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Vampire, Interrupted: An Argeneau Novel, Book 9 | [Lynsay Sands]

Vampire, Interrupted: An Argeneau Novel, Book 9

After 700 years of life, Marguerite Argeneau finally has a career. Well, the start of one, anyway. She's training to be a private investigator, and her first assignment is to find an immortal's mother. It seemed simple enough, until Marguerite wakes up one evening to find herself at the wrong end of a sword. Now she realizes she's in way over her head.
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Publisher's Summary

After 700 years of life, Marguerite Argeneau finally has a career. Well, the start of one, anyway. She's training to be a private investigator, and her first assignment is to find an immortal's mother. It seemed simple enough, until Marguerite wakes up one evening to find herself at the wrong end of a sword. Now she realizes she's in way over her head.

Julius Notte wants to protect Marguerite, and not because someone just tried to take her head off. She doesn't know it yet, but she's his lifemate and he's determined to woo her. It's been over 500 years since he last courted a woman, but surely the techniques haven't changed. Now if only he can keep her alive--so to speak--so they can have that happily-ever-after.

©2008 Lynsay Sands; (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Michele Toronto, ON, Canada 02-16-10
    Michele Toronto, ON, Canada 02-16-10
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    "Narrator is not one of your best!"

    Sorry, loved the book, but the narrator's 'breathy' voice is just not sexy.
    I do think that even though Marguerite is supposed to be a 700+ year old vampire, she is supposed to look only 25-35 years old and have a body the same. The narrator may have been better to have made Marguerite's voice more commanding rather than of an older woman's.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia Tallahassee, FL, United States 01-09-10
    Patricia Tallahassee, FL, United States 01-09-10

    A very happy grandmother of 4, who finds Audible extremely conveniently for my way of life.

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    "Irritating narrator"

    Even though the story was better than a three the narrator was so irritating it was hard to listen to to get to the end. I had to take this audible book in small bites just to get to the end. Ms. Sands don't use her again, her talents do not do your books justice.

    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Mabel48 Ohio 02-11-10
    Mabel48 Ohio 02-11-10 Listener Since 2008

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    "Needs a new Narrator"

    I've read the book several times but this narrator sucks! She goes way to fast, not giving you time to enjoy the story, has this phony 'breathy' voice. There's very little difference between the dialogue and the descriptions and she makes Tiny sound like he's retarded. I've read all the Argeneau books but didn't like any she's read. The guy reading the others is better. I know everyone cant be as great a Barbara Rosenblatt ( listen to an Amelia Peabody book) but there must be better readers then this one and that's all this, is is someone plodding along, reading words on a page with very little performance involved. When she read my favorite parts of the book I almost didn't recognize them. I'd be willing to buy the book all over again if they got a decent reader. If I hadnt read the books first I'd think this book stunk. It's an insult to Lynsay Sands.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Rod Sherry 01-27-10
    Rod Sherry 01-27-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Hard to listen to"

    The story is good but the reading is very very bad. Almost painful.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    bluebelle 01-01-13
    bluebelle 01-01-13 Member Since 2008

    When I clean, drive or exercise I listen to romance. The steamier the better but it must have a great story as well!

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    "Good story but narration was poor."
    Would you try another book from Lynsay Sands and/or Victoria McGee?

    I have enjoyed Lynsay Sands books therefore I will continue to support her. Victoria McGee has preformed some narrations that I enjoyed, but she did a very poor job showing any enthusiasm for this story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Margarette of course! I admire her strength of love and dedication she shows her family. She is what every mother should be like; supportive, loving and even a little nosy.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The narration was dull with no life. Although the character voices did change their seemed to be little if any passion or strong emotion. Disappointing...


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

    YES!


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    H. 12-27-11
    H. 12-27-11
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    "Story--good...narrator--sucks!"
    If you could sum up Vampire, Interrupted in three words, what would they be?

    good story


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Vampire, Interrupted?

    The train, the stairs...basically all the hot scenes. This story is more apealing b/c the characters, though immortal, are older and more mature. They find love after bad relationship choices from their youth and post kids. How many of us can relate to that? I'm glad Margarette found love -after the a#$hole she married previously. Gives some of us a bit of hope even if this is sci-fantasy. LoL


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The story is a good one but the narrator made listening to this painful. She sounds too breathy/monotoned and her attempts at doing various character voices made me want to throw my ipod across the room. She made the detective sidekick sound like a cave man instead of sexy. Her performance wasn't authentic and made it difficult to get lost in the story. I don't usually take the time to comment but I had to on this one. She should stick to kids books or something else. Overall, thumbs down.


    If you could take any character from Vampire, Interrupted out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Julius...mature, moraled/integrity, protective yet respectful of his mate, Italian, alpha male, wealthy, intelligent...swoon. Enough said...


    Any additional comments?

    Great story but the narrator should be changed to one of the others she's used.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    KIA melbourne, Australia 07-14-11
    KIA melbourne, Australia 07-14-11
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    "Absolutely Loved! Very funny and clever"

    This made me laugh, smile and cry. Very well written and love how all the little stories from other books make sense in this book, enjoyed this very much.

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    Randa Chatham, ON, Canada 02-20-11
    Randa Chatham, ON, Canada 02-20-11 Member Since 2005
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    "Ugh!!! Narrator ruins the story"

    Well, having read the other reviews, I decided to download the book anyway. Vampires are Forever left the plot line hanging, so... Other reviewers were right - reader's breathy voice, poor reading style (inflection at the wrong part of the sentence, like the end of the written line was the high point in the sentence) makes it annoying. Needs a lesson from Barbara Rosenblatt when it comes to character voices! Hope the story makes up for the narration.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Margaret Corryton, TN, United States 10-18-14
    Margaret Corryton, TN, United States 10-18-14 Member Since 2008

    Married, middle-age, owner of 2 dogs, 2 cats, and a messy house.

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    "Great plot - And finally Marguerite's story!"

    The story - is GREAT. I was not suspecting this plot at all, and the little hints the author dropped at the beginning got past me until I stopped for a while and thought, "now wait, what was that?" I also love how Marguerite is able to accept what has happened, and not be bitter. I'm not sure I could be so kind, but it is in the nature of this woman, as evidenced by all the previous stories, to react this way.
    One thing I really like about this whole series is that even though bad things happen during the book, the story always ends with me smiling. Perfect escape from real life.
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    I read other comments about how this narrator "ruined" the book, and I must say she is difficult to listen to. She spends so much effort at "sounding sexy" (or something) that she looses continuity in reading. This will occasionally bring me out of a story enough to glare at my iPod and say "just read, woman!", but not enough for me to stop listening.
    I decided to give it a try anyway as I really wanted to hear Marguerite's story, especially as the previous story was pretty much a set up for this one, and she is such an integral part of all the stories. I figured if it was too awful I would just return the book, but I was not disappointed in the story. The narrator is distracting but not horrible, and sounds like she does in all the other books she's read. She has a good control of her voice, so the different characters are easy to distinguish, she just needs to relearn breath control. Actually, when she is reading the lines as a character, she is wonderful. However, when she drops back to "narrator" mode, it's like a cheap vampire/sex goddess person took over. It's weird.
    So I listened to another book in the series first, read by one of the male narrators so I wasn't already annoyed by this woman, and got through the book just fine. I just know I can't listen to 2 books in a row, read by Ms. McGee.
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    Also, I would like to emphasize this series really needs to be read in order.

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    Karen 10-11-13
    Karen 10-11-13
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    "Weakest of the Argeneau Novels"
    What would have made Vampire, Interrupted better?

    A better plot would have helped the book.


    Has Vampire, Interrupted turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No because I have loved all (or most) of the Argeneau Novels.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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