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TIMOTHY C NORDLOH

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  • The Fangs of Freelance

  • Fred, the Vampire Accountant Series, Book 4
  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,673
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,584
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,576

When Fred formed his own parahuman clan out of necessity, he understood that it was going to come with new responsibilities. Much as he hoped those tasks would center around extra paperwork and perhaps the occasional mandatory class, enough time around the supernatural has taught him to be ready for anything. Or so he thought. As a freelance accountant for the Agency, Fred soon finds himself being tossed into new, unexpected, and perilous situations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazingly Mundane and Exciting At The Same Time

  • By Tony E. on 11-29-17

I loved this book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-06-18

if you have gotten to this the fourth book in the series you should know about the fifth book, I'm about to impulsively listen to it right after this

  • Bloody Acquisitions

  • Fred, the Vampire Accountant, Book 3
  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,175
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,039
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,031

With a thriving parahuman accounting practice, a steady relationship, and a circle of trusted friends, Fred's undead life has become more enjoyable than his normal one ever was. Unfortunately it also seems that he's no longer the only vampire to appreciate the up-and-coming city of Winslow, Colorado. A new clan of vampires is moving in, and they aren't well known for tolerating outsiders in their territory.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • God I Love This Series

  • By Mario on 09-09-16

a wonderful story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-03-18

I love this entire series and to those finishing this book I advise the rest of the series

  • The Battle

  • Play to Live, Book 5
  • By: D. Rus
  • Narrated by: Michael Goldstrom
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,462
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,362
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,359

The Russian cluster. The ground shakes as the enemy approaches. The angered gods frown as they look down from the sky. Intelligence agencies are locked in a brutal fight. Hundreds of thousands of sentient beings happily slaughter each other. This is no longer a game quest nor a petty fight between clans over some land rich in resources. This is war! A war of civilizations, religions, and all the dimensions of the world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Decision time...

  • By alton Styron on 12-23-16

The best in badly translated Russian LitRPG

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-24-17

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I really can't say. The first few books were good, but now I'm mostly listening for the hilarious results of bad translation, the constant disjointed non-sequitors, and the general confusion.

Would you ever listen to anything by D. Rus again?

Eh, I'll finish the series, then call it good, I think.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

It's like Mystery Science Theater 3000. A bad translation turns what I assume was good dialogue in Russian, into "you set us up the bomb!" and "all your base are belong to us!" The "weird little nerd is actually the Chosen One" story lines these sorts of books are based on can be really funny, when the translator clearly didn't give a crap about continuity, realism or good prose.

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