• The Undead Next Door

  • Love at Stake, Book 4
  • By: Kerrelyn Sparks
  • Narrated by: Deanna Hurst
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (553 ratings)

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The Undead Next Door

By: Kerrelyn Sparks
Narrated by: Deanna Hurst
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Publisher's Summary

Three signs that something is very different with your new man:

1. He sleeps all day... which would be annoying, except he's so attentive at night.

2. He's attacked by sword-wielding assailants, yet insists he can handle it on his own.

3. He never seems to age.

Heather Westfield has always lived a quiet life, but that all changes when she helps a very handsome, very mysterious stranger. There's something not quite right about Jean-Luc, but still, she's never been with a man so charming, so attractive... so wonderful. Now if only a murderous villain wasn't after them, they might get their happily-ever-after.

Bite into another Love at Stake novel.
©2008 Kerrelyn Sparks (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers

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Terrible narration - couldn't finish

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
I'm not sure who would enjoy it. I had a hard time listening to the accents and only listen to about 10 minutes of it before I turned it off.

What was most disappointing about Kerrelyn Sparks’s story?
My review is based solely on the audio version of this book. I don't know if the story is disappointing or not. I could not get past the first chapter. In that time the story seemed interesting. I have read other books in this series by Kerrelyn Sparks and really liked them. I have not listened to those audio books however.

How could the performance have been better?
The accents, especially the French, were cartoonish and over played. The book would be better with more subtle accents.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Undead Next Door?
I cannot judge the story in this book because I was unable to listen to much of it.

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Excellent!

I really enjoyed this book and got into the story very easily. This narrator does such a superb job of reading the different accents and she gives Bethany (the little girl) just the right touch. Very enjoyable listening!

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  • 05-14-11

Yikes!

This was more like a preteen girl's fantasy story about an unexceptional young, plump, divorced mother of one who has an unexceptional ultra-famous French fashion designer vampire fall madly in love with her and her little girl, puts a punishing spell on her obnoxious ex husband, and gives her the opportunity of a lifetime to design clothes for other plump women under his famous fashion label. Oh yeah, there's a really lame "bad guy" who shows up briefly.

The only interesting part of this story was the feisty Hispanic gun-toting nanny and a sexy description of the hero/heroine's first kiss. Their sleeping together near the end wasn't even noteworthy. Also, the narrator's rural Texan drawl and French accents were both cringe-worthy.

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Disappointed listener

What did you like best about The Undead Next Door? What did you like least?

After loving book 3 and the narrator with the Scottish accents especially angus and Emma, then this one just ruins the whole feel of the characters feels like you are listening to a whole different series. Enjoyed book 1 & 2 also including the narrators, but it won't stop me from listening to the rest of the series I am hooked

Would you be willing to try another one of Deanna Hurst’s performances?

Not if she is doing Scottish accents

What would have made this romance irresistible?

The narrator from book 3

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loved this story

I had read the story on my Kindle, and enjoyed listening to it in the car. my only problem was with the accents. her Texan and the little girls voice was not very pleasant. It would have been better if she just read those parts without an accent. I did love the book, and can't wait to hear the next story.

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overdone bad accents

narrator's accents were off the chart bad. french sounds like italian. italian sounded made up

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I love it

It was great form begin to the end and the voice acting was great to

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A gripping experience

The story has beautiful, layered plot, full of excitement, tenderness and something more... Definitely worth recommending for all those who search something that will make them smile.

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Great fun!

I found this book a really fun read! Liked the story line and love the characters!
The one thing about the book is the title! Just don't understand why it has the title! The Vamp doesn't live next door!
I am also glad to see that the writer and the editor use correct grammar! Reading is the best way to learn the English language! Correct grammar should be requirement. For writers and editors?
I really think you will enjoy this book,

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amazing

love this series can't get enough listen to them all night long at work😀amazing books

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  • Suzyplums
  • 03-05-19

my favourite book

this is my favourite book so far in the series. it has some great of laugh out loud bits

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  • Cliente Amazon
  • 08-14-18

enjoyable

i really appriciate this book but it was so fast...everithing happens in a few days is it too soon to feel that deep love that the main character are experiencing...anyway good story

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  • clare
  • 04-25-15

Great book

Really good book,
Narrator not so good,
I recommend the books but be careful of narrators, as they are not so good,,

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  • G
  • 01-23-15

Good book

I love this story. My only wishes is that Phil who is from Wyoming would sound like a New Yorker and that they would say the name McKay they way it is said in Scotland not how it is said in the states since Angus and Robbie are from Scotland they would say it the Scottish way.

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  • Belinda-Jane Thurman
  • 10-29-21

Another success

I once again loved this book and all the hard work that goes into producing these audio books. 10/10.