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The Last Vampire: Book One

Narrated by: Gwendolyn Druyor
Series: The Last Vampire, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
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Summary

There’s a smokin’ hot dead guy locked in my garden shed. That part’s bad enough. But now, he’s trying to get out.

Growing up, my father always told me that I’d come to a bad end, just like my mom did when I was a kid. Hearing that kind of stuff when you’re little eventually gets to a girl, but I can’t say I ever expected my "bad end" to involve an angry vampire with a severe case of iron deficiency and a panty-melting English accent.

Maybe I shouldn’t be surprised. Ever since my mother was assassinated, I’ve felt like there was something vast and frightening hidden beneath the fabric of the world - something none of us are supposed to know about.

So far, finding out I was right hasn’t been nearly as satisfying as I’d hoped. I guess the trick will be staying alive long enough to shout, "I told you so" from the rooftops.

But before I can do that, I really need to figure out if the vampire who just bit me is one of the good guys or not.

The Last Vampire is a steamy, new urban fantasy romance series from USA Today best-selling author R. A. Steffan and Jaelynn Woolf, co-authors of the Circle of Blood saga. 

Download book one today, and enter a world shared by humans, fae, demons, and one very reluctant vampire. It’s a place where the supernatural threatens the mundane, nothing is as it seems, and love will either be the world’s downfall - or its salvation.

©2018 R. A. Steffan (P)2018 R. A. Steffan

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The book is great but

I love the book but I am struggling to listen that painful reading. I wish there is option to choose from more narrators

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Excellent!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

Excellent story and characters although I reserve the right to hate Caspian 😂 he’s an arse as Rans would say.
Gwendolyn Druyor is a really good narrator and her English accent is perfect.

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A bit slow

I liked the book but found my attention wandering in parts. I think it could have been condensed or more action put into it. The narration was ok but I found her voice a bit grating in parts.

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Not your average vampire story

This is a new take on vampires. Forget about Buffy, this is about a succubus - who doesn’t know what she is - and a vampire. This leads to encounters with other fee beings and a whole world of trouble for our heroine.

The characters are believable, the sex is hot and the story moves at a fast pace to the cliffhanger at the end.

Can’t wait to hear the next instalment.

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Love it

This is my second series from the author really enjoyed it can’t wait to hear more about the characters

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  • Rebecca
  • 11-02-19

Don’t waste a credit

Narration awful, her voice is whiney and she makes the main character sound like an annoying teenager. The inflection of her voice stays the same for all characters.
Story so uninspiring my mind kept wandering whilst I was supposedly listening to it.
I couldn’t even finish it, it’s an hour of my life I’ll never get back.

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  • FunMommy3
  • 28-01-19

Entertaining story, Pitiful heroine, whiny narrator

Hard to listen too for more than 20 minutes at a time. The narrator sounded shaky-voiced, pitiful and like she was about to cry. It really ruined the book for me and won’t be reading the 2nd book through audio with this narrator.
I was also somewhat disappointed in the main female character. Especially after reading such great reviews of people loving her. She was very whiny and full of self-pity. She shows some moments of strong character, but lacking for me.
The storyline was pretty good and entertaining. I would have enjoyed it more reading it rather than audio.

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  • Littlebubbles
  • 14-05-19

decent book!!

I didnt' expect much out of this book, but it ended up not being bad once you got into it. I recommend!

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  • Mandy Buffington
  • 03-04-19

Amazing

I was given this book for free at my request but the opinion is of my own. Dead guy appears in your shied and soon after your world is turned upside down. Some are trying to make you look bad while others are a surprise help. What if vampires and other creatures were real and you find you were one of them? With people after and many quests this tale takes you on a tale with awesome characters and great story.

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  • Sairaika
  • 18-12-18

A fantastic read!

There’s a smokin’ hot dead guy locked in my garden shed. That part’s bad enough. But now, he’s trying to get out.

What a lovely start to this series! So enjoyable and incredible.

Wonderfully written. Entertaining. Great story. Lovable characters.

Eagerly awaiting for more!

Perfect for paranormal/urban fantasy romances.

Lovely narration. Great voice for these characters.

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  • barbara duell
  • 09-01-20

love it

I loved everything about this book i will be reading all of them in this SERIES

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  • Traci
  • 07-12-19

Unsure...

This book leaves room for potential fail or goodness for the rest of the series.. I will go on to book two in series to see how it goes. At this time the book is slow yet all over the place. It is possible that this book is all ground work.

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  • Louise Ann Benjamin
  • 04-11-19

MY IQ dropped while listening

The scratchy voice of the narrator put me off my feed. I was eating supper while trying to listen. Even the best headphones I can afford could not compensate for her voice.

The story was weak to begin with. Add the narrator, and my IQ began dropping word by mind numbing word.

Regret is mine. and I will now dump the rest of my supper in the trash. YouTube is more entertaining than this.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-10-19

The narrator’s voice ruined it for me

The story seemed interesting, but the narrator’s constantly shaking/trembling voice got on my nerves. I couldn’t finish the story.

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  • Ttly Addicted 2 Reading
  • 03-08-19

The Last Vampire

The Last Vampire, Book 1 is the start of a potentially good series.

The story began on an interesting note. I met a 26-year-old Zorah Bright who found herself plunged into the supernatural world when she encountered Rans, a vampire in her garden shed. My interest was further piqued when the said vampire’s attempt to glamour her failed. She remembered every detail of the encounter. Just when she thought things could get no worse, she lost her job, and the police is looking to arrest her. Then she discovers she is succubus hybrid i.e. half human, half succubus. How much more can she handle?

Now I went into the story expecting to be reading about a vampire. Who wouldn’t, given the title of the book? A vampire made an appearance, however the focus of the story was on Zorah. I found her to be an interesting character, although sometimes I found her actions annoying. I learnt that Rans is a centuries old vampire and the last of his kind. He also took it up on himself to be Zorah’s protector. However, I wished the authors had provided more about him, so I could understand what drove him.

Zorah and Rans had lots of chemistry. I sensed instantly that they would share intimate moments.

The secondary characters are an interesting bunch. I am curious to learn more about them, especially Zorah’s father.

The authors went into so many details, which led to the story moving at a slow pace. Despite the slowness, I found the storyline interesting. I was curious to know how the events would unfold.

Given the circumstances, I was happy that romance was not the focal point of the story. There were some passionate moments, but it did not take over the story. I thought this aspect was well done, and fitted the story perfectly.

Everything was going so well until that cliffhanger of an ending, which left me with so many unanswered questions.

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I am not a big fan of the narrator. Her male voices were ok, but she made the heroine sound like a whining and bratty teenager.

Conclusion/Recommendation
Overall, not a bad story. I will read the next book as I need answers, but I am not sure if I will continue with the audio version.