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Out of House and Home by Drew Hayes
Narrator: Kirby Heyborne
Series: Fred The Vampire Accountant #7
Published by Tantor Audio on February 28, 2020
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Length: 11 hours, 11 minutes
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With his wedding behind him, Fred is looking forward to nightly life finally settling down. Unfortunately, someone from his past has other, far less peaceful, plans in mind.
Finding his clan under attack, Fred must scramble to discover who is working against him and how to fight back. Between securing shelter, trading favors, and keeping up with his accounting business, it won’t be easy to stay out of trouble; let alone uncover the identity of his adversary.
Faced with an enemy who has no interest in diplomacy, Fred and his friends will have to make hard choices if they want to survive. Choices that could forever change The House of Fred.
Fred, Crystal and the gang survived the wedding, but life is never normal for the House of Fred. And Fred’s sire is still out to get Fred, but no one realized what lengths he would go to, to get to Fred. Fred and the gang are looking for a new place to live after an attack on their dwelling, which leaves Fred to have to bargain with a dragon to keep the members of his family safe and with a roof over their head.
Somehow Fred makes accounting sound interesting. His job never ends in him looking at numbers. There are always some shenanigans that happen and that is the case here. We also watch Fred learn he needs to be more ruthless in order to keep his friends safe. But that is not in his nature, so how does he make a statement that people will remember for a while? Take a lesson from Gideon the dragon.
This Fred, The Vampire Accountant series has been fun from the start. It is an action packed urban fantasy story with some humor thrown in. The characters are extremely well developed and have the best personalities. And I keep wondering how Hayes is gonna keep the story going and interesting, but he does it with each new installment.
I do recommend that you start with the first book in the series, The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, the Vampire Accountant. Each story builds on the one before it. And with the large cast, you need to meet each one as they are introduced or you won’t know their story. There are many different kinds of parahumans and they are each very different. Anyway, if you haven’t try Fred, I highly recommend the series.
Kirby Heybourne does a fantastic job with the narration of this series. There is a large array of characters, both male and female, and he does a great job with all the different voices. He always sets the tone to match the story. I’ve loved his narration from the very beginning. I’ve recently seen that they’ve started making this series available in a full cast version, but I’ve never tried it. I love Heybourne’s narration, I can’t imagine anyone else voicing Fred.
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I have to catch up and read this one too. Thanks for introducing me to the series!
It’s been a fun series for sure.
More Fred and the gang! I got hooked on the first three or four of this series on audio because of you. Need to keep going. 🙂
I hope you’ll get a chance to catch up.
Good to know to start with the first book. It does sound good.
It was the title of the first book that got my attention “The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, the Vampire Accountant”. I had to know more.
Oh I really have to try this series! It looks good!
It is so much fun. It’s an urban fantasy with humor, action and wonderful chcaracters.
I am going to have to give this series a try at some point. It sounds like so much fun!
I really home that you get a chance to try it. It is a very fun series.
I still haven’t started this series, a good reminder to pull-my-earbuds out. Thanks, Melanie.
I promise you that you want to meet Fred.
I actually have this series on my wishlist, thanks to you. Glad to hear it’s still so good!
I hope you get a chance to try it. I think you’ll really enjoy it.
Read book 1 first, noted
This series is right up your alley. I think you would love it.