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Bloodlist Audiobook

Bloodlist: The Vampire Files, Part 1

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Publisher's Summary

I've always had a weak spot for strange ladies. One very beautiful girl had even warned me that she was, get this, a vampire. But did I listen? No.

Before you know it, I'm being chased by an ugly thug with a gun, and a bullet blasts its way through my back, and, believe it or not, nothing happened. I survived! How? You guessed it. I, Jack Fleming, ace reporter, have been transformed into a vampire, which has its advantages. You never die, you never grow old, you sleep all day, and, best of all, you can hunt down your own murderer.

Bloodlist is the first novel in an exciting vampire adventure series.

©1990 P.N. Elrod; (P)2005 Blackstone Audiobooks

What the Critics Say

"The pace is fast....Intriguing....An updated version of the old pulp novels." (Science Fiction Review)
"An entertaining blend of the detective story and the supernatural." (Science Fiction Chronicle)

What Members Say

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    Georgy 03-18-15
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    "Indifferent-minus"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Its existence. It is completely superfluous to both genres.


    What was most disappointing about P.N. Elrod’s story?

    The book is a rehash of Dashiell Hammett cum Strahd, except it lacks the experience of the former and the charm of the latter.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    I dunno... narrate?
    He did manage to read OK for the main characters, without confusing them, which is a plus.
    But he was so obviously bored with the story -- for which I do not blame him one bit, it kept me yawning throughout myself -- that he just made it even worse.


    Did Bloodlist inspire you to do anything?

    Yeah... to return the book. Still not sure if I will. Probably will.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't bother.
    Go read original Hammett instead - the Falcon, or the Thin Man, or the Continental Op stories.
    And don't miss out on both Elrod's "Strahd" books - they are excellent too.
    This?
    Is not.

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    Jennifer T Fresno, CA United States 08-03-09
    Jennifer T Fresno, CA United States 08-03-09 Member Since 2013

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    "The Narrator Put Me to Sleep"

    Talk about a snooze fest! The narrator sounded as though he just learned how to read. I finally made it through the book, but it was like pulling teeth! I will make note of the narrator's name (Barrett Whitener) so that I avoid future books read in his monotone voice.

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    mylois 03-30-16
    mylois 03-30-16 Member Since 2014
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    "I am enthralled! "

    I am so glad I found this series! I am looking forward to the next installment!

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    Chris 06-07-15
    Chris 06-07-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Ok story line"

    Story line was ok. Only problem is the narrator. Geezzzz. Narration was horrible. It's unfortunate that so many good stories are nearly ruined by a narrator that reads like a third grader.

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    Amazon Customer 03-10-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Audio issues with this version."

    Good performance of a nior detective story. This version has some audio issues.

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    M. Piper 02-18-15
    M. Piper 02-18-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Great Vampire Detective"

    This is the start of the Vampire Files series. I read these when they first came out and they are a great read.

    Re discovering the series now shows the story can stand the test of time. And it's a much better vampire story than anything with glitter.

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    LaurelOlivia Carlsbad, ca, United States 03-15-14
    LaurelOlivia Carlsbad, ca, United States 03-15-14 Member Since 2013

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    "Mixed feelings"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I am really mixed. The main two characters are very likable. It could have been great if while solving "his murder" there were a couple other mysteries going on at the same time. The more interaction between the two main characters could have had some great sardonic humor. Throw in the girl interest, she could have added some dark humor also. It is like a film noir but...... It is not too hard to get through but at the end..... There were only a few events that carry the whole story. It was along long story to solve one mystery. My least easy critic.


    Would you ever listen to anything by P.N. Elrod again?

    I might. His characters were great. He needed more story.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The narrator was very good. I don't think someone else would do better.


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

    Probably


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer Chattanooga 04-30-13
    Kindle Customer Chattanooga 04-30-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Very well written and narrated"

    I really enjoyed this book. I am looking forward to listening to the next in the series. The narrator really does a great job with the main character. The story kept me wanting more the whole time I was listening.

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    Chuck College Park, MD, United States 09-03-12
    Chuck College Park, MD, United States 09-03-12 Member Since 2005
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    "bloodlist a good new vamp story"
    Where does Bloodlist rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    its in my personal top 20 audiobooks.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I really liked the relationship between esskit and the hero of the story wish there was even more of them. esskit was a neet character


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

    I haven't listened to Whitners other performances but he does really well here.


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

    I took just one night to listen to it the first time couldn't turn it off, I have listened to it so much I can talk in time with it.


    Any additional comments?

    flemming and esskit make an interesting pair could of seen them become partners in a private investigator type crime series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Maryanne Dexter, OR, USA 11-15-09
    Maryanne Dexter, OR, USA 11-15-09 Member Since 2003
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    "Want my audible credit and 8 hours of my life back"

    boring is a kind description, narrator was fine too bad the book was so bad. Very predicable and boring

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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