Bloodsucking Fiends

Bloodsucking Fiends
(Love Story #1)
by Christopher Moore
performed by Susan Bennett
Published 2008 by Recorded Books
9 hours, 18 minutes. Unabridged.
Rating: 4/5

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.

Hilarious! I actually read this book last summer. At the time, I planned to review it along with the two following it together, but I never finished the third one. I decided to listen to the first two before I got to the third one, as a memory refresher. After A Dirty Job, I was ready to listen to anything by Moore on audio. That’s why I declared him this month’s author spotlight.

I really do love this series. The characters are hilarious. I love Tommy and Jody individually, but definitely together. Tommy is adorable and insecure. He’s such a beta male (like Charlie in A Dirty Job). Jody is just bad ass after she becomes a vampire. I like that she’s older than Tommy. It makes for a really funny dynamic between the two of them.

Another thing that makes me love this series: the Animals! Those guys are so funny. The best group of guy friends ever. They’re always getting into hysterical trouble. I remember some of the things that happen in the next book, and I can’t wait for more of their shenanigans. Also, I can’t wait for Abby Normal.

Susan Bennett did a pretty good job with the narration. She has a pretty good delivery. I wasn’t crazy about her voice for Rivera. He’s sounds Russian or something… which he isn’t. In fact, I’ve always imagined him having an American accent. I guess I just assume he grew up in the city.

Great book for a laugh, and it really takes the vampire trend and makes fun of everything it can. Highly recommended.

This book contains explicit profanity, mild violence, sexual content, and references to necrophilia.

Source: Trussville Public Library. Trussville, AL.
Author’s website: http://www.chrismoore.com/
Purchase this book: Audible

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