Audio Book Review: The Utterly Uninteresting & Unadventurous Tales of Fred; The Vampire Accountant by Drew Hayes

Release Date: February 24 2015
Publisher: Tantor Media
Format: Audio
Length: 7 hours 3 minutes
Narrator: Kirby Heyborne
Genre: Fantasy
Buy: Audible | Kindle 


Some people are born boring. Some live boring. Some even die boring. Fred managed to do all three, and when he woke up as a vampire, he did so as a boring one. Timid, socially awkward, and plagued by self-esteem issues, Fred has never been the adventurous sort.One fateful night-different from the night he died, which was more inconvenient than fateful-Fred reconnects with an old friend at his high school reunion. This rekindled relationship sets off a chain of events thrusting him right into the chaos of the parahuman world: a world with chipper zombies, truck driver wereponies, maniacal necromancers, ancient dragons, and now one undead accountant trying his best to “survive.”Because even after it’s over, life can still be a downright bloody mess.


This reads like a series of short stories about Fred the vampire.  Fred was an accountant in life and was very boring indeed, now that he is a vampire he finds it hard to break out of this mundane existence. However, we find that Fred is really anything but uninteresting or unadventurous even though his sweater vests might lead you to believe otherwise. Lured by a childhood friend he starts to mingle out in the real world and finds new friends in the supernatural world and his life becomes so much bigger.

Filled with humor these stories often had me smiling and laughing to myself. I just discovered that this is the first in a 5 book series which I will definitely be following. I am completely taken with Fred and his rag tag group of friends, who always seem to wind up in difficult situation but always seem to rise to the occasion despite the odds.