Audiobook Urban Fantasy Review: Red, White, and Blood by Christopher Farnsworth (Extraordinary)

Posted May 23, 2012 by Felicia S in 2012 Read, 5 Wine Glasses, Audiobook / 11 Comments


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The Presidential Campaign Trail, 2012:
A political operative and a volunteer are brutally murdered while caught in a compromising position. Written in their blood on the wall of the crime scene: IT’S GOOD TO BE BACK.

And with that, a century-old horror known only as the Boogeyman returns to taunt Nathaniel Cade, the President’s Vampire. Against the backdrop of the 2012 presidential race, with the threat of constant exposure by the media, Cade and Zach must stop the one monster Cade has never been able to defeat completely. And they must do it before the Boogeyman adds another victim to his long and bloody list: the President of the United States himself.

Read from May 21 to 23, 2012

Read for Fun!
Overall Rating: 5.00
Story Rating: 5.00
Character Rating: 5.00 (Zach and Cade are just an awesome duo)

Audible Rating (not part of the overall rating): 4.50

First thought when finished: I am a total Cade and Zach fangirl!

What I Loved: Zach and Cade are probably one of my favorite duos in Fiction. They have a great chemistry that seems to grow with each installment! In Red, White, and Blood the chemistry shines through and Zach is totally coming into his own. I was excited that “not saying” was back because “not saying” is a great foil. Also the scene between Zach and “not saying” towards the end was just brilliant. Also the epilogue was FANTASTIC—Cade to Zach “What has your britches in a bunch”? –their little conversation was just great and an example of how far they have come since book 1!

How great is the final part of the epilogue–that was freaking brilliant! Well played!

What I Liked: The Political side of Red, White, and Blood is done very well and Christopher Farnsworth manages to weave in some great satire. While I am usually not a fan of political thrillers, this one was done in a way that was both entertaining and at times *giggle* worthy. The online reporter was just a fantastic addition to the story!

Audio Specific Review: Y’all Bronson Pinchot did a FANTASTIC job! This is a series that I will be switching over to audio from this point out. I read the first two but pretty much loved Bronson’s narration. The only reason that he did not get a 5 is because of the women voices which took some getting used too. 90% of this book is male voices so it was only a little distracting.

Final Thought: Seriously y’all need to read this series. It is just fantastic!

Felicia S
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11 responses to “Audiobook Urban Fantasy Review: Red, White, and Blood by Christopher Farnsworth (Extraordinary)

  1. *squeeeee* I got this one for review, but since I haven’t read the first few books in the series, I’m waiting to get my hands on them before I dive into this one.

    I try not to be too hard on guy narrators when they do woman voices, but sometimes you just can’t avoid how off it sounds. LOL

    • I think you will enjoy them —there is no romance though πŸ™‚

      Cade and Zach though are a great team though they have some growing pains in book 1 LOL I gave all 3 books 5’s–they just filled my “I miss Jack Baeur especially if I can imagine him as a kick ass vampire” spot. What? not everyone has one of those spots LOL

  2. I am totally going to check this out. I love good male buddy books and movies and these guys sound like a blast! Thanks so much for the recommend!

    • This is the third book in the series and the other two were just as good. They are different—no romance at all. I would call them more Urban Fantasy Thrillers but evidently that isn’t a real genre πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚