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Vampire Dawn Audiobook

Vampire Dawn: Vampire for Hire, Book 5

Six years ago, federal agent Samantha Moon was the perfect wife and mother, your typical soccer mom with the minivan and suburban home. Then the unthinkable happened: an attack that changed her life forever. And forever is a very long time for a vampire. Now, in Vampire Dawn, Samantha Moon tackles her most frightening case yet.
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Six years ago, federal agent Samantha Moon was the perfect wife and mother, your typical soccer mom with the minivan and suburban home. Then the unthinkable happened: an attack that changed her life forever. And forever is a very long time for a vampire.

Now, in Vampire Dawn, Samantha Moon tackles her most frightening case yet. Someone is leaving victims drained of blood, and all signs point to the killer not being a vampire. Meanwhile, Sam can't help but notice the changes coming over her son... fantastical changes that will leave her searching desperately for answers. As Sam tracks down a ruthless killer, and as her own humanity slips further and further away, an ancient relic holds a secret that will rock her world - and open up a whole new one.

©2012 J.R. Rain (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Donna Houston, TX, United States 08-20-12
    Donna Houston, TX, United States 08-20-12
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    "Good story but too short"

    This is a good series. The only thing about this book that I don't like is that it's too short. Not that I want the book to drag on and on, but I think the author could combine a couple of books instead of making them short and leaving a cliffhanger at the end. In each book Samantha's character grows as she learns about her new abilities and how to relate to humans. The way that she interacts with her children, sister, and ex husband is realistic. I can tell that the author is leading up to something big, but, I wish he would get to it and stop writing short stories.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Cheri Waverly Hall, Ga. 03-30-16
    Cheri Waverly Hall, Ga. 03-30-16 Member Since 2012

    Books and dogs make the perfect companions!

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    "Samantha Moon ~ Vampire PI Extraordinaire!"

    This series just keeps getting better and better!

    Vampire Dawn is one of my favorites in the series, not only does she solve the case, but she finally triumphs over the sun! The plot and characters really develop throughout the series, so this one I would recommend starting from the beginning as you will learn a lot about the characters and the multiple plots. These are not your typical vampires and Samantha is not your typical mother!

    Each story is definitely worth a credit and time well spent!



    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa United States 11-21-12
    Lisa United States 11-21-12 Member Since 2014

    Paranormal-urban fantasy book lover!

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    "Favorite from the entire series!"
    If you could sum up Vampire Dawn in three words, what would they be?

    Page turner. Listened straight through. Couldn't stop listening.


    What did you like best about this story?

    More plot lines with more characters.


    Which character – as performed by Dina Pearlman – was your favorite?

    Sam


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

    The way she loves her children more than anything else in life. The faith she has and the want to be with them again without the limitations of the sun.


    Any additional comments?

    You should read "Christmas Moon" (book 4.5) before this book. It has details in that book that pertain to this book.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Bonnie Bellmore, NY, United States 08-03-12
    Bonnie Bellmore, NY, United States 08-03-12 Member Since 2013

    BJS

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    "J R Rain & Dina Pearlman have me hooked"
    Would you listen to Vampire Dawn again? Why?

    I would and have listened to the entire series again, it is a great story, with a completely different view of "Vampires"


    What other book might you compare Vampire Dawn to and why?

    I can't compare to any, except it has humor like some "Sookie Stackhouse", Except the concept it totally original, not like any other "Vampire" genre.


    What does Dina Pearlman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Dina Pearlman is wonderful at voicing the characters and their moods. (even the children) I hope she continues to voice this series


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

    SPOILER ALERT: The very last chapter when Samantha goes out to watch the sun rise, hoping the "Amulet" that she found will allow her to walk in Sun light like normal humans, so she can enjoy her time with her children.


    Any additional comments?

    This has been a great series so far and each book has gotten better I only hope it will continue along in this fashion

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    bluestategirl Vermont 04-28-16
    bluestategirl Vermont 04-28-16 Member Since 2011

    A girl can't have too many book boyfriends!

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    "Dina Pearlman's Voice"

    First let me say that this book is good, as was the narration -- but it is the last book in which Dina Pearlman sounds like the character she portrayed in the previous books of this auto-buy series. Because of this, I find it almost impossible to listen to the rest of the series, which I own, without focusing on the sadly distracting alteration in the quality of her voice,

    Pearlman was so good in the previous books -- with a soft, silky and very appealing delivery, that the change is jarring. Her voice is now a harsh, flat and nasal performance that makes the character sound older and gives her a flat accent that hadn't been evident previously. It completely changes the experience to one that I find I dislike very much. Samantha Moon just doesn't sound like that!

    I'm not even sure if Pearlman is aware of the difference. I know that recording equipment can soften sound, and a good sound editor could made a difference, so I feel it could be fixed, but only if the author and recording company take up the cause as well. Until then, I won't be buying any more audiobooks read by her, and that sucks.

    Should the difficulty be a physical one, Ms. Pearlman has my deepest sympathies. As we age, our voice ages as well, and this could be the problem. It makes me sad that she has gone from being one of my favorite narrators, to one that I avoid, but I wish her all the best and hope that she can turn things around because I absolutely loved her narration in the first 5 novels in this series.

    Highly Recommend books 1 - 5. After that, check the sample.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Arholdin 09-08-15
    Arholdin 09-08-15

    250+ Audible books, plus library and other sources! Avid reader/listener! Wife, mother, RN and business owner! Romance is my favorite!

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    "Help! I'm hooked!"

    I am loving this series! Great story line that flows thru to the next book. The narrator is great.

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    Zulu 07-18-13
    Zulu 07-18-13
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    "Amazon/Audible book"
    Would you try another book from J. R. Rain and/or Dina Pearlman?

    Yes.


    Would you be willing to try another book from J. R. Rain? Why or why not?

    Yes. For the most part his books are interesting.


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

    No.


    Did Vampire Dawn inspire you to do anything?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    Like that it's getting back to her investigating.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Arthur Lueder Los Alamos, NM USA 03-18-13
    Arthur Lueder Los Alamos, NM USA 03-18-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Exactly Where Does The Blood Come From?"
    If you could sum up Vampire Dawn in three words, what would they be?

    Too Damn Short


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

    So short you have to work to stretch it out


    Any additional comments?

    Samantha Moon delves more into her nature and discovers just how wonderful human blood is compared to her normal diet. Problem is just how willing is are the sources in the vampire community? Plus what is the cost of saving her son from a deadly disease?

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 09-17-12
    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 09-17-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Good but very short"

    This is a good book but it is very short. There are a lot of thing in this book that could have been discussed more. Like Sam's new relationship with Detective Hanner, her relationship with Fang and Kingsley and about her son. I think that's the difference between male and female writers. female writers spend more time on relationships. However short it is a good book and I look forward to the next.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tracy Bensalem, PA, United States 09-10-12
    Tracy Bensalem, PA, United States 09-10-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Good Series, Light Reading"

    I am a fan of this series, but it's a bit like a good bowl of popcorn; you enjoy it while you're eating it, and you're certainly sorry when it's done, but if something else exciting comes along, you can easily put it down. That said, I have purchased every book and will continue to do so. The writing is smooth, although I felt something was 'off' on the interpersonal relationships until I discovered JR Rain is a man-- then it made sense. Don't get me srong, he is a good writer and makes a great story and an easy read, but the women's inner voice seems like a man's version of a woman's inner voice if you know what a mean. This is a good combo of supernatural and mystery, reminded me of Dresden Files a little. Overall, a good, solid easy to digest series that I will stick with.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • David Fellowes
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    11/16/12
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    "Disappointing"

    This is short with no ending, just a teaser for the next part. I am sorry i paid for it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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