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Publisher's Summary

Receiving unwanted attention after foiling an armed robbery, the unhuman Inspector Hobbes takes a long-overdue camping holiday with Andy, his accident-prone friend, and Dregs, the delinquent dog. In the bleak and dangerous Blacker Mountains, Andy stumbles across something shocking before falling for an attractive widow, while Hobbes wonders why an old gold mine has reopened.

On their return to the sleepy Cotswold town of Sorenchester, Hobbes is dumbfounded when Kathy, a reminder of his hippy days, turns up on the doorstep with her baggage. Since Hobbes has to solve a gold robbery and contemplate some perfectly ordinary rocks, Andy must entertain Kathy while trying to protect his new love from a monstrous opponent working for the sinister Sir Gerald Payne. Despite his usual blunders and an inability to throw straight, Andy displays genuine courage.

Can Andy survive dinner with a vampire? Can Hobbes recover the gold? And what is Kathy's relationship to Hobbes?

This, the third in Wilkie Martin's Unhuman series of fast-paced comedy crime fantasies, will reveal all.

©2014 The Witcherley Book Company (P)2017 The Witcherley Book Company

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Creepy, Kooky, Mysterious and Quirky!!!

Creepy, Kooky, Mysterious and Quirky!!!  Hobbes and Andy are at it again!  Hobbes takes a vacation to the Blacker Mountains and Andy goes with him – they are going to rough it … and of course, poor Andy finds himself smack dab in the middle of a murder case, falling for a smart and beautiful widow, dinner with a vampire, and struggling to maintain his space in Hobbes’ home!

Hobbes is investigating a series of bank robberies, a reopened gold mine, ducking reporters, and dealing with Kathy, his alleged daughter who hails from America.  All the while, Hobbes keeps order and keeps Andy from getting hurt too badly!

The fun and action are non-stop.  One cannot help but love the slapstick humor of Andy and the puns of Hobbes. Andy’s growth in this book is far more than previous ones; one thing is certain – he is loyal and cares greatly for Hobbes, Mrs. Goodfellows, and Dregs.

Wilkie Martin delivers yet another delightful book of puns, crazy slapstick humor, and new interesting and dangerous characters! Each book is better than the last, new twists and character growth.  I enjoyed the first book and the second one as well but this one is even funnier and more dangerous for Andy and Hobbes than any of the others.  I also find that Sid, the Vampire Banker is downright lovable!

Tim Campbell’s performance is spot on!  Each character has their own voice and personality that shines due to Campbell’s amazing talent.  Campbell becomes each character, reflecting them and their personality accurately throughout the book.  Love to hear him perform the Hobbes series.  I cannot imagine another voice as Andy or Hobbes!  This was a great listen - it has everything, fun, mystery, intrigue, romance and of course unhumans!

There no issues with the quality or production of this audiobook.

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Very good book

This book delivers exactly what it is supposed to. A cozy mystery with humour and and easy enjoyable listen. The first book took me a bit to get into, but I’m glad I stuck with it. Narrator is very good as well.

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Love these boots Skype

I am so smitten with these characters and love the writing. Tim Campbell is brilliant at narration and I find myself laughing out loud all the time. They are a treat whatever your age!!

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The worst in the series so far

About two thirds of the story plodded. The pathetic-ness is at an all-time high. At times I have to stop listening because it makes me sick.
Others have assured me that Book 4 is an improvement.

I almost quit the series but have pushed forward. I'm writing this after finishing and starting Book 4. That Book so far is a 2 star, compared to the 1 star I'm giving this.

The last 1/3 or 1/4 of the story actually has some legs.

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Andy is as stupid as ever!

I love the characters but Andy the main character was getting on my nerves with his stupidity and lack of a job. The ending was great though and I'm glad I finished it. I just wish the author wouldn't make Andy so stupid.

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Same great characters, easy plot to solve.

Love the characters in this series! The puns and play on words has me grinning while I sit in traffic!
At first, I disliked the new character, Kathy... but she grew on me, much like mold on cheese, and by the end of the book, she became a likeable character (at least in my mind.)
We get a bit more of an insight as to what Hobbes actually is, other than not-quite-human; Andy still seems to attract things that will cause him physical damage, but he muddles through as he often does!
This mystery seemed a bit easy to figure out, but perhaps it is meant to be that way. I still enjoyed the story and the narrator!

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loved it.

I liked the story a lot! the "mystery" is a bit easy .500 work out

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  • 05-23-18

another brill book

yet again Hobbs and Andy surpass my expectations. I'd love to have tea made by Mrs G. all character's are so warm and lovable. glad to find out a bit about Hobbs but wondering if there's something a little special about Andy too. as much as I love the books I'm terrified of getting to the end and hope there will be many many more to come.

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  • F. Johnson
  • 05-16-18

i love this series. love the wit and narrator

i love this series. love the wit and narrators interpretation. listen to it when at work and puts me in a good mood.

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  • Yvonne
  • 03-28-18

A lovely bit of fun

I've read this myself on kindle edition but Tim Campbell does it so much better. Fantastic characterisation. Certainly not what you'd call a high brow read but a good bit of fun from Willie Martin and a thoroughly enjoyable yarn, chock full of chuckles

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  • Call
  • 03-10-18

excellent

As good as the others in the series fantastically funny and the characters we have grown to love

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  • Benny butthead
  • 12-27-17

absolutely brilliant

such deep, mysterious and wonderful characters. beautifully narrated. couldn't wish for a better listen. thank you.