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The Vampire Next Door

Narrated by: Marina Barrett
Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
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Courtney Banks owns a failing book store, and her relationship with her girlfriend Mia is falling apart. Courtney doesn't even think she believes in love...that is, until she meets the vampire next door.

Valeria "Lare" Máille is a gorgeous scientist working on cutting-edge genetics. She also just happens to be a vampire, and Courtney's new neighbor. Sparks fly from the very first moment Courtney and Lare meet, and their attraction is undeniable. But in a world where vampires have just "come out" of hiding, tensions between humans and vampires are running high. When Lare's co-workers begin to go missing, it looks like foul play may put Lare in danger, too.

Will Courtney and Lare have a chance at love, or is the cost of falling for a vampire too high?

The Vampire Next Door is a light-hearted paranormal romance that will take you on a journey you'll never forget.

Written by wife-and-wife authors Natalie Vivien (known for her laugh-out-loud contemporary romances) and Bridget Essex (known for her vampires and werewolves in love), The Vampire Next Door is a marriage of humor, steamy romance, and a love story that's out of this world.

©2015 Bridget Essex and Natalie Vivien (P)2017 Bridget Essex and Natalie Vivien

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Love it

The story is adorable~

Maria Marquis narration is wonderful.

My only complain is audio corruption in chapter 2 and 3.

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  • Jann Her
  • 18-06-2017

Maria Marquis' narration is amazing!

Maria knows what's she doing as she bring out the characters and tells the stories. Love it. I wanted more!

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  • Megan A Field
  • 05-05-2017

really good

i really liked it, it definitely put a different spin on the whole vampire thing. and the characters were just cute

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  • Lizziedubya
  • 17-03-2019

As a lesbian I wanted to love it.

The writing style was great and got me hooked really quick. But the entire story was extremely boring. Next to nothing happened. There was nothing supernatural except maybe in the last half hour. The romance didn’t make a whole lot of sense. We didn’t get that much backstory on any one character. In six months if you asked me to list one detail about this story I will not be able to. No joke there was zero action until the very end. And they declared their love for each other after having like 5 polite conversations. I’m so disappointed :( the voices were spot on though.

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  • Derik
  • 09-07-2017

Maria Marquis! Vampire Romance! Yes Please!!!

5/5 stars This is one of the best Natalie Vivian/Bridget Essax novels and the narration by Maria Marquis omg her performance of Valeria is so good so sensual that it will melt you in all the right places. This audiobook is on par with Bridget Essex "Meeting Eternity Sullivan Vampires Volume 1 books 1-3" which is narrated by Lynn Devereux another Mistress of Sensuality.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 07-11-2019

can you love a vampire

In this witty and twist story of how to love and not be betrayed. I find this book voiced by M. Barrett brings to life an outstanding rendition of vampires.

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  • IM
  • 26-06-2019

Nice love story, with a twist

First time in my life that I listen to an anglophone reader doing a VERY NICE French accent. I am French. Some mistakes and the usual problem with the rendition of the French sound R but the reader does a great job: no caricature, right "foreign intonations".
Nice story about tolerance and falling in love.
Not too many "hot scenes" (I do not like them, I think being too literal makes things ridiculous), which is a plus. But a very fine way of describing a blooming love.
The "suspense" side" of the story is not bad. I like how the vampire theme stands for tolerance, but not in an over-simplistic way.
All in all, I obviously like this novel.

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  • Laura Straub
  • 29-04-2019

Amazing and sexy french accent, sweet love story

Marina Barrett, girl! Why are you not narrating every book on audible? I have listened to A LOT of audio books with some truly amazeballs narration and your delivery of this book blew my socks off. And that French accent? I am dead.

The love story is sweet with very low angst levels and a bit of action at the end. It has one scene in particular that was just very sweet and fun and had me grinning like an idiot.

I enjoyed this book. It's a no brainier if you have the romance package and even if I didn't I would definitely spend a credit on it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-11-2018

Wow!

Loved it! My only complaint is that it was too-too short! Great story, great chemistry between Courtney and Lare. Marina Barrett, the narrator, did an excellent job - the French accent, wow! :D

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  • DanaDiego
  • 19-09-2018

Breathing slowly

Over and over again I am finding myself breathing slowly and getting mesmerizingly lost as I listen. This is so nice... and I'm only up to the chapter about borrowed sugar and broken glass. Thank you Natalie, Bridget & Marina!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 24-08-2018

Soothing To Hear

The storyline, characters, and narration is wonderful. Marina Barrett has the perfect voice for the characters. I love to hear her French accent as Lare. Well done! Definitely, listen to this book again.