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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.
©2012 Idea and Design Works, LLC (P)2012 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Jim "The Impatient" on 08-08-2014

You Have to Stick With This One.

If you buy this and you know you will, then you have to stick with it. It had it's ups and downs and some very low downs, but toward the end, you will start to get it. This is a thinking person's vampire series. I AM A VEMPIRE, VEM PIE RR. It gets a little political and at first I wanted to flee, but despite my A.D.D., my brain started to churn. People start turning into vampires and at first, I thought what is the problem, kill them all. As you will learn, vampires come in all different types and many do not kill. In reality you could replace vampire with Muslim. Some Muslims are terrorist, but most are not. Add to this dilemma, the randomness in which certain people change. Your wife, husband, children or parents could become vampires. It becomes a lot more complicated then you would originally expect. HE LOOKED LIKE HE COULD BENCH PRESS NEW JERSEY.

Here is another reason you want to listen to this: a sequel is coming out in September and the list of authors include; Kevin J. Anderson, Scott Sigler, Larry Corriea, and Joe McKinney among others.

Below is a list of the different stories and parts and the grade I felt they deserved:

Introduction by Dacre Stoker, A-

Junk Part 1, by Jonathan Maberry, A

Roadkill Part 1, by Nancy Holder, D+

Junk Part 2, B

Love Less, Part 1, John Everson, A-

Junk Part 3, B

Epiphany Part 1, by Yvonne Navarro, B

Junk Part 4, B

Love Less, Part 2, Concluded, A

The Ballad of Big Charlie, Part 1, by Keith R.A. DeCandido, C-

Junk Part 5, B+

Heartsick by Scott Nicholson, B-

Junk Part 6, Concluded, B+

Roadkill, Part 2, Concluded, D+

Vulpes Part 1 by Gregory Frost, C+

Escalation by Maberry, C (The rest of Maberry's stories are more chapters then stand alone stories. Which is okay, they serve to tie in the rest of the stories.)

Stalking Anna Lei, Part 1, by James A. Moore, B+

The Ballad of Big Charlie, Part 2. B+

Species Genocide by Maberry, A-

Stalking Anna Lei, Part 2, A

The Ballad Of Big Charlie, Part 3, Concluded, A-

Embedded by Maberry, B+

Vulpes, Part 2, Concluded A-

Epiphany, Part 2, Concluded A-

Last Bites by Jonathan Maberry, B+

The Narrators are all first class and help make this an overall 5 star experience.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Flavius on 19-03-2013

A Ringside Seat for the Vampire Wars

I was hesitant to buy this book based on the tepid reviews I'd read. When I finally did listen to it, I wondered what took me so long. I really enjoyed this book, and the varying takes on modern vampires.

This book is skillfully rendered, and despite the many voices and authors, manages to remain thematically consistent throughout. V Wars avoids the typical "good-guy/bad-guy" dynamic, and raises a number of thought-provoking issues.

What I liked about this book was what I found lacking in books like World War Z--character. This book is first and foremost about people surviving in a difficult time, not about monsters. One of the best genre books I've read in some time. Give it a try.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Neil on 23-12-2012

A mixed bag

As with any collection of stories there is winners and losers. Jonathan Maberrys story and his narrator knock it out the park. Worth buying just for that. Proper scary. That guy has a voice born for horror. Other stories pale in comparison. Not the same quality as World War Z.

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