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They are hunting us.
In this sweeping, threaded narrative of the global phenomenon known as the Vampire Wars, mankind is unwittingly infected by a millennia-old bacteria unknowingly exhumed by a scientific expedition in Antarctica. Now, in some rare cases, a person’s so-called junk DNA becomes activated. Depending on their racial and ethnic heritage, they begin to manifest one of the many diverse forms of the “others” that are the true basis for the legends of supernatural creatures. These aren’t your usual vampires and werewolves—it goes much deeper than that.
Conceived by Jonathan Maberry, V Wars features stories from various frontlines as reported by such contributors as Nancy Holder, Yvonne Navarro, James A. Moore, Gregory Frost, John Everson, Keith R. A. DeCandido, and Scott Nicholson—as well as Maberry himself, of course. The result is a compelling series of tales that creates a unique chronicle of mankind’s response to this sudden, hidden threat to humanity.
The narrators of this audio production include Grammy, Emmy, Tony, and Audie award winners.
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All the different stories are threads that weave a very compelling tapestry.November 11, 2015V Wars: A Chronicle of the Vampire Wars was released in 2010. I did not come across it until 2012. I am so glad I did not miss it. V Wars in an unique anthology. It is a collection of several stories that all have some connection. The first story “Junk” is by Jonathan Maberry. It is the jumping off point for all the stories that follow. “Junk” has six parts but they are dispersed throughout the book. All of the multi part stories are dispersed. All the different stories are threads that weave a very compelling tapestry. V Wars creates a fertile universe as illustrated by the sequels. My favorite thread was “Epiphany” by Yvonne Navarro.
The narration was fantastic. The team of narrators was first rate. It included Cassandra Campbell, Gabrielle de Cuir, Roxanne Hernadez, Arte Johnson, Stefan Rudnicki, Wil Wheaton. Each narrator handled a different thread of the overall collection. Each did a fantastic job with any accents, male vs female characteristics and conveying emotion.
I enjoyed V Wars: A Chronicle of the Vampire Wars so much that I am currently listening to V Wars: Night Terrors (2015). I will eventually get to V Wars: Blood and Fire: New Stories of the Vampire Wars (2014). I really enjoy the ensemble aspect of this audiobook, not only in the author's’ writing but in the narrator's’ also.
Slow, very, very slowFebruary 16, 2013I have to say I am a big Jonathan Maberry fan. I loved The Dragon Factory (2010), The King of Plagues (2011), Patient Zero (2009) with new quasi hero Joe Ledger, and his other books... he writes great stories. V Wars, well, have to say it took a lot of slogging to get to the end. Way too much vamp-porn, over and over and over, blood, blood, blood as a sexual experience. More story, less porn, please! This book just kind of wanders all over the place, losing the precious little bit of story with which it started. You might say it is more a study of characters except the characters are generally unlikable and most went into the orgasmic blood that went on for pages. Yuck!
And really - MORE story!
Chilling...December 14, 2012Just a great collection of stories, must hear!
all-star cast give first rate performanceDecember 13, 2012How can you go wrong with the voices of Stefan Rudnicki, Arte Johnson, Wil Wheaton, amng others? The variety is the spice of V-Wars, captivating and thrilling!
John Rubinstein is an actor, composer, and director who won a Tony Award for his starring role in Broadway’s Children of a Lesser God. He has narrated dozens of audiobooks, earning several AudioFile Earphones Awards and being named a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2013.