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Thursday, 10 October 2013


Undead And Unemployed by Mary Janice Davidson
Read by Nancy Wu
Book 2 of Undead series
Genre: urban fantasy
Format: audiobook

About Undead And Unemployed:
Nothing can make Betsy Taylor give up her shoe fetish - even dying and rising as the new Queen of the Vampires. Being royally undead isn't all it's cracked up to be - there are still bills to be paid. And Betsy is determined to live as normally as possible, even if it means getting a job. A "feet" she accomplishes with panache, landing her dream job selling designer shoes at Macy's.

Things couldn't be better - except for her new friends, who keep pestering her while she's on the clock. As if she has time to socialize when there are deliciously sinful shoes to try on - and buy at a discount. It seems that vampires are being murdered in St. Paul, and they're all clamoring for Betsy to do something about it. The worse part is she's going to have to enlist the help of the one vamp who makes her blood boil: the oh-so-sexy Sinclair. Now, she's really treading on dangerous ground - high heels and all...
Source: Info in the About Undead And Unemployed was taken from GoodReads at http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/153193.Undead_and_Unemployed on 02/10/12.

It took me a bit of time to get into this book despite the fact that I already knew from Book 1 that Mary Janice Davidson has a great author's voice. So I stopped listening to this audiobook and after a month or two when I've forgotten how boring this book was, I picked it up again. I actually had to reload it again because my Samsung Galaxy Note crashed and it's memory got erased about a month ago. Anyway, I found my place where I left pretty easily and continued listening to this audiobook. So pace-wise? I imagine the print copy would not be a very quick read. One thing stands out for this book which would have made me swear that I would never buy another book in this series ever again if I don't have them already in my TBR (to be read) pile. Unfortunately I do, so, I might listen/read further into this series at some point... And that thing is... Betsy's TSTL (too stupid to live)... heck, even she admits it!! And I find it annoying. She wasn't TSTL in Book 1, I don't know what happened to Mary Janice Davidson to go the TSTL route. Anyway, that is the reason why the rating for this book sort of snowdived.

Empirical Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 2
Character development = 1
Story itself = 2
Ending = 4
World building = 3
Cover art = 2
Pace = (7 hrs and 26 mins)
Plot = 1
Narrator = 3

Overall Rating: 2 out of 5 cherries


Blodeuedd said...

Yeah...the cover is not as cool as the one on the book

Anne said...

I can understand why some reader looking for a light, quick read enjoy this series, but Betsy (after book 1) becomes so stupid and/or unlikeable (as are most of Mary Janice Davidson's characters in my opinion) the series really tanks. Farther on something totally absurd (even for a vampire series) happens and takes Betsy into an even more unlikable place. I think I keep reading just to watch the train wreck. I've stopped reading anything else by Davidson.

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