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Bill the Vampire, Scary Dead Things, The Mourning Woods, and Holier Than Thou Audiobook

Bill the Vampire, Scary Dead Things, The Mourning Woods, and Holier Than Thou: The Tome of Bill Series: Books 1-4

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Publisher's Summary

There are reasons we fear the dark. Bill Ryder...isn't one of them. Gamer, geek, and legendary vampire - The Tome of Bill is the tale of an unlikely hero trying to survive in a world of undead horrors. Despite awesome supernatural powers, loyal allies, and an attitude the size of Brooklyn, the odds are still stacked heavily against him. Bill Ryder must fulfill his destiny and save the world from the ancient terrors that threaten it - all while trying to work up the nerve to ask out the girl of his dreams.

©2013 Rick Gualtieri (P)2015 Rick Gualtieri

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    Diz Birmingham 07/11/2016
    Diz Birmingham 07/11/2016
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    "oh bill!!"

    loved it. Need more. bill is my type of guy lol Sally is so cool

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Peter 28/09/2016
    Peter 28/09/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "fantastic and fun."

    I enjoyed every minute of every book. Some great nerd culture references and well sustained humour as well as some kick ass fight scenes. These characters have become, as all the great ones do, good friends of mine. looking forwards to the next on the list.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Peter Sweeney Durham 23/05/2016
    Peter Sweeney Durham 23/05/2016 Member Since 2015

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    "Bill rules!"

    Not only is this four books for the price of one, but it's more importantly four superb books!

    The characters are really likeable, the humour is great and the story lines are surprising and well thought out! Can't recommend it enough and can't wait to get the next book either!

    If I could find any negatives, the recap bits explaining what has happened in previous books is a tad annoying at times (maybe because I listened to them one after another) but also because why would you read/listen to book two, three or four without reading the previous!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Helen Ingall England 17/04/2016
    Helen Ingall England 17/04/2016 Member Since 2014

    Helen

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    "bill series"

    Loved it a great listen to and easy to follow with twists and turns all the way. cannot wait hear the next episode.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • Bill Bucket
    18/11/15
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    "How the books are divided inside:"
    Any additional comments?

    If, like me you listened to the first and/or second book before seeing or wanting this omnibus edition here is how the books are divided, so you can skip to the new material:

    Book 1 - Starts on Chapter 01
    Book 2 - Starts on Chapter 28
    Book 3 - Starts on Chapter 54
    Book 4 - Starts on Chapter 95

    Should save some skipping around and accidentally getting any spoilers. Very funny books, I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

    22 of 22 people found this review helpful
  • Cris
    23/06/16
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    "Thanks for killing the Edward Image!!!"
    What made the experience of listening to Bill the Vampire, Scary Dead Things, The Mourning Woods, and Holier Than Thou the most enjoyable?

    A flawed 'Hero' Love Bill and Sally team!! Not for the easily offended, delicate female sensibilities. Tired of seeing women bag on this book. I only read books with strong female characters and this has it!! Bill is a pawn in play and the toughest women are running the show.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sally!! People that complains about the way women are viewed fails to embrace the fact that the character with the most brains and balls in this book is one. If you don't like the strong kick a** female who embraces he inner b**ch go back to waiting for your big strong Edward to save you and being tied up with gray things, eye roll.


    What does Christopher John Fetherolf bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Brings out the goof in Bill perfect.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Visit from my second favorite kick a** female Gan. What would Bill be without those frisky she vamps in his afterlife?


    Any additional comments?

    What a refreshing escape from the offended by every little thing world and media. This book is thankfully not politically correct thank goodness.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Jeremy R. Snyder
    Erie, PA USA
    23/02/16
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    "A fun, surprising, head-shakingly funny series"

    Picture the early cast of Big Bang Theory, now instead of a hot girl moving into the apartment across the hall, one of them becomes a vampire. This is a truly different take on the urban fantasy/modern vampire stuff so ubiquitous these days. You'll find yourself liking and even identifying with the deeply flawed, somehow lovably unevolved main character in spite of yourself. And once you do, you'll notice that interesting things start to unfold, both on a small scale, between the featured characters, and then large as the story pulls back to show more and more of Gualtieri's world. There are old tropes, but also surprises, and the series is highly enjoyable.

    The reader gives great voice to the main character, but suffers from a lack of versatility in portraying many of the other characters. What would otherwise still be a good performance is further marred by mixed production values (drops or bursts in volume, sound quality issues), his odd tendency to repeat half-sentences (as if he lost his place in the reading) and his terrible pronunciation of a whole host of common words. The audio series would be greatly improved if Mr. Fetherolf's efforts were subject to better review, coaching, and editing.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Bartleby the Scrivener
    Indanapolis, IN United States
    21/10/15
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    "Problems with the narrator"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would recommend this to friends, while advising them of pronunciation issues.


    What didn’t you like about Christopher John Fetherolf’s performance?

    The narrator's performance is great in terms of cadence, inflection, and keeping the story moving, but he's sorely lacking in areas of pronunciation. For example, 'voila' is pronounced 'voi-la', not 'vio-la' (like the musical instrument), 'Tatooine' (Luke Skywalker's home planet) is pronounced, 'Tattoo-een', not 'Tattoo-knee.' 'Caste' (the word referring to the methods of formal social stratification in some countries and groups) rhymes with 'cast' and not 'cased.'

    If you're going to narrate professionally, get a copy of the NBC Handbook, Fowler's Modern English Usage, or The Big Book of Beastly Mispronunciations first.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall, it's a very good story, but the narrator's mispronunciation turns it from a nice five star experience to a high three or low four star experience.

    13 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • Beatrice
    Houston, TX, United States
    16/10/16
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    "Enough!!"

    I have had enough of these books. Bill is incredibly immature and not very likable. I don't know how I made it through the first two books, but, I will not read any more.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • erobbins33
    14/10/16
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    "Epic!"
    If you could sum up Bill the Vampire, Scary Dead Things, The Mourning Woods, and Holier Than Thou in three words, what would they be?

    Holy freaking awesome!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bill the Vampire, Scary Dead Things, The Mourning Woods, and Holier Than Thou?

    The Feet! And omg, TURD! Ahahahah!


    Which character – as performed by Christopher John Fetherolf – was your favorite?

    See above, Turd. So effing funny! Loved Bill ad Sally, too.


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

    LOTS of laughs in this series!


    Any additional comments?

    Gamers will LOVE this series!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • JENNIFER BACKUS
    Manitowoc, Wisconsin United States
    04/08/16
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    "Can't do it!"

    I downloaded this book because it was 30 some hours for one credit and I like to get my money's worth... And now I want my money back.
    Everyone is entitled to their opinion and here's mine.
    The story was boring, the characters were cardboard, the narrator made me want to scratch my ears off.
    I can handle sarcasm but not unfunny useless sarcasm constantly thrown around. And how many times can a guy call a woman "bitch" and think it's funny?
    I listened about three hours then realized I had just scratched the surface and had no interest in seeing what came next (probably not too much). Will be returning this book in the morning.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Donald
    03/05/16
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    "Fun!!"

    I was put off at first do to some of the reviews and the name of the book and that it was about vampires. Glad I took the leap! Amazing series! cant wait for the next book! It has a lot of crude humor and a different approach to the vampire life style! One of my Favorite series!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Joshua
    layton Ut
    27/04/16
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    "An amazing series!!! Not your typical vampire Novel."

    This series is not for the faint of heart, imagine a wise cracking quick wit super nerd turned into the savior of vampire kind. More slapstick batter and dialogue in these first four books than I have ever seen in any series written or recorded. It is his quick banter and average IQ that arms our hero. Often opening his mouth and inserting his foot down to the knee. If you don't mind some pretty vulgar shit talking then this is the series for you. On another not this is not an Rice vampire bullshit nor do any of the vampires sparkle in the sun light. There are no heart throb werewolves to still the scene. The bad guys are eight feet tall walking Apemen who smell like shit with the IQ of inbred hillbillies. There are a lot of moments where you stop and think what the hell is happening now and side stories that you think are just filler material till they come around to proverbially kick bill and his mates when their already down. Now get off your ass grab a copy of the time of bill volume 1 or just the first book and hold on tight for a great read full of laughter and sexual puns!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • STEVEN
    Ohio
    06/04/16
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    "Freaking great."
    Would you listen to Bill the Vampire, Scary Dead Things, The Mourning Woods, and Holier Than Thou again? Why?

    Maybe down the road, as I really enjoyed the stories.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bill the Vampire, Scary Dead Things, The Mourning Woods, and Holier Than Thou?

    The intro of Turd :) lol.


    What does Christopher John Fetherolf bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He's great. For me he IS Bill.


    Who was the most memorable character of Bill the Vampire, Scary Dead Things, The Mourning Woods, and Holier Than Thou and why?

    Bill or one of his two friends


    Any additional comments?

    Keep them coming!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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