Behind the Mic: On The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix, Read by Bahni Turpin
An Entirely Different Kind of Book Club
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What if your true crime book club devolved into an actual mystery—with vampires? Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Michele Cobb discuss this edgy story about darkness that lurks where we least expect it. There’s an air of disquiet in Bahni Turpin’s charming Southern drawl as she narrates as Patricia, a mother in a quiet town whose only excitement is getting together with her book club. Then an unassuming stranger moves to town, and the book club turns into a sisterhood of vampire slayers. Turpin’s delightful rendition of the ensuing gore, crisp expletives, and eerie suspense makes this horror story an enthralling listening experience.
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