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Bloodlist Audiobook
Bloodlist
Written by: 
P.N. Elrod
Narrated by: 
Barrett Whitener
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)

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    Joseph Pittsburgh, PA, United States 02-23-06
    Joseph Pittsburgh, PA, United States 02-23-06 Member Since 2006
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    "A unique perspective on vampire novels."

    I first got hooked on Elrod's adventures about Jack Flemming, an average decent guy who becomes a vampire, in my late teens. My aunt had them on the bookshelf, it seemed a short read for a time killer, but ended up being so entertaining that I added all of Elrod's books to my collection and am finally to the point where any newly released novels I end up getting in hardback.

    The setting of the books is in the 1920's-30's, in the height of the mob's power. The series is written in first person, which is refreshing in itself, but Elrod takes a story with the standard "dime novel" detective cliche's and dresses them up into something that's really interesting and doesn't feel rehashed at all.

    Give this one a shot, I doubt you'll regret it, and more than likely you'll end up picking up the rest of them before they can pump out the audio books.

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    M. Wire 04-03-07
    M. Wire 04-03-07 Member Since 2016
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    "Fun Read"

    While I was totally new to this series, I decided hey, what the heck; and I'm glad I did. What a fun little ride. Is it a great work of literature, no. Will this be a timeless vampire story, again sadly no, but it is worth a read. It's fun, unique, and totally different than anything in this genre, it is much more a film noir sort of story than a vampire tale, but it is enjoyable. I wasn't thrilled with the ending, but then I find that the ending of a book, no matter how good, is still the end, and if you like a book, then you hate to see it coming. It was a little trite, but still enjoyable enough for me to go on and read the rest of the series. Wonder why audible doesn't have at least one or two of the others in this series?!

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Bonnie Bellmore, NY, United States 06-15-09
    Bonnie Bellmore, NY, United States 06-15-09 Member Since 2013

    BJS

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    "Sam Spade meets Dracula & Mr Holmes"

    What a fantastic series I have read the first three on my own I wish that audible would get the whole series, really original and keeps you on the edge. Yes you must stretch your imagination but don't you have to do that with most fiction. More Of this series PLEASE

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Richard Green Bay , WI, USA 05-29-09
    Richard Green Bay , WI, USA 05-29-09
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    "one of my all time favorite books"

    Another most have for any sicfi fan.I have listen to this one over and over again.
    More than just another vampire book. IT take you there and ask you what you would do if you woke up DEAD.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    R. Stock 08-18-08
    R. Stock 08-18-08
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    "More more more"

    I love this series in print and was thrilled to see book 1 in Audio. In the past I have been let down by the audio version of a book I really liked as a result of narration quality or simply a narrator who's voice talent does not fit the topic. I am thrilled to say that neither is the case here. Whitener has taken the persona of Jack Fleming as his own in a way that truely brings the tale to life. My only complaint is that with 10 books so far in the series we have not seen any more of them here in Audio.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    B. Stiner Chicago, IL 11-04-10
    B. Stiner Chicago, IL 11-04-10 Member Since 2010

    vampirehobbit

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    "Fabulous Book!"

    I've read this book several times in print form, and I never stop enjoying it! I was ecstatic to find the first two books in this wonderful series in audio form, and I quite enjoyed the performance. I look forward to hearing the readings of the rest of the books in the series.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Leanna Tooele, UT, United States 07-22-10
    Leanna Tooele, UT, United States 07-22-10 Member Since 2008

    Like many of you, I love to read, but I am time-limited. Audiobooks allow me to keep up with my favorite authors. I am currently listening to 'Undead and Unstable' by MaryJanice Davidson, because 'Yours, Mine and Ours' is still not available. Grrr.

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    "Film noir fun"

    In Bloodlist, Jack Fleming is a reporter vampire trying to solve his own murder in Capone's Chicago. His main source of help comes from an actor/private investigator and this leads to some dryly funny scenes. If you are a fan of film noir and vampires, you will like this book and this narrator. While Jack Fleming is similar to Sam Spade or Mike Hammer, he is not jaded. He is a nice and honest vampire who loves his family. Bloodlist is Casablanca infused and the narrator completes this effect with dry delivery in the style of Humphrey Bogart without parroting Bogart's voice. This is a first rate novel and the narrator is fantastic. I can't believe I have waited this long to read a book by Pat Elrod. Now, I want to listen to all of her books. I hope to see them on Audible soon.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Dan S. San Antonio, Tx 05-10-08
    Dan S. San Antonio, Tx 05-10-08 Member Since 2016

    Dan S.

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    "New kind of vampire"

    Loved this story because of Elrod's spin on the legend. Her vamp isn't a slavering beast overcome with bloodlust, but an average guy trying to work out how to survive within the limitations that his 'condition' imposes on him. A very good tale. Can't wait till the next book is on audible.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Cliff madison, MS, United States 04-23-15
    Cliff madison, MS, United States 04-23-15 Member Since 2016

    I like scifi and urban fantasy. I don't like romance novels. If you are the same my reviews should help.

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    "Kind of Like the Shadow.."

    This is a good read. It is a fast paced action filled series. It is a bit thin on explanations of the vampire world, but hey, it works.

    This is basically the novel equivalent of an old radio serial (much like the shadow). The only supernatural element in this book is the fact that the main character is a vamire. Everyone and everything else is plain old vanilla human. Really, you could just have easily removed the vampire element and this would be a very good pulp-style mystery.

    Much like in a pulp novel the charchters are a bit on thin thin side, mainly just sterotypes. The thing that makes the books work is the author does a great job of presenting the emotional elements in this book. There is a lot of violence, but none of it is glamorized and is shown in all its brutality. The main character is powerful, but balanced by inexperience and naiveté.

    There is a romance element to the novel, but it does not dominate the story. This is a vampire book with a romance involved not a romance novel that happens to contain vampires. That is a major distinction in my book. While a bit stereotypical in places this is a fun read and well worth a listen. It kind of makes me wish someone would write a full-length Shadow novel though.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Danioton 05-31-06
    Danioton 05-31-06
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    "First of an Excellent Series"

    Bloodlist is the first of an eleven book series. I found this first one at Audible, liked it, and read the next ten in the series. I'm looking forward to Audible getting the rest on line. Some of the plot twists can be a stretch, but on the whole the characters and plot lines are great story telling.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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  • Nadia
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    4/12/09
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    "Entertaining"

    This turned out to be an entertaining read. FOND AS I am of all things vampire, this seemed a must-try. It's gripping, and the main character's voice comes through loud and strong in the first person narrative. I could have wished that the hero had fought back a bit more, and I wasn't overly keen on the heroine, but this is still a book I would recommend to anyone who enjoys mystery and the supernatural. Let's hope there will be more titles from this series on audio soon.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Andy
    6/13/16
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    "fantastic listen. couldn't stop myself listening!"

    Purchasing the second book now! well written and narrated. all round great book! Looking forward to the rest. go on treat yourself to thisnfantastoc story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • J
    Peterborough, United Kingdom
    5/12/14
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    "Very Good"
    If you could sum up Bloodlist in three words, what would they be?

    Well written and great people who thankfully are not some silly high school kids.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Both leads


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Loki
    London, UK
    9/5/09
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    "Fun vampire detective"

    Zips along, very appealing main character, nice twist on the familiar genre. Well written and well read. I'm waiting for more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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