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Summary

Police procedurals go supernatural in this gritty urban fantasy debut by Michael F. Haspil in Graveyard Shift.

Alex Menkaure, former pharaoh and mummy, and his vampire partner, Marcus, born in ancient Rome, are vice cops in a special Miami police unit. They fight to keep the streets safe from criminal vampires, shape-shifters, bootleg blood dealers, and anti-vampire vigilantes.

When poisoned artificial blood drives vampires to murder, the city threatens to tear itself apart. Only an unlikely alliance with former opponents can give Alex and Marcus a fighting chance against an ancient vampire conspiracy.

If they succeed, they'll be pariahs, hunted by everyone. If they fail, the result will be a race war bloodier than any the world has ever seen.

©2017 Michael F. Haspil (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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“Gritty urban fantasy and hard-boiled noir packed into a hand grenade of awesome!” (Mario Acevedo, author of Werewolf Smackdown)

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  • Dave
  • 28-07-17

Can't wait for the sequel!

If you could sum up Graveyard Shift in three words, what would they be?

Vampires are back

What other book might you compare Graveyard Shift to and why?

For some reason, the good episodes of Supernatural

Which scene was your favorite?

Without any spoilers, I liked the part back in history. Hopefully there is more on this in future books.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The book was very graphic all the way through.

Any additional comments?

Listen to it on Audible. The narrator does a fantastic job. It's like this book was written for him. Thoroughly enjoyed the book overall. Great storyline,characters and Haspil did a fantastic job creating a world for them. Can't wait for the sequel!

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  • Anne
  • 23-03-18

Vampires and humans living in harmony?

Not quite!
This was a fun, easy listen police procedural with vampires, werewolves with a reincarnated mummy as the lead detective.
Lots of blood, gore, some gratuitous and graphic sex.
What was disappointing was the character development and back stories were lacking, just a taste of who these ancients were.
I hope the writer will continue the story and show us the history.
Excellent narration by Michael Kramer.

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  • spencer
  • 06-08-17

mummy's and vampires OOHH MYYY

Where does Graveyard Shift rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

10 for 10 would listen again

What was one of the most memorable moments of Graveyard Shift?

Menkaure healing up and finding the roman gladius for tag team combo against the lich king !

Have you listened to any of Michael Kramer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

usually i hear Micheal Kramer in high fantasy settings. it was GREAT to hear him heading into dark urban themes.

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

i was asked 3 different times on the work site .. why are you laughing so hard !

Any additional comments?

Do yourself a favor and read\ listen to this book !

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Lisa
  • 26-07-17

an original take on Vampires

with as many vampire stories it is difficult to come up with something that hasn't been done to death. Haspil has a amazing amount of talent.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-01-18

This novel rips

Fantastic narration. A truly unique story with lots of intrigue. For some reason my mind started thinking about the story arc being like a narrative dungeons and dragons game but set in the modern day. I hope it becomes a series

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  • Greg Evans
  • 19-06-18

Must listen

Haspil and Kramer are a great combination. I can’t imagine another voice for theses dynamic characters. I want to hear more. Bring on the Umbra series!

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  • Eveline
  • 01-06-18

I don't get it

This book is so disappointing, because the premise is there. It sounds like a winner, but it just isn't. This is the second credit I have wasted on a lame book in a matter of days. I am five hours in and I don't think I can take another five. It is just not worth my time.
First of all, there are scenes in this book that should be exciting, but they just aren't. The narrator is spotty, he does some voices well and some he doesn't at all. It is almost comical. I can't tell you how many times I had to rewind, cause the book just couldn't hold my attention and at this point - five hours in - I don't care about any of the characters. It is a mystery to me, where all these good reviews come from.

This is a no for me dawg, let's hope I am luckier in my next pick, as this is depressing.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 03-05-18

Impressions

I really enjoyed this story. Kramer’s reading was great and really sold the gritty nature of Detective Alex. The end felt rushed, but otherwise the story was highly entertaining. I’m looking forward to sequels.

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  • David W Cochrane
  • 28-04-18

Confusing

The story started out great. One could differentiate between characters. But later on it became more difficult when the two detectives were speaking. Then in the middle of somthing we ended up with a few other people where some of them sounded like one of the detectives.

I got a good deal on this. Perhaps I will give it another go. It is a good premise and started out great.

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  • Linda
  • 19-04-18

Looking for something outside my usual...

This listen was okay for me, definitely outside my usual listens but the story just didn't draw me in. I need a lot more story regarding the beginnings of the two main characters...a vampire and a mummy. Different and a relisten may change my mind.