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Some people are born boring. Some live boring. Some even die boring. Fred managed to do all three, and when he woke up as a vampire, he did so as a boring one.

Timid, socially awkward, and plagued by self-esteem issues, Fred has never been the adventurous sort. One fateful night - different from the night he died, which was more inconvenient than fateful - Fred reconnects with an old friend at his high school reunion. This rekindled relationship sets off a chain of events thrusting him right into the chaos of the parahuman world: a world with chipper zombies, truck driver wereponies, maniacal necromancers, ancient dragons, and now one undead accountant trying his best to "survive". Because even after it's over, life can still be a downright bloody mess.

©2014 Drew Hayes (P)2015 Tantor

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fantastic series of short stories

love the idea, I was kind of sceptical going in now I really love it. will be recommending this one to mates

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OK

I was expecting a different approach, but ok book, I would still recommend it to someone.

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Vampire accountant need I say more?

Having prior 'read' NPC's by the same author I had high hopes going in and this did not fail those. The story is easy to pick up at any point in the series and is great right through. Portraying the main character, Fred is such a normal light while himself pointing out the obvious differnces feels fun and in good humour.

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Ok

It's ok, a bit predictable and repetitive
Only "strong" female Character has no real development and is just a "prize" for the main character and is only "strong" to make her a a better prize

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  • Cam
  • 15-05-2016

The funniest accountant ever written

Despite the title, this is a highly amusing little tale about 'Fred the Vampire', a rather unfortunate accountant who finds himself dealing with situations that he is rather less than thrilled or equipped to encounter. A delightfully funny and light-hearted story matched perfectly by Mr Heyborn's narration. Certainly one for the bookshelf.

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  • ubaidu
  • 08-08-2016

really very interesting

should be noted that this is a collection of short continuous stories which can get annoying since there are recaps at the beginning of each story once you get past that though what you have is an interesting, funny and charming story with lots of cool lore highly recommend

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  • Fire Horse
  • 28-07-2018

hope there are more of Fred's adventures.

A fun read. great for relaxing with. I hope there is more to come from this author.

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  • Ruth anderson
  • 25-01-2018

unexpected gem

slow going at first but great, action packed and full of fun and humour. would definitely recommend to sci go and comedy fans

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  • Gemma Cameron
  • 05-07-2018

Disappointing

Great story idea, but the telling is boring repeatative and a struggle to get through.

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  • Kevin Boone
  • 07-11-2017

A bit of harmless fun

I can't imagine it will win any major literary awards, but Fred the Vampire Accountant is a pleasant enough read/listen, so long as you aren't expecting Dickensian social commentary or even three-dimensional characters. Like NPCs, Fred frequently makes good-natured fun of people who play role-playing games but, unlike NPCs, Fred doesn't have the same philosophical insight. Although the book is a continuous narrative in one sense, it is divided into separate chapters that could almost stand alone. This leads to a certain amount of repetition.

Fred is competently read, although the voice of Fred because decreasingly nerdy over time -- I have no idea whether this is intentional or not.

Fred was worth spending a few hours, but I'm not sure I will be buying the other titles in the series.

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  • BJXRN
  • 22-06-2017

Very apt title

What did you like best about The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, the Vampire Accountant? What did you like least?

Best:* Good language* No crude humor or content* Interesting title.Least:* There is no overarching story. Just a set of disjointed episodes.* The "episodes" I find largely unengaging.* The title suits the book, I feel.

Would you ever listen to anything by Drew Hayes again?

No

What three words best describe Kirby Heyborne’s performance?

Matches the voice our mostly wimpy hero would have quite well.

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  • Michael
  • 23-04-2017

Fantastic

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Definitely, if they were into sci-fi/horror and comedy.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, the Vampire Accountant?

Without wanting to spoil anything.... would have to be the story where he takes down the necromancer cosplayer!

What does Kirby Heyborne bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Without trying too much (as in, overplaying it to the point of cringeworthiness), he clearly separated the characters' voices and emoted well.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, if I had the time!

Any additional comments?

Just an all-round meta-humorous take on the modern vampire story. Really funny in a dry way. Interesting characters and great world-building.

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  • Ian
  • 24-01-2017

Shaping up to be a Great series

Would you try another book written by Drew Hayes or narrated by Kirby Heyborne?

Yes, the writer is amazing. The stories are very indepth and makes you fall in love or hate with the characters (Based on multiple books not just this one)

Do you think The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, the Vampire Accountant needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Already has and hopefully it will be longer and not leaving you hanging too much

Any additional comments?

This book is a great start to the series, based on other books I felt that this was a longer book cut into chunks. Would have prefered id to had been longer the 8 Hours seems flow nicely but the end seems to be rushed where they cut it to make way for the new book

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  • Ran
  • 24-11-2017

Book resurrected my interest in Vampires

Not a big fan of Ann Rice vampires, even less of a fan of... those books who shall not be names. You know the ones... "Still a better love story then..."

This one is a breath of fresh air in a somewhat trope-overdosed genre. Would recommend to anyone with a sense of humor, there were a few moments in this that actually made me laugh out loud.

My only point of criticism is the somewhat frequent re-introduction after each case. I doubt any of the readers have such a low attention spam, so I find it very odd the author wrote it like that. Maybe it was supposed to be a collection of short stories originally... As you see, I am nitpicking, its THAT good. Buy it you stupid mortals!