I have owned a hard copy of this book for ages, but it had been gatherng dust forever. My TBD (to be one) list is only consulted if I don't have something exciting, Sooooo Anita finally came to the top of the list.
I loved it!.
Anita Blake is both cynical and moral. Told in first person, Anita's sense of humor keeps the horror under control. The romance is light in the first book but it becomes more physical in later books. Kmberly Alexis, the narrator,is clear and consistent.
Fast paced action, well defined characters and intriguing definitions of the preternatural world combned to set me to reading, How much, you ask? I just fnished the first 11 n 13 days. Only 10 more to go!
I love to read. I just don't always have time. Thank God for Audibles, aye? Who knew daily chores could so much fun now?
I really like the Anita Blake character. She cracks me up with her random thoughts of sarcasm. I can not wait to listen to the next book.
Kimberly Alexis is wonderful and I would recommend any book read by her. However to explain my low rating for performance; There are these weird back ground sound effects that piped in periodiclly. I am not sure they add anything to the story but the sure did take away from my experience. Whatever their purpose, it failed. This would be my only complaint and I know I wouldn't have experienced them if I had read it myself.
I would recommend this series.
I'll just say this about Anita Blake series: it's very ,very good until you hit book 7, that's where everything goes cookoo. Its like Ms(or Mrs?) Hamilton suddenly hit puberty while dreaming a wild erotic dream as herself a nymphomaniac who needs at least three guys to satisfy her. Story gets lost and you catch yourself fast forwarding to peaces without sexual scenes and let me tell you this- it's hard to find them. Very frustrating for those of us who like action more then erotica. My point is this, read first seven and if you still like them, enjoy next 15 and good luck!
Violance, Vampires, and Guns
Edward, Edward was a complete bad ass.
The performance was ok. but the story is great.
Yes I wanted to listen to it straight through but sleeping gets in the way of things like that.
This is a great series for the first 6 or 7 books but then they just kinda go down hill from there.
I'm addicted to the Sookie Stackhouse books so this is another series that follows that supernatural genre. It's good, I'm looking forward to listening to more of this series
The narrator is good, the story is okay. There was something I didn't care for, maybe because I like the vampire stories where the vampires aren't creatures from hell. I would read the second book, but I am not dying to download it, but will if I run out of others. I guess I was expecting more of a Sookie Stackhouse type novel, and it is not!
Ughh! I LOVE this book. Love the characters. But Kimberley Alexis has to be the worst narrator in the audio book business. Accents are terrible, inflection is off and doesn't match the dialogue. There's no difference between the thoughts of Anita and her speech. For some reason Ronnie sounds like she's a character in Fargo. All the men sound like women. Didn't even try to change her pitch.
I recommend the book and the series highly. Get them on kindle or paper. Don't waste your credits like I did on this audio book.
I loved this book and this narrator. Unfortunately I HATE the narrator they replaced Kimberly Alexis with in the more recent releases. Audible in it's infinite wisdom will not set up a way for me to get those books out of my "recommendations based on previous ratings". Because I rated the early books so highly they feel that they HAVE to recommend the later books in the series based on those ratings. I've emailed Audible asking for a fix for this and got no response. At this point I don't think there is one book in my recommendations that I haven't already read/purchased someplace else or that I cannot stand the new narrators. So in order to get some new recommendations had to go back and trash a whole bunch of books that I love. This truly sucks and is something I did NOT want to do. I'm blaming this on Audible.