There are reasons we fear the night. He still isn't one of them. Bill Ryder, the trash-talking undead geek from Bill the Vampire, is back and about to find himself in a whole new world of side-splitting insanity.
One of the most powerful vampires on the planet has given Bill a death sentence. Meanwhile, an immortal princess wants him for an entirely different purpose, one which makes his first issue seem almost preferable. All the while, new and powerful forces have begun to emerge from the shadows around him. Are they friend or foe? Knowing his luck, do you even have to ask?
Bill's only hope is to marshal his friends, master his powers, and somehow prove that he's the scariest dead thing of them all.
©2011 Rick Gualtieri (P)2013 Rick Gualtieri
The sorry is ok, quite entertaining/distracting. The audio artist has some gaps in his English language skills, the main irritating and repeated one is him saying"violia" instead of "voilà"
loved the book but he audio was hut and miss it seemed as though the voice actor was being changed during it all. I think it was just the way it was recorded though
"Good continuation, strong characters"
So this book continues right off where the last one ended. It feels like it was written at the same time and doesn't suffer from the sophomore slump. My only criticism is that the character Bill is quite the chauvinist. There's a lot of objectifying and "bro-ing" in the book. I'm a guy and it stood out to me. It's a lot like the bravado of guys who frequent strip clubs but haven't ever spoken to women. I like the story, and the characters, but sometimes I winced at text.
"Narrator is no true geek."
I m enjoying the story, but i wince whenever the narrator misreads or mispronounces standard nerd knowledge. .. It happens repeatedly throughout the reading.
"Doctor Death Goes to China"
Bill is Back.My favourite telecommuting, under achieving, game programmer turned vampire is once again unleasing his unique can of wimp-ass on the vampire establishment. Bill's an anti-literary industry vampire. He's dumpy, he's bespectacled, he's a nerd but he doesn't sparkle. IMHO the strength of the series is the character's interaction. I just love the conversational banter between the characters.
You would have to read The Tome of Bill, Book 2, Bill the Vampire. It's another great story with a Khan. Bill gets to visit the far east and Sally's fun with Bill is just so wicked.
I really enjoyed this audio book and I have already started listening to book 3
"More geeky giggles"
It's a good follow-up with plenty of chuckles. I think I laughed more with installment, lots of good comebacks from Sally, D &D references, and they are still experimenting in Bill to learn what it means to be a vampire IRL.
During the first third of the book I really hoped Bill would kill Sally. By the end it's apparent how much she is needed and how she helps Bill. I look forward to more in this series.
"More of the same"
Funny, light-hearted, silly.
That Bill could not convince his friends he had sex in China. It was one of the funnier parts of the book.
Bill is the best character and I like the voice as it reminds me of Paul Giamatti in a good way. He is self-depreciating and crass. Kind of like if Charlie Brown and Howard Stern had a son and turned him into a vampire.
No. it is a fun, light read and isn't designed to be particulary movig. It is the literary equivalent of eating a twinky light, tasty but no substance to speak of.
If you like the first book you will like this one. If you did not like the first book or were on the fence you will feel the same after this book.
"Love this funny series. very unusual"
I had no idea what to expect with the first book I read in this series but knew more or less what I was getting into with the second book. I think I enjoyed it more than the first book. I wonder if Bill will end up with Sally, Starlight, or Sheila. hmm...I enjoy the humor and shanagins that happen in this book. I like that the nerdy underdog is coming out on top. I can relate and think most of us can to being a needy underdog or knowing one in our past or present. The audio is pretty good on this series. All in all if you like gore, horror books, and humor you will like this. I read all sorts of books and genres as long as writing good and good storyline I usually enjoy. My main kind of book is horror I especially love realistic send chills up your spine horror. Not quite this series but I am still enjoying very much and find myself chuckling and laughing out loud at times. I think if you give it a try you will enjoy as much as I do.
"How can a narrator not know how to pronounce Voila"
No seriously? Voila it a common word. Didn't a producer, maybe someone editing the narrator.... or I don't know, the author, say "Hey Chris, you know, thats like twice you mis-pronounced that word. How about we do a second take on that. But no problem...look, here's dictionary.com - they even say the words for you."
"Hilarious and Realistic"
This book was absolutely a great listen. The book is definitely a guys book. It's like it's written from a conversation in reality with your bros and political correctness was tossed out the window as it normally is when no one is around, and should be. First time I ever thought of a guys book.
"Bill and gang at it again"
I have enjoyed the series and it definitely a fast series and with witty one liners
Several but the part with the trip to China was very interesting
Too many to list but the lines with Bill and Sally always brought a smile
Again it would be Sally if I could live to remember but James is the most interesting
Look forward to reading the rest of the books
"The second book was as good as the first!"
Yes, and I will be doing so as soon as I finish the series to date. There is a "realness" to the characters that make them very fun to be around.
The only ones that come to mind are the "Good Girls" and "Half Moon Hollow" books by Molly Harper.
When Bill tried to psych himself up to ask out his workplace crush. Poor guy, I wanted to give him a hug and then smack him upside the head!
Bill, of course! His roommates and Sally come in a close second, but for me it's all about Bill. His snarkiness and sarcasm are a joy to immerse myself in!
I came across this author and series by accident through a facebook event. I'm so glad that I decided to get the first book. It goes to show that extraordinary things can happen to even the most normal of "Joes".
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