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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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Superb in every way.

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

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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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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 great read!

I’ve been listening to mike Bennett for many years on podcasts. I’m so glad to finally see him here on audible! You can’t help being pulled into the story with his great writing and narration. A modern take on an old genre. This story has it all from a behind the times vampire, gangsters, an unwilling guardian, and a love triangle that is unlike anything I have seen before. Definitely try this one out. You won’t be disappointed!

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Excellent story PLUS excellent narration!!

Mike Bennett is a phenomenal author and an amazing narrator. You could truly believe that you’re listening to an entire cast of narrators! The story is amazingly well written, you feel like you truly know all these characters. There is a depth of plot so difficult to find in a lot of stories. Underwood is a very complex character who can be viciously cruel, charming, violently murderous, and sarcastically funny. I’m not usually a huge fan of vampire stories, but this is fantastic. It’s a horror story, a thriller, and a dark comedy all rolled into one. This is one audiobook you absolutely will NOT regret getting. Mr Bennett has written several books in a wide range of genres. I sincerely hope to see more of his amazing stories on audible!

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WOW! I did not expect that. It was perfect.

It was captivating. I hate to gush, but the author will love it. I expected a parody of vampirism or a story where vampirism took a back seat to the sibling rivalry or even a story where the vampire was everything you would expect but the plot was an add on to give an excuse to indulge is morbid fantasy. I got none of that.

I got a beautifully integrated mix of solid vampire lure and silly sibling rivalry bull and unbelievable thriller with an add-in of just a bit of faux romance. It was perfect because you start off disliking everyone because no one has a single moral fiber in their body except the one person who's so weak and pathetic that you wish that you could root for him but can't because you know he's going to lose, and you end up with a group of people who you still think are entirely amoral and don't like but can't help root for and a few people that you want dead so bad that you almost wish you could pull out an Uzi and do it yourself. Then it ends on a question.

I specifically searched for a book with good ratings that did not have a sequel and got this one. I found out about 5 hours in that it does have a sequel, and I'm so glad.

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  • Fiona M Thompson
  • 11-10-20

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.