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Fashionably Dead

Lu par : Jessica Almasy
Série : Hot Damned, Volume 1
Durée : 12 h et 14 min

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Vampyres don't exist. They absolutely do not exist. At least I didn't think they did 'til I tried to quit smoking and ended up Undead. Who in the hell did I screw over in a former life that my getting healthy equates with dead? Now I'm a Vampyre. Yes, we exist whether we want to or not. However, I have to admit, the perks aren't bad. My girls no longer jiggle, my ass is higher than a kite, and the latest Prada keeps finding its way to my wardrobe. On the downside, I'm stuck with an obscenely profane Guardian Angel who looks like Oprah and a Fairy Fighting Coach who's teaching me to annihilate like the Terminator. To complicate matters, my libido has increased to Vampyric proportions, and my attraction to a hotter-than-Satan's-underpants killer rogue Vampyre is not only dangerous...it's possibly deadly. For real dead.

Permanent death isn't on my agenda. Avoiding him is my only option. Of course, since he thinks I'm his, it's easier said than done. Like that's not enough to deal with, all the other Vampyres think I'm some sort of Chosen One. Holy hell, if I'm in charge of saving an entire race of blood suckers, the Undead are in for one hell of a ride.

©2014 Robyn Peterman (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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  • Global
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  • Cheri
  • 16/02/2016

Ridiculously Funny!

This was a ridiculously funny story, with so many parodies, like the foul mouth Angel named Ophra, a vampire named Paris Hilton, a fairy who acted like the Terminator but had questionable fashion sense, and other well know characters.

After Astrid is turned into a vampire, she receives training from her "guardian" angel and the bu-- kicking fairy and with all this divine intervention, she soon becomes one of the most powerful vampires. But when she meets Ethan, WOW the sparks fly! He was hot, sexy, charming and the attractions between them was instant and steamy.

I had fun listening to this story, it reminded of a good parody movie and had me laughing out loud. The attraction between Ethan and Astrid was steamy but funny as well.

Jessica Almasy performance was awesome and I thought she did a great job portraying Astrid's personality. Each character had their own voice, and she used the right amount of inflection throughout the story. Astrid and Ethan were my favorite characters.

The story does end on a cliffhanger but I didn't mind because I had already planned on getting book 2.

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  • AudibleAddiction
  • 15/03/2016

Hilarious Vampire tale

I first heard about Robyn Peterman’s books from a recommendation on Molly Harper’s facebook page. Robyn’s work sounded like something I would enjoy but she didn’t have any books available in Audio format. Until now!

Astrid is a chain smoking, Prada loving, 20 something year old woman who teaches art classes at the senior center. After her beloved nana dies she makes a bet with her bestie that she can quit smoking. She feels like she’s tried everything and it isn’t working so she decides to see if hypnotism will work. Without spoiling the details of how it happens, she wakes up as a vampire. Astrid has a quirky guardian angel who has a bad potty mouth, a fairy who trains her how to fight and a best friend that sticks with her through anything and isn’t freaked out by all the supernatural beings that show up.

After meeting other vampires that Astrid likes, she decides to join them and pledge allegiance to their vampire prince. While waiting for the ceremony to start, she runs in to a vampire that she distrusts but has serious attraction to.

When I started this book, I really didn’t think I was going to like it. For some reason, it didn’t grab my attention in the very beginning, I think it was all of the mention of smoking and the Prada, but it didn’t take long for me to be completely hooked. This is a funny story with a lot of entertaining characters and there are plenty of laugh out loud moments. I love the chemistry between Ethan and Astrid. Even before finishing the book, I knew I’d read the next book.

There is an event at the end of the book that is an opening for the next book, but it doesn’t feel like a typical cliff hanger to me. It doesn’t leave you disappointed or frustrated, just curious about what comes next.

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  • bookwmn
  • 23/03/2017

Didn't enjoy

Now, I'm only basing this on the four chapters I listened to, but I did not enjoy the narrator's tone. She may be an awesome narrator, following a director's instructions, but I didn't enjoy it.

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  • Joanne
  • 27/07/2016

What a fun ride!

Robyn Peterman's book is a cross between Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden, Maryjanice Davidson's Queen Betsy books (the early ones, before they got dark), and Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse books (not True Blood which had little humor in them compared to the books). Throw in Rick Gualtieri's foul mouthed Tome Of Bill and you have a fast-paced, totally engrossing, delightful paranormal romance/adventure. Toss in a ton of steamy sex and fascinating characters and you have a beach read that will make you forget to go to work! Narrator Jessica Almasy is perfection, enhancing this already engaging book. Loved it!

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  • Karen
  • 22/02/2016

Amazeballs

What did you love best about Fashionably Dead?

If you enjoy audio books and snarky love stories with tons a paranormoral this is one you dont' want to miss

What did you like best about this story?

How so many funny elements are in the story along with a good story

What does Jessica Almasy bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She does an amazing job with all the different people. Loved how she did the voices and brought them to life or (dead lol)

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes it was I hated when I had to stop listening

Any additional comments?

Adore this series knew it would be awesome in audio

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  • erobbins33
  • 18/02/2016

Hilarious!

I listened to this and laughed out loud! Funny, sweet, and sexy, Astrid and Gemmas antics are the stuff that legends are made of! Add Pam and The Kev, and it's over the top! The narrator did a tremendous job, especially with the different character voices, making them instantly recognizable. I would definitely recommend it.

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  • Jo Mc
  • 11/05/2017

Porn

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I'm no prude but this book had more sex scenes than story line. The story line is a good one but when there's 50% sex scenes to story, it gets tedious. I finished it, there is a cliff hanger but I won't be getting the next book. If I want to listened to 'kiss me there', 'touch me here', 'oooo, you're so big, will you fit', I'd.... No, I wouldn't because I don't don't want to listen to porn.

Would you ever listen to anything by Robyn Peterman again?

No.

Which scene was your favorite?

The ending

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No

Any additional comments?

Why did I finish it? I cannot leave any book unread once I start it. Painful as it may be, I have to finish it. My first review. Had to do it to warn others who can do without this much sexual content to waste a credit like I did. Or, if that's to your liking, go for it. Cut the gratuitous sexual content and you would hear a good, not fantastic, story.

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  • MysteryMiss
  • 06/05/2017

Bad language!

What did you like best about Fashionably Dead? What did you like least?

Juvenile writing. Lots of swearing. Only listened about 20 minutes hoping it would get better. Not so.

Do you think Fashionably Dead needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No

Any additional comments?

There should be a warning in description if there is a lot of swearing in a book you are thinking of buying.

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  • Weluvdopey
  • 08/04/2016

Very Funny!!

Any additional comments?

This is such a fun book; this is the first book in the Fashionably Dead series written by Robyn Peterman and narrated by Jessica Almasy. Once I started listening to it I didn’t want to put it down until the end. This book is great, it is laugh out loud funny. I woke my husband up because I was laughing. We meet Astrid at her grandmother’s funeral, after the funeral she decides she wants to quit smoking, so she meets someone that will hypnotize her to help her stop smoking, or so she thinks. She wakes up and she is not breathing, and then realizes that she is now a vampire. She ends up meeting a fairy, a foul mouthed angel, and ends up joining a group of Prada wearing vampires, how can Astrid go wrong with all the Prada that she could ever possible want.

The narrator Jessica Almasy did a great job with this book. She did a great job with the different voices of each character in this book. It was very easy to listen to in one sitting and I didn’t want to stop listening until the end.

If you are looking for a great book with great characters then you need to listen to this book. I am looking forward to listening to the next book by this author and narrator.

A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.

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  • Paula
  • 08/06/2016

Be prepared for the strange looks!!!!

What made the experience of listening to Fashionably Dead the most enjoyable?

I LOVED reading this book - and wasn't sure I would find someone else "voice" for Astrid better than what was in my head already but OMG Ms. Almasy was Amazeballs!

What did you like best about this story?

this story is truly a Laugh Out Loud story! Be prepared to get strange looks when you inadvertently snort out a laugh!

Which character – as performed by Jessica Almasy – was your favorite?

Astrid is the best, but she also has the best lines (in THIS book anyways!). I've read through this series and decided to also get this first audiobook and it is totally worth it

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

uh, yeah! I laughed so hard I almost cried!

Any additional comments?

I love paranormal romances, especially when the author makes the story fun - not too heavy. Ms. Peterman's stories are pure fun! They're goofy, full of love, a bit of sex, and tons of laughs! And this being the first book in the series, we, as listeners, have a lot to look forward to!

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  • Bel
  • 14/02/2017

Unfashionable cliffhanger

This was a book club choice, so I listened to it.
After 90 minutes of listening, I still wasn't sure what to make of it. But hey, I wanted to discuss it,so I went on listening. After about three hours, it slowly grew on me, not least because of the narrator, Jessica Almasy, who did a marvelous job!

On the whole, the book was entertaining, even funny at times, but the main characters Astrid and Pam can't say two sentences in a row without using expletives. Fortunately, I don't know anybody in real life who speaks in such a manner, and frankly, I wouldn't want to.
I've seen so many reviews saying this book is über funny and hilarious, but permanent swearing doesn't make a book funny in my eyes.
Add to that that the book ends with a cliffhanger (which is a pet peeve of mine), and I can not recommend it wholeheartedly. I certainly won't buy the second volume.