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Moon Island

Vampire for Hire, Book 7
Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
Series: Vampire for Hire, Book 7
Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (472 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Six years ago federal agent Samantha Moon was the perfect wife and mother, your typical soccer mom with the minivan and suburban home. Then the unthinkable happens, an attack that changes her life forever. And forever is a very long time for a vampire.

Now in Moon Island, Samantha Moon is hired to look into the mysterious drowning of a super-rich hotel tycoon. The death occurred exactly one year ago, at the family's annual retreat on a private island in the Pacific Northwest. Now, as the family gathers again, Samantha Moon is asked to find a ruthless killer - all while a massive storm bears down upon the small island. But there's another storm brewing upon Skull Island, a storm of the supernatural kind. Sam is about to come face-to-face with evil incarnate...a monster who will stop at nothing to possess her completely - mind, body and soul - and destroy all that she loves.

©2012 J.R. Rain (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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Getting irritating and far-fetched

By the 7th book you would think she would have learned to live with what she was now and not keep harping constantly on wanting to retain her humanity, we get it, but every book is peppered with self-deprecating remarks that are no longer humorous and to the point of being irritating. There's also a lot of repetitiveness, i.e., how weird she is, how she fakes eating, etc. She's also pretty self-absorbed.

The actual mystery was interesting, although there were some far-fetched components thrown into the story. And she should have really given her decision at the end a little more thought.

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  • Elisabeth
  • STANTON, CA, United States
  • 05-17-19

Disappointing

That was really disappointing. I'm sure many people have already dropped this series because of the absolutely ridiculous Mary Sue qualities of Sam. I bought #6 & #7 because they were on sale. I took a long pause from this series but wasn't totally ready to throw in the towel because there are characters and aspects of the stories that I really like. That said, what's with all the constant repetition; such as "I don't understand", "I'm such a freak/ghoul". What is the ultimate Mary Sueism; probably omniscience (and we're almost there) but running a close second is, for crying out loud, talking with God/a god. Where is the barf emoji when I need it? As to the plot; this is the first one I've struggled to finish and that is saying something considering how short these are. To start off Sam has misgivings about accepting the case, but does it anyway. She sees Allison with the creepy smile of the possessed and it still takes her forever to figure it out. Then when she has to cut off the head of the beast, she walks in and stands there while he brutalizes her, when any sane person is assuming she will walk in and assume her other form and rip its' head off. But no, she sits there being pummeled and letting threats to her son fly by. One of the most believable things about Sam is that she is a mom first; so what happened. I'm not even going to comment on the stupidity of the choice that was made at the end. All I will say is that martyrdom is not attractive. These examples all lead to my number on pet peeve, and that is seemingly intelligent characters doing really stupid things just to move the plot along.

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just. wow.

decisions were made that iii never would have made, and altho understandable, i still find it troubling... anyway, onto the next book!

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Moon Island

I did enjoy the but some sentences repeated too many times. I hope the series get better.

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Another great read - not predictable

A fun read and glad fot the twists and turns! excited to see what happens. Again, I love how she holds onto herself, her integrity and beliefs.

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Another great vampire investigation story!

Moon Island has Sam and friend hired to stay with a family in a deviled private island for a family reunion. A year ago a family member died there and Sam is supposed to investigate while there. But she finds there is something evil there on the island along with the family!
Narration was great!

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I will recommend this one to everyone i know

thank you for righting these books for us to enjoy with our friends and family.

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Vampires and monsters

A vampire gives her all to save a family and solve the mysteries surrounding their past.

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Moon Island

What made the experience of listening to Moon Island the most enjoyable?

The narrator. I LOVED her performance. She has such a warm voice and really makes you feel camaraderie with the characters.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I liked it. It was creepy good. Seems it’s been done before in other books, but this one had its own touch.

Which character – as performed by Dina Pearlman – was your favorite?

Samantha Moon

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes. I was drawn in from the beginning and it kept me engaged.

Any additional comments?

While this can be listened to as a stand alone, it should be listened to in order. It was my first one in the series and it was great but there were characters that were mentioned from the previous books that I have no clue who they are. I’m going to start back with the first book. The only thing about this one was at the end Samantha kept saying ‘I don’t understand.’ This was so annoying. It’s almost like the information we were trying to get was like pulling teeth from a chicken. It would’ve been a whole lot better if the author would’ve just explained things instead of having her keep saying this to get more answers. This is why I gave it three stars.

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wonderful books

this was the first series that I ever started on audible and it is stll one of the best. love every book . the performance by Dina pearlman as always great. keep the Samantha story's coming plz