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The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires Audiobook

The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires

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Iris Scanlon, Half-Moon Hollow's only daytime vampire concierge, knows more about the undead than she'd like. Running all their daylight errands - from letting in the plumber to picking up some chilled O neg - gives her a look at the not-so-glamorous side of vampire life. Her rules are strict; relationships with vamps are strictly business, not friendship - and certainly not anything else. But then she finds her newest client, Cal, poisoned on his kitchen floor, and only Iris can help.

Cal - who would be devastatingly sexy, if Iris allowed herself to think that way - offers Iris a hefty fee for hiding him at her place until he figures out who wants him permanently dead. Even though he's imperious, unfriendly, and doesn't seem to understand the difference between "employee" and "servant", Iris agrees, and finds herself breaking more and more of her own rules to help him - particularly those concerning nudity. Turns out what her quiet little life needed was some intrigue and romance - in the form of her very own stray vampire.

©2012 Molly Harper White (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    crystal ST LOUIS, MO, United States 09-30-12
    crystal ST LOUIS, MO, United States 09-30-12 Member Since 2011

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    "Very Entertaining"
    What did you like best about The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires? What did you like least?

    I really liked the story and loved the Iris character.


    If you’ve listened to books by Molly Harper before, how does this one compare?

    This is my first Molly Harper book.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    I think that Amanda did a very good job on the narration....great job on all the different voices.


    Any additional comments?

    I felt that this was a nice break from all the crime thrillers that I've recently been listening to. Very cute story and quite funny. I loved the relationship between Iris and her little sister.

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    Tim Jasper, GA, United States 09-25-12
    Tim Jasper, GA, United States 09-25-12 Member Since 2009

    A middle-aged romantic who grew up reading Heinlen, Louis L'Amour and Richard Hooker. Expect and honest opinion, even if it's not PC.

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    "Another great story from Molly Harper"

    I always enjoy Molly's stories. I'm currently collecting her paperbacks which aren't available on Audible (but should be).
    The family is a little put-off by the language and sexual scenes. I wouldn't recommend these for a teenager, but I love to read/listen to good fiction written for adults.
    There may be a lot of books on the market, but there are only a few good authors; and Molly Harper is one of the best.
    Amanda Ronconi makes the characters come alive and does an excellent job of changing pitch to change characters. She really knows how to give Molly's southern-style humor it's maximum effect on the listener.

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    K. 09-25-12
    K. 09-25-12

    KG.

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    "Another great listen from Harper/Ronconi team"
    What made the experience of listening to The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires the most enjoyable?

    The story is in the same vein (yeah I went there) as the others in the series. Harper does good research and sprinkles her own supernatural lore over it, which serves to build in the series. There's a good romance aspect, and lots of laugh out loud sniping banter. <br/><br/>


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like audiobooks, these in particular, for when my hands are busy. I have had to stop what I am doing and laugh because Harper has such a good grasp of dialog. Talking about Jane's bad decision dress and Iris' parenting terrorism has made me recommend (read: force) a listen for several friends.


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

    Ronconi has an excellent reading voice and a grasp on the characters. The heroine sparkles, and so does the somewhat anti-hero, but the supporting cast is not left out in the least. Over the series especially, she is impressive.


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    RSS 09-25-12
    RSS 09-25-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Best one yet!"

    I have listened to all of Molly Harper vampire books and this one was my favorite. Amanda Ronconi delivers another fabulous performance!

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    Jeanniecat 09-24-12
    Jeanniecat 09-24-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Loved it."

    Love all of Molly Harper's vampire books. Love the settings, love her dark humor. Write more!

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    Frances FEDERAL WAY, WA, United States 09-21-12
    Frances FEDERAL WAY, WA, United States 09-21-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Hillarious & Fun"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires to be better than the print version?

    Yes


    What did you like best about this story?

    The humor that goes a long with the story.


    What about Amanda Ronconi’s performance did you like?

    She did great.


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

    Yeah, the brotherly affection towards the younger sister.


    Any additional comments?

    A must read/listen...definitely entertaining and love story! Books by Molly is a hoot.

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    Nina Colton, CA, United States 09-17-12
    Nina Colton, CA, United States 09-17-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Great short but funny story"
    Would you listen to The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires again? Why?

    Yes, it was very funny and interesting story in the world Molly Harper has created.


    What other book might you compare The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires to and why?

    It's similar to the Jane Jameson books. It occurs in the same world and some main characters appear in this book.


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

    Yes, it's like her performances. It was funny and kept me interested.


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    Pamela 09-17-12
    Pamela 09-17-12
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    "A different kind of story"
    Where does The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It was an interesting difference to other type of books I usually go for. But kept my attention.


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    Julie E. Glick Westchester, NY 09-17-12
    Julie E. Glick Westchester, NY 09-17-12 Member Since 2016

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    "Very enjoyable read/listen!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Molly Harper is so clever and witty and Amanda Ronconi is perfect in her narration.


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    Stephanie 09-14-12
    Stephanie 09-14-12

    being dyslexic, I never read allot but I loved books...doesn't mix right? NOPE...wrong...Audible allows me to "read" at a pace that works for me and they have a great selection of books to keep me interested. I'm a fiction , sci-fi, and adventure books with strong female characters reader. I have been on a Vampire kick lately so female protags have been on my list.

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    "Funny with a good story"
    If you could sum up The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires in three words, what would they be?

    This book was funny, has some action in it, some interpersonal storyline, and (unfortunately) a Vampire to Human love story.<br/>I liked the story, it kept me interested and i laughed ALLOT...I really liked the interaction between the two sisters, and the main characters sense of humor. She cracked me up allot and her wit was as engaging as well.<br/><br/>A girl finds a 1/2 "dead" vampire and takes him into her home to nurse him and action, funny stuff, and romance (of course) happen. Really, read it for its wit and humor...


    What did you like best about this story?

    The main character had smarts, wit, and humor. She wasn't the typical "human falls for a vampire" and goes gaga, character. She had a really nice look on life and I felt for her situation in life and her choices . I wanted to like her, and I did.


    What about Amanda Ronconi’s performance did you like?

    I do have to say that this is one of the few books that I've "read" where I felt like the person who did the performance matched the intent of the author and added to the story. I liked Amanda's performance and it stood out for me.


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

    YES!


    Any additional comments?

    Really, read this book...while it has the "Human vs Vampire" love story snuck in there, it was still REALLY good and the humor and wit of the writer seemed to outshine the love story aspect that has been so overdone in many books these days.

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