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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (8,358 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kelley Armstrong Narrator: Luke Daniels, Teri Clark Linden Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2010 ISBN:
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You're invited to a celebration of vampires by a baker's dozen of favorite authors. Sink your teeth into 13 stories, each one a fresh and unique take on the concept of what birthdays mean to the undead.

In New York Times best-selling author Charlaine Harris's Dracula Night, Sookie Stackhouse is the only human at the annual commemoration of Dracula's birth. But this year, the Prince of Darkness actually shows up - and finds Sookie a tasty-looking present.

New York Times best-selling author Jim Butcher's crime-solving wizard Harry Dresden, of the Dresden Files novels, heads to a role-playing party to give his vampire brother a birthday present in It's My Birthday, Too, only to discover there are some bloodthirsty party crashers who don't share their brotherly love.

In Twilight, Cassandra DuCharme, from New York Times best-selling author Kelley Armstrong's Dime Store Magic, knows she has to kill to live as a vampire another year - but finds herself disturbingly disinterested in the hunt.

National best-selling author P. N. Elrod's hardboiled vampire PI Jack Fleming, from The Vampire Files, infiltrates a suspicious séance on the eve of the dearly departed's birthday in Grave-Robbed.

And in award-winning author Toni L. P. Kelner's How Stella Got Her Grave Back, vampires become amateur sleuths (with breaks for feeding) to solve the murder of a Jane Doe.

Suspenseful, surprising, sometimes dark, sometimes humorous - these and eight more frighteningly original stories will ensure you'll never think of vampires or birthdays quite the same again.

The list of authors also includes Jeanne C. Stein, Rachel Caine, Tanya Huff, Carolyn Haines, Christopher Golden, Bill Crider, Tate Hallaway, and Elaine Viets. This anthology was edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Celestthebest | 2/8/2014

    " only about two of the shorts were good - really surprised by this "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimberli Francis | 1/26/2014

    " I kinda fell out of love with vampires a while back, however a friend lent this to me so I figured I'd give it a chance. I didn't read all the stories but I did enjoy what I read and made me want to read books by some of the authors I didn't already know. It's mostly a book of fluff which made it a simple and fast read "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicole Whalen | 1/26/2014

    " Didn't care for the other authors besides Charlaine Harris. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christian | 1/23/2014

    " Note: rating is only for the Harry Dresden short story, did not read the rest of the book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jesse | 1/21/2014

    " This review is only for "Twilight" by Kelley Armstrong. I feel like I've read this one before. Perhaps is was available on the author's website or in another anthology. Or maybe I just forgot I'd already read this one! It's nice to read from a vampire's point-of-view since it is one of the creatures never featured as a main character in The Women of the Otherworld series. The description of Cassandra's lethargy was so accurate it was making me exhausted just thinking about getting up off the couch! I enjoyed the relationship between Cass and Aaron, but found myself wishing for just a little more. :) I'm glad for the new knowledge of the inner-workings of vampire "life" and how it is earned. Another good foray in the series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deborah | 1/6/2014

    " Read Jim's story only. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christa | 1/5/2014

    " I do enjoy urban fantasy novels and stories, but get frustrated with the language and sex. There were several stories in this compilation that I enjoyed and I have found a few new authors to try out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathryn | 1/1/2014

    " Rating only for the Sookie story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christina | 11/20/2013

    " This was given to me as a birthday present and I loved it. The stories by my favorite authors was awesome to read. Didn't put it down till I finished all the stories I wanted to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marea | 11/12/2013

    " I'm loving the quick Sookie fix I got in this one and there are some other really great short stories in this so far. Recommended! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katy Shover | 10/10/2013

    " I love the Harris/Kellner team ups! One, I usually get a new Sookie short story and two, I get turned on to new authors. And I love the themes. It's interesting to see what the authors come up with, and how they are all different. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James Howald | 10/4/2013

    " I got this one for the Kelley Armstrong "Twilight" story, but there were some other interesting ones as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 9/29/2013

    " I liked this enough to immediately start reading the next in the "series." The stories with characters I was already familiar with were worth the whole book and some of the other stories were pretty good as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brook | 8/30/2013

    " this was a pretty good mix of short stories... there were a few that i wished were longer and a few authors i will definitely be checking out! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kimberly Greener | 4/2/2013

    " A very boring book. Only bought it to read the charlene Harris short story. I could barely keep my eyes open for the rest. Very disappointing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 CJ - Secret Charm | 2/22/2013

    " Got me hooked into a lot of good writers :) Great read for the winter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 NisyKitty VA | 1/25/2013

    " Rachel Caine's Morganville story was great. I finally found out how Eve got to live with Michael. Charlaine Harris Sookie story, not so much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nikki | 10/31/2012

    " A very enjoyable anthology built around the twin themes of vampires and birthdays. The stories range from comedy to romance to tragedy and all are well done in their own different ways. Recommended, if this is the kind of thing you like, you will like this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 V-anity Delacroix | 1/28/2012

    " Dracula Night by Charlaine Harris "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meredith | 10/24/2011

    " This was a good book as it introduced me to some new authors--including one vampire series that is by an author I knew little about, who practically lives in my own backyard! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katherine | 9/4/2011

    " An anthology of Vampire short stories. Some were better than others. Sookie Stackhouse story was good. Some new authors I haven't read before that I will check in to, specifcally Tanya Huff and P.N. Elrod. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristina Hoerner | 7/7/2011

    " Though I'm not a fan of short stories, I thought these were better than most. The only disappointment was the Sookie story which was the Dracula's birthday one featured in another book. These stories all involved vampires and birthdays. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lee | 5/26/2011

    " The story that I came away from this book remembering was Carolyn Haines because she usually does mystery, yet here was a perfect short vampire tale about love and loss...it's what got me reading Carolyn, as a matter of fact! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lissa | 4/28/2011

    " Fun short stories staring some of our favorite characters. Very entertaining.
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Baneen | 4/20/2011

    " It was.................okay. I guess I don't like short stories very much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber | 4/11/2011

    " After a spate of disappointing anthologies, I wasn't expecting much from this one, but there were some real gems in here, not just romance stories. There were stories of loss and humor as well as the stories you would expect. I really enjoyed this one. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Marilyn | 4/7/2011

    " This was a disappointment after reading the True Blood series, "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 3/27/2011

    " Some good; some not so good, as always with anthologies. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 2/1/2011

    " Ok i would read it again. some stories are kinda sad. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angel | 1/24/2011

    " • “Twilight,” by Kelley Armstrong [narrator: Cassandra] "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 1/12/2011

    " Very entertaining and a great assortment of approaches for the same topic. There were only a few stories written more for the youth, otherwise I was pleased. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/12/2011

    " great short stories, offers chance to discover other authors with similar talents. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicole | 1/11/2011

    " Didn't care for the other authors besides Charlaine Harris. "

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About the Author
Author Kelley Armstrong

Kelley Armstrong has been telling stories since before she could write. Her earliest written efforts were disastrous. If asked for a story about girls and dolls, hers would invariably feature undead girls and evil dolls, much to her teachers’ dismay. All efforts to make her produce “normal” stories failed. Today, she continues to spin tales of ghosts, demons, and werewolves, while safely locked away in her basement writing dungeon. She is the author of the Darkest Powers young adult urban fantasy trilogy, the Women of the Otherworld paranormal suspense series, and the Nadia Stafford crime series. She lives in southwestern Ontario, Canada, with her husband, kids, and far too many pets.