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Vampire's Shade Collection

Series Box Set
Narrated by: Evelyn Marcail
Series: Vampire's Shade
Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
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Summary

Vivienne Neas' best-selling series, now bundled into a box set.

Book one

The shade a vampire has left in my family is still hunting me, making my life a restless chase.  

It's not only my job; I have a personal vendetta to carry out against vampires. They are the reason my sister is in a wheelchair and our mother is gone. And I'm not a forgiving girl.  

Vampires start integrating among humans, but even with laws adapting to the new society, many problems arise. I solve them. I kill problems.  

In the span of less than two weeks I manage to turn my entire world upside down.  

Book two 

I have managed to start a new life as instructor at the Martial Arts Academy in Westham.  

No more black leathers, no more silver bullets, only training clothes - or so I thought....  

A young woman arrives at the academy. She wants to be taught to kill vampires, and she wants me to teach her. But she doesn't know I'm half vampire; she doesn't know about my past. This would change the peaceful life I just achieved.  

Book three

In the middle of the night, I find Joel and my sister at my door: Our friend Carl is in jail in Fort Atkinson, accused of murdering a young vampire girl, and it's me who he wants to help him to get out clean. 

I don't mix up with police - you don't if you have a past like mine. But this time, my cop student offers to help me in Carl's investigation, and I desperately need his help. 

Book four

Two shadows in a dark alley: They look so alike they could easily be twins. I strain my senses, and I smell vampire. When I'm killing my mark, a deafening scream comes out of its mouth, so I wake up. I've been haunted far too long by this nightmare, and the job at the academy isn't helping me anymore.

There's a vampire with a long list of goons chasing after me, looking to avenge his brother's death.

I know this is no ordinary vampire: He's very powerful. His face has been haunting me every night; this time I'm scared, and I feel in real danger. I have a feeling this will be my time.

So I'm out on the street again, ready to fight, and this time, I'm the only one to blame. 

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  • bluepits73
  • @AudiobookObsession Houston, TX
  • 09-10-19

Great Box Set!

I think it was a good decision for the author to combine these into a box set, the stories almost seamlessly flow together as one and must be read consecutively in order to be understood. Having all 4 shorter stories combined into one makes this a better purchase. There are some things that could have been explained better, for example how Adele fell in love with Connor. One minute she is about to kill him, the next she can't kill him because she is in love with him but there was literally ZERO indication of even an insta-love situation, they had almost no interaction prior to her deciding she loved him. There needed to be a little depth to that situation. There were a good bit of areas that could have been expanded, however, when considering that these were written as short stories I'm willing to overlook that there isn't as much detail in some spots. Overall, I really liked the series (thus far?) as a whole and I enjoyed the author's style. Adele is the only character we really get to know intimately since everything is written from her point of view; she's a pretty cool chick.

The narrator gave an excellent and consistent performance throughout and I really enjoyed listening to her. I thought she was a good fit for Adele's as a character and represented her well. This was my first time listening to her and I'd definitely listen again.

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Worth a Read

While this is a 4 book series, I'm going to say it was a nice series to past the time. I wasn't in love with the main character. I'm not sure if it was the character herself or the narration. The narration wasn't the best, but I don't think it took anything away from the story. I did like every book not ending with a cliffhanger, which is easy to do with a series. Book 4 had a nice, satisfying conclusion.

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A new experience

This collection was a different type of vampire book that I'm use to. There was a change in the roll of the main character Adele from book one to book two. There was something missing in this series for me, not sure what it was but, I kept looking for it as listened. I still enjoyed the story, but I think the narration needed some work.

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Great collection

This collection was not the run of the mill vampire story. Each book carried on from the whole but had a different style of story. Vivienne Neas was a new author to me and I enjoyed her style very much. Evelyn Marcail narrated extremely well and her voice was easy to listen to, her verbal characterisation made it easy to differentiate between characters.

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Has potential but not for me

I had a hard time with this series. It just didn't quite click for me unfortunately. I felt like the characters need a little more development and there needed to be more world building to help get the me, the listener, into the story. The concept was good and it certainly has potential but it just wasn't there for me.

The narrator's performance was also not my personal style. Her voice is a bit too sing songy for my taste and she often spoke in a kind of disjointed manner instead of letting the sentences flow.

I hate not being able to give a great review but I always give an honest one.

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Trials and Tribulations of Adele

Audiobook Obsession review for Vampires Shade Series books 1-4 by Vivienne Neas and narrated by Evelyn Marcail.

Book 1- Adele struggles with her grief, regret, guilt, that turns to vengeance toward the death of her mother and disability of her sister. In doing so she finds herself and love.

Book 2- Adele in acceptance of her new existence wants and tries to start over, but loose ends and the vengeful daughter of a casualty from book 1 has Adele dealing with the consequence.

Book 3- Adele helps a fellow survivor and friend through a crime he has been framed for.

Book 4- Adele has to take action caused by the aftermath and a Brothers retaliation from book 3, and figure out where this is all going to impact her future.

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Ok

This book was okay I just thought it was a bit too long and didn’t end well but other than that it was a good book

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Vampire's Shade Book 1-4

Vampire’s Shade Collection by Vivienne Neas is a box set about a human-Vampire who has a personal vendetta to carry out against Vampires. Vivienne does recaps of previous stories in each book so I feel you could read them as standalone. But I would recommend reading them in order. I did like that each book did not end on a cliffhanger. The first book is the longest and the next three books are novella length. I think books 2-4 could have been better with more details. It feels like there is a big build up, but the story is just wrapped up. I liked that Vivienne ended the series with no lasting questions.

I listened to this book on audio narrated by Evelyn Marcail. Evelyn did a great job narrating. I really enjoyed the different character voices she uses. I look forward to listening to her future projects.

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Narrators need

decent story I think? put off with the narration. she sounds like a computer. High pitched and whiny with little inflection or modulation in tone, which misses the mark when trying to deliver humour, portray other characters or enjoy the descriptive scenes the author is trying to set. Cannot immerse myself in the story like I do when reading or when listening to a really good narrator.

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Addictive

The storyline can be addictive, the first book is the longest but you fly through it with all the action involved. There are no cliffhangers between books, so it’s easily stopped there for a listening break. I did enjoy the narrative by Evelyn, she did a great job with bring the story to life for you. And keeping the emotions appropriate to the scene.
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  • Megan Wells
  • 07-11-19

Decent series. Action packed

I have mixed feelings about this series. Parts of the stories were awesome and action packed and then others were extremely dull. Adele is a half vampire who starts off hunting vampires. I don’t want to give things away but her career path changes a bit and she does grow as a person. I feel like everything was wrapped up nicely. But I still felt bored throughout the series.

The narration was good. She did a great job changing her voice to give the characters a different voice. If you get the change to listen to it I highly recommend it.

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