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The Vampire Knitting Club

Vampire Knitting Club Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Sarah Zimmerman
Series: Vampire Knitting Club, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
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Summary

At a crossroads between a cringe-worthy past (Todd the Toad) and an uncertain future (she's not exactly homeless, but it's close), Lucy Swift travels to Oxford to visit her grandmother. With Gran's undying love to count on and Cardinal Woolsey's, Gran's knitting shop, to keep her busy, Lucy can catch her breath and figure out what she's going to do.  

Except it turns out that Gran is the undying. Or at least, the undead. But there's a death certificate. And a will, leaving the knitting shop to Lucy. And a lot of people going in and out who never use the door - including Gran, who is just as loving as ever, and prone to knitting sweaters at warp speed, late at night. What exactly is going on?  

When Lucy discovers that Gran did not die peacefully in her sleep, but was murdered, she has to bring the killer to justice without tipping off the law that there's no body in the grave. Between a hot 500-year-old vampire and a dishy detective inspector, both of whom always seem to be there for her, Lucy finds her life getting more complicated than a triple cable cardigan. The only one who seems to know what's going on is her cat...or is it...her familiar?

©2018 Nancy Warren (P)2019 Tantor

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Vampires witches and knitting

I loved this book. I have been crocheting for just over two years. I love vampire books and witch books and when I found this book about all three I was hooked! Pun intended lol! It’s very light hearted story that i feel I can relate to, I love all the different characters and can images the wool shop in my head. I can’t wait to listen to book 2!!

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good

Light hearted, enjoyable story. Plenty of entertaining moments, okay dialog, excellent descriptions. The magic is cool.

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  • AZ
  • 21-04-20

Entertaining Cosy Mystery

If you enjoy books by Deborah Harkness and Sam Short this may well be right up your street. It's got definite flavours of 'A Discovery of Witches' about it with Oxford, witches and an enigmatic vampire who lives in a manor in Woodstock. The Vampire Knitting Club fits more snugly in the cosy crime and fantasy genres though. As the title suggests, the books are full of gentle humour, interesting characters and details that draw you into the story. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone looking for a steamy listen. Though our main character does have romantic interests they are of the slow burn kind and the whole story does not depend on them. The narration could have been better if Sarah Zimmerman had been able to master British accents. Though her story-telling tone was excellent and she fit the protagonist well, the voices she gave her English characters were often jarring. Most of the characters are English so this did sadly lessen my enjoyment of the book. In spite of this, I've listened to all the books available in this series which is a recommendation in itself. Despite various twists and turns, aspects of Nancy Warren's plots are (comfortably) predictable. The fact her mysteries remain quite addictive is testament to her story-telling skill.

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Loved

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. can't wait to read the next one in the series. wonderful.

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Vampires who knit, oh my!

I loved this book, it had an intriguing plot, engaging characters and excellent narration. All rolled into a great package certain to keep listeners up all night. There is something for everyone. Murder, mystery and magical Mayhem featuring Vampires who knit including one serious hottie and a witch who doesn't believe in witchcraft. Can't wait to find out what happens next. Roll on the next book.

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A pleasant enough listen...

Nice gentle 'murder' story that is pleasant, non violent (honestly) and I can recommend as a 'cozy mystery'. Knitting has little to do with it really except for the location - a knitting club in a wool shop. Nicely paced and the narrator is just right. Not sure I will buy the next in the series as it might be a little too cozy but it was definately worth a punt.

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Delightful in so many ways,

Delicious in so many ways. combining the dark with humor and crazy enjoyment. Although the quality of writing, characterisation and plot goes up and down a little, on the whole this was thoroughly entertaining and had some quite gripping moments. I'd recommend this.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-06-19

loved it!

thoroughly loved this book. can't wait for next one! plus I really enjoyed the narrator.

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  • Wynne
  • 18-02-20

Slow Start But Great First to Supernatural Series

This took me some time to get into the story is slow to boil but I was very impressed with the detail and immersion I felt by the end. The world that the main character is being drawn into feels very well developed and hints of different communities of supernatural that make an easy to build on series. I myself knit and crochet so this was a fun addition and unlike other cozies that use certain occupations as backdrop (bakery, bookstore, coffee shop) this doesn't feel like an accessory but a real part of the characters life integrating daily tasks to the story without it bogging things down. Overall this doesn't have the fast action pace of some cozies but I still found it enjoyable. There are twists and turns and fun pieces of magic mixed throughout and already some set ups for the main character struggling to straddle two worlds magic and normal. There is only the very hints of a beginning of some romantic interests but those are very, very background. The narrator did a fantastic job with the different voices and really brought out the different characters. Overall, I was surprised by the end I was already looking to find the second volume and hope it builds on what this has begun.

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  • Leona Kealty
  • 08-07-19

I’m Hooked!

Absolutely delightful, magical story. Beautifully read and I am hooked. On to book number two!

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  • Debbie Lacey
  • 13-06-19

LOOKING FOR A NEW PARANORMAL COZY

LOOK NO FURTHER. THE VAMPIRE KNITTING CLUB SERIES IS THE ONE. THE STORYLINE HAS SOME UNIQUE TWISTS. I LOVE THE CHARACTERS ALREADY, BUT THERE IS SO MUCH POTENTIAL FOR STILL MORE. FOR THOSE OF US WHO CARE, THE BOOK IS FAMILY FRIENDLY. I CAN LISTEN TO IT WITH KIDS IN THE CAR. AND LAST, BUT DEFINITELY NOT LEAST, THE READER IS SUPERB. AUDIBLE, PLEASE OFFER MORE SOON!

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  • jean
  • 11-06-19

great book

I enjoyed the book and really got into the audio book. The reader Sarah Zimmerman did an outstanding job. Looking forward to more audio books.

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  • Vister
  • 12-06-19

Loved it! Can’t wait till next installment!!

What was not to love?? England, witches, vampires, and a mystery! My favorite things!!! Maybe it’s time I take up knitting!

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  • Beatrice
  • 01-04-20

Entertaining surprise

The Vampire Knitting Club is an entertaining surprise. I pre judged this book because I thought the concept silly, but, I was very wrong. The mystery is well developed with engaging characters and an interesting plot. I found myself sucked in to the story and listened to it in one sitting. When I was finished, I bought the next book. Sarah Zimmerman does a very good job as narrator. She gives the characters different voices and is very good with accents. I strongly recommend this book.

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  • Shana M Decker
  • 01-03-20

Cute, but lacks depth. Performance keeps attn.

I finished it fast. the performance was excellent, and that kept my attention. I liked the story premise, but it was just a bit flat and underdeveloped for my taste. hence the 3 stars. maybe the sequels will provide that depth of character that I would like.

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  • olivia rule
  • 08-02-20

perfect for a knit night with the cat!

it was cute and fun, just what a winter night needs. I finished a hat!

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  • Sandi Robinson
  • 28-11-19

How Delightful!

The Vampire Knitting Club was a throughly enjoyable story and was performed delightfully. Anyone in need of an entertaining read or a change of pace should listen to this audiobook.

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