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Triple Shot of Vampires

Narrated by: Jack de Golia
Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
Categories: Fiction, Horror
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Tonia Brown brings you three unusual vampire tales.

1. Getting Lucky: Frank Kirtz is the unluckiest man alive, for good reason. 2. Sunshine: Nick picks the wrong hippie to feed from and spends the night tripping at Woodstock. 3. Sweet Tooth: Bernie gets a late night visitor to his dental office.

©2013, 2017 Tonia Brown (P)2017 Tonia Brown

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Different take on vampire stories

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I have received this book in audio format from the narrator in exchange for an honest review.

At the beginning of this book we are warned that this is not the typical vampires story, since Brown affirms she is not a vampire person. Neither am I, so I was curious to see her take on vampire stories. This book is composed by three short stories about vampires with a different take. The first is about how a vampire has influenced the luck of a person; the second is about a hippy vampire drinking blood full of acid; and the third is about a vampire with a sweet tooth and the consequences of it.

It was an easy listen with some humor in it. The stories I liked most were the first and the third. The first could have been a draft of a longer book. And even if I am not into vampire stories, I would have listened to it. The second was too mystic for me. The vampire was reflecting about the meaning of life for a vampire, and I had troubles to really connect to it. The third was so absurd that it made me laugh a lot.

Jack de Golia's narration was superb, very expressive and clear, doing a great interpretation of all the characters and giving them all different voices. I would love to listen to more audiobooks narrated by de Golia.

I think this book could be enjoyed not only by horror fans since it is very different from the regular vampire tale. Its length makes it also ideal if you want a quick listen.

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Triple shot of vampires

Three good new stories narrated nicely by Jack de Golia. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad

Now that the review title has quoted Meatloaf, the explanation follows.

There are three stories in this collection, as the book title states. The first and last stories were entertaining for me, but the second dragged. Story 1 focused on a man whose luck has been monumentally tragic for the majority of his life. His inexplicable misfortunes include being robbed over 100 times, “losing” two cars, and getting stuck in elevators an inordinate number of times. An unexpected visit involving a vampire leads to an answer to the most prominent question of his life, “Why me?”

Sunshine is the second story. It is a deep story, exploring existentialism and vampirism. The question of what is life, or unlife, is the crux of the story, but it just became redundant, then tedious. The story could have been more succinct and accomplished the same goal, or have been more comedic considering the genesis of the plight.

Whereas comedy was a missing element of the pervious story, it came to the fore in the final tale. This was the most entertaining, as it is both silly and inclusive of unique consequences of the vampire’s condition. Without revealing the story, imagine a scenario where a vampire seeks help, and only help, from a dentist.

Jack de Golia delivered solid performances throughout the stories. The last story was perhaps his best, as he really evoked the uniquely humorous circumstances of both the dentist and the vampire. He demonstrated great range and creativity of delivery despite there being only two characters.

I received this audiobook for free in exchange for an honest review.

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some quick entertainment.

the three stories were good. a little short for me, but I usually love the long series or 10 plus hour books. the longer they are the more captivated by the characters you get. but this was fun, and quick. my favorite was the dentist one (last one), funny and entertaining. I would recommend it.

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