Graveyard Shift

Narrated by: Michael Kramer
Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (343 ratings)

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Police procedurals go supernatural in this gritty urban fantasy debut by Michael F. Haspil in Graveyard Shift.

Alex Menkaure, former pharaoh and mummy, and his vampire partner, Marcus, born in ancient Rome, are vice cops in a special Miami police unit. They fight to keep the streets safe from criminal vampires, shape-shifters, bootleg blood dealers, and anti-vampire vigilantes.

When poisoned artificial blood drives vampires to murder, the city threatens to tear itself apart. Only an unlikely alliance with former opponents can give Alex and Marcus a fighting chance against an ancient vampire conspiracy.

If they succeed, they'll be pariahs, hunted by everyone. If they fail, the result will be a race war bloodier than any the world has ever seen.

©2017 Michael F. Haspil (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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“Gritty urban fantasy and hard-boiled noir packed into a hand grenade of awesome!” (Mario Acevedo, author of Werewolf Smackdown)

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Vampires and humans living in harmony?

Not quite!
This was a fun, easy listen police procedural with vampires, werewolves with a reincarnated mummy as the lead detective.
Lots of blood, gore, some gratuitous and graphic sex.
What was disappointing was the character development and back stories were lacking, just a taste of who these ancients were.
I hope the writer will continue the story and show us the history.
Excellent narration by Michael Kramer.

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Can't wait for the sequel!

If you could sum up Graveyard Shift in three words, what would they be?

Vampires are back

What other book might you compare Graveyard Shift to and why?

For some reason, the good episodes of Supernatural

Which scene was your favorite?

Without any spoilers, I liked the part back in history. Hopefully there is more on this in future books.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The book was very graphic all the way through.

Any additional comments?

Listen to it on Audible. The narrator does a fantastic job. It's like this book was written for him. Thoroughly enjoyed the book overall. Great storyline,characters and Haspil did a fantastic job creating a world for them. Can't wait for the sequel!

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mummy's and vampires OOHH MYYY

Where does Graveyard Shift rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

10 for 10 would listen again

What was one of the most memorable moments of Graveyard Shift?

Menkaure healing up and finding the roman gladius for tag team combo against the lich king !

Have you listened to any of Michael Kramer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

usually i hear Micheal Kramer in high fantasy settings. it was GREAT to hear him heading into dark urban themes.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

i was asked 3 different times on the work site .. why are you laughing so hard !

Any additional comments?

Do yourself a favor and read\ listen to this book !

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Over My Head

I'm sort of embarrassed to say this, but I got confused as to who was whom and what they were and what they said.
I love vampires, shape-shifters and urban fantasy is one of my absolute favorite genres. But I really got lost with these characters and what was happening. Not so great for urban fantasy that needs more grounding in urban in order for the fantasy part to work.
I found that reading the reviews made this book way more interesting and clear. I better understood the traits and background of the characters, as well as a better understanding of the plot.
One of the biggest reasons I got this book was because Michael Kramer is the narrator. I absolutely adored him from the Felix Castor series. But here, his wonderful sardonic quality was missing and instead was kind of muddled with undistinguishable accents.

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an original take on Vampires

with as many vampire stories it is difficult to come up with something that hasn't been done to death. Haspil has a amazing amount of talent.

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I don't get it

This book is so disappointing, because the premise is there. It sounds like a winner, but it just isn't. This is the second credit I have wasted on a lame book in a matter of days. I am five hours in and I don't think I can take another five. It is just not worth my time.
First of all, there are scenes in this book that should be exciting, but they just aren't. The narrator is spotty, he does some voices well and some he doesn't at all. It is almost comical. I can't tell you how many times I had to rewind, cause the book just couldn't hold my attention and at this point - five hours in - I don't care about any of the characters. It is a mystery to me, where all these good reviews come from.

This is a no for me dawg, let's hope I am luckier in my next pick, as this is depressing.

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Confusing

The story started out great. One could differentiate between characters. But later on it became more difficult when the two detectives were speaking. Then in the middle of somthing we ended up with a few other people where some of them sounded like one of the detectives.

I got a good deal on this. Perhaps I will give it another go. It is a good premise and started out great.

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This novel rips

Fantastic narration. A truly unique story with lots of intrigue. For some reason my mind started thinking about the story arc being like a narrative dungeons and dragons game but set in the modern day. I hope it becomes a series

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a hidden gem

This book is a refreshing new take on the genre with compelling character, a fresh story, and a kick ass attitude. This universe feels like it should be a movie franchise.

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An exciting story from beginning to end.

Michael Haspil has delievered an incredible story in Graveyard Shift. It was an exciting and intriguing joy ride in a world were Vampires, werewolfs and other undead creatures walk the streets with people like you and I. The characters were well developed and drew me in immediately. The intertwining history through the novel really brought these characters to life.

Michael Kramers narration of the book was delivered in traditional Kramer style.

I hope to see more of these characters in the next book from Michael Haspil. This was a great read/listen!

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  • Cliff Trett
  • 05-02-19

Really Enjoyable

I started of on this audio journey being unsure about the narrator but i think ive been spoiled by British Narrators, fair play to him he does bring you right into the story within the first hour.

From then i had to know what wsd happening next, my 60mins bedtime audio turned into 3 hours a night until the book was done.

highly recommend it

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  • Djesse
  • 03-06-19

Such a good book.

Honestly loved every minute of this book. Fast paced. Great concept.
Loving the universe this book is in.
Looking forward to the next book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-12-18

fantastic.

this book made me late to work while I sat in my car listening. awesome

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  • David
  • 08-03-17

when's the next one?

great story, good pace wish it hadn't finished.
Hope he hurries up and writes another one.
The voice performance was amazing, really brought the well written characters to life.