Bloody Acquisitions Audiobook by Drew Hayes (REVIEW)

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Review of: Bloody Acquisitions Audiobook
Drew Hayes

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On October 26, 2016
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Bloody Acquisitions Audiobook

By: Drew Hayes

Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne

Published by: Tantor Audio 09/06/16

Bloody Acquisitions Audiobook (Fred, the Vampire Accountant, #3) by Drew Hayes

Bloody Acquisitions Audiobook Sample

Bloody Acquisitions Audiobook

4 Hearts

Once again, we are back in the world of Fred, the Vampire Accountant. This series continues to be a lot of fun as Fred and his gang of friends go through his utterly interesting and adventurous tales. In this series, each book has five shorter stories that all come together to tell a larger story about Fred.

A Hunter in the Streets
In this story, Fred meets up with a vampire hunter and the first vampire, besides his creator, that Fred has ever met. He learns that he is quite infamous amongst the other vampires.

A Sheriff in the Country
In this story, Fred and the gang travel outside of Winslow, Colorado to Boarback, Texas. Borback is a small town that isn’t well known to humans. In this town, paranormals live out in the open. Many live there because they can’t live anywhere else without exposing themselves. It was really interesting seeing all of these other creatures of legend.

A Lawyer in the Mansion
Here, Fred is invited by an old friend, which we met in an earlier book, who needs help settling a dispute between two siblings. Their father had died and the estate was to be divided amongst the two. However, figuring out the even distribution was difficult. The siblings couldn’t get along, so Fred was called in to do his accountant thing to assess the value of everything, including the business.

A Spy in the Company
There are new vampires in town and they offer one of their clan to Fred as a “gift”. She works as his intern for a while. Fred doesn’t want her to like the job, so he takes her on what he thinks will be very boring cases, but nothing around Fred is ever boring.

An Accountant in the City
This one was my favorite. The new vampires want to takeover the city. Fred, being a single vampire and not involved with a vampire family, is at a disadvantage. I loved watching Fred flex his muscles as on he can.

This series continues to be a very fun series. I love spending time with Fred. He is such a nice guy and doesn’t want to hurt anyone. Just wants to live his life and keep himself and his friends safe. Oh, and he wants to grow his business. Business is very important to Fred, but not in a greedy way. Fred would never be so rude as to be greedy. To learn more about this series and the author, check out this great interview with Drew Hayes from The Reading Frenzy.

Bloody Acquisitions Audiobook Narration

4 Hearts

Kirby Heyborne continues to do a great job with narration of the series. He has a very calm voice that really portrays Fred to a tea. When I listened to book one, I wasn’t in love with his women’s voices, but I think they have gotten a lot better or I’ve gotten used to them. I can’t imagine anyone else being the voice of Fred or anyone else in the gang.

Author: Drew Hayes

Drew Hayes is an aspiring author from Texas who has written several books and found the gumption to publish a few (so far). He graduated from Texas Tech with a B.A. in English, because evidently he’s not familiar with what the term “employable” means. Drew has been called one of the most profound, prolific, and talented authors of his generation, but a table full of drunks will say almost anything when offered a round of free shots. Drew feels kind of like a D-bag writing about himself in the third person like this. He does appreciate that you’re still reading, though.

Drew would like to sit down and have a beer with you. Or a cocktail. He’s not here to judge your preferences. Drew is terrible at being serious, and has no real idea what a snippet biography is meant to convey anyway. Drew thinks you are awesome just the way you are. That part, he meant. Drew is off to go high-five random people, because who doesn’t love a good high-five? No one, that’s who.

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Narrator: Kirby Heyborne

Narrator: Kirby Heyborne

Creative, talented and versatile, Kirby has received a number of Audio File Magazine’s Earphone awards for excellence in narration and has had many titles nominated for the prestigious Audie Award. He recently received the highest honor bestowed by the American Library Association for young adult audiobooks – The Odyssey Award.

He has narrated over a hundred titles including: Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist, Black Swan Green, Breathers and The Genius. He is known to deliver raw emotion without drawing attention to the performance itself. Kirby is considered one of the finest narrators working today.


I like to thanks Tantor Media for providing me with a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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ML Simmons Reviewer

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Melanie Simmons
I’m Melanie and I live in Ohio. I have two horses and a dog. I’m an animal lover, avid book reader and audiobook listener. I like to live vicariously through fictional characters. I enjoy reading and listening to mostly fictional books in the paranormal genre, including Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and Horror. My favorite paranormal creatures are shifters, doesn’t matter the flavor.


  1. Great review and you know I’m loving this series. This is up next on my audio list thanks Melanie

  2. It’s nice to have some little stories like that. It’s been a while since I haven’t read a vampire story!

  3. Omigosh! Okay, my first thought was “A vampire accountant?!?” But this sounds fun! AND Mr. Hayes happens to be a graduate from my alma mater – with the same degree as me (and we apparently feel similarly about our chosen major)…so I *MUST* meet Fred, right??

    • You MUST meet Fred. That’s funny that he is from you alma mater and even the same degree. I hope you get a chance to try “The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, the Vampire Accountant”

  4. I haven’t seen this series, but you have me wanting it now. I love the sound of Fred and I like that it is a blend of shorter stories. I am going to see if I can get this at my library.

    • I hope your library will get these. It is such a fun story. At first, I wasn’t sure if I would like the collection of short story style, but it works for Fred. I really like it.

    • I didn’t realize it was on special or I would’ve tweeted about it. I wonder if it was on sale while I was on vacation. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

  5. This sounds like a fun vampy book. I like that he isn’t an alphahole and is a genuinely nice… vamp? LOL

    • Exactly! It is nice to have something so different from the standard out there.

  6. What a hoot! I had just finished up my audio review book and looked to see what was in my queue that I hadn’t listened to and the first book in this series caught my eye.

    Glad to see it holding strong into the series. Love to see average guy Fred have such adventures.

    • It is such a funny book. I think you will enjoy it Sophia. Fred is pretty amazing, even as he is unadventurous.

  7. This sounds SO interesting! Such a different storyline! Sounds like you had a great time!

    • Fred has been so much fun. I just love him and his gang. Such a unique series. I hope you have time to give it a try.

  8. This does sound like a fun series and Fred sounds great!

    • Fred is awesome. I just love him to pieces. I love having a vampire that isn’t an alpha male. Nice to have a different story.

  9. My gosh I have to try this series. Just the concept of a vampire as an accountant tickles my funny bone.

    • I know. That is what caught my attention too. It is such a fun series. I hope you get a chance to try it. 🙂

  10. I was thinking this was a suspense/murder mystery from the cover, but UF? I think I may sort of remember reading another review from this series. It sounds good, but not sure if I will ever fit it in. Funny premise, tho!

    • It does look a little like a murder mystery book, but it is a vampire story set in a regular town in Colorado, so I call it UF. I really like the covers for this series. They fit the series.

  11. I need to listen to these. I love the humor element and could see myself getting caught up in the storylines.

    • I think these would be right up your alley. I hope you get a chance to try them.

  12. okay this is great. I kind of liked the audio sample too. Oh are all of them written in small stories? it looks like so much fun.

    • Yes, there are 5 shorts in each book. They are in chronological order, so it sorta feels like a full story. I hope you get a chance to try Fred. He is so much fun. 🙂

  13. This sounds like so much fun and I do love vampires!

    • This series has been a fun series so far. I’m already wanting the next book. I just love Fred.

  14. Sounds like these books are more like a “week in the life of…” which I think I would kind of like to read. I still need to get my butt on these (not literally, of course) but jeez, there just isn’t enough time for every stinkin’ book I want to read!!!! AHHHHHH!!!

    Awesome non-spoilerly review!!!!

    • I know! So many books, so little time. If only we were all independently wealthy so that we could just read. 🙂

  15. I have Fred Number 1 and can’t wait to read it. I am still in a freaking burn out stage though (this is the longest I have ever gone) but I am getting out of it little by little.

    • It is never fun to be in a slump. I was in one earlier this year with reading, not listening, but still not fun. I hope you get out of your slump soon. I think you would enjoy this series.

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