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Undead and Unstable

The Undead Series - Betsy, Book 11
Narrated by: Nancy Wu
Series: Undead - Queen Betsy, Book 11
Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
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Fans can’t get enough of New York Times best-selling author MaryJanice Davidson’s Queen Betsy vampire tales, which combine sly humor, romance, and the supernatural.

In her 11th adventure, following Undead and Undetermined, Betsy’s up to her fangs in paranormal trouble. Still heartbroken over her friend Marc’s sacrifice, Betsy is further plagued by nagging suspicions that her half-sister, Laura, is up to no good. It seems that Laura has received an offer to assume her mother’s duties overseeing Hell - but only if she first kills Betsy.

©2012 MaryJanice Alongi (P)2012 Recorded Books

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  • Donza3D
  • 03-07-2012

Undead and Uninteresting ...

I do so love Betsy and Sinc-lair and Tina and the whole bunch but unfortunately this series seems to be running out of steam. Lots of relatively random "stuff" went on in this book but nothing ever seemed to actually happen. I enjoyed learning more background but otherwise the book was not all that engaging. It felt like Ms Davidson was really struggling to think up things for Betsy to do.

If I hadn't already listened to (and loved) the previous ones I'm not sure I would have even finished listening to this one. It sort of droned on and then something would happen and then it would drone on again and then something else would happen that wasn't really related to the first thing that had happened. There were several times I checked to see how much more was left.

Sinclair was mostly absent. Their relationship was what really made the series for me and without their interaction the rest of it was just time spent hoping for Sinclair and Betsy to get together but it never happened. Even Betsy was getting frustrated at their not connecting.

While I think the narrator does an excellent job, Sinclair's voice seems almost snide when he speaks to Betsy. Sort of like a husband who has a chickie on the side and is just putting up with his dingbat wife who he can just barely stand - there isn't any more chemistry between them. And the way Betsy treats him who could blame him. I'm pretty sure that's not the intent but that's how it strikes me. I don't think I will puchase any more in the series (if there are more). Ms Davidson needs a new vampire to write about (werewolves don't interest me much) because I really do enjoy her writing.

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  • Dodie
  • 05-09-2012

OMG! What was MaryJanice thinking!!

Don't bother buying the book! Just sit at the book store and read the last 3 chapters and you'll be good. You'll also skip all the nauseating crap I had to listen to. The only saving grace was the narrator, Nancy Wu.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-07-2012

I liked this

However, I felt the author was meeting her word count with Betsy's tirades rather than actually advancing the plot. This is why I gave it a 3 for story. I still listened to this non-stop which, for me, is a good thing. I like the original Laura and didn't care for the direction the books are taking with her character. I also thought Sinclair was turning into a wimp. On the plus side, I liked the way the major issue was resolved. I hope Ms Davidson continues to bring the series back up to her earlier standards.

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  • Christian
  • 03-07-2012

Fascinating

What made the experience of listening to Undead and Unstable the most enjoyable?

I love this series! Most series, by book 11, you could care less what these characters are doing, but this series is still fascinating. I can't wait for the next book

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

Yes

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  • The Wife
  • 24-06-2012

MaryJanice Davidson, I just love you.

I just love this series. It is completely off-the-wall, and hysterical as hell. The book is written pretty much how I think in my head 90% of the time. It has it all, vamps, weres, zombies, Satan, the Antichrist, and Baby Jon. In this installment, we see Betsy taking care of problems left by the prior book, and getting in to the usual trouble along the way. Thankfully, the Queen of the Vamps stumbles into the solutions to what is going on in her madcap world, or it would be total chaos. By the way, if you follow the series, you may start drinking smoothies on a regular basis.

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  • LR
  • 14-06-2012

Better than the last one...

Where does Undead and Unstable rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

As a result of a series that was losing momentum, this book attempts to recapture the reader's interest by bringing together a lot twists and resolving them somewhat by the end of the book. Not to give anything away, but this book does give insight into the others and does answer quite a few of the more confusing questions. Can't speak for everyone but the series was getting a bit confusing to me.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I love Sinclair, although the narrator's voice for him is a bit corny. Keep in mind that Betsy has a pretty foul mouth in this book especially!

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

Nancy Wu is a great Betsy.

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  • sueann62
  • 16-08-2020

Done done and done

So sad to be this far into a series, praying it will improve, but sadly it doesn't. With each book there's more rambling and the plot is nil. I QUIT!

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  • Hellen
  • 17-06-2020

The devil made me do it

Do people really use that excuse? It seems trite, but in Betsy’s case I think it applies. Worst part is I hope Laura will forgive her. Just as good and fun as all the others have been. Yay Betsy!

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  • Ana
  • 05-09-2019

so different

This is not the lighthearted Betsy I'd come to enjoy. Kept listening hoping it would change. I don't like how this book went at all

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  • Raven
  • 28-08-2019

Loved them all till this one

** SPOILER ALERT*** Ok I was very upset about Mark suiciding because there have been 2 in my family. I personally wouldn’t ever think it fit in the story. A personal bias. The author is a self professed dog person which is totally fine with me. However she must really hate cats “warning for those who are extremely animal sensitive” because (as a cat person I find nothing funny about this in fact it’s a bit offensive which is the reason I am on here speaking up) she spends a lot of time talking about her dead cat, it being dissected and more. It’s gross and frankly the story really doesn’t need it. I do really like all of the books and the narrator a lot. This is just 2 things I have major problems with.

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  • Kirsten Brown
  • 29-07-2016

Queen Betsy is at it again

At the end of the last book, Betsy's roommate and friend, Marc killed himself to prevent himself from being the killer Marc thing from the future and possibly saving Betsy in the process. However, like all things in the Undead world, he didn't stay dead. Or even really die. Anyway so that plus the cat died, the devil and Laura actually weirder than normal.. Or and future Betsy is now in the past with the now Betsy. They talk to each other.. It's um well, funny-ish... Although confusing. If I didn't have the audiobooks to this series, I am not entirely sure I would have got as far with this series as I had. Although, I am glad I stuck this out. Queen Betsy is her usual self absorbed, narcissistic shoe harder. In this book, she's starting to believe that maybe this whole bad evil future can be changed - thank god, poor Sinclair- speaking of the tall, dark and dead Sinclair, he seems to be lighter version of himself as well. I think where Betsy matured, Sinclair lightened up! The rest of the characters, seem to spend a lot of the time in the kitchen drinking smoothies, and talking Betsy out of stuff... I guess that's what friends are for. A great listen, a good ending, but I do think the Betsy chapter needs to close. The author can draaaag out a series that could have had all this great content, but ended like four books ago.. Entertaining, but unnecessary.