Second String Savior

From the Tome of Bill Universe (False Icons Series, Book 1)
Narrated by: Andrea Emmes
Series: False Icons Series, Book 1
Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (117 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Jessie Flores is having the ultimate bad hair day.

Imagine going to bed with mousy brown locks and waking up with a headful of supernova scarlet. It's a hot new look for me - literally, because it bursts into flames whenever I'm threatened. 

My magical makeover is all Gary's fault. I knew there was something off from the moment he transferred to my school. Go figure. He's a wizard with a trust fund and an inferiority complex.  

Now, thanks to him, I've graduated from high school bullies to supernatural terrors and that's not all. Fate has chosen me to face the legendary vampire destined to destroy the world. 

If I want to survive, I'll have to dig deep and discover whether I'm truly worthy of this new power. Because if not, everything I hold dear will soon burn even hotter than my hair.

©2019 Rick Gualtieri and R. E. Carr (P)2019 Tantor

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think Tome of Bill for highschoolers

this is a tail of a highschool girl who gets the powers of an Icon, seemed like the author was trying to get teens to read his books as well.

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An excellent addition to the Bill-verse

This was an great listen. I highly recommend this one! I'm eagerly anticipating the next book.

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By the power of Freewill, I have a great story!

- Josh here Oh man, I am so sad that I put had this audiobook delayed for so long as I lost track of my Audible habits. But, alas, good things come to those that wait or so it seems. This was such a great transition in the universe of Bill the Vampire, I really cannot state just how much I enjoyed the story. I loved Jess's character and seeing how it developed as the story progressed. The pop culture and gaming references thrown in throughout the story were awesome and I found myself cheering at the ones I caught, especially since one of them was from my favorite console video game. There were some very humorous parts thrown in throughout the story (Gary in the bathroom, anyone?) that had me rolling in the car. Andrea did a fantastic job of bringing these characters to life and I honestly feel she was the absolute best choice for the part. Her vocalizations were great and I could honestly picture the character on the cover speaking with her vocal tones, especially since the picture stared me in the face thanks to Android Auto, haha. So yeah, great job Andrea in adding that little extra to Rick and R.E.'s work. If you liked the Tome of Bill, be sure to give this one a try. You will absolutely not regret it.

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Great Listen

Great addition to the Tome of Bill Universe. Looking forward to many more from these great authors.

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Thank you!

Always look forward to the next book in the bill universe. Did not disappoint. These two authors make a great team!

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Outstanding book - can’t wait for the next one!

I’ve listened to Rick Gualtieri’s Bill the Vampire series and loved it. This new line adds R.E. Carr to the writing cast, and she brings a new angle to the work. The story weaves around the universe of Bill, but he’s barely a mention because Jessie is the star here. This story even stands well on its own, but the Bill background makes it even funnier. So far, I’ve listened to this book twice, and the narration is perfect for the story. I’ll listen to it again when the new book is due on Audible just to refresh. The story was just as good the second time around, and a third time may reveal even more.

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Super fun and engaging story. Great narration.

This book got me from Chicago to Vegas. Really enjoyed it! Will definitely look for more.

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Leaves you hungry for more

The writing is sarcastic and witty, but still managing to invoke strong emotional response and whats better is the narrator is able to bring that through in her vocal performance. At the end of the book you aren’t necessarily on a cliff hanger ending, but more appeased while you wait for the second installment! Can’t wait to listen to more!

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Loved it!!!

I was so excited to read this collaboration between Rick Gualtieri and R.E. Carr!! I wasn't let down!! Amazing job, guys!! Can't wait to read what comes next!!!

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A great companion to The Tomb of Bill

A fun, intriguing story that tied nicely into the world of Bill the Vampire. Well done.

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