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Vampires Are Forever

Argeneau Vampires, Book 8
Narrated by: Rick Robertson
Series: An Argeneau Novel, Book 8
Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
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Vampires don't exist...do they? Inez Urso is beginning to have her doubts. Her business associate Thomas Argeneau has some interesting traits, like an allergic reaction to the sun, excellent night vision, and not much of an appetite for food. And to top it all off, he just tried to bite her neck...but maybe that was a sign of passion. If so, she'd be happy to experience more, despite her determination not to mix business with pleasure. He's been waiting forever for a woman like her....

Well, if not forever, at least 200 years. Inez is the most beautiful woman he's seen in centuries. Those luscious lips, seductive curves, and her elegant neck...he just couldn't resist the temptation of one little bite. Now Thomas will do anything to convince her that only an immortal like him can satisfy her all night long.

Love in vein: listen to more tales of the Argeneau Vampires.
©2008 Lynsay Sands (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • Maria
  • Citrus Heights, CA, United States
  • 10-27-12

Another Winner from the Argeneau Family

What can I say!! This is Thomas and Ines' story, and it was LOL funny, had action and intrigue. When Thomas's cousins Etienne and Bastien enlists his help in locating their mother he becomes quite alarmed, after all Aunt Marguerite had raised him and it wasn't like her to go a day without checking in with the family especially with her only daughter due to give birth any day. The trouble starts when Thomas gets to his hotel room in England and finds that the blood bank wouldn't deliver the blood until much later and he needed sustenance now, so he bites Ines and finds out he can't wipe her memory and realizes she is his life mate. What is he going to do now??? The story progresses from there, Inez shows how resourceful she is in finding out things that Thomas is reluctant to discuss with her about Vampires. Inez takes everything in stride and agrees to continue to help Thomas look for his aunt, however it appears that someone has it in for Inez. With trouble brewing, and trying to locate his aunt, keep Inez safe poor Thomas has his hands full. The story was interesting from the beginning, had several LOL moments, and some scary parts too. A good entertaining read. Just that.....ENTERTAINING......not pulitzer worthy.

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  • Kickez
  • United States
  • 08-28-10

Why so many bad reviews?

I don't understand why this book got so many bad reviews, if you've enjoyed the first 7 books in this series, you should enjoy this one as well! Each book can be read as a stand alone story, the author does well to explain enough so the reader wouldn???t be lost if done so, but there is a lot of back story about who???s who and their relationships in the other books. The narrator isn't the best for sure, but neither is he the worst either! My only complaint was how abruptly the story ended, that???s partly due to the writing, but the narrator didn???t modify his speed or cadence in which he was reading and basically ran the last sentence into the end credits!!

This story chronicles Thomas Argeneau finding his life-mate and their search to find the Argeneau???s missing matriarch, Aunt Marguerite, who at the end of book 5 decides to become a P.I. and flies off to Europe on a case (she goes missing at the end of book 6). The story includes the usual ???vampire-(a-la Ms. Sands style) boy-meets-mortal-girl-who-turns-out-to-be-his-life-mate-then-proceed-to-get-it-on??? but also includes a great mystery laced with some pretty intense nail-biting scenes. Thomas and his life-mate Inez (a Portuguese import to Brittan) are lead on a wild goose chase throughout the story, and although we are left (mostly) satisfied with Thomas and Inez???s joining, the story as I mentioned, ends quite suddenly with no resolve to Aunt Marguerite???s situation. It appears the next book in the series is all about Marguerite, but there should have been some wrap up to that effect at the close of this book IMHO, but as I???m thoroughly engrossed in this series, I plan to continue to find out what has happed to her.

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Thomas Finally Gets the Girl

Would you listen to Vampires Are Forever again? Why?

Yes, I would listen to Vampires Are Forever again because Thomas is one of my favorite characters in this series, and he finally meets his match!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Vampires Are Forever?

I loved it when Inez was so angry at Thomas for ignoring her at the airport that she was scolding him in Portuguese and in response, he drew her a bath and provided her with a hearty English breakfast to make up for the mistake.

What about Rick Robertson’s performance did you like?

I think Rick Robertson did a wonderful job! Certainly better than Victoria McGee, who breeds in very odd places, and is so breathy that there's rarely a motion in her reading. Mr. Robertson does not have this problem at all and he has a good sense of comedic timing as well.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes, this book made me laugh out loud more than once.

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Amsterdam, I'm on my way!

Where does Vampires Are Forever rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Fun stuff. I love a good romp through Europe.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Smart girls are cool, and the nice guy wins!

What about Rick Robertson’s performance did you like?

A good narrator is almost as important as a great story. And while l may overlook a weak story line ( which this is not) a bad narrator will have me pushing the return button as fast as you can say, really?

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Who makes up these lame questions?

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  • Michele
  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • 02-16-10

Love the book and the narrator's voice

This is probably my favourite Lynsay Sands book read so far!

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  • KIA
  • melbourne, Australia
  • 07-14-11

Really enjoyed

I've read some books by Sands and from her Argeneau series, I was a little dissapointed with this book from her series, but still enjoyed. Would have rathered seen Thomas with a more outgoing and fun female since his character come across like that when he is featured in the other books.

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  • Bob
  • Bexley North, Australia
  • 03-19-11

Horrible Narration

The story is probably good but thanks to the narration the heroine sounded like the mutant demon offspring of Lucille Ball and Ricky Ricardo. DREADFUL!

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Good Story & Great Narration

I enjoyed this story. It was serious story with an almost silly scene with Thomas drinking the wrong product, but it turned into not so much silliness as it was sexiness. Rick Robertson did a great job in the narration. His Portuguese accent was believable and his ability to narrate to the emotions in the book was very good. I always know when I am hearing a great narrator, when I don't focus so much on their reading and just fall into the story.

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  • layla
  • Chicago , IL, United States
  • 10-05-16

The worst book in this series

I was ready to love this book but NOPE. Thomas had been so fun in other books. It was very serious and left me with more questions than answers. Pass on reading this book.

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  • Rachel
  • MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, United States
  • 06-23-15

Sloppy storytelling

Probably the weakest in the series so far and the accents were weak. Marguerite's story would be much more interesting.