Audio Book Review: Undeath and Taxes (Book 2) by Drew Hayes

Release Date: October 6, 2015
Publisher: Tantor audio
Format: Audio
Length: 9 hours 19 minutes
Narrator: Kirby Heyborne
Genre: Fantasy
Buy: Audible | Kindle 


After discovering just how filled with magic, intrigue, and adventure the parahuman world of being an undead American can be, Fredrick Frankford Fletcher did exactly what was expected - he became a certified parahuman accountant. Myths and legends, as it turns out, are not so great at taking appropriate deductions and keeping their receipts, and Fred is more than happy to return to a life others view as woefully dull, expanding his accounting business to cater to various monsters and their respective financial needs. Said monsters are, unfortunately, still spectacular at pulling Fred into trouble, though. And despite merely wanting to stick with simple paperwork, Fred once again finds that he is going to have to deal with enchanted weaponry, government agents, possessed houses, and one enigmatic dragon's interest. In the parahuman world, any business can turn deadly, even one as mundane as accounting.


I love these books.  Fred is my hero, a dorky vampire accountant who always seems to find himself in trouble. I stumbled on this series through Chirp books and I'm so glad.  Again this book reads like a series of short stories all involving Fred and his new supernatural friends. Now that Fred knows there is a whole parahuman world and rules and regulations for them he becomes certified in their tax code making his business thrive since no parahuman wants to do the mundane task of filing taxes.  But Fred loves tax codes and numbers and is happy to help along the way he makes new friends, finds that he is starting to get used to weird dangerous things happening to him and is getting used to thinking on his feet.  He will also do just about anything to help a friend.  Excellent book, excellent series.