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2.41 out of 52.41 out of 52.41 out of 52.41 out of 52.41 out of 5 2.41 (17 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Grace Krilanovich Narrator: Angela Goethals Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2010 ISBN: 9781461804796
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A MacDowell Colony fellow and a finalist for the Starcherone Prize, Grace Krilanovich was also nominated for a Pushcart Prize. During the 1990s in the Pacific Northwest, a hobo vampire gang on drugs causes horrific chaos everywhere they go—from trashing supermarket breakrooms to crashing senior center pancake breakfasts. Amidst the danger one girl, who benefits and suffers from drug-induced ESP, searches desperately for her foster sister. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Refreshingly piquant and playful. Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Shawn | 2/19/2014

    " Easily one of the worst books I've ever read. The author seems to think that by repeating various iteration of Hobo Vampire Junkie Sluts that the words will somehow gain meaning. There is no plot, the characters are given names and repeatedly called hobo vampire junkie sluts, but they are all entirely interchangeable. A complete and thorough waste of my time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pamster | 2/14/2014

    " Pretty awesome. Made me think of Lydia Lunch, Kathy Acker, some Angela Carter (Passion of New Eve specif), Lisa Carver. If she could harness some of this visionary-ness with a bit of narrative, it would be astonishing. As it is, it's too rich and dense with incredible imagery, and that became numbing and kind of a slog by the end. But I could still see myself rereading it, or parts of it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Derek | 1/5/2014

    " shit sandwich "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bucket | 12/23/2013

    " Hellllo William S. urrough's creepy stepdaughter.Synopsis:Set in the Pacific Northwest in the 90s. Part of a roaming band of hobo vampire junkies, the nameless narrator staggers down the aisles of Safeways and 7-Elevens, in and out of punk rock shows, and through the woods along the highway of death as she searches for her lost foster sister.Much could be said about the mind-blowing, rambling, stream-of-consciousness writing in this novel--Krilanovich clearly knows what she's doing. Two stars for killer writing that completely sucked me in. Unfortunately, she was unable to keep my attention. About half-way through I realized the story wasn't going anywhere, and my attention slowed. y the time I reached the end of her race to the non-conclusiony conclusion, I was sad and kind of annoyed. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Richard Barlow | 12/21/2013

    " Dear lord, I finally made it through this book. First moral of this story is don't believe the hype. I think I picked up on this book through a couple of short articles on it saying how it was a new take on the vampire genre and comparing it W.S. Burroughs. But having waded my way through this garbage, I feel like the book should have been titled 'The author throws up words on a page', and also any reviewer that compares with Burroughs is either doing Burroughs a huge disservice or has really never read any. It is rare that I can't find anything redeeming to say about a book, but with this one I honestly can't. You know that oft used statistical analogy of 100 monkeys in a rooms with typewriters and at some point one of them has to come up with the manuscript for Hamlet, well this feels like the random discarded pages of the other 99 monkeys on any given day in that experiment. Can I have my money back. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret | 12/19/2013

    " I think I might've had a deep conversation with Evangele in the early '90s in front of the punk rock Dunkin Donuts in Chicago. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Erin Campbell | 12/18/2013

    " I despised this book and could not finish it fast enough. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jess | 11/5/2013

    " Well, standard vampire fiction it is not. If I could record my nightmares as they were happening, the end result would probably bear a strong resemblance to the pages of this book. I'm not sure I fully understood it -- nah, I'm positive that I did not. It still kind of blew my mind though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelly Hoskins | 1/24/2013

    " Self indulgent piffle. Points only given because the vampires don't sparkle. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ed | 3/16/2012

    " terrible, near unreadable. quit after 50 pages. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Anne | 1/29/2012

    " Terrible. I don't mind hallucinatory writing or stream of consciousness musings normally but the purple prose in this story drove me mad. I stopped reading on page 29. If a saw the phrase "teenage vampire sluts" one more time I was going to kill myself. Do not bother reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nathan Larson | 9/22/2011

    " fucking genius "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lynn Weber | 9/8/2011

    " This is an experimental vampire novel. I wanted to like it, and I appreciated how experimental it is. But I ultimately found it too much of a slog for too little payoff. I stopped about a fifth of the way through. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lynn | 9/5/2011

    " This is an experimental vampire novel. I wanted to like it, and I appreciated how experimental it is. But I ultimately found it too much of a slog for too little payoff. I stopped about a fifth of the way through. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Justin | 8/21/2011

    " The story is there but the prose is vapid; repeated to the point of overkill like a desperate beat poet. Wise enough to watch for future Krilanovich releases because the talent is hinted but The Orange Eats Creeps does not rise to meet such talent. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 J. | 7/24/2011

    " I felt like this book had a thousand great beginnings, but somewhere in the middle, I wanted it to feel more like the middle, and to progress towards an end. The writing is lovely poetic though, and the approach captivating and nicely aggressive. An interesting read for sure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Devinbeeman | 7/18/2011

    " meh.tends to drone on a bit. good narrative and good writing, i just couldnt grab hold of it and it didnt grab hold of me. "

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About the Narrator

Angela Goethals is a native New Yorker who has appeared on and off Broadway in Picnic, Four Baboons Adoring the Sun, and The Good Times Are Killing Me, for which she won an Obie Award and a Drama Desk nomination. Since moving to Los Angeles with her husband, she has appeared on Grey’s Anatomy, Without a Trace, and Boston Public, with a recurring role on 24.