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After 700 years of life, Marguerite Argeneau finally has a career. Well, the start of one, anyway. She's training to be a private investigator, and her first assignment is to find an immortal's mother. It seemed simple enough, until Marguerite wakes up one evening to find herself at the wrong end of a sword. Now she realizes she's in way over her head.

Julius Notte wants to protect Marguerite, and not because someone just tried to take her head off. She doesn't know it yet, but she's his lifemate and he's determined to woo her. It's been over 500 years since he last courted a woman, but surely the techniques haven't changed. Now if only he can keep her alive--so to speak--so they can have that happily-ever-after.

©2008 Lynsay Sands; (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • Michele
  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • 02-16-10

Narrator is not one of your best!

Sorry, loved the book, but the narrator's 'breathy' voice is just not sexy.
I do think that even though Marguerite is supposed to be a 700+ year old vampire, she is supposed to look only 25-35 years old and have a body the same. The narrator may have been better to have made Marguerite's voice more commanding rather than of an older woman's.

13 of 13 people found this review helpful

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  • Patricia
  • Tallahassee, FL, United States
  • 01-09-10

Irritating narrator

Even though the story was better than a three the narrator was so irritating it was hard to listen to to get to the end. I had to take this audible book in small bites just to get to the end. Ms. Sands don't use her again, her talents do not do your books justice.

16 of 17 people found this review helpful

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Needs a new Narrator

I've read the book several times but this narrator sucks! She goes way to fast, not giving you time to enjoy the story, has this phony 'breathy' voice. There's very little difference between the dialogue and the descriptions and she makes Tiny sound like he's retarded. I've read all the Argeneau books but didn't like any she's read. The guy reading the others is better. I know everyone cant be as great a Barbara Rosenblatt ( listen to an Amelia Peabody book) but there must be better readers then this one and that's all this, is is someone plodding along, reading words on a page with very little performance involved. When she read my favorite parts of the book I almost didn't recognize them. I'd be willing to buy the book all over again if they got a decent reader. If I hadnt read the books first I'd think this book stunk. It's an insult to Lynsay Sands.

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

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Good story but narration was poor.

Would you try another book from Lynsay Sands and/or Victoria McGee?

I have enjoyed Lynsay Sands books therefore I will continue to support her. Victoria McGee has preformed some narrations that I enjoyed, but she did a very poor job showing any enthusiasm for this story.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Margarette of course! I admire her strength of love and dedication she shows her family. She is what every mother should be like; supportive, loving and even a little nosy.

How could the performance have been better?

The narration was dull with no life. Although the character voices did change their seemed to be little if any passion or strong emotion. Disappointing...

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

YES!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • H.
  • 12-27-11

Story--good...narrator--sucks!

If you could sum up Vampire, Interrupted in three words, what would they be?

good story

What was one of the most memorable moments of Vampire, Interrupted?

The train, the stairs...basically all the hot scenes. This story is more apealing b/c the characters, though immortal, are older and more mature. They find love after bad relationship choices from their youth and post kids. How many of us can relate to that? I'm glad Margarette found love -after the a#$hole she married previously. Gives some of us a bit of hope even if this is sci-fantasy. LoL

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The story is a good one but the narrator made listening to this painful. She sounds too breathy/monotoned and her attempts at doing various character voices made me want to throw my ipod across the room. She made the detective sidekick sound like a cave man instead of sexy. Her performance wasn't authentic and made it difficult to get lost in the story. I don't usually take the time to comment but I had to on this one. She should stick to kids books or something else. Overall, thumbs down.

If you could take any character from Vampire, Interrupted out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Julius...mature, moraled/integrity, protective yet respectful of his mate, Italian, alpha male, wealthy, intelligent...swoon. Enough said...

Any additional comments?

Great story but the narrator should be changed to one of the others she's used.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Hard to listen to

The story is good but the reading is very very bad. Almost painful.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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I Adored the Written Version of This Book

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Victoria McGee strikes again! I'm sorry but I just can't stand her narration skills. Her voice is too breathy and she puts little emotion into her voice. This book is very emotional for numerous reasons, and her narration just falls flat. So no, I don't think that time spent listening to this book was well spent and I will be returning it because I won't waste my time again.

Would you be willing to try another one of Victoria McGee’s performances?

No, not unless she happens to be reading another book in this series. I'll listen to it, but if she doesn't change her style, I will return it just like I'm going to do this one.

What would have made this romance irresistible?

A DIFFERENT NARRATOR!

Any additional comments?

I think it's very sad that the choice of Victoria McGee as the narrator, ruined my enjoyment of this book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Randa
  • Chatham, ON, Canada
  • 02-20-11

Ugh!!! Narrator ruins the story

Well, having read the other reviews, I decided to download the book anyway. Vampires are Forever left the plot line hanging, so... Other reviewers were right - reader's breathy voice, poor reading style (inflection at the wrong part of the sentence, like the end of the written line was the high point in the sentence) makes it annoying. Needs a lesson from Barbara Rosenblatt when it comes to character voices! Hope the story makes up for the narration.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Love the story, dislike the narration

If you could sum up Vampire, Interrupted in three words, what would they be?

kids "save" mom

What did you like best about this story?

We finally learn more about Margarete's story as she re-finds her life mate.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator can breath and she lets you know. I don't know why she feels the need to narrate in such a breathy voice but it's annoying.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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love the story, but not the narrator

I love the story. I have listened to it several times. But I am not fond of Victoria McGee's narrations. Her voice is a bit whispery, she lacks the ability to do accents that resemble the characters background, and everyone comes off a bit prim and overly English.

My only criticism of the story us that Lynsay needs someone to check her stories for consistency over the course of the series. Though the most glaring inconsistency in this book is that Julius tells Margorite about Christian's musical interests in one scene, and cannot even remember the style of music in a later scene.

However, the story is compelling enough to overcome the narration and inconsistencies.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Diamond
  • 10-07-17

Narrator

Dreadful voice, they should probably have this book read by someone else! The voice of the narrator was so bad that at times I wanted to stop listening to the book 🙉

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  • Annie.Lea
  • 07-24-17

Good story, narrator sounded like Alexa

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes and no. I did like the story, it was a great follow-on from the previous Argeneau novels.<br/><br/>The narrator was awful however. Her voice was robotic and horrid.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

So robotic. The story was completely ruined by the lack of tone or interest. The narrator did voice the characters, so I don't understand why the narration was so awful. I almost returned the book 2 minutes into listening to it.

Did Vampire, Interrupted inspire you to do anything?

Find more of the Argeneau novels with a different narrator.

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  • G
  • 10-19-15

Great book but needs research

I love all the stories in this series. My only complaint is that research should be done when writing about a different country than the one the author is from. Just for information ploughman sandwiches in the U.K. have no meat in them. They do have pickle relish but does not have ham in them