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One of the most popular role-playing properties in the world gets new life with this trio of horror novellas set in Vampire: The Masquerade's World of Darkness by three brilliant talents: Genevieve Gornichec, Cassandra Khaw, and Caitlin Starling

The subtle horror and infernal politics of the World of Darkness are shown in a new light in Vampire: The Masquerade: Walk Among Us, an audio-first collection of three novellas that show the terror, hunger, and power of the Kindred as you've never seen them before. 

In Genevieve Gornichec's A Sheep Among Wolves, performed by Erika Ishii, depression and radicalization go hand in hand as a young woman finds companionship in the darkness....

In Cassandra Khaw's Fine Print, performed by Neil Kaplan, an arrogant tech bro learns the importance of reading the fine print in the contract for immortality.... 

And in Caitlin Starling's The Land of Milk and Honey, performed by Xe Sands, ideals and ethics bump heads with appetite on a blood farm. 

Three very different stories from three amazing, distinct voices, but all with one thing in common: The hunger never stops, and for someone to experience power, many others are going to have to feel pain. 

©2020 Cassandra Khaw, Genevieve Gornichec, and Caitlin Starling (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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goose bumps

it was abit hard for me to follow or get into in the beginning because i found it hard to identify or relate to the characters but the second and specificly the ending of the third story gave me goose bumps the wide expressions and emotions of the characters was amazing and scary

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Great listen, if you know the setting.

This is a great trio of audio shortstories for those who enjoy the world of Vampire: The Masquerade, the performances are amazing, writing is equally so. The voices suit the characters and emphasis and emotion add fuel to the gritty story. Shocks and twists are aplenty. The only real critique I have is that these stories rely on understanding of the setting to hold their weight. I recommend investigating the lore/backstory of V:TM before listening to these as it will add a lot of missing information that isn't provided, or is glossed over for the sake of story (I appreciate this however, as trying to fit in these details would not make an exhilerating listen.)

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Good narrator's and good stories

The two first stories were great the last one got a little sloppy but all in all a good collectiom of short stories on the world of darkness univers. I wish they went a little deeper into said lore but still worth the listen.

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Absolutely love WoD

Best stories are 1 and 3, but they way 3 ends OMG, but audible needs more Vampire the Masquerade and World of Darkness books.

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Three Great Novellas Set in the VtM universe

Three very memorable novellas with wonderful performances and interesting stories following three different protagonists. The first one was not my taste as it follows a mortal, but it's still well written, well performed and keeps you engaged! Erika Ishii's performance is spot on, her acting makes the protagonist sound vulnerable and sympathetic. The second novella is performed by Neil Kaplan and he injects so much personality into the character of Duke. The story has a lot of black humour that is lightened by his performance, and keeps you engaged in a story about a mostly unsympathetic character. The third novella is my favourite of this trilogy! Xe Sands soft tone somehow bounces between empathy and ice queen and to the benefit of the story, which deals with particular heavy and dark themes on a blood farm posing as an 'artists commune'. I absolutely love this story and wish I could hear more about the protagonists life after the end of the story. Overall, I would love to read/listen to sequels of these novellas! They are all well written and interesting reads with multifaceted characters. Thank you for writing them! A definite must buy for VtM fans.

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Strong performances, but slightly cheesy stories

The performances are brilliant, and the stories are very enjoyable, with surprising twists and turns. Suitably dark for the World of Darkness. The stories have their cheesy moments, though - which can be more or less enjoyable depending on your tastes.

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Good (not great) for fans

The stories are decent mood pieces for fans of the roleplaying-game, but I’d wager they’re near inaccessible to those who aren’t. However, they’re all suffering from various degrees of predictability and anticlimaxes.

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  • Zombiebrains
  • 25-06-20

A peek behind the Masquerade

Very well performed and well written. I felt each story highlighted a different aspect of kindred existence with some fun twists along the way. Each story felt unique and varied in its prose while still compellingly entertaining. Is definitely worth a credit for anyone interested in the World of Darkness setting or just vampires in general.

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  • Amy M
  • 24-06-20

A strong trilogy for both new & old VtM fans

First things, these are World of Darkness stories so they are darker and more intense. If that's not your thing, just be warned especially the second and third stories. That being said as a fan of horror and the World of Darkness I felt all three stories were excellent. Each carried different tones of the World of Darkness. A Sheep Among Wolves was my personal favorite. It really resonated with me as a fan and a reader but all three were excellent. They found three superb VO's , all of whom I'd love to hear more from in the future. All in all, just a fantastic addition to my Audible library.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-08-20

Please skip it, boring

The ratings are way too high, 2 stars is more than enough, for the performance. The references, the writing and how long each is dragged do not deserve more than 2/5 stars. Too long and boring stories, all 3, especially the last one (which is 4 or 4.5 hours!). In one word, Book 1: Introvert, Book 2: Trapped and Book 3: Management. Yes, they have vampires, but thet are more boring than that colleague who everyone avoids talking to or your grandpa who goes so much into detail with his life stories that it makes you fall asleep. The first book was ok, the 2nd was worse (although the acting was better, more passionate) and the 3rd book is torture (small chapters, jumps from one thing to another and a 4h narration, instead if action). Unless you are a masochist or you care extremely little of books you listen to, this book is not for you. It was not for me.

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  • Sunny
  • 08-08-20

Not at all what I was expecting

I started this series in hopes that it would give me a better understanding of WoD but after finishing the entire recording, I understand little more of the WoD than I knew before I wasted 11+ hours of time.

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  • Gregg Anderson
  • 09-07-20

Very good but uneven.

Look, I love the World of Darkness table top Role Playing Games. I like the lore of the Vampires, their clans, and their power struggles. But it has a tendency to take itself WAY too seriously at times. Walk among Us falls into that trap somewhat but manages to get out and become entertaining overall. Walk Among Us isn't really filled with lore from the games likeI want from these spin off novels but it's understandable when they don't do that. This seems like a new start for the games spin off novels. It gives you enough to get interested in the world of darkness to hopefully go pick up a rule book and learn more... and really that makes sense with the first in a new line of books. The first tale is the best. Dealing with real mental illness and just giving you a taste of the deeper world of "The Masquerade". The second is far more like an episode of "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour" mashed up with "Tales from the Crypt" and deals with becoming a Vampire with a nice subtext of food allergies, over eating and over confidence. Though that being said the main character, who is supposed to be a savvy tech world businessman, is really stupid (almost a caraciture) which takes away from the story somewhat. The third is the weakest. It's frankly... boring. It does get interesting near the end but it's a long dry road of obvious sheep and wolf subtext that is so obvious I lost interest quickly. The narration is top notch, so despite the uneven stories these actors will pull you through if you lose interest at any point. And you may in the third story. So while I wanted a more pulpy world of Clan Wars and Vampire life this book was still well worth a credit, especially as it's the only "Vampire the Masquerade" available on Audible. with dozens of books available let's hope this changes soon.

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  • Jacob Kaplaniak
  • 21-07-20

3 interesting stories with 3 compelling characters

each character has a compelling story that makes you want to keep following them once its over

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  • Quirky Cat
  • 06-07-20

Back To The World We Love

Walk Among Us is a collection of three short stories based in the world of Vampire: The Masquerade. Since that is a roleplaying game I love/d, I'm thrilled to see the world being brought back to life here. These are three dark tales about the deadly and political nature of vampires. These are not the pretty or friendly vampires found in romance novels. No, these are the sort that are more likely to get you running, if you had the bad fortune to come across them. To my knowledge, this collection is an audible exclusive, at least for the moment. That means it'll only be available as an audiobook for now, but it's still absolutely worth the listen to. Especially if you're an avid fan of the franchise. Included in this collection are three tales. The first is titled A Sheep Among Wolves. Written by Genevieve Gornichec and narrated by Erika Ishii, it follows a young woman who found herself in a world beyond her imagination. Cassandra Khaw's Fine Print is next. Narrated by Neil Kaplan, this is a political story through and through, but not for the reasons you might imagine. It shows the darker side of making a deal. Last, there's The Land of Milk and Honey. Written by Caitlin Starling and narrated by Xe Sands, it follows a totally different perspective on vampire life – the concept of sustainable farming and everything it entails.

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  • 24-06-20

BOOK 2 STARTS OFF SO FREAKING FUNNY

I cant help but freak out laughing during the worst period start day and painful day as well and still it actually was UNBELIEVABLE haliourious in such s genius and appreciative way!!!

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  • Jason
  • 23-06-20

The Long Night, Full of Terrors

These stories focus on the personal horror of the setting and give three different perspectives of the Kindred. A must read for fans, new and old alike.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-06-20

Personal horror? Yes, please. VtM at it's best

A very personal trip into the World of Darkness setting. I missed the old place.

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