Blood is Thicker Than Lots of Stuff by Chris Tullbane

December 28th, 2022 Kimberly Review 10 Comments

28th Dec

Blood is Thicker Than Lots of Stuff by Chris Tullbane is the second audiobook in the Many Travails of John Smith. This urban fantasy series features a San Diego’s supernatural mediator, and struggling private investigator. In this episode, a simple cheating spouse case goes to the wolves. Snark, suspense and a motley cast of characters await you….

Blood is Thicker Than Lots of Stuff by Chris Tullbane
Blood is Thicker Than Lots of Stuff
by Chris Tullbane
Series: The Many Travails of John Smith #2
Narrator: Joel Richards
Length: 10 hours and 38 minutes
Source: Publisher
Purchase*: Amazon | Audible *affiliate
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"Messy divorce? Check.
Emotional stability of the involved parties? Questionable.
Possibility of bloodshed? High.
Yep; it was definitely starting to sound like one of my cases."

​In addition to being San Diego's supernatural mediator, John Smith is the city's least successful private investigator. Those two careers collide when what was supposed to be a simple infidelity case draws the attention of the local werewolf pack. John soon finds himself pressed into service mediating a separation between the pack's married leaders.

Even under normal circumstances, divorce is hell. But when werewolves are involved? It's murder.

Humor magical mystery urban

This is chalking up to be a fun series. John lives in his parent’s basement and is a private investigator in our world and a mediator for the supernatural world. He’s currently under the protection of the vampire house. John isn’t supernatural, but for some reason, he cannot be enthralled.

In Blood is Thicker Than Lots of Stuff, John is working on a simple cheating spouse case in the human world when things go sideways and he ends up in the middle of a werewolf problem that quickly becomes a vampire problem.

I am loving all the characters. From the vampires offering dating advice to Bill, the veggie demigod who leaves John with his ward, Jee Sun aka “Tiny Flower”, while he deals with business. The Vampire Queen was ready to pop John’s head off a few times, and I laughed as the tale gained speed and kept me entertained.

John impressed me with the way he handled things, even the Vampire Queen. He has zero finesse but his ideas aren’t bad. He honestly is an excellent negotiator, even if some of it is sheer luck.

This series is best read/listened to in the order of its release. We see character growth and the world building is ongoing, even if Tullbane does a stellar job of bringing new readers up to speed. It truly is a fun series.

Joel Richards narrates and brings both the story and characters to life. He hits on the humor perfectly while capturing the snark, suspense and tones of both characters and the storyline.

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About Chris Tullbane

Chris Tullbane

Chris Tullbane began as a gleam in someone’s eye, but birth and childhood were quick to follow. He’s been fortunate enough to live in Spain, Germany, and all over the United States of America, and is busy planning a tour of the distilleries of Scotland. He currently lives in Nevada with his angelic wife and ever-expanding whisky collection and occasionally ventures outside to peer upwards, mutter to himself about ‘day stars’, and then scurry back into the house. Chris is the author of two series; The Murder of Crows and The Many Travails of John Smith, as well as a collection of novelettes and stand-alone novels, Stories from a Post-Break World, which are set in the world of The Murder of Crows.

About Joel Richards

Joel Richards

Joel Richards was the kid who did crazy things just to have a good story to tell afterward. On deciding to make his affection his profession, he received a BFA in acting and a BA in English from the University of Utah, and later an MA in oral storytelling from East Tennessee State University. He has narrated over 150 audiobooks (fiction and nonfiction) and continues to tell his original stories to live audiences.

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10 Responses to “Blood is Thicker Than Lots of Stuff by Chris Tullbane”

  1. Lover of Romance

    Great review you have here! I am glad this one worked out so well for you and that the series as a whole is really well developed. I do love it when narrators really do the book justice.