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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robin McKinley Narrator: Laural Merlingto Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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“Sunshine” is what everyone calls her. She works long hours in her family’s coffeehouse, making her famous “Cinnamon Rolls as Big as Your Head,” Bitter Chocolate Death, Caramel Cataclysm, and other sugar-shock specials that keep the customers coming. She’s happy in her bakery—which her stepfather built specially for her—but sometimes she feels that she should have life outside the coffeehouse.

One evening she drives out to the lake to get away from her family, to be alone. There hasn’t been any trouble at the lake for years. But there is trouble that night for Sunshine. She is abducted by a gang of vampires who shackle her to the wall of an abandoned mansion, within easy reach of a figure stirring in the moonlight. Sunshine knows that he is a vampire and that she is to be his dinner. Yet when dawn breaks he has not attempted to harm her.

And now he needs her help to survive the day…

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  • “Sunshine is a gripping, funny, page-turning, pretty much perfect work of magical literature that exists more or less at the unlikely crossroads of Chocolat, Interview with a Vampire, Misery, and the tale of Beauty and the Beast. It’s not quite SF, and it’s not really horror, and only kind of a love story, and it’s all three while still being solidly Fantastique. It also does that nice thing where the author assumes the readers are smart, and she treats us like we’re smart, and we purr and get smarter and work harder for all that. It’ll be nominated for awards, and win them; in the meantime I really hope it finds its audience, which is, potentially, huge.”

    Neil Gaiman

  • “Fabulous, fascinating, and a whole lot of fun. Step into Robin McKinley’s thrilling, beautifully described world, where you will meet some interesting vampires and a lady who can deal with the creatures of the night.”

    Jayne Ann Krentz, New York Times bestselling author

  • “A smart, funny tale of suspense and romance.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “McKinley [balances] the dark drama with light touches of humor. Fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer will feel at home, but McKinley’s novel has its own originality and depth.”

    Orlando (FL) Sentinel

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lisa Garcia | 4/11/2016

    " I enjoyed the story and characters but it took me a little bit to get use to the narrator. I would be interested in reading more from this author. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Alexis | 5/19/2011

    " It was okay and I liked the story line, but for some reason I found it difficult to read. It was the langueage or anything like that, but i found reading it tedious. I'm disappointed because I love Robin Mckinley and her writing, but this one just didn't do it for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cindy | 5/11/2011

    " I loved that it has a lot of words! Great stream-of-conscience writing. Made me want to bake muffins for a long time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Beverly | 5/4/2011

    " I have mixed feelings about this book. It was very confusing and has only 4 long sections so it is very difficult to pick up and put down. Also, when I read a book I am looking for one's that my teenage daughters can read and this is definitely not one I would recommend to them. "

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