I confess myself surprised This being the third foray into this world Drew Hayes could ve just cruised on autopilot and I m sure I would ve been suitably entertained, however he chooses to go deeper This installment explores the widening or deepening of Fred s character who is he when it matters what is it to really be brave the nature of chosen family etc and he approaches these themes with humor and generosity of spirit I m delighted to have been derailed by this series, and the narration by Kirby Heyborne continues to be perfect. The Third Book In Drew S Outrageously Adventurous And Satirical Series, Including THE UTTERLY UNINTERESTING AND UNADVENTUROUS TALES OF FRED, THE VAMPIRE ACCOUNTANT Book And UNDEATH TAXES Book With A Thriving Parahuman Accounting Practice, A Steady Relationship, And A Circle Of Trusted Friends, Fred S Undead Life Has Become Enjoyable Than His Normal One Ever Was Unfortunately, It Also Seems That He S No Longer The Only Vampire To Appreciate The Up And Coming City Of Winslow, Colorado A New Clan Of Vampires Is Moving In, And They Aren T Well Known For Tolerating Outsiders In Their TerritoryNow, Fred Must Cope With The Growing Presence And Threat Of Other Vampires Even As He Struggles To Keep Up With His Business S Demands And Make Time For His Friends Between Hidden Parahuman Towns, Crazed Vampire Hunters, Quarreling Mages, And The World S Least Subtle Spy, It Will Take All Of Fred S Wiles Just To Keep His Head Above Water And As The New Clan Sinks Their Fangs Deeper And Deeper Into His City, The Undead Accountant Is Faced With A Choice Between Two Equally Unappealing Options Flee His Home, Or Stand Against An Entire Clan Of Fellow Vampires 4 StarsReview This was yet another sweet, light, funny, enjoyable audiobook in the Fred series It s getting harder for me to review them though since I ve liked the same things every time Fred is definitely a unique, atypical sort of vampire, but that s what makes him so likeable The found family aspect is great too I also thought it was neat getting to see a vampire hunter from a vampire s perspective There are lots of books movies shows in which hunters just go around killing any creature they find, but just because someone is paranormal, that doesn t means they re a monster Oh, also, I would totally read a book about Arch Anyone who can sit at a table pointing a gun at hostile vampires with one hand and casually eat his meal with the other is someone I want to know about lol Anyway, these are not the most action packed or gripping books out there, but they re definitely enjoyable to listen to Original Review Metaphors and Moonlight My review and an extended sample of the audiobook are posted at Hotlistens.com Once again, we are back in the world of Fred, the Vampire Accountant This series continues to be a lot of fun as Fred and his gang of friends go through his utterly interesting and adventurous tales In this series, each book has five shorter stories that all come together to tell a larger story about Fred.A Hunter in the StreetsIn this story, Fred meets up with a vampire hunter and the first vampire, besides his creator, that Fred has ever met He learns that he is quite infamous amongst the other vampires.A Sheriff in the CountryIn this story, Fred and the gang travel outside of Winslow, Colorado to Boarback, Texas Borback is a small town that isn t well known to humans In this town, paranormals live out in the open Many live there because they can t live anywhere else without exposing themselves It was really interesting seeing all of these other creatures of legend.A Lawyer in the MansionHere, Fred is invited by an old friend, which we met in an earlier book, who needs help settling a dispute between two siblings Their father had died and the estate was to be divided amongst the two However, figuring out the even distribution was difficult The siblings couldn t get along, so Fred was called in to do his accountant thing to assess the value of everything, including the business.A Spy in the CompanyThere are new vampires in town and they offer one of their clan to Fred as a gift She works as his intern for a while Fred doesn t want her to like the job, so he takes her on what he thinks will be very boring cases, but nothing around Fred is ever boring.An Accountant in the CityThis one was my favorite The new vampires want to takeover the city Fred, being a single vampire and not involved with a vampire family, is at a disadvantage I loved watching Fred flex his muscles as on he can.This series continues to be a very fun series I love spending time with Fred He is such a nice guy and doesn t want to hurt anyone Just wants to live his life and keep himself and his friends safe Oh, and he wants to grow his business Business is very important to Fred, but not in a greedy way Fred would never be so rude as to be greedy To learn about this series and the author, check out this great interview with Drew Hayes from The Reading Frenzy.NarrationKirby Heyborne continues to do a great job with narration of the series He has a very calm voice that really portrays Fred to a tea When I listened to book one, I wasn t in love with his women s voices, but I think they have gotten a lot better or I ve gotten used to them I can t imagine anyone else being the voice of Fred or anyone else in the gang I like to thank the publisher for providing me with a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. The adventures of Fred and his friends are just getting interesting as we move along Alos like that his group of friends is going.Highly recommend this series to people who like short adventures set in the paranormal urban fantasy setting. WowI didn t think it could get better after reading the first 2 of this series, but drew has done it again He has written a book that no matter how hard I tried I could not put it down, every page begging to be turned Drew has created a slew of characters everybody can relate to It is thrilling and laugh out loud funny I hope there is another book to come. Book three and it s still freaking awesome I love this series so so much This has definitely been my favorite Fred, the Vampire Accountant yet, and I really hope Drew Hayes keeps writing them In a way, the series has supplanted the Dresden Files in my heart words I never thought I d speak The two series are similar in that their first person narratives with a mixture of action and humor where the main character assembles an unlikely crew of supernatural allies to defend their hometown from threats Chicgao for Dresden, the fictional Winslow, Colorado for Fred The main difference is that Fred, the Vampire Accountant is a lot lighter There s a lot less violence and it s generally a lot lighter and Jim Butcher s obsession with sex which was always the most awkward part of the Dresden Files for me is also absent Now, ordinarily I like my fiction rather gritty, but maybe I m getting too old for that Over the years, the best part of the Dresden Files was the warmth and camaraderie between Dresden and his crew Well, that warmth while always a key point of the Dresden Files is even front and center for these books by Drew Hayes They are really and truly about friendship.I think for a lot of people the idea of reviewing this book in contrast with the Dresden Files might be weird or even off putting The Dresden Files has a very, very committed and huge fan base I get that, and by all means you can enjoy both But I couldn t avoid the comparison arising in my own mind as I sped through this third book So much of what I, personally, liked the most about the Dresden Files has seemed to become and overshadowed by the larger plot machinations The intimacy of the relationships has gotten strained and less central to the stories, as the plots have doubled down again and again on the isolation and growing darkness within Harry Dresden This has been going on ever since Changes, and it s gotten progressively worse as some of my favorite characters have been all but retired e.g Michael Carpenter while others have had serious emotional plot issues driving a wedge between them and Harry Dresden e.g Molly Carpenter and Karrin Murphy There s too much realpolitik and not enough friendship Of course that s intentional, and so some people will prefer the Dresden Files for that reason, but as for me I see enough of the cold and dark in my fiction See The Fifth Season, to see just how depraved that can get What I really love to see is the warmth and the light that refuses to give in to that cold and dark I don t mean a sugary sweet story where nothing bad happens, because 1 that s boring and 2 that s not Fred I just mean an ordinary person who refuses to let go of their fundamental decency and empathy, no matter what happens.And that s Fred If that sounds good to you read these books You won t regret it. My favourite so far There s something incredibly joyful about a bunch of misfits using paperwork to slap down murderous villians. What s not to love about a vampire accountant that wears a sweater vest This series is a lot of fun.
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