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Strange Days

Bill of the Dead, Book 1
Series: Bill of the Dead, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
5 out of 5 stars (281 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

At the edge of chaos, one geek stands tall.

Five years ago, dateless dork Bill Ryder somehow saved the world, banishing magic and monsters to the shadows. He thought it was over, that he was finished with that life. Too bad for him, shit’s about to get surreal again.

Now the impossible has happened. His goddaughter is conjuring fireballs from thin air and two vampires have shown up at his doorstep looking to kick his ass.

A crazed group of ex-wizards are hell-bent on forcing the door between worlds open, intent on letting the nightmares back in, and only Bill and his friends stand in their way.

Join him in this hilarious tale of a world teetering on the brink of anarchy and the unlikely hero who’s not afraid to look the madness in the eye and flip it both fingers.

©2019 Rick Gualtieri (P)2019 Rick Gualtieri

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love Bill's world

There's definitely not a boring moment. I love the narration. Ed's voice sounds different in this one. Love the new characters and Tom's new predicament.

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Awesome!

A big fan of this series. I was thrilled to find out that Bill was coming back and that Christopher John Fetherolf would once again bring Bill and his friends to life! Rick Gualtieri delivers an excellent adventure returning us to Bill's world!!

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Weakest of the Bill books, IMHO

So, the basic storyline is decent, but the devil is in the details. To put it bluntly: the character Tom is even more of an obnoxious imbecile than in previous books, and he’s in this one A LOT. It literally ruined the story for me. It makes absolutely no sense why this guy would be so dear to main characters Kristy or Bill (especially Kristy), yet that devotion is a driving motivation for quite a lot of this story’s plot. It’s just not believable.
The second major issue is that a big “reveal” at the end of the story, is absolutely transparent from the first chapter onwards. The foreshadowing is terribly heavy-handed.
Finally, though I’ve enjoyed the Christopher John Featherolf’s narration for all the previous books ... this was definitely not his best work. Two or three of the male characters were hard to differentiate, and the voice for Kristy was just plain weird, sounded like a kid with a cold the whole time. He did, however, do a great job voicing Glenn and Gan.
I’ll still read the forthcoming sequels, but dear god PLEASE let Tom die, or grow a few brain cells. Please?

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another home run for Rick

I was really happy to be back in the world of the terror that flaps in the night!

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Just what I've been waiting for! More Bill!

I had no idea this was in the works. I finished the Tome of Bill series a few years ago and loved it! I was just looking at other works by my favorite authors and found a new Bill the vampire series! Please keep them coming!

I think you should read the Tome of Bill series first before this one so you'll know the characters but either way its a great new addition to the Bill the vampire universe. Highly recommended!

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loved it

awesome. love the sence of humor. can't wait for the next one. go Bill lol

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an amazing new chapter to an amazing series.

I love how things turned out from the ending of the Tome of bill series and brought forth into this new chapter. I also like to commend on the new character Glen. he is hilarious.

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Oustanding.....

I'm glad Bill and the gang are Back!!! the new series is already starting off with a bang and some very new twists that made me laugh my butt off!!!
Now I cant wait for the next book....

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Did not disappoint!

When the Tome of Bill series ended, I was disappointed. Not in the series but that I wanted more like an addict looking for his next fix. When Strange Days released, i wasn’t sure how the story was going to be continued knowing how the previous setup ended. I was not disappointed, keep up the good work Rick!

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<br />Welcome Back, Bill!

I'd forgotten how much I enjoy these characters and their antics. A great listen, and I'm excited to find out where the story goes from here.

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