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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (332 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen Leather Narrator: James Langton Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2012 ISBN: 9781455871711
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As a psychologist for the Los Angeles police department, Jamie Beaverbrook has seen it all. Or so he thinks until the night a full moon brings out the crazies, including Terry Ferriman. Trouble is, Terry isn’t exactly crazy. But how else can the police explain finding the girl in an alley off Sunset, crouched over a man’s lifeless body, her mouth smeared with blood? After an interview that is unsettling at best, the good doctor decides to dig deeper into Terry’s story. What he discovers is that a world he previously imagined to exist only in horror movies is actually flourishing in the shadows of L.A. Vampires are real, walking among — and feeding on — humans every day. Beaverbrook knows he should be frightened, but his fascination with Terry is all-consuming. And when he realizes that a shadowy government organization has captured several vampires, including Terry, Beaverbrook must decide just whose side he is on… Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tammy Powers schneider | 1/24/2014

    " Not the best read, but kept my interest. I would recommend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lara | 1/22/2014

    " The book was good until the ending. Just didn't tie everything up at the end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erssie | 1/21/2014

    " Promising start, Gothic atmosphere.....but then really disappointing end, like a rushed school essay....it never really got close to the essence of the characters at all and seemed like an exercise in writing in a Gothic style and cashing in on the vampire trend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vannessa | 1/20/2014

    " I liked this book despite some of its spelling errors! (I'm a grammar nerd!). I really liked the way the story was told from the psychologist's point of view and this was a different take on "vampires", although there wasn't much vampire action as it were. I would LOVE to have a library like Terry's in my house! Not a bad book overall for 72p! Well worth a quick read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 SJ | 1/18/2014

    " Um. Okay. I'm not really sure what to say about this book. It was cheapo on Kindle, and I do like me a bit of silly vampire fiction now and again. Mindless was on the menu and that's...pretty well what I got. This book would probably make a pretty decent short story. But in a novel format, it just didn't work. The descriptions of certain areas were just so freaking tedious. Pages and pages of description of a Rocky Horror Picture Show first experience, for example. It made for an amusing twist, but one that went on for far too long. This author might be able to write something meatier with a good editor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 1/17/2014

    " Really enjoyed this book, admitedly it was not as dark or as good as 'The Basement' but it was a very enjoyable read all the same with a nice twisting plot right up to the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jack | 1/10/2014

    " Criminal psychologist meets his most unusual subject yet and is fascinated by her. I liked the ending. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gordon | 1/2/2014

    " I've read worse, but it begins in a promising way and ends making me wonder why Leather didn't make a diagram of his plot. You should know where you're going. Beyond saying Once upon a time it was a dark and stormy night. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amk256 | 12/2/2013

    " Really enjoyed reading this book. Interesting way of looking at a vampire! However all of a sudden it ended as if the writer had got tired of it and it was a shame because there felt like there could have been more. Nonetheless an easy read! A x "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 11/22/2013

    " A brilliant read from Stephen Leather, love this author's work "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darren Keighley | 11/15/2013

    " Caught my attention from the start & I was even reading it in work, good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Faye Marshall | 5/27/2013

    " Although this was quite gripping to start off with, the ending left me feeling a little disappointed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shirley Wells | 5/15/2013

    " I'm not a great fan of vampires in fiction but I quite enjoyed Stephen Leather's take on these creatures of the night. A - for the most part - fast paced story that I enjoyed. What put me off was the typos/errors in the Kindle edition. Well worth a read though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellen | 5/4/2013

    " Another wonderfully fascinating story told by a master storyteller. Captivating from page one right through to the end. An easy read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Serita Fowler | 4/17/2013

    " I couldn't get into it, so I didn't actually finish it. I'm really glad I borrowed it and didn't pay for it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rochelle Hart | 3/16/2013

    " It wasn't what I expected, but it was good. Although I'm not terribly sure about the end... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Titus Hjelm | 2/18/2013

    " Good writing this is not. In fact, I'd recommend reading a fiction writing guide and then this. You'll understand what I mean. But, any vampire book--even a very predictable one--that is not a teeny romance deserves a star. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Valerie | 11/29/2012

    " Would like to give it 3.5. Interesting twist on vampires. Story dragged in a few places but overall a great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dreaca | 10/27/2012

    " Really good book keeps your attention highly recommended.. Something Id read again "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 5/26/2012

    " It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't great. Good enough for me to finish only to be disappointed by the ending. I figure if I've worked my way through it there should be some sort of closure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 5/11/2012

    " Didnt see the ending coming at all. Always a good sign for me. Not to say I liked the ending though! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 4/29/2012

    " Loved This book a definite re read :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 April Robbins | 2/13/2012

    " The story was great all the way up to the end. Wish he didn't leave it hanging like that. "

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About the Author
Author Stephen Leather

Stephen Leather was a journalist for more than ten years on newspapers such as The Times, the Daily Mail, and the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. Before that, he was employed as a biochemist for ICI, shoveled limestone in a quarry, worked as a baker, a gas station attendant, a bartender, and held a position with the Inland Revenue. He began writing full-time in 1992 and his bestsellers have been translated into more than ten languages. He has also written for television shows such as London’s Burning, The Knock, and the BBC’s Murder in Mind series. 

About the Narrator

James Langton, born in York, England, trained as an actor at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Winner of fourteen AudioFile Earphones Awards, he has performed many voice-overs and narrated numerous audiobooks, including the international bestsellers The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud by Julia Navarro, The Virtues of War by Steven Pressfield, and The Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan. He is also a professional musician who led the internationally renowned Pasadena Roof Orchestra from 1996 to 2002.