. I thoroughly enjoyed Harper’s humour and wit in that series (particularly book 1) so thought I would try some of her other works.

    This story was generally light and fun with traces of the wit and humour I so enjoyed in the naked werewolf series, but I just didn’t connect to it in the same way. It relied too heavily on the assumption that I would like it because it was about vampires rather than having a strong presence of its own.

    The narration is excellent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • L
    2/4/16
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    "Well worth a credit"

    I really enjoyed this book. The character and story are both well written. Jane's character is great, she's funny, smart and full of sarcasm. Narration wasn't bad. Will definitely be getting the next in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Helen
    United Kingdom
    1/25/16
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    "I really wanted to like thisbook"

    Oh, this book was so boring. It started off so well, but then just slowed to treacle and I really lost interest. I liked Jane's self deprecating humour, but there wasn't enough going on to really hold my interest

    Did not finish - only got to about a third of the way through.

    Performance: Amanda Ronconi narrated well, with distinct characters. I think I'd try her narration again

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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