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Publisher's Summary

All David Flinch ever wanted was a normal life. But when you're a member of the Flinch family, normal has never been easy.

For hundreds of years, the eldest-born male of each generation of the Flinch family has been servant and guardian to the vampire, Lord Underwood. While the Flinches have changed through the generations, Underwood has remained eternal. David had hoped to be spared the horror of serving his family's lord and master, but when he is summoned to the Flinch home in Spain by his dying older brother, he knows his luck has run out.

After 50 years of slumber, Underwood is to be resurrected from the grave in a ritual of human sacrifice, and David, by right of succession, is to be his resurrector. But there is another Flinch, one who craves the role of guardian to the vampire: David’s sister, Lydia. It’s a job she means to have, even if it means making David’s the first blood shed in this new age of Underwood and Flinch. 

Underwood and Flinch is a blackly humourous thriller of sibling rivalry and vampire horror set in a British expat community in rural Spain, with a sub-plot involving Russian mobsters on the Costa del Sol. 

Underwood and Flinch was podcast from 2008 - 2012, winning the coveted Parsec Award for Best Small Cast Story (Long Form) in 2012 and 2013. This audiobook is the original podcast audio minus music and remastered for audiobook release. It also includes the short story, "Night Crossing", which serves as a short introduction to Underwood and Flinch.

©2019 Mike Bennett (P)2020 Mike Bennett

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I have waited YEARS to see this title on Audible

Before Audible, there was a happy little Website called Podiobooks. That is where I was introduced to the imagination of Mike Bennett. His stories grab you and pull you in. His delivery is wonderful and you can tell it is truly a labor of love, which is evident in the skillful way he crafts his tales and performs them for us. I can’t wait for more titles to add to my library!

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I can not recommend this enough

I have been waiting to buy this book on audible for YEARS. I listened to it back when it was coming out chapter by chapter in podcast format. It has everything you could want in a modern vampire horror type story. The action is well balanced with horror, humor, and emotion. Mike Bennett narrates his own book and he does a fantastic job as a narrator. I’m always a fan of when authors narrate their own work and Mike absolutely crushes it. It’s a fantastic story and has something in it for everyone!

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outstanding

one of the few times were the author is the best person to read. been following this author since the beginning, this is a really outstanding book. This is one of the best vampire/paranormal series I have read! These books just flow perfectly they keep you wanting more and not wishing for it to end! It has the perfect amount of action, drama, heartbreak, and love! You won’t regret reading or listening to this story! If you listen to it the narrator is awesome and really brings the characters to life! who doesn’t love a sarcastic English vampire lol! The other characters amazing! Read this you won’t regret it! I loved it!

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It has it all!!!

The more you fall into this story the more it gives. It has all of my favorite genres wrapped up in this tale and I cant get enough!

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A True Vampire Novel

David (great name by the way) just wants to spend his life teaching and enjoying the girl of the month. But David comes from a family that requires him to step into a life that he as not just dreaded but has been terrified of for his entire life, a life that he ran to another country and changed his name to avoid. David is a Flinch and Flinches have a very unique job, they are the guardians of Lord Underwood, a vampire decades if not hundreds of years old. I have never been a fan of vampire books/movies, most of the time they are so unbelievable they just take me out of the story. But Mike has a wonderful way of crafting a story to pull you in and make you care about every character in the book, from David to Lord Underwood, to the smaller characters as well. The story is strong and the characters are amazing, so full of "life" hahahah. I listened to this when it was done as a weekly podcast, but being able to listen from beginning to end without waiting for the next episode. Mike does amazing voice work and his characters are some of the best. Even if you do not like vampires please consider giving this one a listen. U&F has a lot of story beyond this first book. If you are looking for your next binge series, this is it! Way to go Mike!

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Fantastic

I first heard this story as a podcast ten years ago, and remember the agonizing wait between episodes. I was delighted to see the author release it as an audiobook, and purchased it straightaway. Enough time has passed that the story stayed fresh. I think the author may have even tinkered with it a bit from the original telling. The result is a fast paced tale that will completely consume you once you give it permission to enter your ear holes. Huzzah!

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Superb in every way.

Out of the 200+ Audible books I've listened to, this is undeniably the best. Period.

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Excellent story and narration!

I’m so glad this book finally made it to audible. I listened to the podcast years ago and have been waiting for the audible. Mikes narration is awesome with a full array of voices. I wish there was a sequel.

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Just buy it!

One of the best books ever written. The characters are incredibly engaging. The story is well put together and fresh. The narration is absolutely masterful. … and I am picky, so that’s saying a lot.

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Enjoyed all the way

Amazing book I usually listen to my books while commuting last night I stayed in my car another 15 minutes in front of my home just to finish the chapter by the way I have listed to entire book before when it was podcasted it is that good :)

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Brilliant fun

I absolutely love this audiobook. I think it’s my third time of listening. Fascinating storyline, great character development, amazing performance by Mike, and so funny. Thank you and “Huzzah!”.

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immersive story with great characters.

This is a top quality story written and read expertly by the author. A must listen.

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Superb

Listened to the original podcasts. Loved every second of them. I’m so happy to finally see it on audible. Just buy it. You will not regret it.