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The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires Audiobook
The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires
Written by: 
Molly Harper
Narrated by: 
Amanda Ronconi
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The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires Audiobook

The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires

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Iris Scanlon, Half-Moon Hollow's only daytime vampire concierge, knows more about the undead than she'd like. Running all their daylight errands - from letting in the plumber to picking up some chilled O neg - gives her a look at the not-so-glamorous side of vampire life. Her rules are strict; relationships with vamps are strictly business, not friendship - and certainly not anything else. But then she finds her newest client, Cal, poisoned on his kitchen floor, and only Iris can help.

Cal - who would be devastatingly sexy, if Iris allowed herself to think that way - offers Iris a hefty fee for hiding him at her place until he figures out who wants him permanently dead. Even though he's imperious, unfriendly, and doesn't seem to understand the difference between "employee" and "servant", Iris agrees, and finds herself breaking more and more of her own rules to help him - particularly those concerning nudity. Turns out what her quiet little life needed was some intrigue and romance - in the form of her very own stray vampire.

©2012 Molly Harper White (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    K. Zimmerman COLUMBUS, OHIO, United States 09-03-12
    K. Zimmerman COLUMBUS, OHIO, United States 09-03-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Always a GREAT Book!!!"
    If you could sum up The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires in three words, what would they be?

    Funny, witty and entertaining! Molly Harper always delivers and Narrator Amanda Ronconi is one of the best!!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires?

    The descriptions of all the places makes me see them in my head!!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    All of them!!!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    You will be jealous!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    R. Breedlove-Berry APO, Germany 09-03-12
    R. Breedlove-Berry APO, Germany 09-03-12 Member Since 2009

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    "It's Molly Harper- what else is there to say?"
    Where does The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The author has become one of my favorites.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires?

    Had me chuckling throughout the story. Also, love the appearance of Jane!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Shannon FOWLERVILLE, MI, United States 09-03-12
    Shannon FOWLERVILLE, MI, United States 09-03-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Molly does it again!"
    Would you listen to The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires again? Why?

    I always end up listening to Molly Harpers books more than once. She is just fun!


    What about Amanda Ronconi’s performance did you like?

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE her! She has the best voice & cutest personality for these books. I can't say enough about how enjoyable she makes these stories.


    Any additional comments?

    If you want to just relax and have fun, Molly Harper/Amanda Ronconi are the ticket!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Stevie TOPEKA, KANSAS, United States 09-02-12
    Stevie TOPEKA, KANSAS, United States 09-02-12
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    "I buy anything written by Molly Harper"

    Molly Harper has such a sense of humor and writing style that combines into wonderful stories. I buy anything written by her knowing I will love it, Amanda Ronconi does a great job, she doesn't just "read" the book she tells the story. Keep them coming Molly please

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Laura 08-28-12
    Laura 08-28-12 Member Since 2015

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    "A truely fun read"
    Would you listen to The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires again? Why?

    Yes, it transports you to a funny place in your imagination. Today's reality sucks, nice to get away from all the problems.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Always the main character


    Have you listened to any of Amanda Ronconi’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have all of the audiobooks that you handle of Molly's, so yes I have since she is the one who reads them


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Romantic Comedy


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Pam East Atlanta, GA USA 08-28-12
    Pam East Atlanta, GA USA 08-28-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Harper & Ronconi unbeatable duo. Prepare to laugh!"
    Any additional comments?

    Molly Harper's books are a riot! Amanda Ronconi's performance of them is spot on. I end up laughing so hard I've had to pull over a couple times! On a recent long range trip I even got my husband hooked on them. He's now a big Harper/Ranconi fan too and only has one book to go. I have bought EVERY Molly Harper book and I've never been disappointed.

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    Linda 08-28-12
    Linda 08-28-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Duck, Cover & Pok'em in the Eye...self-defense"
    Any additional comments?

    Once Again, Molly Harper & Amada Ronconi do it again. Together they are a powerhouse of audio books.

    Iris is no stranger to vampire care; she finds Cal on the floor with multiple wounds on his incredible hard-body. She takes notice... Yummy... Cal needs to find a safe-house quickly and his only choice is the beautiful Iris. With no compassion for her new squatter, she accepts his offer so her high school sister could pay for college. Cal finds her very sexy and she comes to thirst after what he is offering.

    All the favorite characters of the books past are incorporated.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Donna Fountain Valley, CA, United States 08-27-12
    Donna Fountain Valley, CA, United States 08-27-12 Member Since 2016

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    "Another Molly Harper Hit"

    I love Molly Harper's heroines - witty, intelligent and snarky. I can't wait for the next one.

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    George Athens, TX, United States 08-27-12
    George Athens, TX, United States 08-27-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Great for both my wife and myself"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely! My wife and I like to listen to audio books in the car as we drive. This is one we both enjoy. The only problem is the passenger does not get a chance to doze.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires?

    Ms. Harper has created a very interesting universe which flows together so smoothly it is hard to pick a most memorable moment


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I like the scenes where Iris moves through the vampire's homes or offices while they are asleep


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    More fun than moving


    Any additional comments?

    We even recommended it to my wife's daughter

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 08-26-12

    Love to read!

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    "Entertaining!"

    This was a great book set in the same town as Harper's Jane Jameson series. The new characters were interesting and had their own personalities, not carbon copies of other characters with new names. The book was funny, touching, and had story line that kept me not wanting to stop listening. The main female character, Iris, was normal, quirky, and someone I could easily relate to. Cal, the hot guy, was yummy, brooding, and a little mysterious. I really enjoyed listening and will probably listen to it again sometime.

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  • Anastasia
    Colchester, United Kingdom
    8/4/12
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    "Points for hottie bad guy!"

    I was pleasantly surprised with Molly Harper's latest, The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires.
    I've read all her work (and I love Amanda Ronconi as her narrator) but generally felt that all her main characters across different books were largely the same. I had expected this book to be the same as the last one, Driving Mr Dead, since the premise is very similar, and was delighted to see that it was not only different, but also much more substantial, with well thought-out and fleshed out characters.

    As per usual, the main point of the book is humour and romance, and the plot isn't that thrilling if you're not into botany but mostly serves as a mechanism to facilitate trials and opportunities for the romance to develop. At times the humour seems like an unrealistic reaction and detracts from a sense of peril, but since I don't think this is a genre of books which is supposed to be taken very seriously, it didn't ruin my experience.
    The story progresses at a good pace and kept me interested all the way through.

    The highpoint of the book for me was the sexy-evil-bad-guy scenes, even though I'm probably not supposed to cheer for him.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • leanne
    Florida,USA
    8/30/12
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    "Molly Harper does it again"

    Loved, loved , loved this book. Molly Harpers books hit the perfect note in me. There is romance without all that over thye top slushey stuff and copious amounts of laugh out loud moments written beautifully and delivered to perfection by Amanda Ronconi.
    I have read everything thing Molly has written and loved them all

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Joanna
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    3/10/14
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    "Funny, great story and excellent narrator!"
    Would you listen to The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires again? Why?

    Yes, I would be happy to listen to this book again in future.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I have listened to all of the Jane Jameson books and I really enjoy Half Moon Hollow and it's supernatural population so was keen to learn more about some other residents of the Hollow. As always the female characters were strong, independent and feisty, while the vampires struck the balance of tough and flawed and as usual, the romantic hero was a very attractive character.


    Have you listened to any of Amanda Ronconi’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Amanda is a great narrator and perfect for Molly Harper's books. Her characterisation is great, everyone has a unique voice and delivery that suits their character perfectly. Her pace is spot on - not too fast and not too slow - and her inflection is great.


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

    Lots of parts of the book made me laugh, Molly Harper's writing is witty and very clever.


    Any additional comments?

    I love the way Molly Harper characterises her vampires as flawed but in a funny way, not in the tortured, brooding way some other vampire series have gone for. She really brings a smal, southern American town to life without being derogatory and you really get a feel for the quirks and foibles of southern traditions.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • alfie
    3/28/15
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    "Fun and frolics in the hollow"

    Funny, quirky and made me smile a lot, a great story line too. With murder, espionage, and some great twists.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • B. Malone
    Sussex
    3/20/14
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    "Funny book keeps you entertained."
    Where does The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Light and interesting story and a little different. So an enjoyable story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's just something different. The thought of someone having a business providing day time services to vampires seems a great idea.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    That's a hard question as I enjoyed it all. The interactions between Iris and her younger sister were good fun.


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

    Yes found it very compelling to know what happened next.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Helen
    Sussex
    2/5/14
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    "funny lighthearted story"
    If you’ve listened to books by Molly Harper before, how does this one compare?

    I really loved her werewolf series set in alaska and they were much more chuckle worthy than this so I liked them slightly more. I plan on reading or listening to as many of her books as possible though. th


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Amanda Ronconi?

    yes although one of the ones she narrates for molly harper she puts on an astoundingly terrible Irish accent, that is one to avoid if your Irish or british or just know and care what an Irish person should sound like. (its a bit like sean connery playing a spannish dude and and christopher lambert playing a scottish one in highlander lol)


    Was The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires worth the listening time?

    yes and im sure i will listen to it again at some point.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Suej
    UK
    1/26/14
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    "Fun"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I'd listened to a Molly Harper previously and loved it so I thought I'd try another. The narration was excellent and really the best thing about it. The story was very similar to the last one and it is clear the author doesn't stray too far from the formula. That said it was entertaining and got a lot better as the story developed, very funny towards the end.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kirsty
    Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
    4/7/13
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    "The care and feeding of stray vampires"

    This book had me snared from the beginning,

    I love how the writer showed a good sense of humour.

    I would 100% reccomend this to anyone as a good read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Wales
    2/3/13
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    "Laugh out loud"

    What a talent! The subject of vampires is so popular now that it must be almost impossible to get a new angle but Molly Harper has managed it beautifully - brilliant witty dialogue and made me laugh out loud on more than one occasion - not just between the heroine and hero but also the other characters in the book - excellent narration too - very refreshing and easy listening!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • "unknown"
    Praha, Czech Republic
    12/28/12
    Overall
    "Very pleasant surprise"

    I really loved the book. I was searching for some light novel to doze off with and expected something Anita-Blake style but although it's obvious the author knows the work of L. K. Hamilton, I have found this book much more enjoyable than later books in the A.B. series. The amount of suspense and romance is balanced just right to keep you listening and enjoying every minute. Also, the narrator has done a great job. I liked her representation of various characters and her pronunciation was perfectly understandable which is something I as a non-native speaker highly appreciate. A lovely story in a lovely form.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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