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When 20-year-old police recruit Kiera Hudson is posted to the remote town of The Ragged Cove, her life is changed forever. Investigating a series of horrific murders, grave desecrations, and missing persons, with her unique ability of "seeing," Kiera soon realizes her life is in danger.

But when Kiera falls in love with police officer Luke Bishop, not only is her mind and her heart opened to a terrifying new world, she comes to suspect that Luke might be involved in the killings. In a race against time to unearth the truth, Kiera must discover the identity of who or what is behind the gruesome deaths on the "Vampire Shift".

©2011 Tim O'Rourke (P)2014 Tim O'Rourke

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LOVED IT !!

I totally enjoyed this book. It's creepy and interesting all the way through. I love it when it's not all romance and bad guy meets poor little girl...bla bla bla. There is a budding romance, but it doesn't take away from the main story. This story actually has a "creep" factor that I love!!! The narration is good except her screams are a little lame, besides that I didn't have a problem with her. I would definitely say listen to it. **** I am looking forward to the other books in the Kiera Hudson series.****

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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I think they forgot to edit chapter 20!

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

I really enjoyed this all apart from chapter 20! I think that they forgot to edit this chapter! The narrator kept repeating the line, pausing and I think she even burped twice!! It was so bad I checked my phone to make sure I hadn't somehow put my phone on repeat! But the rest of it was fine! Lol!

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

Maybe the Anna Strong series!

Would you be willing to try another one of Keely Beresford’s performances?

I don't really know!

Any additional comments?

I do hope more of this series comes out on audio!

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  • Megan
  • BARNARD, VT, US
  • 10-07-16

Had hope

When I started this, I was relieved that it wasn't one of those vampire stories where the author comes up with ridiculous names of clans and all that. Sadly as it progressed, that's exactly what it turned into. I had to laugh at times with how the narrator imitated screams and an old ladies voice. This book is a joke.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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New concept!

I love a classic scary vampire story. I love a classic vampire love story. This has both! A very cool new concept, fast paced and well written and narrated. I highly recommend!

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its a great book

its nice when the narrator is good and the books is wonderful the next books

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is the narrator slow?

she was a little too slow for me. I put the speed at 1.25. worked great!

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did not like so much

did not like the story teller, a little hard to get into. I was hoping for someone to read a bit more powerful, not much emotion in her voice.

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Entertaining, but not a favorite.

If not for the frequent PLEEASE... entreaties and some singular stupidity attributed to the lead character, I would have given the story higher marks. Narrator fabulous.

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Nice voice

British narrators for some reason can't hold my attention, no matter how much I'm enjoying the book. This one did. Her voice was nice.
I was thinking after the second time she fainted that she's a dainty little thing, but she's a cop. I've never read about vampire-bats, but it was interesting. I definitely want to read the rest of the series.

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Couldn't stop listening

I fell in love with the different take on Vampires in this book. Each author has a way of making the paranormal interesting, but adding the difference of another race that can cause the ailment was terrific.

Kieran Hudson has some really great abilities that are going to come into play later in the series.

I can't wait to listen to the rest.

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  • Debra
  • 11-26-15

Terrible narration

Good story ruined by the narrator. Sounded unconvincing and flat a good deal of the time

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  • L
  • 03-16-15

Good story, terrible narrator.

I bought this as I liked the sound of the book, however the narrator is absolutely awful! Her voice is utterly monotone, and each character sounds completely the same which can make it difficult to follow whose who at times. Her narration was so bad in fact that I gave up on the audio book and bought the Kindle version instead.
Real shame as the actual story is good, just badly let down by the choice of narrator.

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  • Stacey tucker
  • 03-18-15

Amazing!!!

This is the first audio book O have listened too and have to say I thoroughly enjoyed this. Having read the book numerous times didn't think this book would get any better. Keeley Beresford does an amazing job of narrating this book.

Simply amazing

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  • Mrs. Lorraine J. Brown
  • 03-04-15

Vampire shift

This was a very good narrated story , which gave a whole new twist on the normal vampire books , easy listening and entertaining

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  • Jon Baker
  • 12-03-15

Keep going, it gets better

Would you listen to Vampire Shift again? Why?

No, because the next book in the series is better and the narrator is much more into the story<br/>

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

The end was no surprise as the author keep dropping clues throughout the story , but there is enough of a cliff hanger to make you want to read the next book.

What aspect of Keely Beresford’s performance might you have changed?

She needs to enjoy herself more . At times her performance is slightly monotone

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

When Keira uses her gift to see situations , I enjoyed the way the author explain how she worked them out

Any additional comments?

It is very slow at the beginning , but keep going as it does get exciting

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  • Kazzy
  • 12-16-14

Pretty good story!

Would you consider the audio edition of Vampire Shift to be better than the print version?

I haven't read the print version.

Would you recommend Vampire Shift to your friends? Why or why not?

Yeah, I would recommend it to people who like vampires. It was quite scary in places, and I think vampire fans would enjoy the instensity of it.

What does Keely Beresford bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Life! I loved the narration, and the use of different voices for some of the characters. Keely Beresford is very talented. :)

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

Yes, but I can't tell without ruining the plot!

Any additional comments?

Overall, I thought it was a good story, with moments that were super gripping. I would like to hear what happens next!

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  • Shona Booky Ramblings Lawrence
  • 01-26-15

Great introduction to Kiera's world

Would you listen to Vampire Shift again? Why?

I probably would listen to this again, Keely Beresford has a rather nice voice which makes it easy to just sit back and enjoy. But i always find I don't fully absorb everything when someone reads to me (and even when reading myself) I will pick up on something new on a re-read.

Any additional comments?

This is the first time in a long time I have read a book where we have met traditional vampires... aversion to sunlight, crucifixes and holy water and have a predilection for human blood. Add in to the mix a Sherlock-esque main character (Kiera has an amazing ability to pick up on all the little things that most people would not notice) and you have yourself a nifty little mystery story begging to be read. Or in my case listened to as i had the audio version.<br/><br/>My only reason for not giving this the full 5 stars was the narrator irked me. There was no discernible difference in the tone of her voice between hushed or shouted speech which made certain scenes difficult to understand immediately... and im not sure if it was again the narrators tone of voice or the way O'Rourke has written the character but Kiera at times seemed incredibly whiny and that irked me because it seemed the complete opposite of everything else about her.<br/><br/>O'Rourke does a marvellous job of weaving his tale of mystery and builds the atmosphere without it ever feeling like a spoof of a Hammer Horror. There are some truly awful (for Kiera) scenes and it is something that the vampire/paranormal genre has been lacking most recently. The actual mystery of the story is slowly unveiled and i can guarantee that fairly early on you will have a good idea as to what/who is responsible for what. I can also guarantee that you will be wrong. And you will be wrong with your next idea. There are a few twists and turns in this book that will leave you guessing right to the very last page.

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  • kaycee
  • 07-07-17

POTTER DOESNT SOUND LIKE THAT

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The woman reading it

Who was your favorite character and why?

Pottter but I can't listen to it

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Her impressions were awful

Do you think Vampire Shift needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

I ove this author so yes, I'll go back to reading

Any additional comments?

It's a shame

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  • kazza
  • 10-07-16

OK

A fairly predictable story. Narrator has a nice, but not over exciting voice. May try others in the series if they are on offer.

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  • Helen
  • 05-08-16

great listening only negative would be too short.

great listening but wish it was longer. will listen to the rest of the books for sure though
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