Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco . Audiobook review #2021AudiobookReview

Synopsis

Following the grief and horror of her discovery of Jack the Ripper’s true identity, Audrey Rose Wadsworth has no choice but to flee London and its memories. Together with the arrogant yet charming Thomas Cresswell, she journeys to the dark heart of Romania, home to one of Europe’s best schools of forensic medicine… and to another notorious killer, Vlad the Impaler, whose thirst for blood became legend.But her life’s dream is soon tainted by blood-soaked discoveries in the halls of the school’s forbidding castle, and Audrey Rose is compelled to investigate the strangely familiar murders. What she finds brings all her terrifying fears to life once again.

In this New York Times bestselling sequel to Kerri Maniscalco’s haunting #1 debut Stalking Jack the Ripper, bizarre murders are discovered in the castle of Prince Vlad the Impaler, otherwise known as Dracula. Could it be a copycat killer…or has the depraved prince been brought back to life? 

 

 

Audiobook Reviews

 

4 to 4,5 stars

 

I have gobbled up Stalking Jack the Ripper like a cat would a bowl of cream. I had my new “series crush”.

On I went, right after, to Hunting Prince Dracula, decided to binge read/listen to that series.

 

If this book was good, it lacked a little something that I found in the first one.

 

Maybe it was the banter between Audrey Rose and Thomas that was quite absent for a long part in the book as Thomas’s actions had Audrey Rose showing him the cold shoulder? She went to investigate alone and …I missed mischievous Thomas! I think they work better in tandem, their banter being a big reason why this series has such success.

 

Maybe it’s also because some twists and explanations were quite hard to believe and nearly, convenient for the sake of the story? The motivation of our killer once known was hard to swallow as how could the killer know that her target to help reach the objective would be at the academy at that precise time?

Plus how would her target not be killed in that hunt who turned worthy of Indiana Jones at one point in the story?

 

These two points are the reason why this is a four to 4,5 stars and not a five stars.

 

Now four stars is certainly not a bad rating!

 

I had great pleasure listening to Audrey Rose pursuing her dream to work in forensic and studying in an elite academy in Romania. She had her usual inner fire and determination to show all these young men that a woman could be their equal!

 

Having a killer on the loose, busy recreating the Impaler’s actions and trying to elucidate that mystery, all while prowling in secret passages of a big castle was thrilling and had me reading as fast as I could!

 

Special mention again for the narrator, Nicola Barber, whose clipped English and sweet voice hiding a heart of steel when need be, was the perfect choice for narrating this series!

 

I plan on reading the third book in a few days and hope to get back my favorite tandem Thomas/Audrey Rose firing on all cylinders!

 

Have you read that series?

 

Thanks for reading!

 

Sophie

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11 Replies to “Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco . Audiobook review #2021AudiobookReview”

  1. All of these books sound so fun, I really should delve into them at some point

  2. I am enjoying this series, too! May have to give the audio version a try! 🙂

  3. Great review, I’m glad you enjoyed it. This is one of my favorite series!

  4. I love this series too, though I still need to read the 3rd and 4th book as well 🙂 Hope you’ll enjoy the rest of the series!

  5. I haven’t read this series yet, but here’s hoping you love the third book as much as you did the first. Fabulous review!

  6. Aaah the delights of Thomas Creswell!!!

  7. This one sounds really intriguing here and I am sorry to hear it wasn’t quite as good as the first book but happy to see that you still enjoyed it though. Thanks for your lovely honest thoughts on this one.

  8. Intriguing titles!

  9. I’ve seen this series around in the past years and I’m glad to hear how much you enjoyed it despite a couple of niggles. Great honest review! 😀

  10. I’ve been enjoying this series too but agree that this book wasn’t quite as strong as the first one. I’m happy to say though that I loved the third one so hopefully you’ll have a similar experience. 🙂

  11. I haven’t read this series but I’ve always heard good things about it. I do hope that banter you’re looking for returns in the next book!

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