• Attempted Vampirism: Publisher's Pack

  • Attempted Vampirism, Books 1-2
  • By: L. G. Estrella
  • Narrated by: Joel Froomkin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 47 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (880 ratings)

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Attempted Vampirism: Publisher's Pack

By: L. G. Estrella
Narrated by: Joel Froomkin
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Publisher's summary

Contains books one and two of the Attempted Vampirism series.

Attempted Vampirism, book one

It’s not easy being a vampire - just ask Jonathan. As the 32nd lord of Bloodhaven, Jonathan is a vampire noble. Alas, he’s a noble in name only. Forget gold, diamonds, and bountiful estates. All he has to his name are one cozy - some would say dilapidated - castle and a reputation as a fine scholar specializing in ancient lore. Of course, given the horrible ends both his father and grandfather met in pursuit of fame and fortune, it’s probably for the best that he enjoys the quiet life. Sadly, his quiet life is about to meet a horrible end of its own.

Think tax collectors are bad? How about...vampire tax collectors? After a run-in with the Blood Alliance Department of Taxation leaves Jonathan with nothing, he needs a lot of money, and he needs it now. But at least he can rely on his faithful servants for help, right? Wrong. The only servant he’s got left is his old but faithful butler, Miles. To get his castle and his stuff back, Jonathan and Miles have to take some risks, but the gods aren’t going to make it easy for them. After all, these are the same gods who took at least three tries to get the world mostly right, and they have some wonderful surprises up their sleeve.

Attempted Adventuring, book two

A vampire noble’s work is never done - just ask Jonathan. With the help of his faithful servant Miles, their first mission was rather more dangerous than he’d like.

Of course, one mission won’t be enough, and there’s nothing scarier than vampire tax collectors.

If Jonathan wants to get his castle back, he’ll have to go on more missions. Tougher missions. Scarier missions. Missions that make him question the sanity of dwarf architecture. And their newest mission is a doozy. But if he and the others can survive sea monsters, ancient evils, and an unlikely pair of allies, they might just strike it rich. One way or another, Jonathan is getting his castle back.

©2019, 2020 L.G. Estrella (P)2020 Podium Audio

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The New Sir Terry Pratchett

Said it, meant it! As a huge Discworld fan, I feel good saying this!! All of Estrella's books are beautiful satire combined with differently-abled themes and characters combing their strengths to succeed by overcoming societal norms in a wrapped in delicious , funny and fun LITRPG adventure without being one. Worth buying!

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Action Driven

Confession: I’m here because of Joel Froomkin. His narration is great as always, but I wasn’t sucked into the story. I do usually listen to romance, but I’ve loved other purely adventure books. In this story, I never really felt like I got to know the characters beyond their skills. Other reviews mentioned it felt like gamefic and though I’m unfamiliar with genre, it fits. I never really got into any role playing games, but this reminded me of the ones I tried. Everything seemed to be for the sake of “adventuring” and other motivations were just an excuse. I think listeners who prefer more action oriented books and plots made up of a series of quests will get more out of this than I did.

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It’s like a roller coaster ride

L.G. Estrella has become one of my favorite writers. I have listened to the other books in the other series. Hopefully there will be more books in the series too. the narrator is excellent hopefully Joel Froomkin comes back to this series.

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Meandering plot with invincible characters

The blurb sounded cool. Nation of vampires with complex government and functional society. Nice!

Wrong. Neither the strengths nor weaknesses of the vampires ever matter. They could be Humans, Elves, or miniature giant space hamsters and the story wouldn't change. They're vampires because the author thought it would be cool for them to be vampires but then they did NOTHING with them.

But that doesn't matter because the vampires are also largely irrelevant. The vampire protagonist is basically the POV character that mostly just follows around a group of impossibly skilled and basically invincible other protagonists while they do things that don't matter. I listened to all of the first book and most of the second today but I honestly don't even remember the point of the first book because it was largely irrelevant.

On top of that, what little plot IS present is repeatedly interrupted by completely irrelevant "interludes" where we get backstory about the protagonists whose only purpose seems to be to make self-referential in-jokes that are largely the author's attempt to replicate Pratchett's style, without any of Pratchett's actual ability to be funny.

If I didn't get this for free as part of amazon's "Plus Catalogue", I'd demand a refund.

The narrator was great and, frankly, is the only reason I made it as far into the book as I did but even an amazing narrator can only carry a boring story so far.

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Great story. so much fun.

once you get use to the authors writing style these books become amazing. love the story telling and the adventure.

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absolutely awesome!

I thoroughly enjoyed this book series and I really hope more comes out I highly recommend this series.

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I read the series on Kindle...

I tried to listen to the series on Audible but just really, really, didn't enjoy the audiobook reader. It seems as thought it was going for some 18th century reader at some Palace or something. Very disappointed.

Like I mentioned in the title I have read this series on Kindle but the narration was so unenjoyable I gave up and returned the audiobook.

The reason I even came upon this series in the first place was because I was looking for another series to listen to after I finished a different vampire series. I wasn't expecting another vampire series to fill the void but it did. I love the series just not the audiobook reader.

If you want a good Vampire series with a good narrator check out Fred the Vampire accountant.

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There is a reason they have to give you two books

Art and comedy is subjective and this book has neither in it. The best part of the book is the narrator, so if you like Joel Froomkin, go listen to a good book read by this narrator.

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Not bad

After you get through some of the more boring parts it’s entertaining. The way it’s written it reminds me of playing an mmorpg. The different classes of everyone in the group and adventures they go on reads like a rpg. But overall not a bad purchase for a credit.

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Very Clever and Funny!

Compelling and interesting characters drive this story with loads of comedy. Author has a fresh take on fantasy! The performance was great. Enjoyed this audio a lot and it kept me very entertained.

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