Desert Isle Keeper
Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs
Narrated by Amanda Ronconi
Amanda Ronconi is a new narrator for me, just as Molly Harper is a new author. I was very happy with both and found myself laughing out loud throughout this book. Nice Girl’s Don’t Have Fangs is a light, humorous, “Sookie Stackhouse meets Queen Betsy” listen. Small town librarian Jane Jameson developed her sense of snarky, sarcastic humor in defense of always being the smart/geeky girl who never quite fit in. Now, to top it off, she has to choose between death or vampirism. On the plus side, her handsome new sire Gabriel, appreciates both her sharp brain and tongue.
Amanda Ronconi’s narration brought each of many characters, from Jane’s best friend Zeb to her black widow of a grandmother to easily discernable life. The romance aspect is enjoyable, though not front and center. The “who’s got it in for Jane” portion of the book is fairly transparent. Still, the combination of the various characters’ personalities and the laughs along the way make this a fast, funny listen.
Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs is the first in a three book series followed by Nice Girls Don’t Date Dead Men and Nice Girls Don’t Live Forever. The characters and relationships continue to grow, keeping it interesting. I was still laughing, while at the same time realizing these could be irritating if listened to one right after the other. Each book has its own resolution, so it would be easy to space them. If this series ends up being your kind of humor, you’re in for a real treat.
Breakdown of Grade – Narration A+ Book Content B+