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Driving Mr. Dead

Written by: Molly Harper
Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
Series: Half-Moon Hollow, Book 5
Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
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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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Molly Harper and Amanda Ronconi are perfect

Molly Harper's words and humor brought to life with the sarcastic timing of Amanda Ronconi have me listening to this book again and again.
Whenever I need a pick me up, I pick this book to do the job.

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  • Lisa
  • 2012-12-23

Harper & Ronconi = Perfection

Another great book by Harper. Has some characters in the book from the "Jane Jameson" series. I would recommend reading that series before moving on to any other of Harper's books. She also wrote "Naked Werewolf" series which is a great series too and hilarious as well.
Once you try Harper she will become an automatic download for you too!

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  • d.e.matthews
  • 2012-01-14

Molly Harper can't write fast enough for me!!!!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

ABSOLUTLY!!! Molly Harper always brings snarky, sarcastic, witty fun to her books and I KNOW before I even plug it in that I am in for a side holding, laugh out loud good time. I learned early on to NEVER eat or drink while listening to Molly Harper/Amanda Ronconi because there is a very good chance I would be snorting it out of my nose because I am laughing so hard.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I LOVE Miranda. She is a hoot. She tries so hard in life to make things work out for herself but always runs head first into trouble.

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

YES!! I love Amanda Ronconi, and not just for her work with Molly Harper but all the books she has narrated in the genres that I read. Also if I see Amanda has read for an author I have never read before, I will check out the authors work. Amanda's always great.

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

Yes I did. I had the good laugh I have been needing for a long time. Driving Mr. Dead will be on my MP3 for a while so I can have it on hand when I need to laugh.

Any additional comments?

I believe that the wrong author/narrator can make or break a book/series. Molly and Amanda ALWAYS make a great team. If Amanda wasn't reading for Molly, I think I would just buy the print and not the audio because no one would compare to Amanda Ronconi and I will buy (in one form or another) ANYTHING Molly Harper writes!

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  • Melissa
  • 2012-01-04

Hilarious!

I would highly recommend listening to this in a private area...because people are going to think you're nuts when you snort and giggle for five hours straight.

And just to be safe, hit pause before you take a big swig of diet soda. Trust me on this.

I've read everything Molly Harper, she's one of only two authors I watch release dates for. I don't know how she manages to keep the humor going non-stop, or to come up with situations like, well, I'm not going to spoil it for you, just read it.

The narrator is perfect. If I could give this book more stars, I would. Fantastic!

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  • Marie
  • 2013-02-14

NOT WORTH A CREDIT

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I know there are so many Molly Harper fans out there. This was my first. I got the book because of the great reviews, and listened to all of it. Honestly, I wasn't that funny, I did NOT laugh out loud.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Well, the story was lighthearted, a funny read and I don't mind spending the 4.95 on it.

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

The narrator has a great voice and does a really good job! I enjoyed her performance a lot!

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Nope - I think I am vampired out - maybe I will join Team Jacob after all :)

Any additional comments?

Not sure if I will give another Molly Harper book another try.

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  • GLORIA
  • 2011-12-28

Molly Harper-lite beats 90% of everything else

At barely over 5 hours, Driving Mr. Dead is more of a morsel in comparison to the three-course meals offered in the Nice Girls Don’t and Naked Werewolf books, but it is still very well-written, hilarious, and satisfying. The best way I can describe the two main characters is that Mr. Dead could be Mr. Darcy with a better ass (or so I imagine), and Miranda's personality kind of reminds me of a post-Andrea Dick (from the NGD series). I listened to DMD mostly while driving and more than once I had to fake a cough so that my fellow motorists didn’t think I was a nut who spontaneously bursts into laughter.
I only have two wee complaints: 1) due to the book’s brevity the story was 'lite' on mystery, drama, and supporting characters. But hey, Molly Harper-lite still beats 90% of everything else in this genre. And 2) where’s the next Jane Jameson book?! I’m going to start an 'Occupy Molly Harper’s Front Lawn' movement if I don’t get some Gabriel Nightingale stat!

Oh and, as always, Ms. Ronconi is the perfect complement to Ms. Harper's characters.

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  • Dave
  • 2011-12-28

Beware of food and/or Drink

If you love Molly Harper's Jane Jameson books then you will love this novella! Just be sure that you don't have food or drink while you are listening to this because you will LOL!

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  • N. Meadows
  • 2011-12-29

FREAKIN' HILARIOUS!

What did you love best about Driving Mr. Dead?

I always have to watch where I listen to a Molly Harper book since spontaneous bursts of uncontrollable laughter are bound to happen! Great book! sooo funny! great to listen to when you want a pick me up or a good laugh.

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  • Sabrina
  • 2011-12-28

If you like Jane you will Love Miranda

Love the narration and Molly Harper just keeps making me laugh :) Glad that Dick made a cameo in this book.

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  • AudioAddict
  • 2013-08-06

Molly's Usual Hilarious, Snarky, Spicy Encounter

STORY - I think my title says it all. Molly Harper is the queen of this genre. Human female meets sexy male vampire, they don't get along and exchange hilarious snarky remarks, their situation takes turns which throws them into crazy situations, their relationship changes ... need I say more? You will listen with a smile on your face and then look forward to your next Molly Harper escape!

NARRATION - I usually only give 5's for more difficult performances, but Amanda just nails these characters and hits it out of the ballpark!

OVERALL - Definitely humorous chick lit. Definitely enjoyable.

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  • Pam W
  • 2012-08-06

Laugh out loud, hilarious!!!

I love the Jane Jameson books on audible, and this one goes along with some of the same characters, in the same town. It's main characters are new, Miranda and Collin, but just as zany. Getting into one crazy situation, after another, they kept me laughing out loud. The narrator is the same as the Jane audios, and is superb. I wonder if, I were to read these books, if I would enjoy them as much. With her delivery, you can just picture her on a stage of a comedy club. It's a short novella, but so worth the listen, and looks to blend right in to the next book, as Iris, Miranda's employer, is the main character of that book. For a lighthearted listen, this one's a winner!

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