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Undeath and Taxes Fred, the Vampire Accountant Book 2 by Drew HayesFred, the Vampire Accountant, is back with his friends, Bubba, the werehorse, Neil, the budding necromancer, Amy, the weird but wonderful mage and Neil s current tutor, Albert, Fred s Zombie assistant and Neil s best friend, and, of course, Krystal, the demon agent of The Agency, Fred s former high school friend and his current girlfriend Add into the mix Richard, the head therian were folk of his area, his daughter, Sally, and, his houseguest, Gideon, the dragon, plus a couple of Krystal s co workers, June, the sister of Krystal s former fiance, and the mysterious Arch We also get to meet a sentient house, another dragon, and a couple of Fred s former co workers from before his life or death transformation Buckle up, Buttercup, the ride gets bumpy from here Fred is certainly putting a new twist on the nothing is certain but death and taxes cliche, as it seems the undead, and other paranormal sorts, must still pony up to Uncle Sam at tax time Fred has just completed his training and received his CPPA certificate Certified Public Parahuman Accountant He is expanding his already growing business by specializing in doing the complicated taxes of other parahumans, and his first client is none other than Richard Alderson, head therian short for therianthropes in Winslow, Colorado His adventures in this book will take him into the good graces of a very scary dragon, into the deeper workings of the therian bookkeeping process, to a paranormal convention, encounters with several different Swords of Destiny, one in particular of which will result in a gladiator like trial for Albert He will spend some time with former co workers in a pissed off sentient house, and engage in a battle between two warring dragons Yes, try as he might to stay utterly uninteresting and unadventurous, Fred simply can t seem to avoid trouble Once again Hayes has crafted an exciting, action filled novel that still manages to be full of his trademark brand of humor For instance, this timely contemporary remark made by Krystal She s been asked how the Agency keeps non parahumans from applying to the convention the Agency hosts As she explains the tactics, Bubba remarks that it sounds like his cable company and he wonders if they copied from the Agency Krystal responds, Other way around Every couple of years, we have someone set up a Castcom account, just to see if they ve come up with any new tactics 724 on my Kindle Yep, last time I had to call my cable company with a suspiciously similar sounding name , I think I hung up on them In the two books of this series, Hayes has even coined a new ethnic profiling term for the PC oriented Undead American Think the next time I have to fill out a form where there is a place to write in other, I ll use that I did find a couple of proof reading errors in this one, two for sure and another I questioned Mr Hayes, if you d like to know where, just send me a message But for the most part, I was simply enthralled with the book Such great characters, seamless plotting, and fantastic presentation Yep Loved it Kudos, Mr Hayes another great read Hope Fred will get a third set of adventures Solid fun Such a different concept, too I mean, accountant vampire and friends isn t a common idea Love Albert s new job. 4 StarsReview This was another sweet, light, funny, enjoyable audiobook in the series Fred is a great, easily likeable character I especially love how honest he is no subterfuge, no manipulation, no hiding anything He s just honest and trustworthy, and I love him for it And he s so oblivious to how brave and caring he is and how everyone else sees him I also like how sweet his relationship with Crystal is They re so different, but they balance each other, and they respect and love each others differences The whole series has a really sweet friendship found family aspect too that I like Fred s social circle is a motley crew of characters, and it s really sweet how Fred spent his whole life being kind of alone but now has these people he cares about and who care about him But, at the same time, I also liked how this book had scenarios when Fred was without his friends and or took initiative, even being the one to save the day in one case Last but not least, I highly recommend the audio for this series I make no secret that I m not a fan of audiobooks, but it works so well for this series since the story is told as a series of memoirs, and the narrator really brings the characters to life Overall, this was another set of stories I enjoyed listening to Original Review Metaphors and Moonlight Well this is what happens when I go scrolling around in Audible sigh I m not mad at all I m loving this series, but there goes my reading plan and my credits and we re barely in January And yet I wholeheartedly recommend this series.This second installment surprised me In a good way While it continues in the same vein of individual comic adventures, somewhere along the line it goes deeper The characters grow in emotional depth, and concepts like chosen family , love, or what it even means to be alive are broached artfully and without preachiness I don t want to spoil anything but I ll just say that Albert and Gideon are characters in completely opposite ends of the spectrum but just as compelling Quite a feat.Let s hear it for the B Team, accountants, beta heroes, unbreakable bonds of friendship, and finding your tribe I m forging ahead, broke, but happy. I love LOVE Fred 3 would like to see of him and Gideon fingers crossed Can t wait for the next installment My review and an extended sample of the audiobook are posted at Hotlistens.com.An Accountant in the WarehouseFred has gotten certified as a Certified Public Parahuman Accountant He is now your official guy to find you all of those paranormal tax deductions His first client with his new credentials is king of the therians were creatures in the area We met Richard and his daughter Sally in the first book There is also Gideon, who is a very old, very powerful dragon who likes to disguise as a playmate for Sally When someone tries to kidnap Sally, and Fred since he was there, things go awry.An Agent at the ConventionIn this story, Krystal, Fred and Bubba go to setup at the convention, which is the paranormal s version of ComicCon In this story, we meet Krystal s ex fiance s sister is already setting up the booth We learn about mages, witches, therians and other creatures When someone steals some of the weapons of destiny, the gang needs to hunt them down before the Con officially starts.What I loved most in this story, was how they kept normal humans from finding out about this Con Parahumans tried to keep the veil of disbelief about themselves Red tape usually, Krystal said Lost applications, extra fees piled on top of extra fees, constantly changing dates, and overall horrendous customer service We make the experience so terrible, no one wants to come Let alone, try again the next year I think my cable company has been stealing plays from your book, Bubba remarked as he set a fourth box on the pile Other way around Every couple of years, we have someone set up a Castcom account, just to see if they ve come up with any new tactics They never fail to disappoint Krystal replied.A Sword in the CatacombsI can t say a huge about this story as it could spoil the previous story I ll just say that someone finds out that they are to become the new wielder of the Blade of the Unlikely Champion The Agency has Krystal bring the gang in so that this new wielder could be tested and likely recruited to the Agency.A Lawyer in the ManorWhen Fred is asked to come to a meeting at the Charlotte Manor, which is now a bed and breakfast, to basically interview for the job of accountant for investment firm When the person from the investment firm starts talking about buying this BB, the employees decide this is not want they want and take matters into their own hands Fred solves this problem in a way that truly suits Fred.A Dragon in the OfficeWhen Fred goes to gala at Richard s home, Fred notices that Gideon is not what it seems Fred goes on the hunt to try to figure out what is going on.Once again, I really enjoyed this story It is a light hearted read with plenty of laugh out loud moments If you re looking for a paranormal read that is funny with some action and less romance, this is the story for you The story format of several small stories that build on each other is different, but I find it works really well with this series.NarrationNow when I listened to the first book, I mentioned that Kirby Heyborne didn t do a very good job with female characters I m not 100% sure what changed, but I found that his narration with female voices didn t bother me as much in this story I think he is a great voice for Fred He sounds exactly what I think Fred would sound like He does a really good job of the big trucker and werebeast, Bubba. If you know I enjoyed this sequel quite a bit I listened to the audiobook, and I loved how the narrator did the voices The overall story was fantastic I loved listening to the relationships between the characters grow and flourish I loved the new additions to the cast as well I liked the episodic nature of the book However, it was hard to stop listening to the tales of Fred and his friends The audiobook is around 9 hours long, so pretty short If anyone is looking for a quick read that is entertaining, then this is the book for you I have really enjoyed the series so far, and I am looking forward to starting this next one I can t wait to listen to of Fred s adventures. Fred has come a long way since becoming a vampire He s gone into business for himself as an accountant, found a girlfriend and has made a circle of dependable friends That s not bad for a socially awkward person who used to spend most of his time alone Now if only he could stop finding himself in positions which force him to brave something Fred most certainly is not, then things could be perfect.Just like The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, the Vampire Accountant, Undeath and Taxes, is told through a series of short stories This is still not my preferred format for reading and I would have liked one cohesive story from start to finish better That being said, there was a nice flow to the mini short stories and Hayes took care to add to the meta, even if I am not pleased with what the addition turned out to be Hayes also gave us a great sense of the hierarchy in the parahuman world and how it is policed by agents My largest complaint with Undeath and Taxes is the predatory child molesting tone it took in terms of Sally s relationship with Gideon the centuries old Dragon From the beginning, Fred wonders why Gideon would chosse to cloak himself in a child s body and become Sally s playmate In Undeath and Taxes, we learn that Sally is a Tiamet, quite literally the mother of dragons Go ahead and let your mind channel Daenerys Targaryen for a moment and then stroll on back This means that when Sally reaches maturity, she will be able to give birth to a dragon and given that the dragon birth rate is exceedingly low, this is a huge deal Gideon has therefore struck a deal with Richard, Sally s father to grow up with Sally as her playmate and then marry her when she becomes an adult There s only one word for this kind of scenario and it s grooming Even if Gideon doesn t touch Sally sexually until she s and adult it s still catfishing.Hayes treats the betrothal between Gideon and Sally as a huge secret but not because of how problematic their relationship is but because of Sally s potential to breed dragons First off, making a female character important because of her potential reproductive ability reduces her to nothing but a womb and it s sexist and wrong To then have Gideon grow up alongside her, sharing in her confidences, playing the role of friend and shaping who she becomes only to set himself up as a suitor once she reaches maturity is straight out of a pedophiles playbook There s simply no other way of looking at it It took some of enjoyment out of Undeath and Taxes for me, even if it only accounts for a small part of the book.No matter how much Fred dislikes violence and being placed into situations where has to be brave, he always seems to end up in some sort of confrontation Because Undeath and Taxes is written in the form of multiples short stories, it quickly becomes at least somewhat sort of repetitive The situations vary but inevitably, Fred finds a way to out smart each story s particular antagonist, or is saved by a stronger friend The only thing that changes from beginning to end is that with each new situation Fred becomes less and less likely to panic, resigned to the fact that this is his life now At the end, he is even willing to sacrifice himself to save his friends, having determined that they have become a family That s a long way from the vampire who tried to run away from the werewolves in The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, the Vampire Accountant.Read More ^E-PUB ⇸ Undeath and Taxes (Fred, the Vampire Accountant, #2) ☋ The Sequel To The Bestseller THE UTTERLY UNINTERESTING AND UNADVENTUROUS TALES OF FRED, THE VAMPIRE ACCOUNTANT 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 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 NeedsSaid Monsters Are, Unfortunately, Still Spectacular At Pulling Fred Into Trouble, Though And Despite Merely Wanting To Stick With Simple Paperwork, Fred Once Again Finds 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