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Summary

Sam Parker is a vampire with a gift so strong and substantial that she is invited to partake in a test for a place in the Grand High Master Vampire's private army. She finds that not only has the army never included a woman, but it has never included a Svente vampire; a breed that is regarded by the super strong Pagori breed and the hypnotically beautiful Keja breed to be too tame and human-like.

Most refuse to take her seriously, especially a Pagori commander named Jared who she craves in spite of herself. The Grand High Master, however, sees her potential and offers her the position of Jared's co-commander to help train the newest squad in time for the impending attack on his home. Sam has to demonstrate to Jared and the squad of chauvinists why it is incredibly foolish to underestimate a wilful, temperamental, borderline-homicidal Svente female.

©2012 Suzanne Wright (P)2018 Tantor

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  • Jan
  • United Kingdom
  • 11-06-18

Downfalls of multiple narrators

So disappointed with the narration. Justine Eyre uses BBC English but pronounces several words using American pronunciation. Also when Sam the heroine is being read by Justine Eyre she has a BBC English accent most of the time with occasional cockney , when P.J Ochlan is narrating Sam has a cockney accent. I think I will just read the hard copy.

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I loved it.

Fun to listen while driving to summerhouse for holiday. 2 storytellers were good thing. Clear english even for foregner.

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Amazing

Loved this book couldn’t stop listening love these characters very much Sam is amazing 👍x

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Here be Sexist Vampires

So pleased the is now availible on aubible, loved this series. Brilliant voices from Justine and P J. can't wait for thenext one.

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Loved it!

I have enjoyed everything I've read by this author and the two narrators do a good job with it. The usual feisty, strong heroine as in all Suzanne's stories with a wit that makes me laugh out loud.

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Loved it!

Can’t wait the next. Great story so much more in it than your usual vampire stories.

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Fabulous 😁

great from start to finish, funny, i laughed out loud alot. i would highly recommend it.

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Suzanne Wright has written another amazing series,

I have read almost every book that Suzanne Wright has written and as soon as is possible I have purchased her books in audiobook form. A mixture of her talented writing and well chosen voice actors who have a good range and pleasant voices have so far made me thoroughly enjoy every audiobook that I have.
Let’s talk characters. As with her other books, Here Be Sexist Vampires had a wealth of wonderful characters. We have our feisty, interesting, and beautiful leading lady, Sam and our stubborn, sexy but apparently sexist, leading man Jared. Then we have an absolute stellar cast of other personalities.

Sam is approached to leave her abusive sire and try out become a member of the Grand High Masters (vampire) army. Unusually Sam is a Sventé vampire, her type of vampire is generally considered to be the lowest on the totem pole and the type of breed that is tamest and appears more human, and of course she is a woman. Two things that are unheard of in the Grand High Masters army. Sam, along with a selection of other vamps try out to join the army. Unlike Sam the other vampires trying out are all male and either the Pagori breed that are regarded as super strong, or the hypnotically beautiful Keja breed.
Sam is mocked upon sight and as she makes it further and further through the trials the comments are nothing short of amazed that a female Sventé is triumphing as others fail. Despite her incredible talent and power Jared does not choose her to become a member of the army.

Luckily for Sam the Grand High Master sees her as having more potential that a soldier and makes her a Commander, tasked with working as a team with Jared to prepare the troops. Jared, predictably does not take this news well.

Sam is such a wonderfully feisty character who takes rubbish from no one and she regularly made me smile throughout the book. There are so many likeable, amusing, strong and interesting characters that I would be typing all day if I attempted to cover them all. The amazing thing is the the two voice actors that narrated this book were outstanding on all of those characters, managing to express so much personality and attitude. Justine Eyre, and P.J. Ochlan are the Female and Male voice actors narrating this book and they are incredibly skilled.

As soon as I finished this audiobook I came onto Audible and purchased the second audiobook in the Deep In Your Veins series and pre-ordered the third

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The Irony Isn't Lost On Me

I was expecting to go into this book and read from an annoyingly feminist perspective. I enjoy reading books written by people who think differently to me. I was shocked to read this book that contains the most misogynistic female main character, which is supposed to play this feminist icon. Sam says things like "I have more balls than you," and "you're dating a twig who doesn't even make up for it with boobs." Sam only befriends guys, while alienating and dismissing any female. Befriending men and only men is not an issue, for I only really have male friends. The issue is the way she looks at other females and does not engage with them in civil conversation; she always insults (directly or indirectly)

Also, the author uses the protagonist's sexual abuse story as a way to gain pity and glorify the abusive relationship she is about to enter into. The author uses rape as a plot driver, which is fundamentally wrong on many levels. One of them being that it glamorizes rape. Girls will read this and subconsciously think to themselves that rape or sexual abuse is the only way to progress socially in life.

In addition, the love interest is extremely misogynistic. Not misogynistic by modern standards--this would make even a Shakespearian audience wince. At the beginning of the book, he thinks that Sam will not pass the trials because she's the only female in history and because she is one of the weaker races of vampires. Although the view is bigoted, it's understandable. Competitive sports are usually separated by gender because males tend to have higher scores due to their larger muscle mass. Also, being of a weaker race puts Sam in a double disadvantage. Throughout the trials, the love interest belittles Sam and treats her as well as the dirt beneath his feet. At the end of the competition, Sam clearly shows that she is more than capable of the position offering (the trials are a test and whoever wins gets a job offering). The love interest ignores this completely, admits that he would have given her the position were she male. I understand this book is supposed to show character development of the love interest, but people can only change so much. I doubt that by the end of these book series he would have improved much, judging by the writing style. Another thing I forgot to mention above is that the love interest also views women as his own toy. He views them purely as sexual objects, which he may have gotten away with, were it not for his insufferable misogynistic attitude.

I also despised the portrayal of gay people in this book. We're introduced to a gay guy a couple of chapters in and he is a walking, talking stereotype. It's one thing making a gay guy feminine, a whole other thing making him into a cookie-cutter character. He is immediately shown as promiscuous and 'flamboyant.' This may just piss me off because I'm bi and sick of LGBT people being presented as these sex-crazed toys straight people use. You can also see that as soon as Sam sees him, she wants him to be her GBF, although, to the author's credit, does not say in those precise words. The concept behind a GBF is a form of mild homophobia because it portrays gay people as these fun toys to play with when you're bored of your straight friends.

A small pet peeve of mine also popped up in this book: inaccurate portrayal of English people. This was actually funny because English culture was so stereotyped and exaggerated; it was comical. All my English folk will understand what I mean!

Overall, I'd like to say that I do not think the author is sexist or homophobic but the way her characters behave can give that impression. I did not finish the book, so if anything in the review is wrong, forgive me, I just couldn't stand it. Finally, I apologize if I came across as ultra-feminist (corrupted meaning) it's just that this book was so undeniably sexist; I couldn't contain myself.

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a good read

I enjoyed listening to this book I really liked the strong female character an she stayed a strong character throughout would definitely recommend

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  • Sardine
  • 15-06-18

Here Be Feminists Who Hate Women

I read this ebook a few months back and liked it well enough but it did not withstand the test of a repeat experience. The Main character, Sam, sets herself up as some great bastion of feminine strength and idealism fighting the vampire patriarchy yet misses no opportunity to disparage the other women in the book. Nary a chapter goes by that she doesn't sneeringly compare herself to the hero's consort. The story had potential, but Sam's attitude toward other women killed it for me.

Justine Eyre's voice work was quite good. However, P.J. Ochlan should stay far, far away from any roles involving a British accent.

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  • B. Valdez
  • 10-06-18

Worth the Wait!!

I've been waiting for this story to become "Audible" since I first read this story on my Kindle several years ago (and I re-read too). Being American, I had some "editing" issues but the story was really interesting and a new twist on vampire "life." There are more stories with Sam and Jared that are totally worth reading and then waiting for the Audible version. Praise for whoever decided to use a male and female to read Sam's and Jared's parts, IT WAS PERFECT. So, Great Story (get a copy) and enjoy the trip to an island.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-06-18

So Happy!

True story! I emailed SW last yr asked if she was going to put this on audible and I was so surprised when she emailed back but unfortunately at the time the answer was no because of all the different accents. so imagine my surprise when I saw it finally was! almost fell out my seat! the performance wasn't great but it wasnt bad either. I was able to listen it. can't wait for the other's!

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  • A Jordan
  • 17-06-18

I don't find sexism to particularly a turn on.

In the end, Jared doesn't change. He's still a sexist, and his 'love' for Sam isn't based on respect, but lust. I find his character to be repulsive even, and no self-respecting woman like Sam would ever allow herself to be owned by a sexist butthole like Jared. I found the character development to be very weak and the final battle at the end was rushed. There were a couple more chapters of words that could have been included to really make the world and the characters better, but they were left out. The intimate scenes weren't very exciting, and Jared's disrespect for Sam is highlighted in these scenes. Overall, I thought this book was poirly written and instead of being lost in a romance, I was distracted by all the sexism taking place.

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  • GSKM in sc
  • 15-06-18

Beyond 10 stars

I read this years ago, fell in love with the book and then the series! I have since read all of Ms Wright’s books. But this series and this book is a favorite. Beyond thrilled to see the audible version. Can’t wait to see the rest. Please! I have listened to this more than 4 times since I got it and I have not gotten tired of it yet. Narration is excellent. All the right emotions are expressed. Thank you for the audible version. Please do the rest.

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  • Nikki Hughes
  • 02-07-18

Can’t get enough of Sam and Jared!

I’m a huge Suzanne Wright fan. I own all of her ebooks, a couple of paperbacks and quite a bit of audiobooks (Phoenix Pack and Mercury Pack).

I’ve been waiting a long time for Here Be Sexist Vampires to become an audiobook. It was the very first SW book I ever read so it holds a special place in my heart. I have to say, I wasn’t disappointed!! I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about two narrators since the books I listen to usually contain only one. But I love it! I love that Sam had her British accent and Jared had his American one. They really brought the characters to life!
I was so excited to have this book that I couldn’t even wait for a credit. I bought it straight out. I’m eagerly waiting for the next book to be released!! Though I’ve read them and know what happens, it’s like I’m experiencing them for the first time all over again! I love it!!

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  • Marie Hendrix
  • 27-06-18

terrible

I've never given a bad review before , this story was so bad I could not finish it.

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  • Shorty
  • 25-06-18

Male narrator just okay

The female narrator is enjoyable, but the male narrator is a little unemotional, and his attempt at female characters is between meh and painful.
The story was good. Looking forward to continuing with these characters.
This was a little tamer than most Suzanne Wright books, but only a little.
Love the training scenes with the squad. This world of vampires and their gifts leaves plenty of room for world and story building. Eager to see where it goes.

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  • Sue
  • 25-06-18

A little bit of both

I read this book ages ago, in fact I’ve read the whole series thus far - eagerly awaiting the next book. I had asked the author once if she had plans to make this series into audiobooks, and she said (at the time) that it would be too hard because it has A LOT of different characters and a few of them had different accents. Yeah, fast forward to this, and she was right.

Let me start by saying that it would be really hard for a narrator to do this book. I loved the way the female narrator brought Sam forward, as well as most of the male characters and big kudos on the accents. However, I absolutely HATED the way she did Fletcher. Now the male narrator did a great job too, but I HATED the way he did Sam. Trying to lighten his voice and adding a British accent was not working for him. I did really like the way he did Fletcher though. See - one narrator had him sounding like he was on a major sugar high, while the other was just normal.

Still, it’s a fantastic book, very well written, well performed by the narrators for the most part, I quite enjoyed it. I do hope the rest of the series ends up in audio as well.

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  • Jaqmac
  • 14-06-18

Finally!!

Suzanne Wright is one of my favorite authors. Her series are all fantastic and I eagerly await the release of each new title. I’ve read this book several times and was so excited when I saw it on Audible. I really enjoyed the narrators and the way they brought the story to life. I hope we don’t have to wait too long for the next story to be released.

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