Published by Simon & Schuster on December 15th 2008
Genres: Humor, Paranormal
Source: Owned Audible Book, TBR
Jody never asked to become a vampire. But when she wakes up under an alley Dumpster with a badly burned arm, an aching back, superhuman strength, and a distinctly Nosferatuan thirst, she realizes the decision has been made for her.
Making the transition from the nine-to-five grind to an eternity of nocturnal prowlings is going to take some doing, however, and that's where C. Thomas Flood fits in. A would-be Kerouac from Incontinence, Indiana, Tommy (to his friends) is biding his time night-clerking and frozen-turkey bowling in a San Francisco Safeway. But all that changes when a beautiful undead redhead walks through the door...and proceeds to rock Tommy's life -- and afterlife -- in ways he never thought possible.
I love audio books. In the author’s notes on the audio version of Joe Hill’s NOS4A2, he talks about how the first stories we learn are read to us. I listen to audio books when I’m in the car, shopping, cleaning, exercising and playing games on the computer.
In typical book blogger fashion, I already have a tbr shelf just for audio books. Reviewing them is a bit more difficult, because I don’t take notes and I don’t always know how to spell the characters names. So these reviews will be a little different from my book reviews.
I bought You Suck, the sequel to this book, over 8 or 9 years ago. I have always been a fan of vampires, and this was before the vampire craze so vampire books were thin on the ground. Once I started reading, I realized it was part of a series, so I put it back on the shelf until I could read the first book.
Which didn’t happen for YEARS. I swear, if my TBR could it would sue me for criminal neglect.
I finally bought the audiobook for Bloodsucking Fiends… two years ago. And I just finally listened to it. Am I kicking myself for not reading this series sooner? You bet I am.
Christopher Moore is funny. I laughed a lot following Jodi’s adjustments to being a vampire, Tommy’s attempts to see what her abilities were, his co-workers, the Emperor and his dogs, the cops, all of it. I just had a lot of fun with the book and the characters. If you’re looking for snarky humor, this book is for you.
Susan Bennett narrates, and this was only my second audiobook by her. I thought her voice was perfect for this story- she knew how to deliver the humorous lines, did all the characters with different voices, and made a great story even better. I have book 2 in paperback already, but I think I’ll be picking up the third one in audiobook format!