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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. From inventorying ghostly castles, to exploring unsettling amusement parks, to negotiating with dangerous mages, it seems there is no end to the uses for an accountant of Fred's specialty. But dangerous as the new jobs are, the greatest threat may come from the past. An old enemy is making waves once more, an enemy who would go to great lengths to destroy Fred and everyone he loves. And this time, they've brought backup.

©2017 Drew Hayes (P)2017 Tantor

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Amazingly Mundane and Exciting At The Same Time

This is the 4th book in the Fred, the Vampire Accountant series and let me say that Fred is just as exciting as he was in the first book. Well, let me clarify. Fred is an accountant who is also a vampire. How exciting can the world of an accountant be? Let me tell you, Fred is unique in his boringness in the afterlife. He is calm, personable, and loyal to his friends in every story. He is a good human being and an abnormal vampire, which makes his story worth listening to.
This is a set of stories in the life of Fred that build one upon the next with the ever-growing cast of paranormal characters we have learned to love over the previous 3 books. This time, we get a closer look at the worlds of Neil and Albert, a great Richard and Gideon story, a look into the world of mages with Amy, and finally get to spend some time with Arch. It is great to spend some time with each of these side characters as it builds on the world of Fred.
Having just finished the book, the one person we really didn't get to spend any time with this book is Crystal. Crystal is an amazing character but getting involved with the other characters made me not miss her too much. It isn't until the end that I remembered that I hadn't seen much of one of the best girlfriends ever.
If I had to sell Drew Hayes to you on only one characteristic of all his work it would be his character development, which once again is front and center in this incredible work. Kirby is back for this fourth rendition and nails it once again as the narrator. If you enjoyed, or even suffered through, the Bill the Vampire series, you will love the more mature telling of a similar story that is much more fun and complex than that story. Friendship between the characters is strong and I couldn't help growing in my friendship with this ragtag group of paranormal Americans. It will be a long year until I get to catch up with my friends once again.

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Another excellent Fred

Loved this book but - I’m getting a bit tired of how short they are for the money.

Narrator was excellent but sometimes slipped between characters by accident.

The story was good but I felt started a bit too quickly from the last, as if it was two books cut up to make money, which I don’t like.

Still want more but...

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Drew Hayes is a writing machine

Seems like every time I turn around, he’s got another great book out. This one is no exception, and might just be my favourite Fred ever. Recommend.

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Just as funny as the first three!

I devoured this book as soon as it came out. Kirby Heyborne's voice is perfect for the bureaucratically-minded vampire accountant.
The saga of the undead accountant continues with Fred's entry into The Agency's accounting practices and is a joy through and through.


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Enjoyable

I am very much liking this series and Drew Hayes is proving himself one of my favorite authors of the year.

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I’m sad I finished

The fred series makes me laugh out loud a lot. I love the humor, the suspense, and the originality. I wish Fred could be a Netflix original series

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Love this series

Full of fun and surprises like the first three books. The narrator is perfect for Fred, and is great with the other characters. Looking forward to more in this series!

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Fred has got his fangs in me!

I absolutely love the Fred series!! Drew Hayes has quickly became one of my favorite authors. His NPC series is another of my favorites (I haven't yet started his other series), but I am pretty certain Fred will always be my favorite. The best part, Fred's tales just keep getting better. I have a pretty big backlog of books to read, including some by other favorite authors of mine, but as soon as Audible emailed me that this book was available I immediately started it. I can't wait for the next installment!!

Also, Kirby Heyborne performs flawlessly, and really makes the book even more enjoyable. He has the perfect voice for Fred especially, but does a great job with the other characters as well.

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Great team

Drew Hayes knows how to write books with cliffhanger endings! I've listened to the majority of his works here and I can't wait for the next installment of each story thread he weaves. Kirby Heyborne was fantastic as well. I'm still working on his renditions of the Recluse books and can't seem to get enough of his voice as I listen and read along with him from my paperbacks of that series. Keep up the good works gentlemen!

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Pissed off! Make your books longer! Like 40 hours

I need my fix. I can’t get enough. I suppose I will have to go buy his other books. Dammit! The characters better be as wonderfully fleshed out as these. Thanks for making this book you amazing jerk! 40 plus hours!!!! Stat! Stat means now.