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Publisher's Summary

Iolanthe Tennyson has had a very bad year—due in part to the very bad men in her life. So she’s accepted her cousin’s invitation to spend the summer in Austria to indulge her photography hobby. Rumors of a haunted forest there draw Iolanthe into the dark woods—and into the 18th century....

Nikola Czerny is a cursed man, forced by his half brothers to live forever as a Dark One. But his miserable existence takes an intriguing turn when a strange, babbling woman is thrown in his path. Iolanthe claims to know Nikola’s daughter—300 years in the future. She also knows what fate—in the form of his murderous half brothers—has in store for him. If only she knew the consequences of changing the past to save one good, impossibly sexy vampire....

©2012 Katie MacAlister (P)2012 Recorded Books

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More of a Carry On Vamp than Interview With A Vamp

You would think, looking at the cover and reading the summary of the book, that this is going to be the usual 'hot 'n heavy' vamp tale - but you'd be sooo wrong.

It's not a dark tale but it is a well written fun filled plot about timetravel with curses, ghosts, double-crossing, lies, great entertaining characters, lots of humour and funny situations. The couple often talk to each other mind to mind with quick witted quips usually about sex but if you took out the mild sex talk and innuendos which occasionally led to the real thing (usually quick and not very descriptive) then this could have been a YA listen.

I had, in a moment of madness or during a sale, downloaded all her Dark Ones books and I've started with this one not realising it's actually book 10 but it could have been a stand alone listen and I will, in time, listen to the rest but more as a break from my normal books as I like the dark, brooding mysterious vamps like the infamous BDBrotherhood.

Worth a credit? Lots of fun, a light listen and very entertaining so Yes, but if I hadn't already of downloaded the rest then I wouldn't continue with the series - not because their bad books or badly written - but because their just a bit too 'light' for me.

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Annoying!

Between the characters and the narration, this was one of the most annoying books I have listened to. The book was written in a way that attempted to be "quirky", but it was overkill. Instead of being entertaining, the quirkiness made the characters come across as imbeciles. I couldn't connect with either of the main characters. There was supposed to be this steamy attraction between the two, but it felt really forced and didn't pull me into the romantic connection. I don't think it was a "bad" book, just not my cup of tea.

The narration didn't help at all. The main female character was performed ok, but the guy's voice grated on my nerves the whole time, as did some of the supporting characters.

I probably won't be buying another book in this series, but I might give the narrator a second chance.

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Is that suppoze to be sexy?

What disappointed you about A Tale of Two Vampires?

The narrator was so irritating I could not even finish the audiobook. Every time there was a sex scene the narrator dropped into this nasal, deep tone that sounded like someone delivering a bad punchline. There wasn't much to the story either. Completely predictable with no real build-up it just dragged on to the point that I lost interest halfway through.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Ever After by Kim Harrison.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator was horrible.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from A Tale of Two Vampires?

I would cut the narrator and start from scratch with a non-cliche plot.

Any additional comments?

Don't waste your money on this one. It's that bad!

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Phenomenal Narration

Where does A Tale of Two Vampires rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The storyline was predictable and a little slow at times, but the narrator, Nicole Poole made it a truly entertaining listen.

If you’ve listened to books by Katie MacAlister before, how does this one compare?

This was not one of her best for suspense but the dialogue was exceptional.

What about Nicole Poole’s performance did you like?

Nicole was able to give voice to not only each character with believable tones, but she made the distinction between conversations the characters were having with themselves and others, whether they were voiced or held telepathically , with such clarity I was never confused. I was held engaged by the characters and their personalities clearly defined by their conversation.

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

Don't blink if you have to use subtitles

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Could not have picked a better book

This book was so enjoyable, I cannot tell you how many time I laughed out loud!! The by play between Iolanthe and Nikola was great. I thoroughly enjoyed when Iolanthe kept saying she was a pacifist when she wanted to throttle so many people. I cannot wait till the next book, I hope there is another with these characters.

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Love the Dark One series!!

Any additional comments?

Katie and Nicole do it again. :).

I want a Dark One of my own

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Love, Love, Love this !!!

Hilariously funny! I love the surprise! I especially love the narrator! I have listened to more books by her then I can count. She always brings the characters to life. Awesome book! I look forward to listening to the next 2!

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Katie MacAlister Rocks

I can't believe I have had this book in my library for 4 years and only read it this week. It is excellent of course...it is a Katie MacAlister book. This is one that will be re-read many times. It should have been my 'read often' list a LONG time ago. I read a lot but as the saying goes, "So many books, so little time"...and I read over 200 books a year...LOL. Read this one you will be glad you did.

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Chevelle

this was a good book to listen to. I Really loved the narrator. going to read all of them.

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Cheesy story

I think it was supposed to be sexy and funny. It was cheesy and corny!