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Publisher's Summary

"When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth." So said Sherlock Holmes of Baker Street, more than a century ago.

Vionna Valis and Mary Jane Kelly are a pair of hardworking psychic detectives experiencing a run of bad luck. A new detective agency, the Femmes Fatales, is taking most of their business. Things seem to change for the better in the form of a new client named Scudder Moran, a wealthy young man with a unique problem: He has been targeted by the very, very late Professor James Moriarty - the Napoleon of crime in another century, now Lord of the Vampires! Vionna and Mary find themselves in the middle of a case where everything is both improbable and impossible. How will they find their way to the truth?

Unexpected help arrives in the ghostly person of the Great Detective himself, and they set about unraveling a tangled web of lies and secrecy that reaches deep into each of their lives. Can they find the light before Moriarty unleashes his final, most horrific scheme?

Vionna and the Vampires by Chuck Miller (Creator of The Black Centipede) is the first volume in the Moriarty, Lord of the Vampires trilogy.

©2014 Chuck Miller (P)2017 RadioArchives.com

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World wind I'd say

At first it thought this book was quite funny , the introduction of Vionna, Mary and scudder moran. But as it was outlined that Sherlock Holmes and Moriaritt played a big part , in the Altered reality that caught both Vionna and Mary in , I noticed my brain just tuned. It felt like t wasn't about vionna and Mary's main story line , rather the authors affinity with Sherlock Holmes and that era.
So let s talk about Ailsing Gray - the narrator .
I'm want sure that this book was for her when it started , until Mary was introduced ! Wow to make me believe that this character was Irish was an understatement !
Aisling was such a joy to listen to. Her ability to switch from one character to another. - seamlessly and without detection of the "main character was quite refreshing. Though the "non cussing" made it a little more juvenile in Parts, it was still a great to listen to her talented narration style.
I didn't care for all the Sherlock homes stuff and the revelation of who Vionna ended up being , and i did wish to hear more interaction with the 2 women but for what it was it was ok

I look forward to hearing more narration from Aisling Gray.
I was gifted this book for true and honest feedback

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A Rollicking Good Time

Vionna and the Vampires is a tongue-in-cheek pastiche of Sherlock Holmes, Dracula, and Jack the Ripper, but most of all a well-told story. The narrator does a superb job of portraying the various characters and pacing the story.

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  • APUser
  • Reading, PA USA
  • 10-23-17

Yes, I laughed Out Loud

Based on the summary and the cover art, I knew to go into this with a sense of humor. I was not disappointed. Fun, whity, sarcastic humor made this book so a good listen. Do not go into this book looking for a serious vampire book. Go in with an open mind and looking for laughs. The book is just good fun and Aisling Gray narrates it splendidly. I felt like I was there, in the middle of the conversations. I could hear the sarcasm in her tone. I am sure her nuances made the story even more fun!! I was given this book in exchange for an honest review and I am so thankful for that opportunity! It is not often someone says... hey listen to this for free and laugh so much that the drivers in the cars aside you look over and wonder.

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Not what I expected -- it was better!

I had no idea what to expect going into this book, so it was a pleasant surprise once the story got going to discover some classic characters like Sherlock Holmes, Jack the Ripper and James Moriarty. Plus a few vampires for good measure.

I would have enjoyed the story more if the author had gone with an R-rating and used a little profanity where it was warranted. For some reason unknown to me, Chuck Miller apologized in advance for refusing to use "bad language" in the upcoming story, and I found myself frowning as I listened. So the story read a little more like Nancy Drew in parts than I would have liked. Also, I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.

But narrator Aisling Gray squeezed out every ounce of charm and humor there was to be had. She made me believe in the supernatural aspects of the story with her smooth pacing and occasional snark. Awesome narration.

If there are more stories to be had, I hope Chuck Miller will visit other historical figures to keep things interesting. As two notes for readers: First, in this world, Sherlock Holmes was a real person who also had books written about him. Second, this story was based on an idea for a comic book, according to the author's note at the end of the book.

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Interesting

Not a bad story but I'm not to sure if I liked the writing style of the author. I completely respect not using any bad language, but if you choose to take that course stuck to it. Do not substitute bad language with GD or MF. Either say it or leave it out of the story. At one point the author even says "censored" and "you know". I found it a little irritating. Other than that it was a decent paranormal Sherlock Holmes story. Great narration by Aisling Gray. I really love the Irish accent she does!

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Funny & Enjoyable

This story has some serious LOL moments that I really enjoyed. Aisling Gray does a good job as narrator bringing the characters and story to life. I look forward to more from this Author and narrator.

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Loved this!

Would you listen to Vionna and the Vampires again? Why?

Yes! I love anything with Sherlock Holmes and this was a unique way to bring a new light to a classic character. The story, characters, and narrator were great as well.

What does Aisling Gray bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She brought an added depth to the characters by giving each of them a voice.

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

Yes! It was highly entertaining and I couldn't predict where it was going to go next.

Any additional comments?

I received a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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Crazy, Fun, Clever, Surprises, a Hoot!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Listen, don't read, adds so much more to this!

Any additional comments?

Vionna and the Vampires: Moriarty, Lord of the Vampires, Book 1
Written by: Chuck Miller
Narrated by: Aisling Gray
I requested this audible book and the review is voluntary.
I have to say right off the bat, this book was a hoot! Besides a fantasy with fun vampires, crazy detectives, a Holmes and Moriarty like you have never known them, and even Jack the Ripper was in there. This is not your average book. It has serious points, crazy moments, what the heck moments, and downright outrageous moments. I giggle, smirked, sighed, held my breath, and was surprised throughout this book. Making this book doubly good was the narrator that added the actor's voices almost a movie in my head. The parts were played so well it added a whole new dimension to the book. I am so glad I listened to the book instead of read it in print. Mostly I read a book but I am glad I listened this time! Great job all the way around. Fun book!

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Fun Read

Any additional comments?

I received a free copy of Vionna and the Vampires: Moriarty, Lord of the Vampires written by Chuck Miller, and narrated by Aisling Gray in exchange for an unbiased review. "This review copy Audio Book was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge via Audio Book Boom. "With that being said, I must admit I didn't think I was going to care for this story, but I was pleasantly surprised. This book had everything in it (Vampires - Sherlock Homes - Jack the Ripper - time travel through dreams - ghost - mystery - action), the author somehow made it all work in a fun, and imaginative way. I loved the story, and Aisling Gray did a superb job at bringing all of these wonderful characters to life.

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Do tell, Mr Holmes

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com.

I'm a fan of sherlock holmes, so I was drawn into the story. I love the author's take on sherlock. The author gives him an attitude where he loves to show off, so all the characters naturally are unimpressed and not interested in his skills of deduction. As a result, he gets frustrated and tries stealing the spotlight when he can. Throw in Moriarty as his employer and a mix of supernatural creatures and you can imagine where the story goes.

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  • Emily
  • 09-29-17

Wacky

I received this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

I loved this books portrayal of Sherlock Holmes and the inclusion of Mary Jane Kelly. The book was so funny and enjoyable and kinda wacky which was only emphasised by the narrator, Aisling Gray, who didn’t take herself or the book seriously at all. It was really good.

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  • Mr. R. Esdaile
  • 09-06-17

VERY AMUSING

Where does Vionna and the Vampires rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Pretty highly it is very entertaining

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

Many crazy moments It made me laugh out load
great cast of characters

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I received a free review copy of this audiobook and voluntarily leave this review