Audio Review: Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs by Molly Harper

Posted November 9, 2011 by Jennifer in Book Review | , | 4 Comments

Audio Review: Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs by Molly HarperNice Girls Don't Have Fangs by Molly Harper
Series: Jane Jameson #1
Narrator: Amanda Ronconi
Published by Audible on 03-31-2009
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 384
Format: Audiobook
Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
Source: Purchased
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three-half-stars

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?

I’ve had this series on my TBR list for a while and after reading How to Flirt With a Naked Werewolf by Harper I knew that I had to move this series up my reading list. Then my lovely husband got me a 12 months membership to Audible.com for my birthday, so Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs was my 1st “purchase”.

I love the sarcastic humor that Harper uses in her books. Nice Girls is a fun light-hearted read with mystery and romance set in the South were vamps are out to the public. Jane is turned in order to save her life but she does an excellent job of adapting to her new life. Plus it doesn’t hurt that her sire is the yummy Gabriel.

Nice Girls reminded me of a mix between Undead Series by Davidson, Broken Heart Series by Bardsley and a touch of Sookie Stackhouse with the mention of fake bottled blood.

Not only did I enjoy the characters and plot line; but I found the narrator fun to listen to. She did the southern accent justice. And with me being from Arkansas, I’ve heard some really bad fake southern accents before. She didn’t sound like Forrest Gump while reading the book. She added the extra twang when needed without over doing it.

I’m looking forward to downloading the rest of the series. Look for my reviews of more Molly Harper books in the near future.

 

About Amanda Ronconi

Amanda is an actress and narrator who divides her time between New York City and Upstate New York. She has a BFA from NYU where she studied at the Stella Adler Conservatory. She has performed in theaters around New York City and regionally at The Alley, Capital Rep and many productions at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.

Her Off-Broadway solo comedy, Shirley at the Tropicana, received critical acclaim and was subsequently featured in The New York Times. Film and TV credits include Daydream Believer (Slamdance 2001’s Best Dramatic Feature winner), The Understudy, Deadly Sins (ID Discovery), IFC’s Get Hit and Chasing Paradise. National network and regional commercials include Chase Bank, Sony and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Her voiceover work encompasses nearly 100 audiobooks available on Audible.com. She is a member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors’ Equity.

Amanda’s new solo show, Kempner, will debut in 2016.

About Molly Harper

Molly is the author of the Jane Jameson series, which includes Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs, Nice Girls Don’t Date Dead Men, Nice Girls Don’t Live Forever and Nice Girls Don’t Bite Their Neighbors.

Molly continues stories in the Jane Jameson universe through her Half-Moon Hollow series, Driving Mr. Dead, The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires, Undead Sublet, and A Witch’s Handbook of Kisses and Curses. Undead Sublet is a short story in The Undead in My Bed anthology. A Witch’s Handbook of Kisses and Curses and a special free audio holiday novella, I’m Dreaming of an Undead Christmas and the upcoming The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire.

Molly also writes about werewolves in her Naked Werewolf romance series, How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf, The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf and How to Run With a Naked Werewolf.

Her first-ever “haunted house story,” Better Homes and Hauntings, will be released in June 2014.

Molly will launch her first-ever contemporary romance series with My Bluegrass Baby, Rhythm and Bluegrass and Snow Falling on Bluegrass.

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My name is Jennifer (not Jen!) and I live in the South. I coexist with my husband of 15 years, our 11-year-old son and two cats. I'm finishing my BA in English this Spring (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not touch anything labeled "classic" but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my courses. While I hated to read growing up I am now avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction with my favorite (at least to date) genres include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly paranormal from authors I read in the adult genre but I'm explaining after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in my college courses).
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4 responses to “Audio Review: Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs by Molly Harper

  1. The series is a little on the fluffy side, but it’s still a really funny and great read. I’ve only read books 1-3 so far, and they were all keepers.

  2. I am so excited to see the authors that you compare this too because I already loved Bardsley and Davidson so much. I have this series in my TBR pile and I am hoping to bump this up closer to the top. Perhaps I will dedicate September to reading the four in this series. 🙂 Great review!

  3. Wow! that’s a great gift, I hope you can develop a love for audiobooks the way I have, Oh my God! there’s so many audiobooks I could recommend I don’t know where to start, it’s all about the narrator, they can make them or break them.
    BDB is fantastic on audio 🙂 and the Fever series is awesome!
    This was a great review of an audiobook, I loved that you share your opinion of the narrator.